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NSAC's Keith Kizer Clarifies Jon Jones DQ
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon “Bones” Jones was disqualified following three illegal elbow strikes to the face of Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale” on Saturday night. The fight was stopped due to a deep laceration to the bridge of Hamill’s nose. There was confusion among spectators and the broadcast team after referee Steve Mazzagatti stopped the fight, wondering whether or not Jones, who dominated Hamill to that point, was the winner. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer fielded questions from the media during the post-fight press conference. He explained why the bout was ruled a disqualification and not a no contest, and confirmed there will be no disciplinary action taken against Jones. “At the end of the day, you had the illegal elbows that cut him up and had to be stopped. The only call you can make in that situation is disqualification,” Kizer told the media. “It was the referee stopping the fight due to the damage to Matt Hamill, to his face. “It was completely the referee’s call.”
Submitted Dec 7, 2009 9:32AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
 
Leites Wins in MFC Debut
(tsn.ca)
ENOCH, Alta. -- Brazilian middleweight Thales Leites won a unanimous decision over Dean (The Boogeyman) Lister in a dreary main event at MFC 23 on Friday night.
Submitted Dec 5, 2009 9:30PM by Gogoplatapus - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Steve Mazzagatti: I Won't Let Dana White Beat Me Down
(mma.fanhouse.com)
UFC President Dana White frequently rips referee Steve Mazzagatti, saying he has no business in the Octagon. Now Mazzagatti has responded, saying he's not going to let White get him down.
Submitted Dec 4, 2009 10:45AM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Are Mixed Martial Arts Dangerous?
(bit.ly)
There has been a lot of bad press surrounding MMA fights and the UFC. Many critics say that mixed martial arts are barbaric and gruesome and are nothing more than amateur street brawls. The beginning of the MMA movement in America and the inception of the UFC did not help matters at firs as they promoted the sport as the most violent combat sport available and only helped to further the negative serotype. Originally, MMA fights were banned in many states but after stricter rules were put in place and new UFC owners worked to change the barbaric stereotype, the MMA movement has gained huge popularity.
Submitted Dec 3, 2009 7:32PM by MaxOne - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira interested in fight with Forrest Griffin
(fiveknuckles.com)
"It would be a good fight. Forrest is an aggressive guy who fights on his feet, and I like that. He also has excellent Jiu-Jitsu and absurd wind. It would be a really good fight." -Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 8:57PM by TimW001 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jon "War Machine" Koppenhaver Goes Berserk at Porn Industry Party
(bloodyelbow.com)
..."This looked like something out of a bad Vince McMahon script as this guy War Machine went nuts and began taking everyone on at this party," The Vizier says. "We're talking multiple assaults and battery with the cops after him." "War Machine’s own agent, Derek Hay, looked to be the primary target with a couple of shots to the head. Mika Tan’s Ex was KO’d as well & sent to hospital." "I never saw anything like it," continued The Vizier. "War Machine was in kill mode. His fists were lethal weapons. Anyone who tried to get between him and Derek got taken down – hard."
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 8:00PM by Gogoplatapus - 34 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
CSAC takes stance on medical Marijuana
(mmaweekly.com)
The California State Athletic Commission recently issued a statement declaring its stance on Medical Marijuana as it relates to drug testing for athletes it licenses. The Commission made it clear that legal use via Proposition 215, also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, in California does not negate disciplinary action due to a positive drug test result in relation to events overseen by the CSAC. “The California State Athletic Commission's position is that Marijuana is a banned substance pursuant to Rule 303 and that any positive drug test may result in discipline,” read the statement. The Commission stated that a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Ross v. RagingWire Telecomm “found that an employer may discipline an employee for off-duty medical marijuana use.”
Submitted Nov 29, 2009 4:21PM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rogers won round 1 and should have finished Fedor on the ground
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
In this MMA Access feature, Mike Reilly from Team Bison (Brett Rogers’ head trainer) talked with PDG about Brett’s main event fight in Strikeforce, the training leading up to the fight and what is next for the formerly undefeated heavyweight.

PDG: You mentioned that before; that even though none of Brett’s fights had gone to the ground you guys had been working on his ground game extensively. Mike Reilly: That is my background and is really the base for a lot of the things that we do during training. Brett has very good round skills, he is extremely difficult to submit and so we weren't surprised at all about how Brett performed on the ground during the first round. We knew that Fedor’s best option was to stay in the half guard because if he made any effort to gain the full mount he would have been reversed. Brett did a good job getting back to the guard, reversing and then landing a couple of good shots. I think part of the problem in this fight was that our game plan consisted more of the standup game and maybe we should have surprised Fedor with more of an emphasis on the ground game.
Submitted Nov 26, 2009 4:07AM by nwowolfpack - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
Roger Huerta Is A Free Agent; Interested in bouts with Thomson, Melendez & Aoki
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Roger Huerta is officially in a position where he can entertain offers from promotions outside of the UFC following the completion of his contract with the promotion. According to a recent report from Loretta Hunt over at Sherdog.com, Huerta is now free to speak with other organizations, although the UFC is in a position where they have a right to match any deal offered to Roger through a rival promotion. “We’re free to negotiate with other organizations now, but the UFC has the right to match (any offer),” said Jeff Clark, Huerta’s manager over at NCFC Management. When asked if he has been approached by any promotion’s outside of the UFC, Clark stated, “We’ve had a lot of interest from different parties.”
Submitted Nov 25, 2009 1:40AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former WEC champ Mike Brown: "I've got to figure out what's next"
(mmajunkie.com)
Nearly an hour after dropping his WEC featherweight title to new champion Jose Aldo (16-1 MMA, 6-0 WEC), Mike Brown (22-5 MMA, 4-1 WEC) still seemed to be processing what had happened. Nevertheless, Brown took his turn in front of the media at Saturday night's WEC 44 post-event press conference and tried to figure out what went wrong. "I should have opened up more," Brown told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I think I was too conservative. Maybe more takedown attempts. I really have to see the tape." Brown was halted in the second frame of a five-round affair at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The loss was Brown's first in nearly four years, and the former champ had nothing but good things to say about the man that beat him. "[Aldo] is a fast, good striker," Brown said. "He hit me with some pretty good shots. His takedown defense was good. "I was a little weary to shoot double-legs on him because I know his knees are really good. Maybe I could have tried to mix it up and try that. I was trying to throw a shot, clinch and push him against the cage and take him down. It wasn't really working. He had good balance."
Submitted Nov 19, 2009 12:16PM by ncordless - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA
 
Gomi Visits AKA
(sherdog.com)
Takanori Gomi joined training practice with the fight team at American Kickboxing Academy on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif., Sherdog.com has learned. Bob Cook, one of AKA’s head trainers, said the Japanese striker “mostly grappled” with UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch, Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, Justin Wilcox, as well as with middleweight Trevor Prangley and UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez. The former Pride lightweight champion is in the U.S. reportedly to take meetings with both the UFC and Strikeforce. Cook is a consultant for Strikeforce. Gomi also attended the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto boxing match last Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of Japan’s biggest attractions during the Pride era, Gomi dropped back-to back losses against Sergey Golyaev and Satoru Kitaoka in Sengoku, but rebounded in the last half of 2009 with victories over Takashi Nakakura in Shooto and Tony Hervey in Vale Tudo Japan 2009 in late October. Gomi carries a third-round submission loss to UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn from October 2003.
Submitted Nov 17, 2009 11:47PM by TimW001 - 0 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, General MMA
 
Eiler's Killer Sentenced
(ktvb.com)
CALDWELL -- A Nampa man accused of killing his stepson last Christmas will spend up to 15 years in prison. Back in September, a Canyon County jury convicted 48-year-old James Malec of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 30-year-old Justin Eilers. Eilers was a pro mixed-martial arts fighter and former Nampa High School wrestler. Deputies say Malec shot Eilers in a disturbance that escalated during a family gathering on Christmas night 2008. ...
Submitted Nov 14, 2009 2:24AM by MMA-San - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous, Fight Camp / Team
 
Nogueira vs. Velasquez Now Set For UFC 108
(mmaweekly.com)
A heavyweight showdown between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez has been confirmed for UFC 108 in Las Vegas. The possibility of the bout arose last week when Nogueira’s manager talked about the fight to SportTV. MMAWeekly.com has since been able to confirm the bout with multiple sources, who say it will happen on Jan. 2. ...
Submitted Nov 9, 2009 4:27PM by MMA-San - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
The gogoplata guy: Even if retirement sticks, Brad Imes left his mark on MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
When Brad Imes graduated high school, it would've been ridiculous for someone to suggest he would one day be known as a nimble heavyweight who would pull off one of the most unique and fascinating feats in all of mixed-martial-arts. At the time, in June 1995, Imes was a 5-foot-10, 165-pound reserve football player in Columbia, Mo. Within two years, Imes would be 6-feet-7 and 290 pounds. Even more, by the time he was a year out of the University of Missouri, where he walked on the school's football team before earning a scholarship as an offensive lineman, he cut his 40-yard dash time to 4.85 seconds and increased his vertical jump from 24 inches to 33 inches. If you're looking for a reason why Imes recently pulled off two gogoplata submissions in consecutive fights — a seemingly impossible task, particularly in the heavyweight division of MMA — consider his growth. He was a flexible, quick football player who needed to grow into his body to be comfortable. Because of it, Imes has become famous in the MMA world, almost like Bigfoot.
Submitted Nov 8, 2009 8:02PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fighters Convene in Las Vegas for UFC/WEC Summit
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
While crossing paths with a Mixed Martial Artist in Las Vegas may not be an overly infrequent occurrence, the odds are certainly up for any fans visiting Sin City this week thanks to a Zuffa summit involving numerous fighters from both the UFC and WEC. Representatives from the dual promotions included, but were not limited to, notable names such as Mauricio Rua, Yoshihiro Akiyama, “Minotauro” Nogueira, Rogerio Nogueira, Frank Edgar, Miguel Torres, Nate Diaz, Urijah Faber, Demian Maia, Tom Lawlor, Joe Lauzon, Mark Coleman, Mike Swick, Danny Castillo, Matt Serra, Muhsin Corbbrey, Frank Trigg, Junior dos Santos, Ben Henderson, and head-honchos Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta.
Submitted Nov 3, 2009 7:58PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The MMA Bad Boy: Charles Bennett wants you to meet a kinder, gengtler "Kid Kaos"
(mmajunkie.com)
There was a lot of noise in the background. "What was the question?" said Charles Bennett, the man better know in the mixed-martial-arts world as Krazy Horse, even though he would now prefer to be known as Kid Kaos. Bennett was getting his hair done. He was in Oklahoma to attend his roommate's fight, and he wanted to make sure that he continued what he considers his new image – cleaner (or, as he put it, "cuter, funnier, funner") and a role model for younger fighters and kids. So, he can't have his hair being crazy. He got it braided, nice and neat. Like he wants to be now. The question was on that line, kind of. After all that he's been through – the drug sales, arrests, move to MMA, theatrics, back flips, crazy hair, gold teeth – what does he think about his future in MMA? He is, after all, a 10-year veteran now at 30 years old.
Submitted Nov 1, 2009 8:04PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Pedro Rizzo reflects on career turning point
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Pedro Rizzo was a big name in the early years of mixed martial arts, feared by opponents and loved by fans for his hard-hitting style and savage leg kicks that used to crumple his opponents to the mat. He hols wins over the likes of Mark Coleman, Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski, yet is an unknown to some of the newer MMA fans. He was 11-1 in his career before meeting Randy Couture twice in back-to-back fights and suffering losses changed his life and derailed his career. In a recent talk with Brazilian MMA television show Sensei SporTV, he reflected on his decision loss in the first of his fights with Couture.
Submitted Oct 30, 2009 10:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Is the MMA Talent Pool Drying Up?
(bloodyelbow.com)
There were 190 middleweights and 81 light heavyweights who showed up cauliflower ears and all in hopes of becoming the next "Ultimate Fighter." ... UFC president Dana White called it a low turnout and said he was looking to recruit three or four fighters that day. After season nine's tryouts drew 700 welterweight and lightweights, he was perplexed by the drop-off. "It's very weird," he said. "You would think right now in these hard economic times... I thought this would be the biggest turnout we ever had."
Submitted Oct 30, 2009 8:33PM by IriShame - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
 
Randy Couture wants Ricky Hatton to make the jump to MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture talked about wanting British boxing superstar, Ricky Hatton to make the jump to MMA. If interested, Randy says he's willing to help the former boxing world champion with the transition: "I am a big fan of Ricky Hatton. He is a fantastic fighter. I could get him up to speed on the ground wrestling part of it, while he could take advantage of his boxing talent."
Submitted Oct 29, 2009 8:37PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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