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CSAC: Josh Barnett Failed First Random Drug Test in California State History
(mma.fanhouse.com)
There are still many questions that have been left unanswered in the wake of Josh Barnett's positive test for an anabolic steroid, which has forced Affliction to find a new opponent for Fedor Emelianenko on August 1. FanHouse spoke to the California State Athletic Commission's assistant executive officer, Bill Douglas, Wednesday evening to find out more about this situation and what it means for Barnett's MMA future in the United States.
Submitted Jul 23, 2009 1:33PM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMAjunkie.com Fight Biz Brief: TapouT partners with videogame "Tekken 6" for apparel line
(mmajunkie.com)
TapouT is taking its brand into the videogame market through a new multi-year partnership with game developer Namco Bandai Games. The companies announced a new alliance today at Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego. As part of the agreement, TapouT will design five co-branded T-shirts, which will appear as in-game customization options for characters in "Tekken 6," the latest installment of Namco's popular fighting game franchise. In addition to outfitting their "Tekken 6" fighters, players and fans will be able to wear their own Tekken 6 TapouT gear.
Submitted Jul 23, 2009 1:31PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Legislation would create state regulations for mixed martial arts
(enterprisenews.com)
BOSTON — Massachusetts has begun the process of opening the door to mixed martial arts, a sport that could be regulated here in time for the hosting of an Ultimate Fighting Championship event next summer. The state Senate voted Tuesday to approve regulations for the sport. Without such regulations in place, the industry-leading UFC organization will not stage one of it shows – shows that can generate millions of dollars in tourist spending.
Submitted Jul 23, 2009 9:22AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mainstream Media Missing Out on a Golden Opportunity
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 100 provided the mainstream media and other writers with a lot of fuel to bash the sport we so dearly enjoy every weekend. Specifically, Brock Lesnar's post-fight antics have garnered interest in a negative way from many sports outlets that simply don't understand the sport. I'm also inclined to believe their business doesn't understand that MMA is going to continue to grow, and those outlets aren't appealing to more readers by bashing it.
Submitted Jul 15, 2009 4:47PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mike Brown vs Jose Aldo at WEC 44 on Nov. 11 (source)
(graciemag.com)
Jose Aldo’s long-dreamed-of shot at the WEC featherweight crown has come. As discovered by GRACIEMAG.com, the Brazilian fighter will face Featherweight champion Mike Brown on November 11. “I found out the news yesterday, when I came to the gym to train. Dede [Andre Pederneiras] told me and I signed the contract. Now I’m just waiting for the day to get here,” said and excited Jose Aldo, exclusively to GRACIEMAG.com. The Nova Uniao black belt made it clear, however, that despite the good news, he will remain concentrated and focused solely on the challenge at hand. “I’m only going to feel fulfilled when I conquer the belt, we have to work hard and consistently, since I still have another rung to climb,” stated the fighter. “Mike Brown is a great athlete and he’s becoming more and more well-rounded as time goes by. He came over from wrestling and is really good at the style. His ground game has come a long ways. We’ll se. Now I’m going to travel with Marlon Sandro, my teammate, for the Sengoku final, August 2, and later when I return I’ll focus on training real hard and coming up with a good strategy,” he said. With 15 wins and only one loss in professional MMA, Aldo has had a successful campaign in the WEC, winning all five fights in the organization by knockout, three in the very first round. Mike Brown is undefeated since 2005, having won all four of his appearances in the WEC. His latest victim is former champion Urijah Faber, who he beat by unanimous decision in June of this year.
Submitted Jul 14, 2009 5:15PM by bbman182 - 22 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA
 
Dana White's UFC 100 Video Blog - Fight Day
(demandmma.com)
Follow the link to see Dana's video blog for the day of the fight, which includes up close and personal video of Dan Henderson knocking out Michael Bisping. Check it out!
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 8:59PM by BrutalKnockOut - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Around The World, MMA Heavyweight Division Suddenly Riveting
(mma.fanhouse.com)
In work places around the country, and indeed around the world, Monday morning water-cooler talk following the weekend at some point turned to UFC 100. And of course, those conversations eventually moved to UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who scored a second-round TKO over Frank Mir, and then outraged some by his postfight comments and actions. Around the world wide web, Lesnar was one of the most written-about topics.
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 3:18PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Did the Nevada State Athletic Commission Do an Adequate Job Drug Testing for UFC 100?
(bloodyelbow.com)
None of the fighters on the UFC 100 card were subjected to the Nevada State Athletic Commission's out-of-competition drug testing program, as confirmed by NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer on Sunday morning. Out-of-competition drug tests differ from the NSAC's usual drug tests in the sense that with the out-of-competition testing, fighters do not know when they are going to be tested ahead of time. Drug testing on the day of the weigh-in or the day of the fight is, of course, going to fail to detect a significant percentage of dopers because they will have had weeks to use advanced methods of flushing performance-enhancing drugs out of their bodies.
Submitted Jul 13, 2009 8:58AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Vitor Belfort, Matt Lindland Have No Problem Putting Past Behind
(mma.fanhouse.com)
LAS VEGAS -- When we last saw Vitor Belfort and Matt Lindland in the same scene together, it was with the former separating the latter from consciousness at Affliction's last event, January's Day of Reckoning show. Apparently, the two longtime MMA veterans had no problem putting the past behind them, as FanHouse obtained this photo of the onetime combatants together taken during UFC 100 week at the Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 10, 2009 2:15PM by emfleek - 5 comments
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World Mixed Martial Arts Awards set for 2009 nominations, "Oscars-style" awards ceremony
(mmajunkie.com)
Solidifying its standing as the most prestigious awards system in the sport of mixed martial arts, organizers for the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards today opened the nomination stage for this year's balloting. Organizers also announced a new addition to this year's awards: a Dec. 30 "Oscars-style" awards ceremony at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 1:28PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
STEINBEISS VS. JENSEN SET FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT 19
(mmaweekly.com)
The original bout was called off on the day of weigh-ins "due to a medical approval issue regarding (Ryan) Jensen," stated UFC officials at the time. Independent sources confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the alleged medical issue stemmed from Jensen's use of Adderall, which is not allowed under standard athletic commission rules. According to drugs.com, “Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. ... ...
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 11:58PM by MMA-San - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
FightMetric completes statistical breakdown of every UFC fight since November 2000
(mmamania.com)
Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of UFC 100, FightMetric (www.fightmetric.com), the world’s first comprehensive mixed martial arts statistics and analysis provider, announces the completion of the most extensive statistical breakdown of UFC fights in existence. “We are very proud to announce the completion of our modern UFC database,” said FightMetic creator Rami Genauer. “Every relevant offensive or defensive maneuver to ever take place since UFC 28 has now been documented. As MMA grows and becomes more mainstream, we’re proud to offer statistics on par with the best stats that exist for traditional sports like baseball and football.”
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 12:43PM by babytater03 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Report: Ricardo Arona returns for September bout with Marvin Eastman in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian submission ace and 12-time PRIDE veteran Ricardo Arono (13-5) is scheduled to fight for the first time in almost two-and-a-half years according to a new report from the Portuguese-language website SuperLutas.com. According to the report, Arona will face five-time UFC veteran Marvin Eastman on Sept. 12 at Bitetti Combat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 8:18AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White's UFC 100 Video Blog - Episode 1
(demandmma.com)
Check out the first installment in the Dana White video blog series, leading up to UFC 100!
Submitted Jul 5, 2009 10:08PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Pittsburgh's first MMA event draws the attention of UFC, though perhaps not as intended
(mmajunkie.com)
While Still Standing Productions, LLC recently conducted Pittsburgh's first MMA event, the organization may find itself needing to make a few changes before a announcing a second card. The Ultimate Cage Fighting Challenge has drawn the attention of the sport's biggest organization, the UFC, and a copyright infringement claim may be forthcoming. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner recently told the MMAjunkie.com Radio Network that the UFC was currently looking at potential action against the upstart organization. "We're always happy to see fans, and we love competition," Ratner told MMAjunkie.com. "There's nothing wrong with it. But there's some copyright infringement problems when they call themselves the UCFC.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 10:41PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Minnesota MAA's Greg Nelson happy in background as Brock Lesnar moves to forefront
(mmajunkie.com)
As the athletes of the UFC continue to gain attention, so, too, do the teams that help them prepare for each bout. While most hardcore fans can run off a quick list of the best trainers and academies in the sport, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy Head Instructor and Owner Greg Nelson's name doesn't always come directly to mind. And though UFC stalwarts Brock Lesnar, Sean Sherk and Brock Larson, among others, call the academy home, Nelson doesn't mind staying in the background.
Submitted Jul 4, 2009 10:39PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The Issues of Referee and Judge Certification
(mmapayout.com)
‘Showdown’ Joe Ferraro has an excellent piece up at Rogers Sportsnet that details his experience with ‘Big’ John McCarthy’s referee certification seminar, C.O.M.M.A.N.D. (Certification of Officials for Mixed Martial Arts National Development). The course is broken down into three areas and participants require a passing grade of 90 percent (at minimum in all three) to be certified. As it stands today, the course has a 75 percent failure rate, as participants simply do not make the grade to officiate or judge in MMA. Would-be referees must know and identify over 25 takedowns, 35 submissions, 25 positions and seven sweeps, reversals and transitions. They also must know the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts inside and out. After the identification of the aforementioned moves and keen knowledge of the unified rules, participants are also trained and tested on in ring / cage mechanics. This is comprised of what is required by an official before, during and after a bout. It’s not just about positioning (which is HUGE when refereeing) but dozens of other variables that are key to the safety of the athletes who put it all on the line. All of this knowledge is paramount for one to be proficient in officiating and without it I do not understand how commissions around the world allow men and women to step into the cage/ring and ref without proving they have this type of knowledge. If the four major sports leagues — the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL — mandate that officials are properly trained before being allowed to step onto the playing surface, why doesn’t MMA do the same? If this sport is expected to be taken seriously then this type of certification must be the bare minimum an athletic commission requires from an applicant prior to receiving their license to ref or judge.
Submitted Jul 1, 2009 5:38PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Frank Mir - Accident, UFC, Lesnar & Liddell
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Frank Mir - Accident, UFC, Lesnar & Liddell The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, TakeDown Wrestling Radio recently conducted an interview with interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Mir talks with Scott Casber about his training, Brock Lesnar and a variety of issues in mixed martial arts today. AUDIO:
Submitted Jun 30, 2009 5:55AM by nwowolfpack - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Drew Fickett Hits Bottom; Fight With Shannon Ritch Canceled Due to Intoxication
(cagepotato.com)
"The Master" was booked to face prolific submission victim Shannon Ritch at a Rage in the Cage event, and was barred from fighting because he showed up intoxicated. As Ritch explained on the UG: Its True... I showed up to fight, made weight- and waited for Drew. Drew finally showed up, saw him with the DR. Pre fight physcial and YEP- he was a little waisted. Police were out front they gave Drew a breath- a- lizer- I believe I heard them say he blew a .18 (2X the legal limit.)
Submitted Jun 29, 2009 10:01AM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Top Ten Euro Prospects
(sherdog.com)
For the first time in nine seasons, “The Ultimate Fighter” featured a country versus country theme between the United States and the United Kingdom. Even though critics were quick to point out that Team U.S.A might not have been the strongest this time around, two Brits won their weight divisions, proving that MMA has arrived in the Old World as well. The U.K. is, without a doubt, the most advanced territory in Europe when it comes to mixed martial arts fighting at this time. However, there are tons of very promising talent from the other 47 European countries as well. Sherdog.com has compiled a list of the top ten Euro prospects to look out for. Qualification criteria was a maximum age of 23 years and no contract with a major promotion yet.
Submitted Jun 25, 2009 3:38AM by Kpro - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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