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Rafael Lovato Jr Announces Intent to take MMA Fight in 2014
(bloodyelbow.com)
The best American-born BJJ fighter, Rafael Lovato Jr, announced on the Save Jiu Jitsu podcast his intent to fight MMA later this year.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 3:29PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Legendary Fedor Emelianenko doesn't approve of women's MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
He was the greatest heavyweight of his era but he doesn't approve of a big part of MMA today -- women fighting.
Submitted Jun 4, 2014 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jamie Varner Talks UFC 173, Call of Duty, King Mo and James Krause
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Former WEC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Jamie Varner recently talked with PunchDrunkGamer.com about his upcoming fight Saturday night at UFC 173 against James Krause, his new gym Impact MMA, Call of Duty, King Mo’s meltdown and short notice fights. Enjoy!

PDG: The UFC lightweight division is pretty stacked at the moment; what are thoughts on the division and the guys at the top that your are hunting down? Jamie Varner - It is very competitive and I would have to say it is the most competitive division in the UFC right now. In my opinion the top two guys in all of the UFC right now are Renan Barao and Jose Aldo and there is such a huge gap between those guys and the other guys in their divisions. Then you look at the lightweights – Anthony Pettis, Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez and you have five super talented fighters that you may only see once in a lifetime. So that is my top five and three of them are in the super competitive lightweight division and I feel like I should be right up there in the top ten and that is one reason that I am going to stop taking fights on short notice.
Submitted May 23, 2014 12:47PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Ben Askren considering retirement after One FC deal, says he is going to ‘try and do it the right way’
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren is pondering a potential retirement after he completes his One FC deal.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bob Sapp Retires After Stacking Up $10 Million
(bjpenn.com)
Longtime MMA Veteran Bob Sapp recently announced his retirement from the sport and explained his financial plan going forward.
Submitted May 19, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BCAC Bans TRT Exemptions Ahead Of UFC 174 PPV
(mmamania.com)
Leaving those who wish to continue the controversial treatment one less place to hide...
Submitted May 16, 2014 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rampage Confirms ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s Return To MMA
(bjpenn.com)
In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Rampage Jackson broke news that Mayhem Miller wants to return to fighting.
Submitted May 13, 2014 10:44PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
For fifth straight year, New York Senate approves MMA bill
(mmajunkie.com)
Yet again, the fate of MMA in New York rests with the state’s assembly.
Submitted May 13, 2014 10:24PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Despite interest in Roy Jones Jr. boxing match, Chris Lytle says there is no chance of an MMA comeback
(mmamania.com)
Sorry, fight fans, but when Chris Lytle turned the "Lights Out" on his MMA career, it was for good.
Submitted May 13, 2014 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cyborg Santos retires from MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
He'll never make the Hall of Fame, he never fought in the UFC, but Cyborg Santos made his mark in mixed martial arts.
Submitted May 8, 2014 9:47PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator CEO says new glove design has curbed hand injuries, offers tech to UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Bellator MMA Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney said he’s so blown away by how the organization’s new glove design has curbed hand injuries that he’s willing to share the technology with anyone, including its chief rival, the UFC.
Submitted May 3, 2014 10:15AM by isk - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BJJ wizard Braulio Estima won’t fight MMA again
(mmafighting.com)
Don’t expect to watch Braulio Estima compete in MMA ever again.
Submitted May 1, 2014 8:14PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC veterans to enter one-night, eight-man tournament at BattleGrounds MMA
(mmafighting.com)
One-night MMA tournaments are back. BattleGrounds MMA’s third edition will take place at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on June 27, and will feature a one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament, and four of those competitors are UFC veterans.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 11:40PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Karo Parisyan talks comeback, hints at friction between Ronda Rousey and old gym
(mmajunkie.com)
Karo Parisyan started fighting professionally when he was 14. Four months away from his 32nd birthday, he’s still waging a comeback.
Submitted Apr 28, 2014 8:58PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White co-signs Ronda Rousey, says Cyborg Justino once looked like 'Wanderlei Silva in a dress and heels'
(mmafighting.com)
There are a number of topics unrelated to any particular UFC event that still manage to crawl into and embed themselves as the key signpost of conversation. At the post-media day scrum with UFC President Dana White on Thursday, the seemingly perennial issue of Ronda Rousey fueding through the media with former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cyborg Justino filled just that role.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:32PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Jon Jones Changes Story About Homophobic ‘Hacked Phone’ Incident
(cagepotato.com)
Last week, Jon Jones lost his phone, a mysterious homophobic hacker found it, and then proceeded to fire gay slurs at a Swedish teenager on Instagram under Jones’s identity. At least, that’s the story Jones and his manager Malki Kawa tried to feed us. It seemed fishy from the beginning, and it probably doesn’t help that Jones has now decided to edit his story a little bit.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 3:52PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Hermes Franca Deported to Brazil After Serving Sentence for Sexual Abuse
(cagepotato.com)
Back in May 2011, UFC veteran Hermes Franca was arrested and charged with seven counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and two counts of unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree, after allegedly molesting one of his own jiu-jitsu students, who was under the age of 14. After posting a vague letter on the UG in which he claimed that his party lifestyle had led him to “failing as a husband, a father, a dreamer,” Franca pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful penetration and one count of first-degree sexual abuse, and was sentenced to 42 months in prison in January 2012.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 2:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
UFC and WSOF vet Gerald Harris announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Big-show vet Gerald Harris has called it a wrap on his eight-year pro fighting career.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 11:07AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
'Cyborg' Justino rep: Ronda Rousey attacks verbally because 'she can't physically'
(mmajunkie.com)
An attorney/adviser for Cristiane Justino said there’s probably a reason UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was so ruthless during a recent interview.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 5:55PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Chris Holdsworth Interview - Talks UFC 173, PS4 and Ludwig's Departure
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Speaking of that UFC 173 main card, one of your teammates, TJ Dillashaw is facing the UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. What do you think of that match-up? Chris Holdsworth: I think it is a great match-up and I think TJ has the best chance to win the belt out of all of the top contenders at 135lbs right now. Obviously I train with the guy, I know where he is at mentally and physically and I think he is going to win the belt. It is going to be a great fight, Barao’s record speaks for itself, he is undefeated in his last 32 fights, so he is definitely the man right now and he will be going in there the champ. TJ is going to have to use all skills to take the belt and it is great to experience to see what he is going through heading up to this fight. He was originally expected to face Takeya Mizugaki but after Chris Weidman got hurt and they had to move his fight, TJ gets a shot now. Before they announced it I was wondering now who is going to headline this card? Will it be a big draw for the rest of the card? Then I wake up one morning and I hear TJ Dillashaw is fighting for the title. He is a good friend of mine and he deserves this opportunity. PDG: Other big news has recently surfaced regarding your fight team, Team Alpha Male; Duane “Bang” Ludwig has announced that he will be leaving your team to open up his own gym/training center in Colorado. Do have any notions on what you will do when he leaves? Will you stay in Sacramento or make the move to Colorado? Chris Holdsworth: Yeah it sucks to see Duane leave, just because he is a great role model for me and he has been such a great coach. I got love for the guy. We spent a lot of time learning the Bang Muay Thai system, so it sucks that he is leaving and then we will be getting a new coach and stuff like that. But you have to do what is best for you and makes you happy and for him a big part of that is his family. I still plan on working with Duane and I want to keep him around in my life and my career. I am definitely staying out here in Sacramento but if I get the chance to go train with him in Colorado or have him take a trip out here, that is definitely going to happen.
Here is the rest of the interview - I think some of those guys will be re-locating to Denver.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:50PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
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