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Miller's Time: No More Goofing Off For 'Mayhem'
(mmaweekly.com)
Jason “Mayhem” Miller says the days of monkeying around in the ring are done. A decision loss to submission ace Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza in Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix woke him up. The "Bully Beatdown" host realized his attitude was costing him fights.
Submitted May 20, 2009 2:56PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White's UFC 98 Video Blog - Episodes 1 and 2
(demandmma.com)
Check out Dana White's video blogs as he meets up with fans during the midnight release of UFC 2009: Undisputed, and gets left an interesting message on the sidewalk. In the second video, Dana makes an appearance on the Opie and Anthony show, hangs out with Jimmy Fallon, and more.
Submitted May 20, 2009 1:27PM by BrutalKnockOut - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
The End Of WAMMA? Miletich & Caplan Step Down
(mmajunkie.com)
It could be the first WHAM-O for WAMMA today. Two of the organization's founding members, Vice President of Fighter Relations & MMA pioneer Pat Miletich and interim COO Sam Caplan have both resigned from WAMMA today, raising questions about the future of MMA's first sanctioning body.
Submitted May 19, 2009 6:35PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Heath Herring Out of UFC 99
(demandmma.com)
Heath Herring is battling an illness that will keep him out of the gym, and the co main event spot for UFC 99 is now empty.
Submitted May 19, 2009 5:39PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Promotions and the Use of Exclusive Fighter Agreements in MMA
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Promotions use exclusive fighter agreements to carefully and comprehensively describe the rights and responsibilities of fighters under contract with the organization. Generally, these exclusive agreements address key business conditions a promotion wishes to clearly define in the event the conditions are not met. Promotions are big businesses and the sophistication of their business agreements reflect this reality. MMA business is no longer based on a handshake. In fact, in many instances, the exclusive fighter agreement is just one of several a promotion will use. Bout agreements and standard fighter contracts governed by state athletic commissions and/or other governing bodies are also used to strictly define the roles of the parties, the term of the business agreement, the scope of the deal (which can be very broad) and the consequences for breach. Following are just some of the key provisions one could expect to find in an exclusive fighter agreement:
Submitted May 19, 2009 1:55PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Nick 'The Goat' Thompson Moving Up To 185
(mmaweekly.com)
Six months ago, Nick “The Goat” Thompson thought he was a fighter with a law degree. But when fights stopped coming in the last half of 2008, he wondered if he was the opposite. “I’ve got this $100,000 degree, I’ve been paying on that, and I can’t find any fights,” said Thompson. “It doesn’t really matter how good you are if you can’t find fights. The law was looking a lot more attractive an option.”
Submitted May 19, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Time Warner Possibly Dropping MMA-friendly HDNet
(mmapayout.com)
Time Warner and HDNet have reached an impasse in coming to terms on a new carriage agreement and the result is the possible dropping of the high definition channel effective May 31st. The drop would affect the more than 1 million HDNet subscribers through TW nationwide. This would be a sizable chunk of the 15 million subscriber base for HDNet. HDNet Co-founder Mark Cuban spoke with MMA Fanhouse and held out hope for a resolution: “We are still in discussions,” Cuban said via e-mail. “The best thing fans can do is call their local Time Warner general manager and tell them that. They love HDNet and would be upset if its taken off.”
Submitted May 19, 2009 12:47AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
MMA regulation coming to Indiana
(theheraldbulletin.com)
The state of Indiana appears to be headed toward full regulation for the sport of mixed martial arts. Senate Bill 160 was drafted primarily by Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn. It has been ratified, and regulation for MMA will take effect on the first day of July. According to mmafacts.com, MMA is currently regulated in 32 states. A bill to add Hawaii to the list has passed that state’s legislature and is scheduled to go into effect later this year. There are seven remaining states that do not regulate the sport. They are: New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Connecticut. However, in the case of Connecticut, the Mohegan Sun casino is on an Indian reservation and has run MMA shows. There are also five states that have no athletic commission for MMA or boxing. Those are Alaska, Alabama, Wyoming, South Dakota and Maine. Full regulation is a move those in the sport feel is necessary.
Submitted May 18, 2009 2:18PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Lyoto Machida and the Revenge of Karate
(sherdog.com)
Saturday, Lyoto Machida may well wind up finishing what Minoki Ichihara started. Ichihara, if not the pioneering karateka to step into a mixed-rules ring, was certainly the first to do it for the benefit of a television satellite truck. An elite daido juku fighter in Japan -- a hybrid of judo and kyokushin karate -- Ichihara admitted himself in the 16-man draw of the second Ultimate Fighting Championship in March 1994.
Submitted May 18, 2009 1:23PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Charges Against Jeff Monson Dropped, Ex-Girlfriend Still Might Be in Trouble
(cagepotato.com)
Despite Jeff Monson's commitment to anarchy and breaking stuff, the American legal system cut the wandering MMA fighter some slack recently, dismissing the charges against him for the grandfather clock-bashing domestic dispute he got himself into back in January.
Submitted May 16, 2009 1:06AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
CORRECTION: Leopoldo Charged for Possession of Marijuana
(sherdog.com)
In a Feb. 17, 2009, article titled "Update: Leopoldo Arrested for Methamphetamine," Sherdog reported that UFC veteran Kimo Leopoldo had been arrested "for two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property." The article stated that "Leopoldo tested positive for methamphetamine at the Tustin Police Department station" and that "a search of the fighter's car" produced "a baggie containing 'a small amount' of the drug." Sherdog's reporting on the matter was based upon a diligent and thorough investigation consistent with the highest journalistic standards, and the referenced information was obtained directly from police sources named in the story. However, Sherdog has since been advised that the information provided to Sherdog by those sources may have been erroneous. Sherdog is now informed that Leopoldo did not test positive for methamphetamine. Sherdog is also now informed that although methamphetamine was found in the car, Leopoldo was not the owner of the vehicle. Accordingly, Leopoldo has been charged only with possession of marijuana.
Submitted May 14, 2009 7:36AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
American Top Team Camp Report
(mmaweekly.com)
The top athletes at American Top Team continue to grow and get big fights each and every day. From Thiago Alves taking his shot at Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100 for the UFC welterweight title, to Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante fighting Tatsuya Kawajiri in Dream later this month, the Florida based American Top Team produces some of the best talent in the mixed martial arts world. Beyond the names already mentioned, the team also boasts a slew of talented fighters that will likely be hitting the main stage of the UFC, Strikeforce, or another organization very soon.
Submitted May 13, 2009 3:07PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rising from the Slums
(sherdog.com)
In Brazil, where an estimated 50 million people live in favelas, or slums, it’s common for a child to dream of changing his or her life through sports. In years past, kids have aspired to follow in the footsteps of soccer idols like Romário and Ronaldo, both of whom were born in the Rio de Janeiro favelas. Nowadays, the popularity of mixed martial arts in Brazil and the growth of its international market have attracted more athletes from these poor communities who aim to become the next Wanderlei Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira or Anderson Silva. *one of the best reads in a long time*
Submitted May 12, 2009 2:02PM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Cung Le Not Ready To Ditch Real Fighting
(mmaweekly.com)
Cung Le may be on his way to movie stardom, but he still wants to get in the cage. This year, the Strikeforce middleweight champion will have four movies in the can. Fighting, with Channing Tatum, was released last month. Pandorum, with co-star Dennis Quaid, is due Sept. 4. Video game adaptation Tekken is undergoing final touches. True Legend, with legendary fight coordinator Woo Ping, is in production. Between takes, he sneaks in workouts, trying to stay in shape for an eventual return to the cage.
Submitted May 12, 2009 1:44PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gabe Ruediger Returns, Leaving Past Behind
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into 2009, former WEC lightweight champion Gabe “Godzilla” Ruediger was on a downslide. After a controversial stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 5,” bad tidings with his former team and a neck injury forced him on a rollercoaster ride of wins and losses.
Submitted May 12, 2009 1:43PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Thales Leites Steps in for Injured Rousimar Palhares at UFC 101
(demandmma.com)
Thales Leites starts his quest back to the title pretty quickly following a defeat at the hands of Anderson Silva, as he steps in for the injured Rousimar Palhares at UFC 101.
Submitted May 11, 2009 4:06PM by BrutalKnockOut - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Shawn Thompkins Suggests Rift With Wanderlei
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Xtreme Couture coach Shawn Tompkins appears to have had something of a fall-out with Wanderlei Silva, judging by recent comments. "With Wanderlei and I, we've worked together before -- we worked together with the Keith Jardine fight," Tompkins told MMA FanHouse. "We're great friends, I just think we have different ideas on what a training schedule should be. Tompkins suggested that Silva had a more relaxed approach to training than was required, prompting to the two to part ways.
Submitted May 10, 2009 2:56PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction's Tom Atencio on MMA fight with UFC's Dana White: "Let's do it"
(mmajunkie.com)
On June 27, at an Ultimate Chaos event in Mississippi, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio (1-0) will make his second appearance as a professional mixed-martial-arts fighter. During a recent press conference for the event, Atencio seemed to hint he wanted to fight UFC President Dana White sometime in the future. On Friday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Atencio left no doubts. He's ready to fight White, and he thinks it would be "huge" for both fight executives.
Submitted May 10, 2009 2:52PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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