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The Five Rounds Debate: Fighter Safety & Casual Fan Interest
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday, our own Mike Fagan posted an article reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission will decide on some new rules for MMA on August 17th. One of the rule changes set to be voted on by the NSAC is to increase rounds within "special events" to five rounds at the discretion of the NSAC. This will most likely be in response to a request from the promotion. The criteria for which a bout falls under the "special" criteria has yet to be mentioned by the NSAC.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 11:24AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fred Ettish to Return!
(sherdog.com)
Here's one for the veteran Fan. The Long-Ridiculed Cult Figure Hopes to Exercise his Cage Demons, at 53 years of Age. Maybe they can get Keith Hackney or someone to face him.
Submitted Jul 28, 2009 9:58AM by jahdoug - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, UFC
 
NSAC Considering Five Round Non-Title Fights
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to MMA Junkie, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to fine tune their ruleset when they convene on August 17th. NSAC has provided a copy of the potential changes here. Among the changes, NSAC proposes to increase leniency with regards to length of bouts. Here's the text (bold indicates proposed change):
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 4:39PM by emfleek - 25 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tito Ortiz Sees the Writing on the Wall
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Tito Ortiz, my man. I have been an Ortiz fan all my life and say what you will about the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, he’s no dummy. Ortiz is one of the most intelligent fighters in the world when it comes to business sense and it’s one of the main reasons him and Dana White butt heads so often. The two are actually a lot alike.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 1:34PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: ‘Rampage is playing himself’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
What really happened between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently?
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 10:23AM by scobac - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
NSAC To Vote On Rule Changes In August
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to vote on a handful of proposed regulatory changes when it convenes for a Regulation Hearing on Aug. 19. And while a number of potential changes will be up for vote at the meeting, perhaps most interesting to MMA fans is the potential institution of limited instant replay. If the vote passes, it will be implemented immediately according to NSAC head Keith Kizer.
Submitted Jul 27, 2009 8:50AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Frank Trigg dissolves Triggonomics, signs three-fight deal with Silver Star Clothing
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Frank Trigg (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) recently made the difficult decision to dissolve his six-year-old Triggonomics clothing line and focus full-time on his return to MMA's premier organization.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:58PM by scobac - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Stephan Bonnar earns UFC approval, launches NGAUGE INC., with Dana White's blessing
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar's 2005 bout "The Ultimate Fighter" finale bout with Forrest Griffin will forever be a part of UFC history. Now Bonnar is looking to help capture that moment in UFC history – along with a handful of others – with a new line of products.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:56PM by scobac - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ray Mercer vs. Marcus "Conan" Silveira in works for upstart Fight Time Promotions
(mmajunkie.com)
When former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer (1-0) knocked out former UFC champion Tim Sylvia (24-6) in just nine seconds in June, many MMA observers felt it signaled the end of the line for "The Maine-iac." But for the 48-year-old Mercer, the quick win will apparently signal the beginning of a run in mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:54PM by scobac - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 Global Ready To Negotiate With UFC
(mmafrenzy.com)
Though negotiations between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC have apparently not begun yet, it appears both sides are willing to meet with hopes of bringing the top-ranked heavyweight into the Octagon.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:50PM by scobac - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
M-1 Global: Fedor will return to action ‘as soon as possible’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
M-1 Global, a partner to Affliction in promoting the recently cancelled “Trilogy” event, has recently issued a sincere open apology to the fans that were planning on watching the highly anticipated show.
Submitted Jul 26, 2009 12:45PM by scobac - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White: UFC to hold press conference on July 31 to announce "a lot of crazy things"
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is on the verge of some major announcements. During a guest spot today on the ESPN 1100 Radiothon, a 24-hour fundraiser for The Caring Place cancer charity, UFC president Dana White said the organization will soon hold a major press conference, tentatively planned for July 31. He referenced the media event when asked about reports of Affliction halting operations and becoming a UFC sponsor, the possibility of the UFC acquiring Affliction contracts, whether or not Fedor Emelianenko could be signed to the UFC, and whether a rumored deal with ESPN could come to fruition. "We're working on some big things," White said without going into specifics. "It's going to be a lot of crazy things. ... There will be a laundry list of things addressed."
Submitted Jul 25, 2009 9:19AM by XblacksheepX - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar in The UFC Just Got More Likely
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar, a battle between the generally recognized heavyweight champion of MMA and the superstar heavyweight champion of the UFC, would be the biggest fight in the history of mixed martial arts. It may never happen, but it just got more likely.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 4:19PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction Officialls Cancells Trilogy
(sherdog.com)
A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction “Trilogy,” which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. SI.com reported the news Friday morning, and Sherdog.com has confirmed it. The cancellation -- which could spell the end of Affliction's year-long run as a mixed martial arts promotion -- comes on the heels of heavyweight Josh Barnett's failed drug test, which forced him out of the “Trilogy” main event against Fedor Emelianenko on Wednesday. Barnett, 32, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 24, 2009 1:10PM by TimW001 - 41 comments
Filed under: Affliction, General MMA
 
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
 
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