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Cesar Gracie: I could prepare Jose Canseco for Herschel Walker in three months
When former baseball star and "Bash Brother" Jose Canseco called out Herschel Walker on his official Twitter account recently, fans and media dismissed it as a publicity stunt.But Canseco has at least one man in his corner should he decide to make good on his wish to fight Walker: Cesar Gracie.
Submitted Feb 7, 2010 10:49AM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA
Wisconsin Signs MMA Regulation Bill Into Law
Wisconsin became the 43rd state to sanction mixed martial arts when Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law a bill to regulate the sport. The state's Department of Regulation and Licensing will govern the fights, adding MMA to its duties overseeing pro boxing contests. Unlike other states, Wisconsin's law passed through the legislative process in just a few months. The bill was first introduced in September 2009.
Submitted Feb 5, 2010 11:03AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Tapout Opens Charles "Mask" Lewis Theater
TapouT officials on Monday night opened the Charles “Mask” Lewis Theater at it’s headquarters in Grand Terrace, Calif., and held it‘s inaugural event, a premiere of the movie "Unrivaled.” Named in honor of the company’s late co-founder, Charles Lewis Jr., who was tragically killed in a Newport Beach car crash in March, the 92-seat theater features tiered, stadium style seating behind a front row of leather seats. It is gladiator-themed with columns and two lion heads on each side of the screen and a chariot podium that sits in the center of a small speaking stage.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 8:36AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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CCF president Lino Santoro speaks out about use of modified MMA rules in Edmonton
Colleseo Championship Fighting President Pasqualino Santoro spoke with MMAcanada recently about his request to the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to use the international modified rules of MMA, as opposed to the unified rules of mixed martial arts. As well we discussed the controversy surrounding the decision by the Edmonton commission to sanction his CCF V: Resurrection event February 27th.
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 5:36PM by Gogoplatapus - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
NY Secretary of State advocates for MMA
New York Times Letters to the Editor In “A Leaner Budget for Lean Times” (editorial, Jan. 20), you call mixed martial arts, which Gov. David A. Paterson is proposing to legalize, “controversial.” In fact, the sport is not only legal in all but eight states, but if it should come to New York, our State Athletic Commission already has the mechanisms in place to ensure that such competitions follow the highest guidelines of health and safety.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 9:01AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Afflictions motion to dismiss Fedor lawsuit denied
Fedor Emelianenko and his promotional team survived a first-round attack Monday in a legal battle that pits them against their former business partner, Affliction Entertainment. Affliction’s attorney, Michael Bassiri, confirmed to Sherdog.com that a Los Angeles federal judge had denied Affliction’s motion to dismiss several claims made in a breach of contract lawsuit filed Oct. 28 by Emelianenko and M-1 Global. The case is set to go to trial on Nov. 16.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 9:00AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Corey Hill Wins in Return From Leg Injury
Corey Hill, a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 5 and former UFC lightweight, returned to action on Saturday for the first time since suffering a gruesome leg fracture to end a December 2008 UFC bout against Dale Hartt, defeating Jason Trzewieczynski by unanimous decision in a featured contest at Raging Wolf 6 in Niagara Fall, New York. UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti was also victorious at the event, topping The Ultimate Fighter 8 contestant Shane Primm by unanimous decision. Glad he's doing well...
Submitted Jan 24, 2010 11:11PM by scoozna - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
10 Brazilians to Watch in 2010
One of the traditional hotbeds for mixed martial arts talent, Brazil produced a number of major champions in 2009. Jose Aldo (World Extreme Cagefighting), Lyoto Machida (UFC), Bibiano Fernandes (Dream) and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Strikeforce) took their place alongside Anderson Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Wanderlei Silva and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who had long ago secured their places in the sport’s Brazilian pantheon. To whom do we look in 2010? Sherdog.com has compiled a list of 10 undiscovered Brazilian fighters who have yet to break through onto the international stage. Keep an eye on them.
Submitted Jan 24, 2010 8:40AM by ncordless - 3 comments
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Whoa..."Krazy Horse" Bennett Assaulted a Teammate with a Piece of Steel?
Remember when we said it would make for a better story if "Krazy Horse" Bennett's arrest for battery had actually happened at the gym where he trains? Well, in this case 'better' means much, much worse. According to details on the situation that Sherdog.com acquired from a representative of the FIT NHB gym where the incident took place, Bennett assaulted a teammate with a length of steel during a training session and had to be restrained by other fighters in the gym.
Submitted Jan 21, 2010 12:50PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
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Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett arrested ... yet again
Controversial lightweight fighter Charles Bennett (22-16-2) has run afoul of the law once again -- he was arrested for felony aggravated battery on Monday (Jan. 18), according to Sherdog.com.Bennett was taken into custody at the FIT NHB gym where he trains and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
Submitted Jan 20, 2010 9:38AM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Minowaman receives a Super Hulk championship belt from a nine year-old girl
To the dismay of Minowaman fans the world over, Fighting and Entertainment Group had no official belt to be strapped around the waist of the Super Hulk Tournament winner. No other fan felt the urgency and compulsion to reward the always entertaining Minowaman with a much-deserved belt than "Moeka." Moeka, a nine-year old girl from Saitama, crafted a championship belt emblazoned with the word, "super human" and gifted it to Minowaman.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 8:47PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Report: New York Governor to Endorse MMA Legalization in Budget Proposal This Month
ALBANY - Gov. Paterson is set to propose legalizing ultimate fighting and its controversial steel-cage matches to help wrestle the state's fiscal woes.
Submitted Jan 11, 2010 10:29AM by hate4thestate - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
MMA Quick Quote: Murilo Bustamante wants to return to fighting in 2010
“Surely it cheers me up. I have got plans of fighting in 2010 and let’s see how it will work. I’m preparing myself, I’m in Brazil also to train and get into the pace. We’re studying proposals and let’s see what happens. There’s nothing set but I have been training to fight whereas last year I didn’t have the time to prepare properly, just training with kimono and giving classes.” -- Former UFC champion Murilo Bustamante is back in Brazil from United States where he has expanded the Brazilian Top Team headquarters.
Submitted Jan 11, 2010 2:39AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Quinton Jackson sentenced today to three years probation for July ‘08 Newport Beach rampage
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson can breathe a little bit easier today, after an Orange County judge struck down his felony conviction of evading police for the high-speed hijinks that ensued back in July 2008 in Newport Beach. He’ll do his time via three years probation for misdemeanor reckless driving, instead.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 7:28PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Former NCAA Champ and Lesnar Sparring Partner Cole Konrad has Sights on Early-2010 Debut
Could a former two-time NCAA heavyweight champion be on the verge of crossing over to mixed martial arts? If sources are to be believed, yes. FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that Cole Konrad, who finished first in the NCAAs in 2006 and 2007 in the 285 lbs. division and proceeded Brock Lesnar on the University of Minnesota wrestling team, is set to make his MMA debut early this year. And according to sources close to the fighter, his debut could come as soon as this month.
Submitted Jan 8, 2010 2:59PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Dynamite!! 2009 Preview: Quote of the Day: Tatsuya Kawajiri Asks the Ref To Be Ready
"Referees, be sure to step in and stop the fight on time tomorrow, because I might get carried away in the moment and my many punches may end up destroying my opponent."
Submitted Dec 30, 2009 6:13PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Mousasi says training “Not Good” for upcoming Dynamite! contest
Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi recently spoke with the Japanese press about his upcoming fight against Gary Goodridge. When questioned about his training leading up to the fight, Mousasi was very candid in saying that it was “Not good.” Mousasi went on to explain that leading up to the event, he was unsure if the fight would be contested under K-1 kickboxing or MMA rules.
Submitted Dec 30, 2009 6:10PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Gary “The Gatekeeper” Goodridge: Gegard Mousasi is a kid, I am an adult
Staying true to form with a long history of booking match-ups at the last moment, the officials from “Dynamite!! 2009” have recently booked a bout between Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi and Gary Goodridge with just a few days leading up to the event.
Submitted Dec 30, 2009 1:38AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Couture, Nogueira, Ortiz, Silva, St-Pierre, White attending World MMA Awards
While the 2009 World MMA Awards was already a highly anticipated year-end event, the confirmed list of attendees recently released for the black-tie gala added even more excitement. A star-studded cast of confirmed presenters and award nominees was released Monday, and it included legendary UFC fighters Randy Couture, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Tito Ortiz, Wanderlei Silva and Georges St-Pierre, as well as UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Dec 29, 2009 8:21PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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