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Manhoef Booked Up, But Open To Offers
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Sunday told MMAWeekly.com he was eyeing Dutch terror Melvin Manhoef for a spot on one of the 10 Showtime cards expected for the San Jose-based organization in 2009. Heavy-handed former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler was a front-runner as an opponent, and manager Monte Cox said on Tuesday that there had been “discussions” about a possible bout in April and May, Strikeforce’s first shows planned for the premium cable network. “I mean, wouldn’t that be a great fight?” Coker said from Los Angeles. However, Simon Rutz, Manhoef’s manager, said his client's schedule ruled out an appearance on the spring/summer cards. Manhoef’s next commitment was a possible appearance in a K-1 fight against Gohkan Saki on March 28 in Japan, followed by a Showtime-broadcast fight at the Amsterdam Arena against Stephan Leko on May 16.
Submitted Feb 13, 2009 1:43AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Drysdale tests out role as player-coach
(sports.yahoo.com)
A few moments before the weigh-in for UFC 86 was to begin at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson spotted a reporter standing about 100 yards away. The moments before a weigh-in are when a fighter is usually at his crankiest. He’s sick of not being able to eat, sick of having to sweat weight off, and the pressure of the fight is beginning to build. Normally, he just wants to be left alone. Stevenson, though, ran over in a dead sprint. He was eager to introduce his new jiu-jitsu coach, 2007 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling world champion Robert Drysdale. “This guy is the best ever,” Stevenson said exuberantly.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:33AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia in talks to fight former boxing champ Ray Mercer
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Long-time MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox is looking to think out of the box for his next Adrenaline MMA shows as he is involved in negotiations to finalize the first-ever MMA rules matchup between a former heavyweight champions in MMA and boxing. Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that an Adrenaline event tentatively scheduled for May 30 in Atlantic City, N.J. could be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 46-year old former WBO heavyweight champion “Merciless” Ray Mercer.
Submitted Feb 12, 2009 1:24AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Former UFC fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver arrested on battery charges in Las Vegas
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Former UFC welterweight Jon Koppenhaver, now legally known as War Machine, has found himself in more legal trouble. A source speaking on the condition of anonymity informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com early Monday morning that Koppenhaver had been arrested by Las Vegas Metro Police over the weekend. Jay Rivera, a representative with the Public Information Office of the Metro Police Department, confirmed that Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver was arrested Saturday, February 8 at approximately 4 a.m. local time. According to Rivera, a citizen’s arrest was made of Koppenhaver on charges of misdemeanor battery.
Submitted Feb 10, 2009 1:30AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cyborg signs with strikeforce, Carano fight in talks
(sherdog.com)
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos agreed to a world-exclusive, four-fight deal over the weekend with the promotion, which landed a multi-year agreement last week to broadcast up to 16 events a year on Showtime, along with an additional four shows on CBS.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 4:24PM by loller90278 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock: A lifetime of work has earned me this chance
(mmajunkie.com)
Ken Shamrock's days as an elite-level fighter are over. The 45-year-old is comfortable admitting to that reality. But as Shamrock (26-13-2) recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), "The World's Most Dangerous Man" feels he has done enough for the growth of MMA to warrant his continued pursuit of an active career.
Submitted Feb 8, 2009 3:01PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Roy Jones Jr. Plans Boxing/MMA Event for March 21
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Seth Petruzelli, Bobby Lashley, and other mixed martial artists are scheduled to fight on the undercard of Roy Jones' next bout against Omar Sheika. AOL Fanhouse has the details:
Submitted Feb 7, 2009 5:32PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The Weekly Wrap: Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
(sherdog.com)
The Weekly Wrap walks readers through the last seven days in MMA, recapping and putting into context the week's top story, important news and notable quotes. by Jack Encarnacao (jencarnacao@sherdog.com)
Submitted Feb 7, 2009 11:09AM by theguido - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, UFC, StrikeForce
 
Chaos in Montreal: Strike Box Causes a Near Riot
(mmatraining.com)
This is a pretty hilarious story. James Thomspon and Steve Bosse were to fight under only stand up rules, but the commission did not approve the rules, they technically it was an MMA fight, but all the fighters said they just stand up.. Thompson doesnt do any of this and causes a huge riot with beer cans and chairs being thrown into the ring.. Read the story.. its hilarious..
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 11:55PM by JimmieDD - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ian Freeman Faces Jail Over Tax Evasion
(mmauniverse.com)
Cage fighter Ian "The Machine" Freeman faced jail last night after failing to pay tax for nearly 12 years. The 41-year-old won the Cage Rage British Light-Heavyweight Championship last year, has a website where fans can buy his merchandise and has written a book. Freeman also ran a company promoting cage fights, where rivals are allowed to punch, kick, elbow and wrestle. But he told the taxman he and his wife lived off her £11,000-a-year wage as a pharmacy assistant.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:34AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Wanted Dana To Build Him An Arena!
(fightlinker.com)
You’ll remember a few weeks back, Five Ounces of Pain had an interview with Fedor manager Vadim Finkelstein where Vadim claimed there were no crazy demands for Russian events or Russian fighters bundled into a Fedor contract. Now here’s Dana directly contradicting him: “When I first met with these guys, I was with them in the U.K.,” said White. “They said to me, ‘Here’s what we want to do. My brother is the biggest rock concert promoter over there so here’s what we want. We want you to build an arena in Russia.’ I said, ‘Time out. I’m not looking to build arenas.’”
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 40 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"TUF" outcast Gabe Ruediger looks for fresh start at Gladiator Challenge
(mmajunkie.com)
Gabe Ruediger sat in his dressing room inside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, several minutes away from his first fight in eight months, and his mind raced. "I'm saying to myself, 'Why am I even here?'" Ruediger said. "I'm asking my corner man, 'Do you think I can win?' He said, 'I can't tell you that. Only you can decide.'" In the previous 16 months, Ruediger had become one of the most controversial fighters throughout mixed martial arts, from his infamous appearance on the fifth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" to a battle with the California State Athletic Commission to surgery that fused vertebrae in his neck. He prepared for the August 2008 matchup with Justin Wilcox in Fighting 4 Kidz hoping for a new beginning, but the decision loss could've threatened his career.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:12AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Satoshi Ishii to Affliction?
(dreamfighters.com)
Satoshi Ishii has been reported to of put UFC negociations on hold right now, and is even looking at Affliction as a new home for him.
Submitted Feb 3, 2009 10:19PM by loller90278 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Kimo Applies For Role As Head Of CSAC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC veteran Kimo Leopoldo has put himself forward as a candidate for the vacant post of Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). He put his application in last week and says it was made “in tune with President Obama’s call for much needed change”.
Submitted Feb 2, 2009 1:05PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
GSP Greased ??!!
Here is a Gif to judge for yourselves... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- B.J. Penn's Camp Files Formal Complaint Over Vaseline on St. Pierre's Back Between Rounds B.J. Penn's camp has filed a formal complaint with the Nevada State Athletic Commission over Vaseline that was allegedly rubbed on Georges St. Pierre's back between rounds one and two. UFC president Dana White said at the post-fight press conference that he was aware of the complaint, and said he personally witnessed members of the commission take the Vaseline away from GSP's camp and rebuke them in the Octagon between rounds. "I saw the commission jump up there and flipping out," said Dana White. They said one of the guys was rubbing Vaseline on Georges' back in between rounds. It was one and two, I think." "The guys from the athletic commission went up there and started screaming at them. Knocked the Vaseline and kicked the Vaseline out of the Octagon." White added that "some Vaseline on a guy's back didn't change the outcome of that fight, but you don't do it," and said the blame should fall on the cornerman responsible and not GSP. "If a guy was intentionally putting Vaseline on a guy's back, he should never corner a mixed martial arts fight again." As for what becomes of the complaint now, White said it's out of his hands. "Who knows. That's up to the commission." Source: http://www.cagepotato.com/bj-penns-camp-files-formal-complaint-over-vaseline-st-pierres-back-between-rounds
Submitted Feb 1, 2009 1:02PM by AllKnowin1 - 49 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
 
Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman Talks About Training ‘Babalu’ Sobral
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman Talks About Training ‘Babalu’ Sobral World renowned kickboxing legend Rob ‘The Dutchman’ Kaman recently started training Brazilian Jiu –Jitsu Black Belt Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral some of his storied stand – up fighting skills and techniques and he let PDG inside the training.
Submitted Jan 30, 2009 5:16AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, K-1 / K-1 Hero's, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Hermes Franca Update!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Hermes Franca Update After having to pull out of UFC Ultimate Fight Night 18, Hermes Franca informed PDG that he will be having surgery in the next two weeks to repair a torn ACL on his knee and when he expects to return to the cage. On how long he expects to be out of the UFC cage: “I have to make sure that I take care of my injury and fully heal. I don’t care how long it takes as long as I am 100% when I return. Whether it takes eight months or one year, I want to recuperate to full health.” FOR THE REST:
Submitted Jan 30, 2009 5:13AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Arlovski and where he goes next
(demandmma.com)
Arlovski held a video chat tonight for his fans. Some interesting stuff. Check it out. Talked about his fight with Fedor, his next fight, his boxing career, his "glass jaw", a possible return to the UFC, among other things.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 10:39PM by BDON911 - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Silver Star Making Moves In The MMA Field
(mmapayout.com)
Georges St. Pierre, Rashad ‘Suga’ Evans, Karo Parisyan, Jeremy Horn, Rob Emerson and David Loiseau will have their signature line of shirts debuted at the Silver Star Clothing booth #22148, at the MAGIC trade-show in the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 17- 19, 2009. Silver Star’s MMA collaboration includes: Rashad “Suga” Evans, who is known for defeating Forrest Griffin, the winner of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality TV show, and remains undefeated; UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre; one of the best welterweights in the world, Karo Parisyan; knockout master Rob Emerson; Jeremy Horn who have proved victorious against Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell; and David “The Crow” Loiseau. These fighters all have signature Silver Star tees honoring their athleticism and brute force, and more will be added to the Silver Star roster in the near future. Silver Star is very excited to be working with these great fighters, and is presently in negotiations with Sean Sherk [one-time UFC lightweight champion] to bring him into the Silver Star fold.” said owner, Luke Burrett. “We have Rashad coming to sign autographs for fans and support the line at MAGIC, and I think this venture is going to be a very positive experience for all of us.” Each high quality graphic tee made of 100% distressed cotton, and and includes foil accenting, with water-based dyes responsible for the powerful colors and no-hand-feel on the graphics. The art for these signature shirts is designed exclusively for the fighters, by Silver Star’s art team.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
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