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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
 
Master Helio Gracie has passed away
(graciemag.com)
Master Helio Gracie has passed away It is with great sadness that GRACIEMAG.com announces the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. At 95 years of age, the great icon and one of those most responsible for Jiu-Jitsu’s success in Brazil and the world died this morning, at home, in the district of Itaipava, in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 10:58AM by scoozna - 43 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Quick Quote: Experience tells Matt Hughes BJ Penn should win at UFC 94
(mmamania.com)
“This weekend is the GSP/BJ rematch, I’ve been doing a lot of interviews on this topic, since I’ve fought both of them (lost to both and beat them both). I think this fight comes down to a lot of things, I think GSP will have a slight wrestling advantage and I think BJ will have a submission advantage. GSP might be a little quicker with his punches; but I believe BJ has more power and has a stronger chin. If BJ shows up in good shape, I think he can get his hand raised at the end. If BJ doesn’t show up in good shape, then he might have some problems.” – Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes share his prediction on the upcoming megafight between champions Georges St. Pierre and BJ Penn via Matt-Hughes.com. As Hughes points out, he has competed against both fighters, splitting the series with Penn and losing the last two to “Rush.” Hughes is set to take on Matt Serra at UFC 98 on May 23. St. Pierre and Penn will collide this Saturday, Jan. 31 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jan 29, 2009 9:56AM by SmileR - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Andrei Arlovski live video chat
(demandmma.com)
Got some questions for The Pitbull? Arlovski is having a video chat for his fans on Thursday. Check it out
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:16PM by BDON911 - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Affliction - DOR - Preview w/Guest Fighter Picks!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
This weekend Affliction will host their second ever event, which as the first will also be headlined by undefeated heavyweight phenom Fedor Emelianenko. The former PRIDE champion and current WAMMA champion will face off against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The card will also feature PRIDE’s 2006 Open-Weight Grand Prix finalist Josh Barnett against the highly controversial striker Gilbert Yvel, as well as “Baby Fedor” Kiril Sidelnikov against former UFC heavyweight contender Paul Buentello, and late replacement Bobby Green against WCF veteran Dan Lauzon. The main card, which will air live on pay-per-view, is rounded out with top ten middleweight Matt Lindland against Vitor Belfort and Strikeforce’s light heavyweight champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral against PRIDE and UFC veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. The HDNet-hosted preliminary card will feature PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against IFL champion Vladimir Matyushenko, L.C. Davis against Bao Quach (who fights as a late-notice replacement for Mark Hominick), and IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron against Jason High.

Mike Reilly (Team Bison) – “There are two very different Andrei Arloski’s. One is really an average fighter who panics under pressure – the other is a stone cold killer with the hands of a top 10 pro boxer, the skills of a world class grappler, and the mind of a rapid Pitbull on crack who just found someone banging his wife on Christmas morning. This Andrei could be the best one the planet. This Andrei can drop any man, at anytime. His straight right is a king maker. There is only one Fedor. The quintessential Russian fighter. He can beat you with overwhelming forces. He can beat you with guile. And he can take a beating so server that it would kill a dozen lesser men. The saying goes that “Russians are born to bleed, but never die.” I foresee a long drawn out bloody civil war. This may be the fight that makes most of the world turn away as every vodka loving son of a bitch watches that much closer. In the end I see Fedor outlasting the Pitbull. Draining him and finishing him last in the fight as a non-Russian ref finally puts and end to the fight. However if the Pitbull lands that clean straight right we will see the last legend of the sport fall.”
For the REST:
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 6:01AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Barnett & Babalu Talk Affliction---
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Josh Barnett & Renato 'Babalu' Sobral Leading up to Affliction 'Day of Reckoning'

PDG: So much to lose by taking this fight and not much to win. Why did you as a top 3 Heavyweight in the world take this fight? Barnett: Because it’s a fight; Plain and simple. I can wait around to fight one guy and let my career pass me by or I can get in there and do what I love to do: commit murder.
For the rest:
Submitted Jan 24, 2009 5:58AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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