Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

General MMA News - Page 61

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Jorge Masvidal Signs to Bellator Fighting Championships
(fighters.com)
American Top Team lightweight “Gamebred” Jorge Masvidal (15-3-0) has signed to fight in Bellator Fighting Championships’ 2009 tournaments.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 9:37PM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paulson, Nelson, Morgan talk about Lesnar Victory
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Brock Lesnar’s Team Breaks Down His Victory Over Randy Couture For The UFC Heavyweight Title On November 15th, 2008 Brock Lesnar became one of only 4 Heavyweights in UFC history to win the Heavyweight Title with less than 5 professional fights. The coaches who helped him orchestrate his victory over the Legendary Captain America Randy Couture talked with PDG about Brock’s training, the fight and his future opponents. Below is what legendary trainers Marty Morgan, Greg Nelson and Erik Paulson had to say about the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 8:04PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Garcia Hit With $500 Million Lawsuit
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Armando Garcia, who recently and unexpectedly resigned as the head of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), is the subject of a $500 million lawsuit. CSAC Staff Services Analyst Frank Munoz and the Commission itself are also named in the lawsuit, which was filed last year by New Era fighting (NEF). NEF is a California-based MMA promotion which claims that it was disadvantaged and harassed by "improper" CSAC practices. The group claims it was hit with a cease and desist order by CSAC just minutes before a scheduled event in July last year, forcing it to be cancelled. CSAC allegedly claimed NEF president Ron Kort was not a licensed promoter - despite having approved his application, issued a promoter's license, and cashed a cheque for the renewal of that licence.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA Quick Quote: Robbie Lawler waiting and willing to fight the best
(mmamania.com)

“Just waiting for all the legal stuff to get done with so I can figure out where I’m going to land. I’m willing to fight the best in the world at basically 185. I’ll go to the UFC. I’ll go to Strikeforce. Whoever wants to fight, I want to compete against the best.”
– “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler — the last man to hold the Elite XC middleweight title — vaguely discussed his future following the collapse of his previous employer on the latest episode of “Inside MMA” on HDNet this past Friday. It’s interesting he mentions the UFC as a possible landing spot because he already competed for the promotion seven times over a two year span from 2002 to 2004. After winning his first three fights in the Octagon he went on to drop three of his next four contests, which led to his release. However, Lawler has rebounded nicely since then and has only lost once in 10 fights since the departure. He is currently considered by most outlets to be a top 10 middleweight fighter. And with the UFC still looking for depth in the 185 pound division, we might just see him back in the UFC after all. Perhaps most important he and his management team are on very good terms with company president, Dana White.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:48PM by Twenty20Dollars - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Enson Inoue a new man after 26 days in prison
(mmajunkie.com)
In his 13 years in mixed martial arts, UFC, PRIDE and Shooto veteran Enson Inoue (11-8) has earned a reputation as a hard-fighting, hard-living warrior who refused to submit to anyone -- or anything. But less than two weeks removed from a near-month-long stay in a Japanese prison, Inoue told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) his life has been forever changed. "I'm this tough dude that doesn't tap, but I'm also human, too," Inoue said. "I had insecurities in prison. I had hard times. I had to overcome it a lot."
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 7:13AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Filho Working On Higher Priority
(mmaweekly.com)
Paulo Filho started his career with 16 straight wins en route to being considered one of the top middleweights in the world, but much of that mystique came crashing down after a loss to Chael Sonnen recently. Now that his official release from the WEC has come down, Filho's manager, Ed Soares, told MMAWeekly Radio that he wasn't surprised by what happened after his fighter's strange performance in the cage that night.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 7:11AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Mike Van Arsdale switches camps, eyes return to competition
(mmajunkie.com)
If things go according to plan, former UFC champion Randy Couture won't be the only well-conditioned wrestler in his forties defying conventional logic. UFC and IVC veteran Mike Van Arsdale (8-5), at 43 years old, recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he is eying a comeback after two-and-a-half years away from fighting. "You're getting older and stuff, and you kind of want to let it go," Van Arsdale said. "But I didn't let it go because I always thought, 'I've got to set the record straight here. I lost some fights I shouldn't have lost.'"
Submitted Nov 28, 2008 4:17PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rick Roufus eyes future after inconsistent first year in MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Rick Roufus' (4-4) transition from world-champion kickboxer to first-time mixed martial artist has been an exercise in patience. But that's nothing new to the 41-year-old, who has been down this path before. In 1995, the decorated kickboxer announced his intentions to try something new. He shelved the kicking part of his chosen profession to concentrate exclusively on boxing. Roufus enjoyed a measure of success as a conventional boxer, compiling a 13-5-1 record with 11 knockouts. He also won the WBC Continental Americas cruiserweight title in 1996.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:56PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
10 Fights That Could Have Been
(sherdog.com)
Mixed martial arts remains a very young sport. Despite a short history that dates back less than 20 years, it has produced some remarkable fights -- bouts like Royce Gracie against Dan Severn, Frank Shamrock versus Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Fedor Emelianenko. Every longstanding promoter will admit that for every “superfight” made, another fails to materialize because of injury, a contract dispute or promoters failing to cooperate with one another. Sherdog.com’s Tim Leidecker has compiled a list of the top 10 fights that could have been during the last 15 years.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:54PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
*Chris Horodecki's Results from Shootboxing Monday*
(mmatraining.com)
Took a decision loss in the quarters. Lost to a very experienced guy. No damage I guess. Just points.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 9:41PM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Technical Fowl
(sherdog.com)
Thanksgiving: the holiday best celebrated by abusing your arteries and securing central obesity’s graduation from “health concern” to “full-blown epidemic.” In between trips to the apple pie trough, you might feel compelled to mumble some gratitude toward family, friends or -- may God forgive these words -- the fight promoters. Mindful that excessive carbohydrate consumption might render your brain as useful as a bowl of congealed Quaker oatmeal, here’s a handy holiday reminder of things any MMA fan should be grateful for.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 7:09AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction, General MMA, HDNet
 
Fedor Says You Should Calm Down About His Sambo Loss
(cagepotato.com)
Fedor Emelianenko broke his silence about his Combat Sambo loss this past weekend, telling Dave Meltzer that it’s no biggie. Sambo’s just something he does for ***** and giggles. MMA is what he does for money:
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 2:17PM by Wolfenstein - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jake Shields Officially A Free Agent, As Of Today
(mmajunkie.com)
Former EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields (22-4-1) has officially reached free agent status after the collapse of his former organization. Now 30 days after filing a breach of contract against his former employer, Shields told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the company is in breach of contract and that he's excited to test the open market in search of a new home. "My 30 days is up today," Shields said on Thursday. "Today I consider myself a free agent. EliteXC still has no reply, but as far as the contract goes, I'm a free agent today." With recent wins over world-class competition in Paul Daley, Nick Thompson, Mike Pyle, Carlos Condit and Yushin Okami, among others, to his credit, Shields will certainly be in immediate demand.
Submitted Nov 21, 2008 8:30AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dana White: Anderson Silva Is Far Above Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Asked whether the winner of the fight between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre could vault to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings, White said no. "I don't think they change at all," White said. "Anderson Silva is far and above the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. The fighter who wins this fight between B.J. and St. Pierre is on their way. They've got to do a couple more big things in their career to challenge Anderson Silva, or something happens to Anderson. But Anderson Silva is way above pound-for-pound the best fighter."
Submitted Nov 20, 2008 5:03PM by grappler0000 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
*Kalib Starnes Wins in Hawaii*
(mmatraining.com)
Thought some of you would like to see this.. The guy he fought wasn't any good, but at least it's a start..
Submitted Nov 19, 2008 9:59PM by JimmieDD - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor own words on Couture and Lesnar
(mmaweekly.com)
Quote: WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has a message for Randy Couture following his loss to Brock Lesnar at last Saturday’s UFC 91, keep your chin up. MMAWeekly.com spoke with Emelianenko via telephone as he finished watching the first round of the fight on a nearby television. The top ranked heavyweight is currently in Thailand, filming an action movie starring Rutger Hauer and Michael Madsen. “It’s a very interesting fight,” Emelianenko said of the bout’s first round through his interpreter. “So far, it looks like Randy – he’s more active in the ring.” Asked who the winner of the first round was, he paused. “The first round, I thought Randy had the round,” he continued after a beat. “He certainly showed more skills. He was quite interesting in the first round.” If Emelianenko knew how the fight ended in advance, he didn’t make it known. But after witnessing Lesnar’s fight-ending hammerfists, he warmed to the former pro wrestler. “He’s a very good fighter,” he remarked. “He’s a very strong fighter. I’m very impressed with his speed.” Emelianenko said it was too early to say how he would have approached the fight differently. Not what you’d expect, seeing as he knows a thing or two about facing monsters. In his last three years of MMA competition, Emelianenko has faced an equal amount of giants – Tim Sylvia, Hong Man Choi, and Wagner da Conceicao Martins. Lesnar’s speed clearly set him apart from those Emelianenko had laid waste to in the rings outside the UFC. “I would certainly take a different tactic to the fight, although I do believe that Randy had a smart game plan, but it appears that he wasn’t able to control the top position, which is what I believe he was trying to do,” Emelianenko offered. Jerry Millen, M-1 Global’s American Vice President, issued a statement following the interview that welcomed an Emelianenko vs. Lesnar fight, however grim the chances of its fruition are at the moment. “We would welcome a Fedor vs. Lesnar matchup, but to act in a preemptive fashion to address the possibility that UFC officials will try and position Lesnar as the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, much like they have tried to use a marketing ploy to brand Anderson Silva as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” the statement read. “In a match between Fedor and Lesnar, we do not feel that at this stage Lesnar would be able to make it out of the first round.” Emelianenko has certainly resigned himself to the fact that a fight with Couture may never happen. Despite his affinity for the legend, he says it suits him fine if he never gets the chance to participate in the dream match-up. “Nothing is ever certain,” Emelianenko said. “This is something that the managers and the organizers need to resolve. But I understand that in all likelihood if Randy stays with the UFC, that the chances of us fighting are much less, and hopefully our fans will be able to overcome that. We both have our history in the sport and if a fight between Randy and I was not to materialize in the future, there will still be other fights. I’m not going to be angry or upset about it in any way.” In his usual understated way, Emelianenko stopped short of calling Lesnar out in his critique. That’s for the managers. As for a message to his friend and colleague, another pause. “I would tell Randy that – I’m sure he already knows – he’s already in the history books, that he’s a legendary fighter, and regardless of the outcome of this fight, things just didn’t go his way,” Emelianenko said. I'm not sure I thought the first round was pretty close.
Submitted Nov 19, 2008 11:03AM by 4u2nv - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mixed Martial Arts Makes Its Way to High School
(nytimes.com)
WINCHESTER, Mass. — At the high school in this small, pretty and proper-looking town near Boston, a student was being choked by another student — with the school’s permission. Marcelo Siqueira, left, is a world-class competitor in martial arts who has been a guest instructor for Winchester High School's mixed martial arts club. Just another meeting of the Winchester High mixed martial arts club, which may be the only of its kind in the country.
Submitted Nov 18, 2008 4:16PM by scoozna - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fighting Father Time
(sherdog.com)
America’s athletic battlefields are littered with good-intentioned men who stuck around too long in their chosen sport, their eroding physical skills rendering them incapable of recapturing the glory of day’s gone by. Remember Michael Jordan in a Washington Wizards uniform? Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield also spring to mind. Though his legacy and place in the mixed martial arts pantheon are secure, Randy Couture does not want his name added to the list.
Submitted Nov 13, 2008 2:46PM by ncordless - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Sherdog.com's Guide to TUF 8
(sherdog.com)
“Why is this happening?” Not sure exactly who said it, but this week one of the contestants finally vocalized what all of America is thinking about this season of TUF. I’ll get to what brought us to this point in just a minute. Last week Dave Kaplan took the wrong approach and got dismantled by Phillipe Nover. This week it was time for the light heavyweight bracket to be set as Kyle Kingsbury and Krzysztof Soszynski were the last two to fight. “You’d be surprised at how many people and who I’ve made tap on my table,” said the doctor as he worked on Soszynski’s injured hand. Kaplan and Tom Lawlor decided to get some drinking in for the ubiquitous post-loss celebration. Kaplan and his freshly blackened eye took down shot after shot until shot until statements like, “UFC, keep having me back because I cannot be knocked out,” began to emerge. Kaplan and company kept drinking until things escalated to the point that they were drinking each other’s urine...
Submitted Nov 13, 2008 2:42PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories