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Ryo Chonan Retires as a Champion After Triumphant Finale at Deep: Tribe Tokyo Impact
(mmaweekly.com)
Ryo Chonan will finish his career as the reigning Deep welterweight champion after registering a dramatic decision win over Dan Hornbuckle in Tokyo on Sunday. The 37-year-old has decided to draw the curtain on his 12-year career and the event in Korakuen Hall served as the grand finale.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 2:29PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA loses respected figure with Tuff-N-Uff exec Barry Meyer's unexpected passing
(mmajunkie.com)
Mixed martial arts today lost one of its finest representatives as Tuff-N-Uff President Barry Meyer passed away.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Shayna Baszler Talks Strippers, Drunks and more TUF 18
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Not sure if this is the right sub forum but here you go....

1. Did you participate in any of the little princess makeovers or fashion shows that Julianna Pena was organizing? Shayna Baszler - We were at practice when those things were happening, just Team Tate was at the house. So we didn’t even get to witness it first hand, we would come back from practice and hear all of the stories. I couldn’t believe that Raquel Pennington was doing that, she is the last person that would be putting on high heels and a dress. So yeah no, luckily I didn’t even have to make a choice of whether to participate. I think more than anything it showed you how desperate we all were in the house for any kind of entertainment. 2. Did Dennis Hallman hand out shorts from his personal collection for Team Tate fighters to wear at practice? Shayna Baszler - [laughing] I am sure you are talking about the sparring session they showed on the episode were Cody Bollinger is wearing some very colorful volleyball looking shorts. He actually stole them from Sarah Moras, she had an entire wardrobe of crazy colored and patterned compression shorts, and he stole them and showed up at practice like that to surprise everyone. So no they didn’t come out of Dennis Hallman’s personal collection but I like your thinking.
Submitted Oct 15, 2013 4:32AM by nwowolfpack - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews, General MMA
 
A sponsor opens up about the reality of backing UFC fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
The biggest check Hans Molenkamp ever wrote as an athlete sponsor was to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson for a fight with James Thompson in the now-defunct EliteXC organization. Molenkamp won't say how big that check was, of course. But surely it was worth it, right? Ferguson, after all, was near the height of his popularity as a street brawler and YouTube sensation turned MMA fighter, and he was headlining a card on CBS, the biggest broadcast platform to date in the U.S. The answer is yes. But that success, like so many things in the fight industry, proved fleeting.
Submitted Oct 13, 2013 12:33PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul "Semtex" Daley Returns at BAMMA 14
(mmafighting.com)
Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier that Paul "Semtex" Daley will return at BAMMA 14 in Birmingham, UK to face Blackzillian Romario Manoel "Junior Killer" da Silva.
Submitted Oct 8, 2013 6:01PM by snakeplissken - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA, UFC
 
Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher takes on Mansour Barnaoui for the Lightweight Title at BAMMA 14
(bamma.com)
After winning the BAMMA World Lightweight Title at BAMMA 13 against Curt "The War" Warburton, he immeadietaly called out Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher. He gets his wish at BAMMA 14 Details
 
Caol Uno wants to return to the UFC
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Out of all the great battles you have had with some of the biggest names in the sport, what have been your favorite and why? Caol Uno: All of my fights are memorable, and they all meant something to me. But if I had to pick a fight, it would be my second fight against BJ Penn (Draw at UFC 41). It was very memorable for me. PDG: You are thirty-eight years of age. Some consider this be an older age for fighters. Do you believe you are still at an age to make another run for a title? Caol Uno: I’m not going to say I can take the title, but my challenge is to get back into the UFC for the 3rd time, at this age.
If he wins this weekend that is three in a row including a win over Anthony Avila who was 11-1 when Uno beat him.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 9:52PM by nwowolfpack - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Joe Rogan Blasts 10 Point Must System In MMA
(bjpenn.com)
“Scoring is very flawed. It’s flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it’s flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you’re going 10-9 on rounds that either guy could win and then the next round a guy could get taken down, busted up, dropped, and you score that a 10-9 as well. That makes no f—ing sense. The system in place right now, the scoring system, is from boxing and they need to develop one just for MMA. “The (athletic commissions) don’t do s—. It’s the same reason this C.J. Ross lady is still a f—ng judge, or was a judge, until she stepped down. The athletic commissions do a woefully inadequate job on several levels. The UFC can’t dictate who judges. the UFC can’t dictate who referees. The UFC can’t dictate what the rules are. They can’t do anything. They can work with the commission to try to give suggestions and come up with ways around problems, but ultimately it’s the job of the athletic commission.”
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 3:25PM by bjj1605 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Renzo Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu and the riot that got MMA banned in Rio de Janeiro
(mmafighting.com)
MMA is a popular sport in Brazil today, but that wasn’t the scenario back after Pentagon Combat in 1997. The sport was still growing, and the events basically matched fighters to defend their martial arts inside a ring. Jiu-jitsu dominated the scene, but the luta livre competitors wanted their revenge for their losses six years before. Pentagon Combat was created to feature more classic battles between jiu-jitsu and luta livre on Sept. 27 of that year, but the night didn’t end well...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:40AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
Where Jones vs. Gustafsson ranks with the greatest fights ever
(mmafighting.com)
There's a reason some sayings get to be old sayings, and that's because they're probably true. So after my fifth viewing this week of the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, my conclusion is that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. When the fight ended, Joe Rogan said that this may be the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history. It was a great, dramatic fight, and when it was over, I thought Jones won rounds four and five and Gustafsson won round one. As far as the other two rounds, they were close enough to go either way. Upon multiple viewings, I'm even more torn about who won rounds two and three. Like in any close fight, nobody was robbed. In this case, whoever got the "W" should consider himself lucky...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:33AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
MMA fighter dies moments before Shooto’s weigh-ins in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
MMA fighter Leandro "Feijao" Souza (1-1), a member of Nova Uniao and Delfim Cacadores, died on Thursday while cutting weight for Friday's Shoot Brazil 43 card in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old fighter, who was slated to fight Gabriel Brasil (1-1) in flyweight action, was cutting the final two pounds for the official weigh-ins when he passed out, and his death was confirmed moments later.
Submitted Sep 26, 2013 11:06PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Oritz, Miletich, Varner, Boon and more Predict Jones vs Gustafsson
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

Shayna Baszler (15-8, FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion) - “Gustafsson is a badass but I’m taking Jones.” Bas Boon (Head of Business Development at Glory Sports, Manager Golden Glory) - “My opinion is that if Jon Jones can be in the same shape as he has been before that nasty toe injury in his last fight (I hope it has healed well), I do not see any problems for Jon ‘Bones’ Jones to win by another devastating KO, I personally think he is the most exiting fighter out there!” Jamie Varner (21-8-1-2, former WEC Lightweight Champion) - “Jon Jones wins this fight by whatever way he wants.”
Overall it was 15-2 for Jones or 16-1 if you take Wes Sims pick as a pick for Jones. Here -
Submitted Sep 20, 2013 7:09PM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
One FC to Debut Groundbreaking Amateur MMA Series
(sherdog.com)
One Fighting Championship will announce this week the introduction of a series of amateur events which will be taking place all across Asia in 2014. Entitled the “One Amateur MMA Series,” fights will be held on a monthly basis under the supervision of One FC officials. One FC is already working closely with existing amateur promotions such as Malaysian Invasion MMA, which is organized by One FC sponsor Tune Talk. Also, Academy Fighting Championship in the Philippines will likely all be integrated into the series. Promotion officials also stated that they would be working with existing gyms and organizations within the One FC Network such as Road FC, the URCC, Ultimate Beatdown, Tiger Muay Thai, Team Lakay and Evolve MMA to set up regular amateur “smoker” fights which would take place under a standardized rule set and be supervised by a qualified One FC official.
Submitted Sep 15, 2013 8:59PM by Bubbles - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’
(bjpenn.com)
“I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.” “Like you,” he said to the interviewer. “Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. I don’t give a f— what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won’t ever be a world champion. I’m not disrespecting you, but I’m just saying, that’s how it works.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 3:20AM by bjj1605 - 42 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
Despite NSAC's new pot limits, hefty fines remain for violators
(mmajunkie.com)
One effect of relaxing marijuana testing thresholds for Nevada fight licensees could be more disclosure. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer hopes applicants would be honest about whether they used marijuana in the weeks preceding a fight, particularly if they were aware of the punishments levied against retired MMA fighter Nick Diaz and boxer Julio Ceasar Chavez, Jr. Diaz forked over $79,500, while Chavez Jr. paid $100,000 to the commission after failing post-fight drug tests in the state.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 12:22AM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Can drug testing programs do more than create media frenzies?
(mmajunkie.com)
For UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks, pre-fight gamesmanship has taken on a whole new meaning. With their 170-pound title fight scheduled for Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the two have engaged in a sometimes public, sometimes private back-and-forth over enhanced drug testing – a topic that has quickly turned into a public relations battle between the fighters and their proxies...
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir To Clash At UFC167 In Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will collide in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 167. UFC officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 167 serves as the Las Vegas-based organization’s 20th anniversary card and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. The Nov. 16 show takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will also see Chael Sonnen clash with Rashad Evans in a light heavyweight co-headliner.\
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Dan Henderson not worried about Vitor Belfort’s TRT: I beat him when he was on steroids
(mmafighting.com)
Both fighters are using the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for their fights, but "Hendo" doesn’t believe it’s fair since the Brazilian got caught in the past. "It doesn’t bother me, it is what it is," Henderson told MMAFighiting.com on Wednesday. "That’s an issue with the commission. I beat him the first time when he was on steroids, I suppose it won’t make a difference."
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 11:10AM by RhythmAndStyle - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Nevada commission triples allowed marijuana metabolite levels
(bloodyelbow.com)
Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has revealed that the NSAC will be tripling the levels of marijuana metabolites allowed when drug testing mixed martial artists.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
CFA releases 2 Champions
(cfafights.com)
CFA releases their WW and LW Champions
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 2:49PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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