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Fighter websites: The way to communicate with your audience in the 21st century
(mmafighting.com)
Did you know that MMA fighter Cole Miller picked BJ Penn to win by TKO over Sean Sherk at UFC 84? How about the fact that he also thought Tito Ortiz would defeat Lyoto Machida by decision? Actually, this is the better question. Where’s the proof that he made those picks? How about at www.ColeMiller.com? Whereas Miller seems to enjoy giving his take on upcoming UFC events at his website, Kurt Pellegrino seems to enjoy tee shirt giveaways. Namely, he recently gave free Pellegrino tees to the first five people that correctly guessed an entrance song to any of his 20 fights at www.KurtPellegrino.com. The contest netted 33 comments in blog format.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:27PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Arlovski, Rothwell Ready To Brawl At Affliction “Banned”
(mmafrenzy.com)
There are a number of reasons not to miss the mega mixed martial arts extravaganza, “Affliction Banned,” this July 19th at Honda Center in Anaheim, California — not least of which is the unbelievable main event — a dream match-up between heavyweight champs Fedor Emilianenko and Tim Sylvia. But the list of transcendent fight talent doesn’t end there. In one of the biggest cards in the history of the sport, the inaugural fight event of Affliction Entertainment will feature an unprecedented line-up of the best MMA combatants competing against each other, including a brutal, full contact bout between the two heavyweight powerhouses, Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and “Big” Ben Rothwell.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:25PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Breaking down Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
(mmajunkie.com)
Bring up Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in conversation with hardcore MMA fans, and you'll get bombarded with passionate debate from two radical extremes: either he is the undisputed king of the heavyweight rankings and trains by arm-barring bears in the wilderness, or he's the most overrated fighter in history and would be handily defeated by the best of the UFC's heavyweights. The topic of Emelianenko's greatness -- or any perceived lack thereof -- has proven a popular discussion topic for years primarily because Emelianenko has rarely faced top competition.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:55PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tennessee to begin regulating MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
The state of Tennessee has passed legislation that calls for the sanctioning of mixed martial arts, which opens the door for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major organizations to host events in Memphis, Nashville and other cities. In fact, it was the UFC that led the charge to get the sport sanctioned in Tennessee, the home of UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. Gov. Phil Bredesen will put the legislation into effect today.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:48PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Quote of the Day: Mixed Martial Arts' Changing Crowds
(rrstar.com)
"I hear MMA’s opposition speak out as much as anybody. My wife and my mother cringe every time I bring up an MMA issue — heck, I can’t help but occasionally look away while watching a lopsided exchange from ringside. But fight fans are packing it in, whether it’s in a UFC venue in downtown Las Vegas, at a midsized arena like the MetroCentre or in a small corner of Loves Park, like during Saturday night’s show at All Starz. And though cynics will still say it’s just a bunch of savages promoting violence, there are now plenty of men and women, doctors and teachers, who will stick up for their MMA brethren."
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:45PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The 10 Most Important Fighters to the Business of Mixed Martial Arts Part II
(mmapayout.com)
The mixed martial arts business has seen its ups and downs during its short history. This list is intended to capture the fighters who had the biggest influence in creating interest in the sport and drawing money. This list is not intended to be a simple listing of the fighters who drew the most money. If that were the sole criterion, the list would look significantly different. Rather, this list is designed to capture the fighters who were most important in shaping the business. Fighters who sparked increases in business and paved the way for bigger things are given additional weight even if they drew less money at the time.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ WINS TWICE IN TWO DAYS
(mmaweekly.com)
International Fight League star Mike Ciesnolevicz had quite a weekend. He fought main events in two different states and in two different weight classes saying, “If I can fight two times this weekend, I’ll be happy. That’s how they used to do it back in the day.” On Friday, he earned the Courage Fighting Championships 205-pound title by submitting Andrew Force in Decatur, Ill. Then, he was off to Iowa to headline the Extreme Challenge 100 event in Davenport, defeating Matt Andersen as a heavyweight. He tipped the scales at 206 pounds.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 11:48PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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All Female Fight League Set for TV Debut
(mmapayout.com)
PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 26, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA - A new reality series featuring Amanda Lucas and eleven other female Mixed Martial Artists is being produced by Los Angeles based production company One Giant Leap Media. Promoter Belinda Dunne brought together two teams (USA vs Australasia) for the continental ‘Princesses of Pain’ Championship and the cameras were there to capture all of the drama, including Lucas’ mixed martial arts debut in Auckland on May 31st.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 11:42PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
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Drew Fickett out of July MFC title fight with Ryan Ford
(mmajunkie.com)
The odd series of events surrounding veteran fighter Drew Fickett (34-5) continue to develop as Mark Pavelich, owner and president of the Canadian-based Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC), has declared Fickett out of a scheduled July 25 bout with Ryan Ford.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 1:17PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The 10 Most Important Fighters to the Business of Mixed Martial Arts Part I
(mmapayout.com)
The mixed martial arts business has seen its ups and downs during its short history. This list is intended to capture the fighters who had the biggest influence in creating interest in the sport and drawing money. This list is not intended to be a simple listing of the fighters who drew the most money. If that were the sole criterion, the list would look significantly different. Rather, this list is designed to capture the fighters who were most important in shaping the business. Fighters who sparked increases in business and paved the way for bigger things are given additional weight even if they drew less money at the time. The four fighters who came the closest to making the list but fell short were Masakatsu Funaki, Wanderlei Silva, Matt Hughes and Kid Yamamoto.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 1:13PM by MMAcca - 21 comments
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Forrest Griffin training with Wanderlei Silva for Rampage fight.
(dreamfighters.com)
Forrest Griffin is pulling out all the stops, as he has made public he has been training with the man who has KO'ed Rampage Jackson twice, Wanderlei Silva.
Submitted Jun 30, 2008 10:36AM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Shinya Aoki Contemplates Fighting in the US
(sukimma.blogspot.com)
Shinya Aoki says most of the best fighters are in the US and he wouldn't mind testing the waters.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 5:17PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
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MMA could soon face ban in Delaware
(delawareonline.com)
With mixed martial arts continuing to gain mainstream popularity, local boxing promoter Keith Stoffer said he wouldn't mind if MMA disappeared. "It's no secret that this movement has, especially on television, taken away from boxing," Stoffer said. He may end up getting his wish, at least temporarily. On Tuesday, state Rep. Robert J. Valihura Jr., R-Beau Tree, introduced legislation that would ban "combative fighting" in Delaware. House Bill 501, which is being called the "Toughman Legislation," lumps MMA with Toughman competitions. The bill defines Toughman events as elimination tournaments between amateur participants without any boxing experience or training. The bill would ban both forms of fighting in Delaware. Promoters and fighters who violate the law would face class A misdemeanor charges.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
BROCK LARSON TALKS PRATER & ALESSIO
(mmaweekly.com)
These are interesting times for World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight contender Brock Larson. Just under a year ago, he had his nine-fight winning streak broken by WEC champ Carlos Condit. Quickly rebounding with a win over Troy Allison to close out the year, Larson looked to make his case for a return match with Condit in 2008. In something of a grudge match set up by disparaging comments made by John Alessio towards Larson’s legitimacy as a title contender, Larson came out on top when Alessio was flagged for an illegal knee strike, ending their bout. Shortly thereafter a scuffle broke out between the two and the war of words has continued to rage on from Alessio.
Submitted Jun 28, 2008 11:02AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"Inside MMA" preview: KJ Noons trashes Nick Diaz, refuels heated rivalry
(mmajunkie.com)
During an EliteXC event earlier this month, EliteXC lightweight champ KJ Noons and Nick Diaz won separate bouts. However, when they met in the cage after Noons' victory to hype an upcoming rematch, all hell broke loose. This week as a guest on "Inside MMA," Noons ripped into Diaz, saying -- among other things -- that his rival doesn't deserve a rematch, that people are using the notion of Diaz's scar tissue an an excuse, and that his new nickname should be "The Artist" due to how badly he rearranged Diaz's face in their first fight in late 2007.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 6:31PM by Mchubb316 - 17 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Couture: Cheap Shot Broke her Jaw?
(sherdog.com)
Couture: Well, I just walked out there to touch gloves and she just hit me. She wasn't interested in touching gloves and that first shot is what broke my jaw. My left hand wasn't even up to protect myself -- it was straight out to touch her glove. She took her shot, connected it and dropped me. That first shot is what broke it.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 3:01PM by Wolfenstein - 23 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The pros and cons of booking Urijah Faber vs. Kid Yamamoto
(mmamemories.com)
Quietly after his dominating win over Jens Pulver in front of 12,000 fans at Arco Arena in Sacramento, Urijah Faber soon found his name being mentioned in the Japanese press. It was no coincidence that K-1 was behind the name-dropping, as Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (their 145-pound MMA superstar) was claiming that he wanted to fight Faber soon. Japanese promotions, especially K-1, tend to telegraph the messages they send through various media channels. The message here was loud and clear – we want to book the two best 145 pound fighters in the world against each other.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 12:51PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Shonie Carter: Interview With Mr International
(sherdog.com)
An injury forced Shonie Carter (Pictures) out of the upcoming Strikeforce card, but it could not keep "Mr. International" from speaking his mind about "Iron Ring," Kimbo Slice and his own intriguing tenure in MMA. TJ De Santis spoke with Carter in this exclusive interview.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:11AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMAWEEKLY World MMA Rankings Updated
(mmaweekly.com)
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 25. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six most widely accepted weight classes.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 4:52AM by Playground_Samurai - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie!
(mmayou.com)
In this exclusive statement with MMAyou.com, Lion’s Den founder and UFC Superfight and King of Pancrase Champion Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie for Gracie’s comments about Shamrock last week.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 5:15PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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