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Bitter Jacob Volkmann Plans On “Exposing” UFC For What They Are
(bjpenn.com)
Very bitter. They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five percent of the fighters well – the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury – the catastrophic-injury insurance is not even really good insurance. There’s no retirement fund, there’s no signing bonus. You start off at six-and-six, you’re really not making too much money because you’re self-employed, so you’re paying the self-employment tax and you’re paying the regular tax and income tax. So you’re paying twice as much in tax.
Submitted May 23, 2013 10:21AM by airkerma - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Former UFC fighter sues sex shop after genital disfiguration
(mmaopinion.co.uk)
Just when you thought you had seen every article possible about an MMA fighter, up pops this one. Former UFC lightweight Waylon Lowe, currently with the World Series of Fighting Promotion, has sued a sex shop after a ‘penis gel’ permanently disfigured his genitals. Philly.com has the scoop: ‘A famous fighter says the Kama Sutra Pleasure Balm Prolonging Gel was far from pleasurable, and instead burned and scarred his genitals so badly last fall that he remains permanently disfigured and dysfunctional.
Submitted May 22, 2013 6:28PM by jjeans - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fighter killed after Boston bombing questioning
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ibragim Todashev, a 1-0 professional MMA fighter, was shot and killed by the FBI last night after being questioned in relation to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Submitted May 22, 2013 11:29AM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Establishes Anti-Doping Committee
(mmaweekly.com)
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced on Tuesday that they've established an anti-doping committee to ensure MMA is on par with other international sports.
Submitted May 21, 2013 10:19PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Legacy FC 20 lineup set with 10 bouts, including Prater vs. Ferreira headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Next week's Legacy FC 20 event is set with 10 bouts, including a Carlo Prater and Carlos Diego Ferreira headliner, as well as a late change to the evening's main card.
Submitted May 21, 2013 10:17PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
WMMA stars accuse manager Atchley of misconduct
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some of WMMA's biggest stars speak out about their treatment at the hands of Brett Atchley, president of Addison Sports Management.
Submitted May 21, 2013 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
FILA moves on from MMA, IMMAF pledges to continue sport's development
(mmajunkie.com)
The International Wrestling Federation, FILA, has removed its claim to be the governing body for MMA, opening the door for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation to become the official oversight organization for the sport.
Submitted May 20, 2013 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Vitor Belfort's latest win fuels testosterone debate, which may be a good thing
(mmajunkie.com)
Right off we might as well talk about it. Why not? We're thinking about it, whether we want to admit it or not. How could we not be, when it's right there staring us in the face? Vitor Belfort pulls off an amazing spinning heel kick against Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8, then declares that he's "stronger than ever," and it's like he's begging us to talk about it. On the broadcast we hear references to his impressive career turnaround, and it feels like they're hinting at the things they can't or don't dare say. Or maybe they aren't. At least not intentionally. Maybe it's a Freudian slip, or no slip at all. Maybe it's just that when you get an elephant this big in a room this small – and when that elephant keeps stomping on the heads of all who come near it – anything you say feels like it's either directed right at the damn thing or else conspicuously avoiding mention of it. That's where we are with Belfort and his testosterone usage. Tucked away in Brazil, where the commission is brand new and therapeutic-use exemptions for former steroid cheats are apparently no problem, he faces a problem he doesn't seem to want to acknowledge. The more fights he wins and the more highlight-reel finishes he stacks up, the more he stokes a fire that he'd rather we just ignore. The thing is, we probably would ignore it if we could. We'd rather watch and enjoy and be awed by these finishes that look like something out of a video game. But knowing what we know, it's impossible to come away from Belfort's recent performances without wondering how much of what we just saw came from him and how much came from a syringe. And honestly, that's what really sucks about testosterone use in MMA – for the fans, anyway. The fighters, sure, they have to worry about the concussions and the competitive imbalance and all the rest of it. Those of us on the couch get stuck with the nagging doubt and bitter aftertaste. Guys like Belfort are making this sport hard for a thinking fan to relax and enjoy. We see him pull off some fantastic move and we can't appreciate it for what it is. We just can't. Unless we want to become the willing marks in this little PED carnival, we have to ask whether he could have done that without a steady injection of steroids (and for the last time, while the testosterone that occurs naturally in your body is a hormone, the synthesized testosterone that MMA fighters are injecting is a steroid; let's stop dancing around it and call it what it is). But testosterone doesn't kick people in the head, right? You need to skill to do that. And that's true. You also need skill to hit a baseball over a fence, but I think we've learned that it doesn't hurt to get an infusion of chemically-enhanced power and explosiveness to give that existing skill a little extra push. It also doesn't hurt to get that push all through training camp. That's the thing about performance-enhancing drugs. They take what you already have and improve it with the help of some stuff you don't. That's why athletes use them. You think Belfort would be putting up with all the scrutiny from the media and the criticism from fans if this stuff didn't work? It's worth noting how Belfort is handling that scrutiny, by the way. With the UFC's help, he's managed to avoid the prying eyes of the various U.S. state athletic commissions, many of which aren't exactly all that strict to begin with. But when John Morgan of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) asked him about his testosterone use after his win over Rockhold, Belfort's response was to try to silence him as quickly as possible. "Can somebody beat him up for me, please?" Belfort said of Morgan at the post-fight news conference. "Can somebody beat him up?" Right, because nothing says "I'm using a totally legitimate medical treatment" quite like threatening those who ask questions about it. It's not just immediately after the fight that Belfort avoids these questions, either. Let's not forget, back before the UFC confirmed that he was using testosterone, Belfort refused to admit it, even when asked point blank about it by ESPN. It was only after the UFC outed him that he voiced his support for full public disclosure for all testosterone users. If the UFC hadn't put his business in the streets, he'd probably still be doing it in secret. The sad part is, Belfort doesn't seem to realize how much the controversy is hurting him. He seems genuinely oblivious to the fact that, in the minds of many fans, there's an asterisk next to all these wins. Maybe he didn't need the testosterone to beat Rockhold. Maybe he could have pulled off that kick without it. But the thing is, we'll never know. Neither will he. He can tell us that it's all him, that the testosterone has nothing to do with his career resurgence. But if that's true then why doesn't he get off the juice? If it's not responsible for his success, then it shouldn't matter if he stops using it. And if he won't stop using it, then he can't be surprised when we won't quit talking about it. Maybe that's the silver lining here, is the enduring force of the conversation. The more fights Belfort wins while on testosterone – and the more violent, spectacular finishes he reels off in the process – the more he fuels the debate. Looking at Twitter on Saturday night, the first response to his knockout of Rockhold was a kind of stunned amazement. The second response was skepticism and suspicion. By Sunday morning, it was the suspicion that lingered. It'll keep lingering, too. Just ask all those power hitters from baseball's steroid era. Performance-enhancers like testosterone might be fast-acting, but the stain they leave behind is a stubborn one. The way Belfort's headed, he'll still be staring at it long after his fighting days are done.
Submitted May 19, 2013 8:40PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
World Anti-Doping Agency Raises Cannabis Threshold for Athletes
(sherdog.com)
The World Anti-Doping Agency has increased the threshold required for an athlete to test positive for cannabis use. During a May 11 meeting, WADA’s executive committee decided to increase the threshold level for cannabis from 15 ng/L to 150 ng/L, significantly reducing the chances of an athlete testing positive for out-of-competition use...
Submitted May 19, 2013 2:19PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC Lightweight Paul Kelly Convicted of Trafficking Heroin
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight Paul Kelly faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of running a heroin trafficking ring in Liverpool, England.
Submitted May 17, 2013 4:55PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Marquardt, Schaub, Zingano form new fight team
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Marquardt, Brendan Schaub and Cat Zingano have formed a Colorado-based MMA fight team.
Submitted May 17, 2013 4:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock: MMA forcing better boxing matchups – except with Floyd Mayweather
(mmajunkie.com)
Ken Shamrock is a pretty rabid boxing fan these days, especially now that the sport's bigger names are actually boxing other top guys. Everyone but Floyd Mayweather Jr., that is. 
Submitted May 16, 2013 12:00AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
South Florida mayors to fight MMA bout for charity, Italian dinner
(mmajunkie.com)
Carlos Hernandez and Michael Pizzi are mayors of neighboring South Florida cities. After trading rhetorical jabs, they've decided to trade real ones this summer in an MMA bout for charity.
Submitted May 15, 2013 11:59PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
WSOF 3 adds Gruetzemacher-Sanders, Beebe-Murphy to prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
World Series of Fighting continues to fill out the card for its next show, WSOF 3 next month in Las Vegas. Chris Gruetzemacher (11-1) will meet Jerrod Sanders (11-1) in a featherweight bout, while Carson Beebe (13-2) takes on Joe Murphy (6-0) at bantamweight. WSOF officials on Wednesday announced the new fight pairings. All four fighters will be making their WSOF debuts. WSOF 3 takes place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card airs on NBC Sports Network. The main event is a welterweight bout between former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch and fellow UFC vet Josh Burkman.
Submitted May 15, 2013 6:29PM by DrivenDavies15 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Showtime targeting return to MMA
(mmafighting.com)
The dissolution of Strikeforce marked an end of an era for Showtime, however according to Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza, the network's absence from MMA will only be temporary.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:31PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia wants to fight Frank Mir or Pat Barry
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The Maine-iac" has once again expressed his desire to return to the UFC, where the former heavyweight champion hasn't competed since 2008.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:26PM by prophecy033 - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Mayorga "suspended", MMA win changed to No Contest
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ricardo Mayorga's controversial win during his MMA debut has been overturned, and he has also been "suspended".
Submitted May 13, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Manhoef/Khalidov set for June 8th in Poland
(bloodyelbow.com)
Middleweights Melvin Manhoef and Mamed Khalidov are scheduled to compete in the main event of KSW 23 in Gdansk, Poland later this month.
Submitted May 9, 2013 9:28PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bang Ludwig lights up reefer to watch fight tape
(bloodyelbow.com)
Duane "Bang" Ludwig, the new head coach for Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male, says he likes to break down fight videos in various states of consciousness including straight, high and on a nutritional supplement. He also has a guy in Colorado watch.
Submitted May 9, 2013 5:12PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Leonard Garcia heading to Team Alpha Male
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC featherweight star, Leonard Garcia details his plans for the future, what went wrong in the McKenzie fight, and flirting with a possible weight change.
Submitted May 9, 2013 5:07PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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