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Lindland throws hat into political ring.
(sports.yahoo.com)
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports Jul 9, 3:10 pm EDT If Matt Lindland were a pitcher, he’d be the guy who’d want to protect a one-run lead with the bases loaded and Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz due to bat. A 2000 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling silver medalist, Lindland thrives the tougher and the more pressure-filled the situation.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 9:22AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
DEWEES SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH AFFLICTION
(mmaweekly.com)
Affliction on Wednesday announced that it has signed Edwin Dewees to a multi-fight contract. He will replace Vernon “Tiger” White at the promotion’s July 19 debut event. White was initially scheduled to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but was recently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the use of a banned diuretic prior to a kickboxing bout. Dewees will now step in to face Nogueira at the Honda Center.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 12:28AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Are pro-wrestling fans ‘graduating’ to MMA?
(mmamemories.com)
On this web site in June of 2008, we discussed an interesting topic regarding the ongoing divide in MMA circles involving those who come from the world of professional wrestling and those who have backgrounds in more traditional sports (like boxing). One of the major reasons for this growing divide involves the decline of professional wrestling. What does professional wrestling have to do with the growth of MMA in Japan and North America? Think: demographics.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 3:03PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
State officials weigh in on new weight classes
(mmajunkie.com)
A wise man once said "to change and change for the better are two different things." The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) last week found itself toeing that fine line when the group released its newly revamped recommendations for the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. While there were several issues addressed in the new form, only one has caused an uproar: the changing of MMA's traditional weight classes to a new 14-tier system. Several of the country's most influential athletic-board directors also disagree with the new weight class standards, and a few shared their thoughts with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:32PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Why the Muhammad Ali Act Should Apply to Mixed Martial Arts.
(mmapayout.com)
This article argues that the Muhammad Ali Act should apply to mixed martial arts, which contains the majority of the substantive legal protections for boxers.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:27PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Video Interview with Frank Shamrock
(dreamfighters.com)
Talks about how he will smash Cung at the next fight they have.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 11:24AM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, General MMA
 
Pang Sung Hwan looks set to face Takanori Gomi at Sengoku
(dreamfighters.com)
Pang Sung Hwan is set to face Takanori Gomi at the next Sengoku. Pang Sung Hwan is the DEEP LgithWeight Champ, and has stated that "his next opponent looks to be a foreigner with a good punch."
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 11:21AM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC Champ Loses Boxing Match
(lasvegassun.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez lost in a split decision Tuesday night as boxing returned to the Las Vegas Hilton. Rodriguez looks huge. But not in a good way like Kaspars Kambala. Ricco tipped the scales at 270 pounds. Let’s put it this way, Ricco doesn’t look very suave. He had Xtreme Couture boxing coach Ron Frazier in his corner and wore a pair of trunks with a Throwdown logo in an odd homage to MMA.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:55AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Breaking the Rules
(sherdog.com)
There are certain traditions that are expected to be followed during a telecast of any mixed martial arts contest: ring girls putting their surgeon's work on display, labored prefight insults and -- most crucial of all -- commentators audibly musing about how they don't quite understand the rules.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:22AM by holt8081 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fox News goes behind the scenes at UFC 86 (video)
(foxnews.com)
Some people in the MMA blogosphere were dismayed at the lack of UFC 86 coverage from big media outlets like ESPN, but FoxNews.com’s “Fight Game” was on the scene, for what that’s worth.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:50PM by juanez13 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia on a quest to fight the best
(mmajunkie.com)
Over the past four years, few heavyweight fighters can stake a claim to fighting more top-10 opponents than Tim Sylvia. The 32-year-old "Maine-iac" has fought most of the sport's best heavyweights, and in two weeks, he'll add an opponent that many consider the division's top fighter. Sylvia, a longtime former UFC heavyweight champion, was recently granted his release from the organization. However, he's preparing for a challenging future outside the UFC, where the majority of the top 10 heavyweight fighters in the world now compete.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:31PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Random Ranting: How to fix the judging and rule making process in MMA
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
I don’t think the result of the Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Jackson fight is cause to condemn the current judging system that currently exists in mixed martial arts. Not everyone is going to see the fight the same way. As I said before, I can live with the decision that was rendered and don’t have a problem with people who believe Griffin won the fight. I scored the fight on my own, as it happened. After a round took place, I jotted a score down. I added it up and Jackson came out the winner. My wife sat right next to me and watched the fight on the same television. She thought Griffin won the fight and expressed mild surprise when I told her I thought Jackson should be declared the winner. To each their own.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:42PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC forced Affliction’s jump from clothing company to fight promoter
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction was perfectly content with being an apparel company. With its fashion-forward T-shirts appearing on the backs of actors, rock stars and mixed martial artists, the Signal Hill, Calif.-based company had carved out a niche for its label in pop culture. In less than three years, the Affliction brand had become synonymous with cool, with its artistic prints spotted at movie premieres, in magazines and on plenty of UFC fighters.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Report: Fedor To Fight Three Times In The Next Six Months
(dreamfighters.com)
It has been reported that Fedor will be fighting more than everyone thinks this year. M-1 Global president, Vadim Finkelstein has made public that Fedor Emilianenko will be fighting at least three time in the next six months.
 
Michael Bisping: ''Fedor to Fight Tim Sylvia Injured''
(thesun.co.uk)
Russian legend Emelianenko, 31, squares up against former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in a fight for new MMA promotion Affliction on 19 July. But speaking exclusively to SunSport, British star Bisping, 29, claims The Last Emperor will go into the bout with 32-year-old American Sylvia at less than full fitness. Bisping said: "It’s going to be good to see if Fedor is still the man but I’ve heard on the grapevine from inside sources that he could be injured." "But this is time for Fedor to step up. Everyone knows what Tim Sylvia is all about but Fedor’s had an aura about him for a long time." ... But Bisping admitted: "I think the fight will play out similar to when Randy Couture fought Tim Sylvia, but I’m picking Fedor to beat Tim."
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:25AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
 
Draggo in Serious Condition
(sherdog.com)
Edson Draggo (Pictures) is in serious, but improving condition following a motorcycle accident on June 25
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 10:53PM by holt8081 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Frank Trigg signs three-fight deal with WVR
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran middleweight fighter Frank Trigg (16-6) has signed a three-fight deal with the Japanese-based World Victory Road organization, and as planned, he's agreed to debut with the organization at its Aug. 24 "Sengoku 4" event. Trigg told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he signed the contract on Sunday. However, WVR officials haven't yet decided on an opponent for the 37-year-old's debut fight.
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 2:07PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
No Mauro: Affliction finalizes broadcast team for ‘Banned’
(mmamania.com)
Affliction MMA today made the broadcast team official for its debut show, “Banned,” which will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on July 19. And the veteran voice of mixed martial arts Mauro Ranallo -– who was believed to be part of the ensemble -– will not call the fights for the upstart promotion. In fact, according to press release issued just this morning, “television sports reporter and announcer, Jay Glazer, will handle blow-by-blow action” for the pay-per-view (PPV) and Fox Sports Net (FSN) telecasts. Glazer will be shoulder-to-shoulder in the booth with color commentators, Frank Trigg and “Big” John McCarthy. This won’t be the first time Glazer and Trigg have teamed up -– the pair hosted the Pride FC special programs that often aired on FSN.
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 2:03PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
The Case Against New Weight Classes
(sports.yahoo.com)
Fans have turned to mixed martial arts in large part because of the simplicity of its structure. With five champions in the UFC, there's little dispute of the best in each weight class. Where would be the intrigue if say, Ken Florian or Roger Huerta decided to fight at "super lightweight" instead of lightweight and avoid both Penn at 155 and Georges St. Pierre at 170? These headache-inducing scenarios are no doubt similar to how boxing fans got tired of the absurd number of weight classes and pencil-pushing organizations in their sport. But no, the commissions can't be content with their attempts to kill one sport; they have to try to step in and ruin the best thing to happen to combat sports in a generation while they're at it.
Submitted Jul 7, 2008 1:56PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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