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American Top Team Camp Report
(mmafanatics.com)
topics covered: Gesias “JZ” Calvancante And The Dream Grand Prix Din Thomas Released From UFC; WEC Bound? July 5 Event Could Be Called UFC: ATT Other News & Notes from American Top Team: Match-ups featuring American Top Team fighters:
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:45PM by disorderlyvision - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Best pound for pound MMA fighter rankings on ESPN (Video)
(mmamania.com)
This list, which includes WEC Featherweight Champion Ur-eeh-jah Faybear, is taken from Sherdog.com — so it’s not unique to ESPN. Regardless, it’s discussion worthy:
Submitted May 8, 2008 1:48PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
S.I's Top 10 Up-and-Coming MMA Fighters
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Good to Sports Illustrated paying attention to the up and commers and not just the UFC. Its an interesting list.
Submitted May 7, 2008 10:15PM by Bemin - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ultimate Fighter (Lindland) threatens to sue Bob Packwood's wife
(kgw.com)
highlights from the article Lindland said he'd heard that Thiemann's campaign consultant, Elaine Franklin (who many know as former U.S. Senator Bob Packwood's wife), told several Republican leaders that Lindland was a convicted felon. She also stated, "Although I have a copy of your prior conviction, I have never intended to use it in my campaign and still do not." That "prior conviction," said Lindland, was for a Class 3 misdemeanor he received as a 19-year-old while working in the produce section of a local grocery store. Lindland said he was told to throw out loads of old produce, but instead kept about $30 dollars worth. "I thought, 'this is a waste, I've got a lot of hungry wrestlers who'll eat this stuff,' but it wasn't my produce to give away," said Lindland, who received 30 hours of community service, a year of probation and was fined $20 for the offense. "I've asked Elaine Franklin to publicly go on the record that she knew this was a lie when she spread it," said Lindland. "If she doesn't do that within 48 hours, I'll file a defamation lawsuit against her, but I hope it doesn't come to that."
Submitted May 6, 2008 10:03PM by disorderlyvision - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Barnett v. Rizzo 2 Set for Debut Affliction Card
(mmaweekly.com)
The Barnett vs. Rizzo rematch has been confirmed for the debut card of the Affliction Fighting organization. The venue was set to be the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.. but HDNet Fights may have pulled its support of the card.
Submitted May 6, 2008 12:21AM by bbman182 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Nogueira to Return at UFC 87 in August
(dreamfighters.com)
It appears that Nog and Mir won't be the TUF8 coaches (if they were it would be an 11 month layoff for both of them) Perhaps Arlovski will re-sign and get a title shot vs. Big Nog. Otherwise I see him fighting Mir or the Vera/Werdum winner.
Submitted May 5, 2008 11:43PM by bbman182 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA
 
An indie filmmaker may become king of the (MMA) screen
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Hollywood has hijacked mixed martial arts. Think Karate Kid meets Bring it On (you know, that cheerleading movie). According to Never Back Down, the world of underground fighting works a little something like this: boy (and likely Calvin Klein underwear model) moves to a new town. Boy lusts after innocent, cute girl. Boy encounters bully. Boy works his butt off to beat up bully. Boy becomes hero. How quaint. "That stuff just doesn't happen in real life," says Bobby Razak. "The guys in the movie are not fighters, the whole story is cheesy, and in my 13, 14 years in MMA, I've never seen any story like that." For dedicated MMA followers, the film is a double-edged sword, cheaply, and inaccurately, promoting a sport that's growing but still struggling for acceptance. And Razak understands first-hand the battles the sport has endured -- in and out of the cage. As a former MMA fighter, he not only admires the sport, but also has beared the sport's die-hard regimen. Judo, boxing, martial arts, ultimate fighting -- he's done it all and probably seen it all. And as an independent filmmaker, he's also put it all on screen. His first documentary, Rites of Passage, which was screened at the Sundance Festival, follows the lives of multiple fighters, combining personal drama with in-the-ring action. Delving into the technique and tactics of MMA, his next film, Pit Fight, was the first to capture bare-knuckle fighting live on 35 mm film. Follow-ups Invincible Warrior and Underground NHB earned him recognition among many in the MMA circle as he followed star Chuck Liddell and John Lewis on their quest for the best techniques and bare-knuckle brawls in Holland. Warning: there's nothing comparable to "the Iceman" in Never Back Down. Yes, Hollywood's take is, well, tacky, but it's also a big-screen advertisement for the sport. Capturing the real stuff, the hard-core fights and psychological unrest is a task Razak has taken on himself. And so far, his popularity is growing almost as fast the sport itself. Razak recently inked a deal with Time Warner, the parent company of SI.com, to put his latest mixed martial arts reality series Underground Kings of MMA on the media megacorp's video-on-demand channel. Starting in May, the series will be carried on six cable networks and syndicated across broadband and mobile. That's 22 episodes of complete 24/7 access to the training routines, unseen brawls, mental breakdowns, fighter-manager clashes, legal conflicts and high-profile matchups of many of the MMA's best: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Frank Shamrock, Riddick Bowe and Lewis.
Submitted May 5, 2008 8:10PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Tracking the progress of The Ultimate Fighter 1 contestants - Part I
(fightmatrix.com)
There is no question that the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series - better known as ‘TUF’ - has been the most influential vehicle for promoting the success of UFC, and to a lesser extent MMA in general, in North America. The careers of most contestants have been boosted like they could have never imagined. Even the ones who never came close to winning were still given a chance to prove their worth in the UFC, and many of the fighters released from the UFC were instantly picked up by smaller organizations simply because of the newly acquired name recognition. With the show now in it’s seventh season, let’s take a look back at where it all started. The first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ took place in 2005, and featured 8 middleweights and 8 lightheavyweights competing for two ’six figure’ contracts with the UFC. Most of the contestants were virtually unknown in the MMA world at the time, yet all are now very familiar names for most fans...
Submitted May 5, 2008 6:43PM by F--K_Luck_AuH2O - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Aoki still in tourney, will fight at Dream 4
(mmaweekly.com)
Shinya Aoki, who earned his spot in the second round of the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix with a recent victory over Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante, will be allowed to continue on in the tournament despite recent injuries. His bout with Katsuhiko Nagata will, however, be moved from its planned date of May 11 on the DREAM.3 fight card, to the DREAM.4 event on June 15. The promotion announced the move at a press conference on Monday. According to his doctor, Aoki suffered a cervical injury in his March 15 bout with Calvancante, which impaired the feeling in his right arm. He also severely bruised a rib on April 29 in his second bout with the Brazilian. As such, he will not be allowed to fight on May 11. This is great news...FEAR THE STRETCHY PANTS...WAR AOKI!!!
Submitted May 5, 2008 3:14PM by jiujitsufreak74 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Veteran Wes Sims to Clash with Steve Bosse
(fcfighter.com)
TKO Championship Fighting is excited to announce the line-up for TKO34: SIMS vs. BOSSE which is set for Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The main event features notorious, three-time UFC veteran, Wes Sims against perennial fan favorite, Steve Bosse. This is a colossal showdown in TKO’s heavyweight division which is guaranteed to be surrounded by lots of excitement, talk and drama. The co-main event is a terrific fight between undefeated, Adrian Wooley against the up and coming, Danny Martinez in a battle for the new Bantamweight Championship! Also on the card will be a fan friendly matchup between devastating strikers, Yannick Galipeau and Stephane Dube.
Submitted May 4, 2008 2:25PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction on the verge of losing venue for its first-ever show on July 19
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
While Affliction’s first-ever mixed martial arts card on July 19 does not appear to be in peril, it looks like the event may require a new venue. On Saturday afternoon, FiveOuncesOfPain.com was informed by a source that a proposed deal between Affliction and HDNet appeared to have fallen through. As a result, Affliction was not able to finalize an agreement to book the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas for its first show.
Submitted May 4, 2008 7:48AM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Y! Top 10: St. Pierre stays put
(sports.yahoo.com)
Georges St. Pierre put on a mixed martial arts clinic April 19. The Quebec native spent nearly 10 minutes picking apart Matt Serra before earning both the victory and the UFC welterweight title in Montreal.
Submitted May 3, 2008 10:31PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jake O'Brien moves on to PFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Jake O'Brien, a heavyweight recently released by the UFC, has signed with the Palace Fighting Championship promotion. it is official now!
Submitted May 1, 2008 7:16PM by GrandMaster313 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
CBS Chairman critical of EliteXC dea;
(mmajunkie.com)
CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone doesn't support his network's decision to air mixed martial arts, largely because he doesn't "like the sport" and thinks that it's not "socially responsible" for CBS to air the fights on free TV.
Submitted May 1, 2008 6:07PM by GrandMaster313 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
More money than meets the eye in the UFC
(sports.yahoo.com)
One of my passions in life is technology. I’m obsessed with gizmos and gadgets and am all but in love with my iPhone. A friend who knows about my obsession had a computer he wanted to sell on eBay and asked me what I felt it was worth. He went to a Web site that showed an estimated street value, one I felt was considerably too high. He argued that his asking price was justified because this web site was made up of experts and they agreed with him. True, I said, but something is only worth what someone else will pay for it. And when we went to eBay and looked at completed listings for a computer with specs similar to his, he was shocked. People were only paying about half of what he thought he could get. And that same analogy is true when it comes to fighter compensation. There is a lot of debate in the mixed martial arts media over what the UFC pays its fighters. It’s easy to take the stance that the fighters deserve more pay.
Submitted Apr 30, 2008 1:36PM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Pat Smith Arrested Again
(bloodyelbow.com)
apparently for failing to register as a sex offender. looks like he was arrested in 1999 for sexual assault on a child. he needs to be castrated and banned for life.
Submitted Apr 30, 2008 12:24PM by disorderlyvision - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
will UFC unban Josh Gross?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Gross was banned for leaking TUF results, but will it be lifted now that he is with SI Sam Caplan notes that Josh Gross, Editor of Sherdog.com, is stepping down from his position there to take up a writing gig at SI.com and rightly wonders whether Dana White's longstanding ban/refusing to credential Gross will carry over when he takes up his spot at one of the most legitimate sporting news outlets in America. More importantly, Sam raises the question of what might happen to both the UFC and Gross if White continues the ban. Notable quote:
Submitted Apr 30, 2008 12:20PM by disorderlyvision - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
The 10 most embarrassing MMA performances
(sports.espn.go.com)
Immortality was granted to Kalib Starnes at UFC 83, but for all the wrong reasons. In front of a career-record audience of more than 20,000, Starnes looked more cyclist than fighter, backpedaling against Nate Quarry and doing the equivalent of a day's roadwork on the canvas. The apathy to engage was so severe that the normally stoic Quarry began mocking him in the closing moments, faux-sprinting around the ring and shrugging his shoulders to an inflamed crowd. (You thought the $44.95 was a sting for that fight? Try a couple of grand for a 10th-row seat.) In a sport in which self-preservation is understood to mean tapping or ducking, Starnes' performance is likely to earn him the title of MMA's Roberto Duran, a fighter forever reviled for what is perceived to be a gutless display of inaction. Like Duran, it's unlikely he knew how much he was soiling his reputation until it was too late. The same goes for these other athletes, who for whatever reason -- injury, illness or just plain cage fright -- saw their stock plummet after hollow displays of valor. In ascending order of audience ipecac:
Submitted Apr 29, 2008 7:22AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Delete plz
Search function is off for me
Submitted Apr 28, 2008 6:13AM by jiujitsufreak74 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kang Looking To Deliver A Dream Knockout
(mmaweekly.com)
Denis Kang returns to fighting after a six-month lay off to take on Gegard Mousasi in the first round of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix. Kang, the No. 4 ranked middleweight in the world, is going to attempt to rebound from his last fight in October where he was knocked out. “I'm training my butt off,” said Kang in a recent interview with MMAWeekly. “I've been training since my last fight in October, because I was under the impression I was going to fight on the Dynamite show (on New Year’s Eve), so I never stopped training.”...
Submitted Apr 28, 2008 6:06AM by jiujitsufreak74 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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