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Schaub: Given penalties, PED use makes sense
Schaub compellingly made the case that given the current penalties for PED use, it makes sense to use them. "Listen, I would love to hear an argument for why I shouldn't do steroids," he said. "Give me one. Let's say I take steroids and test positive. Say I'm a young kid [getting to the UFC] and I ask my dad, 'Dad, why shouldn't I take steroids?' Can I say, 'Well, you'll never be world champ.' That's not true. Anderson Silva's world champ. 'Well, you'll never fight for a title.' That's not true.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Bellator 133 purses: 32k-1k
The salaries reflect an unfortunate reality in the sport. Bellator is the second largest promotion in North American, and had ten fighters on the card making 1/1. The main event fighter, former league middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko got $20,000 to win. In MMA, it gets worse from there, as you move into smaller promotions. The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by state law to submit to the California athletic commission, including the winners' bonuses. The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:01PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Silva, Diaz, Lombard, Evans-Smith slated for Feb. 17 Nevada commission meeting
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Feb. 17 meeting will have no shortage of fighters who recently failed drug tests.
Submitted Feb 11, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Jon Fitch fails pre-WSOF 16 drug test, faces fines and suspension
Yet another high-profile fighter has failed a drug test, adding to this year’s rapidly expanding list of offenders. The California State Athletic Commission today said onetime UFC and WSOF welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (26-7-1) was flagged for an “adverse result” following a pre-fight drug test in connection with this past December’s WSOF 16, which aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Feb 6, 2015 6:33PM by GDPofMPG - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
New England MMA Spotlight: Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell
Hey guys, I've taken up with Fightbooth.com as a regional writer, covering New England. Check out a small feature I did on top local Flyweight, Johnny "Cupcakes" Campbell, who will hopefully be making his UFC debut in the next few months.
Submitted Feb 5, 2015 1:48PM by Svartorm - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
2014 World MMA Awards winners: Lawler, Rousey, Gastelum, McGregor, UFC, MMAjunkie
The 2014 World MMA Awards winners were unveiled during a Friday ceremony, and newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was the big winner after taking home the Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year award.
Submitted Jan 31, 2015 10:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Former WEC Champ Brian Bowles arrested for possession of Methamphetamine
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion Brian Bowles was arrested on Jan. 14 in Arcade, Ga., on several drug-related charges.
Submitted Jan 27, 2015 4:43PM by RacingHartPurple - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
MMA, boxing could become illegal in Tennessee
The Tennessee Athletic Commission will be disbanded by July 1 if new legislation is not passed by next month, rendering MMA, boxing and kickboxing illegal in the state.
Submitted Jan 26, 2015 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Ex-boxing judge CJ Ross interested in scoring MMA
Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Wanderlei Silva files lawsuit against NSAC
Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state.
Submitted Jan 20, 2015 2:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Kron Gracie hungry to fight MMA again
a 65-second submission victory in his first MMA fight, Kron Gracie wants more.
Submitted Jan 15, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
NSAC considers forming a committee to address out-of-competition testing
Although Jon Jones’ name was never mentioned, the situation brought to light by the UFC light heavyweight champ’s drug test failure was addressed today at a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jan 13, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports. The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA
Multiple sources confirmed to BloodyElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Man standing in way of MMA in NY under FBI investigation
New York may be the capitol of the world, but as far as the world's fastest growing sport is concerned, it's in last place. MMA is legal and regulated everywhere in North America, except for New York. Standing in the way year after year is New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 3:44PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Seventh annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards set for Jan. 30 in Vegas, voting open
The Fighters Only World MMA Awards return next month, and once again, The Venetian Las Vegas plays host. Fighters Only officials recently announced plans for the Jan. 30 event, which will once again feature fan voting in 22 different award categories, including “Fight of the Year,” “Knockout of the Year” and “Submission of the Year,” among others...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Mentally disabled man KOed in unregulated Wisconsin fights
Last month investigative journalist John Diedrich brought to national attention the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr in Milwaukee. Now Diedrich reveals that Jessie Roach, a man with mental disabilities, has been knocked out twice by promoter/fighter Jesse Rowell in unregulated combat sports events.
ONE FC 23's Roger Gracie says Renzo Gracie talked him out of retirement
After a loss to Tim Kennedy in July 2013 and subsequent release from the UFC, jiu-jitsu standout Roger Gracie had reached a crossroads in his competitive life.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Matt Hamill Plans To Unretire, Calls For 'Rampage' Rematch In Bellator
Former UFC light heavyweight Matt Hamill, 38, is looking to unretire (again) and hook up with Scott Coker and Co. in Bellator, starting with a rematch against the "extremely busy" Rampage Jackson, who knocked him around for three rounds back at UFC 130.
Submitted Dec 4, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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