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Jason 'Mayhem' Miller apologizes to Uriah Hall
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller offers a public apology to Uriah Hall after run in at Commerce Casino in October.
NSAC head sees no cause for concern with scoring in St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight at UFC 167
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director remains confident in the performance of his officials despite another controversial set of scores at UFC 167. In the headliner of the UFC’s 20th anniversary event, judges Tony Weeks and Sal D’Amato handed down tallies of 48-47 in favor of Georges St-Pierre, who retained his welterweight title over Johny Hendricks. A third judge, Glenn Trowbridge, saw the fight as 48-47 for Hendricks...
NSAC announces Dec. 2 workshop to solicit input on regulation changes
When Georges St-Pierre was announced as a split-decision winner over Johny Hendricks in the main event of this past Saturday’s UFC 167 event, fans, fighters and even UFC President Dana White had all kinds of suggestions for the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Now they’ll have a chance to address the commission face to face.
Renzo Gracie responds to criticism, says Royce doesn’t help the Gracie family
Renzo Gracie isn’t happy with Royce Gracie’s words about the new generation of the family. The UFC Hall of Famer criticized younger members of the clan for their recent losses in MMA, but Renzo doesn’t think Royce is in a position where he can criticize others.
Submitted Nov 4, 2013 6:12PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
UFC, IFL Veteran Rory Markham Arrested for Domestic Battery in Illinois
Former UFC and International Fight League competitor Rory Markham was arrested Saturday on charges of domestic battery and bodily harm in Chicago, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Department records.
ADCC 2013 'Beijing' brackets released for Worlds tournament
Brazilian-inspired bracketology! Check out the field for the upcoming ADCC 2013 Worlds submission wrestling tournament that takes place this weekend at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China. The world's premier no-gi submission wrestling tournament, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), starts up tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 19, 2013) and continues through Sunday (Oct. 20, 2013) at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China. Occurring once every two years, Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiasts have been impatiently waiting for this event since 2011's explosive competition. Click on the each Bracket to see it enlarged.
Mehdi Baghdad to YouTube highlight creators: Please take them down
Mehdi Baghdad has traveled the world to become not only a skilled martial artist but a powerful mixed martial artist as well. Along the way, from France to Algeria to Brazil to California, he has achieved another goal: He trains with his boyhood MMA hero, Dan Henderson, at Team Quest. His next goal is more of a request to those who have included the impressive videos of him on YouTube: Please take them down. "It's on YouTube, and people Google me, and no one will fight me," Baghdad told MMAjunkie.com. "I can't understand."
MFC's Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
Maximum Fighting Championship had a "breast cancer awareness" night at MFC 38 - Behind Enemy Lines. The fighters' gloves were all pink, and the 3rd rope of the MFC ring was also the breast cancer supporters' choice color. Smilen Sam Alvey is even auctioning off his gloves from his Successful Middleweight Title bout, all proceeds are going to Breast Cancer Foundations. For info find him on twitter @SmileSam or check out MFC's website.
Submitted Oct 5, 2013 4:07AM by NikkiNeversleep - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Miguel Torres' father robbed at gunpoint
Former WEC/UFC bantamweight star Miguel Torres' father robbed at gunpoint
NSAC chairman apologizes to Nevada governor, has serious questions for Kizer, changes to judging assignments coming
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is about to see some very big changes if NSAC chairman Bill Brady is to be believed. Brady said that they will no longer "rubber stamp" judging assignments as they have in the past.
Mark Munoz Parts Ways with Jason Miller, Hopes He Can Find His Way Out of Recent Turmoil
UFC vet Jason Miller and current UFC contender Mark Munoz were once the closest of friends. As such, Munoz still hopes Miller can find his way out of recent turmoil.
Ex-WEC champ Miguel Torres arrested for marijuana possession
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was arrested over the weekend in his home state of Indiana on a marijuana charge.
Vinny Magalhaes nixes retirement plans, meets Jeff Monson in November
Vinny Magalhaes has decided against retirement after all. Magalhaes (10-7, 1 NC) has agreed to meet Jeff Monson (49-15-1) in a heavyweight bout on Nov. 9 in Hawaii, the fighter confirmed with MMAFighting.com. The fight will be a part of the Global Warrior Challenge 2: USA vs. Brazil event. "I never really thought of retiring," he said. "I made those comments within 24 hours after I had lost a fight, so I was still a little frustrated, and I was being too emotional with my responses. That's why I haven't said a thing since. I needed to clear my mind before starting to speak about my next moves."
Submitted Aug 23, 2013 5:08PM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
Nik Lentz used Fight of the Night bonus money to pay for father's life-saving surgery
The telephone rang on Christmas Eve, as Nik Lentz was headed to a friend's home for a holiday party. He saw the phone number of his manager, Monte Cox, appear on his caller ID. Lentz, a UFC fighter, wasn't expecting to hear from Cox. When he saw who it was, he briefly wondered why he'd be getting a call from Cox on Christmas Eve. Perhaps, he thought, Cox was calling with holiday wishes. Or, he surmised, Cox had a fight offer to present that might have been good news. Lentz answered and Cox's familiar voice came on the line. But this was not a pleasant call, definitely one that Cox did not want to make...
Lyoto Machida and female reporter swap urine samples and drink each other's pee
Former UFC Lyoto Machida went public with his family's practice of drinking their own urine in 2009. In this video he and a female reporter swap urine and both have a taste of each other's pee.
Tito Ortiz Makes Surprise TNA Wrestling Appearance, Joins Rampage Jackson on Impact
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz followed friend and former trainer partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s footsteps all the way to Bellator MMA, but he didn’t stop there. Just like Rampage, Ortiz also made the move to TNA Wrestling’s Impact. The hot internet rumor just a few short days ago had Bellator putting Rampage up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match on pay-per-view opposite the UFC’s year-end extravaganza that features Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II...
Ready for this? Rampage vs Roy Jones Jr Boxing PPV planned to go head to head with UFC 168
Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week's Bellator 97 event on Spike TV. An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 4:47PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Bellator, Other Combat Sports
Nick Diaz pays final installment of UFC 143 fine, CSAC awaits WAR MMA paperwork
Nick Diaz is settled up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission but still owes California following his first venture as an MMA promoter. Diaz recently paid $19,500 to the NSAC in the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill owed to the commission for his second marijuana suspension, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). However, he has yet to submit a final report and pay taxes to the California State Athletic Commission for War MMA, which took place June 22 in his home town of Stockton, Calif...
Submitted Jul 11, 2013 10:33AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations, UFC
UFC's Brian Stann added to FOX Sports South's ACC football crew
UFC middleweight Brian Stann has been spending plenty of time in television studios lately, and his on-camera work will continue this fall – just not breaking down fights. Stann will be part of the FOX Sports South football broadcast team covering the ACC.
Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.? The boxer and Dana White are talking
Anderson Silva hasn't been shy about saying he's interested in a fight against boxer Roy Jones Jr. And the buzz around that potential may reach a fever pitch this weekend. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Jones will be the UFC's guest on Saturday at UFC 162 in Las Vegas – and that the two are "talking."
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous