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Tim Sylvia offers incredible opportunity for a fan - be in his corner
(outsidethering.net)
There's been lots of hooplah about Sylvia trying to get back into the UFC, but he just did something that I think is pretty badass. In a video to fans, he said if he gets back into the UFC, he'll pick a fan to be in his corner...that's pretty sweet regardless if you love or hate him
Submitted Mar 1, 2012 12:28AM by tallica62 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC champ Jon Jones to serve as Daytona 500 honorary race official
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is heading to NASCAR's Daytona 500. Jones serves as an honorary race official for the 54th annual Sprint Cup Series race, which takes place Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The season-opening NASCAR race airs on UFC broadcast partner FOX. "I am thrilled to be able to serve as honorary race official at this year's Daytona 500, NASCAR's premier event," Jones stated in a release. "Like the UFC, NASCAR has a passionate and knowledgeable fan base, and I am honored that I will get to share this experience with them."
Submitted Feb 20, 2012 12:41PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Attention Bachelors: It’s Your Lucky Day; Cris Cyborg is On the Market Again
(cagepotato.com)
If you started to give up hope that you would ever stand a chance of marrying a female MMA fighter since Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey are taken and Gina is probably busy doing press tours with the cast of Haywire, your Monday is about to get a whole lot better.
Submitted Feb 6, 2012 10:42PM by DoTheMMAth - 27 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
FTC ends probe of UFC/Strikeforce deal
(espn.go.com)
The Federal Trade Commission closed a non-public investigation into the Ultimate Fighting Championship's purchase of Strikeforce last week and will take no further action in the case. Documents published on the FTC website dated January 25, confirm the FTC's Bureau of Competition conducted an investigation to determine whether the $34 million acquisition of Explosion Entertainment, LLC, by UFC's parent company, Zuffa LLC, violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act or Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. In closing letters issued to counsel for Zuffa and Explosion Entertainment, FTC secretary Donald S. Clark stated, "Upon further review of this matter, it now appears that no further action is warranted by the Commission at this time. Accordingly, the investigation has been closed."
Submitted Feb 1, 2012 4:27PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste two of AskMen.com's Top 99 Women of 2012
(mmamania.com)
Octagon Girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste have made AskMen.com's list of "Top 99 Women" for 2012. The popular website for men "scoured the globe" to find the "most desirable women" who "aren't just the next pretty faces" but "smart, strong women who offer the complete package."
Submitted Jan 31, 2012 2:47PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Las Vegas FOX affiliate says hackers' attack on White sees innocent woman harassed
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White's war on Internet piracy may have just taken an unexpected (and somewhat bizarre) turn. Twenty-four hours after hackers posted White's alleged personal info – including his apparent phone number, social security number and current and past addresses – a Las Vegas woman has come forward and claims at least part of that information is completely incorrect. "When I look, it's my phone number and my address," Las Vegas' Julie Breeler told FOX 5 Vegas in a Friday night report. "There's no Dana White here, folks." Breeler claims to have received more than 500 phone calls since her information was released in place of White's actual data. In the report, FOX 5 reporter Matt Delucia suggests the UFC boss' name became associated with Breeler's address thanks to a past resident of the house who owned a white cat named "Dana," and used the pseudonym as a way to detect junk mail...
Submitted Jan 28, 2012 1:46PM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Dan Henderson Implies That Vitor Belfort Uses Steroids, Says He’s Getting Crazy
(bjpenn.com)
The article: That’s not true, this fight [against Anthony Johnson] was never offered to me. Steroids might be killing Vitor’s neurons, he’s getting crazy to say something like that”. Yesterday we featured comments from Vitor Belfort that explained his decisions for taking the Anthony Johnson fight in Brazil. In the same interview Belfort stated that Dan Henderson was on a list of many fighters who turned downed the middleweight bout against Johnson but that he, himself was not scared of any man. Dan Henderson recently took to the same media source, Tatame.com, to set the record straight and let the world know that he was never offered the Johnson bout as Vitor implied. He then takes it a step further and calls the Brazilian fighter a steroid user. Vitor threw the first jab at Hendo but Hendo retaliated in a more insulting way. Could these two be posturing for a future fight? Or is this just a case of he said she said? I find it very funny that a TRT user would even go to the roid topic
Submitted Jan 26, 2012 11:19AM by Manak - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC returns to Las Vegas on July 7 with pay-per-view event and fan expo
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is planning a return to its Las Vegas home for a traditional Fourth of July weekend event. The weekend likely will include a major pay-per-view event on July 7 and a UFC Fan Expo from July 6-7. MGM Grand Garden Arena likely will host the event, and its sister property, the Mandalay Bay Events Center, is expected to host the expo. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the plans with event sources. MMAFighting.com first reported the plans. Since the UFC hasn't set or announced its schedule past May, it's not clear what numbered event the July 7 show will be. No bouts currently are rumored for the show...
Submitted Jan 26, 2012 10:41AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
'Minowaman' happy to be fighting on U.S. soil, hopes to one day fight for UFC in Japan
(mmajunkie.com)
With so much uncertainty in his native country's MMA scene, Ikuhisa Minowa began branching off from his usual stomping grounds. The U.S. was always an attractive option, but he was always under contract with the biggest Japanese promotions, who relentlessly employed him for his showmanship and willingness to fight anyone – really, anyone. When those promotions fell into disrepair, Minowa had talks with the UFC to appear in the promotion's return to Japan at UFC 144. His profile popped up on their website. But the contract never got done.
Submitted Jan 21, 2012 5:27PM by kopower - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC fighter Hermes Franca sentenced to 42 months in prison for sexual abuse of underaged student
(oregonlive.com)
A former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title contender has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after being convicted this week of sexually abusing an underage female student at his Clackamas martial arts school. Hermes Franca Barros, 37, pleaded guilty in Clackamas County Court on Wednesday to one count of unlawful penetration and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 3½ years in prison. He was arraigned in May on seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration. The remaining counts were dismissed. Barros will also have four and a half years of post-prison supervision and must register as a sex offender.
Submitted Jan 6, 2012 9:44PM by BuffaloDave - 37 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
EXCLUSIVE: Junie Browning Says He is in Hiding, Seeks U.S. Embassy Help
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight Junie Browning is in hiding in fear for his life after an altercation in Thailand that left the 26-year-old fighter with multiple injuries. Injured and scared overseas, Browning is in seclusion, calling for help from the U.S. Embassy to get him back home. Browning was involved in a bar fight on Dec. 12 in Phuket, Thailand. Reports quickly surfaced that Browning was a fugitive on the run being sought after by local authorities. Browning challenged those claims to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday. “I was in fact the victim in this case, and it is important I am able to tell my side of the story and provide you with pictures and evidence to support it. There was an attempt to end my life and I am begging for help from the U.S. Embassy.”
Submitted Dec 18, 2011 7:05PM by Poor_Franklin - 15 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Brittney Palmer Lands Playboy Cover
(mmafighting.com)
Popular UFC octagon girl Brittney Palmer, who just returned to the fold after a few months away, will appear in the March issue of Playboy, MMA Fighting has learned. Sources close to Playboy Magazine confirmed the pictorial to Ariel Helwani. Palmer had last been seen in the UFC at July's UFC 132, but took some time off to move to California and attend art school. After her sabbatical, in November, UFC president Dana White announced she would be back walking around the cage soon, and she returned at Saturday night's UFC 140.
Submitted Dec 10, 2011 11:53PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Punkass Details Forthcoming Tapout TV Show Revival with MMA@Work (powered by MMAPlayground)
(blogtalkradio.com)
If you've been a fan of the sport for any lengthy amount of time, you probably remember the Tapout TV Series that aired on Versus for 2 seasons from 2007 to 2008. The series followed Mask, Punkass and SkySkrape as they traveled the country in search of up-and-coming fighters to sponsor. Punkass joined hosts Josh Webb and Tim Herb on the weekly MMA@Work (powered by MMAPlayground) podcast this past Thursday and provided some details on the revival of the show.
Submitted Dec 9, 2011 9:58AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Brett Rogers sentenced to 60 days in jail for assault
( mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers was sentenced to 60 days in jail for a domestic-assault incident with his wife in June, according to a report today in the "St. Paul Pioneer Press." Rogers in September pleaded guilty to a single count of felony third-degree assault. Two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation and stalking were dismissed, as was a gross misdemeanor charge of endangering a child.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 3:16PM by BuffaloDave - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Is Faber next for Cruz?
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White on Saturday night confirmed that Faber's UFC 139 win over Brian Bowles was indeed enough to earn "The California Kid" a quick rematch with UFC bantamweight champion Cruz. Cruz, of course, defeated Faber in the main event of July's UFC 132 event. However, Faber remains the only man to have ever beaten Cruz after downing the then-featherweight in a March 2007 contest under the WEC banner. "He's in," White said of Faber. "I think Urijah looked good tonight."
Submitted Nov 20, 2011 1:34PM by icantthinkofanything - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
GSP Confirms Average Income Of $4-$5 Million Per Fight
(bjpenn.com)
looks like he gets a nice ppv cut.
Submitted Nov 10, 2011 5:22PM by Manak - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Report: Alistair Overeem Files Lawsuit Against Former Managers
(mmafighting.com)
Alistair Overeem is preparing for his first fight in the UFC, but he's reportedly preparing for a legal fight as well. According to TMZ, the decorated mixed martial artist who will debut in the octagon against Brock Lesnar on December 30 has filed a lawsuit against his management team for their alleged refusal to pay him money owed from their deal. It's no small amount, as the lawsuit alleges that they're holding out on paying him more than $150,000 he's owed. He's also seeking a court order to break his management contract. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Overeem revealed that he had left his longtime home, Golden Glory, due to a "major breach of trust," moving his training camp to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Overeem also called Golden Glory "harmful management" in his interview, suggesting that he was taken advantage of. The lawsuit claims that Overeem agreed to give managers 35 percent of his pre-tax earnings. You may recall that in July, the UFC parted ways with most of the Golden Glory fighters they had under contract, with UFC president Dana White alleging that they insisted on business practices that made it impossible to work with them. Among them was an insistence on the UFC directly paying Golden Glory rather than its fighters, as is required by most state athletic commissions...
Submitted Nov 9, 2011 7:06PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
MMAPlayground partnering with MMATycoon
(mmatycoon.com)
We're officially partnering up with to expose our audiences to each other's fun but different MMA games. If you are unfamiliar with their website, they have a sophisticated feature-filled MMA Simulation game that lets you "Create fighters, run companies, train at your local gyms, join alliances, work your way to global domination both in the cage and in the business world to become the Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Tycoon!" So if you haven't already checked our new friends out or if you've never played an online sim game then definitely stop by and show some love.
Submitted Nov 9, 2011 10:29AM by DoTheMMAth - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
SB Nation announces acquisition of MMAFighting.com
(mmamania.com)
Great news for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans. MMAmania.com parent company, SB Nation, today (Nov. 7, 2011) announced that it has expanded its MMA portfolio by acquiring MMAFighting.com. SB Nation Chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff made the announcement on today's edition of The MMA Hour. "SB Nation, unlike a lot of other sports sites, from the beginning, put our emphasis on coverage of MMA. We have a lot of big sites in our portfolio like MMA Mania and Bloody Elbow. Those sites will continue to exist as they do exist now and its not really our plan to merge those sites whatsoever." While it's impossible to say this without drawing a humorous comparison to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), you can expect it to be "business as usual" around these parts.
Submitted Nov 7, 2011 4:14PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Judge Orders Sanctions Against Fertittas In Xyience Case
(forbes.com)
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered sanctions against Fertitta Enterprises for failing to turn over e-mails from its chief financial officer suggesting the firm might have had a hand in the bankruptcy of sport-drink maker Xyience. The Fertittas, Las Vegas gambling tycoons who also own the Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise, are accused by the trustee of bankrupt Xyience of lending the firm $12 million at a time of crisis and then using the loan to strip the company’s assets from its shareholders. Xyience is a major sponsor of Ultimate Fighting Championship, which the Fertittas bought in 2001 for $2 million and quickly turned into a cash machine. The energy-drink company was founded by a twice-convicted felon and sales genius named Russell Pike, who raised millions of dollars from Midwest labor unions and other investors who later accused him of fraud. The Fertitta brothers also control Station Casinos, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. In an Oct. 28 order, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lloyd King held that William Bullard, the chief financial officer of Fertitta Enterprises and a manager of Xyience, failed to comply with discovery requests for documents related to the company’s bankruptcy. Bullard said e-mails had been destroyed, yet he was obligated to keep them since he knew the loan deal might spawn litigation and trigger rules requiring the retention of all relevant documents. (At a November 2007 Xyience board meeting, before the loan was made, he refused to serve as a director because of threatened shareholder litigation.) E-mails were later found on computers at a Las Vegas beer company where Bullard also works. They detailed how Fertitta proceeded with the loan even though there was a potential $150 million buyout offer from Canada’s Cott Corp. Judge King said Fertitta’s “wilful, bad-faith discovery behavior justifies the imposition of monetary sanctions” to be determined at a December hearing...
Submitted Nov 3, 2011 3:06PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
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