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ADCC 2009 Day 1 Results
(mmafrenzy.com)
The Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championship, the most-prestigious grappling tournament in the world, is taking place this weekend in Barcelona, Spain and a handful of MMA notables are in action at the event. On Saturday, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza defeated Robert Drysdale 2-0 on points in a featured grappling superfight, while notables Fabrico Werdum, Jeff Monson, Vinny Magalhaes, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos all advanced to Sunday’s semifinals in their respective divisions.
Submitted Sep 27, 2009 4:08AM by Kpro - 11 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
State Investigating CSAC; Chairman Resigns
(sherdog.com)
"Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), president pro tempore of California’s state Senate, announced Thursday that he would not allow confirmation votes for California State Athletic Commission members Timothy Noonan and Peter Lopez to proceed, thus ending their tenure by the end of the year. The news comes from the Los Angeles Times, which reported last week that California’s ethics agency, the Fair Political Practices Commission, had opened an investigation regarding CSAC members using their positions to secure free admission for family and friends to events they were entrusted to regulate."
Submitted Sep 25, 2009 6:38PM by Sinister - 11 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Trigg Dropped, Readded Over EA Video Game Involvement?
(mmanews.com)
"The real reason Frank Trigg was dropped from his UFC contract and then quickly undropped? Dana White was furious when he found out Trigg was a part of the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. White had decreed no one who had signed with EA, in competition with his own UFC games, would ever fight for his promotion. " This explains a bit.
Submitted Sep 25, 2009 8:29AM by Sinister - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Boxer Toney on MMA
(sherdogblog.craveonline.com)
"I’ll explore the joys found in a site named BallerStatus.com later: at the moment, my attention is on their interview with boxer James Toney, an accomplished heavyweight preparing to make a comeback. And since you can’t interview a boxer anymore without bringing up mixed martial arts, Toney was helpful enough to introduce the topic on his own."
Submitted Sep 24, 2009 11:31AM by Sinister - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
"Lighting Strikes": Lee Murray Movie Gets Big Time Director
(slashfilm.com)
Darren Aronofsky is developing a gritty heist thriller based on “the daring robbery of the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, a £53 Million Sterling score (around $86 million US) thought to be masterminded by former mixed martial arts fighter and UFC star ‘Lightning’ Lee Murray.” Screenwriter Kerry Williamson (who also adapted Denis Hamill’s novel Fork in the Road for Alexander Payne) is adapting the script, which Aronofsky is eyeing as a directing vehicle. Details after the jump. The underlying rights package that includes an article from an April 14th 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated Magazine titled Breaking the Bank by Jon Wertheim, and the non-fiction book Heist: The Inside Story of the World’s Biggest Robbery by Howard Sounes. The Tonbridge Securitas heist, which took place outside of London in February 2006, is valued at over $85M USD – dwarfing previous cash hauls including the infamous 1963 Great Train Robbery and 1978 JFK Lufthansa heist ......
Submitted Sep 23, 2009 1:28AM by MMA-San - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Floyd Mayweather defeats Juan Manuel Marquez — and nearly puts Dana White to sleep
(mmamania.com)
From the Zuffa boss: “It sucked just like I thought it would, just like I knew it would. It was a horrendous. It went to a 12-round boring decision.” Any MMA fans catch the replay — or blow off UFC 103 altogether to watch “Money” cash in on his size advantage? State your case.
Submitted Sep 20, 2009 3:17PM by jae_1833 - 20 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
 
3x NCAA Champing Makes MMA Debut Friday
(mmaweekly.com)
"It would be ideal for 26 year-old Todd Meneely if the wrestling mats at his school were surrounded by a fence. But it’s one or the other: cage or the mat. And for now, the cage is winning out. When the University of Nebraska, Omaha, student steps into the cage for the first time in his life Friday at Adrenaline IV, he will be the most decorated wrestler on the card, and he won’t make a cent to fight. "
Submitted Sep 16, 2009 4:40PM by Sinister - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Floyd Mayweather - "MMA is nothing more than a sideshow act"
(cagereport.net)
Floyd Mayweather will be going head to head against the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) with his scheduled bout against Mexican boxing sensation Juan Manuel Marquez on September the 19th. Mayweather looks to prove the point that Boxing is still the king of combat sports, fighting on a night that coincides with a UFC PPV event. This battle between boxing and the UFC was by design as Mayweather chose to have his fight on the night of UFC 103. Saturday night serves as a major indicator of whether boxing can compete against the UFC any longer. Mayweather is beyond confident it can. Obviously shaken, and left with a feeling that UFC PPV buys will suffer – The President of the UFC Dana White released a video earlier this week in attempt to persuade Mixed Martial Arts fans to purchase UFC 103 rather than the Mayweather/Marquez ppv. Mayweather, never one to back down in a war of words, addressed the issue at a pre-fight press conference in L.A early this week, When asked how he feels about going head to head with ‘UFC 103 Franklin vs. Beflort’ Mayweather dismissed it as a threat:

“Who’s Rich Franklin? There’s 8 year old kids just starting out in my gym who punch better than that guy. I’ve seen that guy try to punch and felt sorry for him, embarrassed for him – I think Roger [Mayweather] still has some spaces left in the beginners class, might want to get the basics down before he goes head to head with me. I mean come on, until he generates a revenue of 2.5 million he don’t even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Floyd Mayweather let alone be trying to compete with me. What you’re getting here is two of the best pound for pound fighters in the world going at it to determine who is number one, what they got there is two journeymen, bar room fighters who can’t tell a fish hook from a check hook.”
Mayweather was also asked to give his thoughts on how he feels the striking abilities of some of the premier strikers in MMA, such as Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, might match up against the upper echelon heavyweight boxers.

“I think he forgot he has a right hand, give him a pair of 12 ounce gloves and Vlad Klitchko would tear up that ass in seconds. Look, I just watched an ex-UFC heavyweight champ, some overweight unathletic chump get one punched by an over the hill broken boxer, Mercer. Don’t get me wrong, I love Big Ray but his best days are behind him and he one punched an ex-champ, what more do I need to say? Just imagine what happens if a heavyweight contender lays hands on a MMA fighter. We both know what the aftermath will look like.”
While this will be the first time a major boxing event clashes with a UFC event, Mayweather insists that this will not be the first time he has beaten the UFC in terms of ratings.

“Look, I already went head on with the UFC in my fight against[Ricky] Hatton, we all know how that turned out and the same is gonna happen again on September 19th. I’m gonna give the people at home something to talk about the next day; everyone is going to be talking about the Floyd Mayweather fight that was on last night. Ain’t gonna be no one talking about those two guys who rolled around on the floor for 3 rounds. That’s why I was and still am the PPV king. ”
Mayweather even went as far to discredit MMA as a real sport calling it a ‘sideshow act’ and detailed the disparity in terms of pay between the two combat sports.

“The main difference between Boxing and MMA is the fact that boxing is a real sport and requires skill to reach the top. When you watch boxing you know you ain’t [going to] see some WWE clown walk in and take the belt after a couple fights. It ai’nt happening. That’s because it takes years to perfect and master the sweet science, MMA is nothing more than a sideshow act that probably won’t even be around in 10 years time. Boxing ain’t going anywhere, write that down. If so many people want to watch those guys fight then why isn’t Dana White paying them like it?"
My bad bout the link here you go
Submitted Sep 15, 2009 12:44PM by RhythmAndStyle - 23 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Nate "The Rock" Quarry is Left 4 Dead
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Ok we need to talk about some video gaming. Have you had any down time after your training to play any games? Nate Quarry: Oh yeah, I was actually able to play the UFC Undisputed 2009 game for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I got a chance to be a guest online and play some of the mixed martial arts fans that were online. It was a great time! The game I am looking forward to the most though is Left 4 Dead 2. The creators of the game did a photo shoot with me and I am going to be one of the Zombies that you fight in the game. I'm really excited to be involved in the project.
Submitted Sep 14, 2009 2:06AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
 
Should the UFC Have the Power to Veto Outside Projects?
(bloodyelbow.com)
?Rampage Jackson's decision to pull out of UFC 107 in order to star in The A-Team has those inside and outside the company considering how these incidents can be avoided in the future. The guys over at MMA Payout think the UFC should add some kind of clause to its contracts that would tie fighters to a certain date in the future.
Submitted Sep 11, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
No Plea Deal For Driver Accused Of Killing Charles "Mask" Lewis
(cagepotato.com)
The Orange County Register has an update on the case against Jeffrey David Kirby, the man accused of killing Tapout’s Charles “Mask” Lewis in a drunk-driving accident this past spring. Late last week the judge refused to give Kirby a reduced sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter. Instead, prosecutors are seeking an 18-year sentence for Kirby, who has two prior convictions for drunk driving and had a .13 blood/alcohol level hours after the crash that killed Mask.
Submitted Sep 8, 2009 8:38PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
ross clifton found dead
(mmaweekly.com)
Super heavyweight Ross "The Grizzly" Clifton, an eight-year veteran of MMA best known for his TKO loss to Ken Shamrock at "Wargods" in February, has passed away from an apparent heart attack. He was 32 years old. Clifton's former trainer, UFC veteran Cal Worsham, said the Rancho Cordova fighter was found dead by his wife Friday morning. Clifton was reportedly watching TV in a recliner chair when the wife went to bed Thursday night. Official details of Clifton's death were not readily available. Clifton ran a small MMA school called "Grizzly's Den" in nearby Cameron Park and last fought in July, losing by TKO to Rick Vardell at Gladiator Challenge: Total Recall.
Submitted Sep 5, 2009 11:57PM by KingCmb - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous
 
Justin Eilers' Killer Convicted Of Manslaughter
(mmajunkie.com)
James Malec was on Thursday found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his stepson, UFC and EliteXC veteran Justin Eilers, this past December in Canyon County, Idaho, according to IdahoStatesman.com. Malec will now wait for sentencing, which is expected to take place this fall. While the manslaughter charge is a lighter conviction than the second-degree murder charges sought by prosecutors, Malec will still face up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 8:09AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Lift The Ban Watch: Maine Legalizes MMA
(411mania.com)
With legislation signed into law Monday, Maine has become the latest state to legalize MMA. The bill creates an "MMA Authority" in the state that must have rules for the sport established by March 1, 2010,which is when the state can host MMA events including UFC if such rules are in place. A UFC event in the state could feature hometown star Marcus Davis.
Submitted Sep 1, 2009 12:02PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Jason David Frank: From Power Ranger To MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
A few years ago actor Jason David Frank was used to hearing the familiar sound of fans yelling, "Go, go Power Rangers!" but now he's ready to hear the roar of a different crowd. The former action star from the hit series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" has officially made the move to mixed martial arts, and while training with UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard, he hopes to make his real fighting experience as successful as he did on television. Frank signed on with Suckerpunch Entertainment recently and hopes to make his professional debut in the very near future.
Submitted Aug 28, 2009 6:28AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
The Champion’s Clause: An MMA Comparative
(mmapayout.com)
Last week MMAPayout.com examined how Anderson Silva might avoid the “champion’s clause” in his UFC contract in order to seek the oft-rumoured boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. While Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, has sinced cleared the air with regards to Silva’s intentions, the situation nonetheless has provided an opportunity to shed more light on the champion’s clause - it may surprise you to know that the UFC isn’t the only organization with such a contractual obligation.
Submitted Aug 25, 2009 5:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Petruzelli Returns To Action, Wins First Post-Kimbo Fight
(411mania.com)
In his first fight since he took down Kimbo Slice, and ultimately EliteXC, by TKO, Seth Petruzelli returned to action Saturday for the first time since that fight after a long layoff due to injuries and outside business ventures. He beat Chris Baten by KO at 2:23 of round 1at the Art Of Fighting 4 event in Tampa, FL.
Submitted Aug 23, 2009 4:00PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
MMA Goes 2-0 Against Boxing This Weekend
(411mania.com)
For a couple of MMA fighters, it was a good weekend of boxing. Both KJ Noons and Terry Martin had boxing matches this weekend and both came away with wins-Noons beat Randy Pogue by unanimous decision to improve to 11-2 career in boxing, while Martin beat Rayvon Wilson by 2nd round KO to improve to 2-0.
Submitted Aug 23, 2009 3:57PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
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