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Kharitonov To Face Ambriz @ DREAM.6
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Jimmy 'The Titan' Ambriz will replace Mighty MO at DREAM. 6 & Face Sergei Kharitonov Ken Pavia frm MMA Agents informed PDG today that he will be flying to Japan tomorrow and his fighter Jimmy "The Titan" Ambriz will be replacing Mighty MO at DREAM. 6 against Sergei Kharitonov on Tuesday Sept. 23rd. No word yet on why Mighty MO had to withdraw but an announcement is expected soon. Bad news for MO fans but great that Sergei is still going to be on the card!!
Submitted Sep 21, 2008 2:25AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, HDNet, Miscellaneous
 
Showtime Enters Talks to Purchase Pro Elite
(sherdog.com)
Showtime Networks filed public notice with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday announcing its intention to enter preliminary negotiations for the purchase of Pro Elite Inc. Showtime, a subsidiary of the parent conglomerate CBS Corporation, already enjoys broadcasting deals with the Los Angeles-based company on both its premium cable channel and CBS. Showtime also has a 20% ownership stake in Pro Elite
Submitted Sep 18, 2008 3:15PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Gary Shaw On Affliction/Golden Boy Partnership: "I Think They're In For Some Surprises"
(mmamania.com)
During a recent radio interview, Gary Shaw offered his thoughts on the partnership between Affliction & Golden Boy Promotions, He doesn't think it'll work out and that they're in for some surprises.
Submitted Sep 16, 2008 12:31PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Tanner, According to Those Who Knew Him Best
(sherdog.com)
MMA will never have another Evan Tanner. To chronicle his compelling life, Sherdog.com turned to some of the people who knew him best, including those who grew up with him and watched him wrestle in high school before he began his fight career inside a rowdy rodeo coliseum in Amarillo, Texas. A Self-Taught Texan Deana Epperson grew up across the street from Tanner in Amarillo and kept in touch with him throughout the years: He was a good kid. He really didn’t mess with anybody. He didn’t even wrestle -- he pole-vaulted in junior high. He didn’t even start wrestling until our sophomore year in high school, and we were a big school. We were 5A. By our junior and senior year, he was a back-to-back state champion in wrestling. Texas is no joke with wrestling and for him to have never wrestled till 10th grade and then been a state champion in 11th and 12th grade -- that’s just incredible. He was such a renaissance man on the most basic level. He didn’t really like to admit this to people, but Evan had a photographic memory, and that’s how the big legend of Evan Tanner was true. He was a big wrestler in high school and he got the Gracie jiu-jitsu videos, and whatever he would watch somebody do, he could instantly put that into his repertoire. He was genetically gifted, he was amazingly smart, and he remembered everything he read and saw. That really explains how a guy who never really went to a dojo till he was 21 was able to do what he did. He was the first one I ever saw grab wrists to reign down elbows. And later on I saw Tito Ortiz in the corner with one of his fighters yelling, “Tanner elbows! Tanner elbows!” That’s when you know you’re the s---, is when someone is referencing you when they’re cornering someone else.
Submitted Sep 10, 2008 9:46AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Top 5 Breakthroughs In MMA
(sherdog.com)
Great fighters are remembered for a collection of moments within a vast library of sights and sounds -- a record of unforgettable victories and their most stinging defeats. But no moment stands out more than when a fighter distinguishes himself as a true force with which to be reckoned, having blossomed beyond the world of contenders and prospects. you know this is just a list someone did in there opinion. i like it but if any of you have ones that you think should have made the list feel free to post
Submitted Sep 10, 2008 5:40AM by haggiswashere - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
UFC 88 draws almost record breaking live crowd!!
(mmajunkie.com)
Almosts sets stadiums all time capacity record. second only to...BARBARA STREISAND!!!!???
Submitted Sep 8, 2008 5:43AM by haggiswashere - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Ontario Canada says no to amauter mma
(mmaweekly.com)
On May 3, 2006, the Ontario Mixed Martial Arts Association (OMMAA) received a letter from the Ministry of Government Services explaining why professional MMA was not permitted in the province of Ontario in Canada. In that letter they stated the following: “You may wish to contact the ministry of Health Promotions (MHP) so that you can explore having MMA recognized and sanctioned through the amateur sporting process. Steps in this direction may enable you to establish a safety track record in Ontario…” It wasn’t until August 2008 that OMMAA finally received a response from the MHP denying the application on the basis of three concerns. Firstly, the MHP was uncomfortable with OMMAA’s coaching certification program stating the following:
Submitted Sep 6, 2008 3:23AM by haggiswashere - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ortiz Sheds Light On Ibarra-Rampage Breakup!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Ortiz Sheds Light On Ibarra-Rampage Breakup! In an , Ortiz had the following to say about 'Rampage' Jackson's firing of trainer Juanito Ibarra: "Let me explain this to you because it really pisses me off that Ibarra has done what he has done, he is a thief. I have been running training camps for seven years up in Big Bear California and the most that my camp has cost a fighter to attend is $35,000. Ibarra was charging Jackson $65,000 to go to Big Bear. I don't understand that!! He was being very disrespectful and taking advantage of ‘Rampage’. Including travel, training partners, food and lodging, the most ever was $35,000, maybe if you flew in more trainers...$40K. Where did that extra money go that Ibarra was charging? ‘Rampage’ is really pissed and he feels betrayed that he was taken advantage of and I couldn't agree more with him. I don't care if Juanito reads this or hears about it anywhere, he already knows that he is blackballed. I don't care who you are; fighters work very hard for the money they earn and I feel slighted for even knowing Juanito." Remember that White Chocolate Management (Who also represents Jackson) filed a $10 Million Lawsuit against Ibarra and Jackson for alleged breach of contract by two. Jackson has now all but been removed from the lawsuit since he fired Ibarra.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 10:33PM by nwowolfpack - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Liddells Top 8 Moments
(sherdog.com)
Zuffa brings its beloved big top to Atlanta on Saturday night for UFC 88. As good hosts, Dana White and Co. are putting their best foot forward in Georgia with an end-to-end burner of a fight card, suitably topped off with MMA's foremost rockstar, Chuck Liddell (Pictures). In a main event some five months in the making, Liddell, now with full hamstring capabilities, meets the undefeated Rashad Evans (Pictures). For the 38-year-old Liddell, the fight is a must-win to secure a December mega-fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (Pictures) and to have one last crack at solidifying his resume as the sport's greatest light heavyweight. On the cusp of boom-or-bust for MMA's favorite San Luis Obispan, here are eight of the finest episodes from "The Iceman." And in the interest of class, only one reference to “Good Morning Texas.” Please no liddell haters right now
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:43PM by haggiswashere - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Brock Lesnar made more than GSP??!!!
(redsweat.com)
Unfortunatly UFC 87 payouts won't be officially released. But i found several sources that say brock lesnar made more than twice what GSP made. Apparently fighter payout’s are not released in Minnesota as part of the state’s freedom of information legislation. At least that is what Scott LeDoux, the executive director of the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission told MMAJunkie.com. I did read that George St. Pierre is on the same contract as his fight with Hughes when he pulled in $160,000 which means he would have made the same amount. If you combine that with his $60,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus, he would have pocketed a total of $220,000 for the event which is probably pretty accurate. Total and complete bs
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 5:06AM by haggiswashere - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
2008 OLYMPIAN BEN ASKREN CONSIDERING MMA
(mmaweekly.com)

Ben Askren, a 2008 Olympic wrestler, who just returned from the Beijing Olympics will soon decide if he will continue to work toward the 2012 games in London or make a move into the sport of mixed martial arts. The University of Missouri wrestler, who won the 2006 and 2007 NCAA National Championship in wrestling in the 174-pound weight class, is a long time fan of the sport and sees the level of competition he could face as a whole new challenge.
Sounds interesting, could we possibly add some more depth to the UFC welterweight division if he went to UFC?
Submitted Aug 30, 2008 9:00AM by imanidiot777 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Glover Teixera Next Fight To Be In UFC...
(mmamania.com)
Glover Teixera recently (5-2) recently appeared on an episode of tapout featuring his quick KO victory of Jorge Oliveria. Glover Teixera is best remembered for KO's Soko in the WEC, and as Chuck Liddels longtime training partner. Glover Teixera was rumored to appear on the UFC's next installment of the Ultimate Fighter, but it looks as if he will be skipping that route, signing a contract with the UFC... ...
Submitted Aug 28, 2008 8:55PM by F--K_Luck_AuH2O - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
NEW Affliction "Day Of Reckoning" Preview Video - With Ozzy in it!
(dreamfighters.com)
The NEW Affliction "Day Of Reckoning" Video - Features Josh Barnett, AA, and of course OZZY!
Submitted Aug 26, 2008 12:57PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Upper Deck has an MMA trading card set on the way in October
(blogs.orlandosentinel.com)
Upper Deck has a mixed martial arts, MMA, trading card set on the way in October. The Art of Fighting would be the first standalone MMA trading card product, including 100 basic cards in the basic set and two autographed cards per 24-pack box. While there's no doubting MMA's growing popularity, its mainstreaming reminds me a bit of the professional poker wave from a few years ago. Upper Deck had planned to produce a professional poker set, but those plans were scrapped. (Same for a professional fishing set around that time.) I'm sure the MMA set will do well -- Donruss' Ring Kings insert cards have been pretty popular from the Americana set -- but I think I might rather have the poker/fishing boxes. I'll decide for sure, though, when I rip into a box in October.
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 5:10PM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008 (VOTE: including Dana and Spider)
(ca.askmen.com)
Who have been the most influential men in 2008? Over the past 12 months, which guys have had the biggest impact on the way other men behave, buy and think? We at AM have a good enough idea to have assembled the shortlist of candidates youll find below. Now we need your help in determining the final 49. Follow the steps outlined below to build and submit your own Top 49 list. Your picks will be combined with those of other AM readers and our staff to produce the final list: the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008.
Submitted Aug 22, 2008 7:56PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
 
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon Affliction fight likely October 11
(mmamania.com)
Up-and-coming lightweights Chris Horodecki (12-1) and Dan Lauzon (10–2) are expected to tangle at Affliction: “Day of Reckoning” at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 11. Sherdog.com was today able to confirm that the long-rumored has been agreed to by both fighters and is just awaiting signatures on the bout agreements.
Submitted Aug 22, 2008 1:35PM by nickcuc547 - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Silva Pleads Innocence to Steroid Allegations
(sherdog.com)
EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva and his representatives have denied allegations that the 28-year-old Brazilian took steroids prior to his July 26 contest against Justin Eilers, and they’re willing to fight to prove it. On Thursday, the California State Athletic Commission released urinalysis results pointing the finger at the 6-foot-4, nearly 300-pound Brasilia native for Boldenone, an anabolic agent. Silva was immediately suspended for one year and fined $2,500, but may protest the disciplinary action and request a hearing before the commission –- something Silva’s manager, Alex Davis, plans to pursue without hesitation. “It’s a false positive. He got tested positive for something he didn’t take,” said Davis from his home outside Rio de Janeiro. “I will not let my fighter sit back and be wronged like this. I just won’t.” Silva was notified of the positive test result Wednesday via a phone call from the CSAC, though Davis said rumors of his fighter’s results had been circulating during a prolonged testing period, which included independent tests of two separate samples conducted by Quest Diagnostics and the World Anti-Doping Agency-approved Laboratoire De Controle Du Dopage in Montreal. “I did not use the steroid Boldenone, or any other steroid of prohibited substance,” Silva wrote in a prepared statement distributed to Sherdog.com. “I don’t agree and never have agreed with the use of this kind of product in order to win, for this is cheating. I will go to the full extent of my power and the law to prove my innocence in this matter.”
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 8:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
CSAC: Affliction Positive Drug Test Was Edwin Dewees
(mmamania.com)
The CSAC has just announced that the fighter testing positive for banned substances after Affliction: Banned was Edwin Dewees, who lost to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. He is now suspended for 1 year retroactive to the date of the fight and fined $2500.
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 1:30PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Jorge Rivera Daughter Memorial Fund Created
(mmamania.com)
Over the past weekend UFC fighter Kenny Florian announced details of a memorial fund set up in honor of Jorge Rivera's daughter Jessica, who died unexpectedly earlier this month. The address to send donations to is below: USMMA 316 Hartford Ave. Bellingham, MA 02019 Checks should be made out to Jorge Rivera.
Submitted Aug 18, 2008 10:57AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
The Olympic Crossover
(sherdog.com)
Very interesting article about the past the present and the future of athletes to make the change to MMA.
Submitted Aug 16, 2008 3:14PM by theguido - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
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