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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
 
Forrest Griffin and Mac Ganzig playing cops in the Tucker Max movie
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Forrest Griffin and TUF 6 Champ Mac Danzig were down in Shreveport, Louisiana earlier this week on set of the movie “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”. Griffin and Danzig have a small part in the film, playing cops in a movie based on the shenanigans of Tucker Max. For those that don’t know, Tucker Max was blogging about his drunken, womanizing exploits before the phrase “blogging” even existed. He turned his stories into a book deal and now is filming a movie based on his book/stories/life by the title “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell” FiveOuncesofPain.com is the first MMA site to bring you these pics, as they were leaked to us by a source on set. And next week we’ll be giving away signed copies of Tucker Max’s book “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”.
Submitted Aug 15, 2008 1:46PM by TimW001 - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
The Olympic Crossover
(sherdog.com)
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games and their vast commercial reach could serve as a launching pad for the next mixed martial arts superstar. With NBC, MSNBC, the USA Network and various Internet outlets providing more than 3,600 hours of Olympic coverage, a medal-winning athlete with a compelling story could be in perfect position to crossover to MMA. After all, it has happened before. Many Olympic wrestlers and judokas from various countries have gone on to give MMA a try. Some enjoyed more success than others.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 8:19PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Jackson Arraignment Postponed
(sherdog.com)
The arraignment of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictures) has been postponed Friday pending further investigation into his July 15 arrest in Costa Mesa, Calif. Jackson was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, reckless driving and hit-and-run charges following a chase by authorities that saw elite fighter’s Ford pick-up truck bounce off other vehicles, jump street medians and swerve onto sidewalks, which “caused pedestrians to flee in terror,” according to a Costa Mesa police department report.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 8:17PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Has anyone seen this before??
(rioheroes.com)
This site is called Rio heroes. It is bare knuckle Vale Tudo fighting from Rio Di Janeiro. It is pretty cool... Check it out, here is the link.. It is pretty brutal stuff.. I stumbled across this on you tube. Just thought I should share.
Submitted Aug 12, 2008 1:28PM by Jason-plata - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Florian: "MMA Live Could Soon Be On ESPN TV"
(mmajunkie.com)
According to show co-host Kenny Florian, the espn.com program "MMA Live" could soon be headed to TV. Florian said a deal that would put the show on ESPN or ESPN2 is "very, very close" to being finalized.
Submitted Aug 12, 2008 12:50PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Bull Ropes and BS: 'Respect' and Other Fan Foolery
(sherdog.com)
After a 15-minute emasculation of Heath Herring (Pictures), even in the face of other notable Saturday night happenings, I was fully aware Brock Lesnar (Pictures) was going to dominate my inbox come Sunday morning. However, I expected most of the discussion to be centered on his obvious potential as a heavyweight, with requests for me to impersonate Joe Silva by forecasting Lesnar's future fighting engagements. Instead, I have been swarmed with and puzzled by dozens and dozens of choleric and venomous messages from incensed fans who have apparently suffered damaged psyches at the hands of Brock Lesnar's in-cage antics. Jordan Breen talking sense once again...
Submitted Aug 11, 2008 1:10PM by ncordless - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson accident victim has miscarriage
(mmamania.com)
“Huntington Beach woman who was more than 16 weeks pregnant and who police said was injured in a hit-and-run crash with mixed martial artist Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson on the 55 Freeway two weeks ago has had a miscarriage, her fiance said Friday. Holli Griggs, 38, was driving her 2007 Cadillac Escalade in the left lane on the southbound 55 Freeway just south of Bay Street on July 15 when Jackson’s gray-and-green pick-up truck sideswiped her as he drove along the median lane at about 45 mph, California Highway Patrol officials said. Prosecutors have yet to file charges against Jackson, a former light heavyweight champion for the Ultimate Fighting Championship who remains free on $25,000 bail. Prosecutors would not comment on any potential charges due to Griggs’ miscarriage.” Right now there’s no word on whether or not the miscarriage was a result of the accident — it could just be coincidence. However, the couple has retained the services of an attorney and could possibly proceed with legal action against the former light heavyweight champion.
Submitted Aug 2, 2008 4:09PM by SmileR - 31 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Putting a price on fame
(sports.espn.go.com)
Would Anderson Silva be jumping for joy if he knew the UFC controlled his merchandising rights -- even after he left the organization? In a fast-growing sport where fighters can generate ever-larger sums through endorsements, licensing and usage of their image, a struggle is under way over control and ownership of those rights in mixed martial arts' biggest organization. The battle between Zuffa LLC, parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and UFC fighters to control these intellectual properties has become a topic of contentious debate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:48PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Fuel The Fighter: Lean and Mean with Creatine?
(mmafighting.com)
Learn the Benefits and Risks The rising popularity of MMA has increased the demand for elite and talented competitors. Both amateur and professional fighters are always on the lookout for an edge to intensify their skills. Athletes often search for nutritional supplements like creatine to enhance performance. Before you decide to see if creatine supplements boost your training, you should know how creatine works, how it will help, and what risks it carries.
Submitted Aug 1, 2008 1:40PM by aznteabagger - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Report: DREAM could be in trouble and risk of losing TV deal in Japan
(dreamfighters.com)
Taniagwa Sadaharu FEG producer has hinted some major troubles over at DREAM. Taniagwa was quoted talking about the ratings for DREAM.5, and what needs to be done to make DREAm survive.
Submitted Jul 31, 2008 12:36PM by kastro_316 - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ibarra and Rampage Part ways
(cagepotato.com)

With defeat as the impetus, Jackson responded to rough terrain by relieving the trainer of his duties, though “bottom line, somehow, someway it all involves money,” said the fighter’s friend.
Jackson is now out of psychiatric observation and is attending outpatient treatment on a daily basis, but he didn’t seem completely cured after his initial release.

“He would still make comments that were slightly weird,” said Jackson’s longtime associate. “You could tell that he wasn’t all the way there, but each day you could tell he was better…He knows what he went through,” said the source. “He knew he had an emotional breakdown that led to a mental breakdown.”
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 6:52PM by juanez13 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Nielsen Ratings Saturday, July 26: EliteXC MMA on CBS Had No Kick
(tvbythenumbers.com)
FOX won another lame Saturday night with the time-tested duo of Cops and America’s Most Wanted. Normally, because it’s Saturday, and because it’s a Saturday in the middle of the summer there wouldn’t be a whole lot to say. And indeed, FOX was the only network to crack above a 1.0 rating among 18-49 year olds for the whole night. And there really still isn’t much to say except for this: EliteXC Saturday Night Fights without any buzz surrounding Kimbo Slice performed much worse without Kimbo than it did with him. CBS initial foray into MMA didn’t draw a slew of viewers but at least performed well in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos.
Submitted Jul 27, 2008 3:55PM by grappler0000 - 27 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Miscellaneous
 
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