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Bob Sapp Defeats Fedor Emelianenko In Japan
(mmamania.com)
Upset! Bob Sapp has defeated Fedor Emelianenko in Japan en route to a championship win at the 17-man celebrity arm wrestling tournament in "The Land of the Rising Sun," one that also included Kevin Randleman and Kazushi Sakuraba, among others.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 3:25PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Roy Jones Jr. now interested in boxing Nick Diaz
(mmafighting.com)
The former boxing champion, who attended UFC 168 in Las Vegas Saturday night, told MMAFighting.com that his top choice has always been to box Silva but now that that's off the table, he's very interested in boxing Nick Diaz. Jones Jr. said he told UFC president Dana White about his desire to box Diaz, and White told him he'd think about it. Given Diaz's contract with the UFC, White would obviously have to be on board with the idea for the fight to happen...
Submitted Dec 29, 2013 9:29AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Ray Longo is the ultimate trainer
(newsday.com)
Before orchestrating the two greatest upsets in UFC history, trainer Ray Longo cultivated success stories. The type of story he thrives being a part of but rarely touts. Before Matt Serra and Chris Weidman registered those improbable championship knockouts, Lee Dolowich just tried to avoid vomiting in the ring...
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 9:22AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Coroner: Del Rosario’s death due to natural causes; Cocaine, THC and Opiates found in system
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario‘s death was due to natural causes, according to medical examiners. A death certificate issued Wednesday by the Orange County (Calif.) coroner’s office said the 30-year-old fighter suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen to the brain, an abnormal heart rhythm commonly associated with heart attacks and a congenital heart disorder.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 5:43PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Matt Grice has part of skull successfully reattached
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC featherweight Matt Grice, who was in a brutal car accident in September, has successfully had part of his skull reattached and shared the news with a bit of humor.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:17PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shane del Rosario’s family to donate his organs and set up foundation for disadvantaged children in his name
(mmamania.com)
Shane del Rosario's family will make sure his legacy lives on as they have announced plans to create a foundation in his name to help disadvantaged children, something that was very dear to Shane's heart.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 3:07PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Paul Walker awarded BJJ black belt
(cagecraze.com)
Paul Walker, star of The Fast and The Furious, who died recently, was posthumously awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to his acting credits and charity work, Walker was an avid BJJ student, reaching the rank of brown belt before hsi death. His teacher, Ricardo Franjinha Miller, gave Walker’s father a black belt in the actor’s honor.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 11:49AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller apologizes to Uriah Hall
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller offers a public apology to Uriah Hall after run in at Commerce Casino in October.
Submitted Nov 20, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
NSAC head sees no cause for concern with scoring in St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight at UFC 167
(mmajunkie.com)
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...
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 9:52AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
NSAC announces Dec. 2 workshop to solicit input on regulation changes
(mmajunkie.com)
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.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Renzo Gracie responds to criticism, says Royce doesn’t help the Gracie family
(mmafighting.com)
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
(sherdog.com)
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.
Submitted Nov 3, 2013 9:46PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
ADCC 2013 'Beijing' brackets released for Worlds tournament
(mmamania.com)
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.
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 10:07PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Mehdi Baghdad to YouTube highlight creators: Please take them down
(mmajunkie.com)
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."
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
MFC's Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
(maximumfighting.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former WEC/UFC bantamweight star Miguel Torres' father robbed at gunpoint
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
NSAC chairman apologizes to Nevada governor, has serious questions for Kizer, changes to judging assignments coming
(bloodyelbow.com)
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2013 8:38PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Mark Munoz Parts Ways with Jason Miller, Hopes He Can Find His Way Out of Recent Turmoil
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Ex-WEC champ Miguel Torres arrested for marijuana possession
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was arrested over the weekend in his home state of Indiana on a marijuana charge.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 12:13AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Vinny Magalhaes nixes retirement plans, meets Jeff Monson in November
(mmafighting.com)
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
 
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