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Deadmau5 and Gerard Way Face Off in Ultimate Fighting
(rollingstone.com)
When it came time to debut the video for his high-octane single "Professional Griefers," Deadmau5 knew where to turn: the equally aggressive world of ultimate fighting. On September 1st, Deadmau5 will unveil his clip during the UFC Jones vs. Henderson pay-per-view match. It features the recent Rolling Stone cover star locked in a futuristic gladiatorial bout with his guest vocalist, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. True to form, both combatants control oversized, CGI "mau5" robots. The video won't be released online until August 29th, but you can check out some exclusive promo posters of the would-be UFC warriors here.
Submitted Aug 28, 2012 11:06AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
The Fighting Life: The Fire and the Darkness of Brian Foster
(bleacherreport.com)
Any one who has followed this series regularly is used to being knee deep in a wordy introduction. The purpose is meant to build up anticipation and hopefully lay the groundwork for an emotional connection to the article which follows. My motive behind this is due to the fact I want these articles to give you more than you are used to reading. I want the readers to walk away from each installment, feeling a bit of what I felt not only writing, but obtaining the information. My passion in the sport of MMA is to highlight a portion of a fighter's journey and thus far I believe I've been somewhat successful in my ability to do so. I tell you these things because this installment is going to be much different. Typically in this sport, journalists are kept at a distance for good reason. Breaking news and the race for website clicks make this a competitive environment, but based on my niche only writing fighter features, I've walked somewhat of a different path than most of my peers. I'm far from being the only media member to develop friendships in this business, but where other writers have to remain objective, I dwell in a grey area. While the following details are personal, I felt it was long overdue and this story needed be shared...
Submitted Aug 27, 2012 12:11AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
A guide to playing a complex blame game in the wake of UFC 151's cancellation
(mmajunkie.com)
First it was an unfortunate situation, then a terrible one. Now it's just plain weird. To recap: Dan Henderson gets hurt and can't fight Jon Jones at UFC 151. Jones won't accept a fight with Chael Sonnen as a replacement, which led UFC President Dana White to shift Jones into a fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC 152 and cancel UFC 151 altogether, an executive decision for which White blamed not only Jones but also his trainer, Greg Jackson. But then, hold on, Machida won't take that fight after all, so now it's middleweight Vitor Belfort stepping up a division to fight Jones in the title fight that fans have been begging for since never. If you're not confused yet, you probably should be. I know I am. I'm confused about how Jones and Jackson came to be blamed for what was ultimately the UFC's decision. I'm confused about how Jones and Jackson couldn't see the upside of taking the fight in the first place. I'm confused about what must be going through Machida's mind to make him think he's in a position to pick and choose. I'm really confused as to how Belfort got the offer at all, unless the UFC was calling every fighter in the company directory and doing it alphabetically by last name. Mostly I'm confused about what it all means, not just for Jones and Jackson and Sonnen and Machida, but also for the UFC and MMA in general. How did we get to a point where a 41-year-old man's injured knee could set off a chain of events that would derail an entire event, leaving both fans and undercard fighters with nothing to do and nowhere to go on what was supposed to be a big Saturday night? Who's to blame for all this? And, in the rush to point fingers, how do we know we're pointing them in the right direction?
Submitted Aug 25, 2012 3:28PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Ken Shamrock Roughs Up a Woman (Thought She Was a Man)
(tmz.com)
UFC hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock -- one of the greatest MMA fighters ever -- has been accused of battering a woman at a California mall ... but Ken claims it was an honest mistake ... 'cause he thought she was a he. Shamrock -- whose nickname is "The World's Most Dangerous Man" -- was hangin' out at a mall in Modesto, CA last month when he saw two women fighting each other in front of the Coach store ... surrounded by a group of lookie loos filming the whole thing...
Submitted Aug 24, 2012 9:21AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Rulon Gardner Declined $1 Million Offer to Fight Fedor Emelianenko
(mmafighting.com)
Much is made of the transition for those elite collegiate and Olympic wrestlers who wish to try mixed martial arts as a post-wrestling career option. On the heels of the 2012 London Olympic Games - which saw Americans Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner bring home gold medals in freestyle competition - the question about who is next to move from the amateur wrestling ranks to the professional MMA divisions is hotter than ever. For one Greco-Roman Olympic champion, however, the move wasn't as easy or fun as he thought it would be.
Submitted Aug 23, 2012 2:01PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
LL Cool J Hospitalizes Would-be Burgular
(mmamania.com)
Ladies Love Cool James. Home invaders? Not so much. Just like the slack-jawed yokels who kicked down the door of a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym in San Antonio -- only to find it populated with a bunch of cage fighters -- a would-be burglar got more than he bargained for after stumbling upon the longtime rapper in his home on Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2012).
Submitted Aug 23, 2012 11:17AM by scoozna - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Phil Baldacci fighting to aid recovery of Team Alpha Male's Devin Johnson
(mmajunkie.com)
When the body has nothing more to offer, the spirit still fights. At its peak form, that is what MMA and combat sports offer spectators: the illustration of mind, heart and spirit to the masses. In enduring tragedy, that is what Devin Johnson contributes to MMA. The Team Alpha Male representative was injured while sparring in May at Sacramento's Ultimate Fitness. On Saturday night, Phil Baldacci is donating his fight purse to the fighter's recovery fund.
Submitted Aug 17, 2012 9:51PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Randy Couture Not Coming Back to Fighting ‘Unless Steven Seagal Wants to Sign Up’
(mmaweekly.com)
One of the most common questions has to be ‘is there any fight that would draw you back into the Octagon?’. Well, leave it to Randy Couture to spice things up and throw out another action star’s name, who isn’t in The Expendables, but happens to be swirling around his old stomping ground in the UFC. “Not unless (Steven) Seagal wants to sign up,” Couture answered with a smile and a laugh...
Submitted Aug 16, 2012 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 150 ratings: FX prelims fall below 1 million viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
The roller-coaster ratings for FX's UFC preliminary-card broadcasts continue. The most recent two-hour broadcast, which coincided with this past weekend's UFC 150 event, fell below 1 million viewers. Of FX's nine preliminary-card broadcasts to date, it ranked seventh. Overall, the Aug. 11 broadcast averaged 974,000 viewers, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with event sources. UFC 150 took place at Denver's Pepsi Center. The night's main card, including lightweight champion Benson Henderson's narrow split-decision victory over Frankie Edgar, aired on pay-per-view. Dennis Bermudez, Michael Kuiper, Erik Perez and Chico Camus picked up victories on the FX broadcast, which followed a one-bout stream on Facebook. The most-recent UFC-FX prelims broadcast, UFC 149, averaged 1 million viewers. Prior to that, UFC 148 set a new high watermark with 1.8 million viewers...
Submitted Aug 14, 2012 3:41PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Jason "Mayhem" Miller Arrested Inside Church BUCK NAKED
(tmz.com)
Recently-axed UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested today in Orange County, TMZ has learned -- after allegedly breaking into a church, spraying a fire extinguisher all over the place, and getting buck naked. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the O.C. Sheriff's Office received a call early this morning from the Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo about a possible burglary in progress. When the deputies arrived, we're told they found the first and second floors covered in white fire extinguisher spray. Cops say the place was also trashed -- scattered CDs, books, and broken pictures. When officers reached the second floor, we're told they found Miller naked on some couch -- totally awake and coherent...
Submitted Aug 13, 2012 4:46PM by grappler0000 - 34 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic looks to return to MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
At 37 years old, Croatian combat-sports legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic believes he will again compete in MMA. Despite walking away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after an October loss to Roy Nelson, Filipovic told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and USA TODAY Sports that he is training in the sport and envisions a return to MMA. "Concerning my retirement from the UFC, I said it was my last fight for the UFC and last fight on the present contract, but I did not say, 'I won't keep fighting,'" Filipovic said. "I never said that. I think the best thing to say is that I was born to fight." After leaving the UFC, Filipovic had surgery to repair torn muscles and tendons in his arm. He has returned to training and said he feels like an athlete reborn.
Submitted Aug 8, 2012 8:30AM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC on FOX 4 Ratings: Approximately 2.36 Million Tune In For Shogun vs. Vera
(mmafighting.com)
In the considerable shadow of the Olympics, Saturday night's UFC on FOX 4 was never expected to win the evening's ratings battle. The fight card produced a considerable amount of action and drama, but in the end, the ratings reflected the difficulty of stacking up against a powerhouse sports property. The event, highlights by a main event pitting former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua against Brandon Vera, saw its highest ratings in the last half-hour, when approximately 2.36 million tuned in for the showcase fight...
Submitted Aug 6, 2012 11:27PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Tim Tebow joins MMA craze
(content.usatoday.com)
Tim Tebow has already gotten bigger. Now, according to TMZ, he's getting badder by taking up MMA training with the famed Gracie family. New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is among many NFL players to incorporate MMA workouts in their offseason routines. Gracie tweeted a welcome to the New York Jets quarterback and later added that "He's a natural!" Tebow is among many NFL players to incorporate MMA workouts in their offseason routines. The Gracie family is legendary for its Brazilian jiu-jitsu prowess. The martial art is a self-defense system that focuses on ground-fighting and is known for enabling smaller combatants to ward off bigger foes with savvy use of leverage and technique
Submitted Jul 5, 2012 11:14PM by prophecy033 - 26 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Oregon State Athletic Commission executive director on leave pending investigation
(mmajunkie.com)
The Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Justice are investigating the longtime head of the Oregon State Athletic Commission. The OSP issued a press release this past week that states Brad D'Arcy, who's served as the executive director of the OSAC since 2004, on June 6 was placed on paid leave as the enforcement agencies look into "conduct associated with the director's duties." Oversight for combat sports events in the state, including next month's "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" event, now is handled by the OSP, which supersedes the OSAC. The commission's five-member volunteer board remains in place. "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy" takes place July 14 at Rose Garden in Portland, and airs live on Showtime and Showtime Extreme. The main event features a middleweight title fight between current champ Luke Rockhold and challenger Tim Kennedy. Nearly all established North American athletic commissions require drug testing for title fights. Speaking today to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), John Yost of the OSP referred questions about event administration and testing to Gaming Enforcement Division Lt. Craig Heuberger, who now is in charge of the OSAC's business-related matters. Yost declined to answer questions about the investigation. Heuberger was unavailable for comment.
Submitted Jun 28, 2012 9:58PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Details emerge for International Fight Week centered around UFC 148 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
With one of the biggest fights in company history taking place at UFC 148, plus the latest UFC Fan Expo, fans already had plenty on tap next month in Las Vegas. Now they can add even more to the list of options for the week. The UFC on Monday made official a partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for the first International Fight Week. International Fight Week kicks off July 3 and will feature five days of events, culminating in the UFC 148 pay-per-view on July 7. And the plan is to make the Las Vegas show around Independence Day each year an International Fight Week event. Tuesday, July 3 11 a.m.: UFC 148 press conference, Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo Wednesday, July 4 11 a.m.–11 p.m.: Octagon Nation truck at Fremont Street Experience 7:30 p.m.: Kick-off party and 3 Doors Down concert at Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 5 11 a.m.–11 p.m.: Octagon Nation truck at Fremont Street Experience 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: UFC 148 open workouts at XS at Encore at Wynn 1–6 p.m.: Pool party with UFC octagon girls and fighters at Palms Casino Resort 6–8 p.m.: Downtown pub crawl with UFC octagon girls and fighters at Golden Nugget, El Cortez, The D, Golden Gate Friday, July 6 10 a.m.–6 p.m.: UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center 11 a.m.–11 p.m.: Octagon Nation truck at Fremont Street Experience 4 p.m.: UFC 148 weigh-ins at Mandalay Bay Events Center 5 p.m.: First Friday Art Night at Cabana Suites at El Cortez 8 p.m.: Fan beach party with UFC octagon girls and fighters at Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 7 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center 11 a.m.–11 p.m.: Octagon Nation truck at Fremont Street Experience 3 p.m.: UFC 148 doors open at MGM Grand Garden Arena 4 p.m.: UFC 148 first bout 6 p.m.: UFC 148 viewing parties at Mandalay Bay, Palms Casino Resort, Golden Nugget, Lagasse's Stadium at Palazzo, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Red Rock 7 p.m.: UFC 148 live on pay-per-view 10 p.m.: UFC 148 after-party at Tryst nightclub at Wynn
Submitted Jun 18, 2012 11:59PM by lohmann - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Chute Boxe Owner Sues Anderson Silva for 'Damage to Reputation'
(fightersonlymag.com)
Anderson Silva's autobiography was supposed to be a landmark in Brazil’s mixed martial arts history but actually, the book has become pain the neck for the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion. First, The Spider created controversy with an anecdote about returning with a gun to look for former coach Rafael Cordeiro after an earlier argument ended up with Anderson taking a slap in the face. Then Jose ‘Pele’ Landi-Jons also made strong comments last week when he read a section which accused him of deliberately driving through a puddle to spray road water all over Anderson and his daughter...
Submitted Jun 15, 2012 9:30PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC President Dana White and Tony Hawk teaming up for Sports Entertainment Summit on July 12 in Hollywood
(mmamania.com)
Wonder Twin powers, activate! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is teaming up with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk for "Keynote Conversations" at the Sports Entertainment Summit on July 12, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California. White will address attendees from 12-12:30 p.m. following the presentation for the Multi-Screen Sports Experience: Success with Social Media, Apps, Live Streaming and More. Additionally, Hawk will speak from 4:45-5:15 pm on the heels of the topic of Moving Media: File-transport and Media Management in a Changing Sports Production World.
Submitted Jun 14, 2012 1:13AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Invicta Fighting and JEWELS Form Strategic Partnership for Women’s MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
Invicta Fighting Championships and Japan-based JEWELS this week announced that the two women’s mixed martial arts promotions have formed a strategic partnership to cross-promote the world’s top female fighters on their respective fight cards in the United States and Japan. As part of the new alliance, JEWELS champion Akaya Hamasaki (7-0) of Yamaguchi, Japan, will head to Kansas City, Kan., to square off with fellow undefeated star Jasminka “Impressive” Cive (5-0) of Graz, Styria, Austria, in a flyweight (115 pounds) match-up at Invicta FC 2: McMann vs. Baszler at Memorial Hall on July 28.
Submitted Jun 10, 2012 2:12PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Ex-MMA Fighter Threatens To Kill UFC Prez
(tmz.com)
UFC Prez Dana White is on the receiving end of some terrifying death threats from an ex-MMA fighter who says he plans to "shoot [Dana] right in the head" -- and now cops are on the case. It's unclear what started the beef, but the wannabe fighter -- Dan Quinn -- has gone off the hinges, leaving voicemail messages threatening to blow up Dana's offices and put a bullet in the back of his head. Quinn's fighting career spanned nine years from 2001-2010. He never fought in the UFC, but did face off against a couple of future UFC fighters, including 2004 heavyweight champ Frank Mir (Quinn got beat). Quinn has made rambling threats against White for several years on YouTube, but they escalated recently after Quinn somehow got Dana's private work number and left chilling messages...
Submitted May 19, 2012 5:54AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Guilherme Bertholdo may eventually follow in Uncle Anderson Silva's MMA footsteps
(mmajunkie.com)
While his name isn't the same as his world famous uncle, there's still some pressure if you're getting into the fight game and are related to pound-for-pound MMA king Anderson Silva. But 19-year-old Guilherme Bertholdo shrugs off his famous lineage and told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he's trying to forge his own fighting path, which right now is strictly muay Thai. "No, I don't feel any pressure," said the soft-spoken Bertholdo, who faces 24-year-old Chris Lazaro tonight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas at Lion Fight Muay Thai VI. "I'm just trying to do my own thing." The 12-bout card streams live at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on LionFightPromotions.com. It features a main-event rematch between World Boxing Council light-heavyweight (175-pound) champ Joe Schilling (12-2, 10 KOs) of Los Angeles and Simon Marcus (23-0, 18 KOs) of Toronto. Marcus ended their February meeting with a quick, and controversial, TKO...
Submitted May 12, 2012 2:20PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other Combat Sports
 
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