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Joe Warren says 'Fight Master' is 'the most educational fight show there is'
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Warren literally had a front-row seat for the unscripted reactions of the welterweight contestants on "Bellator MMA: Fight Master," and his suspicion that he'd lose the show's popularity contest wasn't far off...
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 9:32AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz denies Jenna Jameson's allegations, turns focus to custody battle
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 15-11-1 UFC) takes a deep breath before he answers. Long one of the most outspoken men in the sport of MMA, Ortiz briefly considers just how much he wants to reveal. But as he weighs the reality staring up at him on a computer screen, he decides to go all in. "I wasn't going to talk about it, but my kids are down for a nap right now," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I just took an hour nap, myself, because I get up at 6 a.m. every morning, and I take care of these kids Monday through Saturday. I have a nanny that comes in and helps me because Jenna doesn't want to be a mom. She has a problem, and I don't want to bash her because she's the mother of my children. But I've tried to help somebody for the last seven years. I tried to make a family, and it's hard to do that when somebody else doesn't want to contribute. I just look at as I can't help somebody that doesn't want to be helped. She can try and bash me as much as possible. The only thing it's hurting is my children."
Submitted May 30, 2013 10:07PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Jon Fitch says TRT is a ‘joke’ devised to re-boost the testosterone of past steroid users
(mmamania.com)
Michael Bisping says it's "cheating," Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen are on it and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White says he will "test the shit" out of fighters who need it. Of course, I'm talking about the highly-debated and always controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that seems to be constantly grabbing mixed martial arts (MMA) media headlines. Now, former No. 1 UFC welterweight contender, Jon Fitch, is giving his take on the issue, labeling the treatment a "joke." Furthermore, Fitch has come to the conclusion that TRT is simply a way to allow former steroid abusers to re-boost their testosterone. The former Purdue Boilermaker also calls "bullshit" on any MMA fighter using the age-old excuse that they need the treatment in order to complete with the younger fighters. Using himself as a prime example, the 35-year old says his testosterone levels are just as good as any of the young stars of today thanks to the simple fact that he didn't "wreck" his body with any performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Fitch touched on TRT as well as looked ahead to his debut with World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and talked about his sudden and unexpected release from the UFC ranks. "HA! TRT? It is a joke. This is devised to let guys who have used steroids in their past re-boost their testosterone since they abused their bodies when they were younger. The guys using it, the ones who use the excuse of, ‘I am too old to compete with young guys,' - that's bulls***! I am 35 years old, and I promise, I would and will bet money that my testosterone levels are just as good as a younger fighter. You know why? Because I have not wrecked my body with steroids, never used ANY type of PED and train healthy and properly to compete."
Submitted May 24, 2013 3:30PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Leonard Garcia's team bashes Bellator, questions claim of 'phantom' rep
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney claims his promotion never once contacted Leonard Garcia (15-11-1) about a potential deal with the tournament-based promotion. Garcia's team isn't buying it. "In light of Bellator's alleged legal chicanery with their own champions like Eddie Alvarez and Zach Makovsky, and high-profile fighters like Leonard Garcia making known their desire to avoid a potentially bad situation, it is not surprising Bellator is trying to get ahead of the bad PR plaguing their promotion," Garcia's reps at Haymaker's Empire Sports Management wrote in a statement issued to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "However, this story about a 'phantom' Bellator representative making phony offers to fighters just strains credulity." Garcia fought 17 times under the Zuffa banner from 2007 until this past month's UFC 159 event. While always an entertaining brawler, Garcia suffered five consecutive losses in the UFC's octagon and was released from his contract with the promotion...
Submitted May 11, 2013 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Tyson Fury says he would fight Cain Velasquez in the UFC – for the right price
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyson Fury said he would compete once in the octagon to beat UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, then go back to boxing.  "I'm definitely interested but the money would have to be right," Fury said.
Submitted May 7, 2013 9:36PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Veteran cutman 'Stitch' Duran recounts triage of Jon Jones' 'hitchhiking' toe
(mmajunkie.com)
Jacob "Stitch" Duran was already walking down the stairs leading out of the octagon and planned to catch a bus to UFC 159's host hotel when he heard UFC commentator Joe Rogan say Jon Jones' toe was broken.
Submitted Apr 30, 2013 10:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Cub Swanson thinks MMA gloves are 'crap'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After last nights glove debacles, I revisited an interview I did with UFC featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, who detailed the problems he found with MMA gloves.
Submitted Apr 28, 2013 8:57PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Interviews
 
DDP, Sinosic, Shamrock, Baroni, Varner and more give UFC 159 Predictions
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

Muhsin Corbbrey (15-7-2 MMA, Pro Boxer, Kickboxer and ESPN Asia Veteran) - “Jon Jones wins this fight via superior athletics and skill, I think it’ll make it to the third round and Sonnen may even get him down early via the takedown. But I think ‘Bones’ stops him with strikes in the 3rd.” Jamie Varner (21-7-1-2, former WEC Lightweight Champion) - “Jones wins even though I am a Sonnen fan.” Shayna Baszler (15-8, FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion) – “Instead of analyzing this with rational and all that, I’m totally fanning out and cheering for Chael!!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) – “Bones Jones wins via TKO, then Sonnen retires and works on FOX telecast.”
Submitted Apr 26, 2013 3:44AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Exclusive Interview: Going old school: Enson Inoue
(mmamental.com)
MMA Mental go old school chatting with a true MMA veteran, Enson Inoue fought in the UFC and Pride FC and was know for his heart and his never say die attitude. He talks to us about his career including a famous win over Randy Couture, he also tells us about discovering one of the greatest Japanese talents in the young history of the sport, The Kid.
Submitted Apr 24, 2013 6:14PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Joanne Calderwood would be pleased to fight anyone, even the best MMA fighter in the world
(mmamental.com)
Joanne Calderwood's been in the news a lot recently with her latest fight announcement and her signing a 6 fight contract to Invicta and earlier on today, MMA Mental were able to get her thoughts in an interview: On Sally Krumpier: “I was just going to get the win whether it was in the first round, second round or whenever... I expected it to go more to the decision...” On Training: “Everything I’m doing in my training, this is my full time job, and I’m here to show that in the cage” On her new 6 fight contract with Invicta:
Submitted Apr 23, 2013 1:54PM by jjeans - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Fresh off sweep, Team Alpha Male's Duane Ludwig enjoying life more as trainer than fighter
(mmafighting.com)
It should have been a given that Duane Ludwig would get quick results. His nickname, after all, is "Bang," a moniker he earned even before his record-setting, six-second knockout in 2006. As a trainer, he's made immediate strides with his new camp, the Sacramento, California-based Team Alpha Male. Hired in December 2012, Ludwig recently went through the process of training several charges for the first full camp, including a trio that prepared for fights at last weekend's UFC on FOX 7. The result? Three first-round TKOs predicated on strikes...
Submitted Apr 22, 2013 10:34PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
After false start, Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine anxious to prove UFC worth
(mmajunkie.com)
After turning down an opportunity to face Carlos Condit, Tarec Saffiedine has been chomping at the bit to receive a new assignment. Now that's he's got it, "Sponge" couldn't be happier.
Submitted Apr 13, 2013 1:55PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Glenn Robinson: Other teams & coaches are jealous
(bloodyelbow.com)
Blackzilians team owner, Glenn Robinson, discusses Melvin Guillard's departure from the team, the win/loss ratio, and the inner workings of the team in this exclusive interview.
Submitted Apr 12, 2013 6:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Meet Mac Engel, who wants to know when the UFC is coming to Cowboys Stadium
(mmajunkie.com)
Mac Engel asks everyone the same question. The gas-station attendant. The daycare workers. His friends. The mailman. And yes, especially UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Apr 11, 2013 11:43PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews, General MMA
 
Fallon Fox releases statement regarding UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fallon Fox has responded to Matt Mitrione following his derogatory tirade on "The MMA Hour".
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:39PM by prophecy033 - 22 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
UFC Victory Under His Belt, Popular Irishman Conor McGregor is Now Shipping Up to Boston
(mmaweekly.com)
Irishman Conor McGregor went from collecting a little less than $250 per week to being paid thousands for fighting in the UFC, and now he’s shipping up to Boston. UFC president Dana White – who prior to a recent trip to Ireland knew little of McGregor – said the Irishman went a long way towards securing a spot on the UFC’s next trip to Boston, which kicks off the launch of Fox Sports 1 on Aug. 17. McGregor’s knockout of Marcus Brimage at 1:07 of their fight in Sweden on Saturday certainly won his UFC boss over. “The answer is yes,” answered White, prior to the question even being posed. “You’re gonna ask if we’re gonna put McGregor on (the Boston) card...
Submitted Apr 7, 2013 9:43AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
GSP's ex-manager blasts Quebec commission, says illness maybe caused weight miss
(mmajunkie.com)
Montreal-based Stephane Patry has been in the MMA business for 14 years as a promoter and manager.. And while Patry doesn't have any proof former client Georges St-Pierre did anything wrong at UFC 158, he is certain the local commission acted improperly.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 5:40PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Interview: Scott Holtzman on facing Notorious Nick Newell
(mmamental.com)
Scott Holtzman is the No 1 contender for the XFC Lightweight Title, he will face Nick Newell in June, he gives his views on his latest win and facing Notorious Nick.
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 5:33PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Nick Lembo explains regulatory challenges WSOF faced before second event
(mmafighting.com)
Without federal regulations, mixed martial arts promoters are forced to abide by guidelines that often vary both in type and size as they hold events in different states. The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) ran headlong into this particular challenge as they held their second show overall and first in New Jersey on Saturday evening at Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City. As it turns out, the show came close to never happening. Aside from complications prior to the weigh-ins, the organization failed to comply with state regulations as it pertains to creating a complete, safe cage. In short, WSOF initially provided both a canvas and cage pads too small for their own cage. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the news...
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Riddle Responds to Dana's "Moron" Comment
(fightersonlymag.com)
Matthew Riddle was released from his UFC contract after failing a drug test at the recent UFC on FUEL 7 event in London, England. Riddle, a medical marijuana user, tested positive for cannabis and had his win over Che Mills declared a no contest. He was then returned to the regional leagues, which he declared himself to be happy with because he “didn’t like the direction the UFC is going in anyway”.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 2:11PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
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