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Fitch grinds out Okami to earn title shot, Newell announces retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
In the kind of workmanlike effort that has defined his career, Jon Fitch earned a WSOF title shot with a decision win over Yushin Okami.
Submitted Oct 17, 2015 11:46PM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Makwan Amirkhani: ‘I don’t like it when people run for their lives and drown on their way’
(mmajunkie.com)
Let's not turn this into a political debate about refugees/immigration...just information and someone stating their opinions on something they have lived through. When he was 5, Amirkhani and his family fled their native Kurdistan for Finland after the Iran-Iraq War. Now, the 26-year-old UFC featherweight is an advocate for other refugees, speaking on Finnish national TV about the plight of Syrians trying to cross into Europe.
Submitted Oct 17, 2015 12:05AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fan starts GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Nick Diaz's $165,000 NSAC fine
(mmajunkie.com)
Late Thursday night, Butch Carroll started a GoFundMe page to help Diaz pay a $165,000 fine that represented 33 percent of a $500,000 “show” purse he received to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 183. A post-fight drug test revealed marijuana metabolites, his third such offense while fighting in Nevada.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 11:51PM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nick and Nate Diaz thank fans for signing white house petition
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday, the White House petition filed against the Nevada Athletic Commission's five-year suspension of Nick Diaz reached its target of 100,000 signatures. The petition was expected to fall short by 15,000 signatures, but fans rallied behind the Stockton fighter to ensure the goal was reached.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 11:25PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jon Fitch: 'I'll trade some brain cells for some money'
(mmafighting.com)
All fighters make trade-offs between success and what it takes to achieve that success. Few are willing to talk about it so starkly. Jon Fitch, for example, is okay with the idea of trading brain cells for money.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 10:56PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
After contract dispute with Titan, Vinny Magalhaes looking for new start with WSOF
(mmafighting.com)
Most days over the last year, Vinny Magalhaes would get up, leave his Las Vegas home and arrive at Syndicate MMA to train. Once inside and fully changed, Magalhaes would pause for a second. "What's my goal here right now?" Magalhaes said he would think.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 4:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Morning Report: Wanderlei Silva vows not to fight in Nevada, but wants a job working with the Nevada Athletic Commission
(mmafighting.com)
You know how the saying goes, if you can't beat em, join em... Wanderlei Silva is taking wins wherever he can find them. Celebrating Nick Diaz's successful online petition calling for the review of his five-year ban by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva is reminding fans that he has his own issues with the NAC. Silva was handed a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine by the commission in September 2014 after he evaded an out-of-competition drug test in May 2014.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 4:32PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller back in jail after another alleged assault on police officer
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC middleweight Jason Miller was arrested – again – today at his Southern California home after police responded to a disturbance call. Police say “Mayhem” was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon. He is being held on $50,000 bail at the Orange County (Calif.) jail, according to a release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and booking records.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 2:07PM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey's mother says daughter's coach Edmond Tarverydan is 'terrible' and a 'bad person'
(mmafighting.com)
Ronda Rousey's mother is nothing if not brutally honest. And for the first time, she is making it known how she feels about Rousey's coach. AnnMaria DeMars is not a fan of Edmond Tarverdyan as a coach or a human being, she told LatiNation in a recently released video. "I think Edmond is a terrible coach and I will say it publicly," DeMars said. "I think he's a terrible coach. I think he hit the lottery when Ronda walked in there. She was winning before she ever met him. She probably won 99 percent of the judo matches she ever fought in."
Submitted Oct 13, 2015 9:19PM by Poor_Franklin - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Kimbo Slice targets February return, vows 'to put asses in seats'
(mmafighting.com)
Kimbo Slice is not having a bad 2015. His return to MMA has been a promotional success for his Bellator and on Spike TV. And while competitively his win over Ken Shamrock isn't particularly noteworthy, it's made the heavyweight relevant as an attraction years after his entrance and first exit from the sport.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:56PM by tildengolfer - 19 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen: 'History is not going to reflect well on Fedor Emelianenko'
(mmafighting.com)
Forgettable. That's how Chael Sonnen sees Fedor Emelianenko's MMA career in the future. The retired UFC star thinks hardcore MMA fans have a skewed perspective of Emelianenko and his accomplishments, he said Monday on the 300th episode of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Sonnen doesn't think "The Last Emperor" is really on the radar of the casual fanbase.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:54PM by tildengolfer - 50 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
'Cyborg' says she's been bullied by UFC president Dana White, champ Ronda Rousey
(mmajunkie.com)
While their relationship has never been all that great, Cristiane Justino and the UFC seem to be drifting further and further apart. “Cyborg,” the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion, has long been considered a potential future opponent for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While the 10-pound difference has halted any shot of real fighting in the cage, it’s led to more than a few online feuds between the two fighters, as well as UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Hardy returns with harrowing, rewarding tales of his sea voyage
(mmafighting.com)
Dan Hardy has always been an adventuresome sort, having spent time with the monks at the Yee Hee castle in Changchun to building his own American muscle cars. But his latest adventure — 28 days at sea aboard Team Great Britain’s yacht in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race — takes the cake.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Faber speaks out on Dillashaws Departure
(bjpenn.com)
Faber seems to be taking the move personally, shut the door on TJ training at Team Alpha Male between camps, and opened the door to fighting him.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:53PM by bjj1605 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Schilling 'still 100 percent committed' to doing both kickboxing and MMA
(mmafighting.com)
One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling. The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can. "I'm still 100 percent committed to fighting," Schilling said. "I like to fight. I fight regularly."
 
Report: UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw leaves Alpha Male to train in new MMA team in Colorado
(mmafighting.com)

TJ Dillishaw said: "In regards to my upcoming fight camp, I will be doing my training in Colorado. The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me. I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we've shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career. "I will be spending my next full training camp with Elevation Fight Team as they've offered me an opportunity that I couldn't pass up, with an incredible coaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities. "I want to thank everyone for the continued support as this has not been a decision I've taken lightly."

Uriah Faber said: "We are sad to see [Dillashaw] go, but we're excited about the next set of champions being developed at Team Alpha Male."
Dillashaw's striking coach Duane Ludwig isn't a part of the team, however, Dillashaw will still be training with him since he also lives in Colorado. In addition to Ludwig, Dillashaw's new coaches will be Leister Bowling (head coach), Elliot Marshall (jiu-jitsu), Christian Allen (striking) and Loren Landow (strength & conditioning). The team, which already includes the likes of Matt Brown, Clay Guida, Neil Magny, Brandon Thatch, Cat Zingano, Drew Dober and others, is based out of the MusclePharm Sports Science Center & Research Institute in Denver. It's exclusive to professional fighters. Original Post: Report says he is going to Colorado to train with Duane Ludwig and open a new gym named MP Elevation.
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 1:54PM by GDPofMPG - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva files motion to dismiss lawsuit, says Belfort test evidence of UFC cheating
(bloodyelbow.com)
Attorneys for Wanderlei Silva have filed a motion to dismiss the UFC's lawsuit against the renowned MMA fighter with the Clark County, Nevada District Court on Friday, October 3, 2015. The motion claims that the UFC's suit is an attempt "to chill Silva's free speech" and "public participation" as well as send a message to other fighters, and that Silva comments about "cheating" and "fight-fixing" received additional credibility with Vitor Belfort's recently revealed lab results. The UFC filed a complaint of "Intentional Misconduct" against Silva on July 29th for comments he had published on Facebook referring to "fight fixing" in the UFC and comparing the promotion to professional wrestling. Silva's counsel, Terry A. Coffing of the firm Marquis Aurbach Coffing, argues that the complaint should be dismissed because it fails to show damages from his comments or prove his comments were false, and that the UFC's true motivation behind filing the suit is to silence his client.
Submitted Oct 5, 2015 10:09PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Joe Schilling: Five-year suspension will be 'good thing' for Nick Diaz, the sport
(mmafighting.com)
Joe Schilling sees the silver lining in the bleakness of Nick Diaz's suspension. In fact, the Bellator MMA and GLORY star thinks the whole situation will turn out positively. Schilling told MMA Fighting this week that he sees the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision being overturned briskly and the organization's oversight being examined. Once Diaz returns to the Octagon, Schilling sees him being an even bigger draw.
 
Rich Franklin announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
The former UFC middleweight champion penned a retirement column on theplayerstribune.com, a site that future MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter founded in 2014 to give athletes a direct medium to reach fans.
Submitted Sep 28, 2015 10:41PM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Bellator's Kendall Grove calls fighters to organize following Nick Diaz's 'death sentence' suspension
(mmafighting.com)
While Kendall Grove prepares to face Joey Beltran Sept. 25 at Bellator 143, the former Ultimate Fighter winner admits a bigger fight is being waged right now. With the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handing down an unprecedented five-year suspension and $150,000 fine to Nick Diaz following a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites, Grove says it's time for change in the sport.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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