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Tito Ortiz involved in car accident over the weekend, Rashad Evans fight still on
(mmamania.com)
That's the bad news. The good news is that he's okay and the UFC 133 curse has not claimed another victim. Over the weekend, Tito Ortiz, driving his coveted -- and ridiculously expensive -- Rolls Royce Phantom, was involved in a three-car collision in Costa Mesa, Calif., according to TMZ.com. Thankfully, no one was injured; only the grill of that beautiful piece of machinery was damaged significantly. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" also said the cash to pay for repairs will come out of his own pocket.
Submitted Jul 25, 2011 10:34PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Heading into Strikeforce Fight with Fedor, Dan Henderson Doesn’t Feel Outmatched or Small
(mmaweekly.com)
Current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson (27-8) heads into one of the biggest fights of his career when he meets former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko (31-3) at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. The former Olympian has spent much of his career between fighting at middleweight and light heavyweight, and has won the Pride welterweight (185-pound limit) and the Pride middleweight (205-pound limit) titles.
Submitted Jul 25, 2011 10:04AM by pmoney - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
UFC veterans Sean McCorkle and Efrain Escudero win at Championship Fighting Alliance 2 on July 23
(mmamania.com)
Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) 2 took place last night (July 23, 2011) from the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami, Florida. The 12-fight card featured a couple of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans in action, as Sean McCorkle headlined the show in his first appearance since his dismissal from the world's largest fight promotion earlier this year. "Big Sexy" took on extremely late replacement Cameron Befort and dominated the superheavyweight contest, knocking Befort down before locking in a kimura and earning himself a rather easy first-round submission win.
Submitted Jul 24, 2011 9:17AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White, Frank Shamrock and Mike Swick Engage In Twitter War
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tonight people were either watching Strikeforce Challengers on Showtime or Legacy Fights on HDNet. The best fight however is taking place right now on Twitter between Dana White and Frank Shamrock. It all started with a simple tweet to Frank Shamrock where a fan asked him if there was a single fight that could bring him out of retirement. Shamrock's response kicked it off...
Submitted Jul 23, 2011 12:54PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
After Heartbreaking Tragedy, MMA Community Vows to Rally Around 'Dr. Alex'
(mmafighting.com)
In Colorado mixed martial arts circles, he's known simply as "Dr. Alex," a physician with a big love of the sport, and a big heart for the fighters who inhabit it. It's been a world he can't get enough of. At various times, he's been a cageside doctor, a judge, and a referee. And when that was not enough, Alex Constantinides, a man who spent five years in medical school, one year in internship, and two in residency, a man whose brain was his most important asset, decided to fight. Why would he? Was it for fame, money or glory? Of course not. He fought so he could gain a better understanding of what the athletes were going through. He wanted to feel what they felt, experience what they experienced, so he could better care for them. He did it for a reason that some feel is slowly fading from the medical profession: empathy.
Submitted Jul 21, 2011 6:22PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
ProElite Aug. 27 show to reportedly feature Kendall Grove vs Joe Riggs rematch
(mmamania.com)
It's the rematch you've all been waiting for. Both Kendall Grove and Joe Riggs have reportedly signed contracts with the relaunching ProElite promotion and are being booked to square off at the planned Aug. 27 show in Hawaii. This according to T. Jay Thompson, who announced the news on the MMA Hour.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 2:41PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Inside the Numbers: Tito Ortiz Will Become the First to 25 UFC Fights
(mmafighting.com)
By agreeing to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 133 on August 6, Tito Ortiz is set to become the first fighter ever to participate in 25 UFC fights -- narrowly beating Matt Hughes to that milestone, as Hughes is scheduled to have his 25th UFC fight in September at UFC 135. Ortiz is obviously on the down side of his career, and until his stunning upset of Ryan Bader at UFC 132 he was treated as something of a punchline. But no one can deny that he's among the great fighters in the history of the UFC. We'll take a closer look at Ortiz's 24 previous UFC fights below.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 12:00PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rich Franklin's days at middleweight are done forever
(mmamania.com)
Not exactly breaking news ... more of a confirmation of what's long been thought to be the case. Rich Franklin, despite his build and natural body type, has seen his last days in the middleweight division. For the remainder of his career, he will compete at 205-pounds, as he tells MMA Weekly: Video in MMA Playground videos section
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 9:13AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ryan Bader: No More Calling Out Fighters
(addictedmma.com)
It seems Ryan "Darth" Bader (12-2) is done with calling out fighters in the future. After being dominated at UFC 126 by current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Bader decided to call out MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Against all odds, "The Huntington Beach Badboy" produced a stunnung upset and choked out Bader in the first round. That was a wake up call for Bader, who told ESPN.com: "I lose three in a row, that's tough man. You see guys get cut for that. So yeah, I do feel that pressure.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 5:12PM by rockyf - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
After life-changing loss, reinvented Mike Ricci looking to extract a little revenge
(mmajunkie.com)
In April 2010, Canadian lightweight prospect Mike Ricci (6-1) was on top of the world. Then, following one thunderous right hand from Pat Curran, Ricci was lying flat on his back on a Bellator Fighting Championship mat, wondering exactly what happened. Following a one-year layoff from competition, Ricci now knows exactly what happened: He got cocky. Things came too easy, too fast, as he quickly worked his way from an unknown to the international stage. Lesson learned, Ricci is now ready to start anew.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 3:17PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gregor Gracie Returns at OneFC in Singapore to Face Wang Sai
(mmaweekly.com)
OneFC is on a mission to become the largest mixed martial arts organization in all of Asia, and they are kicking things off with an event on Sept 3 with the goal of being available to over 500 million homes across Asia at their launch. The first event will be held in the 12,000 seat Singapore Indoor Stadium, with several local and international fighters on the card.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 3:10PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Olympic medalist Yoel Romero eyes UFC Light Heavyweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
Unless your name is Randy Couture, attempting to launch a mixed-martial-arts career in your mid-30s isn't generally a great idea. Of course, when you're a chiseled, 5-foot-10 light heavyweight and former Olympic wrestling silver medalist, you get to call the shots. And so it is for Cuban-born monster Yoel Romero (4-0), an undefeated prospect who, at 34 years old, has one singular goal: to wrap the UFC's 205-pound belt around his waist.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 11:03AM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nogueira: Sonnen Has No Principles Or Character
(addictedmma.com)
You can add Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to the Loooooong list of Brazilian fighters who are lining up for a shot at Middleweight motormouth Chael Sonnen. In the last couple of years, Sonnen has made a name for himself as a tormentor of Brazilian MMA, laying into the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and even Nogueira's big brother. Now, speaking to Sherdog.com, Lil Nogs had voiced his own opinion on the controversial Republican: “It sure would be a great fight with Chael Sonnen. He’s a guy everybody wants to beat. He’s not a good example for the sport. He talks too much and says a lot of nonsense."
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:59PM by rockyf - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Lyoto Machida: It Was My Fighters Heart Against My Professional Mind
(addictedmma.com)
Amid the scramble to find a replacement for an injured Phil Davis at UFC 133, UFC turned to former champion Lyoto Machida. It seemed set at first, with Dana White confident that Machida was stepping up. But it turned out that the only way Machida was accepting the short notice bout with Rashad Evans was if UFC opened up their ever fattening wallet. After eventually finding Tito Ortiz to fight Evans in UFC 133 main event, UFC president Dana White let it be known that Machida was asking for "Anderson Silva money." Now, speaking to TATAME.com, Machida reveals his take on the situation: “UFC invited me for a bout with three weeks in advance and I said I wouldn’t take it since the beginning. I wasn’t prepared for it, it’d be against my own principles of professionalism, against what my family and team believe, and didn’t want me to fight." Said former Light Heavyweight champion Machida.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 6:56PM by rockyf - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Heavyweight Brett Rogers proclaims innocence following June incident
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers (11-3) claims he is innocent of all charges stemming from a June 28 arrest in Apple Valley, Minn. Rogers' legal counsel today released a statement professing the fighter's belief he is not guilty of the three felonies and one gross misdemeanor filed against him following an alleged altercation with his wife.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
UFC 137: Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
The hits, they keep on coming. Before their most recent bookings at UFC on Versus 4, both Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione agreed it would be a gay old time if they got to fight one another. Wish granted. ESPN brings word that they have been booked to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" event on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:05PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Welterweight Chris Lytle Eyeing Potential Political Bid in 2012
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Lytle has had a lot of experience balancing his dueling careers as a pro fighter and a full-time firefighter. Now he's considering adding a third to the list after forming an exploratory committee to examine a political run for the Indiana Statehouse in 2012. The 36 year-old Lytle told MMA Fighting on Thursday that he's been discussing the move for the last few months and finally filed the papers to form the exploratory committee in order to begin preliminary fundraising, as well as to "see what people think about it."
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Brock Lesnar's recovery from surgery has been 'incredible'
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar is a physical freak of nature in every sense of the phrase. The former UFC heavyweight champion was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork." Ouch.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Lyoto Machida turned down fight against Rashad Evans because he wanted 'Anderson Silva money'
(mmamania.com)
And the UFC had no intention of giving it to him. When Phil Davis dropped out of his scheduled UFC 133 main event fight against Rashad Evans, a replacement was needed to salvage a fight card that was already lacking in hype to begin with. Once Tito Ortiz initially turned the fight down (he has since reconsidered), the powers that be put in a call to Brazil to ask Lyoto Machida if he was willing to step in.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 8:52PM by pmoney - 33 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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