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Tom Hardy Sends BAMMA Fighter Jack McGannGood Luck message from the set of Peaky Blinders
(dailymail.co.uk)
Tom Hardy has sent Jack 'The Pilgrim' McGann a good luck message from the set of season 3 of Peaky Blinders ahead of his fight with Damien 'Frankenstein' Lapilus on Sat 14th Nov at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions streams LIVE globally Prelims - Lonsdale Facebook Page Main Card - BAMMAUK Facebook Page. Broadcast on Spike TV on 21st Nov
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 6:46PM by snakeplissken - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Brazil exec: Ex-champ Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil upon return
(mmajunkie.com)
SAO PAULO – The UFC’s point man in Brazil believes ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva has a hankering to fight again on home soil. “There’s nothing set,” Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office, said at the post-event press conference for UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish.”
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:59AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
GSP planning a 6 week camp to see if he wants to return
(mmafighting.com)
"He's gonna train for a fight," said Roach, who worked with St-Pierre recently at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. "He's gonna have a six-week training camp. And at the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he's ready to fight and he's hungry for it like he always has been, he's gonna do it. He's gonna fight one more time."
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:57AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
An Fedor's opponent is...
(lowkickmma.com)
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to fight for the former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara in his new MMA promotion (Rizin Fighting Federation) on December 31st, 2015, but for months his opponent was not known. This has changed thanks to Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten. According to Rutten, Emelianenko will be fighting Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a rubber match, which will air in the morning on Spike TV.
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:54AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Report: 'Death threats,' 'public pressure' motivate NSAC to reduce Nick Diaz's five-year suspension for marijuana
(mmamania.com)
The seemingly draconian sentence handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to Nick Diaz for his third infraction for positive testing of marijuana metabolites is likely to be significantly reduced.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 5:16AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Ben Askren: Fans hating on CM Punk stems from jealousy
(mmafighting.com)
CM Punk has become public enemy No. 1 for diehard MMA fans and pro wrestling fans who are angry that he left sports entertainment for the UFC. For someone who is still months and months away from an Octagon debut, Punk gets an uneven amount of hate on social media -- and he's been vocal about it.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Beyond the Octagon: Fedor's rumored opponent wins MMA bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
So we've lost a Dustin Poirier fight, but I'm going to turn that collective frown upside-down. How you ask? Jaideep Singh is how! Kickboxing champion Jaideep Singh, who won the 2009 K-1 Grand Prix in Seoul, popped into headlines recently as a rumored opponent for Fedor Emelianenko, rather dampening what excitement there was for Emelianenko's return to the ring. Since then, however, Emelianenko's former manager has suggested that Singh couldn't possibly be the true opponent for "The Last Emperor." And now, perhaps not coincidentally, Singh has appeared at last weekend's Deep 73 Impact.
Submitted Oct 22, 2015 3:09PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Cruz on injury criticism: I'm out 4 years and I'm still going to beat Dillashaw, then what?
(bloodyelbow.com)
DOMINICK CRUZ ON TJ DILLASHAW AND BEING A CHAMPION Dominick Cruz has dealt with numerous injuries that have kept him out for a long time. The once dominant bantamweight king had won 5 title fights, before being forced out the sidelines and stripped of his title due to inactivity. He was out three years before completely dominating top ranked Takeya Mizugaki, and will lose another year following another ACL injury.
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 5:09PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
 
Cristiane Cyborg shows off figure during cut to 140 pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
In an effort to silence her doubters, Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino posted a picture of a rather skinny version of herself in the gym as she continues her weight cut to 140 pounds. This afternoon, she shared the photo with her fans on Facebook. "My next fight on Invicta FC will be at a 140 catchweight, five pounds under my division."
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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
 
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