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MMA Personalities News - Page 57

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Jon ”Bones” Jones - UFC 100 and Playstation Interview!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Jon ”Bones” Jones - UFC 100 and Playstation Interview! After a decisive victory over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94, Jon Jones will make his return to the Octagon in July at UFC 100. Jones talked with PDG about his next fight, training and blasting his way through Call of Duty 4.

PDG: What about the whole Vaseline – Gate situation? Jones: Yeah that's some of what I'm talking about with all the greasing comments. I think that GSP could have won that fight if he had sand paper on his back.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:26AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Charges filed in death of Charles "Mask" Lewis
(mmaweekly.com)
The Orange County District Attorney on Friday morning filed charges against Jeffrey David Kirby in relation to the car accident that killed Charles "Mask" Lewis, the founder of popular mixed martial arts clothing company Tapout. A statement from the Orange County DA's office stated that Kirby is a second-time drunken driver and accused of killing Lewis and injuring his girlfriend, Lacy Lynn White, when Kirby crashed his Porsche into Lewis' Ferrari, causing it to slam into a light pole and split in half. Kirby, 51, of Costa Mesa, Calif., is charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated, one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and sentencing enhancements for fleeing the scene of a vehicular manslaughter and causing great bodily injury to multiple victims. He has a prior conviction for driving under the influence in 2002.
Submitted Mar 13, 2009 4:11PM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White Speaks on Charles "Mask" Lewis' Death
(demandmma.com)
Dana had a lot of fantastic things to say about Mask as a person, as a businessman, and a glimpse into the beginning of their friendship.
Submitted Mar 13, 2009 5:44AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
"King Mo" documents his trip to Team Nogueira
(demandmma.com)
Interesting video showing Nogueira's new gym in Brazil, as documented by undefeated heavyweight contender Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Video features Junior Dos Santos, Vitor Belfort, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, among others.
 
WEC Fighter Will Ribeiro Recovering Well After Motorcycle Accident
(demandmma.com)
During such difficult times in the MMA community, there is some positive news out there today. This time in regards to the recovery of WEC fighter Will Ribeiro after his nearly fatal motorcycle accident just three months ago.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 7:23AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities
 
The Rebirth of the Monster
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
The Rebirth of the Monster – Kevin Randleman signs with Strikeforce Former UFC Champion, former PRIDE standout, former Hammerhouse member, former....just fill in the blank! Kevin "The Monster" Randleman sat down with PDG to discuss his return to fighting in North America with Strikeforce and the details of his return, training and much more including Ken Shamrock, Robert Drysdale and the passing of "Mask" Charles Lewis of Tapout.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 3:49AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Ringstar Announces American Fighter Shoe line
(mmapayout.com)
Ringstar, a martial arts shoe maker announced a deal with UFC Star Rich Franklin and American Fighter apparel to produce a complete line of shoes with the American Fighter/Rich Franklin brand. The announcement was made at the American Fighter pre-fight party at club Mynt Ulta Lounge prior to UFC 96. The shoe line will include casual, athletic and summer shoes. The shoe line is scheduled to hit retail stores by mid summer. Also announced was a partnership between Ringstar and the “Real American Fighters” program. The RAF program is a partnership between the Disabled American Veterans, Rich Franklin and American Fighter. The program donates dollars back to the DAV for apparel and other items sold by American Fighter. Ringstar joins the program and will sell a line of flip flop shoes through retail and give a portion of the proceeds to the Real American Fighters Program. “We are real excited to work with Ringstar” Stated Rich Franklin at the party. “These guys are nothing but class and we have a great future ahead. The designs are awesome. I am a shoe guy and this is going to be real nice” The Ringtar deal was inked in January.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 8:09PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Charles "Mask" Lewis of Tapout Passes Away
(demandmma.com)
A sad day in Mixed Martial Arts.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 2:31PM by BrutalKnockOut - 55 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Trailer for Jason "Mayhem" Miller's New Reality Show on MTV
(demandmma.com)
Watch "Mayhem" help out the kids who constantly get picked on in school, by turning the tables on the bullies!
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:46AM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Torres, Escudero Sign on With Bud Light for Latino Outreach
(mmapayout.com)
MMAPayout.com has mentioned previously the efforts to better reach the Latino demos. The UFC is not alone, though, in these efforts, as key sponsors of the UFC are looking for synergies with the UFC”s outreach efforts to better serve Latinos. One of these sponsors is Anheuser-Busch. Bud Light has consistently sought out a better grasp of Latino market share and they have recently boasted of their sponsorship efforts with UFC fighters in their overall spending in the Latino sports segment: Anheuser-Busch currently sponsors the Mexican National Soccer Team, Chivas de Guadalajara, WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Angel Torres and UFC Lightweight Efrain Escudero. ….. The company has the No. 1 and No. 2 beer brands in the Latino market — Bud Light and Budweiser. To learn more about these efforts, please visit http://www.Latinobud.com. While Torres has been mentioned in regards to Bud Light before, this is the first mention I have heard of Escudero in connection with a Bud Light deal. Efrain’s win in the TUF Finals gave him a high profile that Anheuser felt they could capitalize on to reach the Latino demographic. Torres and Escudero are proof that if you are young, Latino and have archived a level of accomplishment in the MMA, the world will be your oyster marketing-wise.
Submitted Mar 10, 2009 7:48AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans To Create The First Signature Fighter Clothing Collection
(mmapayout.com)
Silver Star Casting and “Suga” Rashad Evans are both undefeated, on the rise, and serious contenders. With the union of two industry forces, Silver Star and Evans are creating a full collection of premium tops and accessories inspired by the the line’s signature high-octane look, and Evans’ status as an undefeated MMA champion. Evans, who holds the Light Heavyweight champion title, is best known for defeating MMA star, Chuck Liddell, and Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Michael Bisping. Most recently, Evans defeated Forrest Griffin, the winner of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality TV show, and retained his title of Light Heavyweight champion. Rapidly becoming the clothing choice for MMA fighters and fans, Silver Star Casting Company’s series of premium signature fighter shirts will be expanded to include the first full signature fighter collection, in collaboration with “Suga” Rashad Evans. By working with Rashad, we’ve brought a champion from the fight world into the apparel industry to bring a whole new vision and feel to the marketplace” says Silver Star owner, Luke Burrett. “Rashad has Silver Star’s full support and together we’re introducing a product line fight fans can wear with pride.” The “Suga” Rashad Evans signature collection will include the Silver Star’s signature graphics, premium cuts, and envelope-pushing details. The collection will hit stores in May 2009.
Submitted Mar 10, 2009 7:42AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Patrick Cote calls out a bunch of people
(demandmma.com)
Patrick Cote isn't shy about calling out anyone in the middleweight, or light heavyweight divisions. Cote also talks about how he his rehab is coming, and when he plans to get back into the cage.
Submitted Mar 9, 2009 9:21AM by BrutalKnockOut - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tito Ortiz: I'm Fighting In August
(fighthype.com)
Although he wouldn't reveal too many details, Tito Ortiz said over the weekend he will be back in action in August. Rumors have this fight being at the next Affliction event, with Renato Sobral the most likely opponent.
Submitted Mar 9, 2009 8:55AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Pros Pick: Jackson vs. Jardine
(sherdog.com)
The UFC returns to Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday with an intriguing bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and dangerous contender Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. Sherdog.com contacted dozens of professional fighters and trainers for their opinions on the UFC 96 main event. Some were reluctant to give a prediction, but plenty were willing to lay their reputations on the line and try to forecast what will transpire in the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 5, 2009 11:41AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Tito "Rampage stepped up to murder Jardine"
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

Tito Ortiz – “This is a fight that didn't need to happen. After Rampage got screwed on a rematch for the title, he KO’ed Silva unconscious! Evans was afraid to fight Rampage, so Rampage stepped up to murder Jardine. This won't be a fight to get excited about. KO after the 2:35 mark of the 1st round for My boy Rampage.”
Submitted Mar 5, 2009 4:16AM by nwowolfpack - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, UFC
 
Ian Freeman Spared Jail for Tax Evasion
(mmauniverse.com)
A former ultimate fighting champion facing sentencing for tax fraud broke down in tears today when he heard a friend describe in court his charity work helping his terminally ill son. Ian Freeman - dubbed The Machine by ultimate fighting fans - sobbed as David Scott told how he had helped his son Lewis, who is dying from cancer. Freeman was before Newcastle Crown Court to be sentenced for a three-year tax fraud.
Submitted Mar 4, 2009 1:46AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
 
Frank Shamrock: Ken Shamrock cut himself to escape fight with Kimbo Slice
(mmamania.com)
I think Ken cut himself. It goes back to his giant ego and not being smart enough to understand the rest of the business. I think he got upset because Kimbo was making twice as much as he was and I don’t think his ego could take it. I know for a fact that he tried to hold the network up for more money the day before the show and unfortunately his parting words were, “Well, then you never know what will happen because anything can happen.” Then when he showed up with the cut we all thought he juiced himself. You know, he’s not to be trusted … a real fighter would have superglued it and put makeup on it and been and would have been out there fighting. Which (is something) I have done and many fighters have done many times … I have no idea what he’s doing. I just hope when he’s finished destroying himself that he has something left to live by. -Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Frank Shamrock comments to Sam Caplan on brother Ken’s last-minute withdrawal from his EliteXC main event fight against Kimbo Slice last October due to (a possible self-inflicted) cut sustained hours for the bout. Frank — who had not been training for a fight and competes at 185 pounds — volunteered to fight the much larger Slice on two hours notice. Unfortunately CBS executives reportedly nixed the idea and opted to go with Seth Petruzelli instead. The rest, as “they” say is history. Despite moments of civility, the adopted and quasi-estranged brothers are back on bad terms following the illness of their father Bob. Family Feud, MMA style. For the rest of the interview click here.
Submitted Feb 26, 2009 11:04PM by SmileR - 17 comments
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Lauzon To Have ACL Surgery, Out 12-14 Months
(joelauzon.com)
Well, it looks like I will be having ACL surgery next week. I have had a history of bad luck with my knees. I have already had two knee surgeries… meniscectomies on both knees. Those surgeries were relatively simple because they just go in arthoscopically and shave down the meniscus. There is no stitching and no repairing done. The surgery scheduled for next week will not be so simple. Unlike the last two times, I will need my meniscus repaired. Instead of just shaving that little piece out, they will be stitching it up and getting it to sit back in place.
Submitted Feb 26, 2009 6:24PM by Bowen50 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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