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MMA Personalities News - Page 57

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Q&A with Dan Henderson, speaks on Bisping, Silva/Franklin, and more.
(demandmma.com)
Henderson stopped by the forums for an unannounced question and answer session, and had a lot of interesting things to say regarding his opponents, Bisping's comments towards him, the differences between the UFC and Pride, and more.
Submitted Mar 30, 2009 10:26AM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sylvia-Mercer Bout Moved to Alabama
(sherdog.com)
The proposed Tim Sylvia-Ray Mercer boxing match that the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board refused to sanction has apparently found a new home.
Submitted Mar 29, 2009 10:16AM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Paulo Filho: “I’m more focused now”
(tatame.com)
"I’m 100%, training hard with the Master Distak, who is giving a great base, and the Master Oswaldo Alves, who has helped me on the ground, a totally different vision of Jiu-Jitsu. I found a cool girl that gives me support. My father is in good health, everything is perfect for me. I think this is the best stage of my life", said Paulo.
Submitted Mar 24, 2009 5:17PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gina Carano Speaks on dating, pictures with Tanya Evinger, returing to MMA, and more.
(demandmma.com)
Gina Carano is always an interesting interview, and this one is no exception. Check it out.
Submitted Mar 24, 2009 12:25PM by BrutalKnockOut - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Carano Says Cyborg Fight Will Happen
(mmaweekly.com)
Of course the question is when. Although Gina Carano has been staying out of the MMA spotlight for now while taking a break from fighting, she still says her much-anticipated fight with Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will happen this year. It just seems to be a question of when and if StrikeForce will be able to pay enough to secure Carano's services based on her drawing power.
Submitted Mar 23, 2009 6:39AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
GSP - First MMA Fighter in Gatorade Commercial
(yardbarker.com)
"Today I shot a commercial for Gatorade - [I'm] proud to be the first MMA athlete to be sponsored by Gatorade, and also proud for the sport - it shows how far it has come. [It's] really an honor for me to be [in] the company of such other great athletes. Tomorrow I shoot the movie "Death Warrior" - I'll write more in a few days when I have some time. Thanks to everyone for all their support! " Here's a 30-second teaser.
Submitted Mar 21, 2009 4:10AM by TimW001 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
18 Questions For John McCarthy (Part 1)
(sherdog.com)
In part one of this exclusive interview, the most famous referee in mixed martial arts, Big John McCarthy, discusses the state of MMA officiating and the subjectivity of “intelligent defense.” McCarthy also addresses whether he has been critical of the UFC or of Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Part 2 should be up tomorrow.
Submitted Mar 19, 2009 10:34AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
The Man That Was ‘Mask’
(sherdog.com)
Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. had all the faith in the world. It takes nothing less to be the first of your kind, to see opportunity and potential in places where others simply do not. It takes even more to act upon that vision, to put yourself out on a limb in the face of ridicule and failure. Lewis had faith in the sport of mixed martial arts. Through his Tapout clothing line, he championed it without a hint of hesitation to every stranger, friend, and foe alike. Charles Lewis was one of the good guys. And that’s why his death in a horrific car crash during the early morning hours of March 11 hit the fight community so hard. As is the case with those we cherish most, Lewis was gone too suddenly. He was on his way home from the gym with his girlfriend Lacey at 1 a.m., the only time he could fit working out into a hectic schedule. Lewis took pride in his deceiving physique, and many questioned he was really 45 years old, even after officials confirmed it. That night, Lewis and Lacey had decided to drive by a condominium apartment they had been looking into purchasing over the next few days. It is believed Lewis’ fire-engine red Ferrari occupied the middle lane when Jeffery Kirby and his companion came up along the left side in a white 1977 Porsche. At the scene, black skid marks snake up onto the median’s curb right as the road bends slightly, then drag for 500 or more feet across the three lanes. They indicate Kirby’s car bounced off the road’s island divider before t-boning into Lewis’ vehicle’s backend, sending the Ferrari into a 180-degree spin. The car traveled backwards before the driver’s side wailed directly into a cement light pole, slicing it into two parts. It was the first time in a few months that Lewis had had the opportunity to enjoy the luxury ride he’d purchased over a year ago. The car had slept at a friend’s showroom until Lewis had been asked to bring it to a photo shoot that day for Dub magazine. High speeds didn’t seem unfathomable under the circumstances, though friends said they couldn’t see Lewis engaging in a dangerous street race for superiority. Lewis didn’t know Kirby, nor was Lewis believed to be drinking at the time. Lewis never touched alcohol, as many will attest, including his best friend and business partner Dan “Punk Ass” Caldwell. Lewis and Caldwell met in 1992 as sheriffs for San Bernardino County in southern Calif. Both trained in boxing and kickboxing, but soon found a mutual love in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the early UFC events. The name Tapout was born from the license plate on Lewis’ car. It was a way for Lewis to demonstrate his unadulterated love for the art and he displayed it around town like his badge of honor. “Especially then, when you would ride down the freeway with ‘Tapout’ on your license plate, people would come up to you and look inside and give you a thumb’s up. That’s how you knew another jiu-jitsu guy,” said Caldwell. When a license plate wasn’t enough, Lewis went to Caldwell with an idea for a T-shirt
Submitted Mar 18, 2009 8:55AM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
New Wanderlei Interview, talks about his childhood, and future
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Wanderlei Silva on his childhood, his motivations and his future When Wanderlei Silva was in the UK recently, Fighters Only managed to drop in on his seminar at London Fight Factory and get a few words with him. Often described as one of the nicest people in the MMA game (outside the ring of course!), Wand more than lived up to his reputation. He sat down with us for a long chat and a very revealing interview.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:54PM by loller90278 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
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
 
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