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K-1 May 27 Card: Badr Hari, Cro Cop, And The 2012 K-1 MAX Grand Prix
(bloodyelbow.com)
More exciting news for Badr Hari fans. As we noted last week, Hari has officially been announced as returning to K-1 this May. Now, we have his fight officially announced. On May 27 in Madrid, Spain, Badr Hari will face Anderson Silva. Now, before you get too excited, let's be clear that this is, of course, Anderson "Braddock" Silva, highly regarded kickboxing heavyweight. Not UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Though clearly that would be even more awesome. Hari vs. Silva is one of four Heavyweight fights on the card. Also included is Daniel Ghita vs. Paul Slowinski, Rico Verhoeven vs. Sergei Lascenko, and the K-1 return of Mirko Cro Cop as he faces Loren Javier Jorge. Winners are expected to move on to the K-1 2012 Grand Prix Final 16.
Submitted Apr 23, 2012 8:02PM by sparky - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Nick Diaz, World Champion Braulio Estima Agree to Meet in BJJ Superfight
(mmafighting.com)
Braulio Estima, one of the best Jiu-Jitsu players in the world, will welcome Nick Diaz back to the world of BJJ. The Diaz vs. Estima BJJ superfight, which will be contested at 180 pounds, will take place at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on May 12 in Long Beach, Calif., according to WJJE officials. The 31-year-old Estima has won a plethora of BJJ competitions over the past decade. He most recently defeated Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a super-fight at the 2011 edition of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling Championship and won gold medals at the 2009 ADCC tournament in the 88kg and Absolute divisions. He is currently training with the Blackzilians in South Florida in preparation for his MMA debut later this year.
Submitted Apr 10, 2012 11:30PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Bas Boon plans to force K-1 into bankruptcy, build new kickboxing brand
(mixedmartialarts.com)
With K-1 and its parent company FEG having been in severe financial difficulties for some time, there have been prolonged negotiations between various parties trying to buy the trademark to continue the brand. These have broadly fallen into two camps - one headed by K-1 president Mr Tanigawa and backed by a Korean investor named ‘Mr Kim’ and the other headed by Golden Glory in association with K-1 founder Mr Ishii. Golden Glory thought it was close to taking over the K-1 brand in late 2011 but co-owner Bas Boon now claims that double-dealing and underhand tactics have put paid to that. Mr Tanigawa’s faction have retained control of the K-1 brand, but Boon contends that they are penniless and cannot meet the debts that K-1 has, nor handle the operational costs to go forward. Excerpts from Boon's message appear below.
Submitted Feb 21, 2012 9:37AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Other Combat Sports
 
Remembering K-1 Champion Mike Bernardo: Dead at 42
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sad news this week in the kickboxing world - K-1 great Mike Bernardo has passed away. The longtime K-1 veteran died in his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa at the age of 42. Further details on his death are not known at this time. Bernardo was a fixture of the early days of K-1 where he established a fearsome reputation as the heavy-hitting KO fighter. Standing in contrast to more technical fighters like Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, and Andy Hug, Benardo was K-1's original heavy-handed brawler type of fighter, though he was also a very technically skilled competitor. Kid Nate summed him up well as "the scariest man in K-1. Not necessarily the best, but the scariest." But as is often the case, that scary fighter inside the ring was a kind man outside, dedicated to his faith.
Submitted Feb 17, 2012 12:42PM by sparky - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Ray Sefo Confirms He’ll Face Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ In K-1 Rules Bout This March
(themmanews.com)
Croatian heavyweight Mirko ‘Crop Cop’ Filipovic will return to his kickboxing roots this coming March when he faces New Zealander ‘Sugar’ Ray Sefo at an upcoming show in Zagreb, Croatia. Sefo announced the matchup on Twitter (@SugarRaySefo) this past weekend. - Some news for you all my fight with Mirko Cro-Cop has been confirmed for March 10th!!! - The fight will be a K-1 rule fight, it’s held in Zagreb Croatia I’m told it’ll be in front of 25,000 people - The promotion is called Fight Channel Promotions it’s a TV Network in Croatia, the fight will be K-1 rules
Submitted Jan 23, 2012 9:34AM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Kimbo Slice picks up his third win as a pro boxer *VIDEO*
(prommanow.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (3-0) remains unbeaten as a professional boxer after picking up his third straight win Friday night, Dec. 30, against fitness trainer Charles Hackman (0-1-1) in a heavyweight showdown at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. The bout went all four rounds with the judges awarding Slice three. It was Slice’s third straight win in four months. In August he scored a 17-second first round knockout of James Wade, and then another first round knockout in 2 minutes and 17 seconds against Tay Bledsoe in October.
Submitted Jan 3, 2012 1:15AM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Larry Merchant: UFC made street fighting a 'so-called' sport
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Boxing commentator Larry Merchant is a long-time foe of Mixed Martial Arts, in the manner of a toothless cro magnon telling a Geico commercial looking guy that he wouldn't use that crazy fire stuff if you paid him all the delicious termites on the savanna. On September 17th, Merchant got into a verbal spat with Roger Mayweather, and snarled perhaps the single most dubious sentence ever uttered in a boxing ring "I wish I was 50 years younger and I would kick your ass." Lifelong boxing fan Dana White finally stopped always holding his feelings back, and spoke his mind. "The guy is senile, he's out of his mind. He's up there berating Floyd, but Floyd can't say anything back to you? You've been disrespecting guys your whole career, and guess what, you can go back 60 years, you're not kicking Floyd's ass, okay? Give me a break. And what's Floyd going to do? A 102-year-old guy just said that to him." Now Merchant responds.
Submitted Sep 27, 2011 12:00PM by emfleek - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
ADCC 2011: Rousimar Palhares Continues Bizarre Behavior at Grappling Tournament
(bloodyelbow.com)
It seems like there is nothing Rousimar Palhares can do that doesn't involve some sort of controversy. Notorious for his willingness to bend the rules when in the cage for MMA and his bizarre mental lapses, the accomplished grappler isn't exactly an angel on the grappling mat either. At the 2011 ADCC Palhares got off to a less than ideal start by missing weight but was given a second chance at which point he hit the mark. Then, in his second round match with David Avellan, Palhares' signature weirdness popped up again.
Submitted Sep 25, 2011 8:41PM by Poor_Franklin - 20 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Huerta returning to action against newly released War Machine
(mixedmartialarts.com)
After a period of soul searching Huerta, who is currently teaching and training at Phuket Top Team, has decided to return to competitive MMA, "Fighting for me is in my blood, it's in my DNA and its something I will always have a passion for. It's been very instinctual for me from growing up and now I think that a lot of things are starting to fall into place and I want to fight again," he said.
Submitted Sep 21, 2011 11:07AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Kimbo Slice: 17 Second KO in Boxing Debut
(mmafighting.com)
Kimbo Slice, the former street fighter turned MMA fighter who has been out of the fight game since the UFC cut him 15 months ago, stepped into the ring for his first professional boxing match on Saturday night. It went about as well as he could have hoped. According to multiple accounts of the bout posted on Twitter, Kimbo knocked out his opponent, a man named James Wade, in just 17 seconds.
Submitted Aug 14, 2011 12:51AM by Kpro - 28 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Kimbo Slice to make pro-boxing debut Aug. 13
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson will make his pro-boxing debut on Aug. 13, officials announced. He'll headline a four-round main event at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla. Neither an opponent nor broadcast details have not been announced for the show, which Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden Promotions is producing.
Submitted Jun 30, 2011 9:28AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Fighting With Heart: Mark Miller Readies for Comeback Fight
(mmafighting.com)
It's long been a cliche, a fighter saying he's willing to die in the cage. For Mark Miller, he never knew how close he could have been to making that literal. At 39, Miller returns to the fight game on Saturday in Moscow in a kickboxing match at the Ultimate Glory World Series. But his comeback, fighting for the first time in more than five years, has little to do with his age. The nearly foot-long scar down the center of his chest tells the bigger story. When Miller gets in the ring against Nikolaj Falin, he will become the first known professional fighter to return after open-heart surgery. Crazy article/interview.
Submitted May 22, 2011 10:58AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
Promoter Wants Former UFC Fighter Kimbo Slice to Face the NFL’s Ray Edwards in Boxing
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC and EliteXC fighter Kimbo Slice isn’t done with combat sports just yet.
Submitted May 18, 2011 8:49PM by sparky - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Olympic medalist and top pro prospect Omar Henry quits boxing for MMA
(mixedmartialarts.com)
EsNewsReporting caught up with Henry during the Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley fight, where he talked about quitting boxing for MMA, why he has $50,000 in cash in his hands, and the Cesar Gracie Camp.
Submitted May 10, 2011 9:46AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
After Pacquiao vs. Mosley, UFC president White and boxing's duBoef discuss future
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Contrary to a popular opinion in the MMA community, boxing most certainly is not dead. The 16,412 fans that packed Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena – nearly 1,600 more enthusiasts than the UFC has ever drawn to the venue – for Saturday's Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley event proved that at boxing's highest level, the sport still is financially viable. Of course, that doesn't mean there aren't glaring opportunities for the sport to improve and evolve. Nevertheless, UFC president Dana White, who was among the sellout crowd on Saturday night, believes boxing can survive. His organization is not in a competition with boxing, White said, and both fight sports can flourish. "I think boxing and the UFC can coexist," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after the pay-per-view show. "I'm a big fight fan. When there's a good boxing match, I want to see it."
Submitted May 9, 2011 10:18AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Nick Diaz vs. Jeff Lacy Purse and TV Information
(bloodyelbow.com)
I had the chance to talk to Jeff Lacy's manager, Joey Gilbert, about the deal between Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and former world super middleweight boxing champion Jeff Lacy to square off in a boxing match. Gilbert shared some very interesting information about the bout.
Submitted May 7, 2011 8:42AM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Jeff Lacey Signs Agreement To Face Nick Diaz In Boxing Bout
(sbnation.com)
May 6, 2011 - According to a press release, former IBF super-middleweight champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy has formally agreed to face Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz in a professional boxing bout. There is no word on whether or not Diaz will agree to the bout or which weight class this fight will be contested at should it be made.
Submitted May 6, 2011 2:31PM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Nick Diaz signs to fight Fernando Vargas in boxing match, considering retiring from MMA
(mmamania.com)
Diaz has signed on the dotted line for the boxing match against Vargas and now his camp is just waiting for the boxer to do the same. Have we seen the last of Nick Diaz in MMA? Video after the jump.
Submitted Apr 14, 2011 4:50PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Diaz focuses on Cyborg -- then boxing?
(sports.espn.go.com)
Nothing is taking Nick Diaz's mind off the task at hand -- not the hoopla surrounding his refusal to move up in weight and face Jason "Mayhem" Miller nor the possibility of competing in a boxing match later this year. Strikeforce's welterweight champion is focused solely on successfully defending his title on Saturday night (on Showtime at 10 ET) in San Jose, Calif., against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos. If Diaz loses focus for just a short period of time, his reign could end. Diaz (23-7-0, 1 no-contest) is aware that Santos has enough power and determination to end his night quickly.
Submitted Jan 25, 2011 11:58PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, StrikeForce, Other Combat Sports
 
Rikuhei Fujii Claims King of Pancrase Crown
(mmafighting.com)
TOKYO -- Pancrase's penultimate event of the year at Differ Ariake on Sunday featured three title fights in which all participants had met in the ring before. Light heavyweight King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura made a small step towards redeeming himself from his embarrassing knockout loss to Yuji Sakuragi in September as he managed to fight to a tense majority draw in the rematch for the belt. Yuki Kondo was looking for redemption as he dropped a unanimous decision to Wajutsu Keishukai RJW's Rikuhei Fujii in Cage Force back in September, but it was spoiled as Fujii again outworked the 85-fight veteran on the feet and on the canvas to claim Kondo's crown.
Submitted Dec 6, 2010 9:27AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
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