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Nick Diaz goes off about everything
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
“Before we get started, I want to say that I know there are a lot of people and everybody is trying to protect the sport. And everybody wants to be sportsmen and that type of thing where everybody shakes hands and everybody is great friends and whatever. And that’s great. But you know what, this sport is (expletive) established. That’s obvious. There are people out there doing a great job making it look like a non-violent sport. That’s not my job. My job is warfare. I’m over here to (expletive) kill. We’re mortal enemies until we fight and then we can shake hands and be cool. But until then, if I’m signed to fight you I don’t (expletive) like you and I hate you’re (expletive) guts and we’re fighting until we’re cool. We’re not cool until I win or I lose and we can settle this. So that’s how I am about this sort of thing."
Submitted Jun 17, 2008 11:35AM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 22 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction hoping for big burst on MMA scene
(mmajunkie.com)
He doesn't so much as have a promoter's license yet, but Tom Atencio has already got the shtick down. He's about a month away from promoting his first mixed martial arts card, but he's already touting it as the best in the history of the sport. That might be a stretch, though it's going to feature six of the world's elite heavyweights and enough of the world's finest fighters to hold the interest of even the most ardent MMA fans. And Atencio insists he's undaunted by the enormity of the task that lay ahead of Affliction before its July 19 debut card at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. He's got a card stacked with big – and expensive – names, elite heavyweights such as Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell, Pedro Rizzo and Aleksander Emelianenko. That's a former PRIDE heavyweight champion and three ex-UFC heavyweight champs among that group, in case you're wondering. "If you are an MMA fan, even if you're just a casual fan, can you look at this card and not say you're dying to see it?" Atencio asks. No doubt. It's a must-see event, particularly since it brings Emelianenko back onto the world stage.
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 8:23PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fighter Salaries: The Problems With Revenue Linking
(mmapayout.com)
There exists a critical assumption within the business world that most of our theories rely on: the concept of rationality. A rational or "greedy" individual is said to prefer more than less and it is this preference that can be seen in all walks of life. Investors are expecting greater wealth generation, creditors want higher interest rates, buyers want a cheaper price, and sellers want more for their goods. The same can also be said for the relationship that exists between a firm and its employees; no matter how much you pay someone, they're always going to want more. This is human nature. This is rationality. Very, very interesting:
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 2:18PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction: Buying Into The Hype
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's one thing for fans to salivate in anticipation of the card Affliction is putting on in July. It's another for the people in charge of that company to mark out so hard for the fights they have that they ignore the reality of their situation. In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported Affliction's internal expectations: The promotion internally believes it can break even, even with a $4 million fighter payroll off a combination of a sellout live gate and 250,000 to 300,000 PPV buys. On the live gate issue, a sellout is extremely unlikely
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 1:17PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM.5 Card - Updated - Crocop, Kang, Diaz, KID
(dreamfighters.com)
DREAM.5 is shaping up to be a star studded card. Here is the latest updates on the DREAM.5 card!
Submitted Jun 16, 2008 11:12AM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
UFC Event In Works for July 19
(sherdog.com)
July 19 could become a crowded night for mixed martial arts. The UFC is currently planning an event that Saturday night to be televised live on Spike TV, Sherdog.com has learned from multiple industry sources.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 11:26PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Kim Couture
(mmajunkie.com)
Looks like wife of Randy Couture Kim is set to make a name for her self.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 4:16PM by holt8081 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Adrenaline MMA debuts with plenty of fights, but disappointing attendance
(mmajunkie.com)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. – Adrenaline MMA fashioned its first show Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside of Chicago with fighters from various promotions and a wide range of skill level. "We want to be the Strikeforce of the Midwest and to do that, you have to bring the best Midwest fighters together," said Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox in assessing the show. "I was happy. How can you not like this set of fights? We had a little bit of everything."
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 12:16PM by juanez13 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Adrenaline MMA makes Saturday's full card available online
(mmajunkie.com)
The full card for Saturday's Adrenaline MMA event will be available online, the organization today announced. Although the main card of the event will be shown live on HDNet, viewers can also watch the entire 14-fight card online at Vividas.com. Saturday's event, Adrenaline MMA's debut show, takes place at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago and features a main event between Mike Russow and Jason Guida. A host of UFC, PRIDE and IFL veterans are also booked for the show. "Those MMA fans who can't see the fights live or watch on HDNet will have the opportunity to see all the fights, including the preliminaries, live through Vividas," Adrenaline MMA CEO Monte Cox said. "Our undercard is as loaded as our main event." Vividas will offer a high-quality, full-screen feed of the event beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The televised main card of the event begins at 9:30 p.m. ET. A foursome of UFC veterans make up the two feature bouts. Chicago's Terry Martin (16-4) faces Japan's Daiju Takase (7-11), and Chicago's Brian Gassaway (25-17) takes on Las Vegas fighter Tony Fryklund (14-9). IFL standouts Bart Palaszewski, Mark Miller and Zac George are also in action.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 3:43PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
NSAC: Vitor Belfort Must Pay
(bloodyelbow.com)
There's been much speculation -- led by Fightlinker -- that Vitor Belfort wouldn't be allowed to fight on the July 19th Affliction: Banned card unless he settles up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Belfort got popped for drugging at PRIDE 32 and was hit with a $10,000 fine and a 9 month suspension. Six months later he was fighting in Cage Rage in the U.K. Not cool, Vitor. Turns out he never paid his fine either.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:10PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New Yahoo article on Affliction
(sports.yahoo.com)
He doesn’t so much as have a promoter’s license yet, but Tom Atencio has already got the shtick down. He’s about a month away from promoting his first mixed martial arts card, but he’s already touting it as the best in the history of the sport.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 11:09AM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Emelianenko vs. Slyvia to fight for Heavy weight Title
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that Affliction’s main event between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia scheduled for the promotion’s inaugural card on July 19 is expected to be contested for a heavyweight title.
Submitted Jun 12, 2008 10:01PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC
 
Mirko Crocop responds to Overeem's comments "Crocop Is ducking me"
(dreamfighters.com)
Alistair Overeem claims that Mirko's is ducking him, this is what Mirko thinks about it.
 
Vitor Belfort Added To Affliction
(mmamania.com)
Affliction has added former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort to its July 19 event, putting him in a matchup against fellow one-time UFC fighter Terry Martin. It's considered interesting he was added given he previously violated a drug suspension by fighting overseas during the suspension period, which could work against him when it comes to getting licensed.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 12:33PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Another DREAM On Hold: Cacareco Off DREAM 4
(sherdog.com)
Although DREAM officials have not yet announced this, Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira is now off Sunday's DREAM 4 event due to visa issues. It would've been his DREAM debut. He was to have faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev, who should face a replacement to be named later this week.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 7:18AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Banned Update: Vitor Belfort set to face Terry Martin
(dreamfighters.com)
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort has been added to the Affliction Banned card, and is set to face Terry Martin.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 9:24PM by kastro_316 - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Doug Marshall vs Phil Collins PFC fight on July 18
(mmamania.com)
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (7-3) — who just lost his 205-pound belt to Brian Stann at WEC 33 via technical knockout in March — will return to action since on July 19. The only difference is that he will now compete under the Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) banner, taking on Phil Collins. No, not the musician, but a worthy fighter who sports a 6-3 record. In fact, he relinquished his opportunity for the organization’s middleweight title to take on the “Rhino.” I didn't even realize he wasn't fighting for the WEC anymore.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:43PM by Mchubb316 - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jason Guida replaces injured Adrenaline MMA headliner Jeff Monson
(mmajunkie.com)
Jeff Monson's (24-8) previously broken hand has forced the heavyweight fighter out of this weekend's Adrenaline MMA main event fight with Mike Russow (9-1) However, the organization was able to fight a late replacement with local ties. In Monson's place steps veteran Chicago-area fighter Jason Guida (17-15). Adrenaline MMA, which hosts its first-ever show on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago, made the announcement today. Monson, a former UFC heavyweight contender, injured his hand during a May 18 fight with Josh Barnett. The heavyweight tilt was part of the "Sengoku II" event in Japan. Unfortunately for the veteran fighter, the hand didn't heal as quickly as Monson expected. Guida, a Chicago police officer and the older brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida (who will be in his corner), has averaged a fight nearly every six weeks during his five-year career. He'll go for his third consecutive victory -- and his eighth win in his past 11 fights.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:40PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM.5 Update: Denis Kang has confirmed fighting at DREAM.5
(dreamfighters.com)
Denis Kang has confirmed that he will compete at DREAM.5 on Monday, July 21 at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. At this time, DREAM has not releases who Kang will be fighting at DREAM.5
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 6:10PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Other MMA Organizations
 
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