Tim Sylvia: I can't fight Wes Sims at Adrenaline MMA because the commission said 'he sucks'
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion tweeted the update earlier this morning.
"Damm u guys know more about me then I do they said he sucks. So I can't fight him cause it's a mismatch."
Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato today confirmed with MMAmania.com that Sims was indeed shot down for the proposed bout -- but that former UFC heavyweight Brandon Lee Hinkle was given the green light to compete.
Shonie Carter Picks Up A Win At CFX Fight Night
-Nate Schut def. Derrick Abrahms – Submission (Strikes) 1:43 Rd 1
-Chaz Haag def. Andy “The Bandit” Selvig – Submission (Strikes) 1:44 Rd 1
-Shonie “Mr. International” Carter def. Derek Smith – Submission (Front Choke) 2:32 Rd 1
-Jeremy “The Landlord” Lang def. Gabe Wallbridge – Submission (Strikes) 1:15 Rd 1
Din Thomas Plans MMA Welcome For Mayorga
Former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas has been on a roll. Since bidding farewell to the UFC and the 155-pound class in early 2008, the American Top Team product has gone 3-0 as a featherweight, most recently earning a second-round TKO over Dustin Pague on Jan. 8 of this year.
UCMMA To Implement Blood Testing In U.K.
“As the U.K.’s biggest promotion, we are proud to lead the way in fighter safety. Fighters will have to produce their blood test results at the weigh-in, with test results being no older than one month,” said UCMMA founder Dave O’Donnell.
WCF Announces Full Card For Next Show Feb. 26
On Wednesday, World Championship Fighting announced the co-main event for their upcoming card set for Feb 26 in Wilmington, MA as undefeated former Olympian, Rick Hawn, takes on veteran fighter, Tom Gallicchio, to add onto an already impressive card.
Matt Major joins Bellator's eight-man season-two middleweight tourney
Middleweight fighter and fashion designer Matt Major has signed a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships and will compete in the organization's season-two eight-man middleweight tournament.The promotion today announced the signing.Major (6-1) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, which included decision victories over UFC veteran Shonie Carter and former EliteXC fighter Jamie Fletcher.
Ex-UFC fighter Jake Rosholt meets Rudy Lindsey at March 6 XFL event
In his first fight since a surprising release from the Ultimate Fighter Championship, Jake Rosholt (6-2) takes on one-time Bellator Fighting Championships fighter Rudy Lindsey (11-9) at a March 6 X-treme Fighting League in Tulsa, Okla.
Rosholt's camp today alerted MMAjunkie.com of the booking.
Rosholt, a three-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and four-time All-American at Oklahoma State, received his UFC walking papers following a November submission loss to Kendall Grove at UFC 106.
Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida announces final MMA bout set for April 25
Former PRIDE fighter and Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida will fight for the final time on April 25.
Yoshida, a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in judo who turned pro in MMA in 2002, will help organize an event called "ASTRA," though no opponent has been announced.
The event takes place at the 15,000-seat Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, and features fellow Yoshida Dojo fighters Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tatsunao Nagakura, Michihiro Omigawa and Makoto Takimoto.
Opponents also have not been named for those fighters.