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Sergei Kharitonov: Still training and still has plans for DREAM
reported that Sergei Kharitonov is still training hard, and has no intentions of quitting the fight game. He also reported that Sergei still has plans to join DREAM, as soon as they offer him a deal that suits him better.
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 1:02PM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
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Report: Donald Trump to Announce Affliction's Signing of Andrei Arlovski
MMARated.com has learned that at tomorrow's Affliction press conference in Manhattan, Donald Trump will be announcing that former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, has officially signed with the upstart promotion. The Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization and the Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump, Michael D. Cohen, confirmed the news with MMARated.com. Trump will also announce that he has become an equity partner in the Affliction promotion. When asked what percentage of the organization he now owns, Mr. Cohen would only say "a significant amount." Finally, when asked if Trump's relationship with Tito Ortiz would help bring the former UFC light heavyweight champion to Affliction, Cohen said: "Everything that Donald Trump does is the biggest and the best and the "Afflcition: Banned" show will be just that. Due to the status of the Trump mark, and Donald Trump as a mogul business man, Mr. Trump has received dozens of phone calls from fighters who are interested in joining the Affliction family."
Submitted Jun 4, 2008 6:13PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
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More in depth - Tito on Stern Radio
hey mod or anyone - sorry this isnt posted the right way but the site this is taken from is very messy and hard to navigate. more long winded version of Tito with Howard Stern Summary from Marksfriggin.com a Stern fan site: -------------------------------- Tito Ortiz Visits. 06/03/08. 9:00am During the break Howard took a call from a guy who talked about how great Rosie was during that interview. Howard said that she was an excellent interview. He got back to his commercial after letting the guy go. After the break we heard a prank call that High Pitch Eric made to a pharmacy about some ''twat cream.'' Howard came back a short time later and had fighter Tito Ortiz some in. Tito came in dressed in a suit so Howard asked him to model it for them since it was one of his company's suits. Tito is leaving the UFC and moving on to another company. Howard said that Tito is complaining that they don't get paid what they deserve from the UFC so he's moving on. The boxers only get about 3 percent of the money that comes in. Tito said that he thinks that they should be getting 10, 20 or even 30 percent. He said that he made about $210,000 the last time he fought. Howard asked what kind of numbers the Pay-Per-View events get. Tito said it's about a million at $50 bucks per subscription. Howard said that's like 50 million and he's looking for some of that money. Tito won't even mention the name of the guy who runs the UFC because he's moving on to a better place. He told Howard that he'd do the same thing if he were him. He said that if you're not with the company, you're against the company. Tito said that he's with his own company now and he's going to go out and find the toughest guy he can to fight him. Howard asked Tito if he's ever lost to anyone. Tito said that he just lost 2 weeks ago to a guy who was running away from him for 3 rounds. He said that he asked the guy to stop pussing out and just fight but he kept running away. Howard asked Tito what to do in a street fight. Tito told him to talk his way out of it, that's what he does. He said that he doesn't need someone pulling a gun on him because he doesn't' know those Matrix moves. Howard heard that Tito wasn't allowed into the press conference at the UFC the last time he fought. Tito said that a woman tried to stop him from getting in there so he told her to call security because he was going in. He said that he wasn't going to let them stop him from doing that. Howard said that Tito is with Jenna Jameson right now but they have no plans to get married. Tito said that they are going to have kids eventually and they are working on that. He said that he's been having sex without protection. Howard told Tito that he doesn't want any kids himself so he wears a condom all the time. Howard said that he'd imagine that Tito would be able to impregnate her pretty quick if he was trying. Howard read that Tito and Jenna were investigating Scientology and wondered what they have found out. Tito said that they have looked into a lot of religions but the whole Scientology thing might be too intense. Howard asked Tito why he waited a month to bang Jenna. Tito said that it was all about respect. Howard also asked him about cheating on his first wife which he wrote about in his book ''This Is Gonna Hurt: The Life of a Mixed Martial Arts Champion.'' Howard asked Tito about his family life, which he also wrote about, and how his mother was addicted to heroin. Tito said that both of them were addicted to heroin and they both basically abandoned him. He said that he never brought his friends back to the house because he didn't want them to see the trailer they were living in or the stuff they left behind while they were doing heroin. Tito said that he spoke to his father about 5 months ago after telling him that he never wanted to see him again. Tito said that his father basically quit on his family and that's what he sat down and talked to him about. Tito talked about how great his ex-wife is and how she and Jenna get along. Howard asked him if he would ever want to get the two of them into bed together. Tito said that he would never want that and Jenna wouldn't either. Howard said that he knows Jenna and he thinks that she loves women. Tito said that she's over all of that and she wants to start a family now. Tito said that he and Jenna have a lot of fun together and they don't need anyone else in the bedroom to do it. Howard was thinking that she was becoming a prude to get over the porn star stigma but Tito said that she's not a prude at home. Howard asked Tito about dealing drugs as a kid and if his parents kind of got him into that. Tito said that he did that to pay rent. He said that he didn't understand anything at all back then. He said that he managed to get into wrestling and got a scholarship to college and he wanted to teach for a while but then he got into the UFC. Howard asked Tito if his teeth were real because they looked perfect. Tito said they were real and he's managed to keep them because he's been so dominant in the fights. He said that he's 33 now but he wants to get out by the time he's 36. He said he wants to do promotions and find the next Tito Ortiz when he's done fighting himself. Howard asked which martial arts is the best to learn. Tito said that kids should learn to wrestle because it can teach kids a lot. Howard asked if he ever had a penis slip out when he was wrestling. Tito said that has never happened. He said that he's glad it never did. Howard gave Tito some plugs for some appearances he was making in the area and for his book. You can find out more at TitoOrtiz.com. Howard asked Tito when he last banged Jenna. Tito told him he'd have to use his imagination there. High Pitch Eric called in to challenge Tito to a fight. Howard hung up on him half way through his challenge. Gay Ramone called in next and asked if he had ever had his asshole eaten out. Tito said that he hasn't had that done but he has had men come on to him. He said he has no problem with that and has some gay friends. Artie said he fantasizes about Tito beating the shit out of Gay Ramone. A caller asked Tito why he can't just admit that the other fighter who beat him 2 weeks ago was just a better fighter. Tito said he never said he wasn't. Another guy said that he agrees with Tito and said that he did think that the other guy was running away from Tito. Howard wrapped up and went to break a short time later.
Submitted Jun 4, 2008 8:24AM by bootyclause - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Donald Trump to partner with Affliction MMA for ‘Banned’ event
Millionaire real estate developer, casino boss and reality television star, Donald Trump, is set to announce his foray into mixed martial arts this Thursday, June 5, at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, N.Y., at 12 p.m. ET. According to a press release issued today, “The Donald” will partner with the start up Affliction MMA promotion, which is set to pull the trigger on its debut show at the at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on July 19. No particulars were revealed at this time. Here’s a snip from Trump: “I have been a fan of professional sports since childhood, and I am particularly impressed by the athleticism, courage, and strength of these disciplined athletes. This particular sport resembles my business style of being fast paced, strategic, and aggressive … remembering to never give up. I am particularly excited to partner with Affliction and become a major player in promotion of MMA; the youngest and fastest growing sport to emerge in the last century.” Deepens the pockets of the T-Shirt salesmen for sure, also adds a lot of credibility and main-stream attention to this event. Can't wait to see it, and I wish it success, what an amazing card!
Tito Ortiz plans to launch own fight promotion
Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who's likely concluded his service to the organization, expects to launch his own fight promotion and co-promote shows with some of the sport's already established organizations. Ortiz, who's currently promoting his new autobiography "This is Gonna Hurt," briefly mentioned his plans while a guest on today's Howard Stern Show. Ortiz, who fulfilled the terms of his UFC contract after suffering a unanimous-decision loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 84, also criticized the UFC's pay scale and took a swipe at his recent opponent during the interview. When asked about the UFC, Ortiz said he was "moving to a bigger and better company." When asked which one, he said he plans to launch his own. "I'll be doing my own promotions and I'll possibly be co-promoting with some other companies already in the business," he said. However, when asked about fighting on CBS (which has a deal with EliteXC), the 33-year-old said it was "possible." Ortiz, who made $210,000 in his latest fight (according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Ortiz himself), estimated that UFC fighters are making only "about three percent" of the UFC's per-event take "if they're lucky." He said that prompted his decision to get in the fight-promotion business. As for his latest fight, Ortiz said the UFC knowingly scheduled an opponent that would "run away from me for three rounds." "There were a few times when I was like, 'Come on, man. Don't puss out. Let's fight,'" Ortiz said.
Submitted Jun 3, 2008 4:58PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, UFC
Video: Vitor Belfort training at Chute Boxe
The athlete Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort held a period of training in Chute Boxe. The fighter was impressed with the structure and the organisation of the group
Submitted Jun 3, 2008 3:04PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
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Kid Yamamoto to fight in Dream 5
Almost two years after a cancelled plane flight changed his life, Joseph Benavidez (Pictures) learned he will fulfill a dream. On Monday, Benavidez (7-0) announced he will fight Japan's Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (Pictures) at Heiwa DREAM 5 in Osaka, Japan on July 21.
AFL OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES FORMER WWE STAR
The American Fight League has signed former WWE wrestling star Bobby Lashley to a multi-fight contract, demarking the beginning of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. The official announcement was made in front of a full crowd in Atlanta during the AFL: BulletProof event held at Philips Arena on Friday, May 30. Since announcing his exit from professional wrestling there have been murmurs that the goliath-like Bobby Lashley would be making a move into MMA. Long anticipated and much speculated, the signing of Bobby Lashley to fight in the American Fight League will finally put all the rumors to rest. He will compete in the heavyweight division. Thoughts?
DREAM.4 Updates: Alistair Overeem vs Lee Tae Hyun
Alistair Overeem vs Lee Tae Hyun has been official added to the DREAM.4 card.
Submitted Jun 2, 2008 2:40PM by kastro_316 - 6 comments
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WWE's Bobby Lashley signs with American Fight League
Former World Wrestling Entertainment performer and decorated amateur wrestler Bobby Lashley is the latest signing for the Kentucky-based American Fight League. A source close to the 31-year-old told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Lashley will be introduced as an AFL signee -- perhaps the organization's biggest to date -- during tonight's "Bulletproof" show at Phillips Arena in Atlanta. Rumors of Lashley's possible transition into MMA heated up over the past month, but few expected such a high-profile figure to sign with an organization so new to the national scene. AFL officials declined to comment today, but one executive said some "major signings" will be announced at tonight's show, which features a main event between AFL lightweight champ and former UFC fighter Diego Saraiva. Terms of Lashley's contract aren't known, but it's expected to be a non-exclusive deal. Lashley, a two-time NAIA national wrestling champion while at Missouri Valley College, also won two armed-forces titles while serving in the U.S. Army. He signed with the WWE in 2003 and debuted with the organization in 2005. His character won titles in both the WWE and Extreme Championship Wrestling organizations.
Submitted May 30, 2008 7:09PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 17 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
DREAM 4 Update: Hideo Tokoro vs. Darren Uyenoyama - Crocop Confirmed!
K-1 veteran Hideo Tokoro will face off against Strikeforce competitor Darren Uyenoyama on the DREAM 4 card on June 15th at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama.
Submitted May 28, 2008 1:42PM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
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Official: Andrei Arlovski has signed with Affliction & Adrenaline
Tim Sylvia, Ben Rothwell and Andre Arlovski will join the Adrenaline MMA ring girls at the Meet-and-Greet session. Affliction, one of the event sponsors, has agreed to give a T-shirt to each person with a ringside ticket attending the session.
Submitted May 27, 2008 2:32PM by kastro_316 - 25 comments
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Ask A ProFighter - Crocop, Mir, Herring, and Franklin!
This is pretty cool. You can ask these 4 fighters a question to be submitted in the next dreamfighters.com interview. What would you ask someone like Crocop?
Mirko CroCop vs. Ralek Gracie in Grappling Match at DREAM 4
DreamFighters.com has learned that Mirko CroCop will fight Ralek Gracie in Grappling Match at DREAM 4, which will not be MMA rules!
Submitted May 26, 2008 5:11PM by kastro_316 - 18 comments
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HDNet to air three Adrenaline MMA events
Monte Cox's Adrenaline MMA will launch with a TV deal. The all-high-definition cable station HDnet, which has partnered with many of MMA's top fight organizations, has struck a deal with upstart Adrenaline MMA and will air the promotion's first three shows. The announcement was made during Friday's edition of "Inside MMA." Arendaline MMA, formerly the restructured M-1 Global organization, recently severed ties with what was supposed to be its top fighter: former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Instead, Cox said the organization will now use a mix of up-and-coming talent and proven veterans signed to non-exclusive deals.
Dream Middleweight Pairings Announced
Dream announced four bouts for DREAM.4, which takes place on June 15 at the Saitama Super Arena. All four bouts announced are quarterfinal bouts for the DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix.
"Little Nog" meets veteran Vernon White at "Affliction: Banned"
Recently signed Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (13-3) will meet veteran fighter Vernon White (26-32-2) at the July 19 "Affliction: Banned" event. White's management team at KO Dynasty today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the bout has been finalized. Nogueira, the twin brother of UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and a longtime PRIDE fighter, was introduced as Affliction's latest signing during a Tuesday press conference in New York City.
Tim Sylvia talks about the fight with Fedor, the UFC and Kimbo
Tim Sylvia, the six foot eight former UFC heavyweight champion, will be taking on the great Fedor Emelianenko in July at Affliction Banned. I spoke to Tim at the Affliction Banned press conference in NYC today. Hey Tim. Your split with the UFC, was it about money? No, I'm not gonna say that. It's just we were both at crossroads in our career. I was at a crossroad in my career and they just didn't know what they wanted to do. I had no interest in fighting a prelim fight in my next fight. And the thing is if I won I would be back in title contention again. And how many people really want to see Tim Sylvia fighting for a heavyweight title in the UFC again. You know, I've done it like eight times. So they just had a different route they wanted to do with the UFC right now and I've got some different things that I'm wanting to do. So I'll do my thing for a couple of years and hopefully I'll have a home back in the UFC someday.
Fedor and Sylvia interviewed side by side
Fedor and Tim Sylvia interviewed together. Nothing really amazing, just cool that HDNet throws a few tidbits on Youtube.
Submitted May 22, 2008 5:29PM by bootyclause - 4 comments
Filed under: HDNet, MMA Personalities, M-1 Global, Other MMA Organizations
AFFLICTION MMA ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH FOX SPORTS
At a press conference held Tuesday in Los Angeles, the forces behind new fight promotion Affliction unveiled the stars of their “Banned” show to be held July 19th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Fedor Emelianenko will clash with Tim Sylvia in the main event, and Josh Barnett and Pedro Rizzo will co-headline the event in a rematch of their 2001 fight. Ben Rothwell, Matt Lindland, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, and Aleksander Emelianenko are but a few of the fighters filling the card. And according to Tim Ryan, president and CEO of the Honda Center, the stars are lining up for the show, with $250,000 in tickets sold within the first 30 minutes of going on sale Tuesday morning. California State Athletic Commission executive director Armando Garcia confirmed that a 3.5 million dollar bond had already been posted for the show, clearing the way for ticket sales to the public. The bond ensures, among other things, that fighters are guaranteed their purses. The amount of the bond further refutes the rumors that the fighters’ purses alone were expected to total six million dollars. Also announced was a partnership with Fox Sports Net to air the evening’s hour long undercard live. Making his way to the black stage at the trendy Century City shopping mall, Fedor Emelianenko received a raucous welcome from hundreds of fans – some of them waited five hours for an autograph – before speaking for the first time about his fight with Tim Sylvia. And not so subtly, he established the link between his services and Affliction, thanking M-1 Global – the defunct American/Russian MMA promotion now run by his manager Vadim Finkelstein – and Affliction for bringing him to California.
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