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WVR Sponsor Buys Stake In Pancrase
(sherdog.com)
A strong source in the Japanese MMA industry has confirmed to Sherdog that Don Quijote, the primary sponsor of World Victory Road's Sengoku, is now a controlling partner of Pancrase. Pancrase will still operate as a separate and autonomous promotion despite drawing a considerable chunk of their resources from the same pool of capital.
Submitted Aug 29, 2008 10:10AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Video: Ken Shamrock talks Kimbo Slice fight
(dreamfighters.com)
The old video of Ken Shamrock talking about Kimbo Slice, and fighting Kimbo Slice
Submitted Aug 28, 2008 12:43PM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: Jerome Le Banner vs. Tim Sylvia Possible for Affliction 3!!!!!!!
(bloodyelbow.com)

Although the second Affliction show is still over a month away, future plans include a third show that will most likely take place in January of February 2009. One fight that Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio is looking at is one that some fans have been talking about for quite some time. "In terms of fighters we are looking at Jerome LeBanner, he is interested in doing MMA and apparently him and Tim Sylvia have some history between them so that is something that we are looking at right now."
Submitted Aug 28, 2008 9:41AM by juanez13 - 23 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
More Spirit Likely In Kang's Future
(sherdog.com)
Ahead of his title fight this weekend in the Spirit MC promotion, Denis Kang said he is on the verge of signing a "1-2 year" extension with the Korean organization.
Submitted Aug 28, 2008 7:54AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ULTIMATE FIGHTER'S HUTCHERSON TO FACE CROW
(mmaweekly.com)
Sometimes it can be a good thing to fall through the cracks. After his experience on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s third season of “The Ultimate Fighter” television series ended with a loss to Luigi Fioravanti on the series finale in 2006, Solomon Hutcherson faded from the limelight. Surfacing a year later in smaller shows, Hutcherson has been allowed the opportunity to sharpen his skills and become a true MMA veteran in the process without the pressures of performing on a Pay-Per-View stage.
Submitted Aug 27, 2008 11:05AM by Focker101 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Other MMA Organizations
 
Shinya Aoki Shows Interest Towards Fighting In The USA
(mmanews.com)
Shinya Aoki spoke to World-MMA and showed much praise regarding American MMA and the training facilities that American fighters have to train at as opposed to those in Japan,
Submitted Aug 26, 2008 9:23PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
NEW Affliction "Day Of Reckoning" Preview Video - With Ozzy in it!
(dreamfighters.com)
The NEW Affliction "Day Of Reckoning" Video - Features Josh Barnett, AA, and of course OZZY!
Submitted Aug 26, 2008 12:57PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Affliction Goes Nascar Racing This Weekend
(mmaweekly.com)
Affliction Entertainment teams up with NASCAR's Michael Waltrip Racing for this weekend's Pepsi 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in San Bernardino County, Calif. for a one-race deal to sponsor the No. 00 car driven by Mike Skinner. The Affliction "Day of Reckoning" sponsored Toyota will be "fully wrapped" with graphics promoting the upcoming Oct. 11 pay-per-view event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Top 5 ranked heavyweights and former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholders Josh Barnett and Andrei Arlovski headline Affliction’s sophomore effort. "Affliction is proud to make racing history as the first MMA organization to sponsor a car in NASCAR," said Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Entertainment. "NASCAR fans are huge supporters of MMA and this is a great collaboration for both sports." "It's great to have Affliction Entertainment as a Michael Waltrip Racing partner," said Michael Waltrip, driver of the No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota and founder of Michael Waltrip Racing. "Our partnership with Affliction and MMA allows us to connect with millions of fans in a unique way." In addition to Affliction's sponsorship of the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 00 entry, the company will work with Auto Club Speedway to promote "Day of Reckoning" to the multitude of fans who attend the events planned at the speedway this Labor Day weekend. Utilizing the venue's multiple promotional opportunities, Affliction and Auto Club Speedway have packaged a mixture of promotional opportunities to make the fans aware of Affliction's upcoming event. The No. 00 Toyota is 37th in owner points in stockcar racing's premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. The top 35 in owner points are guaranteed a starting position in the race, although only 44 cars are attempting to make the 43-car field. If qualifying is canceled due to rain, the Affliction sponsored car will be on the starting grid. The only way it will not make the race is if Johnny Sauter, Patrick Carpentier, Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Petty, Tony Raines, Joe Nemecheck, A.J. Almendinger and Brad Coleman all post faster qualifying speeds.
Submitted Aug 26, 2008 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Robert Drysdale to make MMA debut
(promma.info)
PRO MMA has just learned that the Xtreme Couture BJJ instructor and grappling phenom, Robert Drysdale is set to make his amateur MMA debut at Tuff-N-Uff’s Future Stars of MMA on October 17 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Whenever we speak to fighters from the Xtreme Couture gym in Vegas, one name always comes up when the subject of grappling is raised, and that is Robert Drysdale. His name seems to have reached almost mythical proportions and this has stemmed from the way top level professional fighters describe his grappling abilities. Now while MMA is a different ballgame than straight jiu-jitsu, Drysdale is certainly surrounded by some of the best fighters in the game at Couture’s that can help round out his skills. I certainly would not want to learn that one of the first fights in my amateur career would be against Robert Drysdale. No opponent has been named yet. Hopefully Tuff-N-Uff can find an amateur willing to get in there with him.
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 9:47PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gan "The Giant" McGee will launch his long-awaited MMA comeback
(fighthype.com)
Gan "The Giant" McGee will launch his long-awaited MMA comeback on September 13, headlining Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC)'s "Salute to Our Armed Forces 5" at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida against veteran Johnathan Ivey. Live web-streaming of the fight card will be available at www.mmaxfc.com. McGee revealed the ten fighters he's most looking forward to facing in the cage.
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 6:53PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Joe Riggs Interview: Wants GSP!
(dreamfighters.com)
Joe Riggs just did an interview and said he wanted to face GSP!
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 3:19PM by kastro_316 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Lightens Up October Card
(mmajunkie.com)
Although Affliction has been best known for its Heavyweights so far, the promotion has decided to go a little lighter with one fight on its October 11 card, making an Albert Rios vs. Antonio Duarte fight. The Featherweight fight reflects Affliction's plans to expand into lighter weight classes.
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 1:35PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New: Mirko Crocop Interview - Confirms September Fight
(dreamfighters.com)
Mirko Crocop has just done an interview with popular Croatian sports website, Index.hr in which he tells us his plans, and confirms his fight in september. Here are the highlights of the interview.
Submitted Aug 25, 2008 12:56PM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Matt Lindland vs. Trevor Prangley Set for Affliction 2
(bloodyelbow.com)
"sources close to the bout" have confirmed to MMAJunkie that the wrestler/fighter/aspiring politician from Oregon will now face South Africa's Trevor Prangley at Affliction's "Day of Reckoning" show. Belfort had previously mentioned that he would fight Lindland for "a title" - presumably the WAMMA middleweight belt - but the sources don't mention if a championship will be up for grabs. The 36-year old UFC and bodogFight veteran Prangley last competed in Strikeforce's "Four Men Enter, One Man Survives" one-night tournament in November of 2007, where he won an opening round decision against Falaniko Vitale but was later upset by Jorge Santiago.
Submitted Aug 24, 2008 9:00PM by juanez13 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Drew Fickett vs. Jay Hieron Affliction fight likely October 11
(mmamania.com)
It appears Drew Fickett may have finally been able to move ahead and put his personal problems behind him. Sherdog.com has been able to confirm that former International Fight League welterweight champion Jay Hieron (15-4) has verbally accepted an offer to fight “The Master” on October 11 at Affliction: “Day of Reckoning”. Fickett (35-6) has competed as recently as August 8, submitting Joe Manzello at Silver Crown Fights (SCF) in round one. He had aligned himself with EliteXC earlier this year, but his much ballyhooed bout with Jake Shields never materialized to due injuries and scheduling conflicts on both sides. From there, Fickett was plagued with personal problems including a messy contract dispute with Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship. After eventually parting ways with EliteXC, Fickett fought twice for Rage in the Cage, going 1-1 before his most recent match at SCF. Now he has his stiffest test in quite some time against the venerable Hieron. The former IFL warrior is coming off a first round drubbing of Mark Miller at IFL: ‘New Jersey’ last April. When the troubled company went belly-up shortly thereafter, Hieron settled on a three-fight contract with Affliction after being courted by the UFC, Elite XC and Strikeforce. Affliction “Day of Reckoning” takes place on October 11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring the main event of Josh “The Babyface Assassin” Barnett (23-5) vs. Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (13-5).
Submitted Aug 23, 2008 12:37PM by Twenty20Dollars - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hieron Agrees to Fickett at Affliction 2
(sherdog.com)
Former International Fight League welterweight champion Jay Hieron (Pictures) has verbally accepted an offer to take on Drew Fickett (Pictures) at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on Oct. 11 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Fickett’s manager, Alexander Oxendine of 2 A-T Media, confirmed his client had been made an offer and negotiations are ongoing. “We’re in discussion with a few organizations and Affliction is one of them,” said Oxendine. “They are at the top of our list. As far as Drew is concerned, he’s made a great turnaround with his life and training. He is ready to move forward.” Since his last UFC bout in April 2007, Fickett’s career has seemed to be a rollercoaster ride outside of the cage. An on-again off-again title bout against EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields (Pictures) never got off the ground due to injuries to both participants, which led to scheduling difficulties later down the road. After a handful of failed attempts, EliteXC representatives said Fickett’s “personal problems” had taken a toll on their relationship with the wayward fighter, and they planned to release him from his contract. In June, Fickett attempted to step in and fight Luke Stewart (Pictures) for a Strikeforce event in San Jose, Calif. However, a battle over Fickett’s contract obligations with Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship and its owner Mark Pavelich spilled onto the Internet, as the fighter had supposedly already been booked for a July 25 MFC card. “He’s ready to move forward and handle himself professionally,” says Oxendine of Fickett’s last few months. “He wants to take his fighting career seriously and to the next level.”
Submitted Aug 22, 2008 10:35PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mike Van Arsdale plans comeback, signs with American Fight League
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran light heavyweight and former UFC fighter Mike Van Arsdale (8-5) will return from a two-year layoff and make his comeback with the upstart American Fight League. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the signing with AFL officials, who said Van Arsdale will be part of the organization's pay-per-view debut, which takes place sometime in November. Van Arsdale, 43, could be an opponent for another 205-pounder the AFL hopes to land: former UFC champion and current free agent Tito Ortiz. Van Arsdale, a stand-out high school and collegiate wrestler at Iowa State University, began his career with an 8-1 record and earned a spot on the UFC's roster. However, after suffering four consecutive losses (to notables such as Randy Couture, Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Matt Lindland), Van Arsdale walked away from competition. He hasn't competed since April 2006 and has been healing from an array of injuries. "This is huge for us," said AFL CEO BJ Santiago, who recently signed top female fighter Tara LaRosa, former WWE star Bobby Lashley and a host of UFC veterans. "Van is a scary, freak-of-nature-type athlete who has a terrific wrestling and MMA pedigree. He is a class-A fighter with unbelievable potential. ... This is big for us and I think MMA in the long run." The AFL is one of many organizations currently vying for the services of Ortiz, who recently became a free agent after fulfilling the terms of his UFC contract. As MMAjunkie.com reported earlier this week, despite claims he had agreed to a record-breaking contract with Affliction, Ortiz is again negotiating with all the sport's top players. Not surprisingly AFL Director of Public Relations Sean McClure has an opponent in mind for Van Arsdale. "Tito Ortiz," McClure stated. "Our operations director and one of the owners Jon Hatton has wanted to see that fight for years. Mike's wrestling is sick, and Tito is a really tough guy. It would be a good fight for Mike." He also didn't rule out a move to middleweight for Van Arsdale. "I would also love to see Mike fight a guy like Trevor Prangley or maybe even drop down to 185 to fight, say, a Renzo Gracie or someone like that," McClure said. "I know Mike could make 185 pounds if he wanted to. It would be up to him, and if he did want to do it, we would support it." AFL officials said the date of their PPV debut will be announced soon. In addition to Van Arsdale, LaRosa and Lashley are also booked for the event.
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 6:55PM by Twenty20Dollars - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kang vs Eastman at Raw Combat
(sherdog.com)
Las Vegas’ own Marvin Eastman (Pictures) is finally set to return to action. The veteran of King of the Cage, the WFA and the UFC, as well as dozens of muay Thai and K-1 fights is scheduled to tackle Denis Kang (Pictures) at RAW Combat on Oct. 25 in Alberta, Canada.
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 2:26PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Hermes Franca 'Ready to Show My Full Potential'
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Hermes Franca 'Ready to Show My Full Potential' By Dave Carpinello UFC Lightweight contender Hermes Franca took some time to talk with PDG after his trip to New York about his comeback, future opponents and his upcoming fight with Gleison Tibau at UFC 90 in Chicago.

PDG: All right, let's talk just a little bit about the past; did it bother you at all that you served a full one-year suspension and Sean Sherk only had to sit out six months? Franca: It doesn't bother me because it was my problem and my fault. I told the commission the truth and it doesn't matter to me what Sherk told them. It is just great to be back and the commission has a lot of great guys that came up to me at my last fight and told me they were glad to have me back. They told me I was the man and I had balls because I told the truth which apparently a lot of people don't.
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 3:48AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
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