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Is American wrestling stalling the progress of Mixed Martial Arts?
(heavy.com)
"Is American wrestling stalling the progress of Mixed Martial Arts? Some fans think so, and after some recent matches in particular, arguments are rife that wrestlers are killing the aesthetics of the sport. Every MMA fan, commentator and reporter has found themselves in a discussion as to who are the best fighters to watch, which is different from a discussion about who are the best fighters period. Being one of the best fighters to watch does not necessarily equate to being one of the best fighters in terms of winning accomplishments."
Submitted May 13, 2010 2:23PM by icantthinkofanything - 38 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC, Dream
 
Tito Ortiz Will Not Face Domestic Violence Charges
(mmamania.com)
Unlike his last couple of fights, this is one decision that Tito Ortiz won't be leaving in the hands of the judges. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" escaped criminal prosecution for felony domestic violence today after the Orange County District Attorney rejected his case based on "insufficient corroboration to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he attacked his girlfriend Jenna Jameson." TMZ passed along the not-so-surprising news earlier today. Ortiz and Jameson were photographed as recently as Mother's Day, where the reconciled couple were seen hanging out at the beach with their children. The district's decision not to move forward with prosecution likely stems from Jameson's inability to stick with her story regarding the domestic incident that took place at their house on April 26, for which Ortiz was arrested and taken into custody.
Submitted May 13, 2010 2:16PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones ducking Lil Nog?
(mixedmartialarts.com)
" it has huge downside for fans who wanted to see Antonio Rogerio Nogueira showcase his talent against top contenders. Could the UFC not get a better replacement? Thiago Silva and Jon Jones would have been much better replacements if they would have been willing to fight." "...Kevin Iole: Jon Jones turned down the fight"
Submitted May 13, 2010 10:43AM by icantthinkofanything - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida Will Be Back And Stronger Than Ever
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida arrived in Brazil and was welcomed by fans at the airport in Para. Smiling and being a gentleman as usual, Machida handed out autographs and took pictures with fans. Chinzo Machida – brother and cornerman - spoke to Jornal do Para that Machida’s clan was ready to face off any adversary and didn’t jump on the bandwagon of people who consider the instant rematch unfair for the karateca. Fabiola Machida – The Dragon’s wife – revealed that her husband and is upset but calm because that result was fight business. The good news is Lyoto doesn’t need to undergo any surgery on his face and will be back to the camping in two months, stronger than ever.
Submitted May 13, 2010 9:54AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Or Rashad? It Doesn't Make A Difference To Mauricio Rua
(mmamania.com)
But if he had to pick, he sets odds slightly favoring Quinton Jackson as his next opponent. "I think Rampage [will win], but it's close to 50/50 to me. I'd say 55% for Rampage, 45% Rashad. To me Rampage or Rashad, it doesn't make a difference, they are both top fighters. But a fight against Rampage would be good ... for the pay-per-view. I'm a professional fighter, I never pick my opponents, I'd fight anyone. Anderson (Silva) can be a big challenge to my career, but I'm used to them."
Submitted May 13, 2010 9:53AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcus Davis could draw Nate Diaz at UFC 118 if commission issues are resolved
(mmajunkie.com)
The "Irish Hand Grenade" got his wish to fight in Beantown. Not long after Marcus Davis (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) told MMAjunkie.com Radio that UFC officials were trying to get him a spot on the UFC 118 fight card, Nate Diaz (12-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has answered the call to fight him at the East Coast event. Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the two have verbally agreed to the fight with bout agreements expected to be signed shortly.
Submitted May 12, 2010 4:55PM by Jshep714 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daley Officially Cut By UFC Today, To Australia Next
(mmaweekly.com)
Paul Daley has revealed that he was officially cut by UFC today, just 4 days after his post-fight sucker punch of Josh Koscheck that led Dana White to vow he'd never fight in UFC again. But he's already moving on, having signed to fight on a PPV in Australia on July 3 and is also considering fights in Japan and in Canada for MFC. MFC operates on an Indian reservation and is thus exempt from a governing commission. Australia and Japan also both operate sans athletic commission. That means any suspensions he receives wouldn't keep him from fighting in those places.
Submitted May 12, 2010 2:31PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gray Maynard Is A Bigger & Better Version Of Sean Sherk
(mmamania.com)
That's the opinion of his next opponent, Kenny Florian. KenFlo notes Maynard will be the biggest lightweight he's ever faced and seems to be a bad matchup on paper, peraps similar to when Florian faced Sherk back at UFC 64.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:57PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rob Kimmons vs. Steve Steinbeiss Targeted For UFC On Versus 2
(mmajunkie.com)
2 middleweights both likely in need of wins to stay in UFC are set to meet at UFC on Versus 2 when Rob Kimmons is expected to face Steve Steinbeiss. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Kimmons was scheduled for the first UFC on Versus but had to pull out due to injury.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:44PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's SF Countered By Ultimate Fights Special
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Strikeforce event. Another counter-programming special from Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Didn't think UFC forgot, did you? They didn't-While Strikeforce hosts a Showtime-televised "St. Louis: Heavy Artillery" card on Saturday from the Scottrade Center, Spike TV airs seven of 2010's best UFC fights as part of a two-and-a-half hour "UFC Ultimate Fights" special that begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Featured bouts includes the already-legendary WEC 48 fight between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well a UFC 111 interim heavyweight title fight between Shane Carwin and Frank Mir. Other bouts slated for the special include Mark Munoz vs. Kendall Grove (UFC 112), Terry Etim vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC 112), Matt Serra vs Frank Trigg (UFC 109), Nate Diaz vs Rory Markham (UFC 111) and Paulo Thiago vs Mike Swick (UFC 109). "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery," which also airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT, features five main-card bouts, including headliners of heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers and ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski vs. former EliteXC champ Antonio Silva.
Submitted May 12, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Rashad Evans Is A "Step Backward", But Nice "Warmup" For Quinton Jackson
(mmamania.com)
And in a recent interview with Fighters Only magazine, he even sounded a little like the Quinton Jackson of old. "I want to go get Rashad. Nice warm-up fight, kick his ass. Fight Shogun, redeem myself for my sleep, for my mind. Then go and beat the hell out of Forrest, retire him.... I feel like fighting Rashad is a step backwards, because he doesn’t have the belt anymore. But if things go right, this will be a nice warm-up fight for Shogun. If everything works out it will be nice. Everybody knows I took time off, it would be stupid to go right into a title fight with Shogun so this will be a good test for me. If I lose to Rashad I don’t even deserve to get my belt back!"
Submitted May 12, 2010 6:52AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Couture-Toney UFC 118 Fight Nearly Set; Weight Issue Last Hurdle
(mmafighting.com)
Randy Couture wants it, James Toney wants it, and Dana White wants it, so what's holding up the Couture-Toney UFC 118 fight? Simple, it's a weight-ing game. The fight, according to two sources MMA Fighting spoke with, could be signed as early as this weekend. There are only a few small issues to be worked out, including what weight the fight will be contested at.
Submitted May 12, 2010 12:11AM by Jshep714 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann now official for UFC 116 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected Jacob Volkmann (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is slotted to fight fellow lightweight Paul Kelly (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in July at UFC 116. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the bout's likelihood this past week, and UFC executives recently made the preliminary-card fight official.
Submitted May 11, 2010 9:05PM by Jshep714 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Waylon Lowe steps in to face Melvin Guillard at UFC 114
(mmaweekly.com)
Just a day after American Top Team lightweight Thiago Tavares was forced off the UFC 114 card with an injury, Cincinnati based fighter Waylon Lowe has been called on to step in on short notice to face Melvin Guillard on the Las Vegas card set for May 29. Lowe's placement into the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the negotiations on Tuesday. The bout was first reported by Heavy.com. Waylon Lowe (8-2) comes to the UFC on a 6-fight winning streak including his last victory in King of the Cage over UFC veteran Steve Berger by knockout.
Submitted May 11, 2010 2:04PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 115 Prelims On Spike: Griffin-Dunham & Danzig-Wiman
(mmamania.com)
Spike TV will once again offer mixed martial arts fans a look at select preliminary bouts when it airs live under card action from the upcoming UFC 115: "Liddell vs. Franklin" pay-per-view on June 12 from the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. UFC lightweight stars Mac Danzig and Matt Wiman will bring their bout to the airwaves alongside the 155-pound scrap between Evan Dunham and Tyson Griffin.
Submitted May 11, 2010 10:17AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 113 Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The Quebec Athletic Commission has issued the medical suspensions from UFC 113. Everyone gets a brief vacation because all the fighters are suspended, but only 2 fighters-Lyoto Machida and Jonathan Goulet-got suspensions of longer than 2 weeks (60 & 30 days, respectively).
Submitted May 11, 2010 10:12AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares Off UFC 114
(mmajunkie.com)
A planned Thiago Tavares vs. Melvin Guillard fight at UFC 114 is now off as Tavares has pulled out due to an elbow injury. According to his manager, Tavares suffered a hyperextended elbow in training. It's not yet known how long he'll be out. No replacement named yet and UFC has yet to announce the change.
Submitted May 11, 2010 9:35AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage-Rashad Winner Gets Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
It now appears that the winner of Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans on May 29 at UFC 114 will go to the head of the line of challengers for new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua. UFC president Dana White confirmed with the Carmichael Dave Show on Sports 1140 in Sacramento, that the winner gets Shogun first. "The winner of the Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans fight will get the first shot at Shogun," White said via text message to Carmichael Dave. This comes amidst rumors that Randy Couture would be first in line if he beat James Toney when/if that fight happens.
Submitted May 11, 2010 6:28AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following UFC 113 loss, Patrick Cote undergoes hand surgery on Tuesday
(mmajunkie.com)
Following his loss to Alan Belcher at this past weekend's UFC 113 event at Montreal's Bell Centre, middleweight Patrick Cote is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday. The fighter suffered broke his hand in the second-round submission loss on the May 8 pay-per-view opener.
Submitted May 11, 2010 12:27AM by Jshep714 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quebec Athletic Commission investigating Paul Daley after UFC 113 sucker punch
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the smoking gun is in plain sight, the Quebec Athletic Commission is conducting an investigation to determine whether to suspend welterweight Paul Daley's fight license. Daley drew unanimous scorn this past Saturday when he slugged opponent Josh Koscheck after the final bell in a title eliminator bout at UFC 113. UFC president Dana White quickly condemned Daley's actions and said the fighter, who dropped a unanimous decision, will no longer fight in his promotion.
Submitted May 11, 2010 12:24AM by Jshep714 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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