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McCarthy, ABC to Review ‘Grounded Knees'
(sherdog.com)
"Big" John McCarthy will propose legalizing knees to the head of a grounded opponent when the Association of Boxing Commissions meets for its annual convention July 2-5 in Montreal. McCarthy, who retired from officiating in December, made the revelation during Sherdog.com's Beatdown radio show on Monday. "It's a good technique," said McCarthy, who refereed 535 matches during his 15-year career. "It's a very effective tool, and it opens fights up." The most recognized referee in the game has met privately with ABC representatives in the last few months to discuss amendments to the sport's Unified Rules of Combat. The ABC will unveil their efforts at its annual gathering, where its membership of nearly 80 state and tribal athletic commissions throughout North America will review them. McCarthy also addressed the controversy surrounding referee Dan Miragliotta, who was criticized for his officiating in the Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson-James Thompson main event at EliteXC "Primetime" on May 31 in Newark, N.J., and the Brandon Vera-Fabricio Werdum heavyweight matchup at UFC 85 on Saturday in London. "A lot of people are all over Dan," McCarthy said. "Refereeing - it's opinion. Some people are going to look at you and say, ‘You're right,' and some people are going to look at you and say, ‘You're wrong.' We're all human." Miragliotta made what many viewed as a crucial error in judgment in the Ferguson-Thompson bout on CBS, when he forced the fighters to stand after Thompson had passed Ferguson's guard and secured side control on the ground in the second round. "When your opponent gets to side control, there are very few things you can do," said McCarthy, who was offered the chance to officiate the Ferguson-Thompson fight. "When you take a fighter out of side control, you're giving the advantage to one fighter over another. James was in a dominant position, and Dan stood them up."
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 6:58AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock Statement: Wants to fight for DREAM and wants Gracie rematch!
(dreamfighters.com)
Apart from the free seminars he has been putting on, and running the business, we were able to ask him 3 highly requested questions from readers of DreamFighters.com.
Submitted Jun 9, 2008 1:42PM by kastro_316 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
UFC Quick Quote: Michael Bisping is on a mission
(lancashireeveningtelegraph.co.uk)
“The way I fought (on Saturday) is the way I used to fight in England, destroying guys. I don’t think I am anywhere near the finished product but I think I can go through the majority of the middleweight division. And if I want to take on Anderson Silva I have to get on my game. I have a long hard road ahead but I am willing to make the sacrifices. I will do it. I am on a mission. I would like to be the first UK guy to hold a UFC belt.” – Michael Bisping tells the that he is gunning for UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. “The Count” has two fights in eight weeks at 185 pounds and has looked tremendous in both bouts. He most recently defeated Jason Day at UFC 85: “Bedlam” this past weekend at the O2 Arena in London, England, via first round technical knockout.
Submitted Jun 9, 2008 8:58AM by SmileR - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Making of a Superstar in Korea
(sherdog.com)
Dong Hyun Kim's impressive May 24 UFC debut was not televised in North America, but in South Korea it was shown live. And then it was shown again. And then it was shown again: three times total, with commentary, prior to the resumption of live coverage. Even before the translator could mangle Kim's responses to Joe Rogan in the postfight interview, YTN, the Korean cable news network, had added "Kim Dong Hyun wins by TKO in first UFC contest" to the news ticker at the bottom of the screen, amid updates on American beef imports and the earthquake in China. KTX trains also added Kim's picture to the queue of rural photographs cycling on the aisle monitors. Virtually unknown to all but hardcore fight fans, suddenly it seemed as if Kim was on every screen in Korea.
Submitted Jun 9, 2008 8:03AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Vera wants UFC rematch, Werdum says no
(abs-cbnnews.com)
Filipino American mixed martial artist Brandon "The Truth" Vera immediately called for a rematch after losing in a first-round battle against Fabricio Werdum of Brazil in their Ultimate Fighting Championship match at London's O2 Arena over the weekend. "[I'm willing to wait] eight weeks, 10 weeks," Vera said, referring to the regular training period a UFC fighter undergoes before slugging it out in "The Octagon." Werdum, however, declined Vera's challenge, saying he wants to fight for the UFC championship belt next. The Brazilian said that if and when he snares the crown, he would consider a rematch with Vera following Saturday's "UFC 85: Bedlam."
Submitted Jun 9, 2008 7:59AM by grappler0000 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White talks about a Penn/GSP fight this New Years Eve!
(tsn.ca)
LONDON - A super-fight between Canadian Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn could take place later this year, UFC president Dana White said Friday. Penn (14-4-1) raised the issue of a GSP rematch after defeating Sean Sherk to retain his lightweight (155-pound) title last month at UFC 84. St. Pierre (16-2) is currently the welterweight champion at 170 pounds. The two met back as welterweights at UFC 58 in March 2006. Penn won the first round, cutting the Canadian, but St. Pierre rallied to win a split decision in the mixed martial arts contest. White said at UFC 84 that there was one more fight at 155 for Penn, against the winner of the UFC 87 bout in August between lightweight contenders Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian. Penn did not seem enthused by that prospect, however. On Friday, White said he would still like Penn to take that bout. But he seemed OK with the Hawaiian fighter skipping it and going straight to GSP. "We'll see how this whole thing shapes out. The kid did what I asked him to do. And I don't disagree with him and GSP being a great fight and I think that he could compete at 170 and stay there."
Submitted Jun 8, 2008 10:39PM by Bemin - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 88: Chuck Liddell to headline Atlanta PPV event on September 6
(mmamania.com)
Former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will return to action at UFC 88 to headline a pay-per-view (PPV) event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, September 6, according to recent statements from promotion president Dana White. No opponent has been named at this time.
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 11:03PM by Mchubb316 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
50k Bonuses For UFC 85
(mmajunkie.com)
Summed up-> Alves takes KO of the Night Burns takes Sub of the Night Tavares/Wiman Fight of the night
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 10:59PM by juanez13 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia talks Fedor Emelianenko Affliction MMA fight on July 19 (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Just Tim being Tim really but its a pretty interesting vid... Heres the
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 9:57AM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luis Cane: A New Heel for the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
If Luis Cane manages to beat Jason Lambert at UFC 85, the fans will have a new villain to boo and hiss at. Here's Cane talking to Sherdog about his DQ loss to James Irvin: Sherdog.com: Your first performance was at UFC 79 and you had a controversial outcome. You were disqualified against James Irvin for striking his face with your knees when he was on the ground. You've got angry with him, saying he was pretending to be injured to stop the fight. Tell us a little about this whole situation.
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 2:23AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves: A Pattern of Problems Making Weight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Today's failure to make weight for his fight against Matt Hughes isn't the first time Thiago Alves has battled the scales. Back in early 2007 Alves was suspended for using diuretics to help him make weight for his fight against Tony DeSouza: PS. Witth what Dana was saying about he pissed with Alves he is, i think if he loses he might be gone from the UFC. Thoughts ?
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 2:20AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wandy's next fight still up in the air
(fightline.com)
The rumors he's fighting Thiago Silva or Machida seem to be false.

Wanderlei Silva reinvigorated his fan base and appears to be catching the imagination of legions of new fans with stellar performances in each of his first two fights inside of the octagon. One, an instant classic; a back and forth battle with former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, and the other, a brutal first round knockout of the last man to beat Liddell, Kieth Jardine. Internet bloggers and popular forums have been quick to muse about Silva's next opponent and it wasn't long before "confirmation" was coming from everywhere. One fan went as far as creating a fake Wanderlei Silva myspace account and sent a bulletin stating that Silva would be fighting either Thiago Silva or Lyoto Machida. Other bloggers have "confirmed" that Silva will face Jardine's teammate and close friend, Rashad Evans. Still another source insisted that Matt Hamill was Silva's next opponent, though Fightline.com spoke directly with Hamill's representatives who flatly denied that a fight with Silva is on the table. If any of this is true, it's certainly news to Silva and his camp who relayed the following to our friends over at Tatame: “If they have mouth, they can talk. Nobody from UFC call us to talk about the next fight. Wanderlei is on vocations at Hawaii, I talked with him on the fone and there is nothing right for the next bout”, guaranteed Alejarra, denying the information. So, for now, don't believe the hype. According to Silva himself it's likely that his next fight will be a rematch with Chuck Liddell or Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 11:42PM by NatedawgThaM - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nevermind, been posted.
(tatame.com.br)
Translation: "Rodrigo Minotauro's team on TUF just got two top-notch reinforcements to battle Frank Mir's team. Minota (as he's also known in Brazil) will be aided by a UFC Champion, Anderson Silva, and Lyoto Machida, who walked right through Tito Ortiz on UFC 84, in his athletes' trainning sessions. "I want to appologize to Leal Combat, but I've got a contract with the UFC, and won't be able to attend to their event", said Anderson Silva, who's already with Lyoto at the house where they film the tv show, to help Minotauro get one more victory in his carreer Found this on another site and wow.... who's going to want to be on Mir's team, language barrier or not.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 10:40PM by Bemin - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Coleman eyes fall UFC return
(mmajunkie.com)
"It's just going to take some time to heal," Coleman said of his knee. "The good news is no surgery. I'm rehabbing it hard. ... I plan on coming back stronger because of this. I'm building the muscles that are going to take care of my knee even better." Originally scheduled to face former WWE superstar and decorated amateur wrestling Brock Lesnar in August, Coleman was forced to withdraw from the bout while recovering from the injury. The 43-year-old now hopes to return to action by October at the latest.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 2:49PM by juanez13 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC Quick Quote: Dana White on UFC 85: ‘Cursed’
(mmamania.com)

“I’m wondering if this kid [Thiago Alves] should be at 170 or not. If this were a title fight, I’d be really pissed. What are you going to do? Matt Hughes agreed to fight him at 175, so it’s not all bad. … I can’t wait to get this card behind me, to be honest with you. Eight guys dropped out. The main event guy can’t make weight. It’s crazy.”
UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts via Yahoo!Sports.com on the fiasco also known as UFC 85: “Bedlam” at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Saturday, June 7. The latest blow was Thiago Alves coming in four pounds heavy four his main event fight with Matt Hughes. For what it’s worth Hughes proves once again that he is such a team player, agreeing to take the fight with Alves at a catchweight with little to no resistance. In addition, the UFC has really demonstrated its superior depth by cobbling together a card that is still ripe with talent. I’m still interested regardless of all the shenanigans.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 2:46PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Wanderlei Silva talks about next fight. Confirms either Thiago silva or Lyoto Machida
(dreamfighters.com)
Wanderlei Silva has just released a statement on who his next possible fight could be with on his Myspace blog. Here is the statement
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 12:42PM by kastro_316 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team
 
Machida, Anderson to assist Nog on TUF 8
(tatame.com.br)
Translated: The team of Rodrigo Minotauro in reality show The Ultimate Fighter gained two reinforcements of weight to face the team of Frank Mir. Minota will have the aid of nobody little than the champion of the UFC, Anderson Silva, and Lyoto Machida, that took a walk for top of Tito Ortiz in UFC 84, in the training of its athletes. " It wanted to ask for excuses for the Loyal Combat, but I have contract with the UFC and I will not be able to go to evento" , Anderson said, that already is with Lyoto in the house where the program is recorded, to help Minotauro to earn plus this challenge. The article was translated in bloodyelbow.com, on the fanshot section.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 11:38AM by juanez13 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Thiago Alves Failes to make Weight
Thiago weighed in at 174lbs!! Whereas Hughes was 170lbs. Hughes accepted to fight at catch weight. Bisping 184lbs - Day 184lbs Don't know the rest.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 11:36AM by Ben_Hutch - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC, Liddell headed to Atlanta in September
(mmajunkie.com)
We heard from a few reliable sources about the Phillips Arena event, but at the time the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Zuffa hadn't even begun preliminary talks about bringing an event to the state. Nevermind; UFC president Dana White recently told ESPN The Magazine that the organization is, in fact, heading to Atlanta -- and Chuck Liddell is headlining the event. White told the magazine about the fight date and Liddell's involvement:

The fight is going to be in Atlanta, Georgia -- that's something we haven't said publicly yet. There's something no one else has heard.
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 10:32AM by juanez13 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White: Mind-blowing UFC announcement coming soon
(mmamania.com)
“There’s something no one else has heard. You have no idea some of the stuff that we have planned. I’m going to make an announcement next week that is going to blow people’s minds. That deal is done, but my employees don’t even know yet. I’m renting out a place next Thursday and I’m going to tell them. Then we’ll make the announcement later that day. It’s an indicator of where this business is going over the next five years.”
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 10:39PM by SmileR - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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