Saturday, 30 June 2012

2 Title Changes At TNA?s No Surrender PPV

Two title changes took place Sunday night at No Surrender as Winter regained the Women’s Knockout Championship from Mickie James while Austin Aries beat Brian Kendrick to capture the X Division Championship.
The title changes were forewarned prior to the event as a match line-up for the Sept. 23 TNA live event in Springfield, Illinois listed Aries as the X Division Champion and Winter as the Women’s Knockouts Champion. We reported both these title changes in our **SPOILER** report on Sunday afternoon.
Robert Roode defeated Bully Ray via pinfall to win the ...

Source: http://www.ifight365.com/2011/09/2-title-changes-at-tnas-no-surrender-ppv/

Aleksander Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Yasubey Enomoto Mark Epstein Tom Big Cat Erickson

Would You Rather...

live in a world without Australia, or a world without beer?

I know, I know, too easy, but before you say beer, just think of what Australia have...

Source: http://forums.ufc.production.sparkart.net/showthread.php?t=120661&goto=newpost

Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney Matt Hamill

The Ortiz Chronicles - Glory Days

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Ortiz-Chronicles-Glory-Days

Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo 

WWE Smackdown Backstage Fallout: Got the Moves Like Otunga

What happened after WWE Smackdown went off the air Friday night? Glad you asked, self! For starters, David Otunga reacted backstage after he snuck behind Brodus Clay to help set up a Big Show knockout punch, then stuck around to do the Carlton along to Clay’s funktastic theme. Easy to say it was the highlight [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/25/smackdown-backstage-fallout-got-the-moves-like-otunga

Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè  Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki 

Invicta FC 2 ? Fighter Highlight Video

Invicta Fighting Championships, the premier all-women’s mixed martial arts promotion, is set to hold their second event on July 28th at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will stream for free in the Invicta website. Check out the highlight video below featuring several of the main fighters who will competing at Invicta [...]

Invicta FC 2 – Fighter Highlight Video is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/invicta/invicta-fc-2-fighter-highlight-video-58711/

Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton  Mike Brown  Junie Browning Paul Buentello 

Greg Jackson talks Jon Jones DUI and if he will coach him still - Greg Jackson

Head trainer at Jackson's MMA Greg Jackson speaks about his star pupil Jon Jones and his recent DUI charges

Source: http://mmalice.com/greg-jackson/greg-jackson-talks-jon-jones-dui-and-if-he-will-coach-him-still-video_c7d284e40.html

Spencer Fisher Jon Fitch Kenny Florian Jesse Forbes Xavier Foupa Pokam

The Rise and Fall of ?The Last Emperor? (Part 3)

Fedor Emelianenko announced his retirement from MMA following last week?s win over Pedro Rizzo at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Rizzo. ?The Last Emperor?s? career began in Ekaterinburg and ended, ironically, in St. Petersburg. MMAFrenzy concludes our look at Fedor?s career and legacy by examining the fighter?s legacy. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our series.

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Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/29243/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-last-emperor-part-3/

Eric Butterbean Esch Efrain Escudero Rashad Evans Urijah Faber Wagnney Fabiano

UFC calls Anderson Silva greatest of all time (VIDEO)

The latest highlight video from the UFC dubs middleweight champion Anderson Silva the greatest of all time. Do you agree?

The UFC has been around for 19 years. In that time, few fighters have been as dominant as Silva. He has the promotion's record for most consecutive title defenses, consecutive wins and has an overall record of 31-4.

Perhaps MMA fans in 75 years will look back and wonder why Silva was called the greatest, or he will be thought of as MMA's equivalent to Honus Wagner or Red Grange.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ufc-calls-anderson-silva-greatest-time-video-173555038--mma.html

Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers  Jon Olav Einemo Per Eklund

On 3-0 UFC run, Chan Sung Jung wants shot at featherweight champ Jose Aldo

Maybe Chan Sung Jung just didn't feel like he said it loud enough after his last fight.

So on Friday, "The Korean Zombie" reiterated what he said after his last win: He wants a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and when he gets it, he plans on leaving with the title.

Jung isn't on Twitter much - he's posted just seven messages since his May 15 upset of Dustin Poirier. But it's his last post that is standing up and asking to be noticed.


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Todd Duffee  Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers 

Dana White and UFC fighters explain why they love Burt Watson

Did you ever wonder how fighters are always in the right place and right time when their walkout music starts at UFC events? Or how weigh-ins are as well-timed as a Swiss watch? Or how fighters can focus on their fights and forget about the logistics of fight weekends?

It doesn't take an army of drones with clipboards and walkie-talkies for the UFC to make this happen. It takes Burt Watson. Fighters -- including Georges St-Pierre with a hilarious impersonation -- explain why they respect and appreciate Watson.

Are you surprised by the one fighter who said he didn't like Watson's yelling?

Thanks, MMA Fighting.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/dana-white-ufc-fighters-explain-why-love-burt-132739136--mma.html

Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo 

Titan Fighting Championship 23: Fight For the Troops Preview - Titan 23

Titan Fighting Championship 23: Fight for the Troops LIVE from legendary Marshall Army Airfield on Fort Riley, Kansas. Former UFC standout Jorge "The Sandman" Santiago faces Justin Guthrie in the main event.

Source: http://mmalice.com/titan-23/titan-fighting-championship-23-fight-for-the-troops-preview-video_092bcba23.html

Mikey Burnett  Murilo Bustamante  Grant Campbell  Gesias JZ Calvancante  Luiz Cane 

Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman official for August 18 Strikeforce headliner in San Diego; tickets on sale this week

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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Ronda Rousey's first defense of her Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship will indeed take place on August 18, as Strikeforce officials announced this week that the fight will headline a card at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif. on that date.

"We're excited to head back to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego with the first title defense of bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, arguably the best female fighter in the sport today," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. "She's submitted all of her opponents thus far, but number one contender Sarah Kaufman has the experience and tenacity to push her like no one else. This is a great title fight for Strikeforce fans and we look forward to another tremendous night of fights in San Diego!"

Rousey comes into the event with an undefeated record, which was extended in March when she nearly tore former Champ Miesha Tate's arm apart with an armbar, finally forcing her to submit. All of her career wins have come by armbar.

Kaufman, the division's former Champion, earned her way back into a title fight with a decision win over Alexis Davis on that same card in March. The win was her third straight win since losing her title to Marloes Coenen back in October of 2010.

Tickets for the event go on sale this week. UFC Fight Club members have their first crack at tickets today, June 27, beginning at 10AM PT. UFC and Strikeforce Newsletter subscribers will have a presale tomorrow, June 28, and tickets will open up to the public on Friday, June 29. Prices range from $45 to $150.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Affliction2/article_13701.shtml

Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er  Ryan Bader  Siyar Bahadurzada

Fedor Emelianenko -vs- Pedro Rizzo M-1 6.21.12 {video}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLcZ6rOIGbs

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Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers  Jon Olav Einemo

Urijah Faber teaches CNN?s Soledad O?Brien about rear naked chokes (VIDEO)

UFC bantamweight contender Urijah Faber stopped by the set of CNN's "The Starting Point" to talk about his new book, "The Laws of the Ring", and ended up tapping out to host Soledad O'Brien. The lessons starts at 1:20 with Faber admitting there are MMA moves that could kill, including a rear naked choke.

Faber is a busy man these days. Michael Chiesa, his fighter the latest season of "The Ultimate Fighter," won the show on Friday night, earning both Chiesa and Faber a Harley-Davidson. He is preparing for a chance at the bantamweight interim belt at UFC 148 and publicizing a book.

If you skipped straight to choke, it's worth your time to go back and watch the first part of the interview. Faber handles the questions well and lets O'Brien choke him out, being careful to mention the honor in tapping out.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/urijah-faber-teaches-cnn-soledad-o-brien-rear-203340191.html

Edgar Garcia Leonard Garcia Andrew Gardner Tiki Ghosn Dennis George

Tito Ortiz to be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Tito-Ortiz-to-Hall-of-Fame-0628

Patrick The Predator Côté  Randy The Natural Couture  Dan Cramer Alberto Crane Marcio Pe de Pano Cruz

Heated backstage exchange between Gray Maynard-Clay Guida caught on video

Typically there are two avenues fighters take after the conclusion of a bout ? absolute respect or complete indifference. However, a rarely seen third option came into play this past Friday night once UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard made their way backstage to receive medical treatment for damage sustained in their five-round rumble [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/25/heated-backstage-exchange-between-gray-maynard-clay-guida-caught-on-video

Ed Herman Heath Herring Branden Lee Hinkle Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe

Radio (noon ET): Strikeforce's Ryan Couture, UFC's Fabricio Camoes, Joe Stevenson

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show Ryan Couture, who will be in the studio to talk about his fight against Joe Duarte at "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy."

Fabricio Camoes will talk about his fight against Melvin Guillard at UFC 148 and Joe Stevenson will discuss his bout at Resurrection Fighting Alliance against Dakota Cochrane. Plus, Dr. Adam Persky, the MMA world's "Fight Dentist," co-hosts.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio.


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Eddie Alvarez Thiago Alves  Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz

Strikeforce Pick 'em: Rockhold vs Kennedy

This is a signup thread for the next Strikeforce event which takes place in two weeks at 8:00 PM EDT or 12 AM GMT. The main event is a MW title...

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/strikeforce-pick-em/103072-strikeforce-pick-em-rockhold-vs-kennedy.html

Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr

Fedor Emelianenko built legacy in historic time period filled with highlight reels, politics

Politics always will be part of the fight game. In mixed martial arts, that perhaps never was as true as in the sport's formative times when Fedor Emeliankeno, reigned.

After Zuffa purchased PRIDE, Emelianenko was the only titleholder to not leave Japan behind for the octagon. He eventually played the free market in favor of Strikeforce as the biggest free-agent signing in history.

After an 84-second knockout of Pedro Rizzo this past week for M-1, Emelianenko hung up his gloves having never stepped in the UFC's octagon.


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Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira 

UFC on FX 4 "Maynard vs. Guida" draws average of 1.3 million viewers

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Friday's UFC on FX 4 event saw a bit of an increase in viewership from the previous two events on the network this month. According to TVBytheNumbers.com, Friday's two-hour broadcast on FX brought in a .7 rating in adults 18-49, and drew an average of just over 1.3 million viewers.

That number is up from the 1.1 million average viewers for UFC on FX 3 on June 8, and the one million viewers for The Ultimate Fighter Finale on June 1. Friday's event, which tied for fifth out of ten fight broadcasts on the network in 2012, was headlined by the lightweight bout between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/quicknews/article_13694.shtml

Steve The Snake Claveau  Rich No Love Clementi  Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper 

Five Finger Death Punch to Perform During International Fight Week

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/ffdp-mandalay-bay-beach-party-event

Edson Drago  Tomasz Drwal Joe Hybrid Duarte Aldrin de Jesus  Todd Duffee 

Edson Barboza Up For 'Best Play' ESPY

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/6/30/3128290/edson-barboza-up-for-best-play-espy

Ed Herman Heath Herring Branden Lee Hinkle Tank Abbott Hiroyuki Abe

WWE Smackdown News and Notes: In AJ We Trust

Sometimes before Kane takes to the ring I think to myself, “Oh no! This is a Kane match.” But this week’s Kane match was also a Daniel Bryan match and will I always watch those? Do I want to elect AJ�queen of the universe? Do I crib Bryan’s catchphrases way too often? YES! YES! YES! [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/25/wwe-smackdown-news-and-notes-6-21-12-in-aj-we-trust

Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton  Mike Brown 

Dana White on Clay Guida, Hioki, Fisher and more from UFC on FX 4

UFC President Dana White says the Clay Guida and Gray Maynard main event at UFC on FX 4 “was not a fight”. He also discusses the refereeing, which he agreed with and the judging which he did not agree with that took place on last night’s card. Dana White on Clay Guida, Hioki, Fisher and [...]

Dana White on Clay Guida, Hioki, Fisher and more from UFC on FX 4 is a post from: MMA Interplay UFC News

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Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni

Heated backstage exchange between Gray Maynard-Clay Guida caught on video

Typically there are two avenues fighters take after the conclusion of a bout ? absolute respect or complete indifference. However, a rarely seen third option came into play this past Friday night once UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Gray Maynard made their way backstage to receive medical treatment for damage sustained in their five-round rumble [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/25/heated-backstage-exchange-between-gray-maynard-clay-guida-caught-on-video

Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez Dave Gomez Keith Hackney

UFC switches to EA for video games

The UFC has teamed up with video game maker EA to distribute the next edition of the UFC's fight-based video game. The news was announced E3, a convention for the gaming industry, on Monday.

"We've hooked up with the biggest video game company on the planet. We can now distribute this game to the 175 countries, 22 different languages, and over half-a-billion homes worldwide that we're in," White said. "This is a huge day for the UFC, a big day for the fighters, and more importantly, for you, the fans."

There had been animosity between the two groups in the past. EA put out their MMA video game not long after the UFC's THQ-powered game, a move White was not happy about. EA used Strikeforce and Bellator fighters, and White threatened to keep fighters signed with EA out of the UFC. White went so far as to say, "EA sucks" in a 2010 interview because of their initial rebuke of MMA.

Previously, the UFC worked with THQ on their video game, but the rights were transferred to EA for an undisclosed sum. THQ has already been through drastic staff reductions and more are likely in the future because of losing this game.

Now, the UFC will be working with the company who made their name with sports-based video games. EA is the group behind the Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NCAA football, NHL and NBA Live games.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ufc-switches-ea-video-games-125218130.html

Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan Kendall Grove Clay Guida Jason Guida

Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman?s bout now has a time and place

Ronda Rousey's first title defense is set. As reported by MMA Fighting, She will face Sarah Kaufman in San Diego on Aug. 18 in her first bout since winning the Strikeforce bantamweight championship from Miesha Tate in March.

Kaufman was expected to get the title shot before Rousey after beating Liz Carmouche last July. However, Rousey's string of fast armbar wins and her wise move of incessantly asking for the bout moved her to the head of line. Rousey won the belt with another armbar submission.

Now, she'll try to hold onto that belt in facing Kaufman, a tough striker with 10 of her 15 wins coming by knockout or TKO. Kaufman has just one loss on her record. She was submitted by former champion Marloes Coenen by an armbar, the exact move Rousey is so fond of. As an Olympic medalist in judo, Rousey knows how to employ armbars quickly. Four of her five wins came in under a minute.

Will Rousey hold onto her belt? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/ronda-rousey-sarah-kaufman-bout-now-time-place-143617996--mma.html

Andre Amade  Dean Amasinger  Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade 

WWE RAW Preview 6.25.12: Yet Another Chris Jericho Return

Chris Jericho will be back on Monday Night RAW tonight, following a month-long vacation suspension possibly due in part to Senate candidate Linda McMahon being afraid of offending Connecticut’s Brazilian community (all six of them). With would-be rival�Randy Orton�out on 60-day suspension himself and with a laundry list of other top stars MIA due to [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/25/wwe-raw-preview-6-25-12-yet-another-chris-jericho-return

Marcio Pe de Pano Cruz Luke Cummo  Jeff Big Frog Curran Dai Shuanghai  Mac Danzig 

Edson Barboza's UFC 142 KO of Terry Etim up for 'Play of Year' at ESPY Awards

Edson Barboza now can add "ESPY Nominee" to his resume.

The UFC lightweight has been nominated in the category of "Best Play" at ESPN's 2012 Espy Awards for his head-kick knockout of Terry Etim at UFC 142 this past January.

ESPN on Friday announced the 16 nominees in the category and opened up voting at ESPN.com.


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Per Eklund Jason Ellis Aleksander Emelianenko Fedor Emelianenko Yasubey Enomoto

Fuel TV recently aired a "Champions Roundtable" with Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Frank Mir and...

Source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/6/29/3127017/fuel-tv-recently-aired-a-champions-roundtable-with-chuck-liddell

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Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147: Will you tune in? (VIDEO)

OK, so it's not the main event Brazil was hoping for when the UFC announced a June event, since they thought they were going to see Chael Sonnen's rematch with Anderson Silva. After Vitor Belfort's injury forced him to pull out of the event, it's not even the runner-up to the event Brazil wanted. But looking at Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva in a vacuum, is it a bout you're excited about?

It's a rematch of their close, 2009 bout that ended in a unanimous decision for Franklin. Since then, Franklin is 1-2, with a win over Chuck Liddell and losses to Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort, while Silva is 2-1 with wins over Cung Le and Michael Bisping and a loss to Chris Leben. Is this bout at the top of the card enough to make you want to pay for UFC 147? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/rich-franklin-vs-wanderlei-silva-ufc-147-tune-131816343--mma.html

Cody Guinn Jorge Gurgel Andre Gusmao Alexander Gustafsson Jaime Gutierrez

Priscilla Dang, Martial Arts Expert, Lays Down The Law After Teenager Gropes Her On A Jog

http://www.katu.com/news/local/I-think-they-knew-they-messed-with-the-wrong-girl-159981385.html?tab=video&c=y

She's got a bomb ass little body on her.

Too bad she didn't have that sword out on...

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Dave Gomez Keith Hackney Matt Hamill Volk Han Joachim Hansen

Silva vs. Sonnen II - Now It's Even More Personal

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Silva-Sonnen-II-Now-Its-Even-More-Personal

Bernard Ackah  Terrance Aflague Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo 

We want your UFC 148 picks

We've talked about this fight for nearly two years. The build-up for Chael Sonnen's bout with middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been bigger than for any fight that I can remember. Now, it's almost here, and it's time for you to pick a side.
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Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/want-ufc-148-picks-172203579--mma.html

Marvin Eastman  Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers  Jon Olav Einemo

Fedor Emelianenko retires from MMA on a high note with knockout of Pedro Rizzo

One of the greatest fighters in the history of Mixed Martial Arts has decided to call it a career barring some sort of unforeseen circumstance, as Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko announced he would be walking away from the sport in order to spend time with his family after a storied career inside the ring. Emelianenko?s [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/21/fedor-emelianenko-retires-from-mma-on-a-high-note-with-knockout-of-pedro-rizzo

Peter Graham Forrest Griffin Tyson Griffin Karn Grigorian Karen Grigoryan

Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147: Will you tune in? (VIDEO)

OK, so it's not the main event Brazil was hoping for when the UFC announced a June event, since they thought they were going to see Chael Sonnen's rematch with Anderson Silva. After Vitor Belfort's injury forced him to pull out of the event, it's not even the runner-up to the event Brazil wanted. But looking at Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva in a vacuum, is it a bout you're excited about?

It's a rematch of their close, 2009 bout that ended in a unanimous decision for Franklin. Since then, Franklin is 1-2, with a win over Chuck Liddell and losses to Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort, while Silva is 2-1 with wins over Cung Le and Michael Bisping and a loss to Chris Leben. Is this bout at the top of the card enough to make you want to pay for UFC 147? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/rich-franklin-vs-wanderlei-silva-ufc-147-tune-131816343--mma.html

Dan The Sandman Christison  Logan The Pink Pounder Clark  Steve The Snake Claveau  Rich No Love Clementi  Mark The Hammer Coleman

Super Spider - Defining Anderson Silva

Source: http://www.ufc.com/news/Super-Spider-Defining-Anderson-Silva

Gabriel Gonzaga Lyman Good Gary Goodridge Gerard Gordeau Jonathan Goulet

Friday, 29 June 2012

UFC on Fox 4: Varner Steps in Against Lauzon

After Terry Etim was forced off UFC on Fox 4, the UFC did not waste much time as former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner will fill in for the injured fighter. The UFC announced the move via twitter.

MMAFrenzy.com

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/29230/ufc-on-fox-4-varner-steps-in-against-lauzon/

Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan Luiz Azeredo  Luciano Azevedo  Ba Te er 

Free Fight: Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton ?Rampage? Jackson

The UFC has released another free fight in an effort to further hype UFC 148. Today's fight took place at UFC 86, featuring a ligh heavyweight title bout between Forrest Griffin and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Griffin will be facing a legend on July 7 as he takes on Tito Ortiz. The bout will be the final fight of Ortiz's MMA career.

MMAFrenzy.com

Source: http://mmafrenzy.com/29240/free-fight-forrest-griffin-vs-quinton-rampage-jackson/

Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga Chris Brennan Marcelo Brito  Rob Broughton 

BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald volunteer for additional drug testing for UFC 152

BJ Penn, who is expected to fight Rory MacDonald at UFC 152 in Toronto, is leading by example in the campaign to introduce more stringent performance-enhancing drug testing into MMA. He and MacDonald tweeted an agreement to have their September bout sponsored by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.
Penn tweeted to MacDonald on Tuesday:

. @rory_macdonald VADA anti-doping has offered to sponsor our upcoming fight.I've accepted and invite you to help me clean up the sport

. @rory_macdonald VADA results will be released after the fight to ensure that the fight happens. Lets get started asap!!

MacDonald responded:

@bjpenndotcom already worried BJ? honestly i think its a great idea 2, and im ready to do the testing for our fight aswell @danawhite

According to VADA's website, Penn and MacDonald will be subject to a testing program similar to what Olympic athletes under go. They will be subject to random testing, and have to submit their whereabouts to VADA so drug testers can show up whenever they like to require a test.

If it's truly modeled after the Olympic program, Penn and MacDonald need to be ready for knocks on their door at all times of the day and night. Olympians often tweet when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency shows up at their door, and it's rarely expected.

Kudos to both men for paying more than lip service to the problem of PEDs in MMA. Penn is a respected veteran, while MacDonald is a young up-and-comer in the sport, and they both recognize the need to be role models. Hopefully, more fighters will follow their lead.

UPDATE: Penn's tweet was incorrect. VADA releases test results immediately and does not hold them until after an event.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/bj-penn-rory-macdonald-volunteer-additional-drug-testing-131147119--mma.html

Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira  Patrick The Predator Côté  Randy The Natural Couture 

Radio (noon ET): Strikeforce's Sarah Kaufman and Roger Bowling, UFC's Joey Beltran

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show Sarah Kaufman, who meets women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey in the Aug. 18 main event of "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman."

In addition, Joey Beltran will talk about his recent drop to light heavyweight and return to the UFC to fight James Te Huna. And Strikeforce welterweight Roger Bowling will discuss his next fight against Tarec Saffiedine.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio.


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Rich No Love Clementi  Mark The Hammer Coleman Wes Soldier Combs  Ray Cooper  Kit Cope 

?Hurricane? Heather Clark submits Avery Vilche at XFC 18 (Fight Video)

“Hurricane” Heather Clark took on Avery Vilche in a featured women’s bout at XFC 18: Music City Mayhem on Friday, June 22nd. Clark, who trains at Jackson’s MMA, improved her record to 5-2 with a first round rear-naked choke submission of Vilche. Clark once again shows that she finishes fights as all five of her [...]

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José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander Ricardo Almeida  Eddie Alvarez

Jamie Varner replaces injured Terry Etim, meets Joe Lauzon at UFC on FOX 4

After a stunning upset win in his return to the UFC, Jamie Varner has been booked for his next test.

Varner will step in for the injured Terry Etim and will face Joe Lauzon in a lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 4. UFC officials made the announcement late Wednesday.

UFC on FOX 4 takes place Aug. 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card airs on FOX and features a main event light heavyweight bout between former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Brandon Vera.


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Yoji Anjo  Ao Hailin  Shinya Aoki  Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona 

Algonquin Park Bigfoot

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According to Tim Ervick of Ontario Wildlife Field Research-Ontario Bigfoot, a gentleman sent in a video to them depicting an alleged Bigfoot caught on video via a GoPro camera attached...

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The Ortiz Chronicles - Glory Days

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David Baron  Phil Baroni Don Barr Pat Barry  Vitor Belfort 

Chael Sonnen Comentats The Henderson vs Rua Fight

Chael Sonnen Commentates The Henderson vs Rua Fight.

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The Ortiz Chronicles - Glory Days

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Mac Danzig  Karen Darabedyan Viacheslav Datsik Marcus Davis  Tony DeSouza 

Hockey Fight of the Day: Tim Gleason vs. Deryk Engelland

Today’s entry is another sweet little scrap that slipped through the cracks this season. The fight features the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Deryk Engelland going toe-to-toe with the Carolina Hurricanes’ Tim Gleason in a bout involving more punches thrown than seconds lasted. Tweet

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/22/hockey-fight-of-the-day-tim-gleason-vs-deryk-engelland

Alberto Crane Marcio Pe de Pano Cruz Luke Cummo  Jeff Big Frog Curran Dai Shuanghai 

JKD Forum

I put on the JKD Summit Seminars a couple months ago, and many of you wanted to know when the DVDs were going to be released. 13 DVDs later they are...

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Timeless Pro Wrestling Moments, Revisited: Robocop Unleashed

Are You Serious on YouTube is WWE?s weekly take on the classic�Mystery Science Theater 3000 formula, except�in lieu of�Joel and Mike and their robot pals�ragging on such cinematic masterpieces as�Manos: The Hands of Fate�and�Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,�WWE presents the only occasionally irritating pair of Josh Mathews and Road Dogg�and some puppet thing taking digs [...]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/06/27/timeless-pro-wrestling-moments-revisited-robocop-unleashed

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Bellator Video Game Onslaught Preview - Bellator

Bellator Video Game Onslaught Preview Video by Bellator

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The Ortiz Chronicles - Glory Days

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Josh Burkman  Mikey Burnett  Murilo Bustamante  Grant Campbell  Gesias JZ Calvancante 

UFC 148: Chael Sonnen on Anderson Silva - "I'm going to beat him on July 7 because I want it more than he does"

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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During Monday's UFC 148 media conference call, Chael Sonnen was relatively quiet, with Anderson Silva finally cracking and making some of the harshest public comments he's ever made regarding an opponent. Sonnen opted not to give much of a response during the call, but he said afterward that he's not buying much into anything about Silva, let alons the comments made on Monday.

"People can't understand why I'm not getting caught up on the hype of Anderson Silva, but he can't take the magazine covers and press stories into the Octagon with him," Sonnen said in comments released by the UFC. "He's just a man with two arms, two legs - and I'm going to beat him on July 7 because I want it more than he does."

Sonnen then went into hard sell mode, making it clear he's got one thing on his mind come UFC 148: The UFC Middleweight Championship.

"I don't need anything in my life - but I have to have that belt," he said. "Everything I've done, everything I've worked for and sacrificed - everything I have in life - I would give it all away to be the UFC Champion for just one night."

Additonally, UFC President Dana White commented on Silva's tirade, a rant the likes of which he's never witnessed from the man he considers the "greatest mixed martial artist ever."

"I've promoted every Anderson Silva fight since he's been in the UFC in 2006, and I've never heard him talk even remotely like this," White commented. "He is usually so respectful and doesn't say anything negative or disrespectful. I've never heard Anderson talk like this once ? and I've never heard Chael be so sincere about how bad he wants to win this fight and what it means to him to be the UFC World Champion."

Penick's Analysis: This may be the biggest fight the UFC promotes this year, and it's getting raised up even further after Silva's comments on Monday. He's been mostly silent in the lead up to this fight, but this came at the perfect time. There isn't much in the way of sporting events this weekend, giving enough time for the comments to gestate and stick with fans heading into the pay-per-view next weekend. The UFC is expecting to hit the one million mark for pay-per-view buys for the event, a mark they haven't hit since 2010, and this will only help. As for Sonnen, he's turned off the over the top Chael P. Sonnen persona, and in the final weeks before the fight he's taking a serious note. This is the fight he desperately wants to win after coming so close in 2010, and it's his last chance to keep himself at the top of the MMA world.

[Chael Sonnen art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_13698.shtml

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