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High Profile Welterweights Headline Week 8 of Bodog Fight Season 3
link Arguably two of Bodog Fights more notable fighters, Nick “The Goat” Thompson and Eddie Alvarez, will take to the ring in episode 8 of Bodog Fight’s Season 3 “Costa Rica.” Despite their documented abilities, both fighters will have to be on their toes, as the promotion has matched them up with some solid opposition.
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:25AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
“Hellboy” has no idea
link Norwegian light heavyweight Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen admits to Lee Whitehead in an interview for MMAWeekly.com that he has no idea what’s going on with his MMA career. Hansen, one of the best lightweight fighters in the world, is one of many fighters whose career is in a state of limbo following the completed purchase of the Pride Fighting Championships by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. Hansen is apparently getting a little antsy not knowing his future in the sport: “Not much is happening. I’m just training and waiting for some phone call that I got a fight. It’s confusing and boring to train really without a purpose.” He had four fights left on his contract with Pride, but doesn’t know if he will get to fulfill those fights. “I’m not hearing anything now,” he said. “I’m just gonna stay in shape and wait for something to happen. The best thing to do is to float and stay in good basic shape.”
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:24AM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
 
Correction on Frank Mir story
link We had reported that a proposed match between Tim Sylvia and Frank Mir for UFC 74 in August had been rejected by Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer. My reporting was not entirely accurate. UFCJunkie.com contacted the always-accesible Kizer via e-mail and received the following response: That fight has not been presented to me, and thus no ‘denial’ has been made. I was asked about the match-up by a reporter and said I would have a hard time approving that fight unless I see a quality win from Mr. Mir first. However, I will keep an open mind. Please note that I approved Mir vs. [Antoni] Hardonk a short while back. I still think that would be a good match-up. So while the match was never officially submitted to NSAC and Kizer never formally turned it down, the UFC had been considering a Sylvia vs. Mir bout but Kizer is acknowledging he likely wouldn’t have approved it. It’s a good thing that Mir performed so well as analyst during the WEC’s debut on Versus this past weekend because he has something to fall back on in the event his fighting career never gets off the ground again.
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:22AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
WEC fighter payroll
link Title Match & Main Event Fighters - -Urijah Faber: $20,000 (defeated Chance Farrar) -Chance Farrar: $4,000 (lost to Urijah Faber) Main Card Fighters - -Alex Karalexis: $10,000 (defeated Josh Smith) -Rani Yahya: $10,000 (defeated Mark Hominick) -Brian Stann: $8,000 (defeated Craig Zellner) -Mark Hominick: $6,000 (lost to Rani Yahya) -Craig Zellner: $2,000 (lost to Brian Stann) -Josh Smith: $1,000 (lost to Alex Karalexis) Preliminary Match Fighters - -John Alessio: $18,000 (defeated Alex Serdyukov) -Brock Larson: $16,000 (defeated Kevin Knabjian) -Cub Swanson: $8,000 (defeated Micah Miller) -Alex Serdyukov: $6,000 (lost to John Alessio) -Jeff Bedard: $6,000 (defeated Mike French) -Charlie Valencia: $6,000 (lost to Brian Bowles) -Brian Bowles: $4,000 (defeated Charlie Valencia) -Micah Miller: $4,000 (lost to Cub Swanson) -Mike French: $3,000 (lost to Jeff Bedard) -Kevin Knabjian: $2,000 (lost to Brock Larson) Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $134,000
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:21AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
Alessio Sakara to Return at UFC 75
link Italian UFC light heavyweight (11-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will likely return to the Octagon at UFC 75 in September, according to a UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) source. UFC 75 takes place Sept. 8 in London, England, and 02 Arena is expected to host the event. Croatian Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and France’s Jess Liaudin are also on the rumored card. Sakara, fresh off a first-round TKO victory over Victor Valimaki at Manchester’s UFC 70 event, had lost two in a row (to Dean Lister and Drew McFedries) before that swift win in April. In previous UFC fights, he has a win over Elvis Sinosic and a no-contest (groin kick) with Ron Faircloth
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:20AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
Salmon taking a break from the UFC
link Through the UFCJunkie.com website, many people have become big fans of Sean Salmon. The site not only sponsored Salmon for his two UFC fights but hosted semi-regular columns from the former amateur wrestling standout. Salmon lost his UFC debut to Rashad Evans at a UFC Fight Night event in January and followed up the disappointing performance with a quick loss to Alan Belcher at UFC 71. He had one more fight remaining on his UFC contract but Salmon has revealed in his latest UFCJunkie.com column that his last fight will delayed and that he’s been granted permission to fight for other organizations. What’s likely to happen is that Salmon will fight for smaller, regional promotions under the watchful eye of the UFC. They will retain the option of bringing him back to the big show at a later date. This is something they’ve done with several young fighters so Salmon’s arrangement is not uncommon.
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:17AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
Trouble for UFC sponsors
link If you’ve followed the MMA scene on the Internet for the last couple of years, you’ve heard all the gossip and innuendo about the trouble that Xyience, UFC’s primary sponsor, allegedly has been in. Well, today, another shoe dropped as Amp’d Mobile filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The New York Times has more on the story. I point this story out because one of the knocks against UFC in the American corporate media (primarily from CNBC’s Darren Rovell) is that UFC (and MMA in general) has not been able to attract the major blue-chip sponsors. This was also a claim that insiders leveled against PRIDE (which had many non-traditional or non-blue chip companies sponsoring their events). What made the criticism against PRIDE in terms of sponsors interesting is that Japan is home to the world’s largest ad agency, Dentsu. Plus, PRIDE had many free-to-air television events on Fuji TV. The two other major sponsors currently for UFC are Toyo Tires and Mickey’s malt liquor.
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:16AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
Canadian MMA backyarders gone wild
link The Chronicle Herald’s Josh Visser (e-mail) in Halifax, Nova Scotia is reporting that East Coast Street Fights, an outlaw group of individuals who do backyard-style MMA brawls in parking lots and lawns, has found a ‘millionaire’ money mark that will convert them into a ‘legitimate’ promotion. The Halifax RCMP is not amused. The article also throws in The Zuffa Myth for good measure, talking about how Zuffa LLC introduced weight classes and other regulations when they bought the company in 2001. Furthermore, the article finds a university professor to say the following about MMA: “”My sense is, it’s still a marginalized activity.”
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:14AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
WEC debut
link World Extreme Cagefighting hit a home run in the group's live national cable television debut Sunday night.
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:10AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
Quote of the Day
link "These are the same guys who sanctioned Tito vs Dana and CroCop vs Eddie `Dirty' Sanchez, for God's sake. But now we have Frank Mir being denied ... Frank Mir, who broke Sylvia's arm in half the last time they met. Sure, this was before Mir bounced his head off a highway doing 90MPH, but has the NSAC seen how badly Tim Sylvia has been lately? If you're going to deny someone, it should be him for fear that he will cause widespread narcolepsy in anyone witnessing his boring ass fights. At least Frank Mir has the decency to lose in an exciting and painful manner." -- Fightlinker, commenting on the NSAC's (alleged) decision to deny Frank Mir a rematch with Tim Sylvia
Submitted Jun 5, 2007 9:06AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
“Maximus” to join the UFC lightweight division
Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC, the American Top Team announced. Aurelio has fought exclusively for PRIDE since 2004 after a breakout stint with ZST, where he won the ZST Grand Prix by defeating Rich Clementi, Remigijus Morkevicius and Masakazu Imanari all in one night. At PRIDE Bushido 10, Aurelio defeated the PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi with a first-round arm triangle choke. Despite living and training with the American Top Team in Florida, Aurelio’s last fight in America was in August 2003. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:09PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
UFC Announces Belfast Main Card Lineup
The Ultimate Fighting Championship today officially announced the main fight card for its June 16, 2007 event in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dubbed UFC 72: Victory, former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin faces Japan’s Yushin Okami in the headline bout. Franklin is angling towards a shot at regaining the title he lost to current champion Anderson Silva, while Okami is riding a six-fight winning streak and looking to stake his own claim to a title shot. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:08PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
 
Fisher Looks for Redemption in Rematch with Stout
The last time Spencer Fisher was scheduled to face Sam Stout, there were no fight posters printed up, no television and internet commercials advertising the bout, and no time for either Fisher or Stout to compile an opponent-specific gameplan. Yet judging by the action in the torrid three rounder at UFC 58 in March of 2006, maybe most bouts should be put together on two days’ notice. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:05PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
NSAC Official: Tim Sylvia vs. Frank Mir Never Officially Discussed
A reported UFC 74 fight between former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia (23-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Frank Mir (9-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) was never pitched to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and therefore, executive director Keith Kizer was never able to refuse it. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:04PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
UFCjunkie.com Source: Alessio Sakara to Return at UFC 75
Italian UFC light heavyweight (11-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will likely return to the Octagon at UFC 75 in September, according to a UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) source. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:03PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Reports: Frank Mir Scratched from UFC 74 Bout with Tim Sylvia
Tim Sylvia is still expected to fight at UFC 74 in August, but according to recent reports, it won’t be against his fellow former champion Frank Mir. LINK
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 8:01PM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Jens Pulver to WEC?
Reports are now arising that Jens Pulver, one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 5, will move to the featherweight division of the WEC after his fight against B.J. Penn this month. Earlier today on the Savage Dog Show on Sherdog.com Radio, Monte Cox reported that Jens will make the move down to the 145lb weightclass in the WEC and most likely fight Urijah Faber down the road. Click Here.
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 5:51PM by MisFiT - 3 comments
 
"I want Shogun" says Sokoudjou
new interview with ufc mania with RTS, the african assassin. remember, if you like - give props! Interview
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 4:41PM by loller90278 - 0 comments
 
UFC 71 injury report
link The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently released its list of injuries incurred by fighters at UFC 71, and as expected, not everyone emerged from the octagon unscathed. The most serious injuries appear to be incurred by James Irvin and Ivan Salaverry. Irvin, who had to tap out in his match with Thiago Silva after his knee bent awkwardly underneath him and had to be helped out of the octagon, may face the longest layoff. Though the extent of his injury is not yet known, he will face a medical suspension until November 23 unless a doctor clears him sooner. Salaverry, meanwhile, suffered a shoulder injury when he was slammed down by Terry Martin, which will have him sidelined at least for a month, but possibly longer. Karo Parisyan, who defeated Josh Burkman via decision, might have suffered a broken thumb and must be cleared by a doctor prior to his next bout. Keith Jardine and Chuck Liddell will both have layoffs of approximately two months following KO losses at the hands of Houston Alexander and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, respectively. The NSAC routinely suspends fighters who are knocked unconscious in their fights. Kalib Starnes and Chris Leben, who fought a three-round slugfest which Starnes won via decision, both suffered facial lacerations which require them to sit out a month. And finally, Carmelo Marrero, who was choked out by Wilson Gouveia, can not fight until at least July 12.
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 11:39AM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
 
K-1 Claims "Dynamite!!" Broke Attendance Records
link The following is the press release K-1 sent out after the conclusion of their "Dynamite!! USA" event on Saturday night at the L.A. Coliseum:
Submitted Jun 4, 2007 11:37AM by disorderlyvision - 2 comments
 
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