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Page 1693 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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HBO CEO's Arrest Could Affect HBO-UFC Deal
The news of the record-breaking PPV buyrate for Oscar De la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has almost been overshadowed by the news that HBO Chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht has been fired. LINK
Submitted May 11, 2007 5:44PM by zephead - 3 comments
 
UFC Vet Pat Smith Highlights XFS V
Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Pat Smith returns to action Saturday, May 12 in Boise, Ida. at XFS V “Heavy Hitters”. Smith is one of the few fighters from UFC 1 in November of 1993 that is still fighting. At the Qwest Arena on Saturday night he faces Tom Clemmons. LINK
Submitted May 11, 2007 5:42PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Mayhem Miller Ready For Action
With Jason Miller’s ‘Mayhem’s Monkeys’ all the rage in MMA circles, it is easy to see that the new Team Quest South fighter is as popular as he has ever been. At only 26 years of age, Miller has had a flourishing career so far with fights in multiple organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, SuperBrawl, Icon Sport and Extreme Challenge. LINK
Submitted May 11, 2007 5:38PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
The Way It Is (and not much else) Liddell vs. Rampage II
On May 26th Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, UFC light heavyweight champion extraordinaire, gets his chance at avenging the only un-avenged loss left on his record against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The two met previously in Pride Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight grand prix in 2003. Jackson was victorious. LINK
Submitted May 11, 2007 5:36PM by zephead - 1 comment
 
Exclusive: F. Shamrock On Baroni, Renzo Rematch & More (2 Part Story)
Frank Shamrock is considered by many to be the first true mixed-martial artist. The first guy to be good or great at all the disciplines involved plus have the athleticism and other miscellaneous tools to back it up. .html]Part 1 .html]Part 2
Submitted May 11, 2007 5:33PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
The Iceman fires back @ Tito
LINK Chuck Liddell has some words for Tito Ortiz By Mike Chiappetta NBCSports.comPosted: May11, 2007, 12:54 am EDT Want to know what makes Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's blood boil? Tito Ortiz. Just a few hours after the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" sounded off on a proposed boxing match with UFC President Dana White that never happened, Liddell contacted NBCSports.com with his take on Ortiz's refusal to fight.
Submitted May 11, 2007 1:34PM by madmarck - 6 comments
 
Will Elite XC/K-1 Dynamite set a new trend in American MMA?
On June 2nd, the much publicized alliance involving Elite XC, K-1, Strikeforce, Icon Sport, and Cage Rage will put on its first card in the 90,000+ capacity Los Angeles Coliseum. "The only way to grow this sport is to join forces and work with others so there can be a true champion," says Gary Shaw, President of Live Events for Elite XC. "When someone is in either the ring or the cage and they hold up a belt, they can say, ‘I’m a world champion,’" continued Mr. Shaw, "It wasn’t just staged from within. It’s inclusive, not exclusive." Elite XC, as well as the rest of the alliance, seem to be taking a much different approach to Mixed Martial Arts than that of UFC and Zuffa, Inc. While the UFC is very careful and particular about building up potential superstars and spreading money making matches out over many cards, Elite XC almost seems to be putting on events with reckless abandon. The June 2nd event will feature twelve fights, most of which will be televised either on Showtime or Pay Per View. StrictlyMMA.com
Submitted May 11, 2007 12:24PM by unchillphil - 1 comment
 
HBO shake-up could scuttle UFC plans
The UFC/HBO deal could be off... LINK
Submitted May 11, 2007 1:36AM by ac_gi - 2 comments
 
Washington DC & MMA
Eleven and a half years and two miles. The former is the amount of time since Sen. John McCain began a crusade against mixed martial arts, calling it human cockfighting and getting it banned from pay-per-view. LINK
Submitted May 10, 2007 3:50PM by zephead - 22 comments
 
One hopes columnist's tirade on UFC the result of lack of knowledge
Columns (opinion pieces) are some of my favorite things to write and I appreciate, but don't always agree with fellow columnists across the country — no matter the level. LINK
Submitted May 10, 2007 3:45PM by zephead - 7 comments
 
Wes “The Hero” Sims Fighting Crime
Last Friday, UFC veteran Wes Sims, took the law into his own hands when he chased down a group of misfits who were attempting to rob a local gas station. LINK
Submitted May 10, 2007 3:44PM by zephead - 4 comments
 
Q & A with UFC champ Randy Couture
Gabriel Gonzaga's knockout win over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at UFC 70 was shocking to many in the world of mixed martial arts -- except for the UFC heavyweight champion. LINK
Submitted May 10, 2007 3:42PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
UFC72 no longer on Spike TV
Am I exagerating when I say UFC72 may be the worst card in the past 5 years? Maybe a little. LINK
Submitted May 10, 2007 3:41PM by zephead - 6 comments
 
Oddsmakers on the chance of Mayweather vs Sherk
LINK So, will Mayweather step up to the plate and accept a challenge to fight a UFC fighter? Oddsmakers have that chance listed at -250. In other words, they think there is a good chance it will happen.
Submitted May 9, 2007 4:51PM by DoTheMMAth - 14 comments
 
An Upsetting Trend?
Eulogies were written for Buster Douglas before he ever stepped off the plane in Tokyo in 1990. A mid-card athlete with several KO losses on his record against mediocre competition, his résumé didn't seem to hint he could be a threat to America's bogeyman, the in-prime and seemingly indefatigable Mike Tyson. LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:33PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
Couture To Grace “SI” Cover
In an article with the Boston Herald yesterday, UFC president Dana White let the figurative “cat out of the bag.” LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:28PM by zephead - 2 comments
 
The Natural Meets 'The Unit'
Continuing his thespian aspirations, UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture gets back to his roots tonight......... LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:27PM by zephead - 2 comments
 
From NFL To MMA
Johnnie Morton is conscious of the vital role he could play in bringing mixed martial arts to a wider audience. The first truly recognizable athlete to crossover from one of the four major professional sports leagues, Morton will make his MMA debut against Bernard Ackah (1-0) at K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” Saturday, June 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:24PM by zephead - 0 comments
 
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 9th. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly. LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:23PM by zephead - 13 comments
 
Melvin Guillard suspended for eight months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission
Breaking News: Lightweight UFC fighter and former Ultimate Fighter contestant Melvin Guillard was suspended for eight months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at a disciplinary hearing today in Las Vegas. He was also fined $2,100 out of his $7,000 purse for the fight. LINK
Submitted May 9, 2007 3:21PM by zephead - 5 comments
 
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