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Bellator target Rasul Mirzaev reportedly arrested for death of Russian student
Rasul Mirzaev's next fight will apparently take place in court rather than a Bellator cage. Multiple Russian news outlets are reporting that Mirzaev was recently arrested in his native country and charged in the death of a 19-year-old student. Mirzaev and Ivan Agafonov reportedly engaged in a verbal altercation outside of a Moscow night club before a single punch from the undefeated Russian prospect knocked the student down and eventually unconscious. He died from the blow four days later.
Submitted Aug 19, 2011 3:47PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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'Mayhem' Miller arrested for assault charge for head locking sister
UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested last week for assault ... TMZ has learned -- after the fighter allegedly put his sister into a headlock and refused to let her go. Law enforcement tells TMZ, Miller and his sis were at some house party in North Carolina -- when his sister decided she wanted to take off.
Submitted Aug 19, 2011 10:25AM by emfleek - 19 comments
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1st UFC on show on Fox will only televise two bouts
The UFC on FOX card begins at 6 p.m. and will feature two fights. It will last one hour and be completed before the start of Pacquiao's bout. “We’ll be out of there before Pacquiao even walks to the ring,” Fertitta said. “This is going to be a perfect night for any fight fan. Get together with your friends, watch two big fights in the UFC and then change the channel to ride into the Pacquiao pay-per-view.”
Submitted Aug 19, 2011 9:32AM by emfleek - 18 comments
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FOX head: We'd love to have Gus Johnson cover UFC
After today's press conference, MMAHeat's Karyn Bryant interviewed MMAFOX Sports Media Group chairman. The interviewed touched on a number of subjects, but perhaps non as notable to the hard core internet fans as his hope that Gus Johnson be brought in to cover the UFC.
Submitted Aug 19, 2011 9:30AM by emfleek - 53 comments
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Jon Fitch Cleared to Compete, Changes Stance on Who He'll Fight
Jon Fitch has been out for a long time after shoulder surgery, but he finally got the green light from his doctor to return to training yesterday. While Fitch has been on the shelf, all of the big fights he wanted have passed him by. His rematch against B.J. Penn fell apart and Penn is now facing Carlos Condit. He wanted to fight Jake Shields (and Shields wanted to face him), but Shields was paired up with Jake Ellenberger instead. And it didn't help that Fitch had this to say back in early June: "I'm at a point in my career where I need to be fighting main events and main event fighters," Fitch told MMAWeekly.com. "And if you don't have a belt, currently, or you haven't owned a belt in the UFC, I'm not really interested."
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 11:35PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Dan Henderson Wants a Title Unification Fight in UFC
Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson is in a pretty good position right now. He's now a free agent after defeating Fedor Emelianenko in the last fight of his Strikeforce deal, and it seems pretty obvious that he'll end up back in the UFC. He spoke to MMA Weekly Radio about the barriers involved in him making his return, and who he could possibly fight. On the contract negotiations: "It will probably come down to money, but it’s coming from the same people, so it’s a matter of where they’re going to make the most money off of me as well, and to be able to pay what I’m getting paid, they need to be making money as well," commented Henderson.
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 11:33PM by FastKnockout - 28 comments
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Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza Announced as First Bout for FOX Fight Night Nov 12
Just hours after the UFC announced their inaugural event for FOX, the first bout has been announced as featherweights Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza are set to meet. UFC officials announced the new fight on Thursday. Former WEC fighter Dustin Poirier makes his third appearance in the UFC since moving over the promotion and looks to keep his record flawless since dropping down to featherweight. His last two fight have seen Poirier dominate former title contender Josh Grispi as well as pick up a tough win over British banger Jason Young. Hoping to derail Poirier from another win will be fellow WEC transport Pablo Garza, who looks to add onto his exciting array of finishes of late...
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 9:18PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
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"TUF" changes include live fights beginning with season 15 on FX
After 14 seasons, "TUF" is going live. Among many of the changes forthcoming in the wake of the UFC's new deal with FOX, the promotion's flagship reality show is undergoing a major overhaul for its 15th season, which is scheduled to air in spring 2012 on FOX subsidiary FX. The show's fights will now air live each week, as opposed to pre-taped and aired over the course of a 12-week season, FOX and UFC officials said today during a press conference in Los Angeles. A two-hour live season premiere will feature the reality show tournament's elimination round. As with previous seasons of "TUF," 32 fighters will square off for the right to remain on the show, and coaches will select teams from the 16 remaining fighters. But unlike the show's previous incarnation, the audience at home will have a say in who fights who, texting in their votes "American Idol" style. Following each fight, a new vote is put up. As before, the lead-up to the live fight will serve as a behind-the-scenes look at the contestants' lives in the fighter house. "What happened that week will be airing on FX Friday night followed by a live fight,” said FX President John Landgraf. Finalists will square off in a live finale on FX. Additionally, the two head coaches selected for the show will also conduct their training camps at the same time as the show as it builds toward a pay-per-view meeting.
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 4:05PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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UFC announces seven-year deal with FOX, debuts live fights on Nov. 12
As expected, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading to FOX. UFC and FOX officials today announced a new seven-year, multimedia-rights agreement that includes four live event broadcast in prime time on FOX, as well as four to six live events each year on FOX's cable network, FX. Other places covering this.
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 1:45PM by telnights - 35 comments
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Brock Lesnar Announces 'I'm Back!' - 100% Healthy and Wants to be Champion Again
"What's new in the life of Brock Lesnar? Well, recently I went under the knife and had surgery for my diverticulitis. I feel like a new man, I feel great, healthy, strong - I feel like I used to feel." ... "Right now [it's] one day at a time for me. My future, I believe there's still a bright future in the UFC for me. My health is a hundred percent. I feel great, my motivation is there and I want to get on the map again, I want to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion again and I believe I will do that." - Brock Lesnar *There is a video after the jump*
Submitted Aug 18, 2011 11:30AM by Budgellism - 29 comments
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Diego Nunes Wanted to Fight Manny Gamburyan Due to 'Unresolved Issues'
Manny Gamburyan was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 135 bout with Diego Nunes yesterday due to an injury, and it appears that no one is more disappointed than Diego himself. Nunes has apparently had issues with Gamburyan in the past that led him to actually request the matchup. He spoke to Tatame about it: "It was a big surprise because I was really enjoying fighting this guy, with whom I have some unresolved issues with. I was sad because I really wanted it. From all fighters he's the one I still have unresolved issues with", stated Diego
Submitted Aug 17, 2011 7:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Chael Sonnen Responds to Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo's Criticisms
Ask people about Chael Sonnen's mic work, and you're bound to receive a list of polarizing adjectives in return: funny, racist, xenophobic, mean, unprofessional, over-the-top, entertaining, rude, rambling, and so on. I prefer irreverent. I like irreverent. I also like absurd, and it's amusing to me that people take Sonnen's words to heart considering how weird and absurd and audacious he tends to be. Brazil's Terra Esportes spoke with Lyoto Machida and Jose Aldo about Sonnen's proclivity for promo (translation by Tom Mendes): "Everyone has their own way of hyping a fight," says Machida. "My way is inside the Octagon. It's my fight. The media gives a lot of opportunity in the virtue of MMA growth in the world and he takes advantage of that, he knows how to market and sell himself well."
Submitted Aug 17, 2011 7:20PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
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FOX Schedules Major Press Conference for Thursday, Several UFC Fighters Head to LA
On Tuesday, news reports first began to surface that the UFC had struck a deal with FOX on a new multiyear agreement to move over to the network in 2012. It appears now the two companies are just about ready to announce the deal. It was released on Wednesday by John Ourand from Sports Business Daily that FOX executives were in Los Angeles for a press conference currently scheduled for Thursday that would be ‘one of the biggest announcements in FOX Sports history’.
Submitted Aug 17, 2011 4:07PM by Poor_Franklin - 12 comments
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Fabio Maldonado vs. Aaron Rosa slated for UFC on Versus 6 prelims
A pair of light heavyweights looking to return to the win column collide in October with Fabio Maldonado taking on Aaron Rosa. UFC officials today announced the contest, which takes place at UFC on Versus 6. "Two exciting light-heavyweight sluggers have verbally agreed to throw down Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., as Aaron Rosa takes on Fabio Maldonado," UFC president Dana White stated.
Submitted Aug 17, 2011 3:00PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Kampmann versus Story on tap for UFC 139
A bout between welterweight contenders who are looking to get back in the win column is in the works for UFC 139. UFC officials today announced Martin Kampmann (17-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Rick Story (13-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) have agreed to meet at the Nov. 19 event. UFC 139 takes place in San Jose, Calif., likely at the HP Pavilion. The night's main card, including an expected heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior Dos Santos, airs on pay-per-view. Kampmann vs. Story likely will be part of the PPV broadcast or an expected "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV. Both fighters are coming off high-profile losses.
Submitted Aug 17, 2011 10:37AM by emfleek - 24 comments
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Sam Stout: Autopsy Showed Shawn Tompkins Died of Heart Attack
Shawn Tompkins, the renowned mixed martial arts trainer that died on Sunday morning, passed away of a heart attack, according to his brother-in-law, UFC fighter Sam Stout. Under Ontario law, privacy exemptions keep autopsy information from public view, but Stout revealed the results of the Monday autopsy to The London Free Press, an Ontario newspaper. "I don't know what to say," Stout told the paper. "It's not supposed to be happen to a healthy 37-year-old person. Who would think he had to get checked out for that?"
Submitted Aug 16, 2011 10:26PM by kopower - 1 comment
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Dana White Calls Yushin Okami the Best Japanese Fighter Ever
UFC President Dana White is fond of saying that the only way to prove you're the best fighter in the world is to do it in the UFC. It's not that there aren't any good fighters in other promotions, White believes, it's just that the only fighters who consistently test themselves against the best in the world are the ones who do it inside the Octagon. By that rationale, White says Yushin Okami -- who will fight Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 134 -- is the greatest Japanese fighter in MMA history. "In my opinion, Yushin Okami is the best fighter ever to come out of Japan," White said. "This guy didn't fight cans and get this built-up, mythological record."
Submitted Aug 16, 2011 10:23PM by kopower - 17 comments
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John Howard Campaigning for Fight With Dan Hardy
There are quite a few people that aren't overly impressed with the fact that Dan Hardy still has a job despite four straight losses in the UFC. One of them is John "Doomsday" Howard. Howard, who was recently released after three straight losses, is understandably a little peeved.
Submitted Aug 16, 2011 9:40PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC 139 confirmed for San Jose, adds Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau
As expected, UFC 139 will take place in San Jose, Calif. UFC brass today officially announced the card will take place in San Jose. Although a venue was not named, the card is expected to take place at HP Pavilion, a longtime home to sister promotion Strikeforce. Additionally, the promotion also announced Brazilians Rafael dos Anjos and Gleison Tibau will meet at the event.
Submitted Aug 16, 2011 6:09PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC on Versus 5 ratings: Versus broadcast averages 766,000 viewers
"UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle," which aired this past Sunday night on Versus, drew an average audience of 768,000 viewers. The number marks a minor increase from the 744,000 viewers who witnessed June's UFC on Versus 4 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the figures from industry sources. The number qualifies as third-highest in the series' history...
Submitted Aug 16, 2011 5:11PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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