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Sherdog Announces Its 2007 Fighter Of The Year
Sherdog has announced its choice for its 2007 Fighter Of the Year, and beating out serious competition to earn the honor is current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Submitted Jan 3, 2008 10:37AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
Good article on MMA vs. boxing with Marcus Davis interview
From one of the best boxing sites on the net (Maxboxing) is an article about Floyd Mayweather, and boxers' in general, difficulties in MMA. Marcus Davis (the most experienced boxer the UFC has right now) gives a good breakdown of how the sports differ:
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 2:12PM by fullerene - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA
New Year’s Mixed Martial Arts Resolutions (Story from Yahoo! Sports)
As the year ends with a bang in mixed martial arts, it’s time to start thinking to 2008. To help things along, I have a few resolutions to share for the big names in the business. Dana White: There is no fight fans want to see more than one between Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko. For the good of the sport, the UFC president should put everything else aside and do what he has to do to make this fight happen. Randy Couture: Should make a concession and defend his UFC heavyweight title if White agrees to allow him to fight Emelianenko. Fedor Emelianenko: The man who once was universally regarded as the world’s top MMA fighter continues to fight questionable opposition. Emelianenko owes it to the sport and his fans to take on quality fighters. If it’s not Couture, then he must insist on it being Josh Barnett. “Big” John McCarthy: The famous ex-referee should promise candor in his new role as an analyst for The Fight Network. He’s collected many great stories during his years as an official and he should promise to share them with his viewers. Great article with some great insights. Props to Kevin Iole.
Submitted Jan 2, 2008 1:46AM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA
MMA 2007: Year in Review
Even after nearly fifteen years of mainstream history, the sport of mixed martial arts really took off in 2007. We will look back in fifteen more years from now and see 2007 as the year where MMA finally became accepted into the mainstream and finally took of as a legitimate big-time sport, forever replacing boxing as the top combat sport in the world. In this year where there were eight free UFC events on Spike TV in the US, the lower weight classes also took center stage; legend Randy Couture resigned from the UFC amid intense speculation; Chuck Liddell took a nosedive, losing not only his belt but two straight fights; PRIDE was sold to the owners of the UFC; two fighters died, one as a result of action in the ring; and lightweight champion Sean Sherk was stripped of his title after testing positive for steroids. There are so many things that I tried to fit into this column, and I did the best I could to sum up the biggest fights and review the biggest stories of the year.
Submitted Jan 1, 2008 3:34PM by ohiostate1016 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, PrideFC, UFC
Looking at the Top 10 year-end matches
"Save The Best For Last," may be the title of a famous Vanessa Williams love song, but for mixed martial arts, a tradition set years ago continues over the next few days with some of the most important shows of the year.
Submitted Dec 28, 2007 3:49PM by TNunley - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
MMA Talk-Looking Back, Year in Review
I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays and has a great new year. With 2007 coming rapidly to an end, I think it is time to look back at the year that was. It was great year for MMA that saw unprecedented growth in popularity, rise of new superstars, return of a legend, great fights, and shocking upsets.
Submitted Dec 27, 2007 9:24PM by ohiostate1016 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
A Look Back At Japanese MMA In '07
While it looked like 2007 was a good year for MMA in Japan, scandals tainted what could've been a banner year-the Akiyama-Sakuraba controversy, tabloid scandals, and the "death" of PRIDE FC.
Submitted Dec 27, 2007 7:31AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: PrideFC, General MMA
The Year in European MMA
2007 was an outstanding year for European MMA. The UFC returned to the U.K. for the first time in almost three years. Meanwhile Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the strongest fighter to ever grace a ring, was scarce inside the squared circle but still dominated the headlines. Last but not least, there was a tremendous power shift on the European scene when longtime powerhouse promotions Cage Rage and M-1 Mix-Fight Championship were sold to American companies ProElite and Sibling Entertainment Group respectively. Read on for the most comprehensive roundup you'll find on the year in European MMA.
Submitted Dec 26, 2007 12:22PM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, CageRage, M-1 Global
Eight Reasons to be Excited for '08
Multi-colored confetti sprinkles to the ground ringing in the New Year for whiskey-clutching MMA fans. Before a single tear rolls down their cheeks because they may not live up to resolutions of moving out of mom's basement or submitting Dean Lister they should consider these eight reasons, listed in no particular order, as to why 2008 should be an exceptional year.
Submitted Dec 26, 2007 12:21PM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Canadian Charged With Running Illegal Fights
A 24-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with apparently running illegal fights in Canada. In Nova Scotia, it’s illegal to promote or host a fight without permission from the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:16AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
MMA Talk (12/19)
This week I am going to rank 2 weight classes. Middleweights and Welterweights.
Submitted Dec 20, 2007 3:30AM by ohiostate1016 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
MMA not immune to steroid issues
With last week’s release of baseball’s Mitchell Report, as well as suggestions for improving the game, it's a good time to take a look at mixed martial arts and how to combat performance enhancing drugs.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 1:22PM by ohiostate1016 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Aoki Ready for Calvancante
Current Shooto middleweight champion Shinya Aoki who will face Gesias Calvancante at the Yarennoka! New Year's Eve card supported by M-1 Global, held an open training session at the DEEP Dojo on Wednesday. Though he is known as one of the most dangerous submission artists in the world, today's open training session was held in a rather unique style.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 9:46AM by madmarck - 5 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, General MMA
MMA Not Immune To Steroids Issues
With last week’s release of baseball’s Mitchell Report, as well as suggestions for improving the game, it's a good time to take a look at mixed martial arts and how to combat performance enhancing drugs.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 2:31PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Courture: could fight Fedor in October '08
He was asked at the HDnet fights tonight if it was a possibility and he said that it was, but October of next year would be the earliest.
Submitted Dec 16, 2007 12:39AM by duggy - 16 comments
Filed under: HDNet, General MMA
MMA Talk
Welcome back to MMA Talk. It is time for my second installment of rankings. This time I will go with what I consider the toughest division to rank: Light Heavyweight Division. There is a clear cut number 1 but everyone after that is a jumbled mess.
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 3:02AM by ohiostate1016 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
CNBC Documentary “Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time” Highlight
Embedded to the right is a full and official sneak preview of CNBC’s “Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time” documentary that premieres tomorrow, December 13 @ 10 pm ET. The original documentary takes “a no-holds barred look at the business behind the nation’s fastest growing sports franchise,” telling the story behind the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as both a business and cultural phenomenon. From the preview video, the program apparently heavily features former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin. The one hour program is reported by CNBC’s Scott Wapner, and re-airs the same night at 1AM ET in case you can’t make the first showing (or you’re a poor soul still stuck without Tivo). Looks worth checking out for sure.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 5:42PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Belfort Hoping for Octagon Return
Almost three years have passed since Vitor Belfort last battled in the Octagon. After apparently resurrecting a career that was supposed to have been nothing but great when it began over 11 years ago, Belfort is ready to return to the promotional company that as he puts it, made his legacy. Belfort will meet UFC matchmaker Joe Silva on Wednesday, the Brazilian told Sherdog.com, and is specifically looking to avenge his last bout in the UFC, a split decision loss to Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 6:55AM by CornishMMA - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
The first Death in MMA
The death of Sam Vasquez marks the first death as a casualty of a regulated MMA. Sherodg followed this up with a recounting of another MMA death from an unsanctioned MMMA bout http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=10270
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 6:11PM by MattHughesFan - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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