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Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor pay-per-view price set for boxing showdown
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White wasn’t kidding when he said the price of buying Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor on pay-per-view would “be more like the Pacquiao price.
Submitted Jul 10, 2017 5:33PM by reptiler13 - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
NFL Network's Dan Hellie, ex-ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to call Dana White 'Contender Series'
(mmajunkie.com)
The broadcast crew for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series includes some names that may not be all that familiar to UFC fans. UFC Senior VP of International and Content Joe Carr told USA TODAY Sports that’s sort of the point, and that’s why the promotion tapped NFL Network’s Dan Hellie and former ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to split play-by-play duties for the weekly live fighting series that debuts on Tuesday on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 1:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Christy Mack's gut-wrenching letter on War Machine: 'When he gets out, he will kill me'
(mmajunkie.com)
War Machine on Monday was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for the brutal 2014 assault of Christy Mack. Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, will be 71 years old when he becomes eligible for parole. He was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges that included sexual assault, kidnapping and coercion, though the jury deadlocked on the most serious charges of attempted murder. Before the sentence was handed down, Mack, born Christine Mackinday, read a letter to the court, breaking down several times as she described her relationship with Machine and the attack that left her with broken teeth, a fractured rib and a severely ruptured liver.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 9:57PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Bellator, Miscellaneous
 
Samsung Announces Virtual Reality Partnership with UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced on Tuesday a VR Live Pass on Gear VR, a lineup of exciting global, live entertainment partnerships with the UFC, X Games and Live Nation. Samsung will stream select live events so fans can enjoy immersive virtual reality broadcasts of their favorite action sports and music events through the Gear VR platform.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:13PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Conor McGregor releases boxing training video
(mmafighting.com)
Could a mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather be far behind? The UFC lightweight champion released a boxing training video at SBG Ireland on Instagram on Wednesday. McGregor recently said he will pass on returning to the Octagon in order to compete in a boxing ring next — preferably against Mayweather.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:09PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
What the NFL could learn from the UFC about PED testing
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The New England Patriots pulled off a comeback rivaling Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at Super Bowl LI on Sunday. The next day CNN published an unusually in-depth piece by Roni Selig and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on what the NFL can learn from the UFC about anti-doping testing. The penalty for a first-time offense in the UFC, like WADA and USADA, is a two-year suspension. The case is given a full and fair review; very often the punishment is less than two years. However, the punishment for a test failure in the NFL is four games.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 12:33PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
MMA legend outspoken about televised children's MMA fights
(sports.yahoo.com)
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Moscow-backed leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is receiving heavy criticism after video surfaced of his three young sons competing in a mixed martial arts event on the eve of his 40th birthday. While having his sons fight wouldn’t sound like such a bad idea if the boys were young adults, the fact that the oldest of the Kadyrov sons is only 10 years old is the reason why so much attention has been brought to the event. Akhmad (10) defeated another boy via technical knockout in what was described as an exhibition fight on a nationally televised card earlier this week. Akhmad’s younger brothers, 9-year-old Eli and 8-year-old Adam, also won their fights in front a rabid crowd of adults on hand at the Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 international tournament in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny.
Submitted Oct 8, 2016 2:07AM by JLS - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Mayhem Miller arrested again after alleged tussle with two women
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is facing yet more legal trouble. This time the former UFC fighter was detained due to an incident at a sports bar in Costa Mesa, California late on Saturday night. n what is becoming a sad and concerning trend, former UFC fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller was arrested this weekend after he was allegedly involved in an altercation with two women. The incident occurred at 2.a.m on Sunday at Saddle Ranch Chop House in Costa Mesa, California. According to Chris Haire of The Orange County Registrar Miller was observed arguing with two women inside the establishment. The OC Registrar stated that one of the women slapped Miller and in response, the veteran of over thirty professional mixed-martial-arts fights grabbed the woman and attempted to punch her. At this point, the establishment’s security personnel were able to intervene. Miller was then taken down to the ground and hhandcuffed.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 11:03PM by JLS - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Two suspects arrested, charged in connection to hit-and-run death of Ryan Jimmo
(mmafighting.com)
Two suspects have been apprehended and charged for the alleged hit-and-run incident that killed UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo, the Edmonton Police Service confirmed with MMA Fighting on Wednesday. Both suspects are currently being held in custody, according to an EPS spokesperson. Anthony Getschel, 23, has been charged with "second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and fail to stop at scene of accident involving death," while Jordan Wagner, 21, has been charged with "accessory after the fact to murder." Jimmo died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot outside of an Edmonton sports bar. An autopsy determined that Jimmo passed away as a result of blunt force trauma. The ex-UFC fighter is believed to have been struck from behind by a vehicle while walking back to his own car following a verbal dispute with the two suspects, both of which fled the scene. Jimmo was subsequently pronounced dead at a local hospital at the age of 34.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:40PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Trump wants Dana White front and center for Republican National Convention
(bloodyelbow.com)
It sounds like the GOP presidential nominee has a strong interest in getting UFC president Dana White front and center for his campaign.
Submitted Jun 12, 2016 3:26AM by xdanish020 - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Fox Sports 1 to air CM Puck reality show in build up to late summer early fall UFC debut
(411mania.com)
Dave Meltzer on The Wrestling Observer Radio shared some details on former WWE Superstar CM Punk and his long-awaited MMA debut in the UFC. According to Meltzer, FOX Sports 1 is planning a reality TV series for Punk and his planned opponent, Mickey Gall. The show is going to reportedly debut in August, and CM Punk’s fight with Gall is expected to happen in the late summer period. The UFC has not yet officially announced Pun k’s debut.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 1:08PM by GDPofMPG - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
With UFC 199, a great night was spoiled by a petty media banning
(mmajunkie.com)
What a time to be a fight fan, I found myself thinking as Bisping stood there in the octagon, patting that gold belt like he couldn’t believe it was real. If only the night’s news had ended there. But see, the thing that spoiled the evening for me was when I looked on Twitter and saw a missive from Ariel Helwani (via Twitter), the MMAFighting.com reporter who broke the news that Lesnar was in talks to return to the cage shortly before the UFC 200 promo confirmed it. According to Helwani, not long after he reported that scoop UFC staff escorted him out of the building, relieved him of his media credential, and – again, according to Helwani’s characterization of events – told he was “banned for life”
Submitted Jun 5, 2016 1:52PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Muhammad Ali hospitalized and on life support
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to reports, boxing legend Muhammad Ali is on life support. The 74 year old former world champion was hospitalized Thursday with respiratory issues, but it now appears those problems are worse than originally thought. Reports indicate that Ali's family has flown in to the Phoenix area to be with him, and that doctors have cautioned that he is "near the end". Ali has battled health issues over the years, starting with a diagnosis of Parkinson's in the 1980's. In recent years, he has also been hospitalized at times for pneumonia among other ailments. Ali is considered by many to be the greatest Heavyweight champion of all time. His classic fights with Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Sonny Liston among many others are all landmark moments in boxing history. Outside of the ring, his loud and brash persona drew numerous fans and critics alike. He made big waves both for changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. He was an icon not just of boxing, but of America for many years, and is undeniably one of the biggest stars in the history of combat sports.
Submitted Jun 3, 2016 6:12PM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
 
Report: Former Bellator featherweight shot five times in Dagestan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Shahbulat Shamhalaev was taken to hospital with various gunshot wounds on Wednesday following an altercation at a local restaurant in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Shamhalaev, a former Bellator featherweight tournament winner, was reportedly shot five times by unnamed assailants. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery and had a kidney removed at approximately 4pm Moscow time. The former title challenger is in stable condition but remains in intensive care.
Submitted Jun 1, 2016 5:39PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
BAMMA postpones event to implement mandatory MRI scans for fighters
(mmafighting.com)
The death of Joao Carvalho is having a marked effect on mixed martial arts in Europe. BAMMA is the latest organization to make a major change for fighter safety following the tragic passing of Carvalho after a bout in Ireland last month. The British promotion announced Tuesday that it would be pushing back its June event to properly implement a new MRI/MRA testing procedure. Beginning after the event this weekend, BAMMA fighters will be required to have an MRI/MRA scan, according to a press release. Because that system will take months to put into place, BAMMA will be pushing back its BAMMA 26 card from June 4 to Sept. 10. The event will remain in Dublin, the city where it was initially scheduled. All tickets will be honored and refunds are also available, the release said.
Submitted May 17, 2016 4:16PM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Wanderlei Silva Hit by a Car, May Require Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Wanderlei Silva was hit by a car on Wednesday and may require surgery. The news was posted to Silva’s Facebook page on Wednesday, stating that he was riding his bike home after a workout, when he was hit by a car.
Submitted May 12, 2016 7:54PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Delray police arrest Dennis Wright in connection to death of Jordan Parsons
(mmafighting.com)
After a six-day search, the Delray Beach Police Department (DBPD) in Florida have arrested Dennis Wright, 28, in connection to the death of Jordan Parsons. According to a news release obtained by MMA Fighting, "Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. Investigators have recovered the damaged 2013 Range Rover Sport involved in the crash."
Submitted May 7, 2016 6:16PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous
 
Muay Thai champ Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA
(mmafighting.com)
After making her name as a champion kickboxer under the Lion Fight banner, winning titles in two separate weight classes, Tiffany van Soest is looking to expand her horizons. The 27-year-old "Time Bomb" recently signed deals with the kickboxing promotion Glory, as well as an MMA deal with Invicta FC. She competes May 13 at the Glory 30 Super Fight Series against Emma Hasshass in Los Angeles. And, though an opponent hasn’t been named as of yet for her Invicta FC debut -- which will double officially as her MMA debut -- van Soest says the fight will take place on Sept. 23.
 
Lavar Johnson Sentenced in Domestic Abuse Case
(abc30.com)
Lavar Johnson was sentenced Friday for a severe beating he admitted to after a blow up with his girlfriend. Pleas for a lighter sentence in the brutal beating did not convince a Fresno County judge to give the MMA fighter less time in prison. In his defense, his attorney said Johnson is a stand-up guy who had too much to drink and was mad about his girlfriend tracking him with GPS...
Submitted Apr 30, 2016 11:24AM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Alexey Oleinik reveals UFC offered Fedor more money than Rizin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Less than 24 hours removed from the announcement that Fedor will meet UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado in the main event of a Fight Nights show in June, Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik has already publicly criticized the match-up. According to the UFC fighter, Fedor has many interesting challengers at his disposal, yet opted to face a fighter on a significant losing streak.
Submitted Apr 18, 2016 2:38PM by JLS - 38 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
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