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Former Kickboxing Champ Turned Jihadist Dies in Syria
ZURICH: A former world champion kickboxer who left his home and family in Germany to join up with Middle East jihadists has died in Syria, Swiss television reported on Monday, citing his brother.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Chael Sonnen upset with Chad Mendes; posts his number publicly on Facebook
Chad Mendes recently found out the hard way what happens when you 'p**s off a gangster'. According to Chael Sonnen, the #2 ranked featherweight in the world has been avoiding his calls and decided to post Mendes' number publicly on his Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 2, 2015 9:14PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
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UFC fighter Ali Bagautinov elected to Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan
Former UFC title challenger Ali Bagautinov has officially been elected as a member of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Hector Lombard gets submitted inside 2 minutes at the BJJ event in Atlanta
(sorry this is off topic from MMA, thought I would share since Lombard has been suspended from the UFC) Following his dominant win at UFC 182, Hector Lombard's UFC title aspirations came to an abrupt halt when he tested positive for designer steroid desoxymethyltestosterone in a post-fight screening. Not content to sit out the 1 year ban issued by the NAC, Lombard made a decision to compete at the highest level in the world of submission grappling, accepting an invitation to compete at the illustrious ADCC 2015 in Brazil. Over the weekend, Lombard entered the first of his planned ADCC warm-up tournaments and things didn't go to plan for the Judo Olympian. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 29, 2015 10:51PM by Wez - 0 comments
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Rousey, Cerrone nominated for ESPY award
Today ESPN released the full list of nominees for this year's ESPY awards, including Ronda Rousey and Donald Cerrone, the only two mixed martial artists to be nominated: Ronda Rousey was nominated for 'Best Play' which will be voted on in bracket style where she will square off against Gerald Green's dunk in the first round. Rousey was also nominated for 'Best Fighter' and 'Best Female Athlete' for which she won last year. This is the first year that Donald Cerrone has been nominated and he is also nominated for 'Best Fighter', which not only also includes Rousey, but boxers Terrence Crawford, Gennady Golovkin, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Submitted Jun 24, 2015 5:04PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
BJJ master Bruno Inacio Nunes dies while trying to stop robbery in Rio de Janeiro
Bruno Inacio Nunes, brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor at Ipanema Fight Gym, died after being shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery on a bus in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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NY Senate passes MMA bill, for 7th time
For nine years UFC representatives have gone to NY's capitol Albany to try to get the sport legalized and regulated. Five times it passed the Senate but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver refused to bring it to a vote. In January, Silver resigned as Speaker, following his arrest on corruption charges. The new Assembly Speaker, Carl Heastie, is a past supporter of the bill. This year the bill again passed the Senate, but it did not get sufficient support in the Assembly. Now the Senate has passed a new version, in hopes that it will pass before the 2015 legislative session ends for the year. The legislative session is scheduled to end on Wednesday, but many expect it to extend through the week.
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
Trevor Wittman actually tried to stop Nate Marquardt fight twice.
The second-round stoppage in Kelvin Gastelum’s victory over Nate Marquardt, universally lauded by MMA pundits and observers as the right move and a breath of fresh air in today’s sport, was actually called off twice, according to the coach who called off the fight. Marquardt’s coach, Trevor Wittman, told MMAjunkie there was one minute remaining in the second round of the fight on UFC 188’s pay-per-view main card when he decided his charge had had enough.
Submitted Jun 16, 2015 11:49AM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
Anderson Silva apparently abandons Olympic bid, federation criticizes him
Yet again, Anderson Silva has left people scratching their heads. In this case, it’s the head of the Brazilian takekwondo federation, who’s none too pleased with the ex-champ’s decision not to try out for the 2016 Olympics.
Submitted Jun 10, 2015 9:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Friday Boxing on Spike vs Saturday UFC on Fox Sports 1 Ratings
Last weekend’s welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri generated over one million viewers, according to a statement released Tuesday by Spike TV, the network that broadcast the fight. The highest point of the telecast was during the 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET quarter hour, netting 1,120,000 viewers. It was a busy weekend for combat sports on US television, and the Nielsen ratings are now in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Brazil, as well as Friday's Premier Boxing Champions special on Spike TV. According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves attracted an average of 813,000 viewers, making it the 4th highest viewed out of the 7 Fight Nights aired since the start of the year. Preliminary card figures were just 100,000 viewer at 713k. There's no word yet on the official peak viewership.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 4:26PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, UFC, Miscellaneous
Female UFC fighter beats up 'dirtbag' at club
UFC fighters Leslie Smith and Heather Clark were involved in an altercation outside a San Francisco club after a man allegedly sexually harasses their friend.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting
UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Report: Aleksander Emelianenko Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Aggravated Sexual Assault
According to a report from the Associated Press’ Moscow branch, Aleksander Emelianenko, the brother of former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault in charges stemming from March, 2014.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:06PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Ronda Rousey Named Most Dominant Athlete Alive
Business Insider published a list of the “50 most dominant athletes alive” this week and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey sat atop the assembly of international athletes...
Submitted May 9, 2015 12:51PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
Roger Gracie campaigns for shot at ONE Championship vacant light heavyweight title
Roger Gracie wants to become the first ONE Championship 205-pound champion. The Brazilian grappler scored the first knockout of his MMA career in his ONE debut in December, stopping James McSweeney in the third round, and told MMAFighting.com that he hopes to be back in action in a five-round fight for the light heavyweight gold.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
UFC 1 veteran Kevin Rosier dead at age 53
One of the first men to ever step into the UFC Octagon died this week, according to multiple reports.
Submitted Apr 15, 2015 2:04AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Anderson Silva asks to compete at the 2016 Olympics
Former UFC champion Anderson Silva is seriously considering competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Matt Hamill rescues boy, hits TV news
Matt Hamill rescued a child from a car crash last week, now the former UFC fighter made the TV news with this brave action.
Submitted Apr 8, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Irish tabloid throws infidelity allegations at UFC champ Jose Aldo
Irish newspaper the Sunday World insinuates that Jose Aldo was unfaithful to his wife with a Brazilian model during his stay in Dublin last week.
Submitted Apr 6, 2015 7:47PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Prosecutor could drop charges if B.J. Penn pays alleged assault victim's medical bills
Former UFC champ B.J. Penn could go to prison for five years and pay a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted on a charge of second-degree assault stemming from an incident this past January.
Submitted Mar 31, 2015 12:50AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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