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Tito Ortiz: I Run A Multibillion Dollar Company
(mmamania.com)
That quote from Tito Ortiz during last night's "Celebrity Apprentice" in reference to his Punishment Athletics clothing line. It might be an effort by Tito to stay on the show, rumors are he could be "fired" on next week's show.
Submitted Jan 11, 2008 1:57PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
New Year’s Mixed Martial Arts Resolutions (Story from Yahoo! Sports)
(mmajunkie.com)
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
 
Finding Fedor
(sherdog.com)
To really understand a man and the choices that he makes, you have to know where he comes from. Beyond his public image, beyond your own projecting, you have to understand his place in the world. You have to understand how he has been influenced by the physical and psychological manifestations of his country's politics. Most importantly, you have to know his outlook on life. It's easier said than done. Real understanding is often all but impossible
Submitted Dec 26, 2007 12:25PM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, M-1 Global
 
Cro Cop Returns
(fortunal.nokaut.com)
What I’ve learned from my friendship with Mirko Cro Cop is that you can never be sure what he is up to. He prefers to keep his thoughts for himself; he’s always been a man of a few words. His absence in the media often results in completely misleading stories, coming from people who are giving their best shot in evaluating Mirko’s position and the nature of his future plans....
Submitted Dec 25, 2007 11:48PM by Manfred - 18 comments
Filed under: PrideFC, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
 
Spotlight On GSP's Supercamp
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly recently was able to observe a Friday sparring session at Georges St. Pierre's training camp in Canada, which also featured Rashad Evans & Denis Kang, among other notable fighters. Also a brief item on "Big" John McCarthy being at the TKO 31 event in Canada for The Fight Network.
Submitted Dec 22, 2007 9:19AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities
 
And yet another "Big" John McCarthy interview
(mmanews.com)
This one is pretty extensive and touches on a lot of subjects so I thought I would post it too. Really good to hear that The Fight Network should be comming to combat sport fans in the States soon. I can't say enough about this channel. Chris Howie of MMANews.com: This is Chris Howie with MMANews.com and today I am speaking with former UFC head referee and the newest addition to the Fight Network team, "Big" John McCarthy. How are you today John? "Big" John McCarthy: I'm doing good. Just spending a few days here in Toronto. MMANews.com: How are you liking the city? "Big" John McCarthy: Well, they lied to me and said it never snowed here.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 11:21PM by Bemin - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Big John Interview
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
After so many times of imploring mixed martial arts fighters, "Let's Get it On," John McCarthy sought trademark protection on the phrase. For more than a decade, "Big John," was the UFC's choice referee, a figure often referred to as the "Octagon's ninth side." After more than 500 bouts that trace the UFC's evolution, McCarthy retired -- sort of -- last week. Now he'll be getting it on for The Fight Network, North's America's only all-combat sports channel. He recently sat down with SI.com
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 2:25PM by cmill21 - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Rickson Gracie - Exploring Genius
(grapplearts.com)
Numerous modern day Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu masters declare openly that Rickson Gracie’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the supreme expression of the art today. Indeed, many world-class Jiu-Jitsu players, champions in their own right, declare solemnly that Rickson Gracie is a virtuoso. The intent of this essay is to speak about my personal experience indicating Rickson’s uniqueness and to pursue several explanations that may shed greater light regarding the source of his matchless skills.
Submitted Dec 19, 2007 1:53PM by ohiostate1016 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
The Red Menace: Fedor Does Esquire
(esquire.com)
Can undefeated martial artist Fedor Emelianenko single-handedly knock out the Ultimate Fighting Championship's dominance over the emerging sport? That's the question at the start of an Esquire magazine article all about Fedor.
Submitted Dec 18, 2007 1:45PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
An Update On Ryan Gracie's Death
(mmafightline.com)
It has been confirmed by multiple reports that Ryan Gracie tested positive for marijuana, cocaine, and some kind of anti-anxiety medication. After Gracie's arrest, Psychiatrist Sabino Ferreira de Faria was contacted by Gracie's wife and immediatly went to the jail that was detaining Gracie to attend to him, which he did for the majority of the night. He was informed of Gracie's passing while he was on his way home. The doctor stated that he administered the following drugs to Gracie in his cell in order to calm him down: -Haldol (a powerful antipsychotic), -Fenergan (which has a side effect of sleepiness) -Topamax (for Migraines) -Dienpax (tranquilizer) -OmniPlex (relaxant). We're still awaiting the medical examiner's report to confirm the official cause of death but the police officer who discovered his death believes Gracie died of an apparent heart attack.
Submitted Dec 17, 2007 1:44PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Chuck Liddell – Seven Defining Moments
(ufc.com)
What separates a champion from a contender, a star from an average Joe scraping out a few dollars here and there on the club fight circuit?
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 10:34AM by zephead - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ryan Gracie Dead
(graciemag.com)
Shortly after being arrested for vehicle jacking, he's found dead in a prison cell in sao paulo.
Submitted Dec 15, 2007 8:33AM by texuspete00 - 31 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
ESPN's Bill Simmons talks B.S. About Buffer
(fightopinion.com)
On a recent edition of his ESPN radio show "The B.S. Report", ESPN Radio personality Bill SImmons and his co-host reportedly talked some B.S. about UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. Supposedly there was also a spot somewhere where Bill referred to Bruce as "Frank Stallone".
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Liddell Book Set For January Release
(mmamania.com)
In addition to being a top fighter, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell is now an author. His new autobiography "Iceman: My Fightling Life" will hit bookstores in early 2008, possibly as soon as January.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:26PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC.com Article On Retirement Of "Big" John McCarthy
(mmanews.com)
It was the perfect going away gift for a referee • Saturday’s lightweight war between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida. But like all great ‘third men’, John McCarthy • who retired as an active referee following last weekend’s main event - was noticeable by being noly noticeable, making all the right moves and all the right calls, a fitting end to a 13 year journey that saw McCarthy become as much a part of the UFC as the great fighters who have graced its Octagon. Gonna miss you BJM
Submitted Dec 11, 2007 7:46AM by Leland - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture Guest Speaker for Packers
(nonstopmma.com)
Fox Sports today rolled out a fantastic article about Randy Couture coming into the Packers locker room at the behest of one of his biggest fans….Brett Favre. That’s right folks, one of the best QB’s in the NFL today looks to the darling of mixed martial arts and current UFC heavyweight champion, Randy Couture for inspiration. Despite what has happened between the UFC and Couture in recent weeks, no one can deny the storied career of Randy, and how, at his age, he is still making strides for his career. ...
Submitted Dec 9, 2007 5:58PM by warglory - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Matt Hughes To Publish His Life Story
(mmafightline.com)
Matt Hughes is set to publish his biography this January. The book will be titled, "Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History," and will be published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in the USA and by Pocket Books in the UK. Check out the publishers description of the book below: “If you know anything at all about mixed martial arts and the UFC, then you know the name Matt Hughes. With devastating slams and ground and pound - and nine championship belts to his credit - Matt is the most dominant fighter in UFC history.
Submitted Dec 8, 2007 9:50AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
A "Big" Move-McCarthy Retires, Heading To Broadcast Booth
(sherdog.com)
Legendary MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy retired as an official today, ending a 13-year career that began at UFC 2. He will now work as a commentator/broadcaster for The Fight Network, but will continue lending his officiating expertise to the sport. All the best to Big John, he's going to do an excellent job broadcasting but it won't be the same in UFC without "Let's Get It On!" before a couple fights every event.
Submitted Dec 7, 2007 7:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Legendary Referee “Big” John McCarthy Retiring
(mmajunkie.com)
The best known referee in mixed martial arts will step down after Saturday’s UFC card at the Palms Hotel. “Big” John McCarthy, who has been a referee since UFC 2 in 1994, will work the main event of The Ultimate Fighter finale on Saturday between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida and then announce his retirement. (MMAjunkie.com first mentioned the rumor yesterday afternoon. For that story and more background information on McCarthy, check out the MMAjunkie.com archives.) McCarthy, 45, will take a job as an MMA analyst with The Fight Network.
Submitted Dec 6, 2007 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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