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Andrei Arlovski's Pro Boxing Debut Confirmed
(demandmma.com)
Andrei makes his professional boxing debut against an as of yet unnamed opponent on April 11th.
Submitted Feb 6, 2009 1:48PM by BrutalKnockOut - 21 comments
Filed under: Affliction, Other Combat Sports
 
Fedor Edition - RARE Fedor Footage
(dreamfighters.com)
New Fedor footage has been found, and found this article pretty interesting. Enjoyed watching Fedor laugh his head off playing cards.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:45PM by kastro_316 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Andrei Arlovski signs with Golden Boy Promotions
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Sources have informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that Andrei Arlovski has signed an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions. Full details of the deal are not known at this time, but Arlovski had been rumored to enter the boxing world since early in 2008. Recently, trainer Freddie Roach confirmed that Arlovski was going to start boxing following the fight with Fedor Emelianenko. At the time, Roach stated that he wanted to Arlovski to challenge WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev.
Submitted Feb 4, 2009 1:11PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Gegard Mousasi mulls move to light heavyweight to possibly face winner of Affliction’s Sobral vs Sokoudjou
(mmamania.com)
“To me the next challenge is to move up a division. It’s not because I don’t see middleweight as a challenge but because my body’s getting bigger. I always came down, came down and because of my age my body’s getting bigger and bigger. It’s something that I needed to do. I think the timing is good to go up. I may fight the winner of Babalu vs. Sokoudjou but I don’t know for sure. It’s eventually up to Affliction and M-1 who they want me to fight. It’s a tough division because every guy is explosive, every guy is fast and has good strength. It’s a tough division and there’s a lot of good names. It’s not my goal to be the best light heavyweight in the world, something I’ve always wanted is to be a heavyweight. I plan, over one year maybe two years, to build to heavyweight.”
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 3:45PM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii to Attend UFC 92
(411mania.com)
2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii has been formally invited to attend UFC 92 next weekend by UFC President Dana White. According to a report by Nikkan Sports, Ishii will accept the invitation and will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena next Saturday.
Submitted Dec 26, 2008 6:15PM by TimW001 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Mirko Crocop has a Video Game comming out!!!
(dreamfighters.com)
No Joke, they have made a video game based on “Croatia’s best Fighter, CROCOP” …..
Submitted Dec 16, 2008 1:06PM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Kimo talks UFC, Career, Roids, Lesnar & More!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Kimo Leopoldo ‘Can We Get Some Old School Fighters Here?’ Mixed Martial Arts Legend Kimo Leopoldo recently talked with PDG about his career, the resignation of CSAC’s Armando Garcia, the UFC, Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock, the history of MMA and the battles that were in the early days of “No Holds Barred’ fighting.

PDG: So do you think that this influx of new fighters that may be lacking the credentials is watering down the talent pool in mixed martial arts? Kimo: Yes but that is only part of it; it also falls on the shoulders of the matchmakers and all of the new rules put in place to “protect the fighters”. I know some of this stuff is in place to help fighters build their record up but in the past it was anybody, any place and at any time. Now it's more like let me see if this fight is okay with my coach and manager. Kimbo Slice had that fire, Ken Shamrock had it, Tank Abbott had that fire, Royce Gracie had it and I had it. The old-school fighters know exactly what I am talking about.
Submitted Dec 5, 2008 5:09AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
14 Questions for Marcus Davis
(sherdog.com)
Coming off a loss to Mike Swick in June, Marcus Davis will try to bounce back Saturday against Paul Kelly at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England. “The Irish Hand Grenade” shared some old boxing stories with Sherdog.com, as well as his thoughts on various topics from music to alcoholism to his meeting with Kelly. Sherdog.com: Have you ever been rocked or knocked down during training or ever reconsidered fighting? Davis: Nope. I've never been knocked out ever in my life. A lot of people look at my boxing record and it says TKO on there -- they think it was from a knockout. It wasn't. It was from a cut. I've never been knocked out in sparring or anything. I've never ever once reconsidered fighting. I've always wanted to be a fighter. Sherdog.com: You spent a lot of time in boxing. What are some of those old-time memories? Davis: One that just popped into my head: We were all in the gym one time, and there was this guy that was supposed to come in and spar with Dana Rosenblatt, who was an undefeated Jewish boxer at the time -- and there weren't a whole lot of Jewish boxers period, you know? So bringing this kid in, he was 5-0, and so they come walking in and he's got like this entourage and they’re screaming out, "Mikey D! 5-0 Mikey D!" All cheery as hell. The kid comes in and gets his stuff on. They start sparring. Dana hit him so hard with a body shot that the guy s--t himself. There's just s--t pouring out of this guy's trunks. He ends up crawling out of the ring, and they rush him to the bathroom and he was so embarrassed, he didn't come back into the gym to get his stuff. He left right out of the side door, and they came in and gathered his stuff and they left. Never saw the kid again. I don't even know what ever happened with his career. I never followed him. I probably should have; it'd be funny to hear if he did any well at all. You know, we had lots of different stories like that. A guy came in and was kicking a bag, and back then … you don't kick bags at a boxing school. My coach said, "Don't kick the bag!" The guy kind of looked at him -- he was a bodybuilder, the guy was all beefed up -- and he starts hitting the bag again, kicked it again and my trainer walked over to him and just smashed him right in the face. The guy actually broke down and started crying. Big muscle-bound guy broke down and started crying, looked at my coach and made an apology. We just have so many crazy stories about back then when I was boxing. It was just a different time. It was 15 years ago. You know the stories of scumbag promoters and stuff like that. There's good memories and bad memories.
Submitted Oct 14, 2008 7:14AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008 (VOTE: including Dana and Spider)
(ca.askmen.com)
Who have been the most influential men in 2008? Over the past 12 months, which guys have had the biggest impact on the way other men behave, buy and think? We at AM have a good enough idea to have assembled the shortlist of candidates youll find below. Now we need your help in determining the final 49. Follow the steps outlined below to build and submit your own Top 49 list. Your picks will be combined with those of other AM readers and our staff to produce the final list: the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2008.
Submitted Aug 22, 2008 7:56PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
 
The Olympic Crossover
(sherdog.com)
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games and their vast commercial reach could serve as a launching pad for the next mixed martial arts superstar. With NBC, MSNBC, the USA Network and various Internet outlets providing more than 3,600 hours of Olympic coverage, a medal-winning athlete with a compelling story could be in perfect position to crossover to MMA. After all, it has happened before. Many Olympic wrestlers and judokas from various countries have gone on to give MMA a try. Some enjoyed more success than others.
Submitted Aug 14, 2008 8:19PM by ncordless - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Arlovski to make pro boxing debut Sep.13 on PPV
(sports.espn.go.com)
MMA star Andrei Arlovski, the former UFC heavyweight champion from Belarus, has been training for a boxing career under the tutelage of trainer Freddie Roach. Arlovski, who has an MMA bout July 19, likely will make his professional boxing debut Sept. 13 (HBO PPV) in the opening fight on the Casamayor-Marquez card in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy.
Submitted Jul 4, 2008 11:25AM by Vote4Fedro - 28 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Aoki, Imanari and Kawajiri Take to the Mat
(sherdog.com)
Daniel Herbertson was on location in Tokyo to witness the second day of K-1 Max and Dream's Akasaka Fight Festival, where Shinya Aoki (Pictures) and Masakazu Imanari (Pictures) took to the mat for a grappling exhibition. Also, Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pictures) and Hidehiko Hasegawa (Pictures) displayed some excellent technique.
 
MMA could soon face ban in Delaware
(delawareonline.com)
With mixed martial arts continuing to gain mainstream popularity, local boxing promoter Keith Stoffer said he wouldn't mind if MMA disappeared. "It's no secret that this movement has, especially on television, taken away from boxing," Stoffer said. He may end up getting his wish, at least temporarily. On Tuesday, state Rep. Robert J. Valihura Jr., R-Beau Tree, introduced legislation that would ban "combative fighting" in Delaware. House Bill 501, which is being called the "Toughman Legislation," lumps MMA with Toughman competitions. The bill defines Toughman events as elimination tournaments between amateur participants without any boxing experience or training. The bill would ban both forms of fighting in Delaware. Promoters and fighters who violate the law would face class A misdemeanor charges.
Submitted Jun 29, 2008 12:26PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
 
Kim couture suffers broken jaw ... pictures
(sherdog.com)
Two words ... **** THAT !! Women in mma just ain't right you guys ....
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 5:05PM by keith-hackney1 - 36 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
 
With MMA, UFC influence spilling over to wrestling, are Olympics next?
(sports.espn.go.com)
The U.S. Olympic wrestling trials begin Thursday in Las Vegas. It's the perfect location because so much of the chatter surrounding the event is focused on pushing the ancient sport to sexy, combative extremes. "People aren't trying to pin each other anymore," said Jason Townsend, who is promoting a new style -- "Grappling" -- for USA Wrestling, the sport's national governing body. "They're trying to choke each other, arm-bar, leg-lock and get their opponent to say, 'Uncle.' How long can you hold out before you tap out?'" You "tap out" before turning blue, feeling your knee burst or your arm snap. Welcome to 21st-century international wrestling, and -- perhaps -- the future of Olympic wrestling. Buffeted by a perfect storm of marketing and cultural vectors striking Olympic sports, wrestling -- arguably the most traditional of all -- can be traced back thousands of years, when, Townsend said, "wherever people were, whether they were in a tree, they were wrestling. People have evolved with wrestling." Freestyle, which is similar to high school and college wrestling, and Greco-Roman, in which no holds or actions are permitted below the waist, remain the classic Olympic styles and are on the Beijing program. But that almost certainly won't be the case 20, 10 or perhaps even five years from now. "There is a school of thought among traditionalists that our sport will exist in its current form forever," USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender said. "But even those within that traditionalist community would have to admit our sport has changed. We have to keep our eyes wide-open." The International Olympic Committee has made it known it seeks to modernize its sports to better attract young audiences. Consider the advent of BMX cycling in Beijing this summer, or snowboarding in the Winter Games. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have exploded onto the sports scene recently, giving rise to the new wrestling style, Grappling, which was approved by FILA, the international wrestling federation, in 2006.
Submitted Jun 12, 2008 3:55PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, UFC, General MMA
 
Judo Olympian Ronda Rousey Could Be an MMA Star -- If Her Mom Will Let Her
(sports.aol.com)
There's a lot to like about Ronda Rousey. She's America's best hope for an Olympic medal in judo this summer, she's a passionate advocate for her sport, and she has a blog that shows she's smart and funny. Unfortunately, beyond those two weeks in August in Beijing, she's not going to have many opportunities to be in the public eye, or to make a living as a professional athlete. So that's why it makes sense that, as Beau Dure of USA Today reports, she's considering turning her attention to mixed martial arts: "I have quite a few people who have been trying to get me to do MMA," Rousey says. "A coach has been talking to me about teaching me striking (punches, kicks) after the Olympics.... "My mom's generally not a big fan of the idea, so we'll see if I can convince her,"
Submitted Jun 12, 2008 3:39PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Interviews, General MMA
 
Head Of The Class: ASU Wrestlers Take On MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
Wrestlers have always had a special place in the world of mixed martial arts. One particular group of wrestlers from Arizona State University have made a mark lately, positioning themselves as the new breed of athletes competing in MMA. While Arizona State has always been a top school for collegiate wrestling, it has also produced many top MMA fighters including Dan Severn, Dan Henderson, and Don Frye. Now, a new group of grapplers from Arizona State has proven the team still knows how to produce great fighters. C.B. Dollaway, Ryan Bader, and Cain Velasquez were all a part of the Arizona State wrestling team. Recently, all three have made successful transitions into MMA. “Basically, when I came to Arizona State, it put me in a great position to be a great collegiate wrestler. I came in with Ryan Bader and Cain Velasquez, it was kind of like a 1-2-3 punch,” said Dollaway about his teammates. “So we all worked out together and my coach Aaron Simpson, who’s a two time All-American who was trying to make the Olympics. Just a bunch of great guys to workout with.” The work ethic displayed showed on the wrestling mat as all three were All-American wrestlers in their time at Arizona State and it’s that commitment that helped them transition to MMA as well.
Submitted Apr 27, 2008 9:07AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Roy Jones Jr. Calls Dana White a little girl
(sports.espn.go.com)
Video interview with RJJ where he calls dana white a little girl! i agree with him whole heartidly
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 8:02PM by loller90278 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
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