Malaipet Manhandles at Lion Fight 11 in the "Fight of the Week"
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Live Chat: Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva, UFC 178, Eddie Alvarez rumors and more
Join Luke Thomas for his weekly live chat today at 1 p.m. ET. Today's topics include discussion of Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva, Eddie Alvarez to UFC rumors, UFC 178 fight card talk and more.
Quick Finishes Galore in "Viewer Submissions" on "Inside MMA"
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Weatherby Presents: Chad Mendes
Team Weatherby member Chad Mendes training for the fight of his life, a chance at the UFC Featherweight title.
Mairbek Taisumov meets Marcin Bandel at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm
Taisumov, from the Chechen Republic of Russia, will be looking to get back on track after a decision loss to Michel Prazeres at UFC Fight Night 38 in March in Brazil. That loss snapped a four-fight winning streak, which included a trio of submission wins under the M-1 Global banner, plus a decision victory over Tae Hyun Bang in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 34 in January.
Cage Warriors Moves Aug. 23 Card to Jordan After Dispute with Swedish Federation
Mason was one of several CWFC talents not approved by the SMMAF. |
European mixed martial arts promotion
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has elected to move its
Aug. 23 event from Stockholm to Amman, Jordan, on Aug. 22.
According to a
release by the promotion, “the decision to move CWFC 71 from
Sweden to Jordan has come as a result of the nonsensical refusal of
the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation to approve several bouts
to be contested under full unified rules.”
CWFC submitted five bouts to the SMMAF for initial approval; of
those five, only a featherweight clash between Martin
Svensson and Dave Hill
received permission to be contested. Four others -- Jack
Hermansson vs. Cheick
Kone , Pannie
Kianzad vs. Alexandra
Buch , Jack Mason
Westin and Liam James
Slioa -- were denied approval.
The SMMAF issued a statement to the promotion explaining its
decision, claiming that "the committee has found that several
matches applied for by Cage Warriors have not made the required
Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told
The more you can eat like your ancestors, the better—fresh whole foods, locally and sustainably raised, and foods that are minimally processed or not processed at all. These are the types of foods that your genes and biochemistry are adapted to and will provide you with the ability to reverse and prevent most diseases. You will find these at your local farmer's market, food co-op, or in your own backyard garden. And you will be amazed at the positive changes you'll see in your health when you "clean up" your diet! Be wary of nutritional advice from mainstream "experts" as it may not be based on science—or based on bad information that is several decades outdated. Truthful, accurate information is your number one weapon in taking control of your health.
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Pot revenues starting to help select schools on pricey projects
"We can only issue cash grants now, so it limits what we can issue significantly," said Scott Newell, director for the division of capital construction at the Department of Education. "That's why the excise tax will help grow that fund, but it will take some time to build up that industry."
Stopping robbery using MMA background came naturally to Mayura Dissanayake
If you ask Mayura Dissanayake what he was thinking when he rushed from his post behind the cash register of a Houston gas station and straight into the teeth of a violent armed robbery in progress earlier this month, he’ll tell you it was simple.
Jon Jones suffers cut above eye before UFC 178 clash with Daniel Cormier
The UFC light heavyweight champion posted videos of him getting stitched up after suffering a cut, causing many to speculate that his title defense at UFC 178 against Daniel Cormier could be in jeopardy.
Welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald, Tarec Saffiedine meet in Halifax main event
A win in this fight could lead to a title shot for MacDonald (17-2). The Vancouver-area native and Montreal resident has won two straight after falling to No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler last November. Overall, "Ares" has won seven of his last eight fights. MacDonald, 25, beat Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 174 on May 31, putting him in the thick of the 170-pound title conversation.
Akihiro Gono, Yoshiyuki Yoshida sign with Titan FC
Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida , lightweight veterans who built back their careers after leaving the UFC, have just signed a deal with the promotion, Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Thursday.
52 weeks and a few extra zeroes: The rise and fall of Affliction MMA
Some of MMA’s most seminal fights have taken place on Katella Avenue in Orange County. The Honda Center, which sits three miles from Disneyland, was the venue for the UFC’s foray onto national broadcast television, when Junior dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in 64 seconds to win the heavyweight belt on FOX. At UFC 157, Ronda Rousey both debuted the women’s bantamweight belt and defended it against Liz Carmouche. Not only did Rousey begin to transcend the fight game in Anaheim, but Carmouche became the UFC’s first openly gay competitor. That was a night of many firsts.The Honda Center was also the very same arena that the great Fedor Emelianenko -- the "Last Emperor," whom many believed to be the best mixed martial artist on the planet -- resurfaced in the States. Though the Russian heavyweight defeated Mark Coleman in Las Vegas two years earlier, Fedor’s career was built in Japan under the Pride banner, and in Rings long before that. He hadn’t been back. America, where the legend of Fedor had swelled to mythological proportions through each installment of his 25-fight unbeaten streak, had just that one glimpse.
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They don't even test for HGH, EPO's, synthetic testosterone, Victor Conte's designer steroids that are undetectable with CURRENT testing being done in MMA or blood doping. Kyle Kingsbury brought Conte's steroids into MMA and made them available to fighters shortly after Conte was released from prison and ordered by a federal judge to have no contact with anyone associated with major league baseball. Kingsbury was a well known steroid abuser in college and supplied countless athletes at arizona with steroids. You have to be atotal IDIOT to get busted cheating in MMA. The wealthier the fighter the better more cutting edge PED's they are on. No doubt in my mind GSP is the dirtiest player in the game and some day will be remembered as teh Lance armstrong of MMA
Preposterous to compare a high school situation to a governing body of combat sports? No. Breaking the rules is universal –be it illegal recruiting, or using banned substances–but it is how you deal with it that differs. Kentucky did it right, Nevada did it wrong in a recent attempt at sanctioning rule violators and ones with previous offenses at that.
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Rob Font hopes to be 'Cowboy' Cerrone of UFC's bantamweight division
Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) accepted a fight against Chris Beal (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 50, just two months after he knocked out George Roop at this month’s UFC 175. He barely had time to deposit the $50,000 bonus check he received for “Performance of the Night.” But there was little hesitation to jump back in.
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Mixed Martial Arts: ONE Fighting Championship event in Dubai could be 'one of the biggest' says promoter | The National
Mack says One FC’s plan is for 10 bouts involving 20 fighters “from around the world” and believes the event will attract the attention of “a huge contingent of international press”.
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Daniel Cormier: Beating Jon Jones bigger than winning the title
This fight is ultimately about the UFC light heavyweight title and a goal Cormier has set for himself ever since a weight cutting disaster robbed him of the chance to compete for an Olympic medal in 2008. Cormier came close to being the best in the wrestling world, but never got the chance to claim the top spot. Now he stands as an undefeated professional fighter who has never lost a round, much less a fight and he doesn't plan on allowing Jon Jones to be the one to take that away from him.
Iuri Alcantara vs. Russell Doane added to UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia
Meanwhile, Doane came to the UFC just this year after picking up a handful of titles on the regional fight scene. He debuted in the first UFC card of 2014, picking up a technical submission win over Leandro Issa in Singapore. He then returned to action earlier this month at UFC 175, where he picked up a hard-fought split-decision win over Marcus Brimage.
Forrest Griffin offers to train Orlando Bloom: 'I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. is gonna train Bieber'
Forrest Griffin offers to train Orlando Bloom: 'I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. is gonna train Bieber'
Twitter Mailbag: The enigma of Nick Diaz, the rivalry of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, plus more
This is a fight that’s fun partly because it feels like what you’d do if the UFC were just a real-life video game for you to control at your whim. Who would you throw in there, just to see what it would look like, if things like weight classes and records and contracts were of no concern? You’d do Jon Jones vs. Cain Velasquez, obviously. You might even do Demetrious Johnson vs. Mark Hunt, just because you’re a sicko. But also, you know it wouldn’t take long before you queued up Silva vs. Diaz, homie. That’s what this is. It’s as much about satisfying our curiosity as anything else. And the fact that, on paper, it seems like a fight that would be a hell of a lot of fun to watch? Brother, that doesn’t hurt either.
Lion Fight 17 Weigh-Ins: Bellator Vet Cosmo Alexandre Cleared for Matchup with Jo Nattawut
Bellator MMA veteran Cosmo Alexandre will face Jo Nattawut. |
Photo Courtesy: Bennie Palmore/Lion Fight
Malaipet Sasiprapa and Justin
Greskiewicz were cleared for their main event matchup at
Thursday’s Lion Fight 17 weigh-ins.
Sasiprapa checked in at 144 pounds, while Greskiewicz tipped the
scales at 146. Meanwhile, Bellator veteran Cosmo
Alexandre weighed at 165 pounds for his showdown with Jo
Lion Fight 17 is set to take place on Friday from the Foxwoods
Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Conn. The main portion of the card
will air on AXS TV.
Sherdog.com will provide full play-by-play and coverage of Friday’s
The promotion was forced to alter its plans for the card, as the
previous headliner pitting Thepnimint Sitmonchai against Dean James
was scrapped due to a mixture of injury and visa issues.
Lion Fight 17 Weigh-In Results:
Malaipet Sasiprapa (144) vs. Justin
Alexandre (165) vs. Jo Nattawut (163)
Tim Amorim (141) vs. Pedro
Ibrahim (138) vs.
The three rounds were over and Lauzon was the winner. It’s a sentence that shouldn’t come as a surprise to mixed martial arts fans, but the victor in this fight wasn’t UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon ; it was his son Joey, who came out of the womb swinging and into the beginning of three rounds of chemotherapy within a week of his birth. If you want to call your child being diagnosed with neuroblastoma the worst news any parent can hear, that doesn’t cover it. Not by a long shot. But that was what faced Lauzon and his fiancé Katie Silva after Joey was born on January 12th of this year. The birth of the couple’s first child wasn’t easy, with Joey not even breathing as he came into the world. Luckily, a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) team was on hand at Weymouth, Massachusetts’ South Shore Hospital, and soon Joey began breathing. “It was super shallow,” said Lauzon. “He had an Apgar score of 1 or 2, which normally a healthy baby has a score of 8 or 9.” The Apgar score assesses the immediate health of a child after birth. A score below 3 is considered critically low.
UFC middleweight Kevin Casey issues apology after failing his post-fight drug test
Kevin Casey (8-3, 1 NC) had to earn his way back to the UFC by getting some wins outside of the promotion. After a 3-0 stint culminating in a RFA middleweight title, Casey returned to the Octagon and wiped out Bubba Bush in just a tick over a minute. A great way to make the most out of a 2nd chance, but sadly the story took a turn for the worse, as Casey tested positive for the banned steroid drostanolone. With his impressive KO win taken away (now a no contest). Casey has owned up to his failed test, and has since apologized on Twitter:
Tom Watson's UFC Fight Night 47 prep: Tea parties and dressing gowns
Of course I have to Wrestle, Kickbox and Grapple but ‘typical’ as an adjective refers to something ‘normal’ or ‘to be expected’. I believe this is how I trained for much of my career. Unfortunately mixed martial arts is not typical and is on the contrary, completely unpredictable. Now I try to train with this is mind. I do not plan my schedule and I try to incorporate as many different workouts as I can. I have started cycling a lot. Sprint and track work, Zumba and even a power plate class. I tried to get involved in Camel wrestling in Egypt in December. Its a remarkable thing watching two camels go at it. It really picks up a pace. True story.
Brazilian Marlon Moraes will put his WSOF bantamweight title on the line for the time in September against an unbeaten foe..
Moraes (13-4-1) is set to take on Josh Hill (10-0) in the main event of WSOF 13. That word comes from a report from Yahoo! Sports‘ Kevin Iole, citing WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdlaziz..
WSOF 13 will take place Sept. 13, though a location and venue has yet to be announced. The main card will air on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie..
Moraes won the WSOF 135-pound title in March with a dominant unanimous decision win over Josh Rettinghouse at WSOF 9. That victory kept him unbeaten for the promotion and gave him seven straight wins..
Moraes burst onto the scene at WSOF 1 nearly two years ago when he upset former WEC champion Miguel Torres by split decision. He then knocked out Tyson Nam with a head kick at WSOF 2. Wins over Brandon Hempleman and Carson Beebe earned him the inaugural title fight against Rettinghouse, and he didn’t disappoint..
Canada’s Hill will be looking to stay unbeaten. He returned to action in June after nearly two years on the sidelines and scored a first-round knockout of Mike Adams at WSOF Canada’s second event.
Magnus Cedenblad-Scott Askham Middleweight Tilt Added to UFC Fight Night Sweden
Magnus Cedenblad fights on home soil in October. | Dave
Night Sweden has added a middleweight contest pitting Magnus
Cedenbland against Scott
UFC officials announced the bout on Thursday. UFC Fight Night
Sweden takes place in Stockholm on Oct. 4 and includes a
welterweight matchup pitting Amir
Sadollah against Nicholas
Musoke as well as a light heavyweight clash between Ilir Latifi
With a 2-1 mark in the UFC, Cedenbland will look to improve his
record against the debuting Askham. “Jycken” dropped his Octagon
debut to Francis
Carmont by submission before winning his last two, tapping out
Hamman at UFC 164 and Krzysztof
Jotko at UFC Fight Night “Munoz vs. Mousasi.”
Askham has posted a 12-0 mark as a professional while competing for
the likes of the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship and British
Association of Mixed Martial Arts organizations. The Ludus Magnus
product’s last outing came in June, when he earned a technical
knockout victory over Max Nunes in
the main event of a BAMMA Fight Night card.
Video: Jon Jones suffers cut over eye in training, stitches required
Jon Jones needs to up his head game ahead of UFC 178 , at least when it comes to protection. The fighter recently suffered a bad cut over his eye during training, one that required a trip to the doctor for stitches. Report is that the stitches will be out within a few days and he'll be back to training with in a week, but it's exactly the kind of scare fans don't need leading into a just recently announced matchup with Daniel Cormier on September 27. Jones released a statement and a couple of videos of his doctor's visit, over Instagram.
Glover Teixeira lined up for fall return against Phil Davis
For Phil Davis, the conversation is about more than winning. His UFC record is a stellar 8-2 (1 NC) and he's never lost back to back fights in his career. His only losses come to top competition in Rashad Evans and Anthony Johnson . But, the way he has won and lost in the UFC has become increasingly more predictable, increasingly less fun, and with it, the criticism has mounted. Davis should be primed to "turn the corner" as a talent. Six years in as a pro, he should be entering his peak years, but a bad beating at the hands of Anthony Johnson, last time out, have many fans (and his boss) wondering whether or not that will ever happen. At 29, he's still a fairly young fighter in a very thin (and old) division, but if he doesn't show more in this fight than he did in his last few he may find himself under heavy fire from the UFC brass.
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie superfight set for ADCC 2015
Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie , who fought at the UFC 112 card in Abu Dhabi in 2010, will battle in a superfight at ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship’s next edition, scheduled for September 2015 in Manaus, Brazil.
The Savage Truth: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
The Association of Boxing Commissions this week held its annual
conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. As I told you a couple weeks
ago, it was presented with a proposal from California State
Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster
that would have allocated 20 percent of the ABC’s yearly revenue --
a stream he projected to be around $12,000 -- to smaller
commissions to help with drug testing they would otherwise not be
able to afford.
The proposal was effectively killed when the voting members tabled
the discussion until next year’s conference. There was very little
support in the room at the lightly attended conference.
ABC Treasurer Buddy Embanato from Louisiana made it clear he was
not in favor of the proposal. He stated that 20 percent of ABC
revenue per year would come to a little more than $2000 per annum,
much less than Foster estimated, and that it would do very little
to stem the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Embanato also told Sherdog.com that his state does not even require
any drug testing for combat sports, but if promoters want to have
it done, they are free to request the commission do it, provided
they foot the bill.
MetroPCS Move of the Week - Ovince Saint Preux vs Nikita Krylov
Ovince Saint Preux takes advantage of Nikita Krylov mistake and secures a first round submission victory, in this MetroPCS Move of the Week.
- At the 4:14 mark, Schultz finally pulls out of the headlock that Goodridge held him in from the moment they hit the canvas. Wisely, Goodridge locks Schultz down, while Schultz fires some short punches into Gary’s ribs, ditching the no-closed-fist rule. In the modern era, this stalemate would eventually provoke a standup from the ref. But Big John lets them fight through it.
Although Elvis Mutapcic has lost just one fight since 2011, what transpired in his defeat to Jesse Taylor at World Series of Fighting 7, has prompted the middleweight to make some changes.
Heading into his December 7th fight with Taylor, not only had Mutapcic won five straight fights, he had forced himself onto a lot of people’s radars by winning the Maximum Fighting Championship title.
When Mutapcic squared off with Taylor, however, the 28 year-old was overwhelmed by the latter’s noted wrestling game. As a result, Mutapcic was handed a unanimous decision loss, and his bid to face David Branch for the WSOF belt ended.
“I made a few mistakes leading up to that fight. I changed my style. I made mistakes leading up to the fight and in my training camp,” Mutapcic relayed in a recent media call to promote the August 9th, WSOF 12 card, which will see him take on Kelvin Tiller. “I didn’t have the sense of urgency and I didn’t think he’d be able to control me the way he did. I learned the lesson the hard way.”
“I’ve improved my wrestling quite a bit and this is the first camp where I’ve been able to train full-time without working a full-time job,” furthered Mutapcic (13-3), who had scored wins over the likes of Sam Alvey, Joseph Henle and Cezar Ferreira before facing Taylor.
Kevin Casey apologizes for failed drug test at UFC 175
Word of Casey’s positive test came with a second failure stemming from the UFC’s International Fight Week. Robert Drysdale, who submitted Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, was flagged for a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 12-to-1, which is double the limit allowed by the NSAC. He has also been temporarily suspended pending an appeal.
Video: Jon Jones Sports Bad Cut Over Left Eye, Gets Stitched up
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has
a date with Daniel
Cormier at UFC
178 on Sept. 27.
Preparations for arguably the stiffest test of "Bones" career are
underway, but there has been a slight setback.
This went on for months until I explained the situation to my father. After helping me practice my jab-cross, my father gave me some advice along the lines of mayor Cameron Hamilton. He told me that I needed to tell Benny during lunchtime to come outside with me to “show him something.” Once outside, I was to say “put up your hands” and proceed to kick his ass. So naturally, despite being scared out of my wits, I followed the game plan to the tee and eventually won the fight. I even bought him some ice cream after to soften the blow to his ego. It worked all too well, until Benny’s mother took him to the police station and had his bulbous body photographed with all those bruises and then sued my parents. I, not Benny the Bulbous Bully, got expelled from school. And believe it or not, they walked away 10k richer. You certainly can’t hustle a hustler.