Juanito Ibarra, Quinton Jacksonâ€™s head trainer and manager, claimed earlier this week that he would be filing a formal protest regarding the scoring of Jackson’s UFC 86 unanimous decision loss to new champion Forrest Griffin. It seems now, however, that Ibarraâ€™s beef is rather pointless:
â€œKeith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, said [...]
In an effort to ensure that the UFC remains the only MMA game in town, the promotion has opted to counter yet another rival broadcast.
This time the victim is EliteXC-CBS Saturday Night Fights 2, which will air Saturday, July 26th on Showtime at 8pm and CBS at 9pm. Thanks to Dana White and Co. you [...]
In what might be considered an homage to Mel Gibsonâ€™s infamous drunken tirades, Phil Baroni has reportedly taken to anti-semitic slurs himself, according to a Yahoo! Sports article which, among other things, brought Baroniâ€™s mental state into question:
â€œBaroni is a bit of a whack job and we heard from an ESPNRadio1100 host who was seated [...]
Fedor Emelianenko’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein, has announced that the top-ranked heavyweight plans on fighting two more times in 2008. The first bout will be at an October Affliction-promoted event and the second will come in December at a New Year’s Eve event in Japan.
UFC veteran Joe Jordan will take on Ryan Ford in the main [...]
â€œRuthless” Robbie Lawler of St. Louis will defend the EliteXC middleweight title against Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith of Sacramento in the main event on the second primetime broadcast of CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on Saturday, July 26, (9 p.m.-11 p.m. ET/PT).
In a second world title fight, Jake Shields of San Francisco and Nick [...]
It turns out that, contrary to popular belief, Anderson â€œThe Spiderâ€ Silva has absolutely no desire to hang around the 205 pound weight class, and will likely be one and done with the light heavyweight division after his Ultimate Fight Night 14 bout with James Irvin on July 19th.
From Tatame (translated by Fightline.com):
â€œI don’t have [...]
“Everybody’s saying that my power looks and good and actually my kicks look faster and harder now. I was 212 (pounds) today at the end of practice … I think it’s working to an advantage. It’s making me hungry and meaner.
Talent-wise, man, the who’s who of 205 in the world is in the UFC right [...]
A bout between UFC veteran Ken Shamrock and Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins is in the works for a future Xtreme Fighting Association event, according to MMATraining.com.
“I Just signed a 3 fight deal with XFA, which is a K-1 kickboxing promotion in Las Vegas,” Tompkins told MMA Training. “Iâ€™ll be doing my first fight September [...]
UFC and PRIDE veteran Frank Trigg (16-6) has signed a three-fight, non-exclusive contract with Japanese MMA promotion World Victory Road, according to MMAJunkie.com.
No opponent has yet been determined for his debut fight, which will take place on August 24th at Sengoku 4.
According to the report WVR is planning a middleweight tournament for 2009 which Trigg [...]
MMAFrenzy.com (www.mmafrenzy.com) has confirmed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission that eight UFC 86 fighters were tested for performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse.
The 9-bout pay-per-view event took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 5th.
The tested fighters were Forrest Griffin, Quinton Jackson, Melvin Guillard, Justin Buchholz, [...]