Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category

ELITE XC HOLDS SECOND TELEVISED CARD

July 27, 2008

ROBBIE LAWLER (RIGHT)

Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz were among the winners on the second televised Elite XC MMA card Saturday night.

FEDOR/ARLOVSKI HEAD OCTOBER AFFLICTION CARD IN VEGAS

July 24, 2008

FEDOR EMELIANENKO

ANDREI ARLOVSKI

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report that Affliction will hold an October MMA card in Las Vegas.

The Affliction card will feature a heavyweight matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski. It will take place October 11th at the Thomas & Mack.

 

YAHOO! SPORTS TOP 10 MMA RANKINGS

July 22, 2008

ANDERSON SILVA

Yahoo! Sports Rankings

1. Anderson Silva-UFC middleweight champion

2. Georges St. Pierre-UFC welterweight champion

3. B.J. Penn-UFC lightweight champion

4. Fedor Emelianenko-heavyweight  

5. Urijah Faber-WEC featherweight champion

6. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira-UFC interim heavyweight champion

7. Miguel Angel Torres-WEC bantamweight champion

8. Forrest Griffin-UFC light heavyweight champion

9. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson-UFC light heavyweight

10. Randy Couture-heavyweight

(Others receiving votes: Shinya Aoki 9; Dan Henderson 4 ranked No. 10 last month; Kid Yamamoto 4; Lyoto Machida 3; Wanderlei Silva 1; Chuck Liddell 1; Carlos Condit 1)

GEORGES ST. PIERRE

B.J. PENN

RANDY COUTURE: COURT DECISION ON CONTRACT EXPECTED THIS WEEK

BIG NIGHT FOR MMA

July 20, 2008

UFC FIGHTERS ANDERSON SILVA AND JAMES IRVIN

Saturday night marked the first time that MMA organizations UFC and upstart Affliction went head-to-head on the same night. To combat Affliction’s “Banned” card (their biggest to date) UFC put a free card on Spike tv to go up against it.

The Affliction card was held before a sold out crowd in Anaheim. Fedor destroyed former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia with a rear naked choke 36 seconds into the first round of the main event. Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski also looked good with a third round knockout. Other winners included Josh Barnett, Nogueira, Matt Lindland, Paul Buentello, Vitor Belfort, Babalu, and Mike Pyle.

UFC’s event was held at The Palms in Las Vegas. Anderson Silva, the UFC’s middleweight champion, moved up to the 205 pound weight class and destroyed James Irvin with a first round knockout. Other fights on the card included  victories by Kevin Burns and Brandon Vera . Hermes Franca and Jake O’Brien were surprise losers on the UFC card.

UFC 87 will take place in Minneapolis August 6th. It features welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Minnesota native and former wrestling star Brock Lesnar is also on the card. Kenny Florian and Roger Huerta will batlle at 155 pounds as well.

FEDOR: HAD AN EASIER TIME SATURDAY NIGHT

RAMPAGE JACKSON IS OUT OF HIS MIND

July 18, 2008

RAMPAGE JACKSON

TMZ.com has the story that UFC’s Rampage Jackson has been picked up by the police AGAIN.

The website cagepotato.com quotes friends of Jackson’s as saying they were very concerned about the state of the fighter’s mental health. They say he has been depressed and acting strangely.

Jackson was arrested earlier in the week after a hit and run incident and fleeing police. This time, according to MMA Weekly, it was Jackson’s own friends who called police. Jackson was escorted to “mental health professional” for observation after acting strangely on Thursday.

Yahoo! Sports MMA blogger Steve Cofield points out that UFC is under pressure to do something about Jackson.

RAMPAGE JACKSON’S TIRE FOR SALE ON CRAIGSLIST

July 17, 2008

Someone in Costa Mesa, CA is offering “a piece of MMA history” for sale on Craigslist.

The man claims to have the Toyo Tire that blew out during the Rampage Jackson police chase Monday.

RAMPAGE JACKSON MUG SHOT

July 17, 2008

QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON

RAMPAGE JACKSON ARRESTED

July 16, 2008

QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON

UFC fighter Quinton Jackson was arrested today following a police chase and a hit-and-run accident.

According to California authorities, a Costa Mesa police officer observed Jackson driving on a flat tire and talking on his cell phone (which recently became illegal in California.) The officer attempted to pull Jackson over who reportedly ignored him and kept driving with the officer in pursuit. Police suspected Jackson’s vehicle of being involved in a previous hit-and-run accident. While fleeing from the police Jackson hit ANOTHER vehicle.

Jackson was eventually caught and arrested. He was released on $25,000 bail. TMZ.com is all over this story with some CRAZY pictures:

 

 

 

RAMPAGE BUSTED

BLOODY MESS

July 9, 2008

CHRIS LYTLE

With Leather ran this picture of Chris Lytle from UFC 86.

DAILY AMY: SINGER AMY WINEHOUSE STIFF ARMS HER OWN SECURITY GUARD

July 9, 2008