Saturday, September 29, 2007

UFC 76 PAID - OUTS

Nakamura who cleared more than Jardine!Then busted on a drug test ? WTF?


Keith Jardine $14,000 def. Chuck Liddell $500,000

Forrest Griffin $44,000 def. Shogun Rua $150,000

Jon Fitch $44,000 def. Diego Sanchez $22,000

Lyoto Machida $50,000 def. Kazuhiro Nakamura $20,000

Tyson Griffin $24,000 def. Thiago Tavares $9,000

Rich Clementi $24,000 def. Anthony Johnson $5,000

Jeremy Stephens $6,000 def. Diego Saraiva $3,000

Christian Wellisch $14,000 def. Scott Junk $4,000

Matt Wiman $16,000 def. Michihiro Omigawa $5,000

Total fighter Payroll = $954,000

Friday, September 28, 2007

CHUCK'S DOWN , BUT NOT OUT ....



Despite what former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell told UFC President Dana White after his loss to Keith Jardine at UFC 76, Liddell’s trainer, John Hackleman, says his fighter will not be retiring anytime soon.
Hackleman made the comments during a radio interview with Steve “Mr. Sunshine,” who does a radio show in Las Vegas on FoxSportsRadio1460. The audio of the 15-minute interview is available at mrsunshinevegas.wordpress.com.
After a split-decision loss to Jardine in UFC 76’s main event, White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports that fighters need a certain hunger to be an elite fighter and “I just didn't see a Chuck Liddell who was as hungry as he used to be.” White also said he felt a retirement was pending.
Nonsensness, said Hackleman.
He specifically mentioned Wanderlei Silva and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as possible opponents for Liddell at UFC 79 in December. Additionally, Hackleman stated that Liddell would be back to training on Monday.
Liddell, who had held the UFC's light heavyweight title since April 2005, suffered a first-round technical knockout to Quinton Jackson at May’s UFC 71 event. With his loss to Jardine, he has back-to-back defeats for the first time in his career.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

OH MIKEY !!!!


MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pleaded guilty Monday to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence stemming from a traffic stop last year as he was leaving a nightclub.
Tyson quietly acknowledged to a judge that he had cocaine and was impaired when he was stopped for driving erratically in Scottsdale on Dec. 29.
He pleaded guilty to a single felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor DUI count and faces up to four years and three months in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 19. A felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a second misdemeanor DUI charge were dropped, according to the terms of a plea agreement.
Defense lawyer David Chesnoff said Tyson has been clean and sober for eight months.
"It's obvious this was a crime he was committing against himself," Chesnoff said.
Police stopped Tyson after the boxer had spent the evening at Scottsdale's Pussycat Lounge. An officer said he saw Tyson wiping a white substance off the dashboard of his black BMW, and that his speech was slurred. Authorities said they found bags of cocaine in Tyson's pocket and in his car.
Tyson told officers later that he used cocaine "whenever I can get my hands on it," and that he preferred to smoke it in Marlboro cigarettes with the tobacco pulled out, according to court documents. He also told police that he used marijuana that day and was taking the antidepressant Zoloft, the documents state.

Since his arrest, Tyson checked himself into an in-patient treatment program for what his lawyer called "various addictions." Defense lawyer David Chesnoff had said previously that he had try to keep the boxer out of prison.
In 1986, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history when, at 20, he knocked out Trevor Berbick. He lost his title four years later when he was knocked out by James "Buster" Douglas. By 1997, Tyson's career hit a low point when he bit Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight.
Tyson, 41, recently had been trying to revive his career with a series of boxing exhibitions.
County Attorney Andrew Thomas said earlier this year that Tyson should be put behind bars if convicted, noting that Tyson was convicted of rape in Indiana in 1992 and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault charges in Maryland in 1999. "He has run out of second chances," Thomas said.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'M BACK WITH MORE UFC/MMA news and commets !!!

Sorry I've been away ,I got all caught up in Myspace ...but there are still huncreds of people coming here every week so NOW I will try to keep this up to date , thanks to all the people who have hung in there since my last post about UFC 72

Lets start with UFC 76 results ...
FULL RESULTS
Keith Jardine def. Chuck Liddell via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Forrest Griffin def. Mauricio Shogunâ Rua via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 3, 4:45

Jon Fitch def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Lyoto Machida def. Kazuhiro Nakamura via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Tyson Griffin def. Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Rich Clementi def. Anthony Johnson via submission (guillotine choke)Round 2, 3:05

Jeremy Stephens def. Diego Saraiva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Christian Wellisch def. Scott Junk via submission (heel hook) Round 1, 3:19

Matt Wiman def. Michihiro Omigawa (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


And now ....what was the paid outs??

UFC 76 salary figures from the California State Athletic Commission.

UFC 76 took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 22, and featured Keith Jardine’s upset split-decision victory over Chuck Liddell. Jardine earned $14,000 for the victory, and Liddell earned $500,000 in defeat.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who earned $150,000 — $106,000 more than Forrest Griffin, who submitted him in the third round.
Lyoto Machida earned $50,000 for a victory over Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000).

The total payroll for the event was $954,000 (though 68 percent of it went to Liddell and Rua).
The full amounts included:
Keith Jardine ($14,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000)
Forrest Griffin ($44,000) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($150,000)
Jon Fitch ($44,000) def. Diego Sanchez ($22,000)
Lyoto Machida ($50,000) def. Kazuhiro Nakamura ($20,000)
Tyson Griffin ($24,000) def. Thiago Tavares ($9,000)
Rich Clementi ($24,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($5,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($6,000) def. Diego Saraiva ($3,000)
Christian Wellisch ($14,000) def. Scott Junk ($4,000)
Matt Wiman ($16,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa ($5,000)

Now, the usual disclaimer: the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighters income. They also don’t include any bonuses the UFC sometimes pays for Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night which pays $40,000 each — and other assorted pay-per-view and performance-based bonuses.

In other words, these are simply base salaries reported to the CSAC and do not represent the total amounts earned by each fighter.


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