Monday, April 28, 2008

I'M STILL HAPPY FOR JAMES IRVIN!

KIMBO SAYS TAPPING OUT IS FOR BITCHES


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THEN THERE'S THIS .....

So you thought the war of words between Chuck Liddell and Kimbo Slice was over. You just assumed that after Liddell called Kimbo overrated, and then Kimbo replied that he had “nothing but these” (indicating his fists) for Liddell, that would be the end of it, didn’t you?

Well obviously, you haven’t been paying attention to the way things work in the world of MMA. The first rule of a nascent fighter feud? Never let someone else have the last word.

“The Iceman” knows how to play the game. That’s why he went on the unfortunately named “Rear Naked Radio” this weekend to clarify his earlier comments about Kimbo. And by clarify, we mean add fuel to the fire. From MMA Junkie:

“Before he talks about fighting me, he might want to think about beating somebody that has a winning record,” Liddell said. “He’s an internet sensation who beat up guys at Taco Bell. Come on. How hard is that to do?”

Oh. No. He. Didn’t.

Chuck Liddell obviously hasn’t been to a Taco Bell in Queens, because there are some pretty rough customers hanging around and waiting for their pregnant girlfriends to get off work. If you even suggest that she forgot your Baja Chalupa, she bursts into tears and then it’s out come the switchblades. You fight your way out of that one, you deserve some bragging rights.

But Liddell wasn’t done. He had some in-depth analysis of Kimbo’s recent opposition, most notably Bo Cantrell:

“That first fight they had on HDNet, he fought a guy that had been knocked out two times before in less than 30 seconds, and he tapped on his way down in [that] one. That was three fights that he lost in less than 30 seconds. How many guys do you know who’s done that?”

Truly, that is an impressive feat by Mr. Cantrell. Kimbo’s next opponent, James Thompson, is also coming off back-to-back first-round KO losses. At least his total ring time for those fights is a more respectable 2:34. Maybe a win over him will be enough to impress Liddell. Don’t count on it, though.

Ball’s in your court, Kimbo.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

AFFLICTION MMA - BANNED ...LOL


Affiction’s first MMA event on July 19 has been named “Banned” as a stab back at the UFC for banning its fighters from wearing Affliction-sponsored clothing at UFC events. The announcement was made on last Friday night’s edition of HDNet’s “Inside MMA.”

Details have been slowly emerging about the event in the past month or so. As previously reported, Fedor Emelianenko, widely regarded as the world’s top heavyweight mixed martial artist, will square off in his first meaningful fight in two and half years against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia. Matt Lindland, a top ten middleweight, has also announced his participation on the card, although it is still unknown who his opponent will be. Other rumored participants include Josh Barnett, Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral, Andre Arlovski, Ben Rothwell, Aleksander Emelianenko and Pedro Rizzo.

The big buzz surrounding this card has been the amount of money required to put it on. Fedor Emelianenko’s $2-million-per-fight asking price is rumored to have been met. His opponent, Tim Sylvia, is rumored to be pulling in $800,000, which is eight times the disclosed amount he received in his last performance at UFC 81, and higher than any guaranteed contract amount a UFC fighter has ever received. MMAPayout.com is hearing the total cost of the show could be $5-6 million.

That’s a large amount of cash that event organizers will likely not make back. One has to wonder what, if any, the long-term plans of the promotion are. There has been speculation that Affliction is merely using this as a way to promote their clothing line, much in the same way Bodog used BodogFight to attract people to their gambling business. That didn’t quite work out for them. BodogFight is all but done.

It will certainly be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Affliction: Banned is expected to take place at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on July 19. It is still unknown whether the event will air on PPV or HDNet.

NEW POUND FOR POUND LIST OUT ...


1. Anderson Silva (21-4-0) middleweight
2. Quinton Jackson (29-6-0) light heavyweight
3. Georges St. Pierre (16-2-0) welterweight
4. Fedor Emelianenko (27-1-0, 1 NC) heavyweight
5. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (31-4-1, 1 NC) heavyweight
6. Urijah Faber (20-1-0) featherweight
7. Takanori Gomi (28-3, 1 NC) lightweight
8. Norifumi Yamamoto (17-1, 1 NC) featherweight
9. B.J. Penn (12-4-1) welterweight/middleweight
10. Miguel Torres (32-1-0) bantamweight?

ESPN/Sherdog

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT MATT HUGHES WAS DONE .....

The following is from Matt Hughes home page, www.matt-hughes.com:

June 7th, in England, I fight Thiago Alves. The fight is confirmed, it will be the main event for the card. Dana just called me with the news. Chuck got hurt and couldn’t fight, so he needed a replacement and called me and I said yes. More news as I get it. No matter what happens in this fight, I’ve got Serra next. -matt

AND....
"The UFC has announced that the June 7th UFC 86 card from London, England will now be a free TV event with Chuck Liddell pulling out from the card. The new main event sees Light Heavyweights Rashad Evans and James Irvin collide. This is the smartest move possible by the company as this show would have been lost on PPV being sandwiched between the May 24th card and the July 5th event with Quinton Jackson Vs Forrest Griffin. Do you realize this means there will be 4 UFC shows in a span of 6-weeks with UFC 84, 85, 86 and a TUF 7 finale?"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FRANKLIN ARMBAR ESCAPE MIGHT HAVE BEEN LEARNED FROM PAT MILETICH




PAT MILETICH ARMBAR ESCAPE LESSON

CHUCK LIDDELL INJURED; FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM UFC 85

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization announced today that Chuck Liddell has been forced to withdraw from the UFC 85 event. Liddell tore his hamstring last week while training for his June 7 bout with undefeated light heavyweight Rashad Evans.

“Unfortunately, Chuck Liddell tore his right hamstring during training last week, and being the warrior that he is, he still wanted to fight, which is the reason why everyone in the world loves him,” said Dana White, UFC President. “But I wouldn’t let anyone fight with his leg looking that way. Let him heal and come back and fight when he is 100 percent.”

White continued, “We’re adding fights to the card and rearranging it so the UK fans won’t have to worry, we’ll still be bringing an amazing card to London and the O2 Arena. The UFC always delivers.”


AND .....

Despite competing this past weekend in a three-round war against Sam Stout, lightweight contender Rich Clementi has agreed to step in for an injured Rob Emerson and take on Terry Etim at UFC 84: Ill Will on May 24th.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced the change this afternoon on their website.

Clementi used superior striking skills to win a hard-fought split decision over Shawn Tompkins-trained Sam Stout at UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre II this past Saturday. The win was Clementi’s fifth in a row and third consecutive victory inside the UFC.

Etim was originally slated to face Iowa native Jeremy Stephens at the event but Stephens was moved to a different event later this summer due to a minor legal situation concerning the Miletich Fighting Systems product. Etim is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau last September.

The kind and extent of Emerson’s injury is currently unknown.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE SAMPLES...LISTEN UP !


LISTEN TO SONG SAMPLES HERE ....CLICKETY CLICK....

The tracklisting for the album is as follows: 'Nine Lives', 'C'mon C'mon', 'Go', 'Love', 'Cruise Control', 'Bad Actress', 'Hallucinate', 'Tomorrow', 'Come Undone', 'Only The Good Die Young' and 'Gotta Let It Go'.

Dates for the third leg of Def Leppard's 2008 World Tour have been announced. This leg, taking the band back to North America and partially making up for some of the postponed dates of this past week, consists of the following 16 dates:

July
30 - Hidalgo, TX - Dodge Arena

August
1 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
2 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Center
3 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
6 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum *
7 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
9 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi *
10 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place *
13 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre *
15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena *
16 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair
17 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
20 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Memorial Coliseum
21 - Youngstown, OH - Chevrolet Centre
23 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *
24 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair

For those who have tickets for the postponed dates that were supposed to take place this past week in Canada, Grand Rapids and Detroit (marked with * above), refer to your point of purchase (Ticketmaster, eTix, Admission, Capital Tickets, etc.) for a refund or information about the validity of your tickets for the new dates.

SATURDAYS UFC RESULTS

QUICK RESULTS:

Georges St. Pierre def. Matt Serra by TKO at 4:45, R2
Rich Franklin def. Travis Lutter by TKO at 3:01, R2
Nate Quarry def. Kalib Starnes by unanimous decision at 5:00, R3
Michael Bisping def. Charles McCarthy by TKO at 5:00, R1
Mac Danzig def. Mark Bocek by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:48, R3
Jason MacDonald def. Joe Doerksen by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :56, R2
Jason Day def. Alan Belcher by TKO (punches) at 3:58, R1
Demian Maia def. Ed Herman by submission (triangle choke) at 2:27, R2
Rich Clementi def. Sam Stout by split decision (29-27, 29-28, 28-29) R3
Cain Velasquez def. Brad Morris by TKO (punches) at 2:10, R1
Jonathan Goulet def. Kuniyoshi Hironaka by TKO (punches) at 2:07, R1

Saturday, April 19, 2008

VIDEO OF DEF LEPPARDS NEW ALBUM RELEASE...

TIM VS FEDOR OFFICIAL NOW !!!


Fedor Emelianenko announced on Friday via his personal website that he has officially signed to fight Tim Sylvia on July 19 in the United States. MMAWeekly.com has since confirmed the fight with independent sources close to the fight.

The announcement did not mention a specific show, but previous sources have indicated that it will be a promotion headed by clothing giant, Affliction.

The news on his website also stated that Fedor has signed on for two more fights to take place later this year in October and December, although no particular opponent or organization was named for either fight.

The fight in December is set to take place in Japan on one of the New Year’s Eve shows as Fedor plans on celebrating his sixth year in a row overseas.

This will be Fedor’s first fight since submitting Hong Man Choi at the Yarennoka event in Japan on New Year’s Even 2007, while Sylvia will face his first challenge since exiting the Ultimate Fighting Championship after being their champion on two separate occasions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ROBBIE LAWLER,KIMBO SLICE,GINA CARANO ALL SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE!


Street Fighting Legend-Turned-EliteXC Heavyweight Sensation Kimbo Slice Will Square Off Against Hard-Hitting British MMA Standout James 'Colossus' Thompson in the Main Event of a Five-Fight Broadcast

LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBS and EliteXC today announced the lineup for the first "CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS," to be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Saturday, May 31 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"In terms of recognition and perception, I believe May 31 is the biggest and single most important MMA fight card ever. It will forever change the landscape of the sport and how it is perceived," said Gary Shaw, EliteXC Live Events President.
The following five primetime matchups are confirmed for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on May 31.
* Kimbo Slice vs. James "Colossus" Thompson (Heavyweights)

* "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC

Middleweight title)

* Gina "Conviction" Carano vs. Kaitlin Young (140 lb. weight class)

* Phil Baroni vs. Murilo "Ninja" Rua (Middleweights)

* Brett "The Grim" Rogers vs. Jon Murphy (Heavyweights)


KIMBO SLICE vs. JAMES "COLOSSUS" THOMPSON

Heavyweight sensation Kimbo Slice will headline the first-ever CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. From the street to EliteXC, Slice's unorthodox ascension through the world of mixed martial arts started with posting his local fights on "YouTube," a move that quickly garnered millions of downloads and made him an instant legend among fans of the sport. Kimbo, aka Kevin Ferguson, who resides in Perrine, Fla., near Miami, will be matched against James "Colossus" Thompson, a British MMA standout whose pre-fighting resume includes work as a "debt collector." Thompson is aptly nicknamed, standing at six-foot-five and weighing more than 250 pounds. He will be the first MMA fighter to possess a height advantage over the six-foot-two-inch Kimbo. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.
"RUTHLESS" ROBBIE LAWLER vs. SCOTT "HANDS OF STEEL" SMITH
Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler of St. Louis by way of Davenport, Iowa will put his title on the line against Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith in the evening's middleweight championship fight. Lawler trains under the legendary Pat Miletich, while Smith trains in Reno, Nev. Both fighters are widely considered two of the most prolific knockout artists in the business. This championship bout is slated for five five-minute rounds.
GINA "CONVICTION" CARANO vs. KAITLIN YOUNG
In a female bout, Gina "Conviction" Carano will square off against Circle Pines, Minn. native Kaitlin Young. Carano, an undefeated Muay Thai specialist, lives and trains in Las Vegas, Nev., and is considered one of the most popular female fighters in the world of mixed martial arts. Carano recently appeared on the series "American Gladiators" where she put her skills to the test as the gladiator "Crush." Young, a well-conditioned athlete who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, started Olympic-style taekwondo when she was 14. Her aggressive style and Muay Thai background should provide one of the most interesting matchups of the evening. This bout is scheduled for three three-minute rounds.
PHIL BARONI vs. MURILO "NINJA" RUA
Outspoken, hard-hitting, MMA bad boy, Phil Baroni, will take on former EliteXC middleweight champ Murilo "Ninja" Rua, a specialist in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Baroni, a fighter known for always putting on a good show, hails from Long Island, N.Y., and is currently training in Las Vegas, Nev. and San Jose, Calif. The talented Rua is currently training in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.
BRETT "THE GRIM" ROGERS vs. JON MURPHY
Brett "The Grim" Rogers brings an impressive undefeated record to the fight against fellow heavyweight contender Jon Murphy. The explosive, hard- hitting Rogers, who hails from Minneapolis, Minn., is six-foot-five and weighs over 260 pounds. Murphy, a former middle linebacker at Syracuse University who lives in Minersville, Penn, is six-foot-four and weighs over 240 pounds. This bout is scheduled for three five-minute rounds.
The intense nature of the contests and the theatrical elements of its live events have made mixed martial arts one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the U.S. Over the last several years, the genre has seen tremendous growth in popularity, especially among the coveted 18-34 demographic.
Mixed martial arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing. World-class athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring-both caged and traditional-and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent. The wide variety of styles and techniques make every event an unpredictable spectacle.
CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports. The executive producer is David Dinkins, Jr. with Bob Dunphy directing.
For additional information and fighter profiles, visit http://www.proelite.com/.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

YAMMA RESULTS


YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarterfinal Bout: Sherman Pendergarst (10-8) vs. Alexey Oleinik (6-3)
-THE RESULT: Alexey Oleinik via RD1 (4:18) Submission

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarterfinal Bout: Chris Tuscherer (11-0) vs. Tony Sylvester (10-1)
-THE RESULT: Chris Tuscherer via Unanimous Decision

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarterfinal Bout: Travis Wiuff (47-11) vs. Marcelo "Pato" Pereira (5-0)
-THE RESULT: Travis Wiuff via Unanimous decision

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarterfinal Bout: Ricco Rodriguez (27-8) vs. George Bush (5-0)
-THE RESULT: Ricco Rodriguez via Unanimous decision

Master's Super Fight Bout: Oleg Taktarov (13-5-2) vs. Mark Kerr (14-6)
-THE RESULT: Oleg Taktarov via RD1 (1:50) Submission

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Semifinal Bout: Alexey Oleinik (7-3) vs. Chris Tuscherer (12-0)
-THE RESULT: Chris Tuscherer via Unanimous decision

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament Semifinal Bout: Travis Wiuff (48-11) vs. Ricco Rodriguez (28-8)
-THE RESULT: Travis Wiuff via Unanimous decision

Master's Super Fight Bout: Eric "Butterbean" Esch (10-5-1) vs. Patrick Smith (14-13)
-THE RESULT: Patrick Smith via RD1 (3:17) Verbal TKO

YAMMA Heavyweight Title Tournament FINAL Bout: Chris Tuscherer (12-0) vs. Travis Wiuff (49-11)
-THE RESULT: THE FIRST EVER YAMMA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION is Travis Wiuff via Unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27,30-27)


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

YAHOO , WHAT WERE YOU THINKING , AS GOOD AS GMAIL ? HA !! WE KNOW NOT !!!


Yahoo! Mail has been one of the most popular free web-based email services ever since its humble beginnings. Not too long ago, Yahoo! started to feel the pressure from the brazen upstart Gmail, which offers a gradually increasing mailbox limit. Not to be outdone, Yahoo! introduced an unlimited mailbox size, promising that users would "never need to delete a message again."

As many of us expected, there is a limit, and it has been found. The Wall Street Journal has found a bug in the system that renders a account inoperable if it has too many messages in one folder. According to their findings, 55,000 or so is the maximum that the system can handle. Yahoo! is working on fixing the issue (of course), but be sure to point and laugh in the mean time.

THIS IS YAMMA!!!

Go to the website

TIM SYLVIA IS FIGHTING FEDOR !!!!!


Sherdog has confirmed, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia on July 16, broadcast on HDNet. The rumored venue is HDNet Fights own American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

Affliction the clothing company might also have its hand in the promotion of this fight.

Emelianenko said via telephone from Russia:

“[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important…I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight.”

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

DEF LEPPARD: New Audio Interview With JOE ELLIOTT APRIL 1 2008 !


A new audio interview with DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott conducted last month by radio station KDKB FM in Phoenix, Arizona is available for download in three parts down below.
DEF LEPPARD's new studio album, "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge", is scheduled for release on April 29 via Bludgeon Riffola/Island/UMe.

The 11-track "Songs From The Sparkle Lounge" is DEF LEPPARD's first album of brand new material since 2002's "X" and begins yet another remarkable new chapter in the band's 30-year recording career. Recorded last year during month-long stints at lead singer Joe Elliott's Dublin studio, the album's title refers to a backstage area called The Sparkle Lounge on DEF LEPPARD's 2006 tour where the band would go to write songs.

PART ONE

PART TWO

PART THREE

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

KID ROCK & TOMMY LEE IN THE UFC , IS THIS A CIRCUS SHOW NOW ????


Tommy Lee and Kid Rock To Settle Their Beef In The Octagon
posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 09:51:46 AM by deathbringer.

In an obvious move to draw viewers to the rising sport, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) owner and president Dana White has announced that Tommy Lee and Kid Rock will settle their beef once and for all in the Octagon in a free televised event on Spike TV. The fight is to take place this Wednesday, April 2 in Broomfield, CO as part of Spike TV's UFC Fight night, which preceeds the kick-off of a new season of the MMA reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.

Kid Rock and Tommy Lee weren't too interested when Las Vegas entertainment maven Jeff Beacher offered them $1 million to settle their feud with a winner-take-all boxing match. They didn't even bite when he upped the pot to $5 million. But Spike TV and the UFC have reportedly offered the rockers 10 million dollars each for the one-off bout. The event is expected to garner massive ratings for Spike TV and introduce even more people to the world of MMA and UFC, and has been promoted to the main event of the evening.

UFC President Dana White commented: "You don't know how happy I am to finally get a public fight between these two on the air. We may not see any martial arts, but I think we will see a good old fashion down and dirty brawl, with both guys having so much pent up anger at each other. The sport has been growing, and is on the verge of an explosion, and this may just be the catalyst it needs."

The "fighters" (we use the term loosely) were given two week's notice for the fight, and the entire UFC organization has remained tight-lipped about the event until now.

Rock and Lee got into fisticuffs during the VMAs in Vegas last September, fighting over their mutual ex, Pamela Anderson.

HOLY COW!! FEDOR WANTS 2 MILLION TO FIGHT!!!! PER FIGHT !!!!


EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw on as a guest. One of the topics broached was the reported availability of former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.

MMAjunkie has the following quote from Shaw available on its website:

“[Fedor] wants $2 million per fight,” Shaw said. “We keep going back and forth, but he has to fight soon. It’s been almost two years.”

So while a lot of people got excited by a report on Nokaut.com last week claiming Fedor had received an offer from EliteXC that would have offered a base pay of between $300,000-$500,000 for his first two fights of a four fight deal, it doesn’t look like Fedor will be signing with the promotion any time soon.

But with a reported asking price of $2 million per fight, I don’t think think he’ll be fighting anywhere anytime soon unless his camp suddenly drop their financial demands.From Sam Caplan Five Ounces of Pain.