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  • Modern America: Where It’s OK For a Man to Beat a Woman

    09/26/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 35 replies
    Acculturated ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mark Judge
    I recently witnessed a horrible, violent assault. For over two minutes a man beat the hell out of a woman. Finally, after the woman sustained serious injuries, someone put a stop to it. What makes it worse was that the man was not only not arrested, he announced he has every intention of doing it again. This man is free to assault again, because this man is Fallon Fox. Fallon Fox is a transgendered professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Last week, it took Fox, who was born a man yet now lives as a woman, about two minutes to...
  • Houston MMA fighter steps in as would-be thieves attack store clerk

    07/29/2014 7:56:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    News Fix Now ^ | 7-27-14 | News Fix Now
    HOUSTON, TEXAS – A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker return to the store after a run to the bank. The men in an SUV were watching too because they went straight for the man and the bank bag as soon as he got out of his car. “Well, just a reaction, you see someone get beat up, you just go out,” said Dissanayaka. Dissanayaka ran outside before the two robbers even saw him. “The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in...
  • The Devil Wears Obama: Michelle Obama’s Embarrassing Tribute to a Top Democratic Donor

    05/09/2014 7:14:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 9, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has named its collection of used clothes—a sort of consignment shop one must pay to enter and where nothing is for sale—after Anna Wintour. A trustee of the Met since 1999, the editor of Vogue, artistic director of Condé Nast, and inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada has over the years raised some $125 million for the museum. Earlier this week, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Michelle Obama delivered a speech. Never have I read one quite like it. The first lady’s presence at the occasion...
  • UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread

    03/15/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 136 replies
    03/15/2014 | UFC
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread UFC Welterweight Championship (vacant) Johny Hendricks (15-2) vs Robbie Lawler (22-9, 1 NC) Welterweight Carlos Condit (29-7) vs Tyron Woodley (12-2) Lightweight Diego Sanchez (24-6) vs Myles Jury (13-0) Welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1, 1 NC) vs Hector Lombard (33-4-1, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (14-5) vs Nikita Krylov (16-3) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 2) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) vs Rick Story (16-7) Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington (4-4) vs Jessica Andrade (10-3) Featherweight Dennis Bermudez (13-3) vs Jimy Hettes (11-1) Welterweight Sean Spencer (11-2)...
  • How Russian President Vladimir Putin Changed One MMA Fighter's Life

    03/15/2014 12:32:31 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Josh Gross
    Anthony Ruiz's crooked face brought forth a smile and some timely advice from Vladimir Putin. A judo black belt who penned a book and starred in a DVD SaveFrom.net touting the grappling art, Putin is said to be especially enamored with combat sports because of what they reveal about people. In recent years, Putin famously sat ringside in Moscow and Saint Petersburg paying respects to ethnic Russian heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko. Neither of those bouts, however, provided the former KGB officer a chance to see the mettle of a man.
  • Weidman dominates first, then Silva leg break ends fight in TKO (UFC)

    12/28/2013 10:37:56 PM PST · by Impy · 10 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 12-29-13 | Mike Chiappetta
    All of the hype, all of the buildup, and none of the satisfaction of a conclusive finish. In a terribly unfortunate ending to an anticipated rematch, Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick, bringing the UFC 168 main event to a finish at 1:16 of the second round. The official ruling was a TKO win for champion Chris Weidman.
  • Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: America's baby MMA arenas

    11/05/2013 11:14:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2013 | James Nye
    Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: Tiny boys who are trained to attack each other in America's baby MMA arenas It is the heat of battle between two MMA fighters hemmed inside an industrial metal cage. One kicks, punches and strangles his way to brutal victory. His opponent breaks down and cries tears for his mother. But this is not an unusual end to another televised brawl between two fully grown brutes, this is kids's MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, which is rapidly becoming one of the nation's fastest growing sports among children. It is estimated that three...
  • WWE Smackdown Wrestler Embarrasses Himself While Punching Dummy MMA Style

    07/15/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark. On July 10, HLN After Dark Host Vinnie Politan invited a black guest named David Otunga, a WWE Smackdown wrestler, to discuss the George Zimmerman trial. Otunga made a fool out of himself trying to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Martin out of self-defense. Politan told viewers that he and Otunga...
  • Judge tosses Trayvon's MMA texts (messages from teen's phone about fighting, weed, guns)

    07/10/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    In still one more of her prosecution-friendly rulings in the second degree murder trial Florida v. George Zimmerman, Judge Debra Nelson ruled on Wednesday that the jury will not see the many texts and photos on Trayvon Martin’s phones dealing with guns and fighting. The ruling followed a lengthy, televised presentation by phone expert Richard Connor Tuesday night on the contents of Martin’s phone. Although the jury was not present, the media were and have no excuse for not reporting what Connor revealed. As the texts made clear, the Martin family attorneys knew what they were doing when they moved...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Transgender MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Improves to 3-0 Against a Game Allanna Jones (beats up a girl)

    05/25/2013 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/25/13 | David King
    COMMENTARY | Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox improved her professional record to 3-0 on May 24, defeating Allanna Jones via submission during the third round of their CFA 11 encounter. It was the first time Fallon spent more than two minutes inside the cage as Jones proved to be a worthy opponent, giving Fox a serious run for her money at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla . **SNIP** However, Fox -- who was clearly the bigger, stronger competitor -- managed to find her groove in the second round, finally putting Jones on her back. She went right back...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Post-operative transgender female fighter Fallon Fox’s license under review

    03/07/2013 7:27:06 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 03/06/2013 | By Maggie Hendricks
    When Liz Carmouche fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, she became the first openly gay UFC fighter. The sport is breaking new ground again with transgender female fighter Fallon Fox. As a postoperative transgender woman since 2006, Fox has two professional wins under her belt. But her license is now under review in Florida, where she knocked out Ericka Newsome in a Championship Fighting Alliance tournament bout. Fox revealed her original gender to Sports Illustrated on Monday. She said when she applied for a license in Florida, that she already held a license in California
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce sees bright future for women's MMA

    12/04/2012 1:21:14 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 4th, 2012 | Eric Holden
    According to a Dec. 4 report from Cage Potato, Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce sees a bright future for women's MMA. Bryce, a blonde bombshell who has appeared in FIGHT magazine and Playboy, thinks women's MMA is just a couple years away from surpassing the men's game in popularity. "I think we have so much amazing talent out there, but we just need more of it to be able to have tournaments," Bryce said. Bellator typically has at least one women's feature fight on each card. However, the talent pool in some female MMA divisions is perhaps too thin to...
  • Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick dies

    10/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    WNYT - Albany, New York ^ | October 24, 2012 | Anna Didio
    Niskayuna native Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win an Olympic gold medal, has died from cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 55 years old. Blatnick took home the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984.
  • Huma Abedin and The Saudi King’s Manifesto

    08/14/2012 5:05:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 14, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Huma Abedin and The Saudi KingÂ’s ManifestoPosted By Jamie Glazov On August 14, 2012 @ 12:27 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Frontpage InterviewÂ’s guest today is Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood activist who is the author of For God or For Tyranny.FP: Walid Shoebat, welcome back to Frontpage. The interview we did last year, The Dark Muslim Brotherhood World of Huma Abedin, has become extremely relevant and I would like to discuss your new highly disturbing findings with you.Shoebat: Thanks for having me again Jamie.FP: Last Friday, President...
  • Same-sex marriage question will be on Maryland ballot

    06/08/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — Organizers of a petition against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have collected enough valid voter signatures to send the law to a November referendum, state election officials said Thursday. The state Board of Elections announced that local elections boards have verified 70,039 signatures on the petition to force a statewide vote on the law — exceeding the 55,736 signatures that were required to be turned in by June 30. The Maryland Marriage Alliance has led the petition effort against the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly. The group says it submitted more than 122,000 signatures...
  • Maryland foes of same-sex nuptials say petition goal reached

    05/30/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The group leading a petition effort against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law says it has more than twice the number of signatures needed to send the law to referendum one month before the state-mandated deadline. The Maryland Marriage Alliance said Tuesday it has collected more than 113,000 voter signatures seeking a statewide vote on the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly and is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1. Petitioners have until June 30 to collect 55,736 valid voter signatures to force a statewide vote in November. One-third of those signatures — 18,579 —...
  • Dershowitz to Newsmax: Obama Could Be ‘Chamberlain of 21st Century’

    03/07/2012 12:02:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    President Barack Obama is in danger of going down in history as “the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century,” if he fails to stop Iran’s development of the nuclear bomb, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax.TV. “I know Obama, I like Obama, I voted for Obama,” Dershowitz said in the exclusive interview. “I hope he is not remembered in history as the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century, the person who didn‘t see the greatest evil, didn’t recognize the greatest evil of the 20th century, as Chamberlain did not.” Chamberlain was the British Prime minister who signed the 1938...
  • Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | Jan 6, 2012 | staff
    Jacob Volkmann admits he’s trying to make a name for himself as a fighter. The problem is it’s getting him in trouble at his other job. Following a fight last Friday, the 31-year old White Bear Lake man was being interviewed by Joe Rogan. Volkmann told Rogan that President Obama should call him to schedule a “glass-ectomy.” Rogan then asked what a “glass-ectomy” is. “A glass-ectomy is when you cut your bellybutton out and put a piece of glass in there so when you have your head up your butt you can see where you’re going.” Volkmann said. The White...
  • Identity Politics (Why is Cain Velasquez Fighting For Mexico?)

    11/12/2011 4:23:38 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 12, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I normally wouldn’t devote an entire post to mixed martial arts, especially when there are such vital issues to discuss-including the Obama administration’s continued war against the State of Arizona. The sport doesn’t particularly appeal to me as a spectator, and I’m of the opinion that if I wanted to see men who didn’t know how to throw a punch properly, I’d watch boxing. However, I believe that an exception must be made for the much-anticipated UFC fight that will be broadcast on CBS shortly. The reason being that this fight involves a fighter, Cain Velasquez, of Mexican heritage who...
  • [MMA] Fighters in L.A. for BJJ tournament stop a robbery at hotel

    11/06/2011 2:01:08 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Maggie Hendricks
    Two mixed martial artists from Oregon were in Los Angeles for a grappling tournament, but they ended up using their skills to do much more than win a match. They subdued an armed robber who was holding up the clerk at their hotel. Watch the security video in this report from KCAL-TV.
  • WARRIOR's Heart

    08/19/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 2 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 8/19/11 | Tom Allen
    There’s an art to the way one lives one’s life. Perspective, serenity, openness to beauty, the ability to see goodness in things – these qualities are only possible when one is in balance. And right now film director Gavin O’Connor is in balance, though perhaps a precarious one, pulled as he is in so many different directions with the release of his much-anticipated film WARRIOR fast approaching (in theaters September 9). As he painstakingly polishes the various elements of what some are predicting will be a breakout hit, O’Connor is also addressing an aspect every bit as demanding but which...
  • Media Matters' Tax-Exempt Attacks on Fox News Are Illegal, Says Attorney

    06/22/2011 7:57:35 PM PDT · by caseyn · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | June 22, 2011 | The Washington Times
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks - a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News' First Amendment rights.
  • GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News

    06/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | C. Boyden Gray
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks — a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News’ First Amendment rights. MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an...
  • Philly Dad saves New York!

    02/14/2011 3:42:53 PM PST · by bvw · 19 replies
    various news reports | 14 Feb 2011 | bvw
    Joseph Lozito, a soft-spoken Dad from Northeast Philly and fan of MMA, saved New York yesterday by defeating a crazed knife wielding serial killer hand-to-hand close combat.
  • Steven Seagal helped Anderson Silva with KO front kick

    02/06/2011 5:11:51 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 2-7-11 | Maggie Hendricks
    Action film star Steven Seagal accompanied UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the Octagon at UFC 126 on Saturday night before Silva knocked Vitor Belfort out with a highlight reel front kick. Seagal was not just there for star power. According to Silva, he learned the kick from Seagal. "Steven Seagal helped me perfect that kick. That was a kick we were working on before I stepped in," Silva said through a translator at the post-fight press conference. "This was a kick that I trained a lot."
  • Update On MMA Fighter’s Challenge To Meet Obama In Octagon

    01/15/2011 8:22:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-11 | Skookum
    Criticize or challenge Obama and you can lose your job. [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREJacob Volkmann, after being interviewed by a Leftist TV reporter, who inserted his political views, imagine that, has been placed on administrative leave with pay from his job as a high school wrestling coach in Minnesota for making comments about Obama. He made derogatory comments about Obama's lack of intelligence and challenged him to a fight in the octagon. Volkman, says he is now under investigation by White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked for three years as a high school wrestling coach. They...
  • MMA Fighter Challenges Obama To Meet In The Octagon

    01/07/2011 7:17:19 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-07-10 | Skookum
    UFC lightweight Jacob Volkman, after defeating Antonio McKee, said he wanted to fight Barack Obama for his next fight. After calling out Obama to meet him in the ring, he explained why: Actually, Obama, he's not too bright; someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot. I just don't like what Barack is doing. Apparently, criticizing Obama on TV in a sports arena and challenging him to three rounds of Mixed Martial Arts action will earn you a visit from the Secret Service. A few days later, Volkman was coaching a youth wrestling camp, a situation that will automatically...
  • Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network's slant on climate change

    12/17/2010 9:40:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2010 | Paul Farhi
    Fox News Channel's top Washington editor ordered the network's reporters to couple any mention of global climate change with skepticism about the data underlying such a scientific conclusion, according to an e-mail released by a liberal media-watchdog group Wednesday. Media Matters for America said the internal e-mail from Bill Sammon, Fox News's Washington bureau chief, called into question the network's impartiality in reporting on climate change. In an e-mail sent last December to Fox News's journalists in the wake of a global conference on climate change, Sammon asked Fox journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or...
  • Richard Maize: I Started UFC, MMA - Was First To Use Octogon Cage

    11/09/2010 12:06:53 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    PRLog ^ | November 7, 2010 | Richard Maize
    Richard Maize: I Started UFC, MMA - Was First To Use Octogon CageLos Angeles .... November 7, 2010 ----- "This sounds a bit enthusiastic and a bit far reaching," says Richard Maize, a leading real estate mortgage consultant and respected philanthropist. "And I agree with that. I really didn’t start the UFC and the MMA. However, without my idea and that of “Kazja” (Gregg Patchull), these organizations may not have ever begun." "Here is my story: In the early 1990’s, I was taking private martial arts lessons in San Pedro from a man by the name, as we know him,...
  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • UFC 118

    08/28/2010 7:11:31 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 37 replies
    UFC ^ | Aug 28, 2010 | UFC
    Anybody else watching the fight?
  • UFC 117 - Live Thread

    08/07/2010 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 181 replies · 2+ views
    UFC 117 - Live Thread
  • Lesnar Rallies to Submit Carwin at UFC 116

    07/03/2010 11:29:56 PM PDT · by downwdims · 6 replies
    Sherdog.com ^ | 7-4-10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com)
    Brock Lesnar secured his place atop the heavyweight division with a dramatic come-from-behind submission victory against the previously unbeaten Shane Carwin. Lesnar weathered a violent barrage from Carwin in the first round, scored with a takedown in the second and trapped him in an arm-triangle choke that ended the UFC 116 headliner on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Carwin raised the white flag 2:19 into round two. “This isn’t about me tonight,” said Lesnar, who made his first appearance in nearly a year. “This is about my family. This is about my doctors. This is...
  • The champ is here: Lesnar beats Carwin in return at UFC 116

    07/03/2010 10:06:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 7/3/10 | Dave Diebert
    LAS VEGAS — Brock Lesnar is back and better than ever. Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest star —literally and figuratively — returned after nearly one year out of the Octagon to fend off his toughest opponent ever on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 116. Lesnar (5-1) survived an early barrage from interim champion Shane Carwin (12-1) before responding in the second round, using his championship-wrestling pedigree to take Carwin to the mat and eventually sink in a beautiful arm-triangle choke at 2:19 of the second round. The 15,000 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena — standing from...
  • MMA fighter dies after Aiken bout

    06/29/2010 12:18:27 AM PDT · by Route797 · 66 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | 6-28-2010 | Karen Daily
    Officials said they expect an autopsy will confirm preliminary findings that a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who made his professional debut at the "Confrontation at the Convocation" Saturday at the USC Aiken Convocation Center was pronounced dead Monday from blows he received during the weekend bout. Thirty-year-old Michael Kirkham of Gaffney was struck five or six times during the first round. The father of five children received several blows to the head, which caused the referee to stop the bout, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
  • Strikeforce Fedor vs Werdum Results - Fedor Emelianenko Taps Out to Fabricio Werdum

    06/26/2010 9:09:27 PM PDT · by downwdims · 19 replies · 1+ views
    BloodyElbow ^ | 6/26/10 | Kid Nate
    The biggest upset in MMA history happened tonight. Fabricio Werdum trapped Fedor Emelianenko in an arm bar and forced the tap in the first round. The world's #1 heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko put his reputation, but no title belt, on the line against Brazilian jiu jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum. Going into the bout, a great deal of controversy swirled about whether or not Fedor, riding a ten year undefeated streak, remains the undisputed beat heavyweight in the game with the UFC's Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez rising fast. Fedor appeared unphased...
  • UFC 115 (Live Thread)

    06/12/2010 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 61 replies · 786+ views
    UFC 115 live from Vancouver, Canada
  • Evans Bests ‘Rampage’ at UFC 114

    05/30/2010 11:14:20 AM PDT · by downwdims · 14 replies · 434+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 5/30/10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com)
    Rashad Evans got the last word. With a game plan anchored in speed, takedowns and superior work in the clinch, Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision in the UFC 114 main event on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scored it 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27 for Evans, who emerged as the top contender for UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Evans started with a bang, when he sent Jackson reeling backwards with a right hand in the opening exchange. The Niagara Falls, N.Y., native moved immediately to the clinch and began...
  • UFC 113: Revenge: ‘Shogun’ Stops Machida in First Round

    05/09/2010 7:52:28 AM PDT · by downwdims · 31 replies · 506+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 5-9-10 | Brian Knapp
    This time, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua made sure the judges were not involved. Rua knocked out the previously unbeaten Lyoto Machida 3:35 into the first round to capture the light heavyweight championship at UFC 113 “Machida vs. Shogun 2” on Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. At 28, Rua again sits atop the 205-pound heap. For many, it will be remembered as a night when justice was served. Machida took a controversial unanimous decision from Rua at UFC 104 in October. Shogun, who battered the Shotokan karate savant with kicks to the leg and body the first time the two...
  • Cruz Ousts Bowles at WEC 47; Torres Upset

    03/07/2010 9:03:01 AM PST · by downwdims · 4 replies · 48+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 4-6-10 | Greg Savage
    Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dominick Cruz wrested the World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title from Brian Bowles after two dominant rounds in the WEC 47 main event on Saturday at the Nationwide Arena, bringing and anti-climactic end to a rousing 11-fight slate. Bowles could not answer the bell after a second round that saw him repeatedly shake out a right hand that he could not clench. The former champion claimed he broke his hand on the first punch he landed. “I knew it right then,” Bowles said. “That kind of just threw me off. My mind started thinking about...
  • Velasquez Stops Nogueira at UFC 110

    02/21/2010 6:16:19 AM PST · by downwdims · 9 replies · 454+ views
    Sherdog.com ^ | 2/21/10 | Brian Knapp (bknapp@sherdog.com) (Photos by Daniel Herbertson)
    Consider the torch passed. The undefeated Cain Velasquez handed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira a savage beating in the UFC 110 “Nogueira vs. Velasquez” main event on Saturday at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Velasquez brought a decisive end to the one-sided heavyweight match, as he buried the Brazilian legend under a volley of violent strikes 2:20 into the first round. Velasquez never let Nogueira get out of the gate. He landed thudding leg kicks throughout the brief encounter and then went to work upstairs. The American Kickboxing Academy thoroughbred leveled Nogueira with a two-punch combination before finishing him with...
  • Herschel Walker, NFL football player, MMA fighter, overcomes mental health disorder

    02/04/2010 10:29:12 AM PST · by RGirard · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Herschel Walker is back in the news for his recent victory as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. This former NFL football player and Olympic athlete is showing once again that he has what it takes to make it in the world of sports, despite the fact that he has had to overcome a serious mental health disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder. From Herschel's website: "Dissociative identity disorder (DID), which has been known as multiple personality disorder, is the most famous of the dissociative disorders. An individual suffering from DID has more than one distinct identity or personality state ......
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Herschel Walker makes Mixed Martial Arts debut

    01/31/2010 7:46:11 PM PST · by RGirard · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2010 | Réne Girard
    You remember Herschel Walker don't you? 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and running back for the Dallas Cowboys who loved Dallas so much he almost quit playing professional football when Dallas wanted to trade him? You rarely see that kind of devotion to a team any more. Now Herschel has a new sport - Mixed Martial Arts fighting. He made his professional MMA debut Saturday January 30th in Sunrise, Florida. Even though Herschel Walker is known for his incredible athleticism on the football field ... he was not expected to do well because of his age. Herschel Walker turns 48 on...
  • Brock Lesnar's Fight for His Life (Canadian Healthcare Slam)

    01/21/2010 8:16:08 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 22 replies · 7,079+ views
    Sherdog ^ | Jan 20, 2010 | Loretta Hunt
    UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said his road to wellness included multiple misdiagnoses, substandard medical care and a frantic car ride across the Canadian border. Lesnar, who has battled through a painful intestinal infection called diverticulosis for the last few months, related his story during a Wednesday conference call. “I didn’t know what was going on at first,” Lesnar said. “I was very sick. I’ve been suffering almost a year with something I didn’t know what it was. I had some stomach pains here and there and some flu-like symptoms throughout the year. Actually, during the training camp for Shane...
  • Humbled Lesnar returns to UFC spotlight (Trashes Canadian Health Care System)

    01/21/2010 7:04:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/10 | Dan Wetzel
    As recently as early January, Brock Lesnar was convinced he needed surgery to deal with a case of diverticulitis – a condition that essentially left a hole in his intestine and put his career as Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title holder in jeopardy. He might be out a year. Or it might be two. Or it might be forever. The story goes on to describe Lesnar's battle with diverticulitis, along with stating his opinion of the Canadian health care system. I took the paragraph out of the article to show you what he said of the Canadian health care...
  • Strongest Man in the World Wins 1st MMA Fight

    12/12/2009 10:16:23 AM PST · by Bon mots · 74 replies · 29,278+ views
    Liveleak ^ | Bon Mots
    Mariusz Pudzianowski (Pudzian [Pron: Pu-Jon]) - 5 time winner of the "World's Strongest Man" title - won his first MMA match against Marcin Najman, also a newcomer to MMA. The heavyweight bout took place in Warsaw, Poland as the headliner for KSW XII. Mariusz won the fight in 0:44 of the first round by tap-out due to strikes. The Pudzianowski-Najman fight is one of the most anticipated Polish fighting sport events in years. Before the fight Mariusz said: "Ta ręka niesie za sobą śmierć, a tej drugiej sam się boję." (English: "This hand brings death, but the other one I...
  • UFC 104 - Machida vs Rua (vanity)

    10/24/2009 9:05:58 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 21 replies · 942+ views
    Me
    Anyone else watching?