Dana White discusses Lesnar & PPV buys

Here’s Dana on ESPN’s First Take talking more about Brock’s comments and actions after the fight and also about the number of pay-per-views sold. Dana says he was “horrified” by Lesnar’s comments. I wonder what he thought he was getting when he signed the big guy? Please like & share:

Kid Yamamoto vs. Jae Hee Cheon at K-1 World Max 2009

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto took on South Korean Muay Thai fighter Jae Hee Cheon at Monday’s K-1 World Max 2009 Tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Kid has long been considered one of the top sub-155 pounders in the world. However, he lost his last MMA bout via split decision and now he gets brutally dropped in this … Read more

Gina Carano & Cris Cyborg press conference photos & quotes

NEW YORK (July 14, 2009) — Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg, who will headline a STRIKEFORCE world championship quadruple-header on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME, participated in a press conference, fan meet and greet session and open workout Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

On Aug. 15, the wildly popular and unbeaten Carano (7-0) and her No. 1 rival, Brazilian powerhouse Cyborg (7-1), will make history in the most anticipated fight in the history of women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) and the first women’s fight to headline a major fight card also featuring men.

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PRO MMA Product Review: Boom Superfoods – FoodFight

If you are like most people you can always use some extra energy to get through the day. In fact, there is a huge industry out there that promises to give you all the energy you can handle. From Rockstar to Xenergy, from Yellowjackets to 5-Hour Energy, everyone seems to have the answer.

I was covering a show a few months ago and there was an energy drink sponsoring the event. They handed out some bottles of the drink to the media. It was cold and tasted decent so I gladly accepted. A few minutes later I was sweating and my body was tingling. It gave me energy but it wasn’t the kind of energy I wanted to feel.

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Tough night for MMA fighters in K-1

Last year on New Year’s Eve three MMA stars carried the sport’s flag into K-1 matches and came out on top. Tatsuya Kawajiri, Alistair Overeem, and Gegard Mousasi all won their matches by knock out. Many thought that this was a sign that the level of striking in MMA had grown tremendously.

After Monday’s K-1 World Max Tournament card that presumption seems to have been a tad premature. This time the MMA representatives did not even appear to be in the fights.

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto continued his slide, as he was highlight reel KO’d by relatively unknown South Korean Muay Thai fighter Jae Hee Cheon in 1:20 of the first round. This was Kid’s second loss since returning from his long lay off. He dropped a decision to Joe Warren in DREAM his last time out.

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Bas Rutten interviews Fedor Emelianenko

Here is the first part of a two part interview that Inside MMA host Bas Rutten recently did with The Last Emperor, Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor talks on such subjects as the UFC, his favorite fighters to watch, his legacy, and how much of fighting is mental. Please like & share:

Gewik Mousasi, older brother of Gegard Mousasi, set to compete in M-1 Challenge on Aug. 15

Amsterdam, Holland – For the past three years, Gewik Mousasi, older brother of former DREAM middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi, has focused on becoming one of Holland’s best MMA trainers. Most recently, Mousasi has served as a coach for Team Benelux in the “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction.”

However, on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Studio 22 in Hilversum, Holland (just outside of Amsterdam), Gewik will take on the unique role of player-coach as he returns to active competition as the heavyweight representative for Benelux when it faces Group C rival USA East. For those unable to attend live, Mousasi’s fight will be televised live during M-1Global.com’s live two-day Internet PPV stream (not available in the U.S. or Korea).

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Gameness Fighting Championship returns to Tennessee Sports Arena on August 8

Gameness Fighting Championship returns to the Tennessee Sports Arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville on Aug. 8, 2009 with “GFC 4.” This will be GFC’s fourth major event and the their third major show of the  year. “GFC 4” will feature a Bantamweight Title Fight between local favorite and Nashville MMA standout Dustin Ortiz taking on an undefeated Chris Wright out of Knoxville. Ortiz always brings the action so going up against an undefeated fighter like Wright should have all the fans on their feet.

The doors open at 4:30 pm and the fights start at 6:30 pm. To purchase tickets call 1-615-777-9350 or visit www.nashvillecagefights.com. Here is the full fight card as of now:

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UFC 100 fighter salaries

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries for UFC 100 as promoters are required by law to submit the salary information to the athletic commission.

Also included are bonuses of a record $100,000 for Fight of the Night to Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher, Knockout of the Night to Dan Henderson and Submission of the Night to Tom Lawlor. The total payroll for UFC 100 was: $1,790,000 with a live gate of $5.1 million.

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