Bobby Lashley NOT fighting Marcus Jones at XFC 8 in Knoxville, TN

Despite recent rumors reported at various internet MMA sites, former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will NOT be fighting former pro football player Marcus Jones at XFC 8: Regional Conflict on April 25th. Lashley is not fighting on the card in Knoxville, Tennessee at all.

Pro MMA Radio host, Larry Pepe contacted PRO MMA (promma.info) with the news today after confirming with Lashley that he will definitely NOT be fighting on that card.  An article written by Pepe today states, the Lashley team is currently weighing all of his options, XFC 8 not being one of them.

Bobby Lashley most recently fought and won by unanimous decision over Jason Guida at March Badness, a hybrid boxing/MMA event in Pensacola, Florida promoted by Roy Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: “Bad” Brad Blackburn

‘Bad’ Brad Blackburn (13-9-1) will return to the Octagon on June 20th at ”The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale’, against heavy handed UFC newcomer, Edgar Garcia (7-0). Blackburn is riding a four fight win streak, including a TKO over Jay Hieron, with his last victory coming by way of a unanimous decision victory over Ryo Chonan, … Read more

Do not count out Affliction just yet

In the last couple of days rumors have surfaced on the Internet that Affliction Entertainment is considering staging their third, and in some reports, their last event on July 11th, which is the same night as UFC 100.

Affliction COO Michael D. Cohen, in an interview with Versus.com, denies that Affliction is looking to put on a third and final show up against the UFC before calling it quits, and sets the record straight, sort of.

Cohen explained, “Right now, nothing is signed. We are exploring several different dates including that July 11th date. There’s so much that has to go into deciding what date that third event is going to take place on.”

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Weigh-in results for ‘Bobby Lashley vs. Jason Guida card’ in Pensacola, Florida (video)

Bobby Lashley will fight Jason Guida in Pensacola

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the official weigh in results for the Roy Jones, Jr. hybrid Pro Boxing/MMA event taking place tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. The event, promoted by Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, will air LIVE on pay-per-view beginning 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT.

We will be providing live round by round updates and results from the event, so be sure to keep your browsers set on PRO MMA (promma.info) Saturday night to see if Jason Guida can possibly stop the freight train known as Bobby Lashley. Dennis Hallman, Din Thomas, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson will also be on the MMA portion of the card.

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Kimbo Slice leaving MMA for boxing?

Kevin Ferguson, better known as the Internet street fighting sensation ‘Kimbo Slice’, says he wants to try his hand at professional boxing. In an interview with Bahamian news paper, The Nassau Guardian, Ferguson stated he will be making the transition to pro boxing as soon as he has fulfilled his MMA contract.

Ferguson’s contract, which was acquired when Strikeforce bought the majority of the bankrupt EliteXC’s assets, has two fights left to be completed within the year.

“I have two more MMA fights scheduled before this year is out. Every fighter and athlete knows that you should not switch camps in the middle of something. Also, I train in Florida. My MMA trainer will also be training me for stand up boxing. Finishing up my contract would allow me to be a free agent,” Ferguson said.

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UFC Fight Night 18 headliner Martin Kampmann – PRO MMA exclusive interview

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Tim Thompson spoke with Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann (14-2) yesterday regarding his upcoming fight with former WEC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Condit (22-4), at UFC Fight Night 18 set for April 1st in Nashville, Tennessee. Kampmann is currently 5-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming from Nate Marquardt (28-8-2) at UFC … Read more

Ken Shamrock tests positive for steroids

UFC hall of famer Ken Shamrock has tested positive for norandrosterone, noretiocholanolone and stanozolol, according to the California State Athletic Commission. The results are from a pre-fight drug test administered prior to his February 13th War Gods fight with Ross Clifton.

The failed drug test results in a year long suspension which will run nationwide until February 1st, 2010. The 45 year-old Shamrock, who was slated to face former pro wrestler Bobby Lashley on March 21st, will have a chance to appeal the decision.

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M1 Global Team USA West light heavyweight standout, Raphael Davis

Fresh off of his first round TKO victory at Affliction’s M1 Global season opener in Tacoma, Washington, Light Heavyweight Raphael Davis sits down with PRO MMA (promma.info) to discuss his most recent win, among other things. Davis, who is 32 and a full time firefighter in the L.A. area, is 5-1 with his only loss … Read more

Affliction’s M1 Global Challenge season opener – results & summary

Photo by Jeff Howard - Dave Jansen wins at M-1 season opener Feb. 21

PRO MMA (promma.info) was live at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on February 21st for the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener. There were a total of 30 fighters, 15 fights, and six teams which included Team Benelux vs. Team Finland, Team South Korea vs. Team Imperial Russia, and Team USA West vs. Team Brazil. It was a great start for the new season and the following is a summary of the night’s events.

The first matchups were Team Finland vs Team Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemborg). The first bout, the lightweights, started off like gangbusters. Both guys were throwing and landing blows from their feet in an almost carefree manner, it was a great fight to start off the night and the already intoxicated crowd loved it! The decision could have went either way after two rounds, but the Benelux fighter, Danny Van Bergen got the nod from the judges with a unanimous decision.

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UFC 100 set for July

UFC President Dana White, while in Canada trying to fix the UFC 97 debacle, confirmed that UFC 100 will be on July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas during a recent interview on Canadian radio network CKAC Sports 730 AM. White also hinted that current Welterweight Champion, Georges St. Pierre, will defend … Read more