The King Lives! – a PRO MMA exclusive with Elvis Sinosic

by:  Jack Bratcher

I recently had the great honor of speaking to one of the icons and forefathers of modern day mixed martial arts.  His first fight in the UFC took place just after the Zuffa takeover and he remained a staple within that organization for years.  

His last fight was at Cage Rage 24 in December 2007 in England. Following that bout, he took a break from professional competition and his presence has been noticeably missing from the international MMA scene since.  

At 37 years of age he has spent the last year running his gym and imparting his vast wisdom and knowledge to the next generation of mixed martial artists.  However, he made it clear to me that he is not retired and 2009 could very well be the return of the King.

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Fitch gives more background on video game deal

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

It’s now been several days since we found out that Jon Fitch is back in the UFC after signing on the dotted line for undisclosed terms relating to the “UFC 2009 Undisputed” video game following a meeting with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.

In a phone interview with EDGE, an industry leading game network site, Fitch expounded on the situation and gave a few more details concerning the incident:  “Mostly, it didn’t really have anything to do with the game, it was more or less the way that Dana brought [the contract] to us. It was a respect thing. He talked down to us as fighters despite the work we’ve done for them.”

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – documentary

This is a documentary about the UFC interim Heavyweight Champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  It is a few years old but I’m sure there are a lot of newer MMA fans who have never seen this.  The video shows “Big Nog” training and going through his daily routine in his home country of Brazil.  It will … Read more

Gil Castillo Possible 2009 Return

At the Strikeforce:Destruction card in San Jose, California this past Friday Promma.info learned that former UFC welterweight and Combat Fitness instructor Gil Castillo (8-5) may return to MMA competition for Strikeforce in 2009.

Following his victory over Tony Johnson, Eric Lawson (8-2) spoke to Promma.info about the possibility of Castillo returning to the ring. Lawson, who is a Combat Fitness fighter, also noted that if Castillo were to come back to action, both men may be scheduled to appear on the same card. There was no mention of a possible opponent for Castillo.

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Fast Eddie’s Minute – Catching up with the Couture’s

Fast Eddie caught up with Randy and Kim Couture following her first round victory in Strikforce on Friday November 21st.  Randy gave us his predictions on the Frank Mir and Antonio Noguiera fight, his contract status,  and his thoughts on his wife’s performance.  Kim talked about her fight, Gina Carano’s future plans, as well as her own promotional plans for the coming year.

Fast Eddie – Congratulations on your performance tonight.  My first question is for Randy.  The fight against Brock Lesnar was the first fight on your new deal.  How many fights are remaining on that contract?

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Werdum talks about controversial departure from UFC

It’s has been a troubling month for Fabricio Werdum. Rumors of his departure from the UFC began soon after his loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 90. While he first denied the speculation, he now can confirm his exit from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

“When I first heard the rumors, I didn’t know anything. I had four more fights left with them on my contract, which ran to 2010. But they demanded to renegotiate my exiting contract by cutting my pay in half,” revealed the heavyweight. Adding also that his departure had nothing to do with the video game licensing dispute. “No that wasn’t an issue but it is not something that benefits the fighters.”

“It’s a pity. I would have liked to continue with the UFC but now we forge ahead,” said Fabricio who still has plans to move to the US.

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Tito Ortiz lost every fight because of his back

According to Tito Ortiz pretty much every fight he lost he “should not have taken” due to his back. And half the fights he lost he really won in his mind so if you use Tito Ortiz math he’s damn near undefeated. Please like & share:

UFC 91 Paid Attendence Figures

The final figures are in and the paid attendance for last Saturday’s UFC 91 topped out at 10,845. The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Executive Director Keith Kizer reported the figures earlier this afternoon. Immediately following the event Dana White announced the live gate and attendance figure’s of $4.8 million and 14,272 at the MGM Grand. … Read more

Odds released for WEC & UFC 92, 93

PRO MMA along with our friends over at BetUS.com – America’s leading sports betting website will be bringing to you the betting odds on some of the biggest fights coming up in the WEC and UFC.

On December 3, 2008 World Extreme Cagefighting returns to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Headlining that card will be Manny Tapia (9-0-1) vs. Miguel Torres (33-1-0).

Manny Tapia is a big underdog at +400
Miguel Torres is a heavy favorite at -700

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