The legacy of Jake Shields

by:  Matt De La Rosa

Jake Shields was arguably the most talented fighter on Pro Elite’s roster.

Now that the company has closed its doors Shields will undoubtedly be looking to sign with a promotion where he can truly test his skills.

While his status within the 170 pound division is cemented in the minds of hardcore MMA fans, he has yet to tap his full potential.

In order to reach that point, he will have to take a huge step up in competition.

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UFC 91 weigh-in results

Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture stepped on to the scales this afternoon weighing in for tomorrow night’s highly anticpated UFC 91 card.

Lesnar came in at a robust 265 pounds, while Couture tipped the scales at 220 handing Lesnar a sixty-five pound weight advantage.

Couture commented on Lesnar’s size stating “This is certainly one of my biggest challenges. Brock’s a huge guy. He’s a great athlete and I’m excited as hell to be here.”

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The softer side of Fedor Emelianenko

You don’t usually think of one of the toughest men in the world playing tennis. This is definitely a side of Fedor Emelianenko most fans have never seen. Could this be a new training method for his upcoming fight with Andrei Arlovski? The newly reinvigorated Arlovski is expected to give Fedor his toughest challenge in years if not ever.

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Jeremy Horn’s Elite Fight Night tonight in Utah

Jeremy Horn’s Elite Fight Night will take place tonight at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. The fights start at 7:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Information about the organization and tickets can be found at www.hornselite.com. Fight Card: Travis Marx vs. Scott Grimm Jeremy Peterson vs. Jordan Smith Sean O’Connell vs. Hank … Read more

Todd Beard Resigns

Affliction’s board of directors accepted Todd Beard’s resignation earlier today.

Beard also issued a public apology to the Couture’s and claims he will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and anger management.

The resignation comes hot off the heels of a lawsuit filed by Kim Couture earlier this week. She was also granted a temporary restraining order against Beard.

According to Couture, Beard made “a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to ‘back off.”

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ESPN’s MMA Live – Episode 27

MMA Live broadcast on November 13, 2008.  This week we are seeing groundbreaking coverage of UFC 91. See the event dissected inside and out right here. If you still have questions about who to root for Randy or Brock maybe Stephan Bonnar and the guys can help you make up your mind. Oh yeah, there’s … Read more

Dylan Clay Replaces Kala Hose at Pier Fighter 1

In Honolulu, Hawaii today during the Destiny Pier Fighter 1 Press Conference at the Aloha Tower, former Icon Sport promoter Patrick Freitas announced that Kala Kolohe Hose would not be fighting in the scheduled main event on Saturday due to a contract issue and leg injury.

After receiving this news, Destiny promoters decided to replace Hose with MMAHawaii’s Top 10 #1 ranked and undefeated, Dylan Clay from Maui. This fight is now official according to MMAHawaii.

Dylan Clay will be facing UFC and TUF 3 veteran, Kalib Starnes at Destiny: Pier Fighter 1 on Saturday, November 15th at the Aloha Tower Pier 11.

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MMA Champ won’t fight 5 minute rounds

Kala Hose

Kalib Starnes went to his press conference today for his scheduled bout with Kala “Kolohe” Hose on Saturday at Destiny’s Pier Fighter 1 in Hawaii.

However, there was someone notably missing from the event; namely, his opponent Icon Middleweight Champ, Kala Hose.

A representative for Hose did attend in his stead and offered several excuses for his fighter’s absence.

Hose later released a statement on MMAHawaii:

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Kim Couture Talks Affliction Lawsuit and UFC 91

ESPN Radio 1100’s Steve Cofield sat down with Kim Couture to discuss the lawsuit against Afflction and how things are shaping up around Xtreme Couture a couple of days away from UFC 91. Kim also comments on how Randy will deal with the size of Lesnar and the importance of the Xtreme Couture family atmosphere.