MMA world’s Twitter reaction to UFC purchase of Strikeforce

The MMA community took to the interwebs today as news of the UFC’s purchase of Strikeforce spread like wildfire. The following is a collection of Tweets from fighters, reporters and members of the MMA world.

Inside the mind of Mauro Ranallo; an in-depth interview *VIDEO*

Go inside the mind of the “Bi-Polar Rock n’ Roller”, one of the most colorful personalities in all of mixed martial arts. Mauro Ranallo opens up about his days with PRIDE, working with Strikeforce and his battle with depression.

Weekend wrap-up: the unofficial ProMMA.info Sunday night link dump

November has been the busiest month of the year for professional mixed martial arts – and the cool part is, we still have half of the month left. We still have more WEC, more Strikeforce, and more UFC to come before December.

With so much going on, it is practically impossible to keep up with all the MMA news. On Sunday nights we round up all those stories, if you are a die-hard MMA fan, you just can not start the next week without knowing. Without further ado… “Back that truck up here Jeff and dump it on ’em” (Jeff is our truckdriver).

♣The new episode of MMA Heat is now available. ProMMA.info’s own Fast Eddie serves as their version of Ron Kruck

♣Dana White’s UFC 105 video blogs: Nov. 9, Nov. 10-11, Nov. 12, Nov. 13, Nov. 14

♣Rumors of a UFC / WEC merger in early 2010 persist

♣Brock Lesnar yes indeed is ill, but it’s not life-threatening, as some rumors were saying

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Fedor Emelianenko in Stary Oskol, Russia

If you caught Fight Camp 360°: Fedor vs. Rogers on Showtime tonight you will recognize some of the scenes in this video. This is sort of a mini-documentary about the trip to Stary Oskol, Russia, to do the Fight Camp documentary. We get to see more of the sweater, Fedor with his new bride and … Read more

“Deep Thoughts” with Jerry Millen

Remember Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts” skit? Well, here’s the 2009 MMA version with the sport’s own great philosopher, Jerry Millen. Millen’s quote comes from the recent M-1 press conference. I guess for Millen it was a pretty deep thought, I just have no idea what he means. Please like & share:

Fedor Emelianenko addresses the media for first time since “Trilogy” cancellation

Anaheim, Calif. — In front of many leading members of the MMA media, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko addressed the public Wednesday for the first time since Affliction announced last week that it was canceling its planned “Trilogy” pay-per-view event.

M-1 U.S.A. Vice President Jerry Millen opened the press conference held at the International Room inside the DoubleTree Hotel & Resort in Anaheim by revealing that Emelianenko will adorn the cover of an upcoming video game release in 2010.

“EA Sports will announce that (M-1 Global’s) Fedor Emelianenko will headline the EA Sports mixed martial arts fighter game due October next year, also along with (M-1 fighter) Gegard Mousasi and Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral,” Millen announced.

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Fedor Emelianenko to headline EA Sports MMA video game

Fedor Emelianenko, along with M-1 Global vice president and co-owner Vadim Finkelchtein, held a press conference today in Anaheim, Calif.

The press conference started off with M-1 Global’s USA Vice-President Jerry Millen announcing that Fedor Emelianenko will be headlining the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game. Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Gegard Mousasi will also be in the game according to Millen.

EA’s MMA game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2010 for the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 video game consoles. The characters within the game will consist almost entirely of non-UFC fighters. The exception is former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture who is expected to appear in the game.

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FEDOR: Road to Reckoning – Saturday

Here is Jerry Millen’s final video blog for Affliction: Day of Reckoning. This video is from the day of the fights on Saturday, January 24th in Anaheim, California as cameras shadow WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko as he prepares for his fight with Andre Arlovski. Please like & share:

FEDOR: Road to Reckoning – Friday

In Jerry Millen’s attempt to follow in the footsteps of his hero, Dana White, he has created his own pre-event video blogs. This one was filmed on Friday, Jan. 23rd. in Anaheim, California as cameras shadowed heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and the events surrounding him as he prepares for his fight with Andrei Arlovski on … Read more

Fedor: Road to Reckoning – Thursday

On Thursday, Jan. 22nd in Anaheim, California cameras are shadowing heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko as he prepares for his fight with Andre Arlovski on January 24th. Jerry Millen calls Dana White and invites him to the Affliction: Day of Reckoning event. It’s amazing how much this guy focuses his attention on Dana White, it’s as … Read more