Absolute Cage Fights return February 27th with “ACF-X: School of Hard Knocks”

Knoxville based Absolute Cage Fights will be back in action this Saturday, February 27th, with “ACF-X:  School of Hard Knocks.”  The Pro-Am card is stacked with 9 amateur fights, and 5 pro fights, headlined by XFC veteran Shane Machette (1-1) vs. Gerric Hayes (1-1), and a co-main event of Devon Plaisance facing off against Eli Ayers. The show … Read more

XFC featherweight champion Jarrod Card victorious in return to cage after shoulder injury rehab

February 6th, 2010 was a big night for Jarrod Card (11-3-1). It had been almost a year since his 5 round war with Bruce Connors at XFC 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee. That night “Wild Card” walked out of the cage as the XFC featherweight champion of the world. It would be almost another year before … Read more

Asashoryu retired from sumo, could MMA be next?

Sumo grand champion Asashoryu retired Thursday amidst speculation that he got into a drunken brawl outside of a nightclub on Jan. 16. The announcement was made at a news conference and reported on by a variety of media outlets. Nightmareofbattle.com has also reported that the sumo wrestler is appealing to both major Japanese MMA promotions, … Read more

EliteXC fighters seek release

It is being reported that the fighters still in contract limbo due to the failure of the sale of EliteXC have joined together with the Mixed Martial Artists Fighters Association and forwarded a draft of complaint to EliteXC officials to have them officially released from the company. They have warned in the complaint that if acknowlegement of their release is not granted within a specefied time frame, they will in turn file the complaint in open court.

The complaint itself was brought about by multiple fighters’ agents banding together with the MMAFA to speed up the release status of their collective clients’ contracts that are still owned by EliteXC.

We will have to wait and see what action, if any, EliteXC will take on this complaint but the agents feel like this will gain their fighters freedom to fight for other companies, as opposed to being stagnant and unable to earn an income while ProElite tries to sell their company.

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Video: ESPN’s “MMA Live,” Episode 6

Great new episode of ESPN’s excellent mixed martial arts show with Kenny Florian. Dana White is interviewed and Josh Barnett and Jeff Sherwood are also on as guests. All of the recent events and upcoming matches in MMA are discussed. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.610222&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “ Video: ESPN’s “MMA Live,” Episode 6“, posted with vodpod   … Read more