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ProMMA.info 2009 end of year fighter rankings

I call this "Psychedelic Fedor" because he is on another plane of being. Also, if I had one wish it would be to go to Fedor's birthday party and MC Hammer would sing the classics while Fedor does the running man.

Welcome to the new (not so much improved, really, because, well… they ARE new) ProMMA.info fighter rankings.  These rankings are compiled by me, Mike Menninger, MMA genius, card-carrying member of the ANA (Anti-Nuthugger Alliance), defender of horrendous sweaters worn by athletes of whom I am afraid, and co-host of The Cageside Beat radio show.  (Please note, ProMMA.info can only confirm or deny the last one, which it confirms, but probably would rather deny.)

These rankings aren’t scientific, exactly.  Who needs hard data when totally arbitrary information can be passed off as fact anyway?  Am I right?  Instead, fighters are ranked based on my review of various computer rankings across the interwebs, recent fighter activity, the douchey-ness of fighters’ nicknames, and most importantly, my own bias.  No fighter is ranked in more than one division.  I’ll also be adding comments as I see fit.

Remember kids, these rankings are specifically designed as a personal affront to you, each and every reader of ProMMA.info.  That’s right.  With each new weight class, imagine me giving you the double finger, straight Stockton, Cali-style, homie.

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MMA’S Biggest Loser – Fast Eddie’s week 2 recap

Class is in session for Fast Eddie at the Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Pleasanton, Calif.

Well, week two is now in the books. What a week it was. My training increased this week, from two to three days. Monday started off normally with two Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu classes. This was the first time in years that I have had the opportunity to roll and train with higher belts. Insert Roscoe Roatch.

Roscoe is a purple belt under Dave Camarillo and will run the classes when Dave is not around. Training with Roscoe was great for several reasons. First and foremost, his care and concern for my physical limitations with my back was so appreciated.

He did not set out to hurt me but to help me get reacquainted with the details of my technique that have built up a considerable amount of rust. However, after the two classes the rust started falling off quickly and I felt myself getting back on the bike.

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Going guerrilla – in THE INFO studio with Dave Camarillo

For the first time ever PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine welcomed a guest into THE INFO studio and none other than famed American Kickboxing Academy coach Dave Camarillo stopped by to chat. Fight! Magazine’s Danny Acosta also joined in on the discussion as Camarillo discussed dozens of topics. The … Read more

Scott Smith talks about upcoming fight with Nick Diaz – PRO MMA exclusive interview

It was announced last week that Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith would be fighting Nick Diaz on the “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” card on June 6th in St. Louis, Missouri. Both fighters are coming off big TKO wins from Strikeforce’s April 11th card.

Immediately following the announcement, PRO MMA (promma.info) invited Scott to be a guest on our weekly podcast THE INFO. The following interview was transcribed from Scott’s appearance on the show.

Scott talks about his recent win over Benji Radach and why he feels it was the biggest win of his career. He also breaks down his upcoming fight with Nick Diaz, how the two match up, how he feels about going into this next fight so quickly, and much more.

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“All of them better be ready because I’m on my way” – PRO MMA exclusive with Bobby Lashley

Former WWE star turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley revealed to PRO MMA (promma.info) this past weekend his plans to work with TNA approximately four days a month in addition to his full-time MMA career. According to Lashley, wrestling for TNA would provide him with some much-needed extra income. Traveling back and forth from his home in Colorado to train with American Top Team in Florida is not cheap.

In addition, Lashley filled us in on details surrounding his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp as well as his signing with Maximum Fighting Championship. Lashley attended “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, TN on April 25th to present the XFC Featherweight Title and to sign a fight contracts with both the MFC and XFC on the same night.

Lashley also gave us his opinion on UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, talked about his conversations with UFC President Dana White, and if there could be a future for him with MMA’s premiere organization.

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The Ultimate Fighter season 10 tryouts photo gallery

On Monday April 6, 2009, 186 mixed martial arts fighters from around the world gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Seattle, Washington in hopes of impressing UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and Spike TV executives so they could earn the opportunity to appear on the The Ultimate Fighter season ten reality television show. It was The Ultimate Fighter … Read more

PRO MMA ‘Best Bets’ of UFC 95

UFC 95 takes place this Saturday Feb. 21 in London, England. The card is headlined by Diego Sanchez (19-2, 8-2 UFC) making his lightweight debut against Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (29-9, 6-3 UFC). Odds-makers  are placing Sanchez as the heavy favorite, however, this will be his debut at lightweight and it is often hard to tell how someone will adjust to the weight cut their first time. Stevenson would be a good play at +250 and considered a PRO MMA Best Bet.

There is a fight on the preliminary card between England’s Terry Etim (11-2, 2-2 UFC) and Palace Fighting Championship lightweight title holder, Brian Cobb (15-4, 0-0 UFC). Cobb took this fight on short notice, replacing Justin Buchholz (8-2, 1-1 UFC), who is out with a staph infection. The Odds-makers are banking on the fact Cobb will not be prepared coming in with about a week’s notice, but with his experience and underdog odds of +200, he is also considered a PRO MMA Best Bet.

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PRO MMA to feature live webcast of Lou Neglia’s ‘RING OF COMBAT XXIII’ Feb. 20

CLICK ON POSTER FOR LIVE WEBCAST Friday, February 20 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

PRO MMA (promma.info) in association with Go Fight Live will feature access to a LIVE WEBCAST of Lou Neglia’s “RING OF COMBAT XXIII” taking place on Friday, February 20, 2009 in Atlantic City, NJ. The LIVE WEBCAST starts at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT and the cost is only $4.99. Mark you calendars now and be right here on February 20th! 

CLICK HERE OR ON THE POSTER FOR THE LIVE WEBCAST ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Here are the details and fight card for the ROC XXIII event:

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THE INFO: exclusive interview with ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough – PRO MMA podcast

Former WEC Lightweight champion, ‘Razor’ Rob McCullough (16-5), joined Matt De La Rosa on Thursday afternoon for a special edition of ‘THE INFO’. McCullough will take on Marcus Hicks (8-1) at WEC 39 on March 1st. ‘Razor’ talked about his upcoming 155 pound bout, his experience training with Shawn Tompkins at Xtreme Couture, his love … Read more