Janay Rice responds to indefinite suspension of husband Ray Rice from NFL

One day after Ray Rice was given an indefinite suspension by the Baltimore Ravens, his wife Janay took to Instagram (private) to share her thoughts on the situation: So Janay Rice wants to show us what “real love” is? If that means getting knocked out cold by your significant other then staying with and supporting … Read more

SAFE MMA Ireland calls the Irish community into action

(London.3rd June.13) Today, the recently formed SAFE MMA- Ireland has issued the statement below urging the Irish MMA community to action. The group has negotiated with SAFE MMA so that fighters, gyms and promotions from the Republic of Ireland can now also register to the central database housed at 76 Harley Street, London (UK) and apply by the same guidelines. Registering Irish promotions and gyms will have a voice in the development of SAFE MMA alongside their British counterparts. The SAFE MMA -Ireland task force has volunteered to provide information and outreach services specific to Ireland and will work to develop a medical network in the country. A few minor equivalency modifications will be made to SAFE MMA UK guidelines. For example, blood results printed on HSE (Irish NHS) paper will have NHS equivalency.

Justin Wren’s manager releases official statement – “The Viking” could be fighting as early as January 2010

Photo: Sherdog - From all appearances, Justin "The Viking" Wren has a long bright future ahead in professional mixed martial arts.

As we reported on Friday, Justin “The Viking” Wren was released by the UFC following an impressive showing on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” and a subsequent loss at the “TUF 10 Finale” against Jon Madsen.

Wren’s manager, Greg Bloom, of Shambala Sports and Entertainment, sent ProMMA.info the following official statement:

“Justin Wren was officially released from the UFC. Justin is in good spirits and is handling this like a true professional. He knows that he has a long, successful career ahead of him and appreciated the opportunity that the UFC afforded him. Justin is eager to get back into the cage to showcase his skills and we will be keeping Justin extremely active with a fight as early as January of 2010. Our goal is to put together a string of quality wins and to prepare accordingly for when the bigger organizations come calling again. Justin wants to thank all the fans that have supported him and wants them to know that this is still just the beginning of great things to come.”

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Josh Neer’s manager confident about UFC return

ProMMA.info recently spoke with KO Dynasty CEO Mickey Dubberly regarding the UFC’s release of his client Josh Neer (25-9-1) following a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC 104. Since his UFC debut in 2005, Neer has had ten fights inside the Octagon, and his manager is confident the 26-year-old will have the opportunity … Read more

Fedor was ready to fight anyone

When results came back with a positive steroid test for Josh Barnett, Fedor Emelianenko needed a new opponent on ten days notice. Multiple fighters threw their hat in the ring for a shot at the world’s number one heavyweight.

In the end, instead of using a replacement for Barnett, Affliction decided to cancel the entire “Trilogy” event, taking fans and Fedor himself by surprise. A statement released Saturday on M-1 Global’s website reads,

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Josh Neer’s manager releases official statement

In reference to Josh Neer’s arrest this morning in Des Moines, Iowa, Mickey Dubberly, manager of Josh Neer and C.E.O. of KO Dynasty Sports Management, gave the following statement to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) this evening:

“We are still looking into the matter as a lot of the facts are still unclear. We back Josh 100% in resolving this issue as quickly as possible, and putting this matter behind us and moving forward. I know Josh on a personal and business level, and he is a great person, fighter, and loving father.”

“We apologize to Josh’s fans, family, friends, and the UFC while we have to deal with this incident. We are very grateful that the UFC has supported Josh throughout his career and has given him the opportunity to be a co–main event. In no way do we ever want to bring any negativity towards the UFC as they have been nothing but great to Josh.”

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M-1 releases statement about Brock Lesnar

Oh man, one cool thing about this sport is there is ALWAYS something going on. It’s almost like a soap opera at times.  Fedor Emelianenko’s management company, M-1 released a statement on Tuesday claiming the long-talked about fight between Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko has now “lost its luster” due to Randy losing to Brock Lesnar at UFC 91.

Most people would agree with that. In fact, PRO MMA even agrees with that since we already have an article up about that very subject.

In an effort to stifle any bright ideas the UFC might have about labeling Brock Lesnar as the best heavyweight in the world, M-1 is issuing a challenge to have Brock Lesnar fight Fedor in a “superfight.”  M-1 proposes that the UFC will try to say Lesnar is the number one heavyweight in the world much like they have tried to use a “marketing campaign” claiming Anderson Silva is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

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