“Strikeforce: Miami” live play-by-play commentary and results

SUNRISE, Fla. – Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) will be cage side tonight at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. for “Strikeforce: Miami”. We will be providing live round-by-round updates and results of all the action starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET for the preliminary card, moving on into the Showtime televised main card beginning at … Read more

“Strikeforce: Miami” weigh-in results with photos

SUNRISE, Fla. – ProMMANow.com (www.prommanow.com) was on scene for Friday’s “Strikeforce: Miami” fighter weigh-ins at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., the same location as tomorrow’s fights. All the main card fighters made weight without incident, including former pro football star Herschel Walker, who is making his fight debut. The preliminary card was not as fortunate; … Read more

Pro MMA Now “Strikeforce: Miami” staff picks – with special guest Danny Acosta from FIGHT! Magazine

SUNRISE, Fla. – Strikeforce will hold their first show of the new year tomorrow night at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The event will air live on Showtime starting at 10:00 p.m. ET. MMA fans around the world can tune into us here at Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) starting at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday … Read more

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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Brock Lesnar seriously sick and hospitalized

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is seriously ill and not expected to get better any time soon, according to UFC president, Dana White. Dana expressed his concern about the champion at Saturday night’s UFC 105 post-fight press conference. It has been highly publicized that Lesnar has been ill with mononucleosis and unable to train for … Read more

The Ultimate Fighter 11: The Middleweights?

The Ultimate Fighter reality show has produced quite a few stars for the UFC in the past. Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian, Deigo Sanchez, Nate Diaz, Michael Bisping, and Josh Koscheck are all a product of the uber-popular Spike TV show. Up until The Ultimate Fighter 10: The Heavyweights, the show featured fighters from … Read more

Junie Browning set to headline “MMA Big Show: Onslaught” on Nov. 28

Just one week after getting fired by the UFC for his assault on nurses at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, stemming from a reported suicide attempt, Junie Browning is scheduled to fight in the main event at “MMA Big Show: Onslaught.” The event is set to take place in Florence, Ind. on Nov. 28.

Browning, who is best known for his psychotic, alcohol fueled antics on the Ultimate Fighter reality show, is set to face Scott Cornwell, who is 1-0 in his pro career.

“I’ve seen Junie fight in Louisville, Ky. back in the day as an amateur and he always put on a hell of a show. Him and his brother were always fun to watch,” explains Jason Appleton, the promoter and owner of MMA Big Show.

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Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm: “I want to be the champ” – PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview

Lyle Beerbohm is not your prototypical mixed martial artist. He has overcome many obstacles along the way to his current 13-0 professional record, including drug addiction and incarceration. The Spokane native recently took the time out of his busy schedule to open up and talk candidly to PROMMA.INFO about his past, present, and future.

PROMMA.INFO: Lyle, thanks for taking time out to talk with us. How are you?
Lyle Beerbohm: Good, thanks for having me.

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Quinton Jackson says, “I’m done fighting”

According to Tuesday’s blog entry on his website, Quinton Jackson is done fighting. Citing multiple reasons for his “retirement,” mainly betrayal on the part of UFC President Dana White, Jackson claims he is finished with professional mixed martial arts altogether.

Rampage’s first fight in the UFC was against Marvin Eastman at UFC 67 in February 2007. Jackson won via second round knock out. He went on to amass a 5-1 record and win the light heavyweight title under the UFC banner.

Jackson is a coach on the current season of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights reality show. Jackson was originally set to fight his opposing TUF 10 coach Rashad Evans in December, but a movie role in an upcoming A-Team movie forced Jackson to postpone the fight. Now it appears the fight will never happen if Jackson follows through with his statements.

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UFC 103 fallout, the day after

Photo: UFC - Vitor Belfort made a successful return to the UFC by knocking out Rich Franklin.
Photo: UFC - Vitor Belfort made a successful return to the UFC by knocking out Rich Franklin.

What has changed, if anything, for the participants in last night’s “UFC 103 Franklin vs. Belfort?” Who moves up in their perspective weight-class rankings? Who drops off the radar, and perhaps the UFC roster?

Let’s start with the under card:
Four of the eight fights ended in decision, starting with the first fight. The decision winners will undoubtedly remain employed, but delegated to other UFC under card fights; most notably, TUF alum Eliot Marshall, winning by controversial split decision, and Vladamir Matyushenko, who won via unanimous decision.

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