Cutman, ‘Stitch’ Duran talks Vaseline

Legendary boxing / MMA cutman, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran talks with Gary Alexander from Fighter’s Only about the greasing incident with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94. At the conclusion of the video, ‘Stitch’ gives a demonstration of just how much grease is left on a cutman’s hand after wiping it on the fighter’s face and … Read more

Jason “Mayhem” Miller to face Kala “Kolohe” Hose in March

For anyone who thought it was too early for the twenty-eight year-old Jason “Mayhem” Miller (21-6) to hang up his gloves, you were not alone. Miller has kept a low profile as of late after rumors of retirement surrounded the former Icon Champ.

Miller will emerge from the shadows to fight Kala “Kolohe” Hose (7-2) on a Kingdom MMA card in Hawaii with a speculated date of either March 28 or 29th. Kingdom MMA is a new promotion founded by former Icon Sport president, T. Jay Thompson.

Hose was due to fight UFC and TUF veteran, Kalib Starnes back in November of 2008, but pulled out at the last minute due to contractual issues. Hose’s last fight was a second round TKO victory over Rolando Dominique in August, 2008, at Icon Sports, Hard Times.

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Bas Rutten would not train Kimbo Slice again for one million dollars

The only reason Kimbo Slice (3-1) a.k.a. Kevin Ferguson had the small bit of credibility he did was because the legend, El Guapo, vouched for him. Those days are over.

In a new AOL MMA FanHouse interview with Bas Rutten, the subject of Kimbo Slice inevitably came up. Bas said he was finished training Kimbo Slice and even if someone paid him a million dollars, it is not going to happen.

Bas had always seemed very supportive of Kimbo in interviews and had a lot of good things to say about him in the beginning. So where did things go sour? Bas explains,

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PRO MMA exclusive interview – Frank Trigg

PRO MMA ( had the great privelage of speaking extensively to Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg (18-6)  last night about his upcoming fight at XCF: RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN which takes place this Saturday night, February 14 (Valentine’s Day), 2009, in Daytona, Florida.

The event is being held on the eve of the 51st running of the Daytona 500. MMA fans and NASCAR fans will have a chance to mingle as these two sports intertwine for the very first time. NASCAR drivers and owners will be sitting cage side as the fights go down and many of the MMA fighters, families, and fans will be staying to take in the race on Sunday.

Frank Trigg will be headlining ‘RUMBLE IN RACE TOWN’ as he fights to maintain his top ten middleweight status. He will be providing the opportunity of a lifetime for his opponent who would gain instant notoriety if  he were victorious.

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War Machine arrested at gay club in Las Vegas

The fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, now legally known as War Machine (6-2), has been arrested in Las Vegas, NV. Was he trying to carry out the presidential assassination he recently endorsed on Myspace? Did the SWAT team have to be called in to handle this violent free-speech patriot? No, rather he was put under citizen’s arrest on charges of misdemeanor battery according to initial reports.

Jay Rivera, a representative with the Public Information Office of the Metro Police Department, confirmed that Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver was arrested Saturday, February 8 at approximately 4 a.m. local time. According to Rivera, a citizen’s arrest was made of Koppenhaver on charges of misdemeanor battery.

It was later found out and reported by TMZ that the incident went down at Krave Nightclub, which is locally known as a ‘gay bar.’ Police told TMZ that club security was escorting War Machine out of the club when he alledgedly turned and started punching them. Krave security then put him under citizen’s arrest untill police could arrive.

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THE INFO episode 11 – PRO MMA podcast featuring Mike Afromowitz and Brian Caraway

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz and 145 pounder Brian Caraway were both guests on this week’s edition of ‘THE INFO’. Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine talked about the San Jose based promotion’s acquisition of select PRO Elite assets, former Affliction CEO Todd Beard, KIMO Leopoldo and the latest happenings at PRO … Read more

The Dana White business model

Since acquiring PRIDE FC back in March of 2007, Dana White and the Ferttita brothers staked claim to being the clear-cut number one mixed martial arts promotion in the world. However, White’s business practices remain scrutinized by MMA fans and pundits.

If it’s firing Jon Fitch for a day because of a video game, cutting Matt Lindland over a t-shirt or airing old Pay-Per-View broadcasts opposite of Affliction cards, Dana’s every move seems to be examined under a microscope.

While his methods may be questionable, there can be no denial that his results remain second to none. Despite the undeniable success of the UFC, one area where White has not prevailed has been signing the number one heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko.

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KIMO says the CSAC is full of corruption

PRO MMA ( just received this very interesting press release on what UFC veteran, Kimo Leopoldo’s first order of business would be if he is appointed to the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission:

IRVINE, California (February 9, 2009) – If combat fighting legend KIMO Leopoldo, the face of New Era Fighting, is appointed for the position he’s applied as Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), his first order of business will be to recruit a staff of fresh, clean people without a trace of corruption associated with the previous regime.

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Roy Jones Jr. to promote combination boxing / MMA event in Pensacola, Florida

PRO MMA ( has learned that former pound-for-pound Champion of the World, Roy Jones Jr. plans to promote a combination boxing / MMA event that will air live on pay-per-view on March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Florida.

Never has a combination boxing / MMA card featured such a well known and successful boxer. The 40 year-old Jones will be fighting the relatively unknown Omar Shieka. Jones was last in the ring on November 8, 2008 when he lost a unanimous decision against Joe Calzaghe. Although Jones is getting on up in age, the man has been fighting consistently for 19 straight years.

On the MMA portion of the card, names such as Seth Petruzelli, Bobby Lashley, Roy Nelson, Jeff Monson, and Doug Marshall have been mentioned. It’s not a bad lineup although, Monson’s recent legal issues could potentially keep him from fighting.

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Ben Askren wins pro debut at Headhunter Productions ‘Patriot Act’ – full results

HEADHUNTER PRODUCTIONS: THE PATRIOT ACT went down last night, Saturday, February 7 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri. The card featured a number of representatives from The Hit Squad and American Top Team as well as dual main events featuring Din Thomas and the pro debut of Ben Askren.

Ben Askren was a U.S. Olympic and former University of Missouri wrestler who finished his collegiate career with a record of 153-8, with 91 of those victories coming by way of fall. Those 91 pins put him at third on the all-time NCAA Division I pins list. He was also a four-time All American and two-time NCAA Champion. He made a victorious professional segway into MMA last night.

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