Todd Beard Resigns

Affliction’s board of directors accepted Todd Beard’s resignation earlier today.

Beard also issued a public apology to the Couture’s and claims he will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and anger management.

The resignation comes hot off the heels of a lawsuit filed by Kim Couture earlier this week. She was also granted a temporary restraining order against Beard.

According to Couture, Beard made “a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to ‘back off.”

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Dylan Clay Replaces Kala Hose at Pier Fighter 1

In Honolulu, Hawaii today during the Destiny Pier Fighter 1 Press Conference at the Aloha Tower, former Icon Sport promoter Patrick Freitas announced that Kala Kolohe Hose would not be fighting in the scheduled main event on Saturday due to a contract issue and leg injury.

After receiving this news, Destiny promoters decided to replace Hose with MMAHawaii’s Top 10 #1 ranked and undefeated, Dylan Clay from Maui. This fight is now official according to MMAHawaii.

Dylan Clay will be facing UFC and TUF 3 veteran, Kalib Starnes at Destiny: Pier Fighter 1 on Saturday, November 15th at the Aloha Tower Pier 11.

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MMA Champ won’t fight 5 minute rounds

Kala Hose

Kalib Starnes went to his press conference today for his scheduled bout with Kala “Kolohe” Hose on Saturday at Destiny’s Pier Fighter 1 in Hawaii.

However, there was someone notably missing from the event; namely, his opponent Icon Middleweight Champ, Kala Hose.

A representative for Hose did attend in his stead and offered several excuses for his fighter’s absence.

Hose later released a statement on MMAHawaii:

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Kim Couture Talks Affliction Lawsuit and UFC 91

ESPN Radio 1100’s Steve Cofield sat down with Kim Couture to discuss the lawsuit against Afflction and how things are shaping up around Xtreme Couture a couple of days away from UFC 91. Kim also comments on how Randy will deal with the size of Lesnar and the importance of the Xtreme Couture family atmosphere.

Matt Hughes makes statement

Last week we showed you a picture of Matt Hughes holding up a racist T-shirt he signed.

Then we reported that the racist organization behind the photograph and T-shirt had released a statement about the photo and Matt Hughes.

Now the ball is back in Hughes’ court as he releases a statement on his website regarding the photo and denies any association or support of the group.

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The return of Kalib Starnes – PRO MMA exclusive

by:  Jack Bratcher

The Ultimate Fighter season 3 and UFC veteran, Kalib Starnes will be making his return to the ring on November 15th when he faces Kala “Kolohe” Hose at Destiny MMA’s:  Pier Fighter 1 in Hawaii.

We last saw Kalib at UFC 83 where he fought Nate Quarry to a memorable three round decision.  Only, it was memorable for certain reasons most people would not consider beneficial.

I was very interested to see how Kalib had been dealing with life outside the UFC and all of the negative press.

It’s always easy for a person to keep focused on the positive things when life is sunshine and roses.

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