Jeff Monson in jail but not for graffiti

Mixed-martial arts veteran, Jeff Monson is in the Davie County Jail in North Carolina on Monday on suspicion of an assault charge. It is a completely separate incident from his recent spray-painting episode that recently made the news.

Reports indicate that Monson was in jail Monday, January 19, on suspicion of “assault on a female and injury to real property.”

The thirty-seven year old grappling champion already had a warrant for his arrest in Olympia, Washington for first-degree malicious mischief for allegedly spray-painting an anarchist symbol and other messages on the State Capitol.

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EliteXC fighters seek release

It is being reported that the fighters still in contract limbo due to the failure of the sale of EliteXC have joined together with the Mixed Martial Artists Fighters Association and forwarded a draft of complaint to EliteXC officials to have them officially released from the company. They have warned in the complaint that if acknowlegement of their release is not granted within a specefied time frame, they will in turn file the complaint in open court.

The complaint itself was brought about by multiple fighters’ agents banding together with the MMAFA to speed up the release status of their collective clients’ contracts that are still owned by EliteXC.

We will have to wait and see what action, if any, EliteXC will take on this complaint but the agents feel like this will gain their fighters freedom to fight for other companies, as opposed to being stagnant and unable to earn an income while ProElite tries to sell their company.

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Quinton Jackson pleads guilty

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson accepted a plea bargain Thursday morning in an Orange County courthouse in regards to a high speed chase that occurred this past summer.

Prior to accepting the plea bargain, Jackson had originally pleaded “Not Guilty” and had been facing four misdemeanors of hit and runs and reckless driving, as well as two felony counts for evading officers and evading while driving recklessly. The incident occurred on July 15th, 2008; ten days after losing his title to Forrest Griffin.

The Oragne County District Attorney’s office released a statement regarding Jackson’s plea.

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Josh Neer still fighting Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 despite legal woes

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) was notifed today that despite UFC fighter, Josh Neer’s recent legal issues, his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 17 is still scheduled to take place.

“Josh will be fighting Mac Danzig February 7th in the co-main event in Tampa as scheduled,” Neer’s manager stated in an email to PRO MMA. “Josh has  been training very hard for this fight and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and fans.  Josh would like to once again thank his family, fans, friends, training partners, UFC, and everyone that has supported him through his career.” 

Neer was arrested early morning on New Year’s Day in Des Moines, Iowa on charges of operating a vehicle while Intoxicated, eluding police, hit and run and other traffic violations. He was released on two bonds totalling $7,000.00.

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PRO MMA’s “Best Bets of UFC 92”

We here at PRO MMA – http://promma.info wish all of our readers a very happy and special holiday season. We hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a kick-ass Kwanzaa.

Wouldn’t your holidays be that much more special with some extra pocket cash this time of year? Why not, right? This weekend you have a good chance to do just that with UFC 92 and the BetUS.com betting lines.

The UFC is ending 2008 with the most promising card of the year as the original Ultimate Fighter, Forrest Griffin (-130) defends his Light Heavyweight Title against The Ultimate Fighter 2.0, “Sugar” Rashad Evans (-110).

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 4: UFC vs. Fighters

Throughout history management and labor have always butted heads. When it comes to the UFC and their fighters, they too hold a history of disagreements.

While no UFC contract dispute may come close to having an impact on society like the Homestead Strike, the contract fighters are asked to sign with ZUFFA, LLC are constantly making the news. “Zuffa” is an Italian word meaning “brawl”, however some of the UFC’s biggest and nastiest brawls have actually been outside the Octagon over their now somewhat infamous contracts.

Randy Couture and Jon Fitch’s quarrels with Dana White and the UFC became front page news this year. Tito Ortiz and Dana’s public war of words appeared in MMA discussion forums as much as UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg uses his “Pedro Rizzo 85 mph baseball bat” reference.

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History in the making! TN MMA’s first event

Finally the time has arrived!

TENNESSEE MMA FIGHTING CHALLENGE #1 …History in the making. After years of many people working with the state of TN. MMA is legal. We will be using the new promotion name of (TN. MMA FIGHTING CHALLENGE) We have over five years had a large number of great fighters come to Ky. to fight for us. Well now we are coming to our fighters and fans in Tn.  Our first fight will take place in Shelbyville Tn. on NOV. 1st. 2008. We will be at the famous CALSONIC ARENA. This is a large venue that can seat over 4500 people.

We are looking for MMA fighters to come and make our first (TN. MMA FIGHTING CHALLENGE #1) the greatest MMA show we have ever put on. We have openings for all weights and skill levels.If you are a fan of MMA fighting we will have a night of MMA fighting you won’t forget.

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DANA’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT RUMORED TO INVOLVE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN UFC EVENT

According to mixedmartialarts.com: “From a very reliable source, rumor has it that a group of investors led by Dana White have agreed in principle to purchase the UFC from Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for an undisclosed amount. Included in this investment group is WWE’s Vince McMahon who will now own a minority stake in the … Read more