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The Official Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) News & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mah0ne, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Alrighty guys, i hope we can have some nice discussions about the beautiful sport of MMA.

    I also will post news regarding the world of MMA.

    For those of you who don't know MMA:

    Source: en.wikipedia.org
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  2. me_so_horny

    me_so_horny 10 inch

    Is Brock dead or something? Aint seen him around.
  3. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Right now the Weigh-Ins for "Strikeforce - Nashville" take place.

    As far as i know the weigh-ins don't get broadcasted live. There will be a replay on http://www.mmafighting.com/ though.

    This Strikeforce event has a wicked card.

    Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
    Jake Shields (No. 7 MW) vs. Dan Henderson (No. 2 MW)

    Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship
    Gegard Mousasi (No. 6 LHW) vs. Muhammed Lawal

    Strikeforce Lightweight Championship
    Gilbert Melendez (No. 8 LW) vs. Shinya Aoki (No. 2 LW)

    Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Tim Stout
    Zach Underwood vs. Hunter Worsham
    Josh Schockman vs. Cale Yarbrough
    Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington
    Andrew Uhrich vs. Dustin West
    Chris Hawk vs. Ovince St. Preux
    Tom Campbell vs. Cody Floyd

    I, personally, am excited to see my kid Mousasi fight again. Since i like BJJ a lot im looking forward to Aoki's fight. Without a doubt the Henderson fight will be awesome as well.
  4. Biscuit666

    Biscuit666 Guest

    That stupid English twat Alex Reid has pulled out of his latest fight.
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  5. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Brock fought against a serious illness, called Diverticulitis, if im not mistaken. He is allright now. He will defend his UFC Heavyweight Champion Title against Interim Champion Shane Carwin at UFC 116 on July 3, 2010.
  6. Salty Longshanks

    Salty Longshanks Using my third arm

    Enjoy your thread One. :beerchug: I don't follow MMA as closely as I'd like to, but Marcus Davis lives/trains in my town. I know he's getting a little "long in the tooth" so to speak, but he made us hometown proud back in his day. ;)
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  7. me_so_horny

    me_so_horny 10 inch

    Should be a good fight. Carwin packs a punch.
  8. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Carwin is an animal, man. Did you see his dirty boxing against Mir. He has serious power.
    He knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga with a very short hook. Even Joe and Mike were really surprised.

    I'll call it Carwin by KTFK (Round #1)
  9. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Strikeforce Nashville Weigh-Ins Results:

    Main Bouts (On CBS):
    -Jake Shields (184.75) vs. Dan Henderson (185)
    -Shinya Aoki (154.5) vs. Gilbert Melendez (154.5)
    -Gegard Mousasi (204.5) vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (204.25)

    Preliminary Bout (Will air on CBS in some form):
    -Jason Miller (185) vs. Tim Stout (186)

    Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
    -Ovince St. Preux (205.5) vs. Chris Hawk (205.75)
    -Andrew Uhrich (169.5) vs. Dustin West (171.5)**
    -Josh Schockman (205.25) vs. Cale Yarbrough (203.75)
    -Hunter Worsham (180.5) vs. Zach Underwood (179.5)
    -Justin Pennington (124.25) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125)
    -Thomas Campbell (145) vs. Cody Floyd (145.25)

    *All weights in pounds.

    **West given two hours to cut 0.5 pounds.
  10. me_so_horny

    me_so_horny 10 inch

    Carwin's an animal but Brock is a freak of nature. Cant wait!
  11. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    UFC ring announcer, Bruce Buffer has revealed he will also be in action at WEC 48 later this month in Sacramento, California, the promotions first show to feature on Pay-Per-View.

    Speaking via his Twitter page, Buffer said:

    "I will be announcing the show… Looking forward to roaring for Faber vs. Aldo!"

    Buffer joins commentators Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan on the card, completing the full set of UFC announcers in Sacramento.

    Source: MMABay
  12. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

  13. MovieHound

    MovieHound 10 inch

    I'm looking forward to tonight's card. I think Shields-Hendo could be a snoozer, but the other main-card fights look awesome. Of course, you never really know with these things. Sometimes the least-interesting matchup on paper turns out to be fantastic. My DVR will be recording UFC 110 too.
  14. essential

    essential "The future is open. Live for each moment" Ten Years of Phun ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    i'm not really into mma, i follow K1 more tbh :)
  15. MovieHound

    MovieHound 10 inch

    It seems like the striking sports are far ahead of the grappling sports in Western Europe. As the British, French, and Dutch boxers and kick-boxers develop their wrestling and jiu-jitsu, they'll become dangerous MMA competitors. Stefan Struve is the only Dutch MMA fighter I can think of who's not primarily a kick-boxer. I think judo is pretty popular in France and the Netherlands (they won 4-5 medals apiece at the 2008 Olympics, according to Wikipedia), but so far none of them have transitioned to MMA, that I'm aware of.

    Alistair Overeem has a Strikeforce title fight coming up against Brett Rogers, which I think he'll win as long as it's a boxing match (although I said the same thing about Andrei Arlovski when he fought Rogers :lol: ). I still don't understand why Overeem's not fighting Fedor Emelianenko, though.
  16. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Im also following K-1. Nice promotion with interesting events. ;)
  17. Cy

    Cy BOfH emeritus ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Can I enter Sharpy?

    20 lb 18 month old male wild cat. He has 3 confirmed neighborhood cat kills and a couple maimings. As his owner-trainer-most frequent bloodbag, I'll be happy to attest to his ferocity. :lol:
  18. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Televised card
    Jake Shields def. Dan Henderson by unanimous decision
    Gilbert Melendez def. Shinya Aoki by unanimous decision
    Muhammed Lawal def. Gegard Mousasi by unanimous decision

    Preliminary card
    Jason "Mayhem" Miller def. Tim Stout by first-round TKO
    Ovince St. Preux def. Chris Hawk by first-round TKO
    Andrew Uhrich def. Dustin West by first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
    Cale Yarbrough def. Josh Schockman by second-round TKO
    Zach Underwood def. Hunter Worsham by unanimous decision
    Dustin Ortiz def. Justin Pennington by first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
    Cody Floyd def. Thomas Campbell by first-round TKO
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  19. mah0ne

    mah0ne momsenetic ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    A post-fight altercation following Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields’ unanimous decision victory over Dan Henderson shed a negative light on the promotion’s second live event on CBS Saturday night.

    Flanked by CBS announcer Gus Johnson moments after his win, Shields was addressed by Jason "Mayhem" Miller, who stepped up to the microphone and requested a rematch with the champion mid-interview. Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, welterweight champion Nick Diaz, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, and others in Shields’ camp intervened in what quickly broke out into an all-out brawl inside the cage. The live telecast broadcasted Miller, on the ground, taking punches and kicks from some members of Shields’ Cesar Gracie team before officials were able to pull them apart.

    Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had already exited the arena for the post-fight press conference when the cage erupted in chaos. When shown a picture taken cageside of the promotion’s two champions, Diaz and Shields, both grabbing at Miller with their fists cocked back, Coker was noticeably shaken.

    Questions remain how Miller, who had won a middleweight bout against local fighter Tim Stout earlier that evening, was able to gain entry to the cage following Shields’ victory. Miller did not attend the post-fight press conference.

    “I can tell you this,” said Coker. “None of my staff brought him in there.”

    Coker said he’d review footage of the disruption before passing judgment on the Strikeforce fighters involved. Coker had already announced his intentions on Thursday to match Miller against Robbie Lawler at a June 16 show in Los Angeles; he told Sherdog.com later that he’d have to reassess that bout.

    “Obviously, there’s suspensions and there’s going to be sanctions, things like that that we can do, but I want to take a look at the footage,” he said. “Let’s see who threw the first punch or blow, because I didn’t see it.”

    Coker said he’d envisioned the post-fight disruption looking like a previous outburst, also involving both Diaz brothers, which occurred in the wake of K.J. Noons victory over Yves Edwards at EliteXC “Return of the King” in June 2008.

    “I’m hoping it’s nothing like that,” said Coker, “but it has no room in our sport because the sport is young. It has no room in any league…when this happens, it affects the entire sport.”

    Melendez, who appeared to be the first fighter to intervene as Shields physically shrugged Miller away, apologized for his camp’s outburst during the post-fight press conference, then later approached CBS executives personally to reiterate his regretful actions.

    “I hope CBS can forgive us for that because we love fighting and we want the whole world to see that,” Melendez said on the dais.

    Melendez, who trains with Shields in San Francisco, Calif., explained his mindset and actions, which sparked the outburst.

    “It was Jake’s moment,” said Melendez. “He’d just fought five rounds. He beat a living legend here and I just didn’t want anyone to steal his moment right there. What did (Miller) do that for? I just felt like he needed to give him some space.”

    When asked if he felt the Cesar Gracie camp had crossed the line with its attack on Miller, Melendez was hesitant to find fault with his team.

    “I don’t know,” said Melendez. “I’d have to plead the fifth on that one. That’s my family. Those are my boys and everything. Like we said, none of this would have happened if we had control of who got into the cage. I don’t think it’s anyone’s fault, like with the fighters or anything. Maybe we should have had control of who got in the cage.”

    Shields, who joined the post-fight conference last, said he wasn’t surprised by Miller’s behavior.

    “He carries himself in a disrespectful way,” said Shields, who earned a five-round unanimous decision over Miller last November for the vacant middleweight crown. “It’s just his personality. We’ve been friends in the past. We’ve been enemies in the past.”

    Kelly Kahl, senior executive vice president of CBS prime time, was expectedly let down by the episode.

    “It isn’t something the sport needs and that aspect was disappointing,” said Kahl. “In the same vein, you see it in basketball, you see it in baseball, you see it in football. There’s a lot of emotion and things kind of happen, but it’s not something we want to see happen in the future.”

    Kahl, who said he enjoyed the three title fights, would not speculate on what this incident would mean for the future of additional Strikeforce broadcasts on the network.

    “We do the same thing we do after every show,” said Kahl. “We review it. We have a discussion. We look at the ratings and we assess.”
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  20. mah0ne

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