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Charles Awad

  • joined May 31, 2008
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I like MMA.

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  • MMA Wanderlei, Spider, Stun Gun, Rampage, Okami, Fedor, Sotiropoulos, Sherk, Palhares, Torres, Aoki, Jon Jones, Big Nog, Dos Santos, GSP, Lesnar, Jacare, Xande, Maia, Machida, Marquardt, Faber, Akiyama, Aldo, Almeida
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New Light Shed On Closed Circuit UFC Broadcasts at Bars

The Minnesota Star Tribune delves into the lawsuits and penalties surrounding closed circuit prize fights (UFC, boxing) in bars and restaurants.

Deadspin Classic: How I Tuned The Heartstrings For NBC’s Olympics Coverage An excellent...

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Deadspin Classic: How I Tuned The Heartstrings For NBC’s Olympics Coverage An excellent vintage Deadspin article on Ronda when she was a young, world-class 21 year old Judoka, trying to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.
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Out of Fuel: The UFC's Failed Experiment

Charles Awad prognosticates on the lack of viability for live UFC programming on the Fuel TV network.

Gerweck.net posted a series of tweets regarding royalties delivered to former women's wrestler...

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Gerweck.net posted a series of tweets regarding royalties delivered to former women's wrestler Madusa. Pretty handsome check if true. Makes you wonder if the UFC's contracts for ancillary rights come anywhere near those sorts of lofty figures. Madusa posts picture of a WWE royalty check (Gerweck.net)

Controversy here in Canada... Antonio McKee was stripped of his title AND fired from MFC after...

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Controversy here in Canada... Antonio McKee was stripped of his title AND fired from MFC after failing to make weight by 7 pounds! he will still fight tomorrow night against Cobb, over 3 rounds, then that is it for his MFC career! Watch LIVE on HDNET find out all the goss! -Michael Schiavello via Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Michaelschiavello

MMA Coach Greg Nelson on Brock Lesnar: TUF Coaching Will Bring Him Back To Roots

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Minnesota Martial Arts Academy's Greg Nelson, who was formerly Brock Lesnar's head trainer, shares his thoughts on Brock's newly appointed role as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter.

Good news for MMA and video game fans, as EA Sports MMA Producer Jeff Ecker announced on a radio...

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Good news for MMA and video game fans, as EA Sports MMA Producer Jeff Ecker announced on a radio show that the sequel is in fact coming to market. I suspect that they don't intend an annual follow up, but that they'll release the title in an 18 month window (Spring 2012). EA Sports MMA 2 a matter of "when", not "if" This Fan Shot Was Promoted to the Front Page by Anton Tabuena

Graciemag reports that the UFC will return to Brazil in one year's time; November 2011, at an as...

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Graciemag reports that the UFC will return to Brazil in one year's time; November 2011, at an as yet undetermined venue in Rio de Janeiro. This FanShot Was Promoted to the Front Page by Anton Tabuena
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The Inevitable Emergence of True Athletes in MMA: Is the Future Now?

UFC 121 is an event in which two former collegiate wrestling superstars will clash in a highly regarded Heavyweight Title main event. Brock Lesnar was a D1 National Champion, and while such...

THQ and Zuffa Extend UFC Contract through 2018

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THQ has been making a lot of huge moves of late (stealing Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets, signing director Guillermo del Toro to a creative contract), today announcing that they have extended their exclusive partnership contract with the UFC through 2018. So much for EA inevitably swooping in. I imagine that Zuffa has been impressed with THQ's recent maneuvering and is confident that they'll be healthy and wealthy for a long time to come.

Tony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the KOTC Heavyweight Championship. Frontpaged by Kid Nate.

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Tony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the KOTC Heavyweight Championship. Frontpaged by Kid Nate.

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Shinya Aoki vs. Gilbert Melendez II: Why We Should All Be Excited

Shinya Aoki was considered by many to be the favorite for this morning's bout with fellow Japanese lightweight star Tatsuya Kawajiri, but nobody could have expected the nature in which he would...

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The Art of Heat

I love a good heel. Honest, I do. Despite my criticisms, at times, of King Mo's behavior in and out of the ring, there's a yearning in me to root for an asshole above all else. I'm the consummate...

Don Frye discusses his opinion on the influx of old, non-mixed martial artists into MMA...

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Don Frye discusses his opinion on the influx of old, non-mixed martial artists into MMA recently: "I tell you what: Anybody who fights an [expletive] like James Toney or Herschel Walker or Jose Canseco or any of them other [expletives] that come into our sport at their age should be required to take them down and break as many bones as possible on them and keep them crippled for six-to-eight weeks." "I'd break both their [expletive] arms so they'd have to hire somebody to wipe their ass for the next six-to-eight weeks. It should be a requirement." This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas. HT: mmajunkie.com Strikeforce: Miami coverage

Joey Villasenor signs with Strikeforce. Joey is on a four fight win streak and finally signs with...

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Joey Villasenor signs with Strikeforce. Joey is on a four fight win streak and finally signs with Strikeforce after not having fought since last June.

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It's Official; Matt Hughes vs Renzo Gracie at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi

In an article published at Graciemag, not only does Matt Hughes confirm that he will, in fact, face Renzo Gracie in his UFC debut, but it has also been confirmed that the card will take place in...

UFC Undisputed 2010 has an official release date: May 25th, 2010. Watch The Video Game Awards on...

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UFC Undisputed 2010 has an official release date: May 25th, 2010. Watch The Video Game Awards on Spike TV tonight for the world exclusive first look at THQ's sophomore UFC release. This Fan Shot was promoted to the front page by Nick Thomas.

Excellent News for Will Ribeiro-- In Good Health, Returns as Judge for Shooto Brasil

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One of the most promising of the bantamweights, Will Ribeiro had his career of MMA fighter interrupted in December of 2008, after suffering a serious motorcycle accident (in) Rio de Janeiro. One year later, the WEC’s promising fighter will be back to the fight world. At Shooto Brasil 14, which takes place November 28 at Bennett College, in Rio de Janeiro, Ribeiro will be one of the judges of the combat. "I hope that he can be invited to other events, so he can make some money and that happens on his treatment costs, that’s expensive", said André Pederneiras, inspired by Artur Mariano, who placed Will as one of the judges of the Brazilian Muay Thai Championships.

Strikeforce Named as EA MMA "Premier League"

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Not only is EA Sports getting the Strikeforce brand, it's getting some of its talent. That includes commentary team Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and referee "Big John" McCarthy. Strikeforce fighters Brett Rogers and Jake Shields will join the previously announced Fedor Emelianenko, Jason Miller, Randy Couture, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral.

Call to Arms 2: Called Out Fights Notable Results; Roman Mitichyan over Mike Dolce via UD in a...

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Call to Arms 2: Called Out Fights Notable Results; Roman Mitichyan over Mike Dolce via UD in a battle of TUF alums. Gabe Ruediger stuns previously 10-0 BJJ maverick Wander Braga via Round 2 Guillotine. Thomas Denny defeats Joe Cronin via Round 2 Guillotine. Daniel Puder remains undefeated after a UD victory over Mychal Clark. Complete results in Sherdog link. http://www.sherdog.com/events/Call-To-Arms-Called-Out-Fights-10690
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August MMA Calendar - Still Loaded

  The cancellation of Affliction: Trilogy may have been a heartbreaker for many MMA fans, but that doesn't mean the month of August is a slouch in the scheme of mixed martial arts. With two UFC's,...

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Yves Lavigne Does It Again

While no video seems readily available, it's being reported at Sherdog that Yves Lavigne repeated his dubious stop-and-start refereeing performance last night at UFC 98 in the Kyle Bradley vs...

Who doesn't love a cartwheel kick KO?

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Who doesn't love a cartwheel kick KO?

"Certainly Dana White thought I was criticizing him, that I was talking bad about his event, but it...

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"Certainly Dana White thought I was criticizing him, that I was talking bad about his event, but it wasn’t. I didn’t want to belittle the athletes of the UFC, that wasn’t my intention", says Arona, asking for a chance to show his value in the octagon. "I never had a direct position from him, I wasn’t contacted by the Ultimate. Dana White could give me an opportunity to know if I’m good or not"

Ricardo Arona responds to Dana White's criticism of his recent comments.

"He had invited me to train at his gym in Las Vegas before this fight had been scheduled. I have...

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"He had invited me to train at his gym in Las Vegas before this fight had been scheduled. I have enormous respect for Wanderlei Silva... I’m always in Vegas and intend to train at his academy after this fight. We’re great fighters but UFC wanted to make this fight."

Rich Franklin suggests to Graciemag that he plans to train with Wanderlei after their UFC 99 headlining bout.
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Qualifying the Challenger: Thales Leites

  This article is the first in what may become a regular series. In this article I will evaluate title challengers and qualify them as threats to their opponents. The purpose of this is to...

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Tito Ortiz and Babalu Split Up After Verbal Altercation During Strikeforce

Tito Ortiz and Babalu Split Up After Verbal Altercation During Strikeforce

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UFC: Undisputed Publisher THQ safe for now

American video game company THQ, publisher of the forthcoming and highly anticipated MMA video game UFC: Undisputed, has succesfully shed over $220 million dollars in costs and salaries,...

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