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Source: The Mirror (UK) Ric Flair made the following quotes regarding mixed martial arts and its...

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Source: The Mirror (UK) Ric Flair made the following quotes regarding mixed martial arts and its fans during a recent interview with the United Kingdom’s Mirror newspaper. "MMA doesn’t affect wrestling at all." "I’m not saying wrestling fans don’t watch MMA, but it is two different audiences." "My take on MMA is that those guys are phenomenal athletes and extraordinarily tough and committed but the people that are crazy about them got nothing going on themselves." "I actually think most of the male public that is crazy for that are living vicariously for something they can never be." "Wrestling is more entertainment-based. MMA is what it is, those guys are out there trying to kill each other. And the guys that are sitting at home going "Wow" could never find that within themselves on the first day of their life." "When Lesnar fights, I like watching Brock… and I recognize a lot of names … you’ve got to have so much respect for what those guys put themselves through but it is a limited time frame [they've got]." "It’s hard to develop a star in that business that’s going to have any longevity. In wrestling a guy that develops a name for himself can do it fifteen years."

"There were, before darkness fell outside the DCU Center last night, several hints that the evening...

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"There were, before darkness fell outside the DCU Center last night, several hints that the evening ahead was not going to be just another reason to get off the couch for some popcorn and punch. For one thing, there was the Polish paraphernalia. The sidewalks outside the arena were throbbing with fans wearing Polish scarves, Polish hats and Polish T-shirts, and carrying Polish flags. Inside the building, the concourse was ringed with the usual concession stands — beer, pizza, hot dogs, Dippin’ Dots — and, of course, a place for fans to do pullups. It was not Greco-Polish wrestling. It was less ancient, and somewhat more potentially lethal. It was Mixed Martial Arts, presented by Moosin: God of Martial Arts, and it was making its debut here, although in some ways it is not a lot different than Kelley Square at 7:30 on a Tuesday morning. " Bill Ballou showing us how not to cover a MMA event and just focus on fighters nicknames.

Training with Daisuke Naito pays off in dvidends for Hideo Tokoro (25-21-1) as he beats dangerous...

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Training with Daisuke Naito pays off in dvidends for Hideo Tokoro (25-21-1) as he beats dangerous Korean striker "special Forces" Jong Man Kim (21-10-3, 1 NC) at K-1 Dynamite 2009 Fight p.1 Fight p.2

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SENGOKU News: TV Tokyo Makes Yasuda Pay!!

Ace Japanese Reporter Gryphon just dug up some new news on the Sengoku situation and shares via twitter. It's seems that Sengoku isn't folding, but are being made to pay for their TV rights for New...

Juan Manuel Marquez subscribes to Lyoto Machida Nutritional Philosophy.

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Juan Manuel Marquez subscribes to Lyoto Machida Nutritional Philosophy.

Eric Paulson. The Man Behind Brock Lesnar.

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Eric Paulson. The Man Behind Brock Lesnar.

Roger Mayweather helps MMA fighters with their Boxing skills at Wanderlei Silva Gym. H/T...

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Roger Mayweather helps MMA fighters with their Boxing skills at Wanderlei Silva Gym. H/T Mightygloves.com

ESPN during the Dana White Situation

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ESPN during the Dana White Situation

"It was really cool," said Weaver, who was cornering for Las Vegas-based fighter Herman Scott. "I...

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"It was really cool," said Weaver, who was cornering for Las Vegas-based fighter Herman Scott. "I think the fans really enjoyed the back-and-forth duality of both sports. I think this is probably the way of the future." "I think everyone who was here loves the fight game, and I don’t believe there’s as much separation as some people think," said Silva, who has been training with Lopez for about a month. "People got to see a good show."

Mike Weaver and Wanderlei Silva talking about Fernando Vargas' World Collides event

Sharif Bogere makes his entrance at the Worlds Collide event last Saturday. The event went without...

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Sharif Bogere makes his entrance at the Worlds Collide event last Saturday. The event went without a hitch and was graced with guest apperences from Former WBA Heavyweight Mike Weaver and Former Pride Middleweight Wanderlei Silva.

Albert Low, Head of Michigan's Unarmed Combat Commission, speaking at a meeting last month on the...

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Albert Low, Head of Michigan's Unarmed Combat Commission, speaking at a meeting last month on the importance of a viable Amatuer scene. The meeting was about the possible repeal of 2007 PA 196. The rule states as follows: (c) "Amateur martial arts sports or activities" mean exhibitions or contests in which martial arts skills are taught or demonstrated in a school or similar venue and for which there is no charge or fee for attendance by the public. (d) "Amateur mixed martial arts event" means a mixed martial arts contest or show that is not promoted or intended to be a for-profit commercial enterprise. More at Big House Boxing (mind the tin foil caps)

In response to the comments made by Merchant, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio said...

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In response to the comments made by Merchant, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio said exclusively to MMAWeekly.com, "I think they’re completely ridiculous." Merchant made no comment of where he got his information, but according to Atencio, the statement appears to be fabricated. "I don’t see where they would get it from," stated Atencio. "But based on the comment I would say that yeah, he definitely had to make it up. "I’m not him, so I’m not going to assume anything like possibly they would. I’m not going to make rumors; all I can say is that it’s completely false." According to Atencio, De La Hoya was at the Honda Center event because his Golden Boy Promotions was truly involved with the event because of their interest in mixed martial arts, and not because of an alleged payday. "We knew he was going to be there (because) he’s our partner," commented Atencio. "Being our partner – the good partner that he is – he honored and wanted to live up to his part of the bargain; that was being part of the show." As it stands currently, Atencio confirmed that Golden Boy Promotions continues to have a partnership with Affliction and will be involved with the mixed martial arts promotion’s future endeavors.

Mick Hammond Interviewing Affliction VP Tom Atencio
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Ultimate Challenge UK Crowns New World Champs

Grove, Watson and Radcliffe earn UCUK Heavyweight, Welterweight and Lightweight gold last weekend in London.

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British Boxing Champ Enzo Maccarinelli Interested in MMA

British Enzo Maccarinelli

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Make It Worth Their While HBO!

First of all, I'd like to apologize for sounding like a noob. I come as more of a follower of MMA then of Boxing, but I'm learning the game. If I do make some mistakes, feel free to correct me....

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Ricky Hatton: "We Can Learn From the UFC"

Ricky Hatton: "We Can Learn From the UFC"

Kazushi Sakuraba and Kiyoshi Tamura will finally face each other as the headline match on New...

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Kazushi Sakuraba and Kiyoshi Tamura will finally face each other as the headline match on New Year's Eve at K-1 Dynamite: UWFi vs. RINGS H/T: Fight Opinion

Superluchas reports that XFS (Xtreme Fighting Society) will be holding an 8 man MMA tournament at...

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Superluchas reports that XFS (Xtreme Fighting Society) will be holding an 8 man MMA tournament at Vive Cuervo Salon in Mexico City on Nov. 28. No word on who will be fighting on the card.

Kazushi Sakuraba vs Koji Kanemoto (UWFi) (via UWFvideos) One of the early versions of MMA in Jap...

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Kazushi Sakuraba vs Koji Kanemoto (UWFi) (via UWFvideos) One of the early versions of MMA in Japan. UWFi was one of the last "catch leagues" that existed in the late 90's. While the match's victor is predetermined, the victor was picked by winning an actual catch match. This match was during the time UWFi was in negotiations with New Japan pro-wrestling to save itself from bankrupcy. New Japan absorbed UWFi and then later help recreate it in what we know as PRIDE FC. Trivia: Koji Kanemoto was the third wrestler to don the the mask and character of Tiger Mask. He was the second in New Japan. The first Tiger Mask was Satoryu Sayama, one of the co-founders of the SHOOTO promotion.

Masa Funaki vs. Minoru Suzuki Two of the more popular members of the UWF promotion. Leaving the ...

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Masa Funaki vs. Minoru Suzuki Two of the more popular members of the UWF promotion. Leaving the promotion with their teacher, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Funaki and Suzuki form the Pancrase promotion and trained top fighters like Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten and Josh Barnett.

Karl Gotch. Catalyst of MMA

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Karl Gotch. Catalyst of MMA

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