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Ulf Murphy

  • joined Jun 30, 2009
  • last login Aug 06, 2014
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By the Numbers: The PPV sales are an abject failure for 2011

The Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) has traditionally been a Pay-Per-View (PPV) Company. Since its inception in 1993, and subsequent purchase by Zuffa, LLC, the UFC has made its money in three...

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Behind the Business: Independent Contractors or Employees

via www.mmalinker.com Watching a recent video interview with Lorenzo Fertita, Owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and his take on the unionization of Station Casino's workers,...

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By The Numbers: Mania Money Pool Season 4, Season Ending Awards

I am home from work, sick, and bored.  So I decided to break down the numbers from our pick 'em pool season.  If you hate breaking down statistics or did not participate, stop reading now.  This...

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Final Standings Mania vs BE

What else do we need to know? NNR is a savant.  BE didn't beat us once. One of their guys (maybe the same one) didn't make their picks. No one cares but MDH, but he dropped 2 spots in the final...

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Team Mania vs. Team BE - UFC on Versus 5

Since nobody copied this over, I will.  We won.  AGAIN.  All their guys picked. AGAIN.  When the guy that forgets to pick, TWICE, is your best guy for the week, you are in trouble. Mania has 3 of...

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By The Numbers: Is the UFC still growing?

via www.diabetesmine.com Since its meteoric rise after The Ultimate Fighter Finale in 2005, the UFC has grown into a $2 Billion entity that has put on shows in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Germany...

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The Day Strikeforce Died

via www.scrappfightmag.com On March 12th, 2011, Zuffa, LLC purchased a majority interest in Strikeforce, at the time, the #2 mixed martail arts promotion in the world, for a rumored $60 Million...

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Friday Fun Thread

Speak your mind Maniacs.  Open season.  Anything goes.  MMA-related or not.  It doesn't matter.  It's Friday.  That means beer, booze and bud tonight, and we have some decent MMA on tap this...

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Bloody Elbow vs. MMAMania. Event two recap.

Drew is in the process of moving and doesn't have internet access.  I drew the lucky short straw to post the breakdown of event 2 (I was dumb enough to add the amounts myself).  This will be as...

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MMAmania vs Bloody Elbow. Event two recap.

Drew is in the process of moving and doesn't have internet access.  I drew the lucky short straw to post the breakdown of event 2 (I was dumb enough to add the amounts myself).  This will be as...

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MMAMania Money Pool Season 4 ALERT

Just wanted to let everyone know that Brian Hemminger ruined the Hot Bout for the TUF 13 Finale by letting everyone know that Ed Herman has had two major reconstructive knee surgeries (just joking...

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Would Eddie Alvarez fight friend and training partner Frankie Edgar? 'No problem'

Would Eddie Alvarez fight friend and training partner Frankie Edgar? 'No problem'

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To un-ban or not to un-ban, that is the question

Ok, bear with me, and up-front apologies to Geno and Cr8 for the subject about to be broached.  One of our long-time posters was banned a few weeks ago due to an extraordinarily horrible comment...

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What NOT to eat when trying to make weight 2 weeks out...

In a very lighthearted gesture, I am offering all of our resident fighters (you know who you are) a two-week guide of what not to eat leading up to the weigh-in.  Hopefully this will give them both...

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Wednesday Night Thread - for the h*ll of it

Tired of talking about certain people.  Tired of defending certain people.  Tired of coming to Mania and not talking about MMA.  Her are some very quick and very random thoughts on the following...

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First Annual MMAMania MMA Grand Prix

CLICK HERE IF YOU JUST GOT HERE OR OPENED THIS POST AND DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. Props to StrikerDave for the photoshop and bracket. You heard it here first maniacs.  MMAMANIA...

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Friday Water Cooler Talk

Anthony Pettis ushered the WEC merger into the UFC with the greatest gimmick since Shonie Carter landed the spinning back fist on Matt Sera last night at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale Arizona. ...

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Only three hours left on the East Coast...

WARNING: OFF TOPIC and Americancentric There are only three hours left to vote on the East Coast, so I hope all of you American Maniacs take the opportunity to go to your local polling place and...

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When wrestling is not enough.

Recent NCAA champions Ben Askren and Cole Konrad have taken the Bellator Fighting Championships by storm, easily defeating all the opponents put in front of them to capture the championship in...

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What is a gatekeeper?

Gatekeeper  (ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpə) — n 1. a person who has charge of a gate and controls who may pass through it   Applied to mixed martail arts, the term...

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The Transformation of the WEC

via image3.examiner.com   The WEC has become known for exciting, free cards that bring non-stop action and great attention to the featherweight and bantamweight divisions in mixed martial...

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Ask and Ye Shall Receive!!

via www.funnycorner.net Last week's Pirate thread was a hit, so this week, I will go in a different direction.  No, not bagged milk, but wonderful, glorious milkbags in all shapes and sizes. ...

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Prospect Watch - Nick Gaston

I recently came out of the Dark Ages and upgraded to an LED HD TV. With the HD package offered by my local cable company, I started receiving HD Net.  I am not going to go troll on everyone and...

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May 22nd, 2010 is MMA day in Ontario

Props to MMAcanada.net   For all of those in the Toronto area on May 22nd, a rally is planned to help support bringing MMA to Ontario. More after the jump. 

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Would you favor Jose Aldo over John Fitch???

In light of all the Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar arguments today (and everyday), I want to ask the maniacs a question based upon perspective... Would Jose Aldo be able to compete with John Fitch, and...

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Enough is ENOUGH! A guide to becoming a Maniac.

It was not very long ago that I was the new guy on mania.  I spent alot of time in the background, read a shit-ton of good posts from some really educated fans and read even more solid debates,...

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Love for the Muckers and Grinders

We all have them.  Our favorite Penguin that is only here for a few seasons. Does all the dirty work in the corners.  Kills penalties.  Drops the gloves, gets his ass BEAT and sometimes "SSHHH's"...

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Since we are playing them, and they are dealing...

Which Philadelphia Flyer would you most like to see shipped somewhere out West?  Based on the fanposts at Broad Street Hockey, they seem to want Carter, Richards or Coburn gone.  It boggles my mind...

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