Archive for June 2010

Finally MMA is Legal in NYC!

The Wall Street Journal reports that MMA has been approved in the state of New York.  Looks like Dana White’s dreams are coming true.  This is a big step for the sport of MMA.  Click here for full story.   http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/06/16/state-senate-passes-bill-to-legalize-mma/

Fedor's Loss is Good for MMA

Although Scott Coker, Strikeforce CEO was counting on Fedor to win against Fabricio Werdum yesterday evening,I think it is better for Strikeforce and the heavyweight division that he lost.   Werdum beat Fedor in the first round due to submission.  Werdum was not highly unsupported in his match-up against the top-ranked, much feared, Russian Emperor... Read more »

Women's MMA Showcased on SHOWTIME SATURDAY!

Strikeforce and M-1 Global will be featuring not only a number one male bout on Showtime @ 10PM ET/PT, but the number one fighter Cris Cyborg (delayed on west coast).  Cris Cyborg (9-1)  has a new opponent, Jan Finney who has a four fight winning streak going into Saturday’s fight night.  According to Sherdog readers... Read more »
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The Karate Kid? or Kung Fu Kid?

‘The Karate Kid’ remake (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/) may be bugging some traditionalists in the martial arts community.  The newest martial arts film starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith features a similar story line to the classic made in 1984, bullied kid wants to fight back and finds a martial arts teacher that gives him life lessons through... Read more »

Another Wrestler Trying to Jump into the Cage

The Bleacher Report along with TMZ have revealed that Dave “The Animal” Bapista is negociating with Strikeforce. The deal however  is not sealed due to ‘sticking points.’  Another WWE top earner is taking a flying leap into the cage to maximize their earning potential, Bapista at 41 is going to experience what real fighting is... Read more »

Veggies in a Pill, Improve Your Health

No one really argues with the nutritional advise, “Eat more veggies.”  But for a lot of people it is hard to simply get enough.  For example, I love vegetables, all of them; but I like them roasted and grilled.  So it is hard to allocate time to make enough of them every day so they... Read more »
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Fedor Fights This Saturday the 26th SHOWTIME

Fedor Emelianenko who carries the nick name “The Last Emperor” will meet Brazilian Fabricio Werdum (13-4-1) on Strikeforce’s SHOWTIME and M-1 event Saturday, June 26th.  ”I’m very happy to be back and fighting in the United States.  I’m honored to be fighting Fabricio Werdum and I expect a great fight on June 26th,” Fedor told... Read more »

Article Gives Wrap Up to Liddell's Career

Chuck Liddel’s FutureBy Todd MartinSherdog.comArchive Chuck Liddell‘s return to MMA competition against Rich Franklin at UFC 115 should have been a foregone conclusion. Liddell is one of the UFC’s biggest drawing cards, and he has made no secret of his desire to continue fighting. http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/news/story?id=5258647

Strikeforce Fighters Tim Kennedy, Babalu, Robbie Lawler Fight Wednesday, June 16th on SHOWTIME

Strikeforce has compiled a diverse MMA card with many up and comers worth watching.  Light Heavyweight Renato “Babalu” Sobral will face an American militray hero Tim Kennedy.  This fight is expected to pull fans from the military community. Also fighting is Evanelista Cyborg and Conor Heun for a welterweight bout that is hoping to surprise... Read more »
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Rich Franklin, Nothing Will Stop Him

A lot of words have been dedicated to Rich Franklin lately.  He has been generous in sharing time and insight with Chicagonow.com readers.  His most recent performance against Chuck Liddell has revived interest from fans and earned him the tagline of  ’A True Warrior’.  The Former UFC  Champion approached his fight against Chuck Liddell with... Read more »