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Chicago MMA: December 10th XFO Fight Card

Chicago MMA: December 10th XFO Fight Card
Looking to watch some MMA live here in Chicago.  XFO-42 will be taking place on Saturday, December 10th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Il (5333 Prairie Stone Pkway).  The card will show 13 professional fights and 8 amateur bouts.  The tickets range from $27.50 to $37.50.  Unless you are purchasing a VIP table,... Read more »

Shawn Tompkins Died at 37

Yesterday, Sunday, August 14th Shawn Tompkins died at 37 years old.   Tompkins a respected MMA trainer was found dead in Canada.  The death has been confirmed by his wife Emile.  Tompkins is a respected trainer.  He is most known for being a mentor to Mark Hominick and Sam Stout (his brother in law). According to... Read more »

MMA Judging Questioned

MMA Struggles with Judging Issues BY Jeff Cain/MMA Weekly.com There’s a problem with judging in mixed martial arts and everyone knows it. MMA judging has long been criticized. To illustrate how little confidence there is in the assigned judges rendering a correct decision, it’s a common phrase within the industry to “not leave it in... Read more »

Ken Shamrock Should Retire: Majority Opinion?

Jake Rossen from Sherdog.com wrote on Ken Shamrock’s delusions of MMA grandeur.  I realize the point I was trying to make yesterday about Shamrock was not exclusive, but Rossen highlights the obvious about Shamrock’s past prime pursuits in a worthwhile article.   Ken Shamrock’s Borrowed Time   He needs money, but that’s hardly the problem:... Read more »

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/

Should MMA Events Feature Kickboxing Bouts?

I read through the MMA rumor-mil that Strikeforce may be considering adding kickboxing bouts to their MMA cards.  The primary kickboxing organizations out there that feature the best talent is K-1, based out of Tokyo, Japan and It’s Showtime, operated out of Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The MMA scene as it stands seems to have a lot... Read more »

UFC 112 Abu Dhabi, UAE Predictions

Anderson Silva 25-4-0 vs Demian Maa 12-1-0, Middleweight Championship, (-800 Silva/+500 Maia  http://wwwmmabettingblog.com) Silva considered by so many to be the best pound for pound MMA fighter and the current Middleweight Champ is defending his title against Maia.  Maia is a jiu jitsu magician.  Despite Maia’s pedigree in ground fighting, Silva is like a full... Read more »

University of Tennessee Linebacker Crosses Over to MMA

FORMER UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LINEBACKER OVINCE ST. PREUX LEADS PACK OF TALENT ON STRIKEFORCE NASHVILLE MMA UNDERCARD AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17 For Immediate Release from Strikeforce: You can follow CBS and Strikeforce on Twitter at @CBS_MMA and @StrikeforceMMA Music City will be rockin’ as 12 area fighters, including former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux, will join Muhammad “King Mo”... Read more »

Boxing's Craziest - Mayorga MMA Debut Moved to May

Ricardo Mayorga, known for dropping Felix Trinidad in the 3 rd and defeating Fernando Vargas holds a professional boxing record of 29-7, with 23 knockouts.  Mayorga, Latin American Champ has faced a lot of trouble in his career, much worse than his losses against Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosely.  With criminal charges for... Read more »

7 States Remaining with MMA Sanctioning

Thankfully Governors David Paterson of New York and Jim Doyle of Wisconsin want to see MMA in their states.  Gov. Doyle signed a measure last week, Senate Bill 290 to be exact, making Wisconsin the 43rd state to regulate the sport of MMA.  The path for MMA in our neighbor state was short, only taking... Read more »