ProElite, former parent company of EliteXC, has been purchased by Stratus Media Group, and they are gearing up for a return to the MMA landscape. MMAWeekly.com is reporting that former head of ICON Sport T. Jay Thompson and former Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou have been brought in as executives for ProElite to run the show. [...]
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In a blog entry for Yahoo! Sports, Urijah Faber shed some light on his rivalry with Dominick Cruz. “I beat Cruz in a defense of my WEC title four years ago. I won with a guillotine in the first round, but Cruz had chip on his shoulder about me before he even met me. During [...]
MMA Quick Hits 6/27/11: Pat Barry discusses his loss to Cheick Kongo, Dana White disgusted with Nate Marquardt
During the UFC on Versus 4 post-fight press conference, Pat Barry made no excuses for his knockout loss to Chieck Kongo. “The second time when he folded backward over his legs, I can almost recall Dan Miragliotta kind of touching my arm, he was so close. So for a split second, I thought, ‘This is [...]
An in-depth post fight synopsis of the first installment of Bellator Fighting Championships’ “Summer Series” 145 pound tournament.
Nate Marquardt discussed Rick Story with MMAFighting.com saying, “I think the fact that Rick Story just beat Thiago Alves, who was considered a former number one contender, that’s a pretty big deal. I can’t really think of anyone [Anthony] Johnson beat like that. Not saying that he’s not tough, but their records, Story has that [...]
Tito Ortiz talks told Gareth Davies of the UK Telegraph that the UFC approached him about hanging it up after he lost to Matt Hamill. “Dana White and Joe Silva told me they wanted me to retire, but I knew I still had the fight inside me. I pretty much begged for my job, to [...]
One of Javier Vazquez’s relatives is running a contest on a popular MMA message board, where people are using Photoshop to alter pictures of Joe Stevenson in various ways, some humorous, others far more offensive. Even though Stevenson hasn’t seen them, he told Ariel Helwani during the MMA Hour that he’s pissed off. “I knew [...]
MMA Quick Hits 6/17/11: Alistair Overeem says Fedor refused to fight him twice, Anderson Silva is the greatest ever
Alistair Overeem told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com that Fedor Emelianenko ducked him twice. “I tried to put together the fight in May when I was fighting Brett Rogers. That was basically their idea. Their answer was, ‘we’re not going to fight you on May 15, you can fight somebody else and we’re going to fight [...]