i wondering about you if thats all you see.
i see evidence of a guy that doesnt know how to check leg kicks.
seriously, that shit is gay. real men put on clown size gloves and tasseled boots, then dance.
anyone catch all the fights tonight? good stuff.
Kampmann spoils Condit's UFC By Brian Knapp
Martin Kampmann played the role of spoiler to perfection.
The well-rounded Dane welcomed former World Extreme Cagefighting champion and world-ranked welterweight Carlos Condit into the Octagon in the UFC Fight Night 18 main event on Wednesday and slipped away with a split decision victory at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn. Scores were 29-28 from all three judges, with two of them siding with Kampmann.
Kampmann (15-2) almost ended the match in the early going as he locked up a guillotine choke in the first round. Submission-savvy Condit, however, kept his lower body mobile and twisted free.
"It was deep," Kampmann said. "I thought I had it, but Carlos is really tough."
Condit (22-5) opened a cut below Kampmann's left eye with a standing punch on the grounded Xtreme Couture welterweight late in the first round and followed up with a powerful knee against the cage. Kampmann kept coming, though, even under duress. Condit finished the round strong with a head kick and flying knee in the final 30 seconds and gained a foothold in the match.
Condit, 24, threatened Kampmann with a rear-naked choke in Round 2, but whatever momentum he attained was soon lost. Kampmann scored with a takedown in the first minute of the third round and kept Condit on his back and on the defensive for several minutes. A steady stream of ground-and-pound ensued, and Condit was all but shut out of the round until he cinched a guillotine choke of his own in the final seconds. Even so, Kampmann had left his stamp on the fight.
"That was a war," Kampmann said after he snapped Condit's eight-fight winning streak. "He's a true warrior."
Bader mauls Marrero
The Ryan Bader-Carmelo Marrero co-featured bout was not nearly as competitive.
Bader -- in his first appearance since becoming the latest light heavyweight tournament winner on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- dominated and thoroughly outclassed the American Top Team representative and coasted to a unanimous decision, 30-27 on all three scorecards.
A product of the Arizona Combat Sports camp, Bader took down Marrero repeatedly and nearly finished him with an armbar in the first round.
"I went for that armbar," Bader said. "I just didn't have it locked in."
From there, he suffocated Marrero (10-3, 1 NC) with paralyzing top control. He mounted the former heavyweight twice, threatened him later with an arm-triangle choke and punished him with short punches and elbows. A two-time All-American wrestler and three-time Pac-10 champion at Arizona State University, Bader (9-0) never allowed Marrero to settle into the fight.
Still, he sees room to improve.
"I felt like I fought … not up to my potential," Bader said. "I'm young."
Griffin gets past dos Anjos
Meanwhile, lightweight contender Tyson Griffin outpointed Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos in a fight that was far more competitive than the scorecards indicated. All three judges scored it 30-27 in Griffin's favor.
Brutally knocked out by Jeremy Stephens in his UFC debut five months ago, dos Anjos trapped Griffin in a calf slicer in the first round and bent the Californian's leg awkwardly behind him. Griffin (13-2) -- who stunned dos Anjos with a right hand before the leg lock -- was noticeably hobbled when the two men returned to their feet and wrestled for the remainder of the round.
"He definitely stretched the muscles in there," 24-year-old Griffin said. "It definitely slowed me down for a few seconds after I got up. Luckily, nothing popped in there. I know how to deal with that pain."
Although he was wobbled by a straight left hand early in the second period, Griffin controlled much of the rest of the match with crisp boxing and cage control. He kept dos Anjos (11-4) on his heels with his hands and a steady diet of inside leg kicks.
"I want to beat my opponent where they're the weakest," Griffin said. "I thought his strength was on the ground, so I wanted to keep it standing."
Griffin brought the Brazilian back to the ground near the end of Round 3 and was promptly greeted by a kimura. The Xtreme Couture lightweight escaped, however, and finished strong with some textbook ground-and-pound.
Miller tames Browning
In the first main-card bout, American Top Team's Cole Miller barely broke a sweat in dispatching controversial Junie Allen Browning.
Miller (15-3) stung Browning with a straight right hand, lured his opponent into the clinch and cinched a tight guillotine choke when the inexperienced Xtreme Couture representative moved in for a takedown. Browning (3-1) struggled briefly but decided discretion was the better part of valor and waved the white flag. The tapout came 1:58 into Round 1 and ended a bitter war of words between the two lightweights.
"I cracked him with that right hand," said Miller, his Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt hanging proudly from his neck. "I knew as soon as he felt my power, he was going to try and take me down. That's just the inexperience factor."
Brian Knapp covers MMA for Sherdog.com.
Last edited by ADGZ662; 04-02-2009 at 04:05 PM.
they'll probably play it again on fri or sat. if you get to, catch it. the fights were pretty good.
Does John Mcain think he's still running for president? Why wait all these years and until we have the first black president to bring this pardon up about the first African American boxing champ. You lost the election Mcain... unless he planning to run in 2012!
Posthumous pardon sought for Johnson
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he's sure that President Barack Obama "will be more than eager" to pardon the late black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who was sent to prison nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.
Appearing with three of Johnson's family members and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., McCain unveiled a resolution urging a presidential pardon for Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for immoral purposes. The law has since been heavily amended, but has not been repealed.
Sen. John McCain is among those seeking a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, seen here in 1932 at the age of 54.
McCain, R-Ariz., said he planned to speak to Obama about it, but added, "I think the last person I have to convince probably is President Obama."
"We need to erase this act of racism which sent an American citizen to prison on a trumped-up charge," McCain said, adding, "I have great confidence this president will be more than eager to sign this legislation and pardon Jack Johnson."
The White House declined to comment Wednesday. Obama was in London on Wednesday attending a summit on the global economic crisis.
McCain and King -- both of whom have done their share of boxing -- are advocating the pardon along with filmmaker Ken Burns, whose 2005 documentary, "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson," explored the case against Johnson and the sentencing judge's admitted desire to "send a message" to black men about relationships with white women.
Johnson's great-niece, Dorothy Cross, and her daughters, Linda Haywood and Constance Hines, all of Chicago, were in town to support McCain's effort.
Haywood, 53, said Johnson's family considered his conviction "racially motivated, and we knew the type of man that he was."
"He simply lived his life, and he didn't have to explain how he lived his life," Haywood said.
Johnson became the first black heavyweight champion on Dec. 26, 1908, 100 years before Obama became the first black president.
"It certainly would be a moment in history," King said, "to have the first African-American president granting a pardon to the first African-American heavyweight champion."
The resolution announced Wednesday seeks a pardon that acknowledges Johnson's career and reputation were wronged "by a racially motivated conviction prompted by his success in the boxing ring and his relationship with white women." Similar resolutions offered in 2004 and last year failed to pass both chambers of Congress.
Burns helped form the Committee to Pardon Jack Johnson, which filed a petition with the Justice Department in 2004 that was never acted on. He called Johnson "the greatest boxer of all time," and said when Johnson proved unbeatable in the ring, "the white power establishment decided to beat him in the courts."
He called a pardon for Johnson "just a question of justice, which is not only blind, but color-blind," adding, "I think it absolutely does not have anything to do with the symbolism of an African-American president pardoning an African-American unjustly accused."
Johnson won the 1908 world heavyweight title after police in Australia stopped his 14-round match against the severely battered Canadian world champion, Tommy Burns. That led to a search for a "Great White Hope" who could beat Johnson. Two years later, Jim Jeffries, the American world titleholder Johnson had tried for years to fight, came out of retirement but lost in a match called "The Battle of the Century," resulting in deadly riots.
Authorities first targeted Johnson's relationship with Lucille Cameron, who later became his wife, but she refused to cooperate. They then found another white witness, Belle Schreiber, to testify against him. Johnson fled the country after his conviction, but agreed years later to return and serve a 10-month jail sentence. He tried to renew his boxing career after leaving prison, but failed to regain his title. He died in a car crash in 1946 at age 68.
Presidential pardons for the dead are rare.
In 1999, President Bill Clinton pardoned Lt. Henry O. Flipper, the Army's first black commissioned officer, who was drummed out of the military in 1882 after white officers accused him of embezzling $3,800 in commissary funds. Last year, President George W. Bush pardoned Charles Winters, who was convicted of violating the Neutrality Act when he conspired in 1948 to export aircraft to a foreign country in aid of Israel.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
Think he'll say thank you?
you know we're gonna be like the only ones bumping this thread, right?
Well Marooks this thread just got KTFO I started it because of all the other sports threads on here and I had to have an official boxing thread too. Also because ima banned from most boxing message boards, the good ones anyways. They have too many rules on those boards and if you stir up any kinda debate/fight you get banned I hate that. Like I said on the first page boxing is dying in america and I guess peoples on this board aint to fond of the sweet sience or that mma shit either...oh well.
ill stil post in here, i dont give a shit.
thats fucking funny. what the hell, was that guy thinking kicking that kid?
Will Dana White be the downfall of UFC??? hes such a f'ing bastard
White sorry for anti-gay slur
Dana White, the Ultimate Fighting Championship president whose comments referring to homosexuals, women and the people with mental disabilities set off a firestorm of blog activity Thursday, is apologizing for his anti-gay comments.
He is not, however, apologizing to the reporter who wrote a story that set him out on a three-plus minute tirade on his UFC video blog posted on YouTube.
UFC president Dana White spoke with Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit about his now-famous video clip that included controversial comments. Story
"I hurt people that I didn't intend to hurt and when you do something like that, yes, I believe that you should say you're sorry," White told ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit in a telephone interview. "I never intended to hurt anybody in the gay community, or be malicious, or look like a hateful guy. I never meant to hurt anyone in the gay or lesbian community at all, in any way, shape or form. I would never do that. I was speaking to [Sherdog.com reporter] Loretta Hunt. I didn't mean to bring those people into this, it had nothing to do with them and for that, I'm sorry."
White used an anti-gay slur in the video blog. He also called Hunt, who writes for Sherdog.com (a partner of ESPN.com which covers mixed martial arts), a "[expletive] bitch" and called her story on backstage credentialing issues "absolutely [expletive] retarded."
The story drew intense interest in mixed martial arts blogs, and the video clip was removed from YouTube. White declined most interview requests, but did tell a spokesman for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) that he would apologize. He spoke with ESPN.com's Buckheit late Thursday night.
White, shown in a file photo, says 'I hurt people that I didn't intend to hurt.'
"I'm not defending myself to people who don't know me and are all of a sudden all over me," White said in the interview. "I'm not homophobic and I'm not anti-gay. I used a word that I shouldn't have used and I hurt people."
White did not apologize to Hunt, a longtime MMA reporter. In Hunt's story that infuriated White, she wrote that Zuffa, the company that owns and operates promotions for the UFC and WEC, notified some fighter representatives that they will no longer receive credentials to sit with their clients backstage on fight night. White denied any changes.
"I went on the attack and I ended up attacking someone I didn't mean to," White said. "I absolutely, positively meant to attack the reporter, Loretta Hunt from Sherdog. Absolutely."
Hunt, in an e-mail to ESPN.com on Thursday night, wrote: "I stand by the story. It's accurate."
White told ESPN.com's Buckheit that he had didn't want to "write some canned statement from the company -- there's no [expletive] way I was going to do that." Instead, he said he would issue another video response, and then quit talking about the incident.
"... You know what? The thing that sucks is that video rant, the feedback I got was not negative," White said. "It was overwhelmingly positive from our fans. It was, 'Yeah, you go, Dana. You're the man.'
"At the end of the day, the worst thing for me is that I don't want anybody thinking that it's cool to say that word especially now that I know the word "******" is as powerful as the n-word. I don't want these kids out there watching me and thinking it's cool. I don't want that."
Upcoming boxing fight schedule
() indicates TV network
BOLD print indicates best fights of the week
At Memphis (ESPN2): Randall Bailey vs. Frankie Figueroa, 12 rounds, IBF junior welterweight eliminator; Mark Davis vs. Steve Gonzalez, 8 rounds, junior lightweights; Shawn Porter vs. Eloy Suarez, 4 rounds, middleweights; Tor Hamer vs. Kelsey Arnold, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Dominic Wade vs. Luis Hodge, 4 rounds, middleweights; Cedric Boswell vs. Harold Sconiers, 8 rounds, heavyweights
At Miami (Telemundo): Diobelys Hurtado vs. Arturo Morua, 12 rounds, welterweights
At Philadelphia (gofightlive.tv): Ran Nakash vs. Dave Brunelli, 8 rounds, cruiserweights; Tyric Robinson vs. Julias Edmonds, 8 rounds, junior welterweights; Gee Cullmer vs. TBA, 8 rounds, middleweights; Julio Cesar Matthews vs. Kamarah Pasley, 6 rounds, cruiserweights; Joselito Collado vs. Jason Rorie, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Taneal Goyco vs. Davit Davitshvili, 4 rounds, cruiserweights; Derrick Bivins vs. Joseph Francisco, 4 rounds, junior lightweights; Ronald Cruz vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights; Christian Martinez vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights
At Montreal (Showtime): Timothy Bradley Jr. vs. Kendall Holt, 12 rounds, WBC/WBO junior welterweight unification; Librado Andrade vs. Vitali Tsypko, 12 rounds, IBF super middleweight eliminator; Adrian Diaconu vs. David Whittom, 8 rounds, light heavyweights; Benoit Gaudet vs. Michael Lozada, 12 rounds, junior lightweights; Paul Clavette vs. Jacques Lemaire, 6 rounds, middleweights; Pier-Olivier Cote vs. Luis Acevedo, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
At Austin, Texas (HBO PPV): Edwin Valero vs. Antonio Pitalua, 12 rounds, for vacant WBC lightweight title; Michael Katsidis vs. Jesus Chavez, 10 rounds, lightweights; Carlos Hernandez vs. Vicente Escobedo, 10 rounds, lightweights; Julio Diaz vs. Rolando Reyes, 10 rounds, lightweights; Adrien Broner vs. Angel Rodriguez, 6 rounds, lightweights; Keith Thurman vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior welterweights; Ricardo Castillo vs. Andres Ledesma, 8 rounds, junior featherweights; Jermell Charlo vs. Carlos Garcia, 6 rounds, junior middleweights; Ricky Lopez vs. Felipe Ramirez, 4 rounds, junior featherweights; Malik Bazille vs. Juan De Leon, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
At Dusseldorf, Germany: Alexander Povetkin vs. Jason Estrada, 10 rounds, heavyweights; Albert Sosnowski vs. Francesco Pianeta, 12 rounds, heavyweights; Massimiliano Saiani vs. Artur Hein, 8 rounds, light heavyweights; Ruben Groenewald vs. Alexander Frenkel, 8 rounds, cruiserweights
At Montreal: Jean Pascal vs. Pablo Nievas, 12 rounds, super middleweights; Olivier Lontchi vs. Cecilio Santos, 12 rounds, junior featherweights; David Lemieux vs. TBA, 8 rounds, middelweights; Patrice L'Heureux vs. TBA, 6 rounds, heavyweights; Logan McGuinness vs. Cesar Figueroa, 4 rounds, junior welterweights; Ahmad Cheikho vs. Tebor Brosch, 4 rounds, welterweights
At Tamaulipas, Mexico: Edgar Sosa vs. Porsawan Porpramook, 12 rounds, for Sosa's WBC junior flyweight title
Upcoming MMA fight schedule
Apr 4, 2009 - WFFC 7 - Guedjev vs. Carvalho
Apr 4, 2009 - Fite Nite - Guerreros en la Torre
Apr 4, 2009 - KOTC - Insanity
Apr 5, 2009 - Dream - Dream 8
Apr 5, 2009 - Pancrase - Changing Tour 2
Its a good weekend of boxing with two fighters who are from my stomping grounds the Coachella Valley. They will fight on different cards. Tim Bradley of Palm Springs, CA will defend his WBC Jr Welterweight title taking on fellow WBO champion Kendall Holt for a title unification fight the winner will clearly be the top contender to face either Manny Pacquiao or Ricky Hatton who are the top dogs of the division. Tim "Desert Storm" Bradley has slowly been rising in the ranks and in popularity too. I ran into him in Palm Desert last week and the man is in shape and ready to go it will be his toughest fight to date it should be a good scrap that will air live on saturday night on SHOWTIME.
The other hometown fighter is Julio Diaz of Coachella,CA he was once a top prospect of the nation 10 yrs ago but has lost all his big fights, the former champion needs to win this weekend on the undercard of the Valero-Pituala PPV live from Austin,TX if he intends to be champion once again. I wish both men good luck its pretty cool to see some hometown guys fighting at the world class level, they both train together down the street from my job at the local boxing gym and I want them to come back home victorious!
Last edited by ADGZ662; 04-03-2009 at 03:18 PM.
except one dimensional boxers.
OH SHIT I FORGOT 'BOUT TORRES
WEC Torres vs. Mizugaki Preview
Friday, April 03, 2009
by Tomas Rios
Anytime you can watch one of the world’s pound-for-pound luminaries pro bono, it’s looking like a good weekend. That’s what we’ll get this Sunday from WEC “Torres vs. Mizugaki,” which is coming live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
With hometown hero and bantamweight kingpin Miguel Torres set to defend his title against Shooto standard-bearer Takeya Mizugaki, the headliner alone is enough to entice fight fans the world over. Throw in a main card that features top prospects like Rafael Assuncao and Joseph Benavidez as well as the veteran stylings of Jeff Curran, and it’s like the WEC is trying to bribe us into watching.
In other words, make sure the cable bill is paid and lock any non-MMA fans you may live with in a soundproof room. In the meantime, get your knowledge right courtesy of the same guy who said that Y2K would be the end of us all.
look at this idiot.
Sunday - UFC Fight Night® Condit vs Kampmann Re-air at 1pm ET/PT on SPIKE