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  • 2 years ago
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A committee formed to assess the effectiveness of a half-point MMA scoring system has recommended the Association of Boxing Commissions stick with the current 10-point must system. In a report obtained today by MMAjunkie.com, the committee found that the half-point system would have a minimal effect on scoring and recommended further training and vetting of judges with the current system. "We thought putting in a more complicated system would hurt more fights than would help," said Jef read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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The head of an influential regulatory body is endorsing the UFC’s plan to bulk up its anti-doping efforts, and his colleague is calling on member commissions to honor the results of drug tests funded by the promotion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 months ago
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A former sportswriter and Bakersfield professor who became an MMA fan a decade ago, was immediately turned off by them using the ten-point must system that led to so many problems in boxing. He figured, as a new sport, it would work itself out. Years later, with nothing changed, he tried to come up with a solution. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine from college came by and talked about something every MMA fan hears about after almost every show. It's something I've heard, literally, since read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Ringside judges at MFC 31 on Friday will score fights using a half-point system, a first in the Maximum Fighting Championship. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission announced the news in a press release read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) met Wednesday morning in the nation’s capital, wrapping up their five-day convention with a morning dedicated to mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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At 28 years of age with 26 career fights and seven UFC featherweight title defenses behind him, Jose Aldo is opening up. Usually reserved and quiet before, during and after fights, Aldo has been caught peeping out of his shell in recent months. As he noted in a recent interview with Globo's Combate (transcribed and posted by Bloody Elbow's Fernando Arbex and Zane Simon), Aldo is "getting a taste" for the pre-fight bad-mouthing, undoubtedly a response to the many verbal jabs of his next challenge read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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The UFC's press conference discussing its plans to overhaul its drug-testing procedures is the talk of the MMA universe right now, and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre definitely seems to like what he's hearing. Rush took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the new developments: Very happy to learn about the UFC announcing a new comprehensive random PED testing. — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) February 18, 2015 Clearly a big step in the right direction for our sport. — G read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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More than a few dramatic promises were made on Wednesday in Las Vegas. If they all come true, the date will go down as the biggest leap forward to clean up mixed martial arts in the sport's history. At a special press conference to discuss the rash of recent PED failures in the UFC, promotion officials outlined a drastic new drug testing program that, when implemented on July 1, will see all 500+ fighters on the roster subjected to random, year-round, out-of-competition drug testing, along with read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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LAS VEGAS—The Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced plans for sweeping changes to its overall drug-testing program that could change the face of mixed martial arts as we know it, including punishments that could potentially be far more severe than what currently exist. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and counsel Lawrence Epstein took the stage in a ballroom at the Red Rock Casino resort to announce the changes, which were spurred on by a recent spate of high-profile test read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker would support a worldwide drug-testing system for MMA fighters. But knowing such cross-promotional cooperation could be tough, he believes state athletic commissions are still the best method to catch drug cheats. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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FRESNO, Calif. -- Royce Gracie does not believe mixed martial arts, the sport he helped build, has a drug problem. Despite the recent spat of positive tests -- from Anderson Silva's anabolic steroids to Jon Jones' cocaine -- Gracie would prefer to accentuate the positive: that offenders are getting caught and penalized. "It shows that the system is working," Gracie told MMAFighting.com at Bellator 133 on Friday night. "You're trying to look at the bad side, I'm looking at the good side. Instead read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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A post-fight drug test revealed Nick Diaz had double the amount of allowable marijuana metabolites in his system following UFC 183, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Despite Bader and Davis ending up in a stalemate, the judges still felt the need to score 10-9 rounds each time out. Why? As part of the UFC on FOX 14 main card, Ryan Bader and Phil Davis battled to an absolute stalemate for three rounds. They were dead even on a pretty uneventful bout, and Bader ended up taking a split decision victory. While the winning fighter on such a close bout certainly isn't really as controversial as let's say the recent Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer travesty, it does read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests. If you're even a casual boxing fan, the name CJ Ross rings a bell for all the wrong reasons. Ross was under heavy scrutiny for a pair of peculiar scorecards featuring boxing's two biggest stars. In 2012, she turned in a 115-113 card for the first encounter between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, a bout which Bradley won by split decision in a widel read news >>

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