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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 >>

  • 3 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 >>

  • 2 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 >>

  • 3 days ago
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I guess Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does care about the drug problem, after all. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is continuing its assault on the performance-enhancing drug (PED) problem that has plagued the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) over the last couple of years, and forced some fighters to call it a career, by taking matters into its own hands. According to Marc Ratner, vice president of regulatory affairs, UFC officials are currently meeting with several agencies to see read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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After eight years, Fresno State will bring back its wrestling program, marking college wrestling's most important victory to date in its fight to stay alive in the Golden State. Fresno State (California State University-Fresno) president Joseph Castro has announced that his school will reinstate its decorated NCAA Division I wrestling program. The Fresno Bee reported that Castro will finalize a time table for the teams return in the coming months "It's no longer a question of whether (wrestling read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Jussier Formiga won an important fight against Zach Makovsky, scoring back-to-back for the first time under the UFC banner, but he wouldn’t call it the best win of his MMA career. The Nova Uniao flyweight, who defeated the former Bellator bantamweight champion via unanimous decision at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, was disappointed with his third round against Makovsky. "I’m not totally happy with my performance because of the last round. I knew that was his strongest read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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The Europe-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is offering an interesting take on the traditional post-fight bonus system. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Cage Warriors is awarding $2000 'bounty' bonuses for fighters who can execute any of 10 specific kinds of finishes they listed. Is having a bonus system for specific finishes a good idea? Follow this live roundtable as the BE staff give their answers in real time Cage Warriors have announced a new 'bounty' bonus structure where they award fighters who can perform any of the 10 listed finishes on their cards. Starting with their next event, the European promotion will give $2000 to any of their f read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Chael Sonnen hasn't offered much of a defense for his drug testing infractions, and that's because he readily admits, "I knew what I was doing. I was trying to game the system." read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Because there's nothing like having your cake and eating it, too. Former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) No. 1 middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, has never been one to bite his tongue. So when the time came to fess up and explain his failed drug test back in June, "The American Gangster," openly admitted to taking Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Clomiphene. According to Sonnen, those prescribed medications were all a part of him trying to ease back into a normal life post read news >>

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