FORMER WEC CHAMP BRIAN BOWLES ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE


Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion Brian Bowles was arrested on Jan. 14 in Arcade, Ga., on several drug-related charges.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Bowles was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule IV drug, possession of schedule IV drug with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and possession of firearm during the commission of a crime. Another woman, Rhomney Marie Moon, was arrested on the same charges.

The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Bowles’ residence on Stoner Road in Arcade, Ga., in order to serve an arrest warrant on a woman who was believed to be on the premises. While the woman in question was not present, it was determined that Moon did have an outstanding warrant. After methamphetamine was found in the “immediate area,” a search warrant was executed and “a quantity of marijuana, other narcotics, a gun and numerous packaging materials were also located within the home.”

Bowles and Moon were then transported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. An inmate records search reveals that Bowles remains incarcerated since his arrest. A representative from the Sheriff’s Office was unable to release any further details to Sherdog.com, and due to state law, a mug shot was not available. Continue reading

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Sheik Tahnoon the wealthiest and one of the most important men in BJJ

The UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan may be the most influential figure in Jiu-Jitsu whose last name isn’t Gracie.
Not much is known about the Jiu-Jitsu story of this BJJ black belt that has been training since the mid-90’s.
The competition ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships were the idea and creation of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the sixth son of then U.A.E. leader Sheik Zayed, who at the time was completing his advanced studies in the USA. In 1993 after watching the first U.F.C. Sheik Tahnoon became a big fan of MMA. He was struck by the Brazilian jiu-jitsu craze spreading across the US, inspired by the Gracie family from Brazil – in particular Royce Gracie, who won that UFC .
Sheikh Tahnoon started his journey in 1995 as he entered Gracie Barra San Diego and met the then instructor Nelson Monteiro.

He introduced himself as “Ben”. He asked if he could join the class and was immediately registered, bought his Gi, and started attending BJJ classes. The student seemed very eager to learn, always among the first to show up at training and among the last to leave. Rumor has it that he would often offer to help in cleaning the mat before training sessions (a Continue reading

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France’s unstoppable judo champion, Teddy Riner

French judo heavyweight Teddy Riner claimed his sixth consecutive world championship this weekend in Russia, confirming his current dominance in the over 100kg division. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at the man who has become a legend, aged just 25.

Easily sailing through to the tournament hosted in the north-central Russian city of Chelyabinsk, Riner came up against Japanese star Ryu Shichinohe in the final on Saturday. It was not a spectacular showdown, with Shichinohe averting Riner’s attacks by laying down on three occasions.

The Japanese judoka’s strategy almost paid off as Riner (pronounced Reener) became visibly frustrated and barely avoided a takedown with 45 seconds left on the clock.

The shrewd approach employed by Shichinohe was, in the end, futile, but the result made evident what was already clear to the other athletes and spectators: no one can beat Riner. Continue reading

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Retired mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva filed suit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission in District Court

Retired mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva filed suit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission in District Court late last week, accusing the agency of overstepping its jurisdiction in the disciplinary action it took against him in September.

Silva, 38, received a lifetime ban in Nevada and a $70,000 fine for purposely running from an unannounced drug test the NSAC attempted to administer on May 24. Silva admitted during a preliminary disciplinary hearing in June that he avoided the drug test because he was taking banned substances at the time.

In September, Silva’s attorney, Ross Goodman, argued that the NSAC had no jurisdiction over Silva on May 24, as he had not applied for a license at that time. Silva (35-12-1) was scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas, but Goodman says no fight contract was signed. Continue reading

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Bellator Kongo vs King Mo 2/27/2015

February 27th on Spike Just announced, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs Cheick Kongo #SuperFight

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Bubba Jenkins: “I think this one puts me on the map”


While the 145-pound division is unquestionably one of Bellator MMA’s most talent-rich, at least one featherweight contender believes it’s time for a little fresh blood among the weight class’ elite.

Bubba Jenkins”I’ve been watching the top of the division from a distance, and you can only have so many Patricio Pitbull vs. Pat Curran fights and Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus fights,” Bubba Jenkins said. “You can only have so many of those fights, and it’s time to get some new names in there.”

Jenkins certainly seems to have everything it takes to have his name mentioned along with those perennial stars. At just 26 years old, Jenkins is entering his athletic prime, and the former NCAA Division I wrestling champion is rounding out his skillset in rapid fashion.

And while there are several so-called “supercamps” turning out top MMA talent in rapid fashion, Jenkins opted for a different path in his development as a fighter. Jenkins credits the individualized attention he’s received from coaches Paul Herrera and Tiki Ghosn for his quick maturation.

“When I’m with my tutors, my one-on-one coaches, I get better everyday,” Jenkins said. “I’m excited to show the world what I really can do instead of just being known as a wrestler that can take people down and beat them up. I’m more of a well-rounded MMA fighter now, and I’m ready to put that on display.”

Jenkins (8-1) will get that opportunity when he takes on fellow contender Georgi Karakhanyan (23-4-1) at Friday’s “Bellator: Pitbull vs. Straus” at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.

The 29-year-old Karakhanyan is a respected talent, as well, who has picked up titles on the regional stage but now hopes to prove himself worthy on the national level. Jenkins, of course, has other ideas.

“I just happen to be a dream destroyer and a plan-wrecker in there,” Jenkins said. “I know he’s got some plans and some things he wants to do, but so do I.” Continue reading

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Kimbo Slice speaks on Bellator return.

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS KIMBO SLICE TO A MULTI-FIGHT PROMOTIONAL CONTRACT

SANTA MONICA – (January 16, 2015) The legend of Kimbo is back on Spike. One of MMA’s most recognizable names, the wildly popular former internet sensation Kimbo Slice has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will make his promotional debut later this year.

Bellator officially announced the signing moments ago on Spike TV during the “Bellator: Pitbull vs. Straus” event when Bellator’s Jimmy Smith caught up with the Miami slugger via Skype (#technology).

“I’ve been trying to keep busy as much as possible,” said Slice. “Been boxing over the past couple of years. My current record [as a boxer] is 7-0. Bellator is up there in the tops and they’re giving me the opportunity to fight on primetime and Spike TV. You know you can’t resist Spike TV.

“You gotta think, I’m still hungry out there. I haven’t got my fill yet. Whoever steps up to the plate, they got to bring it. I’m comin to get it. Continue reading

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UFC and Bellator vet Dave Herman arrested after police chase

Dave Herman, a former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter who most recently competed for Titan FC, was arrested early Monday morning in Indiana after leading police on a chase.

Herman faces three felony charges, including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and battery against law enforcement, and a misdemeanor charge.

According to an incident report issued by the Dekalb County Sheriff Department, Herman was speeding on I-69 with no headlights or taillights on. When officers attempted to pull him over, Herman initially refused to pull over before finally stopping at a gas station, the report states.

According to the report: “David exited his vehicle and approached Officers in an aggressive manner. David was given multiple warnings to get on the ground and failed to comply. David had to be tased in order to be taken into custody. An infant and adult female were also present in the vehicle.”

No one sustained any injuries during the incident. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a Great Champion and People’s Advocate, Muhammad Ali

This week was the 73rd birthday to one of the Greatest Men to walk to the Earth yes the Earth. He gave up the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World to stand up for his beliefs would you?

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BJ Penn arrested after altercation at Maui hotel

Anonymous reports to MAUIWatch have confirmed that Hawaii MMA star BJ Penn was arrested Saturday night at his hotel room after an altercation between him and his friend. Sources say he was staying at the Four Seasons Maui when police responded and encountered an inebriated Penn.

According to the anonymous source, Penn severely assaulted the individual and left him fleeing back to the hotel room where the arrest was later made.
Calls to Penn’s representatives remained unanswered. More information to follow as this story develops.

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