SparkPeople MMA Fans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10211 Fans of all things Mixed Martial Arts. UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, Dream, InvictaFC, or whichever group is your favorite. Those of you who fight....WE SALUTE YOU! SparkPeople MMA Fans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10211 Hello Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x56757964 So ready to get back into shape! New goal.... MMA hottie! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:34:39 EST Look like Bones vs. Rashad again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x53770341 I was rooting for Henderson didn't really want Rashad to win last night. Johnny Jones will take care of him though! Can't wait to watch Silva fight July 6th. <BR> <BR> Jim Krause did an awesome job representing himself and Kansas City in his first UFC fight! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:25:15 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x53484650 Hi everyone. i am training in kickboxing and jiu jitsu. i am currently a high yellow belt in kickboxing and a white belt in jiu jitsu. Here is my training schedule: on Mondays, I do an hour of boxing and then one and a half hours of jiu jitsu. On Tuesdays, I do an hour of kickboxing. On Wednesdays, I do an hour of MMA. On Thursdays, I do an hour of kickboxing. On Saturdays, I do an hour and a half of Jiu Jitsu and an hour of Muay Thai. I want to eventually go to the ring. Sun, 26 May 2013 11:36:54 EST St. Pierre vs Diaz tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x52557945 I'm taking St. Pierre! I'm not a fan of either of the Diaz brothers Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:02:40 EST The Ultimate Fighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x51865009 Anyone watching this? Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:19:35 EST Hey ya'll from East Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x50136076 My name is Amanda, but only my mother and the Almighty call me that, you can call me Am.I'm a 32 year old mother of 1, Tori, who is 15. I like to fill my time with hiking, camping, pretty much anything outside with friends. Looking forward to getting to know ya'll. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:40:28 EST VIP Pass - Chael Sonnen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x49248258 If any of you fans haven't read the book, its interesting and funny. Chael Sonnen has a unique perspective on issues. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:18:54 EST Hello from Augusta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x49211877 Hi team, my name is Charles and I live in Augusta, Ga. My goal is to lose some extra weight and tone up. Joined the team because I just like to follow the fights sometimes. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:18:54 EST Buchecha" Almeida vs Rodolfo Vieira 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x48532710 I may have posted this in the wrong line. But if you like BJJ straight up search youtube for Buchecha" Almeida vs Rodolfo Vieira 2012. I have watched this fight so many time since it was posted June 2nd. It is amazing !!! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:42:22 EST UFC fan since Royce dominated the first couple of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x48516337 New here, UFC fan, as well as my children. They all take BJJ and want to compete. Long road, but they dominate their classes in rolling. Sending them to Jodo camp this summer! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:42:45 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x45981969 Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:53 EST And in this corner... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x45130886 Hey all - <BR> <BR> New here, but not to SP. <BR> <BR> I've trained in MMA on & off for the past 5 years and am an amatuer MMA fighter. <BR> Looking forward to chatting w/ ya'll <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:23:27 EST Returning to the octogon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x45016757 Hey everyone, <BR> I joined a while ago but never really used Spark people. I have decided to come back and give it a go. My main goal is to be back to a fitness level where i can train in Mixed Martial Arts once again. <BR> <BR> Anyways, good to be here :-) Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:58:41 EST Kudos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x44773711 To all members of MMA Fans, <BR> <BR> I initially posted this in the Chat forum but thought it deserved its own so <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take a minute to congratulate everyone on your sustained hard work in this endeavor of weight loss and life-style change. Our team has just recently earned 1 million SparkPoints! What an great milestone!!! You guys are AWESOME! <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:44:17 EST P4P BEST FIGHTER SILVA, GSP, OR BONES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x43913350 I know it's early to throw Jones in there...but I can see him holding that belt for a long time. Give me your thoughts on the pound for pound best of the best. <BR> <BR> 3 - GSP - there's not much competition in welterweight for him to be challenged, and he doesn't finish fights? A win is a win and a decision will hold the belt but you're not dazzling me. And keep in mind I'm Canadian so saying that about GSP will get me shot. <BR> <BR> 2 - Jones only because he's so young still. He's ... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:07:01 EST TUF Bisping v Miller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x43912814 This is a tough one? Can't wait to see a season of smaller fighters. But when it comes time for the coaches to duke it out I have no opinion. I hope they hurt eachother. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 10:38:37 EST New to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x43900604 Jelle777 (pronounced yella) joining the MMA fan team because I love MMA. Especially the product the UFC turns out. I have the first 80 UFC ppv events on DVD and several more spuratically from 81 and up. I live in southern Ontario Canada and naturally I love GSP, but Anderson is my favourite to watch. Looking forward to being a part of this team, reading fight predictions, and chatting about ppv results and aftermath. Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:38:31 EST GSP vs. Nick Diaz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41940783 This is being discussed as the next fight for GSP. I know that the Fertittas have said from the beginning that they would not do cross promotional fights between Strikeforce and the UFC, but since they own both now they can essentially do whatever they want, and apparently this is a fight they want to put together. <BR> <BR> I would certainly put down my hard earned money to see this fight, and I hope it happens this year!! Fri, 20 May 2011 12:34:03 EST UFC 130 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41920834 So when I got home from the gym last night, Mike was watching fight #2 between Edgar & Maynard. He mentioned something about them not fighting on the ppv & that's when I remembered reading that they were both injured. So that means the headliner is the Rampage/Hammer fight? Seriously? I love them both, but they are far from headliners. Does Dana really think people are going to shell out the usually $50ish ppv fee for these guys?? I'm actually wanting to see the Mir/Nelson fight just bec... Thu, 19 May 2011 12:22:56 EST UFC 129 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41502424 Some very good fights on this card - going to have to pinch my wallet and pony up for this one. Rush St. Pierre and Jose Aldo are looking to defend their titles. Randy Couture is fighting for the last time, and facing none other than The Dragon Lyoto Machida. Ben Henderson is on the main card as well, all in all looking like a great night of fights. <BR> <BR> The undercard looks solid as well! Anyone else going to watch this? Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:46:40 EST Mayhem Miller signs with UFC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41384787 Just read that Mayhem signed with the UFC today. Thoughts? Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:21:22 EST Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41114160 Main card has two title defenses on it, should be a good night of fights. Oh who am I kidding, any night of fights has the potential to be a good one! Here is the lineup: <BR> <BR> MAIN CARD <BR> Champ Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (for welterweight title) <BR> Champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (for lightweight title) <BR> Keith Jardine vs. Gegard Mousasi <BR> Shinya Aoki vs. Lyle Beerbohm <BR> <BR> PRELIMINARY CARD <BR> Robert Peralta vs. Hiroyuki Takaya <BR> Brett Albee vs. Virgil ... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 12:56:40 EST Planning a return to the cage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x41017740 Hey guys. After a year of focusing strictly on Jiu Jitsu, I am planning on training to get back into the cage. This is a daunting task for me right now. I am asking that my Spark friends help me along the road. Please check out my latest blog entry for more details. <BR> <BR> Dave Tue, 5 Apr 2011 04:47:54 EST I'M NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x40202465 WHATS UP,FOUND THIS SITE WHO WANTS TO FIGHT LOL J/K,MANTZKE FROM IL.NEAR SPRINGFIELD Sun, 27 Feb 2011 11:00:59 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x40009396 I'm Jay, 23 years old. <BR> Big MMA fan, unfortunately I can't watch anything live on TV because I have no way to get (UFC) PPV's. <BR> Even DVD's are nearly impossible to get, so I download the events instead. <BR> <BR> I was surprised to see this team in the top 3 of the 'other sports' section, it's nice to see that MMA is alive and kicking. :) Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:42:29 EST 'TUF' alum Jackson gets 25 to life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x39927908 Here's the start of the article: <BR> Jeremy Jackson could spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to rape. <BR> <BR> A California judge on Monday handed down a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for Jackson, a cast member on Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter. Jackson in December pleaded guilty to raping an ex-girlfriend while burglarizing her home. <BR> <BR> The plea came although a few jurors weren't convinced of his guilt.... <BR> (There was much more to the story,... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:06:20 EST Kinect fighting game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x39794953 So a buddy of mine passed a game he bought over to me to play for a few weeks. It's called Fighters Uncaged and it works with the Kinect. I only played it for about 45 minutes last night, but I kinda enjoyed it. I thought the AI was blocking alot while I was throwing alot of combos, but it might just be that I don't fully understand the game. I was curious if any of you own or rented the game before and what did you think of it. I'm giving it another shot in about 4-5 hours. lol Wed, 9 Feb 2011 05:02:38 EST UFC Fitness comes to the Kinect http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x38894634 Dana White was tweeting that he plans on releasing the UFC Fitness game for the Xbox Kinect around April 1st, but with a date like that, it could be just an old fashioned April Fools joke. I hope he's serious, I like the Your Shape cardio-kickboxing trainer. It's a real workout, but I'll trade it for a UFC fitness trainer in a heartbeat. Hopefully, it would be Bas Rutten. lol Liver punch for the win. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 06:00:21 EST The Last WEC Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x38552543 I'm not sure who all watched it, but I finally got around to watching it this weekend and enjoyed the final head kick of the night. Headkicks are headkicks, seen one, seen them all. Cro-crops make a pop when they hit and Petey Williams still has my favorite kick to Mark Colemans face. But Anthony Pettis ran off the sides of the cage and delivered a HUGE headkick before he landed back on the ground. It was like a ninja move or something. I tried to Google it earlier and it's a big buzz on the ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 08:29:00 EST UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x37997912 Main card <BR> <BR> * Light Heavyweight: Quinton Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida <BR> * Welterweight: Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn <BR> * Middleweight: Gerald Harris vs. Maiquel Falcão <BR> * Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch <BR> * Lightweight: George Sotiropoulos vs. Joe Lauzon <BR> <BR> Spike TV card <BR> <BR> * Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Brian Foster <BR> * Middleweight: Aaron Simpson vs. Mark Muñoz <BR> <BR> Preliminary card <BR> <BR> * Welterweight: Armenia Karo Parisyan vs. D... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:24:35 EST UFC 122 free on Spike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x37908128 UFC 122 free on Spike tonight from Germany, tape delay so don't check the internet unless you want to know the results beforehand. <BR> <BR> Main card <BR> Welterweight bout: Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak <BR> Light Heavyweight bout: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic <BR> Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta <BR> Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami <BR> <BR> Not a terribly exciting card but should be some good fights and did I mention free? Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:38:39 EST Cain's Tattoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x37501895 My fiancé and I had a discussion about who we were rooting for last night. <BR> <BR> He was rooting for Lesnar because 1) He hoped he'd changed 2) Velasquez's "Brown Pride" tattoo. <BR> <BR> fiancé said he's hacked that a white person couldn't have a tattoo like that and get away with it so why should he. My stance is that it isn't his fault that society doesn't think anything about any other race having it but condemns a white person (talking no other signs of white supremacist leanings). ... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 10:32:30 EST UFC 121: Lesnar or Valasquez? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x37403849 Brock Lesnar, is back in the main event for UFC 121, with unbeaten Cain Velasquez. Who's gonna win? <BR> <BR> I'm liking Brock more since his near death experience, he was way too much of an A-hole before. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking Brock will win if he can get a hold of Cain. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:02:59 EST Hughes vs. Penn 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36797527 OK, just had to ask this one. I just read last week that they have arranged Hughes/Penn 3 for later this year. Just wondering what you all think of it. <BR> <BR> I'm really hoping that Hughes destroys Penn. I like Hughes, and I'm not real fond of Penn. That said, I think that Hughes is farther past his prime than Penn, so it should be a good fight. What say you all? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:46:34 EST Fight Night, Escudero, and Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36797450 OK, silly question here, but I really don't know the answer. On the fight night last week, they mentioned that Escudero didn't make weight. In fact, he didn't even come close, weighing in at 159. My question is, what are the consequences of that? <BR> <BR> The fight seemed to go on, and there was no mention of it beyond that he didn't make weight. If I were in charge, the fight would have immediately been chalked up as a W for Oliviera, and an L for Escudero, no matter how it ended, an... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:38:47 EST Thoughts on TUF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36797308 Just wondering what you all thought about TUF. Other than hoping GSP destroys Koscheck (I've never liked him), it is really too early to tell. Just wondering if anyone has any faves yet. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:26:53 EST Remembering 9-11-01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36618350 It is hard to believe it all happened so long ago. My heart goes out to the ones directly affected by the events on that day and the ones that answered the call of duty both from the emergency services and our military. It is an ongoing event and I hope that we dont forget the sacrifices that have been made. Sat, 11 Sep 2010 09:06:22 EST T.U.F. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36562921 The newest season of The Ultimate Fighter is set to start on Wednesday Sept. 15. It airs on Spike TV. There will be a free Fight Night event 2 hours before the show. Anyone here a fan of The Ultimate Fighter show? I really like it. Some seasons are really good and some are kinda weak. <BR> <BR> The coaches this season are GSP and Koshchek. I believe the weight class this season is lightweights. <BR> <BR> If you are unfamiliar with the show, it is a reality type show that makes fighters li... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:07:24 EST Toney Salary, OUTRAGEOUS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36462382 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Was just perusing the MMA page on YAHOO last night, and the UFC has posted the salaries for UFC 118. And Tony received the highest salary of the night, getting $500,000 for getting choked out by Couture. <BR> <BR> So White (I generally like Dana White, by the way, I think he's a true fan of the sport, which really comes out in the fight cards) paid Toney half a million dollars to NOT get into fighting shape, show up for this freak-show excuse for a fight, and get cho... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:33:41 EST CroCop vs. Mir http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36396210 Mirko CroCop versus Frank Mir - who takes it??? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:25:21 EST Go Randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36360315 I don't mind when a fighter talks trash before a fight, if they at least are able to back some of it up. But to talk all of the trash that Toney did, and then show up in the shape he did last night (he looked like Big Country on a diet of Banana Splits)is honestly offensive. I wish that Randy could have ignored the tap and choked him to sleep, and that Dana could have fined him for being a general embarrassment!!! Just a thought! <BR> <BR> Peace, all, and have a terrific week!! <BR> <BR>... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:55:45 EST Couture vs Toney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36343669 Just have to say how much I LOVED Couture's submission of Toney. I'm still smiling! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 29 Aug 2010 02:29:24 EST Edgar or Penn, Can He Do It Again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x36343542 So, since no one has asked it yet that I can see, I'll start the thread. Can Edgar repeat his performance and beat Penn again? <BR> <BR> I'm torn in this one, as I really like both fighters, but I think if I had to choose, I'd be cheering for Edgar. But can he do it again? What say you all??? <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:55:33 EST Hello, All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x36343506 Just a quick hello! I am a rather lukewarm MMA fan, as I love to watch it, but not enough to fork out $45 a month for PPV's!!! Now that I have Netflix, I just wait until the DVD comes out and watch them then, and follow the fights on the online blogs :-). <BR> <BR> Hope all are doing well. I'll post when I can, and read when I can. <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Sun, 29 Aug 2010 01:48:58 EST Hello from Las Vegas ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x36131653 Hey everyone, was reading another Spark page and saw this team and had to join! <BR> We are huge fight fans in my house and if we dont get to see it live in the MGM Grand Garden Arena we will most certainly order PPV. <BR> I look forward to participating on this team. <em>104</em> <BR> Jackie Wed, 18 Aug 2010 13:14:26 EST Maryland Checking In....Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x36117919 So excited to have found this team. I have to admit when I was first exposed to MMA/UFC by an ex years ago, I was so not into it. I used to get mad everytime I had to sit and watch it but as the days went by I started paying attention more and more. Today, I am totally hooked. Can't help but watch all things UFC!!! Glad to join the team <em>334</em> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:50:13 EST I'm new!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x35991716 Hey everyone I'm new here to SP and to the mma fans team of course lol. I'm from Nova Scotia Canada, 24 yrs old and love martial arts. I've pretty well been overweight my whole life... 310 lbs at 16 yrs old. I'm getting into shape now thanks to martial arts and the drive that i have to succeed at it. I'm down to 207 lbs now with an overall goal of 185. I'm currently taking Kendai Bujitsu and am loving it. Now that I'm dropping my weight at a pretty good pace I'm thinking I'm going to start t... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:53:30 EST Chael Sonnen or Anderson Silva http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x35941055 I know its over already but I was really pulling for Chael. Even though he was technically winning the fight, his face looked like he was losing, bad! I do have a lot more respect for Anderson now that he has survived a real fight but Chael is so darned entertaining when he talks!!! Mon, 9 Aug 2010 15:19:43 EST Which fighters should hang up their gloves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x35585270 Ken Shamrock- especially after his fight in Australia last week. <BR> Chuck Liddell- a GREAT champion, but he looks like he might get hurt really bad soon. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:41:55 EST Hello from west central Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x35356260 Hello all. I'm a huge MMA fan, and have been following the sport since the mid 1990's. I've been fortunate enough to meet several fighters (Jamie Varner, Jens Pulver, Houton Alexander, Brian Bowles, & Sean Sherk) at appearances at the Fighter Warehouse. Also, I met Stitch Duran, legendary cut man there. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:20:24 EST Carwin or Lesnar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x35124175 Well, what's your prediction? <BR> Mine is Carwin wins by TKO in the first round. <BR> <BR> I guess it could go Lesnar's way if he can bullrush him and stay on top. Carwin is supposed to have a good wrestling base but I can't remember seeeing it. <BR> <BR> I am pulling for Carwin. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:03:24 EST Poor Fedor!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x35080551 Ok I was totally bummed about Fedor, I loved watching him in PRIDE. What a streak to break! I have high hopes for his next fight if he does get a rematch. <em>46</em> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:54:24 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x34695181 I was excited to see that there was page for MMA! I love it! Don't forget to watch the finale of the ultimate fighter tonight and the UFC (Liddell!!!) this Saturday-it's gonna be a good one!! <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 14:51:35 EST Jared Carle's 39 second Flying Triangle, MMA fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x34671990 Hey guys, <BR> <BR> My boyfriend Jared Carle recently pulled off the flying triangle in the Cage on May 22, 2010!! He is the first guy anywhere near his weight class (he weighed 266 his opponent Gerald Saline 328) and only the 5th person of over 70,000 sanctioned bouts to pull this off! Check out this video! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iprgu2B3e<BR>Rg <BR> <BR> We are finally moving to Las Vegas to train and I couldn't be happier.. I'm finally going to get into shape and figh... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:14:34 EST Anyone going to Vegas for the fight next week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x34224233 Just wondering if anyone will going to the fight next week??? Unfortunately tickets sold out so I'll have to find a place to watch it out there, but I'll be going the UFC Fan Expo. So I'm hoping to meet a lot of fighters. Tue, 18 May 2010 12:18:48 EST Wasssup! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x34224166 Hey I'm new to this team, and I'm pretty happy that I found a team that loves this sport like I do! Tue, 18 May 2010 12:16:07 EST lasts nights Strikeforce... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x33521333 Did anybody catch it on CBS? I was up til almost three am going rounds on the entire post fight crap! <BR> <BR> Although it sparked a huge amount on controversy, the night had some pretty good fights and upsets! <BR> <BR> Curious on your thoughts :) <BR> <BR> I wont put any spoilers in here just in case some people havent seen it yet, although with all the drama from last night it's been blasted all over the place. <BR> Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:31:20 EST S-T-O-K-E-D!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x33287452 Hey everyone! I'm Megan and new to this site. I am a huge mma fan and am stoked there is a fan page!! I have gone to a couple UFC fights live and definetly think its a great reason to go into debt!! lol. Anyone else pumped to see Rashad and Rampage fight in May? That black on black crime has been building for months... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 08:35:51 EST UFC 112 Predictions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x33269406 BJ Penn will win via submission in second round <BR> Anderson silva will win via KO in 2nd round <BR> Matt Hughes will win via unanimous decision <BR> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:18:03 EST Used to train, want to get back into the fray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x32654641 Greetings! New to the site but longtime MMA fan. I used to train but stopped due to scheduling and let any weight i lost creep right back. <BR> <BR> I would love to pick it up again someday but really want to be in a place where my fitness is a huge handicap. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:40:42 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x32507884 Hey everyone...brand spankin new to the site and this group. Love MMA. I've liked it for a number of years...but my interest really grew in the last few. My bf is in training ... that probably contributed to it. Don't have a favorite fighter really...but I love watching Anderson Silva and GSP. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 16:19:50 EST UFC 110 who is taking the wins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x32044449 Lil Nog <BR> Wandy <BR> Joe Daddy <BR> The Dean <BR> I hope CroCop but Rothwell gets my betting money <BR> Elvis <BR> The Polish Experiment <BR> Chris Lights out <BR> CB <BR> Igor <BR> <BR> Who you guys have winning? Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:01:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x32018060 Been watching MMA for ever it seems like. Have two MMA fights under my belt two wins but hard fought. Have one Muay Thai loss as well. I am only 5'9 and tried to fight at heavy weight, it was a do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars moment for sure. Currently weighed in at 273, going to go back down to my natural weight of 205 hopefully with the help of spark. I will make the cut to 185 for my next fight Im thinking December. Win or lose I will plan on a May 2011 outing at 170 but we will... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:44:08 EST New to You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x31954031 Hey, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team. My name is Lincoln and I work for the UFC. Love my job! I get to go to all the fights for free, as long as they are in Las Vegas, otherwise I have to buy my own ticket to fly wherever the show is. <BR> <BR> Anyway, nice to meet all of you MMA fans. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 18:39:45 EST Hey all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x31564468 Hello everyone! My name is Kurt and I hail from central Washington. I love MMA, though I am a only a fan and not a practitioner:) Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:48:28 EST SAUNA ---- burn calories ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x31479479 <BR> <BR> I am looking to find CREDIBLE information about Calories Burned using the Sauna. There are TONS of conflicting opinions... (everybody's got 'em and they all stink!!) The Water weight theory... well DUH!! of COURSE immediate scale dropping is water weight (fighters and wrestlers know this WELL). doesn't mean that water weight is the ONLY thing going on. <BR> <BR> speeding up metabolism...?? very difficult to demonstrate conclusively. if you can't prove it, then you can't disprove ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:22:31 EST like this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x31479459 as if i wasn't going to like this team... the MAIN pic is HENDO flat DROPPING BISPING!!!! <BR> <BR> i was OUT of my chair in Pure delight. Bisping dropping was even more fun that watching "sugar" rashad get bounced about like a doll by Machida... <BR> <BR> good times... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:18:24 EST Need motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x31163512 I have worked so hard over the last year. I lost 120 pounds. For some reason I cant pick myself back up from the holidays and get my rear in gear. Hoping for some inspiration and that fighting spirit back. I dont want to lose all that i gained , or lost. I am making a promise to myself to do better this week. Good luck to everyone!!!!! Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:44:12 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x30586283 Hi im new to this team page but love MMA and contact sports.Hope you all enjoyed UFC 107,SHAME Sanchez got beaten.Looking forward to next year theres a rumour that GSP will fight Dan Hardy in March!!!! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:44:56 EST WHAT MMA FIGHTERS WILL HAVE THE BEST YEAR 2010 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x30478959 WELL THIS IS HARD ,BUT I THINK BJ PENN STAYS ON TOP,GSP WILL TO. I THINK FEDOR WILL NOT LOSE, AND BELFORT WILL DEFEAT SILVA, AND BECOME CHAMPION. MIR WILL HAVE A GOOD YEAR,SO WILL FORREST. CERRONE,ALDO, AND FABER WILL DO FINE. DAN HENDERSON WILL DO AWESOME AT STRIKEFORCE.RUA WILL BECOME A CHAMP AND STAY THAT WAT TILL 2011. BUT THIS IS WHAT I THINK, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:32:11 EST BJ PENN , SHOULD HE STAY AT 155 OR BACK TO 170???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x30371450 OK IF YOU WATCHED BJ PENN LATELY, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT MANY GUYS AT 155 THAT CAN BEAT HIM, AND THE ONES WHO DO LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE A CHANCE END UP GOING DOWN AND NOT LOOKING SO GREAT AFTERWARDS. SO I ASK YOU ALL... SHOULD HE STAY THE KING AT 155 UNTIL HE LOSES, OR GO BACK TO 170 WHERE HE WOULD GET CHALLENGED? ME I THINK HE SHOULD STAY UNTIL HE IS BEAT,AND IF HE STILL IS CHAMP WHEN 2011 COMES, THEN HE SHOULD FIGHT AT 155 AND 170, WHAT EVER THE BEST CHALLENGE IS AT THAT TIME. I THINK... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:06:21 EST KIMBO ? DOES HE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?????IN THE UFC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x30198231 OK KIMBO WON HIS FIRST UFC FIGHT EVEN THOUGH ALEXANDER RAN AWAY ALOT,KIMBO LOOKED LIKE HE NEW WHAT HE WAS DOING ON THE GROUND,AND THAT SUPLEX ON ALEXANDER LOOKED GREAT,BUT DOES HE HAVE ENOUGH SKILL TO BEAT A REAL CONTENDER,LIKE FORREST,JARDINE OR A HEAVY WEIGHT LIKE HARDONK,CAUSE HIS FIGHTS WILL HAVE TO BE A CATCH WEIGHT CAUSE MOST HEAVY WEIGHTS WEIGH ALOT MORE,AND HE CANT CUT DOWN TO 205. BUT I CAN SAY THAT KIMBO IS JUST ANOTHER TANK ABBOTT OR CAN HE GET ENOUGH SKILLS TO BE A REAL CONTENDER?... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:45:31 EST UFC 106 Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29653058 MAIN CARD <BR> * Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz <BR> * Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck <BR> * Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah <BR> * Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira <BR> * Dustin Hazelett vs. Karo Parisyan <BR> <BR> PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired) <BR> * Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders <BR> * Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann <BR> * Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt <BR> * Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson <BR> * Fabricio Camoes vs. Caol Uno <BR> * Jason Dent vs. George Sotiropoulos Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:45:06 EST Fedor vs. Rodgers Spoiler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29604178 I can't believe Fedor keeps knocking these guys out.. I wish we'd see him fight some of the top competition in the world so we could actually see if he's the best. But he just broke his nose and hurt his left hand in that fight so I'm sure we won't see him fight for another year. I was really hoping to see Rodgers smear him.. I guess we'll have to wait and see what B competition M1 feeds him next year. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:23:21 EST Check out my sweet UFC Pumpkins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29496580 I recently entered the UFC Pumpkin Carving Contest at MMA.tv. Check out my photobucket link to see them. I carved the Anderson Silva,Frank Mir, Gina Carano, and Gabriel Gonzaga kicking CroCop in the head. My Boyfriend did the Kimbo Slice, Tiny Urijah Faber.. literally a pumpkin half the size of a lighter, and Joe Stevenson against the fence. <BR> You can check out the lit and unlit versions and some of the source pics we just for the carvings! <BR> <BR> <link>s670.photobucket.com/albums/v... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 12:32:50 EST Lesnar vs Carwin is off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29348577 Unfortunately Lesnar has pulled out of the fight due to having the flu and not training for 3 and a half weeks. Bummer as I was looking forward to that fight. Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:30:20 EST MMA's Top 10 Showmen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29126527 Todd Bergman of 411mania.com recently published a list of the top 10 showmen of MMA. It's worth a read, just for the entrance videos alone, but here's his top 10: <BR> <BR> 10. Don "The Predator" Frye <BR> 9. King Mo <BR> 8. Mayhem Miller <BR> 7. Nick and Nate Diaz <BR> 6. Frank Shamrock <BR> 5. Minowa <BR> 4. Phil Baroni <BR> 3. Akihiro Gono <BR> 2. Genki Sudo <BR> 1. Kazushi Sakuraba <BR> <BR> <link>www.411mania.com/MMA/columns/119230 </link> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 06:59:23 EST Dan Henderson to Strikeforce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29126511 Sure sounds like it. I'll post the link to the article, but in short, Dana White doesn't think a deal is going to get done and announced that Hendo had signed with Strikeforce. Hendo denies that he's signed, but says they've talked. We'll see. <link>www.411mania.com/MMA/news/119392/Dan<BR>-Henderson-Situation-Update.htm </link> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 06:56:04 EST UFC 104 Picks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x29077396 Next Saturday is UFC 104 in LA. Here is the Main Event card. So my question is simple: who you got? <BR> <BR> Light Heavyweight Championship <BR> Lyoto Machida (c) vs. Mauricio Rua <BR> <BR> Heavyweight <BR> Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell <BR> <BR> Lightweight <BR> Gleison Tibau vs. Josh Neer <BR> <BR> Lightweight <BR> Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher <BR> <BR> Welterweight <BR> Anthony Johnson vs. Japan Yoshiyuki Yoshida Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:13:00 EST Tis Me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x28259785 Just thought I'd put a quick intro out there... <BR> <BR> I'm a long time fan of MMA and the martial arts in general, been following UFC since... well I can remember watching Royce win UFC 1, 2, and 4. <BR> <BR> Am a huge fan of Couture (who despite recent losses still deserves all the credit in the world, I mean he is how old now)... and being Canadian I can't help but love G.S.P... <BR> <BR> Studied myself on and off... Shotokan Karate, Juijitsu, Yoshinkan Aikido... I never progressed v... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 11:16:16 EST NO SILVA-GSP SUPERFIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x28012597 According to Dana White, there will never be a GSP - Anderson Silva superfight. I'm bummed out! That's a fight I would love to see. Dana thinks Silva is too big for Georges. What do you think? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:50:08 EST Hi Im Allyssa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x27610128 Hello my name is Allyssa. I am new to this group and just wanted to say hi. Also i don't know how many of you in this group live near concord ca but they are opening the first ever UFC gym there it opens in Nov. but pre-enrollment already started. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:36:34 EST Hi I'm Heather http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x27543362 I am 27 yrs old, I am married & have one child. I need to get rid of the weight I have gained with my pregnancy. I have been putting it off for over a year now. & a friend turned me on to this site. & I have been on sparkpeople for about 3 weeks, and already I have lost 6lbs. Yeah!!! But it's hard to stay Motivated. I'm trying my best and it's hard. Hopefully it gets easier as the weeks go on. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:03:54 EST New but not really lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x27366530 I used to be GarinT on here but had some drama go down so I closed that down and created this. Been training MMA for a little bit over a year and my record is 0-3. Working on dropping down to heavyweight and eventually light heavy. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 20:20:09 EST Back again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x26976775 Mornin' Everyone. <BR> <BR> I was on here months ago under the name Allfather. Still have the same goals pretty much. Lose the weight, get back on the mat, and maybe in the cage/ring. <BR> <BR> Take care. <BR> <BR> -Jon. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:56:38 EST UFC 100! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x26861502 Is everyone pumped for UFC 100?! If anyone ever gets one this thing anymore here is the fight card and my predictions for UFC 100! <BR> <BR> Main Card: <BR> <BR> Brock Lesnar (c) (3-1) vs Frank Mir (12-3) - UFC Heavyweight Championship <BR> <BR> Georges St-Pierre (c) (18-2) vs Thiago Alves (16-3) -UFC Welterweight Championship <BR> <BR> Dan Henderson (24-7) vs Michael Bisping (17-1) <BR> <BR> Jon Fitch (18-3-0-1) vs Paulo Thiago (11-0) <BR> <BR> Yoshihiro Akiyama (12-1-0-1) vs Alan ... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:35:25 EST My boyfriend is about to get his big break in MMA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x26630892 I know some of you guys know me.. and know that my boyfriend, Jared Carle and I have been pursuing careers in MMA. Him more than me because I need to lose more weight before I compete but he is about to get his big break. <BR> <BR> This is where I need your help... <BR> <BR> Jared recently entered the FIGHT! Magazine contest "Full Time Fighter Experience with Shawn Tompkins." Basically this prize is for an up and coming MMA fighter to have the opportunity to get some great training and tra... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 14:00:28 EST for all you trying to loose weight mma style http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x24840976 has any one tried the pit i challenge anyone to do it with me for a week it features john hack man trainer to chuck liddell it is by far the best mma work out i have seen yet its three day a week and i guarantee you it will kick but Sun, 19 Apr 2009 12:20:48 EST My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x24705478 Hello, wanted to say Hi and looking forward to this group. I really enjoy MMA and am hoping to get myself back into the sport. I currently hold a BlackBelt in Jujutsu, but have been out of practice for a couple years. I hope to rejoin my dojo in a couple weeks. <BR> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:55:48 EST Last nights fight!?! *spoiler* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x24645391 AHHHHHH! I'm still pumped from the fight last night...seriously did anybody watch it!? <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:06:19 EST That's Right!!...I've joined the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x24632922 Hi to all members of this team. <BR> <BR> My name is Paul. <BR> I am looking forward to see how being part of your discussions and comments may help me to reach my personal goals. <BR> <BR> I'm not too sure about what I will be learning here... <BR> <BR> But one thing is for sure (( If you read my SparkPage ))... <BR> <BR> I DON'T THINK IT WILL HURT! <BR> <BR> I strongly believe that to be able to achieve something that has not been done before... <BR> <BR> I HAVE TO BREAK AND SURPASS W... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 16:57:19 EST Strikeforce May 11th San Jose Ca... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x23859520 Frank Shamrock & Nick Diaz (my favorite) :) <BR> Josh Thomson (#9 Lightweight in the World)* vs. Gilbert Melendez (another local boy) :) <BR> Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos vs. Hitomi Akano <BR> Benji Radach vs. Scott Smith <BR> Joe Riggs vs. TBA <BR> <BR> I'm excited to see Nick fight again it's been awhile since I've seen him fight. I've been a fan of his for a long time. I don't care what people say about him haha Scott Smith I've had the pleasure of meeting & I'm excited to see Cristiane ... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:55:30 EST Mask of TAPOUT Killed in car accident! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x23727989 Tapout says its founder Charles (Mask) Lewis dies in car crash <BR> <BR> 14 hours ago <BR> <BR> Charles (Mask) Lewis, the colourful co-founder of the popular Tapout Clothing company, died in an early-morning car crash Wednesday in Newport Beach, Calif. <BR> <BR> "It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles (Mask) Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night," Tapout said on its websi... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:48:08 EST Last nights fight... *spoiler* or sorts. haha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x23598958 Did anybody watch!?! <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on RAMPAGE vs Evans? <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2009 13:03:05 EST another girl newbie over here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x22621057 Hello! I'm new to MMA Fans. Love watching MMA and would even like to cage fight some day. Who knows, maybe you'll see me on tv :P (or maybe not) -- lol. <BR> <BR> I only recently started taking BJJ classes, and want to go for my belts. I am also very attracted to Muay Thai, and kick boxing in general. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:52:36 EST New To The Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x22347789 Hello! <BR> My name is Elly, I live in Minnesota and I'm a huge UFC fan. <BR> My favorites are Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes & GSP. I will be rooting for GSP this weekend, WOOO!!! <BR> <BR> I have found that after watching UFC fights or The Ultimate Fighter, that seems to be when I am most motivated to hit the gym. Probably because all of these gorgeous fighters... Lol! (Just kidding) <BR> <BR> The other night I was watching UFC Primetime where they are following GSP & Penn, loved it.. And... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:28:58 EST **SPOILER** UFC 93 Event Results **SPOILER ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x22021002 If you have not watched this yet and don't want the results DON'T LOOK HERE!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok I've done my best to shield the unsuspecting *chuckles* <BR> <BR> #1--Rich Ace Franklin Vs. Dan Hendo Henderson <BR> Dan Henderson Wins by Split Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round . <BR> <BR> Not a bad fight they put on a good show. It really could have gone either way ole Rich didn't lose by much. I'd like to see them go at it again.... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 03:25:54 EST Has anyone ever been to a UFC fight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x21471159 I am trying to go to the fight in Columbus Ohio March 7. I am not sure where I should sit. I thought the floor would be great, but someone told me I wouldn't be able to see. I'm worried if I go beyond the floor the people in the cage will look like ants. I'm wondering if it just better to watch it on pay per view. What do you think? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:02:20 EST UFC Stand On Great Fighters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x20335632 The recent events lead me more to believe that the UFC doesn't care about who are the best fighters in the organization, only about the bottom dollar. To them its all about money (I know its a business). Brock came in like Kimbo hyped for other reasons then MMa. The only difference is that he won. You have guys like Jon Fitch, Okami, Machida, Shane Carwin, etc that are doing really well and dont get the kind of shot that lesner got so early. Its so discouraging to see that kind of thing happe... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:04:19 EST WOMEN GROUND & PUNDERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x20219992 Hello! I thought I would start one of these! Its for men and women to discuss what they think, best way to be successful, and the best sutes for tips and gear!!! Fri, 14 Nov 2008 23:33:13 EST Two fights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x19574986 Well, no rest for me! I was going to take time to train more and even drop down to heavyweight, but my manager approached me with something neither of us thought I should pass up! Matt Hughes is putting on a show in Springfield, IL Nov 1st and he contacted my manager about needing a super heavyweight to fight on the card. So he contacted me and after about a week in a half of talking about it, I decided to fight. The guy I'm fighting will be making his debut. He wants to box and go for the kn... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:27:24 EST new to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x19133622 just joined the mma group. a little bit about myself is i am a 30 year old mom who is kinda newly interested in mma. have been following for about a year. renting old pay per views from netflix to catch up so when i watch current ones i know what history there is behind some of the fights. would love to find out what some of the best pay per views were so i know what to get next. have a nice day Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:51:05 EST Did anyone watch the CBS show last saturday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x19107749 Sooooo no one has anything to say about Kimbo getting knocked out in the first 14 seconds? Ha! I thought it was quite entertaining.... The Gina Carano fight was one of the best on the card next to that! <BR> <BR> I find it quite ridiculous that Kimbo got paid 500,000 to lose and Seth only got 50,000 for beating him... <BR> <BR> Elite XC's posterboy exposed for the inexperienced MMA fighter that he is.. next time maybe they won't blow 500,000 of the 1.3 Million total payout on someone who ... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:33:44 EST intro and story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x19084348 how is everyone? glad to be back. i fell off the fitness wagon when i hurt a rib training, but im back at it for a little over a month now and making decent progress.I did a small local brazilian jiu jitsu tournament a couple weeks ago...i lost..lol. but it was a good learning experience, and im going back in a couple weeks...this time its the US OPEN. its the 18th and 19th in santa cruz,ca. if anyone is anound and interested. i really need to drop about 5 pounds before then, so when i weigh ... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 01:19:47 EST LOVE UFC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x18927494 I am kinda nervous about joining this Team but I don't have any girlfriends who give a **** about MMA. They have no idea who Randy Couture is and they don't care to know. Thats just crazy!! Why are they my friends you might wonder. I have no idea. Anyway, if there are any females (no disrespect gentlemen) who I can vent to about Rashad knocking out my man then please come forth!! Oh and NO Bisping fans please. -Becky Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:22:36 EST Upcoming MMA Events in October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x18882742 Alright guys its looking to be a busy month for MMA this October. <BR> <BR> On October 4, 2008 CBS will be running a free fight card. There are some great fights on this card! <BR> <BR> Kimbo Slice Vs Ken Shamrock - Heavyweight <BR> Jake Shields Vs. Paul Daley 170 <BR> Andre Arlofski Vs. Roy Nelson Heavyweight <BR> Gina Carano Vs. Kelly Kolbald 140 <BR> Cristiane Justino Vs. Yoko Takahashi Girlfight 140 <BR> Munlo Rua Vs. Benji Radach <BR> James Berto Vs. Mike Aina <BR> Robert McDaniel Vs. ... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:35:49 EST New guy thinking about taking MMA classes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x18724983 Hi, My name's A.J. and I'm loosing weight and getting in shape. I'm thinking about taking MMA, BJJ, Kickboxing, etc. at one of the local gyms here in Cincinnati, I've got several to choose from too which is nice. A big part of why I want to is to help in the loosing weight and getting in shape, but I need to loose some more and be in a little better shape before I take the step of taking the class. <BR> <BR> I currently only have access to regular local TV, so I don't get a chance to wat... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:27:46 EST husband's debut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x18373701 hey! <BR> My husband has his first fight coming up on October 11! He's loved the sport for years! His back ground is in wrestling (high school) and never lost the love of it. I train with him and OMG...talk about a workout! LOL <BR> Anyway! Im happy to find this team!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:12:24 EST RIP Evan Tanner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x18346275 for those who haven't heard <BR> <BR> (this was taken from 411mania.com) <BR> <BR> "This comes from our own Randy Harrison courtesy of NoKaut.com: <BR> <BR> According to a report from the Imperial Valley Press, a body found in the mountains near Palo Verde, California is believed to be that of former UFC Middleweight Champion, Evan Tanner. <BR> <BR> "Authorities have not confirmed if the body is that of missing mixed martial arts fighter, Evan Tanner, who had fought in the Ultimate Fighti... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 17:22:58 EST Couture vs. Lesnar!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x18160552 WHOO HOO!!!!! This is gonna be amazing! Nov. 15, mark it on your calendar now! Tue, 2 Sep 2008 18:07:02 EST New to the MMA group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x17898178 Hello! I love watching UFC, Pride, etc...not any sort of a fighter myself though...thought that this would be a cool team to be a part of. One of my fav fighters is Kendall "tha spider" Grove. His Flying Knees are the best! Anyways glad to be here. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:33:02 EST Fighting Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x17857169 On a recent interview posted on UFC.com Thiago Alves was asked what he weighed and if he will be able to make weight for his upcoming fight with Diego Sanchez. He reveled that he was 200lbs and has 30lbs to lose until the weigh in. Thiego's weight was an issue in his last fight, b/c he was over the 170mark. I think that's complete bullshlT! These guys "Cut" so much weight, and by fight time they are right back up to where they were. When Anderson Silva fought James Irvin he was at 205lbs, he ... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:31:45 EST Another chick (almost) fighter... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x17034488 I got into training by total accident way and too late to actually do anything with my training. I was taking my son to his martial art classes and promised that I would start when I finished grad school. Well that day finally came and the next day I was on the mats. The school I found out focuses on submission MMA for the adult classes. I was intimidated for my first few classes and then realized how kind everyone and willing to help me get the techniques down. (a far cry from my previous TK... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 02:50:00 EST Only a few weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16939609 Till UFC 87! I cannot wait! We have amazing seats! <em>104</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:51:37 EST Do the refs even know the rules? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16871871 I'm very disappointed in last nights fight between Johnson and Burns. Burns repeatedly finger jabbed Johnson in the eye with out a warning than in the third round he clearly jabbed him in the eye to the point that Johnson wasn't able to continue. Burns won by TKO. The ref and everyone else had there head up there butt. Burns should have been disqualified or at least it should have gone to the cards which I thought Johnson was winning. Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:16:56 EST Hey all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x16708031 Whatsa goin on?? Im Mimi and Im from BEAUTIFUL San Diego, Cali. Im currently a member of The Boxing Club, which is a part of Lava Fitness. I am taking boxing classes right now and im looking to up the bar a lil bit and take kickboxing. In any event, im working my way up to MMA fighting. Wish me luck and show ur girl some luv LOL Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:35:05 EST First Fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16528250 Got a call about a hour and a half ago from a local mma organization and they offered me a fight. They told me about the show (its going to be an outdoor show with a band) they told me about my opponent (more on him later) I thought it over and I accepted the fight. Sept. 26th. Now on to the opponent. Eric "Hardcore" Holley. First off, he stole that from a WWE wrestler, but whatever, its just a name. This dude just fought last week and got owned in 28 seconds. After all the sh*t he talked bef... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:53:36 EST UFC Year End Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16512280 As we all know the December show for the UFC is always huge, like the super bowl of MMA. My question is "What fights would you like to see on the show?". The card is going to have to have big names to gain a big draw. <BR> <BR> If Liddell beats Evans, set up Forrest vs Liddell. (TUF 1 Coach vs TUF 1 Winner) <BR> Machida vs Rampage <BR> Wandi/Thiago <BR> Vera vs Jardine or <BR> Vera vs James Irvin(after he beats anderson) <BR> Henderson vs Franklin <BR> BJ Penn vs GSP <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2008 14:32:46 EST UFC 86 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16437753 Justin Buchholz def. Corey Hill via submission (rear naked choke) -- Round 2, 3:57 <BR> <BR> Melvin Guillard def. Dennis Siver via KO (punches) -- Round 1, 0:36 <BR> <BR> Cole Miller def. Jorge Gurgel via submission (triangle choke) -- Round 3, 4:48 <BR> <BR> Gabriel Gonzaga def. Justin McCully via submission (kimura) -- Round 1, 1:57 <BR> <BR> Tyson Griffin def. Marcus Aurelio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) <BR> This was a fun fight to watch. Griffin is a great fighter but... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 03:29:23 EST I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x16435915 Hello! I'm Sara-Jayne and I LOVE MMA! My hubby got me watching almost 2 years ago and we have since been to Montreal this past April and will be going to Minneapolis in August. Gotta support GSP!! Anyway, I had no idea there was a team here, so this is awesome! And I am super sad I am missing the fight tonight.....someone had to stay home with the kiddies. Sat, 5 Jul 2008 23:56:53 EST Big dog on campus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x16281746 Hey, just starting back up into a new rutine! I hate running! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:49:38 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x16127526 Hi all! I'm Erin and I got sucked into MMA by my boyfriend who had just started training in jiu jitsu and muay thai around the time we started dating. He hasn't fought yet, though I'm stocking up on valium for that day). Anyway I had no idea this group existing, so I'm excited to join up! Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:04:36 EST Affliction Card July 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x16117065 The Shirt Company Affliction has decided to run a competing promotion to the UFC. They have planned an awesome fight card for the 19th of July. This is the reason that the UFC has thrown together the Free on TV card so quickly to compete with Affliction which is a smart move on the UFC's part. Anyway more importantly the card is awesome. <BR> We have <BR> <BR> Main Event: <BR> <BR> Fedor Emelianenko (27-1) vs. Tim Sylvia (24-4) <BR> <BR> Main card (Televised on PPV): <BR> <BR> 265 lbs.:... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:39:03 EST UFC July 19th, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15913457 Anderson Silva will move to 205lbs to fight James Irvin! Anderson Silva will compete in both the middle weight and light heavyweight divisions. This fight will set up killer fights with guys like Liddell, Wandi, and Rampage....If he beats James. Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:53:46 EST Has MMA Lost Its Way? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15910016 Hey gang! I just read Gladiator magazine this past week. In it is a particular article by Lester Griffin. The article talks about how the MMA has changed from fighters honorably wanting to see whose style is better to a market of fighters just in it for cash. He talks about how the martial spirit is not being represented by today's MMA fighters. Any ideas on this? <BR> <BR> I'm kind of 50/50 on it. There are a lot of times that the interviews seem like personal attacks on their opponents. Ex... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:52:11 EST Movie "Red Belt" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15797062 Has anyone seen this movie yet? I picked up a MMA magazine entitled "Gladiator" which gives some insight to the making of this movie. Now I didn't run out and see it at the theatres. However I am considering renting it whenever it comes out. Sat, 14 Jun 2008 00:07:10 EST OUTRAGEOUS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15702702 Just wanted to know what you guys thought about all the comments about Gina being "overweight". <BR> <BR> I was watching the fight thinking wow she only weighs 5 pounds less than me. . .she looks great. . .She gave me such motivation and ispiration, I was looking up stuff about her and came across these horrible blogs. <BR> What are these people thinking??????????? Wed, 11 Jun 2008 01:35:06 EST UFC 85 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15519750 Well we are only a few days away from UFC 85. Anyone going to make any predictions? Im going to take the following, and this is only the main card. Let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> UFC 85 <BR> Matt Hughes <BR> Michael Bisping <BR> Brandon Vera <BR> Nate Marquardt <BR> Marcus Davis Wed, 4 Jun 2008 13:44:16 EST New on the block... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x15379181 Just thought I'd drop in to introduce myself. I am a huge fan of MMA...love to watch the fights. I am training in Shaolin Kenpo right now, and some day would like to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Becoming a fighter is my motivation to get into shape, hopefully finding some more motivation in this SparkTeam. Fri, 30 May 2008 22:21:10 EST Sumbission Wrestling Tournament... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15343155 On Saturday I will be competing in the championship round of the Submission Wrestling League. I could have as many as 10 four-minute matches in one day. <BR> <BR> I am a bit nervous about it because I have been nursing several minor injuries (big toe, knee, both elbows), and it has affected my cardio some as well. That said, I have also worked on getting more technical since the qualifier, so I am hoping for the best. <BR> <BR> Please wish me luck. I may need it... <BR> <BR> Dave Thu, 29 May 2008 19:04:23 EST Whatsup! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x15333318 Thought I'd introduce myself and say hi. If you take a look at my sparkpage it's obvious why I'm such a fan. Cya all around. Thu, 29 May 2008 13:16:41 EST Hey Y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x15305704 This is my intro post. I recently joined this group, I usually post on the martial arts for women team page. I really enjoy martial arts, my husband, kids, and I are all students of tae kwon do, DH also does hapkido, and we take an MMA class as well. My favorite fighters include GSP, Forrest, Franklin, Hughes, Carano. I'm always awed by the amount of dedication, skill, and training it take to compete in MMA. Wed, 28 May 2008 15:35:48 EST EliteXC on CBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15273485 Anyone else planning on watching these fights? We have Showtime so we've seen all of the EXC fights (plus some of my favorite fighters are in this org). The fight card seems good. I'm anxious to see Lawler and Carano. That fight between Carano and Young should be very good!!! Plus, it looks like they've put up an opponent who's a little better for Kimbo-I've heard he has a glass jaw, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm ready to see Kimbo up against some really tough competition with s... Tue, 27 May 2008 16:17:04 EST UFC 84 results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15271397 I really enjoyed this card! There were a ton of really good fights and we got to see most if not all of the undercards on this roster because most of the fights ended quickly. I'm really happy that BJ Penn won but that fight was quite controversial. The round ended and BJ got up and yelled he (sherk)is done.. and suddenly the fight was over. You can tell by Sherk's comments that he thought that the ref had stopped the match but that was not the case! In my opinion, although he was in a really... Tue, 27 May 2008 14:52:20 EST Newbie wanting to say hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x15269991 Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I am a HUGE MMA fan! I watch anything I can, and have many favorite fighters. I've never taken any martial arts, but wish that I would have. I plan on putting my son in something in about a year...hopefully he'll enjoy it. =) Anyway, I just wanted to say hi!! Tue, 27 May 2008 14:05:11 EST Faber vs. Pulver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x15267405 We've got another great fight coming up...... <BR> <BR> What's everyones thoughts on this one? <BR> <BR> It will be interesting to see how Faber does against such an established/experienced fighter. I'm thinking Faber will be able to take him down and control the fight, but it would be crazy to underestimate Jens. This is a big one for WEC. I'm sure they don't want to lose their poster boy, but at the same time it's a great chance to shake things up. I have a feeling that no matter whic... Tue, 27 May 2008 12:38:00 EST newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x15228885 hi my name is Paul. <BR> <BR> 42 unfit and overweight, lol <BR> <BR> i trained in mma for 6 years and was totaly obsessed and loved every moment. <BR> <BR> anyway due to work and a neck injury ive lost the plot a little bit, <BR> so i've joined you guys for a little friendship and insperation. <BR> <BR> anyway thanks guys, Mon, 26 May 2008 06:26:00 EST Just got my first boxing match!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x14857216 It's not quite as good as MMA but this will allow me to get my feet wet! Besides Im not in good enough shape to do all the grappling but I certainly can depend on my heavy hands to pull me through this! I'm training hard and I'm ready! May 17th... 3 1 minute rounds with gloves and headgear! Wish me luck!! This is just the first step for me to achieve my dreams! Mon, 12 May 2008 14:13:20 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x14670747 Hi. My name's Jenn. Joined MMA fans because I'm a huge fan of martial arts. Love watching anything I can catch, which thanks to popularity has been mostly UFC (its free on Spike, what can I say..) I'm also a relatively low rank martial artist myself and have been studying Traditional Chinese Wing Chun since Feb. of 2007. Nice to meet everyone! Mon, 5 May 2008 18:12:07 EST A weight loss dilema http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x14462290 Okay, here is my situation. I am weighing in right now at about 147. I am competing in a series of Submission Grappling events and the championship event, which I have qualified for, it May 31. <BR> <BR> The weight class dividing line is 229/230. If I compete Super-Heavyweight(above 230), I will have to go against people who weigh 280 or even above 300 pounds. On-the-other-hand, I don't want to go in extremely weak from extreme weight loss. Worse yet, I don't want to just miss the weigh... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:11:12 EST A Fat Fighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x14418842 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I am a 44 year old MMA fighter and Submission Grappler who is struggling with weight problems. I love to follow all aspects of the sport of MMA as well. Good to see this group here. <BR> <BR> Dave Sun, 27 Apr 2008 19:26:25 EST Spike TV's Ultimate Fighter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x13871459 Anyone else watching this? I like how they are picking who stays this time. I hope it will weed out some of the wanna-be's. Last year a guy I know (and really dislike) made it on the show. Noah Thomas. He made an a$$ out of himself. I thought it was funny to see him look like a jacka$$ on national TV, but feel that the time and money spent on him would have been better used on somebody worthy. I really hope this season is good. Luckily the coaches both have a great sense of humor so it... Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:13:45 EST Im trying to start again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x13871141 I had to quit the BJJ dojo due to a strained rib, and a broken nose....2 different nights. SO i took a month and a half off, and was terrible about eating right. I am starting back up next week, thats when the Dr says im cool. Hopefully Ill be back on the boards here more and we can all keep each other going, and see if any of us are fighting anytime soon. Thanks for having me. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:00:18 EST Strikeforce - Shamrock vs Cung Le http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x13586463 Maybe I missed this topic somewhere, I am new to SparkPeople, if so, sorry! But, I was just wondering who watched this fight, and was anyone as thrilled with the outcome as I was? :-D <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 07:46:09 EST UFC Fight Night Picks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x13565903 Here's my picks for the upcoming fight night. Not too familiar with a lot of them, but still can't wait. I'm tired of re-runs. UFC and WEC is all I get on my TV. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Winner / Loser <BR> <BR> Florian / Lauzon <BR> Parizyan / Alves <BR> Hammill / Boetsch <BR> Diaz / Pellegrino <BR> Alexander / Irvin <BR> Edgar / Maynard <BR> Thomas / Neer <BR> Aurelio / Roberts <BR> Gamburyan / Cox <BR> Guid... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:35:38 EST Introducing Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x13551550 Hello, <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople about 4 minutes ago, and the first thing I did was look for a group like this. I'm thrilled that such a thing exists on here. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my name is Alicia. I study MMA, FILKENJUTSU (combination of Kenpo, Jujitsu, Filipino Kali, and Jeet Kune Do). I train twice a week at the dojo (private lessons), but that's not enough. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get down to my goal weight so I can progress more in my study of MMA as well as increase my endur... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:51:07 EST Joined Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x13246481 Hey Y'all, <BR> <BR> Another new guy to Sparks and to this Team. <BR> <BR> Coming from New Orleans, La and now living in Wichita, KS. <BR> <BR> Standing 5 feet 9 inches, weighing a way too heavy 204 lbs. I'm a wrestler (long ago and I'm much better in my memory) and striker (American Tae Kwon Do for 2 yrs. need to get back to it!) <BR> <BR> Joined to keep track of the calories and track my progress. I have been impressed with the success stories and hope to add mine. <BR> <BR> I'm a ... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:35:30 EST GSP VS. Serra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x13088197 What is everyones thoughts on this one? <BR> <BR> I think the first match was a fluke. Perhaps GSP took the fight lightly, or just got caught (it happens to the best). Then again, maybe Serra is better than i thought. I'm definately rooting for GSP. His matches with Hughes prove that he'e for real. It's funny to watch him beat the wrestlers at their own game (Koscheck, Hughes, Sherk). Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:20:37 EST Training Injured http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x13011842 The last time I trained with an injury, I was in the Army Reserves. In fact, it was the same injury - pulled hamstring. So, here I am closing out the day with two Alleve after alternating heat and ice on the affected muscle and wondering - just how much can I train this week on this injury? <BR> <BR> I am in the process of learning an important form that uses the injured hamstring on about half a dozen movements, and now my ability to perform is hampered. Fortunately, I have a month befor... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 23:38:01 EST Never Back Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x12945138 Has anyone seen this movie? My husbands' friend told him to see it, but when I looked at the reviews they were pretty bad. Sat, 8 Mar 2008 13:09:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x12843895 First of the year I started a new life. It is not a resolution it is a new life/ Threw out all the junk food and went shopping. I am five foot nine inches tall and coming close to 300 pounds. [287] Something had to be done my doctor said that I need to stop eating for enjoyment and eat to survive. I have been eating junk and tons of it an average of 3500 calories. <BR> <BR> First step cutting calories to 1800 I plan on eating almost the same foods day in and day out <BR> <BR> Second step ... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 23:57:33 EST Fight Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x12556002 I know this is still a way off, but I am so excited for Fight Night. There are a lot of fights I'm interested in watching (especially Florian vs Lauzon, Alves vs Parisyan and Roman vs George). <BR> I heard somewhere that people are petitioning for the show to air for three hours. <BR> Okay, I'm just excited. LOL Sun, 24 Feb 2008 08:46:06 EST Stretching for Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x12507310 I started training in muay thai to get back in shape in September, and then about a month ago, I added taekwondo to my Tuesday and Thursday workouts. I recall that when I was 15, I took karate for two months and was very flexible then. I could, as a white belt, execute kicks to about the height of a buddy's head from about arm's length away, then. I am more than twice that age now and not so flexible, and I want that flexibility back. I do straddle stretches in taekwondo class and on my o... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:27:11 EST hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x12331957 hi new to this grope. dont mind my spelling got hit on my head to many times (kidding). Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:10:00 EST out of shape in NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x12029014 I joined a local BJJ group 2 years ago but after I injured my neck I have not been back since. My wife got pregnant and I gained more weight than she did. I guess that is how it happens. I could care less about losing weight but the % BF has to come down and I ant to get back into shape. time will tell, Today is Day 1 my goal ends July 1st. My goal is to lose 10% BF and start BJJ again. Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:41:36 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x11925454 New here and getting ready to watch lesnar/mir fight right now. Sat, 2 Feb 2008 23:40:22 EST Any predictions for UFC 81?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x11901060 This is my predictions for winners: <BR> <BR> Chris Lytle Round 2 by Submission <BR> David Heath Round 3 by Submission <BR> Keita Nakamura by Decision <BR> Terry Martin Round 3 by TKO <BR> Tyson Giffin by Decision <BR> Ricardo Almida Round 1 by Submission <BR> Nathan Marquardt by Decision <BR> Tim Sylvia by Submission <BR> Brock Lesner Round 1 by TKO <BR> <BR> (I have to go with Brock Lesner because he is from the University of Minnesota) <BR> <BR> Anyone else?? <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 01:27:53 EST Prediction for tonights fights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x11600682 Hello All... <BR> <BR> I had my weigh in today. 3rd week, 4 more pounds, total weight loss of 14 pounds! (Wanted to show off my hard work!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I have a few predictions for tonights fights. <BR> <BR> Here are my picks for tonights winners: <BR> <BR> Mike Swick; by KO <BR> Patrick Cote; by KO <BR> Nate Diaz; by Submission <BR> Thiago Tavares: by Submission <BR> Kurt Pellegrino; by Decision <BR> Cole Miller; by TKO <BR> Corey Hill; by Decision <BR> M... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:40:44 EST New Blood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x11073093 Mornin' Everyone. <BR> <BR> Name is Jon and I am 21. <BR> <BR> Been a fan of MMA for just a few years now. Absolutely love the sport. I am a pretty competitive person and I like the aggressive sports, so this is a good fit for me. <BR> <BR> I wrestled in high school. I wasn't that great, but I had a blast doing it. I fought in an amatuer kick boxing tournament which was absolutely insane. It was a complete load of BS, but it was fun and made me want to pursue it further. I have been ... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:45:55 EST New guy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x10975653 Hi, Im' Mike. My wife and I are doing this together. She introduced me to Spark, seems cool. <BR> <BR> Huge fan of MMA, glad to see a team for it! <BR> <BR> Good luck all! Fri, 4 Jan 2008 21:17:11 EST New to "MMA Fans" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x10947532 I, as well, am new to this group, but not new to SP. I've been a fan of MMA for a few years now, and as of September of '07, decided to become more than a fan -- to start training for an MMA fight. <BR> <BR> When I started at SP, I was 6'2" and 285 pounds. When I started MMA training in September, I was down to 265. I got down to 242 in November, but my job, stress, holidays (and holiday food!) and lack of MMA training (due to my job), I'm back up to 255. <BR> <BR> I have a goal to fight... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 23:10:54 EST Conditioning Advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x10662187 I joined a martial arts school in mid-October to get back in shape, with the intent of combining it with other excercise. Because the MMA workouts are on Tuesday and Thursday and, though largely cardiovascular, have strength conditioning workouts occasionally, too, I had hoped to be able to concentrate on alternate muscle groups and workout types on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The problem is that I have not seen any consistency regarding when upper body and core strengthening is conducte... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 11:25:13 EST Not Particularly New to SP but New to MMA Fans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x10643353 I am new to the MMA Fans SparkTeam. I started muay thai in September as a very unhealthy 39-year-old man who had not actively kept in shape for four years. Now, it is December, and I have lost 10 pounds, I feel much better about myself, and I am stronger physically and emotionally. I had never heard of muay thai before I gave it a try (though I had heard of kickboxing), and I never watched MMA matches before. So, I am new to the whole concept of MMA, except for training in Army Combatives... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:49:50 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x10141911 big fan of MMA and a muay thai practitioner... hope to have a fight in december if i can cut weight. if not, then will fight in march! Sun, 18 Nov 2007 02:43:34 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x10137738 Just joined the group. Im a big MMA fan and may eventually do some competition. For now, Im training in BJJ and american Kenpo. I dont have the time to train for hours every day, but I do what I can. My goal is to be down to 184 for the local BJJ tournament in Feb. We will see how it goes. Sat, 17 Nov 2007 19:45:16 EST UFC 78 - Rashad Evans Vs. Michael Bisping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x10088399 Who do you guys think is going to win this fight? Why? <BR> <BR> I think it'll be a war, but they seem so evenly matched I just can't pick a winner. <em>24</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2007 00:33:00 EST Yet another new guy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x9986435 Hey everyone. I'm Andy and I'm a huge MMA fan! I've been watching/listening/reading religiously for probably about 12 years. Not just UFC either. All organizations. I look forward to talking with you all. Fri, 9 Nov 2007 14:07:35 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x9731554 I'm a stay at home dad and MMA lover. I watch as much as I can to stay motivated. I use those cheesy martial arts based workout DVD's to get my cardio done because even though they are very loosely based on martial arts they at least keep my interest. I just found out that there are two guys interested in bringing a BJJ class to my local YMCA. Man, I hope it happens. Sometimes living in the middle of the cornfields sucks...lol. Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:43:03 EST UFC gets Illinios state approval http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x9133023 Just wanted you all to know the good news. I heard it on the radio this morning and double checked the internet. "The Chicago Sun Times is reporting this morning that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has signed state legislation to sanction MMA starting in 2008." I can hardly wait! Finally live fights in IL. <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:15:28 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x8992169 I'm glad I found you guys on here. I've done a little Japanese JJ (a very little BJJ), Judo, and stand up training. Never stuck with any long enough to get good or in shape. This is my start of getting back into it. I plan on fighting next year but I've gotta be in shape first. With the support of sparkpeople I am going to make this happen. Thanks guys Tue, 18 Sep 2007 23:38:19 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x8378274 Hey everyone! My husband and I watch all the MMA there is as much as we can. Except for Pay-Per-View although we did purchase a Bodog event once;) <BR> <BR> We love the IFL best, Pride fighting, Bodog fights and some UFC. <BR> I love to see the girls getting more action these days! Theres been some good fights. Can't remember her name but there was one not too long ago where this girl snapped her opponents shin bone!! YIKES!(well, she fell full force on it during a take down) but yeah, the f... Sat, 18 Aug 2007 14:30:14 EST Just Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x8252918 Hey Everyone!! Just checking in with ya'll. Hope everyone is doing good with their journey!!! Fortunatly, I believe that I am back on track and I think I may reach a short term goal by my vacation time!!! <em>252</em> Sun, 12 Aug 2007 15:54:55 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x7885671 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Vic and live in Riverside CA. I'm a big MMA fan and Boxing fan. I look forward to being a part of your group. Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:52:34 EST New member interested in jujitsu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x7845293 Hi everybody i live in England and have been training in jujitsu for 6 years now and absolutely love it, I like to watch the cage fighting and boxing but don't follow it closely and don't know names but tune in on sky and watch who ever is on. It looks very painfull at times, i only do touch contact but don't want to be injured or a broken nose or anything but do come away with alot of bruses and when summer comes end up covering them up cos people think i have been beaten they have a look of... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 06:53:54 EST New to the Team. Went to the 7/7/07 Fight in Sac!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10211x7558829 Heeellllloooo everyone! <BR> Best time ever. We were just about to order the fight on PPV and my friend called with free tickets. 4th row!!! So awesome. Stephen Bonner was a surprise but that was such a quick fight I almost missed it! On the SP tip, I drank three beers and stopped by Carl's Jr on that way, but I planned and ordered smart and still came in under my max calories. Go me! Anyway, dyin' to chat about the Tito fight. That was no draw!! <em>84</em> Sun, 8 Jul 2007 15:08:00 EST Tonight's Fight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x7030408 I'm just sitting in the hotel waiting to warm my Boyfriend up for his first fight.. This is a great experience and I wish I could fight as well tonight.. They changed his opponent on him again... he is now fighting a guy that is 6'7 and weighs in at 355!!! It so exciting.. My bf is 6'3 271 so he definitely has a cardio advantage .. it so fun. This is gonna be sweet! Sat, 9 Jun 2007 18:21:12 EST Lineup for UFC 72!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6881730 Main Card Bouts: <BR> Rich Franklin (23-2-0) Vs. Yushin Okami (21-3-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hector Ramirez (6-2-1) Vs. Forrest Griffin (13-4-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Rory Singer (12-7-0) Vs. Jason MacDonald (19-8-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Clay Guida (21-4-0) Vs. Tyson Griffin (8-1-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Preliminary Bouts: <BR> Tom Murphy (5-1-0) Vs. Jake O'Brien (10-0-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Scott Smith (13-3-0) Vs. Ed Herman (14-4-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> Jason Tan (5-1-0) Vs. Marcus Davis (16-4-0) <BR> <BR> <BR> E... Fri, 1 Jun 2007 18:50:45 EST Payouts for UFC 71 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6817506 See who's makin the money! <BR> <BR> Title Match & Main Event Fighters, PPV bonuses not included <BR> -Chuck Liddell: $500,000 (18th fight in UFC; lost to Quinton Jackson) <BR> <BR> -Quinton Jackson: $225,000 (2nd fight in UFC after 17 fights in Pride; defeated Chuck Liddell) <BR> <BR> Main Card Fighters <BR> <BR> -Karo Parisyan: $32,000 (9th fight in UFC; defeated Josh Burkman) <BR> <BR> -Ivan Salaverry: $17,500 (6th fight in UFC; lost to Terry Martin) <BR> <BR> -Terry Martin: $12,000 ... Tue, 29 May 2007 16:16:02 EST K- Grace First all Womens cage fight event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6790332 I don't know about you guys but I am really excited to see who won this event. This just goes to show how underdeveloped the female bracket of MMA really is. This competition was open weight so anyone could have fought. I can't believe that a woman under 120 pounds won this fight. If this was male mma someone that small NEVER would win no matter how great of a ground game they have. I really cannot wait to be a cage fighter I am determined that if she can do it so can I. Congrats to her and ... Mon, 28 May 2007 10:09:42 EST UFC 71 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6636339 I just read an article that says the odds are moving toward Quinton Jackson in the Light Heavyweight title fight against Chuck Liddell. I guess we will find out how accurate those odds are next saturday night! Sat, 19 May 2007 18:47:18 EST Just fans or fighters too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6576239 I was just curious if anyone on the team actually trains MMA? And if so are there any upcoming fights? It's called the AFC here (Alaska Fighting Championship). We've had Forrest, and Diego up here, not to fight, but to corner their guys. It was pretty exciting. Rich Franklin came up for a training camp I believe. Do you guys have local fight venues where you live? We have a few fighters up here that I can see as "up and comers", just waiting for their big shot. One of our fighters is ... Wed, 16 May 2007 16:01:28 EST UFC 72 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6431574 It looks like Rich Franklin will be fighting somebody other than Martin Kampmann. Kampmann had to withdrawl because of a knee injury. I cant wait to see who they match him with. Rumor is the Japanese fighter Yushin Okami (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Go Rich!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 8 May 2007 19:58:44 EST PPV Pride Decade http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6314977 Did anyone see the PrideFC Decade documentary on PPV (or otherwise)? It was great - it featured some of the most memorable moments in MMA, as well as some good interviews. <BR> I am personally a huge fan of Kazushi Sakuraba. This documentary did him justice - he basically helped make the organization the force it has been. <BR> Anyway, it comes highly recommended - see it if you can! Wed, 2 May 2007 12:13:37 EST Sherk vs. Mayweath r....Oh, I hope so!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6285423 Check out this article about Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He questions the legitimacy of MMA fighters and says that if a boxer fought a UFC champion the boxer would win! Sean Sherk says he will fight Mayweather tomorrow!!! Dana White says he will make it happen if Mayweather is serious! <BR> <BR> http://www.nbcsports.com/ufc/1432228/det<BR>ail.html <BR> <BR> Mayweather better be careful what he asks for!! He just may get his chance. <BR> <BR> Take care. Tue, 1 May 2007 06:19:13 EST Tito's helping Rampage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6263325 Rampage is training with Team Punishment up at Bigbear! Tito is helping Rampage train for the fight against Chuck! I guess he figures if he can't take the belt away from the Iceman then he will help the one person who stands the best chance of it! He is turning out to be a greedy and spiteful person! Mon, 30 Apr 2007 04:17:47 EST Pride's best KO's` http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6251207 http://www.heavy.com/channel/1644?partner=<BR>aff31 <BR> <BR> Wanderlei, Rampage, Mirko, Fedor!!! Check it out Sun, 29 Apr 2007 11:16:00 EST Coutour vs. Gonzaga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6174223 It has been announced that Randy Coutour and Gabriel Gonzaga's heavy weight title fight is tentatively scheduled for UFC 74 on August 25. <BR> <BR> I also read that Mirco stated that he wants a rematch with Gonzaga but that he was going to be out of commission for two weeks with a bruised ankle. I honestly thought he had broken his leg! <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:38:03 EST UFC 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6123161 I find it hilarious that Cro Cop would lose to Gabriel Gonzales to nothing less than a almost perfect head kick. That was the most exciting fight of the night!!! I bet the UFC wanted cro cop to win though because Cro Cop versus Randy Couture would be a much more marketable fight for them. It's really hard to say who will be the next heavy weight champion. Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:35:18 EST Better make your picks for UFC70!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x6017756 For all you that dont know, we have a fightcamp on mmaplayground.com TEAM WAR DOGS. That is a fantasy MMA website where you can make your picks of who will win MMA matches. We make picks for UFC and PRIDE. Its super fun! <BR> <BR> TIMMY22 needs to make his picks for UFC 70 because that event closes in 4 days! UFC 70 will be a free event on SPIKE TV this saturday! <BR> <BR> Stop by mmaplayground.com and join TEAM WAR DOGS! Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:46:48 EST Did anyone catch UFC 69 on pay-per-view? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10211x5861594 There were alot of fight upsets last night! I can't beleive GSP lost his belt to Matt Serra in a first round TKO! GREAT FIGHT! Sun, 8 Apr 2007 09:28:40 EST