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July 11, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The champion of UFC 1 who later won two more titles in the era when mixed martial arts champs were crowned after four fights in a single night, and when there were no gloves or weight classes, took a look at a poster for tonight's UFC 100 and sized up the competition. "Brock Lesnar? Been there, done that. Bring him on," Royce Gracie said of the UFC's 265-pound heavyweight champion. "[Georges] St-Pierre? I'm a prize fighter. Put me in any card and I'll sell it out. I can do it, man.
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December 28, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
There has been speculation that Ronda Rousey has outgrown the Ultimate Fighting Championship and world of mixed martial arts. Based on recent comments, though, she might not be leaving for bigger paydays too soon. It's true that Rousey has become a media sensation. From modeling to acting to starring on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," she has done it all with aplomb. She's somewhat edgy, handles herself well in live interviews and has been in two major motion pictures. On Saturday night in Las Vegas she'll showcase her fighting skills in a highly anticipated rematch against Miesha Tate, who lost to Rousey by armbar submission last year in a Strikeforce event.
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July 22, 2009 | Mark Medina
Former mixed martial arts fighter Kim "Kimo" Leopoldo woke up Tuesday afternoon not knowing friends and fans were deeply concerned about his welfare. His manager Ron Kort, of Santa Ana-based New Era Fighting, broke the news to him: "According to the media, you're dead," Kort recalled saying. Reports of Leopoldo's demise originated from MMA websites that incorrectly reported the 41-year-old died from complications of a heart attack late Monday night, Kort said.
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August 7, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
At its birth, mixed martial arts were a competition of fighters from different disciplines — boxing, wrestling, karate, kickboxing, jiujitsu — battling to establish which version of combat was best. Now, the sport of MMA can encompass all of those skills in one fight. In one fighter. "Guys have trained now in MMA from a younger age. They weren't a high school wrestler like me who had to learn the other aspects one by one," said veteran MMA fighter Dan Henderson, 41. One of the sport's latest advancements is personified by the new Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey of Venice.
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December 28, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
There has been speculation that Ronda Rousey has outgrown the Ultimate Fighting Championship and world of mixed martial arts. Based on recent comments, though, she might not be leaving for bigger paydays too soon. It's true that Rousey has become a media sensation. From modeling to acting to starring on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," she has done it all with aplomb. She's somewhat edgy, handles herself well in live interviews and has been in two major motion pictures. On Saturday night in Las Vegas she'll showcase her fighting skills in a highly anticipated rematch against Miesha Tate, who lost to Rousey by armbar submission last year in a Strikeforce event.
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August 7, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
At its birth, mixed martial arts were a competition of fighters from different disciplines — boxing, wrestling, karate, kickboxing, jiujitsu — battling to establish which version of combat was best. Now, the sport of MMA can encompass all of those skills in one fight. In one fighter. "Guys have trained now in MMA from a younger age. They weren't a high school wrestler like me who had to learn the other aspects one by one," said veteran MMA fighter Dan Henderson, 41. One of the sport's latest advancements is personified by the new Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey of Venice.
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October 18, 1996
A martial arts master will be breaking boards for the Irvine Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program this year. Grand Master Chang Jin Kang, a ninth-degree black belt and two-time world record holder in board breaking, will be the highlight of the department's November campaign to raise money for the anti-drug program. This event "underscores the commitment we have all made to keep our youth drug free," Irvine Police Chief Charles Brobeck said.
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January 17, 2006 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Only weeks after state authorities sanctioned mixed martial arts fights in California, the sport's leading U.S. brand on Monday announced plans for an April 15 card at the Arrowhead Pond. The Ultimate Fighting Championship program marks the first of a series of big-ticket events in California, UFC president Dana White said. "This is very important for us," White said. "The hotbed of MMA has always been California." Rules sanctioning MMA events in California took effect Dec. 28.
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November 15, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Yes, as a regular television viewer, I'd seen my share of violence. But this time, leaning forward on the edge of my chair in front of my TV set shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, I was poised to wince, flinch, shudder and scream out in terror as never before. To say nothing of laugh. And no wonder, for about to enter my home from Denver's McNichols Arena was the "Ultimate Fighting Championship," a live pay-for-view cable event ($14.
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June 3, 2007 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Former USC and NFL receiver Johnny Morton suffered a devastating, first-round knockout in his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night at the Coliseum, was taken to a hospital for observation and then refused to supply a urine sample for drug testing. Morton has been suspended, according to Armando Garcia, executive director of the California State Athletic Commission. Morton was unavailable for comment.
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July 22, 2009 | Mark Medina
Former mixed martial arts fighter Kim "Kimo" Leopoldo woke up Tuesday afternoon not knowing friends and fans were deeply concerned about his welfare. His manager Ron Kort, of Santa Ana-based New Era Fighting, broke the news to him: "According to the media, you're dead," Kort recalled saying. Reports of Leopoldo's demise originated from MMA websites that incorrectly reported the 41-year-old died from complications of a heart attack late Monday night, Kort said.
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July 11, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The champion of UFC 1 who later won two more titles in the era when mixed martial arts champs were crowned after four fights in a single night, and when there were no gloves or weight classes, took a look at a poster for tonight's UFC 100 and sized up the competition. "Brock Lesnar? Been there, done that. Bring him on," Royce Gracie said of the UFC's 265-pound heavyweight champion. "[Georges] St-Pierre? I'm a prize fighter. Put me in any card and I'll sell it out. I can do it, man.
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October 31, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Responding to criticism from resigned champion Randy Couture that they underpaid fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship executives Tuesday took the unprecedented step of publicly announcing what they're paying the former heavyweight star this year: nearly $2.9 million. "We pay our fighters very well," UFC President Dana White said at a news conference in Las Vegas. "The statements [Couture] has made are not true."
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September 2, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The last time the Ultimate Fighting Championship was held at Staples Center, the unknown was whether a gifted Brazilian champion could be defeated. More than three years later, the question remains the same. Lyoto Machida, the UFC's new light-heavyweight champion, is 15-0 and has never lost a round on a judge's scorecard in seven UFC fights. "If I think about that, that's a lot of pressure," Machida said Tuesday, when he stopped across the street from Staples at LA Live to promote his Oct. 24 title defense -- his first -- against fellow Brazilian Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The most recent Staples UFC show was headlined by Brazilian mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie, but he lost to Matt Hughes.
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