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WORLDWIDE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS SPORTS, INC. AMAZES EL PASO, TX CROWD WITH DAVID VS. GOLAITH MAIN EVENT

Pay-Per-View event McCorkle vs. Heden: Fighting for a Better World official results

(Press release)

LITTLE FALLS, NJ – March 31, 2012 – Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts Sports, Inc. (WMMA) took a giant leap towards revolutionizing the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) on Saturday, March 31st with their first pay-per-view (PPV) event at the Don Haskins Center located on the beautiful campus of the University of Texas El Paso.

The David vs. Goliath story of Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle vs. the hard-hitting Brian Heden captured the hearts of many when Heden overcame all odds to walk out of the Don Haskins Center as the victor. With his upper lip split in half, Heden toppled the giant by scoring a TKO victory in the second round. During the second round, Heden found himself with his back on the mat being overpowered by the larger McCorkle, however Heden’s heart proved to be much larger as he quickly flipped his position to land McCorkle’s back on the mat. With McCorkle’s left arm trapped, Heden unleashed a furious barrage of hammer fists until the referee called a stoppage to the bout due to excessive strikes, leaving the fans of El Paso on their feet.

The four-fight undercard, streamed live and free of charge through WMMA’s website, provided the fireworks early on as it featured two knockouts, a TKO, and a guillotine choke – all in the first round.

In their first ever event and PPV broadcast to over 175 countries, WMMA entertained the entire El Paso, TX community. The PPV broadcast showcased six bouts that supplied the electricity to the Don Haskins Center.

During the event, WMMA handed over a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Official results after the jump.

Dana White recently made some disparaging remarks about soccer, calling it a sport that requires very little talent.  The comments, which were basically Dana attention-whoring, caused an uproar and many fans expressed how idiotic the UFC president seems every time he opens his mouth.  White's anti-soccer tirade caught the attention of soccer star Jimmy Conrad, who released a video challenging Dana to a soccer match.  This probably made Dana quiver in delight, because once again the focus is on him.  He'll probably respond to this challenge in the near future, and I will post what he says on here.

What's so dumb about this whole thing is that Dana should be the last guy to disparage other sports.  The UFC got a lot of bad press when Brock Lesnar came over from the WWE, and despite never having fought MMA in his life, needed just three fights before challenging for and winning the UFC heavyweight title.  The same comments Dana made about soccer were made about the UFC then, but Dana didn't find it quite so amusing.

Here's Conrad's challenge video:

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(Dana White: Soccer sucks yuh yuh)

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The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB), the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) Medical Chair and lead MMA/Muay Thai physician for the NJSACB, Dr. Sherry Wulkan, in conjunction with Atlantic Health of Morristown Hospital, is pleased to announce a CME accredited symposium in Combat Sports Medicine.

“The symposium kicks off the first Combat Sports fellowship elective in the nation. We believe this approach toward proactively training physicians in the nuances of Combat Sports medicine will help meet the need for well versed ringside doctors for these increasingly popular athletic contests now and in the future.

 

“In the interest of fighter health and safety, we hope both the symposium and this novel approach to Sports Medicine Fellowship training, sparks interest in incorporating Combat Sports Medicine into medical curricula throughout the country.”

- Dr. Wulkan

What:  Combative Sports Medicine Symposium - This comprehensive symposium will introduce participants to Combative Sports medical issues from pre-evaluation to post fight.

Where:  Atlantic Sports Health Conference Center 111 Madison Avenue - 4th Floor Morristown, NJ 07960

When: Friday April 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM EDT Registration: 8 - 8:30 AM (Attendees may earn up to 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

Agenda:
8:30 - 8:40am: Introduction to Combat Sports Medicine
Damion Martins, MD / Sheryl Wulkan, M.D. 8:40 - 8:50am: Opening Remarks: A Commissioner’s Viewpoint
Commissioner Aaron Davis, NJSACB 8:50 - 9:00am: A Fighter/Trainer’s Perspective On Medical Issues in Combat Sports
Jim Miller and Mike Constantino 9:00 - 9:45am: An Overview of Ringside Medicine
Dominic Coletta, M.D. 9:45 - 10:15am: Legal Issues in Combat Sports, What Every Ringside Physician Should Know
Nicholas Lembo J.D. L.L.M., Association of Boxing Commissions Legal Committee Chair
10:30 - 11:30am: Facial Lacerations and ENT Issues in Combat Sports Medicine
Kenneth Remsen, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Howard Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S.
11:30am - 12:20pm: Neurologic Concerns in Combat Sports Medicine
Theodore Conte, M.D.
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Ophthalmologic Concerns in Combat Sports
Steven Rodis, M.D.
2:00pm - 2:50pm: Infectious Diseases in Combat Sports
Robert Smick, D.O. 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Orthopedic Concerns in Combat Sports
Michael Kelly, D.O. 4:00pm - 4:45pm: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Combat Sports Participants
Dr. Sharon Wentworth 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Current Controversies in Ringside Medicine
Sheryl Wulkan, M.D. 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Ringside Acuity: Fight Clips with Discussion

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When the Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans fight was made, Greg Jackson hinted that he might sit the fight out and watch it from the sidelines. This was because of his long relationship with Evans, who left the camp after Jones became part of Team Jackson.  Despite Jackson's statements, I always believed he'd be in Jones's corner for the fight, and now he says that he will indeed corner the UFC LHW champion, but that it won't be fun.

Jackson explained his decision to corner Jones on The MMA Hour, where he said:

"I felt I had kind of a duty to the team.What I mean by that is Jon Jones is on the team, Rashad has left the team and has made it pretty clear he’s not coming back. My personal feeling, if I wanted to be a little selfish, I would say, 'I don’t want to deal with any of it. I don’t want to be there at all.' But it has to mean something to be on a team. It has to mean something, and I felt I had a duty to do that, because Jon’s on the team, so it’s my responsibility to corner him. Even though it’s a really hard decision, I decided to go with it."

He went on to say that cornering Jones against a guy he "loves" is a tough thing to do:

"It’s not fun," he said of the situation. "I wouldn’t call it weird, it’s just not fun. I love Jon to death, but I love Rashad, too. And so it’s not a position I enjoy at all. It’s not something I like, but it something I think I have to do."

Jackson is a great strategist, so whether he corners Jones or not, you can bet that Bones will have a gameplan designed around what Jackson knows about Evans.  Still, this fight is likely to be Jones's toughest test yet.  Evans knows things about Jones from training with him, so this fight should be a doozy.

 

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New interview with Chuck Liddell in which he talks about who he thinks will win the big Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans fight.  He also talks about how retired life is treating him, the state of MMA judging and his respect for referees.  Good stuff from the legendary Iceman.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has returned to his WWE roots.  After his loss to Alistair Overeem, Lesnar decided that he'd had enough of MMA and has now moved back to professional wrestling.  Last night, at WWE Raw, he went into the ring and F5'd John Cena, which made the place go berserk.  Brock is back, baby!  Here's the video of his triumphant return.

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In a week and a day, Dead Serious MMA returns to Rahway, New Jersey.  This card is stupendous and if the last show was any indication, the place is going to be sold out.  I will once again be hosting the show, so get your tickets now!  Click on the poster above or check out the Dead Serious MMA wesbite. April 7...be there!

 

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You read that right.  New York is getting its first sanctioned MMA event in the state, despite MMA still being illegal.  It seems there is a loophole in the law that allows amateur MMA events to take place.  And now that loophole is going to be put to test when TNT Fight Series puts on their event in North Tonawanda, NY on May 19.

There have been MMA events in New York, but only on Indian Reservations.  This event is not on a reservation and it could lead to more events taking place all over the state.  It remains to be seen if politicians will try to prevent the show from happening.  We'll keep you posted.

I heard about this event from NY MMA Now, a great website dedicated to the legalization of mixed martial arts in New York.  Check it out.


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