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Quick Hits: “Professor X” Cut, EA Sports Doing MMA Game, + More

(Highlights from Playboy model LaTasha Marzolla’s MMA debut. Props:

Xavier Foupa-Pokam
’s stint with the UFC was almost as short as his time spent upright against Drew McFedries at UFC 98.  After suffering his second straight loss in as many fights “Professor X” has been cut from the organization and set adrift on the sea of free agency.  It’s a shame, considering the promise he showed in his pre-UFC fights, but the first-round TKO loss to McFedries was all the UFC needed to see in order to decide he wasn’t ready for the big time just yet. 

Speaking of McFedries, he got himself in hot water with his Miletich camp teammates by claiming that none of them were supporting him in the run-up to his UFC 98 bout.  Pat Miletich says that’s absolutely untrue, and it sounds like McFedries either needs to do some public apologizing or else find himself a new place to train.  MFS is brutal enough without having those guys genuinely pissed off at you.

In other MMA news…

- EA Sports officially announced today that they’ll have an MMA video game hitting stores in 2010, thus challenging next year’s scheduled edition of “UFC Undisputed.”  No word yet on exactly who they plan to put in this bad boy, but MMA Payout points out that EA has featured both Randy Couture and Gina Carano in past games.  Just saying…

Yoshihiro Akiyama isn’t screwing around when it comes to his preparation to enter the UFC.  He had an exact replica of the UFC Octagon shipped from the U.S. and assembled in his gym in Japan, where he also plans to “teach judo to foreign kids.”  Right now it doesn’t sound like he has much of a team going, as he admitted that he’s the only member.  According to Akiyama, that makes it a “one horsepower” gym, but he says he “would like to raise the number to two horsepower, three horsepower.”  That a way to think positive.  Baby stepping.  Doing the work.

– A release sent out by Strikeforce earlier this afternoon stated that the Andrei Arlovski/Brett Rogers heavyweight fight on this Saturday’s card will be five, five-minute rounds.  Normally that’s title fight talk, and since Alistair Overeem holds the Strikeforce heavyweight strap this can’t be for a title…or can it?  We’ll let you know when we find out, which should hopefully be soon. Update: Strikeforce has now revised that release.  The fight is three rounds, after all.

– Oh yeah, everybody tested clean for UFC 98.  So there’s that.

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the glza- June 2, 2009 at 7:59 am
Koeikan speaks the truth. that was a street-level catfight with gloves. stupid crap. i'm surprised they didn't pull hair.
caffn8d- June 2, 2009 at 7:43 am
Guh... if those are the "highlights" of Morzolla's fight, that was terrible. Wild flailing... from someone who is supposedly trained in Muay Thai. Man, someone like a Kaufman, Young, Cyborg, or Carano (ya know... someone with actual technique) would absolutely destroy either of those two in the video. I really hope we don't see women's MMA become "cute lady slapfight". We already have ring girls to ogle. If they're going to put on gloves instead of just skimpy outfits, I want to see women who could KTFO of me.
LukeTheDuke- June 2, 2009 at 4:18 am
AKIYAMA: I'll come train you!!!
Kuato- June 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm
Where did you learn that so early Diggler? You're way ahead of the game.
Aenarion- June 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Sean Sherk didn't piss test? Says he wasn't one of the tested fighters in that article.
Diggler- June 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm
Dude KIMBO is confirmed for the next season of TUF! Black on Black on Black crime time. This should be hilarious...
UFC fan- June 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Cunts will be cunts!

Just look at capslock Hal, and Tuf Gay.
Jugger- June 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Tough road for Prof X. Kang and McFed. Neither of those two are slouches, and both of those fights were fun to watch. They should keep him around for another fight or two.

Oh well, he'll be a nice catch for Strikeforce.
Kuato- June 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm
Yeesh, why do female fighters always seem to fight that way? Is it really to much to ask for them to learn a few basics about striking? IS IT?
T BONE- June 1, 2009 at 7:35 pm
awesome news that EA is making a game to challenge the undisputed one... it'll just force both companies to make better games hopefully. i wanna break someones fkn arm lol or choke em out till they go like a limp fish
Uncle Sams Misguided Child USMC- June 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
I look forward to the EA game. UFC is good but there is alot that can be tweaked. That said EA makes a way better quality game than THQ and if Fedor is in it I cant wait!!!
Dante- June 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm
way to read dude.
One Two- June 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm
thats awesome arlovski rogers is a five rounder must be an interim since overeems injured.
Akilleez- June 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm
In a last ditch effort to milk Kevin Ferguson for all he's worth, EA Sport's EliteXC: The Rise of Kimbo will be released in early 2010.
Cathedron- June 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm
I actually have to side with McFedries here. I know a few fighters from MFS and the gym just isn't on the cutting edge of MMA the way it used to be. I think Miletich just hasn't been focusing on the gym the way he should or at least his approach hasn't been evolving with the sport. Anyone who can survive at MFS is usually so tough that it kind of makes up for their lack of well-rounded technique, but that just won't cut it as the sport evolves. Honestly, think of how MFS used to dominate the UFC a few years back compared to today. I think McFedries should look into moving to Minnesota.
Koeikan- June 1, 2009 at 5:50 pm
I object to that being called MMA.
Dante- June 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Prof X FTW

he'll go somewhere else and be dominant like he usually does. He can't handle UFC.
Cookie Monster- June 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm
nothin wrong with a one man team...not really a team...but whatever, i'll be on your team yoshi. we can get our fake tan on after the gym yo
Dmonicideals- June 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Yo, that blond bitch is crazy, she was still punching after the bell rang, when the ref got between, and ever after the other chick turned her back.

That is my type of girl, right there.
Fuckyerfrat- June 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Drew Mcfedries surprised the hell out of me with that one. Although, his opponent is nicknamed after a fucking cripple.