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Late-Day Mash: IFL’s New Deal, UFC 84′s Official Name & “Semtex” Retiring?


(Is “Semtex” done?)

— Cage Rage vet and current EliteXC fighter Paul “Semtex” Daley has posted on-line that he is calling it quits when his EliteXC contract is over on March 29th.

This is for the fighters, fans, promoters and trolls alike.

As of now i will be stepping down as Cage Rage Champion (British and world), FX-3 Champion and KOTR champion. I vacate all these titles. Futher more i consider my self retired (from all MMA/Thai boxing) as of March 29th. March 29th i will fullfill my contracted commitment for Pro Elite, against a yet un named opponent.

No speculation, No futher annonucments, once i’ve found the path i originally set out on in the Martial Arts, i may return to this SPORT, Maybe 6months-Maybe 6 years, who knows.

Who will be the next welterweight CRC champ. FX-3 champ????…

Thanks

Although this message is put together with a wordsmith’s touch, it’s hard to believe “Semtex” would be bowing out of the sport at this time in his career. 5oz of Pain seconds that backed by personal interaction with the fighter. The guy is 17-6-2 and can command a solid payday in several organizations. Maybe that’s what this is about…drawing a big payday from the dudes willing to “pull him out of retirement”.

— The IFL is adding to its exposure by partnering with the social media network imeem. The organization already has agreements with other media and networking sites such as Break.com, YouTube and PalTalk. The IFL’s press release says that imeem’s 23 million users will be able to view and interact with media from the IFL at www.ifl.imeem.com.

The partnership will create an IFL TV channel on imeem where fans can find engaging and fresh media content from the professional mixed martial arts sports league, ranging from match highlights to athlete and coach interviews and instructional segments. The imeem community can also express themselves with their favorite IFL content by creating and sharing custom video playlists with friends on imeem and through embeddable widgets on third party sites across the Web.

So more chances to see our boys Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Matt “Sauve” Horwich in action.

— An update on the state of MMA in the, um, state of Maryland. Today the Maryland Senate went to committee over Senate Bill 649. You’ll recall that the bill proposes the legalization of MMA in the state – amateur and professional. If you want to put in your two cents, go here. Delegate Kirill Reznik (District 39, Montgomery County) has been pushing to make MMA legal in the state and Luke Thomas over at BloodyElbow was even asked to speak to the Senate committee today about the matter. That’s the proactive action MMA needs. Keeping our fingers crossed for you guys.

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CagePotato Community Corner: Kimbo on Kimmel, UFC Fight Night 13 Petition

— We didn’t think Jimmy Kimmel could score a more awesomely random pairing than Tank Abbott/Heidi Montag, but he’ll make it happen tonight as he welcomes none other than Kimbo Slice and Dr. Phil McGraw to his couch (ABC, 12:05/11:05c.). And of course, Tito Ortiz and Ricco Rodriguez are still hangin’ in on Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Rehab, so tune in tonight and show your support.

— Also, Fightlinker has launched a petition to convince SpikeTV to make UFC Fight Night 13 into a 3-hour broadcast, and they’re reaching out to folks like us to spread awareness. It’s a good cause, so if you care about seeing as much of the super-stacked card as possible, e-mail feedback@spike.com with the following (or a variation that more closely reflects your personal truth):

SUBJECT: UFC Fight Night on April 2nd

Hi
I’m writing to ask that the UFC Fight Night on April 2nd be given three hours of time instead of two. The card is one of the best UFC cards ever put on Spike, and it deserves a longer timeslot. The entire fight community is looking forward to seeing this event, and I am sure you’ll have a significantly higher number of viewers if you decide to show more of the card.

Thank you for your time
[your name]

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Fisher/Aurelio Set to Battle at UFC Fight Night 13

UFC Fight Night 13 - tentatively scheduled for April 2 – will now also feature a lightweight showdown between Spencer Fisher and Marcus Aurelio, reports MMA Junkie. Sources have confirmed that both fighters have agreed to the fight, although nothing has been signed. We do know that UFC Fight Night 13 will be the lead-in for “The Ultimate Fighter 7” season premiere and it’s rumored to go down in Colorado.

Spencer Fisher is 31 and owns a record of 20-4, with three of those losses happening in the UFC. He lost a decision to Frankie Edgar at UFC 78, but did rock Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 10 to avenge his earlier loss to “Hands of Stone” (incidentally, a nickname trying so hard to sound tough that it might make our next worst nicknames list). Marcus Aurelio is three years older than “The King Fisher” (get it? The Fisher King!) and had lost three fights in a row before getting back on track – also at UFC 78 - when he TKO’d Luke Caudillo in the first round. He stands at 15-5, but hasn’t been too impressive in his two UFC fights.

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