TapouT Duo Agree To Return Charles "Mask" Lewis’ Ashes to His Sister

Earlier this week news broke that the sister of Charles “Mask” Lewis had filed a lawsuit against Punkass and Skyscrape, Mask’s TapouT partners.TMZ.com broke the story that Lewis’ sister, Carla had filed a lawsuit alleging that Punkass and Skyscrape had…

Earlier this week news broke that the sister of Charles “Mask” Lewis had filed a lawsuit against Punkass and Skyscrape, Mask’s TapouT partners.

TMZ.com broke the story that Lewis’ sister, Carla had filed a lawsuit alleging that Punkass and Skyscrape had Lewis’ cremated remains in their possession and would not return them. The suit also alleged that the duo had distributed their partner’s ashes at a memorial service after his 2009 death.

Skyscrape took to the Underground Forum posting, “You all who talk s**t should know the whole story first!!! She is a nut case that Charles couldn’t stand(his words not mine)! And I was the closest person to him the past 13 years! She is reaching for SOMETHING!”

Skyscrape later softened that stance, “I’m sorry for sayin what I said today! It just gets to me so much when all these people come tryin to take what we’ve worked so hard to build! I should (and actually do know) how people are by now and it doesn’t surprise me!”

“All the talk about “the lawsuits wouldn’t have happened if Charles was here” etc, take it’s toll no matter how strong I try and be! The only thing that wouldn’t have happened is lawsuits over stolen remains, and selling them at the memorial(WHICH IS NOT TRUE BTW). I would NEVER do that or allow that to be done!”

TMZ is now reporting that Punkass and Skyscrape have agreed to return the ashes to Lewis’ sister.

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UFC 130: Quinton Jackson’s Patella and Why We Didn’t Need to Hear About It

So it was his patella after all.Or, in layman’s terms, his “knee” (and not the Spanish dish).The following is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s explanation on why he slapped Rashad Evans in a nightclub. It comes with a bonus: the other reason why…

So it was his patella after all.

Or, in layman’s terms, his “knee” (and not the Spanish dish).

The following is Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s explanation on why he slapped Rashad Evans in a nightclub. It comes with a bonus: the other reason why Evans kicked his gluteus maximus last time they fought in the UFC, the first being octagon rust.

“Like Rashad came up to me and told me ‘I fought [Lyoto] Machida the same way he fought me.’ He come tell me stuff like that cuz he sour because I beat Machida and he got knocked the hell out by Machida. And he basically didn’t do anything against Machida, so he trying to get sour about that.

“He knows the only reason he beat me is because I was rusty and I was injured. If you go back and watch that fight he was punching me in my knee, my knee that was hurt. I never seen anybody punch anyone in the knee in MMA in all the years I been doing MMA. But somehow he knew my knee was injured” (MiddleEasy.com, May 9, 2011; italics added).

In case you lost count, he mentioned knee four times.

An ailing knee or any injury may be a valid reason for losing a fight.

The losing fighter, if given the benefit of the doubt, could be publicizing it post-fight simply as a matter of fact.

But he only makes it sound like a sorry excuse.

Leading into the fight, it’s a given that teammates, trainers and physicians must know about any injury or sickness afflicting the fighter, from mild to severe.

But you wouldn’t want your opponent to be in the know and exploit it—unless it’s your tactic to make him overconfident.

It’s a principle in combat sports not to expect your opponent to make your liability his liability.

You can’t make him limit his offensive options by obliging him to spare your injury.

You can’t go like, “Hey, Rashad! My knee’s hurt so don’t hit it while I hit every part of you as the rules allow.” (In fairness to Jackson, he implied that Evans was not supposed to know about it but “somehow he knew.”)

Tell your trainer, teammate, doctors and manager. From there, let the sports media and fans do their sleuthing without making their job easier.

Otherwise, if you think the severity of your injury will greatly disadvantage you and cause you to lose the fight—or worse—then don’t fight at all. And tell the world about it.

A UFC fighter can always text Dana White, “My head was crane-kicked last sparring session and it flew out of the window. I’ll just have myself sewn back together again and fight next time.”

Here’s praying that our UFC 130 main event fighters Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill will be fighting fit and ready to rumble this May 28.

Especially after the cancellation of the original main event, Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III, due to injuries.

By the way, has Hamill ever complained about his hearing conditions?

UFC 130 Results, News and More

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MMA: 10 Fighters Who Are Remembered More for Their Losses Than Their Wins

There are many fighters who have accomplished a lot in mixed martial arts, but they sometimes do it more often by losing than they do by winning. To fans, it doesn’t matter as long as they put it all on the line, and these fighters do. Whether th…

There are many fighters who have accomplished a lot in mixed martial arts, but they sometimes do it more often by losing than they do by winning. To fans, it doesn’t matter as long as they put it all on the line, and these fighters do. Whether they are remembered for their exciting, close decision losses or […]

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Tito Ortiz Isn’t Impressed With Matt Mitrione’s Jokes

(Video courtesy of YouTube/MrPromoMma)

If you didn’t catch the Mitrione Minute above from The MMA Hour back in March where Matt Mitrione poked fun at Jenna Jameson, watch it so the video you’re about to see makes sense.


(Video courtesy of YouTube/MrPromoMma)

If you didn’t catch the Mitrione Minute above from The MMA Hour back in March where Matt Mitrione poked fun at Jenna Jameson, watch it so the video you’re about to see makes sense.

Here’s what Meathead had to say about the former porn queen and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Tito Ortiz:

“I think it’s awesome…AWESOME that the UFC is finally doing this. I think that it’s a great promotion that they’re finally letting women fight for their man’s honor. I think that’s a great thing. We all know that Tito’s gonna give some type of excuse and back out, so Jenna’s gonna have to step in and fight Bader for Tito’s honor,” Mitrione deadpanned. “Bader, be really careful because it’s a trap fight. We all know that she’s awesome off her back and she’s got phenomenal top control, but remember that she doesn’t choke easily.”

Mitrione went on to say that he’s glad he isn’t fighting Ortiz.

“I think that’s probably a great thing [that I won’t get a chance to fight him] because I would really feel bad if I retired Tito,” he explained. “Bader, please finish him up and send him on his way.”

One would assume that the shot at Jameson or the jabs he took at Ortiz making excuses to pull out of fights (like he did with his exhibition boxing match with UFC president Dana White) is what prompted Tito to confront Mitrione yesterday at the UFC Fighter Summit.

Here’s what went down between the two, as recorded by Roy Nelson, whose camera malfunctioned and added additional annoying music to what was already playing in the conference room:


(Video courtesy of YouTube/roynelsonmma)

From what we can gather, Tito confronted Mitrione and “Meathead” told him it was only a joke and he was sorry if it offended him. When Tito refused to accept his apology, Mitrione was ready to throw down.

“Well then I guess we’re about to scrap then. I’m not the one who’s getting aggressive. You’re the one that’s getting aggressive. Hey, I apologize if I hurt your feelings. I apologize if I hurt your feelings,” Mitrione offered. “Yeah, well, fuck you then. You’re the one fucking your boss and you’re the one that wants to scrap. Aren’t you the one who wants to scrap?”

A few points:

• Jenna tweeted after Mitrione made the comments about her that she found them hilarious.

• According to Jenna, she and Tito are no longer a couple, so it would seem that “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is more upset that Mitrione called him an excuse maker and asked Bader to retire him.

• Matt seems like a bit of a loose cannon you wouldn’t want to fuck with when he gets angry.

• George Sotiropoulos’ reaction to the confrontation is priceless.

MMA Expo Vancouver Features West Coast Combat Championships

Press Release – May 5, 2011 – VANCOUVER –Mixed Martial Arts Expo comes to Vancouver, BC on June 11-12, 2011 at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Center for the first time ever. Featured on the show floor is an action-packed, multi-style amateur martial arts tournament, the West Coast Combat Championships. Four individual tournaments showcase Brazilian Jiu […]

mma_expo_logoPress Release – May 5, 2011 – VANCOUVER –Mixed Martial Arts Expo comes to Vancouver, BC on June 11-12, 2011 at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Center for the first time ever. Featured on the show floor is an action-packed, multi-style amateur martial arts tournament, the West Coast Combat Championships. Four individual tournaments showcase Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Grappling, WKC Continuous Sparring and Mixed Martial Arts styles of competition.

All tournaments take place on the show floor in front of a large audience of MMA Expo visitors and celebrities with competition designed specifically for amateur martial artists who want to showcase their martial arts in a safe and controlled environment. With youth divisions for ages 6 to 12 as well as teen and adults categories for male and female competitors, the West Coast Combat Championships will be one of the largest martial arts tournaments held in the province.

“We have a reputation for hosting quality tournaments under the MMA Expo umbrella; well-attended tournaments thoroughly enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike”, says Gerald Chopik, president of MMA Expo. “We also believe that young, rising talent need an opportunity to shine. For that reason most categories are designed for competitors with 3 years or less experience. Winners of each division receive gold, silver and bronze medals.”

Chopik goes on to say, “For seasoned individuals, this tournament also offers BJJ and No Gi Absolute Divisions open to all amateur adult male and female competitors regardless of years of experience. These divisions are sure to attract some of the most talented competitors on the West Coast with winners being awarded an MMA Expo Championship Belt.”

Competitions begin Saturday with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi Grappling divisions featuring exciting throws and ground wresting competitions. Saturday morning comprises all the BJJ categories (with Gi uniform) with the No Gi divisions held in the afternoon.

Sunday morning hosts WKC Continuous Sparring, a fast-paced style that limits competitors to kicking and punching only. The afternoon tournament highlights the very popular open-style category of Amateur Mixed Martial Artists. All divisions feature a round-robin format guaranteeing amateur competitors multiple matches and therefore the best possible opportunity to showcase their martial arts skills.

“The sport of martial arts has certainly evolved over the past few years and the community has come to expect well-organized competitions”, adds Chopik. “MMA Expo will deliver two exciting days of on-the-mat action for Vancouver-area martial artists and fans.”

For more information please visit www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com/vancouver

MMAjunkie.com Radio: Bjorn Rebney, Chris Cope, Jake and Jared Rosholt

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, “The Ultimate Fighter 13” correspondent Chris Cope and Team Takedown fighting brothers Jake and Jared Rosholt.

Rebney will preview this weekend’s Bellator 44 event, while Cope takes us beh…

MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, “The Ultimate Fighter 13” correspondent Chris Cope and Team Takedown fighting brothers Jake and Jared Rosholt.

Rebney will preview this weekend’s Bellator 44 event, while Cope takes us behind the scenes of the latest episode of “TUF 13.” Additionally, the Rosholt brothers will discuss their upcoming fights at “Cowboy MMA: Caged Cowboys.” Also, “The Sunday Junkie” winner Thad Johnston calls in to discuss his recent winning entry.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from the
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