The girls go diving with their new friend Bjorn with one mission in mind…diving with the harbor seals! The seals in San Diego are so cute and curious, they are like the puppies of the sea! We had a successful mission and we were all smiling by the end of the dive! Copyright information for [...]
Finally after MONTHS of hard grafting, the new website is online! The original website had a fantastic innings; online since April 2006. But it was time for us to retire her, which was surprisingly hard to do (!)… And so we proudly present the new Club Of The Waves (hope you like it!)…
P.S. We hope it’s not broken in anyway, but if you find anything incorrect with it, please let us know and we’ll get it fixed asap!
Kyle Busch Wins Mountain Dew 250 Fueled by Fred?s in Closest Finish in Camping World Truck Series History
Kyle Busch celebrates his sixth visit to Victory Lane this season after Saturday?s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway – Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCARTALLADEGA, Ala. ? The closest end in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took place at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, with…more»
If you are in search of the best snorkeling in Maui, you will not be disappointed in your visit to this island of paradise. Maui is surrounded by hot spots for snorkelers and divers, depending on where you want to go and what you want to see. Snorkeling can be just about anywhere on the [...]
Adrian Sutil and Sebastien Buemi have both been given five-place grid penalties for Brazil after their crashes in the Korean GP. Sutil was struggling with brake problems and had an incident-packed race, culminating in a collision with Kamui Kobayashi. The Japanese driver was able to continue, but Sutil himself had to retire. ?It was not [...]
by Michael David SmithTom Lawlor place on a one-sided beat-down of Patrick Cote on the first televised bout of Saturday’s UFC 121 fight card, dominating Cote on the ground for three rounds on the way to an simple — and not particularly exciting — unanimous choice.
Lawlor grabbed Cote, held him against the fence and then took him down in the early going, and that was exactly where he wanted to be. They spent the rest of the round on the ground with Lawlor honestly well dominating, hitting Cote and nearly finishing him with an arm-triangle choke, which Cote broke free from with the help of an illegal grab of the fence. It was an simple 10-9 round for Lawlor.
Jorge Lorenzo got back to his winning ways today by claiming the Portuguese Grand Prix for a third consecutive season.
Backstage at UFC 121, MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant chatted with Vitor Belfort, who is scheduled to challenge Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 126. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ and Pride veteran talks about his preparation for the fight, which he knows will be a war.
I like no push lines. This quick part is mostly lines but only one push.
Eddie Alvarez and Ben Askren had huge Bellator wins in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Askren won his first MMA championship, while Alvarez won a superfight over UFC veteran Roger Huerta.
Alvarez owned Huerta from the opening bell of the first round, landing leg kicks, knees, and punches. Huerta was wobbled early on, and never seemed to regain his composure. Huerta had a huge strike near the end of the first round and chased Alvarez around the cage, but that and a second round takedown were about all the offense he could muster. In front of a home crowd, Alvarez thew punishing punches that made Huerta’s left eye swell shut.
The injuries took their toll, and the fight was stopped after the second round by the doctors because of Huerta’s vision. Since the bout was not a title fight, Alvarez’s title was never in danger, but he was still pleased to win in front of his home crowd.
"What a tough son-of-a … you know," Alvarez said of Huerta after the fight. "I hit him with a lot of hard shots, and he wouldn’t go down."
Ben Askren became Bellator’s welterweight champion with a grappling-filled win over Lyman Excellent. Askren took the choice 49-46, 48-47 and 50-45
Askren showed off the style that earned him the nickname "Funky." He took the fight by taking down Lyman Excellent at will, and then using a mix of wrestling, jiu-jitsu and ground strikes to control Excellent for the entire fight.
Excellent had flashes of brilliance, like early in the fourth round when he landed a huge punch that looked to slow Askren, but it wasn’t enough. He had no answer for Askren’s takedown prowess, and developed a mouse under his eye in the fourth round that hampered his vision. Excellent had another chance in the fifth round when he caught Askren in a combination armbar/triangle choke, but Askren calmly went out of it.
Askren admitted after the bout that Excellent did considerable hurt. He looked at his image on the video screen and joked about what his swollen and bruised nose.
"It’s always hideous, but it ain’t this damn hideous. Lyman did some hurt," Askren said.
Askren was not the only Olympian on the card, as Rick Hawn had a memorable Bellator debut. The Olympian showed off his judo skills with a breathtaking throw near the end of the first round, and then followed up with a bevy of punches. He TKOed Levon Maynard with just seven seconds left in the round.
Three years ago, in November 2007, some scribes visiting the same factory got an engineer to admit that General Motors and Saab were working on a diesel hybrid. The engineer said that “We will get everything to work together. With the next generation of hybrid we can lower the fuel consumption up to 40 percent. This is possible with the use of more electricity.” Peugeot has a diesel hybrid coming in early 2011. It will be fascinating to see if Saab could get in front of that wave and reap the benefits instead of playing catch up.
“My motto for this camp was, Just earn it,” Sanchez said afterward. “I worked very hard for this.”
It was a close, back and forth battle that two judges scored 29-28, as did I. One judge scored it 30-26, which is a tough score to justify.
As was first reported by MMA Fighting, the UFC and the WEC will merge in January 2011. The WEC will have its two scheduled events, Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki in Las Vegas on Nov. 11 and Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis in Arizona on Dec. 16. After that, the fighters will be rolled into the UFC.
Henderson, the WEC lightweight champion, texted with Cagewriter after the news broke. He gave a simple reaction: . He couldn’t be more pleased about the news that not only will the UFC and WEC merge, but that the winner of his bout with Pettis will fight the winner of Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar for the UFC lightweight belt.
"I’m very excited. Now the major goal is to go over there wearing a belt," Henderson said. "To be the best and make that claim, you’ve gotta beat the best. I want to take that one step further and beat not only the best, but everyone so there’s no doubt."
His opponent on Dec. 16, Anthony Pettis, is just as excited about the merger.
"When I heard about it, I was finishing up my morning training session, and I wanted to go right back to the gym and train," Pettis told Cagewriter. "My fight with Ben was huge enough, and now I’m two fights away from being the UFC champion. It’s two championships in two fights."
He said he will always be grateful for his beginnings with the WEC.
"I look at it like college, and now I’m going to the NBA, and it just so happens that I’m the first-round draft pick. The UFC is where I want to be."
Henderson and Pettis both said they had no thought that the merger was coming, which was echoed by other fighters. Cagewriter broke the news to bantamweight Scott Jorgensen, who will fight Dominick Cruz for the title in December, and lightweight Anthony Njokuani, who will battle Edward Faaloloto in November.
"I reckon I’m going to be a UFC champion come January 1! I didn’t even know what happened, I was asleep. I had a missed call from my manager and a text from you," Jorgensen told Cagewriter. He also said that he is looking forward to being exposed to a whole new audience, who will like his style of fighting.
"I don’t place on dull fights," Jorgensen said. "The fact that we’re on the UFC stage means that I get to show more people how exciting and how tough I really am. Every UFC fan that wasn’t a WEC fan will become my fan now."
Njokuani didn’t have any specific UFC fighter that he wanted to call out. He was just pleased about the news.
"Oh, hell yeah. I’m ecstatic," he told Cagewriter. "There’s nobody. Whoever I go up against, I’m just using that person to show the world what I’ve got."
Robby Gordon has introduced a new energy drink hes developed as a potential revenue source for his race team. Gordon had cans of Speed Energy at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, and the beverage will be his sponsor for Sundays race. Gordon says the drink will be in stores soon. Hes got some experience in the energy drink market, as Gordon has partnered with both Red Bull and Monster…
With the UFC eating up the WEC at the end of the year, it’s worth looking back at the WEC history, including the men who fought in the WEC. Starting in 2001, the WEC has hosted fight legends of the past and superstars of the future. But there are some surprises in the list:
5. Brandon Vera: His best known fight was an upset of Frank Mir, but Vera made his mark on the WEC’s heavyweight division early in his career. He scored a TKO over Mike Whitehead and knocked out Andre Mussi at WEC 13.
4. Nick Diaz: Before Stockton’s finest fought in the UFC and then became the Strikeforce champ, a young Diaz fought at WEC 6. Sharing the card with future opponent Frank Shamrock, Diaz submitted Joe Hurley with a kimura in less than two minutes.
3. Shane Carwin: The UFC heavyweight contender made his MMA debut in the WEC, scoring a submission by strikes over Carlton Jones at WEC 17.
2. Frank Shamrock: In between his bouts with the UFC and EliteXC/Strikeforce, Shamrock took his submission magic to the WEC. Fighting on WEC 6 in 2003, Shamrock armbarred Bryan Pardoe in under two minutes.
1. Dan Severn: The UFC Hall-of-Famer also holds a special place in WEC history. As the main event on the WEC’s first card in 2001, Severn beat Travis Fulton — the man with more than 250 fights under his belt — in a choice.
MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant spends a few moments with the always entertaining Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at the Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center’s grand opening celebration. The former UFC and Pride champion talks about why he likes to train there, and also gives us a small bit of insight as to how he thinks the fight with Lyoto Machida will go at UFC 123. And when Quinton decides that the interview is over, it’s over..
Jose Aldo has set the standard at 145 pounds but the featherweight division isn’t without hope now that it’s part of the UFC. There are no financial limitations when it comes to bringing in talent from outside the organization and now the UFC has small more ammo to work with when pitching its smaller lightweights that it may be time to drop a weight class.
Top candidates to bolster the 145-pound roster
1. Clay Guida
2. Jim Miller
3. Joe Stevenson
4. Mark Bocek
5. Cole Miller
Others with UFC and outside the promotion: Matt Wiman, Mac Danzig, Nik Lentz, Efrain Escudero, Marlon Sandro.
The guys at Shred Or Die are doing Gear 4 A Year again and are really looking for more East Coast submissions, so all you east coasters should get on it. Also they are giving away one of those GoPro mini HD cameras every day for the next two weeks to the most fascinating video uploaded each day, so even if you aren’t gnarly you can get some goods.
A Life Ascending chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation as … Continue reading
The fight wasn’t close, as Velasquez showed vastly superior technique and unloaded on Lesnar on the ground until Lesnar’s face was a bloody mess and referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight.
“I trained for a five-round fight and that’s what I was hoping for,” Velasquez said afterward. “I wasn’t expecting this. You can’t expect a first-round stoppage.”