3/14 MMA News and Notes
Mar 14, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
~ Joe Warren (7-3 MMA, 5-2 BFC) has been suspended for 90 days following a vicious knockout loss to Pat Curran at this past Friday’s Bellator 60 event. Warren’s manager, Ryan Tobin, did confirm that the former Bellator champ sustained a concussion during the fight.
~ Former WEC bantamweight champion Chase “The Rage” Beebe (19-8-1) won for the sixth time in eight fights, as he submitted David Love with a rear-naked choke 3:02 into the first round at Colosseum Combat 20 on Saturday in Kokomo, Ind. The 26-year-old Beebe is 6-1-1 over his last eight appearances. He is a Bellator & DREAM veteran as well.
~ The Nevada State Athletic Commission medically suspended Jeremy Larsen after he sustained a laceration to his scalp during a win at Friday’s opening round of the reality show’s 32-main tournament. Larsen beat Smith during the March 9 live debut on FX via decision. Larsen is now forced to sidelines until April 9 with no contact allowed during training until March 31. Meanwhile, the reality show goes on. However, Larsen can be cleared by NSAC doctors after March 16, which could allow him to compete in the next round of the lightweights-only season of the show.
~ Titan Fighting Championship 22 takes place Friday, May 25 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will air on HDNet. Tickets go on sale this Monday.
~ These four state athletic commissions do not regulate the sport of MMA: New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Montana. Alaska lacks a regulatory body to do so. These 5 states are the only places where MMA isn’t regulated.