Emanuel Newton's Blogs

  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Friday



    3:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC 101: Gracie Jiu Jitsu
    Rener and Ryron Gracie cover the core positions, principles and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu that were made famous in the UFC.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Episode 21: Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    10:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Episode 21: Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    The Gracie brothers break down Georges St.Pierre's historic arm bar; the greatest UFC Feuds; Carlos Condit remains committed to his title aspirations; the Strikeforce newcomers.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night
    Episode 21: Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann; Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve; Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez; Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami; Rani Yahya vs. Mizuto Hirota; Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim. From Saitama, Japan.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 285 Scott Jorgensen joins Kenny and Bas; Ron Kruck sits down with Prince Fielder.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: A Night of Champions
    Highlights from DREAM, Legacy FC and the IFL; fighters include Roy Nelson, Shinya Aoki and Daniel Pineda.

    10:30 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 12 David Rickels vs. Saad Awad; Mikhail Zayats vs. Emanuel Newton; Luis Melo vs. Trey Houston. From Tampa, Fla.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs The earliest octagon moments of future title-holders Georges St.Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez.

    11:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 285 Scott Jorgensen joins Kenny and Bas; Ron Kruck sits down with Prince Fielder.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 10: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Quarterfinals Begin A fighter gets a surprise visit from world champion Ronda Rousey; two fighters face off trying to secure a spot in the final four.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 17
    A historic collection of matchups.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 17
    The best collection of knock outs ever caught on camera and featuring some of today's biggest stars in MMA.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Siyar Bahadurzada's incredible journey; Ultimate 8 UFC debuts; Brian Stann fights on for his fellow Marines.

    6:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks' single-minded focus on GSP; Rory MacDonald Full Blast; Daniel Cormier's ambitions for both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions; and Frank Mir on the warrior code.

    7:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    The Gracie brothers break down Georges St.Pierre's historic arm bar; the greatest UFC Feuds; Carlos Condit remains committed to his title aspirations; the Strikeforce newcomers.

    7:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Henricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    8:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Fight Night Episode 21
    Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs The earliest octagon moments of future title-holders Georges St.Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Henricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 140: Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones faces former champ Lyoto Machida; the Nogueira brothers, Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs The earliest octagon moments of future title-holders Georges St.Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez.

    8:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Hendricks on the Brink Johny Hendricks all-access account of his UFC 158; Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his home; Cain Velasquez's Harley Davidson photo shoot.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship
    Greatest fights in Pride history.

    9:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Featuring Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami; Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin; Travis Browne vs, Stefan Struve; Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 12 David Rickels vs. Saad Awad; Mikhail Zayats vs. Emanuel Newton; Luis Melo vs. Trey Houston. From Tampa, Fla.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 10: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Quarterfinals Begin A fighter gets a surprise visit from world champion Ronda Rousey; two fighters face off trying to secure a spot in the final four.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Unleashed
    Nate Diaz fights Jim Miller; Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills; Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira; Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 12 David Rickels vs. Saad Awad; Mikhail Zayats vs. Emanuel Newton; Luis Melo vs. Trey Houston. From Tampa, Fla.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Thursday



    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Georges St. Pierre, GSP's 10 month rehab; Jon Anik travels to Montreal for an interview with the welterweight champ.

    4:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Training Day
    All-access look inside the Tristar Gym in Montreal where current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St. Pierre trains.

    5:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    The UFC's top welterweight fighters Renzo Gracie, George St. Pierre, B.J. Penn and Matt Serra.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Roundtable
    Welterweights II Jay Glazer sits down and gets personal with the UFC's top welterweight fighters.

    6:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva.

    9:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: Ultimate Matt Hughes
    An in-depth look into the Hall of Fame career of former Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes.

    10:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    EPISODE: 6 Featherweight Tournament Final: Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Rad Martinez. Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton. From West Valley City, Utah.

    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 17 Episode 5: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen: The Reflection of Perfection Mickey Rourke visits Team Sonnen to share insights from his days as a boxer; coach Jones wonders if a competitor is ready to fight; two fighters meet for the fourth preliminary fight.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific:UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Primetime
    Inside the day-to-day lives of first-ever UFC female champion Ronda Rousey, and her challenger Liz Carmouche.

    12:00 a.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator 360
    The Featherweights are highlighted with guest Pat Curran.

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  • Beatdown: Lytle, Afromowitz, Loiseau By: TJ De Santis

    Live radio might still be on the shelf. But, that didn't stop The Sherdog Radio Network from bringing you a packed "Beatdown" that no MMA fan should miss. Jack Encarnacao and Jon Luther are back with a show that spans the better part of three hours. Guests included Chris Lytle, David Loiseau, and former Strikeforce head Mike Afromowitz.

    Chris Lytle is just days removed from his final mixed martial arts bout. "Lights Out" talked to Jack and Jon about his career that played out over three decades. The Indiana native also speaks on his political ambitions and how he plans on staying involved with mixed martial arts going forward.

    David Loiseau is another mixed martial arts fighter who has had a storied career. "The Crow" joins Encarnacao and Luther to chat about his documentary "The Striking Truth." The Canadian also talks about the loss of Coach Shawn Tompkins.

    "Business as usual" was a common phrase following the sale of Strikeforce to Zuffa. It was anything but the norm for former Strikeforce employee Mike Afromowitz. The former V.P. joined the program to talk about his exit from the company, his thoughts on the sale, and what he has been doing since being let go. Afromowitz is candid with his thoughts over the course of this hour long interview.

    Jack and Jon also speak to Emanuel Newton who is back in action this weekend in Shark Fights.

    Check out the show and our archives by clicking here.

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  • Newton Replaces Al-Hassan at MFC 28 By: Mike Whitman

    Former Maximum Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder Emanuel Newton has signed a new contract and will replace an injured Razak Al-Hassan against UFC veteran Rodney Wallace at MFC 28 on Feb. 25.

    The event, which will be headlined by a 205-pound title affair between Ryan Jimmo and Dwayne Lewis, will emanate from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and will feature a lightweight title scrap pitting Antonio McKee against Drew Fickett.

    Though Newton has lost three of his last four bouts, his most recent outing resulted in victory, as he bested the aforementioned Lewis at MFC 25 in May.

    “You’re going to see a totally different fighter now, not just physically and mentally but emotionally, too. I’ve got a lot more drive now,” Newton said in a release.

    “The Hardcore Kid” recently switched camps from Team Bodyshop to Kings MMA and has reportedly reinvented himself for his upcoming contest.

    “I really had to revamp things,” said Newton. “I’ve stopped smoking, drinking, partying. I’m still a young guy, but I’m at an age now in the sport where I want to make some good money, so I need to be clean and I have to be dedicated to training hard. I can’t have a hard night of partying and then not be able to train. I don’t want anything bad in my body. I’m clean, I’m pure and I’m 100 percent.”

    Newton, 27, won the light heavyweight title at MFC 19 in 2008, earning a unanimous decision over Roger Hollett. A World Extreme Cagefighting and International Fight League veteran, Newton posted a 10-fight win streak from 2005 to 2008. He holds seven of his 13 career victories by decision.

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