The following is an exclusive update from the owner of the L.A. MMA gym in California in regards to our previous report about the rumored Chute Boxe split: “The only update I can provide you.is that Chute Boxe Brazil and Chute Boxe USA OPERATE SEPARATELY and DIFFERENTLY. That the Chute Boxe USA in Los Angeles has been closed since the end of November since then coach Roberto Piccinini found another investor located in Huntington Beach which is the Gazze Academy. Roberto teaches the muay thai class there. During this transition fighters left Coach Roberto for disagreements on his treatment with management. Chute Boxe USA is separate and does not involve chute boxe brazil in any way. The managers at the old chute boxe LA gym now known as LA MMA, have moved on from their business relation with Chute Boxe USA and Have only a friendly and acquaintance type relationship with CB Brazil and its fighters. In june they held a seminar with Ninja. Management objective is promoting of LA MMA training and its fighters -Anthony Johnson who fights under the team banner “Allegiance” . The head coach is headed by Rigan Machado. LA MMA Gym and management do not know of any news pertain to chute boxe brazil and its fighters. only to wish the best and are excited also to see them in the Octagon Anthony Johnson once to give credit to his team Allegiance at LA MMA and Rigan Machado for his victory in UFN 10. He wants to set the record that hes a fan as well as only good friends with the Chute Boxe brazil fighters and has no relationship with Chute boxe usa Rodel Lizan”
Tim Sylvia is heavily rumored to fight on the UFC 77 card in October.
Kenny Florian stated via his website www.kennyflorian.com and his newslatter that he will be fight on the UFC 78 card at the Prudential center in Newark, N.J.
Brian Knapp of the Fightnetwork.com is reporting Amature wrestling standout Kyle Maynard is applying for a liscence to participate in MMA bouts in Geogria. Maynard was born with congenital amputation – a condition which left him with no hands, two rounded stumps at the elbows and two short appendages with deformed feet at the knee.