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you sound like a casual mma fan who only likes the fights that end in KO.

I'm a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a brown belt in Shorin Ryu, began training in MMA a couple months ago and have been watching UFC/Pride before they were mainstream

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I haven't heard of shorin ryu jujitsu. The shorin ryu I take is Okinawan karate. It began as Okinawa's rendition of the techniques practiced by Shaolin monks. If you know anyone who is a native speaker of Japanese, they have trouble with pronouncing their L's...Shaolin = Shorin

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I haven't heard of shorin ryu jujitsu. The shorin ryu I take is Okinawan karate. It began as Okinawa's rendition of the techniques practiced by Shaolin monks. If you know anyone who is a native speaker of Japanese, they have trouble with pronouncing their L's...Shaolin = Shorin

There are 3 grandmasters of Shorin Ryu Jujitsu in the States, one of which is Sensai Canter who used to have a center in Waldorf MD, where I studied, he's since semi-retired to Deland FL. I also have a brown belt in that study and 1st degree black in Tae Kwon but haven' actively studied in years. Sensai Canter was a real deal old school guy, no BS in his dojo.

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Is it a combination of karate and jujitsu? We didn't do any ground fighting in my Shorin Ryu class, everything ended with the the body punch after the takedown. Did you do Pinon and Kihon katas?

Some Pinan katas but it was more live. It was a combination of jujitsu techniques and kenpo.

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UFC to File Lawsuit Against Randy Couture

Heavyweight champ in breach of contract, MMA group claims

www.reviewjournal.com

By ADAM HILL

REVIEW-JOURNAL

The strained relationship between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its heavyweight champion Randy Couture has taken another bad turn -- directly into a Las Vegas courtroom.

Lawyers for Zuffa, LLC, the UFC's parent company, on Monday filed suit in Clark County District Court, alleging chiefly that Couture's comments about the UFC and its senior management caused the business irreparable damage and that he is in breach of the contract he signed with the company in December 2006.

"We are alleging numerous intentional torts, which have caused Zuffa and the UFC significant harm," attorney Donald J. Campbell said. "Based upon that harm we are seeking to address these matters before a court of law."

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $10,000 and states that the amount of both compensatory and punitive damages would be proven at trial. It also seeks an injunction restraining Couture from participating in any way in any promotion competing against the UFC.

The lawsuit is the latest episode of discord between Couture and UFC President Dana White, who said he has considered Couture a friend for eight years.

"What's really tough for me, to be honest, is we have been friends for a very long time," White said. "The hard part is that he is not living up to his obligations. Captain America is not keeping his word."

Couture is listed as the UFC heavyweight champion, even though the fighter and organization have been engaged in a public dispute that included his resignation from the company. An interim title match has been scheduled.

The tense relationship between Couture and the UFC, namely White and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, became public on Oct. 11 when Couture held a news conference at his Las Vegas gym. Couture detailed his frustrations with the company and announced he was resigning from the UFC.

Couture claimed Fertitta and White had lied to him; that the company paid "off-the-books" bonuses to fighters; that he never was paid a signing bonus that had been negotiated in his December 2006 contract; and that the company treated many of its athletes poorly.

Fertitta and White held their own news conference the following week, during which they addressed Couture's allegations and produced copies of checks cashed by Couture, including the signing bonus. The checks showed the heavyweight to be making much more money than he had claimed.

In the months since, the battle of words has continued and the sides have been unable to work things out.

"I expect Randy to honor the obligations in his contract that he signed (a year ago). I tried to resolve it by talking to this guy that I've had a relationship with for eight years and was unsuccessful," White said. "Now this thing's in the hands of the justice system."

Monday's lawsuit claims Couture's negative statements about the company constituted "injurious falsehood and trade disparagement," that has led to significant financial losses for the UFC.

The lawsuit also alleges conspiracy, stating that several unnamed parties to be identified at a later date worked with Couture to intentionally inflict harm on the UFC.

According to the lawsuit, Couture is also in breach of a stipulation that prohibits him from engaging in "direct or indirect competition" with the UFC for a period of 12 months following the termination of his contract.

Thus, Couture's sponsorship and promotion of a team in the International Fight League would be in direct violation of the stipulation. Currently, the IFL's Web site lists Couture's Xtreme Couture team taking on Mario Sperry's World Class Fight Center at the IFL's Feb. 29 card at the Orleans Arena.

A message left on Couture's cell phone on Monday was not returned.

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Why are you gonna be banned? What did you do so I know what not to do

woah, woah. Nevermind. Don't want to interrupt any talk about the sport. Just don't talk **** to the moderators. I think I may have crossed a line in the Jameson thread. That's all.

Carry on...

About Randy. Christ, this is getting uglier by the month. I really am routing for both Randy and the UFC...but Dana comes off as brash and too straightforward. Maybe Randy is trying to lead a revolution for fighters to stop being completely underpaid. I think that while Randy may be in breach of contract, it won't hurt him much financially. In fact, it may help expose the UFC's abnormal pay-outs to freaking virtual street fighters.

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