Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Pro Elite Resurrected, Announces August 27th, Event in Hawaii

Powered by its new owners Stratus Media Group, Pro Elite is back and will hold their first event August 27, 2011.  Pro Elite has hired Rich Chou former matchmaker for Strikeforce to head the match making duties.  No bouts have been confirmed but fighters such as Andrei Arlovski, Kala Kolohe and Sarah McMann are rumored for the card.

 Brett Rogers Arrested and Charged With Domestic Violence:  Released From Strikeforc

Brett Rogers was arrested and charged with Felony 3rd degree assault as well as with misdemeanor Endangerment of a Child after an altercation with his wife at his home in Minnesota on Wednesday.  Bail was set at $100,000 for Rogers.  Following Rogers’s arrest he was subsequently release from Strikeforce.  Rogers started out his mixed martial arts career with ten straight victories before dropping three of his last four fights.

Shane Carwin Rep Clarifies No Drug Testing Situation Following UFC 131

Jason Genet, manager for Shane Carwin today told mmajunkie.com the details behind the situation of Carwin not taking a drug test after his loss to dos Santos.  “Carwin offered to submit a urine sample following the loss however it was felt that Carwin’s medical needs out-weighed his need to submit a urine specimen” Genet indicated.  Since it was released that Carwin did not submit to a post fight drug test there has been much speculation to the reason behind it.

UFC President Suggests That Marquardt’s Testosterone Use May Have Been Performance Enhancing

Dana White stated today that he has given Marquardt numerous chances and after this last ordeal Marquardt will never fight for the UFC again. White indicated that he did not know about Marquardt’s medical situations until days before the event nor did he know that Marquardt had been suspended by the NJSAC.  White further cited Marquardt’s previous positive tests for steroids in 2005 as part of the reasons for his dismissal.

UFC TO Host Event In Japan This Year

The UFC is going to make its first trip to Japan since 2000 and they plan to do it before the end of the year.  Dana White confirmed today that the rumors were true and that they were planning on hosting an event in Japan before the end of the year.


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