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9/8/10 2:47 PM
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at least that's the official line from Shine:

As anyone involved in the sport of mixed martial arts can tell you, injuries can happen at anytime. UFC/PRIDE veteran Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio is no exception to that concept. After sustaining an injury while training for this weekend’s Shine Fights Lightweight Grand Prix, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master has been forced to vacate his spot in the tourney. Taking his place will be fellow submission specialist Shannon Gugerty.


Think he'll be pulled from Dream as well?
9/8/10 2:49 PM
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 For immediate release:
 
UFC VET SHANNON GUGERTY
TO REPLACE MARCUS AURELIO IN GRAND PRIX
Aurelio suffers injury in training; forced to pull out of tourney
 
NEWKIRK, OK (September 8, 2010) - As anyone involved in the sport of mixed martial arts can tell you, injuries can happen at anytime. UFC/PRIDE veteran Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio is no exception to that concept. After sustaining an injury while training for this weekend’s Shine Fights Lightweight Grand Prix, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master has been forced to vacate his spot in the tourney. Taking his place will be fellow submission specialist Shannon Gugerty.
 
A UFC veteran in his own right, Gugerty is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under famed grappler Dean Lister. He began his professional MMA career successfully with a submission victory over current WEC mainstay Cub Swanson. After amassing a 10-2 record, he was invited to compete for the Ultimate Fighting Championships, where he has fought five times. During his time with the UFC, Gugerty was able to rack up wins over Dale Hartt and Matt Grice. The 28 year-old San Diego native trains at Victory MMA with fellow notables Jeremy Stephens, Court McGee, Toby Imada, Peter Sobotta, Joe Brammer, and Tomas Drwal.
 
Jason Chamber, Shine Fight COO stated, “I am sad to see Marcus pull out of the tournament and wish him a fast recovery. Stepping up to a challenge of this magnitude on 3 days notice is a very daunting task- it is a testament to what a warrior Shannon Gugerty is. We are excited to see him compete!"
 
The Shine Fights Lightweight Grand Prix is a unique throwback to the original format of mixed martial arts. Fighters will need to be at their best in order to win the tourney and in the process gain the glory that comes along with victory. The Grand Prix will be contested under standard Nevada State Athletic Commission rules for MMA. Each of the eight 155 lb. fighters will be paired off in the tournament's opening round, with the four winners moving on to round two. The two winners of round two will move on to the tournament's final round, and battle for the championship. The single-elimination format means that the tournament winner will need to win three bouts that evening. Rounds one and two of the tournament will be composed of two 5-minute rounds. They will also have a three-minute overtime if needed to decide a winner. Round three (the finals) will increase to three 5-minute rounds. There will be two alternate bouts held in case of an injury.
 
Some of the best 155 lb. fighters in the world will compete in the tournament, a colorful array of combatants that will lay it all on the line in order to capture the Shine Fights Lightweight Championship. This group of outstanding athletes includes Rich “Cleat” Crunkilton, “Alley Cat” Kyle Baker, James Warfield, Drew Fickett, Carlo Prater, and Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett.
 
This Grand Prix Tournament will be beamed on PPV on cable and satellite in the United States and Canada. The event will be in High Definition and it will be available in both English and Spanish (where available).  The Grand Prix Tournament will be distributed live on Pay Per View beginning at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST by Multi Vision Media, Inc.  The suggested retail price is $29.95.
 
9/8/10 2:55 PM
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 doubt it.
9/8/10 2:56 PM
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J A Yount - at least that's the official line from Shine:

As anyone involved in the sport of mixed martial arts can tell you, injuries can happen at anytime. UFC/PRIDE veteran Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio is no exception to that concept. After sustaining an injury while training for this weekend’s Shine Fights Lightweight Grand Prix, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master has been forced to vacate his spot in the tourney. Taking his place will be fellow submission specialist Shannon Gugerty.


Think he'll be pulled from Dream as well?

Calling him now...
9/8/10 2:58 PM
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Good for Aurelio.

Has Shine even announced who Aurelio was supposed to fight? All I head was Crazy Horse vs. Fickett and nothing else. No wonder a commission won't approve these guys. They claim the fans are their matchmakers, but are the fans going to pick who is going to fight on the night of the event. What's going on here?
9/8/10 3:00 PM
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LMMFAO @ injured.I wouldn`t buy that story with a fake $50.

  
9/8/10 3:00 PM
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lol@ them pretending there is even going to be an event.
9/8/10 3:00 PM
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I spoke with OMA last night and he mentioned that he strained a vocal cord. I hope the injury bug doesn't ruin this card.
9/8/10 3:04 PM
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i call shenanigans on that injury
9/8/10 3:10 PM
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Canada_88 - i call shenanigans on that injury

 I would TOTALLY understand though. Anything to get out of Shine.......
9/8/10 3:14 PM
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 wised up and took the lesser of two evils in dream
9/8/10 3:15 PM
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at this point the only people that would even consider fighting for shine would be.

1. people that can't read.
2. people that are stupid
3. people with no other options.

Should turn out to be a real nice card
9/8/10 3:25 PM
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SO you're saying that Krazy Horse is still going to be in it
9/8/10 3:25 PM
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lol at being injured. He is going for the promotion with less baggage. I bet if he fights in dream, there will be a lawsuit. It will be interesting to see if he heals in time. Phone Post
9/8/10 3:26 PM
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mmajournalist.blogspot.com/2010/09/shine-fights-upcoming-lightweight-grand.html 
9/8/10 3:26 PM
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Shine again manages to turn an event into an abortion.
9/8/10 3:27 PM
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 TTT for Aurelio's magical recovery powers that will allow him to fight Aoki in 17 days!


Shine is a real life troll organization, high comedy at this point.
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lol
9/8/10 3:27 PM
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 I am glad this happened, I would much rather seem him fight on the Dream card for numerous reasons. This is, however, a great way to escape Shine haha.
9/8/10 3:27 PM
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It's not like Dream pays their fighters either.   
9/8/10 3:28 PM
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 Fickett vs Krazy Horse
Prater vs Crunkleton
Gugerty vs someone (or maybe an automatic bye to the semis????)
Baker vs Warfield

$30 and this can be yours people!

9/8/10 3:31 PM
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I just spoke with Marcus, and he IS injured. He is on his way to rehab right now. Says it is an el;bow injury. U'll be calling him in about 30 minutes to conduct a formal interview with him.  If you have questions, post them here.
9/8/10 3:33 PM
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Crooklyn - I just spoke with Marcus, and he IS injured. He is on his way to rehab right now. Says it is an el;bow injury. U'll be calling him in about 30 minutes to conduct a formal interview with him.  If you have questions, post them here.
I'll believe he is injured if/when he pulls out of the Aoki fight.

Very convenient that he was never announced for a first round matchup, and 2 days before the show, pulls out due to injury.
  
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Will you [Marcus] still be able to make the Dream card on the 25th?

Were you worried about a possible suspension from the OSAC for your participation in the Shine event before the injury?

Since you are not participating in this Shine event, do you still have contractual obligations with them? i.e. do you "owe them a fight"?


9/8/10 3:41 PM
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Ask Marcus if he feels lucky to have an excuse to get out of the Shine catastrophe.

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