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Archive for November, 2006

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Friday media guide

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

More Nick Diaz fights coming up, Dr. 90210 meets the Gracies, Gilbert Melendez announces his next PRIDE fight (and it’s not against Aoki), more controversy over Nastula’s alleged failed drug test, and more fun with Dana White.

Thursday headlines

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

The IFL announces a lot of shows for 2007, and we find out the latest information on boxing PPV buyrates.

Wednesday media notes

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

The IFL becomes a publicly-traded company, Dean Lister vs. Nathan Marquardt is announced, and the StrikeForce 12/8 San Jose event card line-up.

Report: PRIDE wants to run shows in Brazil

Monday, November 27th, 2006

That’s the headline in Nikkan Sports today. The newspaper claims that PRIDE has received multiple offers from promoters to run events in Brazil, and given their roster of Brazilian talent, it is felt to be a natural business fit. The paper claims that the major issue facing PRIDE as far as running in [...]

Open thread Monday

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Admittedly, it’s been a slow news cycle the last couple of days. Consider this an open-thread for MMA, pro-wrestling, or boxing-related talk in the comments section. I’ll throw a few discussion points out there and see if there’s any interest in talking about them.
The Fight Network reports that Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who is [...]

Sunday daily headlines

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

San Francisco Chronicle: Fighting outside the box (long article on UFC — and I think the Zuffa Myth makes a comeback here)
Boxing Talk: Tito Ortiz interview (and he pushes the Zuffa Myth as well)
Kenny Florian: Information for The Ultimate Fighter 5 Casting Call on 12/1 in Florida
Toronto Star: Kicking it up [...]

Tito Ortiz’s manager recruiting girls for WWE

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold
The headline says it all. With WWE management happy with the performance of model Kelly Kelly’s success (real name: Barbie Blank), WWE is now looking to recruit more model-type girls (even if they have limited or no wrestling knowledge).
Ken Pavia, who is the agent of Team Punishment, issued the [...]

K-1 12/2 Tokyo Dome event

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Next week, K-1 has their World GP 2006 finals at the Tokyo Dome. Out of all of the major pro-wrestling, MMA, and kickboxing events that the Tokyo Dome has held, this may in fact be one of the most quiet build-ups to a Tokyo Dome show I’ve seen. In fact, off the top [...]

Meltzer: Strikeforce won’t draw

Friday, November 24th, 2006

On Friday’s Figure Four Daily radio show, pro-wrestling writer Dave Meltzer told host Bryan Alvarez that the upcoming Strikeforce show on December 8th at the HP Pavilion (San Jose Arena) will not draw a strong crowd. Listen to the show yourself to validate the accuracy of the quotes I have written here.
“Strikeforce is not [...]

Friday media round-up

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Fox Sports: The Weekly Tapout – King Georges is crowned
New York Times: A Boxing Regulator Changes Corners (article about Marc Ratner)
UFC HP: Three new fights added to UFC 66 12/30 Las Vegas event
Manila Bulletin (Philippines): Manny Pacquiao advised to go freelance (and not sign with a specific promoter)
Boxing Scene: Mike [...]

NYE TV schedule

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Burning Spirit notes a news item from the January 2007 edition of The Television magazine. The magazine published the New Year’s Eve TV schedule. For TV-Asahi, the following is listed: Doraemon Special (18:00-20:00), TV Tackle Nagata-cho Special (20:00-on). For Nippon TV: Weekender Special (19:00-21:00). TV-Tokyo will have a Gaea [...]

Turkey of the Year

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

We talked about this on our radio show this week. Now it’s your turn Strictly either picking a promoter, a fighter, or a promotion, pick your Turkey of the Year (the worst) and give your reasons why you chose your selection. Any selections outside of the noted criteria will be deleted.
Here are [...]

Cage Rage set to debut on The Wrestling Channel

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

By Mark Pickering
London’s Cage Rage have signed a contract with The Wrestling Channel to produce a daily magazine TV show, Cage Fighter, premiering on December 4th.
After weeks of stringent negotiations, it has emerged that Cage Rage will front a shift in programming for the Dublin-based channel, with co-promoters Andy Geer and Dave O’Donnell on hand [...]

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