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Archive for May, 2007

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The Ultimate Fighter Season 5 Episode 9

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

By Erin Bucknell Brandon says that he’s run down from his first fight and trying to cut weight. He’s also apparently not a fan of Jens’ coaching style. They get into a bit of a kerfuffel over whether or not Brandon is giving enough. This leads to Brandon having a bit of a cry. Good […]

Friday headlines: Japanese PR wars

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Japanese marketing 101. The Los Angeles Times on ticket sales for the K-1 Dynamite event at the LA Coliseum: Kogan said FEG has sold at least 40,000 tickets ranging from $10 to $100. State athletic officials argue that in an outline of ticket distribution plans, FEG officials reported they planned to sell only 10,000 tickets, […]

The dollar menu

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

IFL stock quote.

DSE rumor mill

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

By Zach Arnold First, let’s cover the court beat. Today, all the parties involved in the Fishman Companies vs. DSE Inc. lawsuit are scheduled to meet in Clark County, NV. court to resume legal proceedings. The main attorney for DSE Inc. filed a motion to dismiss the case or get a summary judgment. One of […]

Thursday trash talk: Dynamite dud or surprise?

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

K-1 has come up with an ingenious idea to promote star power at their upcoming Dynamite show at the LA Coliseum this weekend – give a media push to Dennis Rodman. Sports Navigator reports that they would like to see Rodman compete in MMA, as early as late June in Holland. Yes, the Japanese report […]

Test post

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

If things don’t load 100% of the way, do not be alarmed. The fact that I’ve managed to spend the last several hours repairing WordPress, backing up and restoring a 2-year old database, and manually tweak the system is enough of a miracle at the moment. I wish I had the bankroll to hire Jeremy […]

Major plunge for IFL stock

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Why is today the day that this stock is dropping hard? Update: Here’s the latest SEC information. The IFL S-1 filing from earlier in the month was solidified yesterday with a ‘notice of effectiveness.’ FO wannabe stock analysts – have at it and try to explain in plain English what this all means.

Wednesday media wrath: MMA’s mainstream growing pains

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

MMA California’s not-official image character, Yoda, cheerleads for Fedor Tim Dahlberg, who is a top boxing writer for the Associated Press, rips into UFC with a new column titled UFC could have used a good fight to back up the hype. He rips into the fans who paid to watch UFC 71 as “not-so-rich-and-famous” (someone […]

Barking up the wrong tree

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Warning: Very graphic and disturbing video about dogfighting Pardon the pun, but I make no bones about what we are cover on tomorrow’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio. One of the hot topics we will be discussing is the mainstream media’s fascination of trying to tie in the dogfighting allegations against Michael Vick in relation […]

Tuesday afternoon notes: More UFC 71 media skepticism

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

CNBC’s Darren Rovell has been critical of UFC in the past, stating that the company and its fighters are not attracting major blue-chip sponsors yet. Today, he deemed the UFC 71 event an ‘ultimate embarrassment’. The talented Adam Morgan pointed out this Concepts Marketing post to me about UFC. Notice that all of this traffic […]

A shining moment for Mike Goldberg

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Mike Goldberg has taken his fair share of criticism from hardcore MMA fans online for his announcing work. Some of it is fair and some of it is not fair. However, this video clip illustrates a big blunder by Goldberg during the ring introductions for the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Chuck Liddell fight. About two […]

Tuesday TNT: Dynamite headlines

Monday, May 28th, 2007

If you are wondering about the TBS TV advertising in Japan for the K-1 Dynamite show, the network is still advertising Brock Lesnar vs. Choi Hong-Man and Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie. On the K-1-produced Sakuraba web site, the latest entry shows Sakuraba at the Chute Boxe USA academy training. Furthermore, K-1 (on their HERO’s […]

Monday evening headlines: Rampage’s close-up on ESPN

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Luke Thomas over at Bloody Elbow analyzes the activity from this past week and what it means for MMA. This guy has some talent. He appeared on ESPN Radio this morning with Colin Cowherd. Listen here. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson did an interview at 7:45 PM EST with Brian Kenny on Monday on SportsCenter (ESPN). Rampage […]

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