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Archive for June, 2007

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European powerhouses MAX & G4 announce landmark deal

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

By Mark Pickering
MAX Entertainment Holdings Inc, parent company of German mixed martial arts powerhouse MAX, has announced a partnership with fledgling promotional team G4 productions in the latest assault on the much sought-after European market.

Why it is unlikely that Fedor is coming to the UFC

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

By Tim Leidecker
They call him the “Russian Emperor”, the “Baddest Man on the Planet” or “T-1000”. Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko is without a doubt the strongest martial artist of our generation, perhaps even of all time. Plus: He’s a free agent, at least sort of. After the collapse of Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championship and subsequent sale [...]

Saturday media slum: Dumpster diving

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Royal Burnell has a report about an upcoming Art Dore “Extreme Cage Combat” event in Michigan in which Royal claims that fighters are using the dumpster area of a Hooter’s restaurant to set up a ‘locker room.’ Royal’s report includes pictures.
Get ready for Congress to start asking WWE some questions — The Associated Press [...]

Pro Elite’s SEC 10QSB quarterly report

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Breaking down the numbers in full detail.
Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/e/070628/pele.pk10qsb.html

Fight Opinion Radio #54: Ken Shamrock speaks out

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Dana White recently stated that he released Ken Shamrock from his UFC contract because he didn’t feel that Shamrock could be competitive in the UFC. However, Ken Shamrock and his manager/attorney Rod Donohoo dispute this claim. On this week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio, both men appear on our show to talk about [...]

Friday fight notes: Dana White’s media messages

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Peter Aerts vs. Bob Sapp last weekend from Amsterdam
Dana White sends a message to Jeff Sherwood. Also, The Oregonian reports on the war featuring UFC vs. Sherdog and Internet MMA web sites. More thoughts here. Ken Shamrock also got a media message from Dana White and he’s not happy about it. [...]

Getting the PRIDE story straight

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold
Dana White made some rather interesting comments today about PRIDE in the UFC 73 conference call.
…explain the situation pertaining to the PRIDE contracts and whether they can be transferred to the UFC. He said the old PRIDE contracts are valid with PRIDE Worldwide, the new company that owns PRIDE. However, the [...]

WAGA TV: Benoit’s doctor’s office raided

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold
WAGA TV (My FOX 5 in Atlanta) is reporting that Federal authorities (Drug Enforcement Agency) have raided the office of Dr. Phil Astin, Chris Benoit’s personal doctor. Astin publicly told the Associated Press that he saw Benoit last Friday and had prescribed testosterone.
And yet another bizarre twist to this story. I [...]

Thursday trash talk: The drug culture

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Results from today’s K-1 World MAX show in Tokyo at Nippon Budokan.
Carter Williams tested positive for cocaine. Melvin Guillard now has some company with him.
Josh Barnett’s contract with DSE will end in October.

Wednesday fight notes: More angry boxers

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Boxing trainer Tommy Gallagher quoted in a BoxingScene.com article:
Gallagher has obviously seen it all in a lifetime spent in the hardest game. He’s disappointed with what he sees these days and he wonders if boxing can make it. “The commissioners are ruinin’ this business,” he laments. “The UFC lets ‘em wear condoms [...]

MMA, wrestling, and regulation

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

By Zach Arnold
Update: Jim Rome devoted most of his radio show today on the topic of Chris Benoit and professional wrestling’s place in American culture. Michael David Smith says that perhaps the health risks of pro-wrestling have been overstated.
Here are the comments I will make on the Chris Benoit story and why I am [...]

TUF 5 finale draws 2.0 rating

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

A very good cable rating for UFC this past weekend. More details here:
Overall The Ultimate Fighter 5 finale reached 2.6 million people with a 3.0 rating in Men 18-34 (834,000), 2.6 rating in Men 18-49 (1.4 million), and a 2.00 HH rating. The telecast peaked with 3.4 million people at 11:30pm for the Penn-Pulver [...]

Chris Benoit news updates

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

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Mauro Ranallo, John Pollock, and Bryan Alvarez discussed Chris Benoit’s death today on the radio.
TMZ is reporting the following (more here):

Benoit strangled his wife, Nancy, on Saturday.
Benoit smothered his son, Daniel, in his bed on Sunday.
Benoit hung himself on Monday in a weight-room.

WWE.com also has a new report on the situation. [...]

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