By Zach Arnold | September 28, 2007
Today is Fedor’s 31st birthday.
If you haven’t already listened to this week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio, go listen now.
Quietly, K-1 is preparing for their World GP event in Seoul, South Korea this weekend.
Though he resisted, Nakamura was taken to a hospital for precautionary measures after complaining of a headache in his locker room following the three-round bout, according to CSAC Director Armando Garcia. That night, an initial assessment was made that Nakamura had suffered a subdoral hematoma, an accumulation of blood on the brain. Nakamura was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit that night. CSAC-appointed physician Paul Wallace joined the facility’s neuro surgery staff the next morning to review Nakamura’s scans.
“They made a determination that it was not a bleed,” says Garcia. The Japanese fighter was notified of the final assessment through a translator.
“We placed him on suspension, gave him some medical requirements prior to be reinstated, and as he said ‘Thank you, I’m going to Disneyland.’”
In its release, J-ROCK requested the CSAC perform a second drug test to confirm the results.
“We’ve tested the sample four times already,” said Garcia. Garcia says neither Nakamura nor any representative have contacted the CSAC’s office since the announcement.
The IFL filed an 8k report regarding Jay Larkin become the new President of the company. Details: He will be paid $275,000 USD pro-rated for the first six months (meaning $137,500), then paid $325,000/yr. pro-rated the rest of his tenure per-year. It’s an incentive-laden contract with bonuses for reaching certain targets. Also included in the deal is 500,000 shares of IFL common stock (options), with it spreading out over 10 years. Plus, 250,000 stock options in January of 2008.
Wonderful – Yahoo Sports wants your questions for an interview with Bob Arum on Tuesday.
Din Thomas will be out of action for four months.
There will be an Eddie Bravo seminar this Saturday at Colorado Springs BJJ Academy at 1045B Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, CO. The fee is $100. For more information, call 719-439-5776.
Mike Coughlin on the PRIDE vs. UFC war.
Jordan Breen’s latest news & notes.
Did I miss something or did someone announce already that the Liddell/Jardine UFC 76 PPV generated $25 million USD in revenue?
Onto today’s headlines.
- MMA Weekly: IFL making moves to improve in 2008
- Adam Morgan: Interview with Houston Alexander
- Fox Sports: Keith Jardine’s win throws wrench in UFC’s plans
- Irish Whip Fighting: Interview with Marcus Davis
- Steve Sievert: Drew Fickett to fight on HDNet Fights card
- Crave Online: Pound for Pound – Chuck Liddell
- MSNBC: Verdict is in – lightweights more thrilling