By Zach Arnold | October 22, 2007
The big news of the day is that K-1 announced Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Masakatsu Funaki for their 12/31 Osaka Dome event.
Mistaken translations at the M-1 NYC press conference.
“From the first conversation I had with Brock Lesnar, I was confident that he was gonna fight in the UFC,” said White. “He had fought in another show, and after he fought in that show, he realized what it was like to fight in a rinky-dink organization. Fighters and athletes of that caliber want to come to the UFC because this is the place to be. It’s the most professional, it’s got the best fighters in the world and if you want to make your name and cement your legacy, the UFC is the only place to do it.”
The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that “Jesse” James Leija is going to promote a 12-fight MMA card on 11/10 at the AT & T Center in San Antonio.
Jerry Millen wants back in MMA.
Bad news for Roger Hollett — he will be out of action for an estimated four months due to a knee injury he sustained in the fight against Lew Polley this past weekend in Halifax.
Did you know that more people watch MMA than the Super Bowl or the Rugby World Cup? Me neither.
The Omaha World-Herald has a feature article on Houston Alexander.
I had no idea that Legend Credit taped an MMA event over the weekend.
Shu Hirata is looking for Arbocius Tiger.
Steve Sievert has more thoughts about M-1 Global. MMA Analyst has more links for you to read. Dave Meltzer tries to put the M-1 Global situation into a larger context in relation to MMA’s current landscape. Last week, I asked when Monte Cox will start drawing heat for being both the CEO of M-1 and an agent to fighters. I’m still asking…
More trouble for Xyience. Here’s a simple question… How can a company be able to afford to be the main sponsor of UFC, yet not allegedly pay some of the top fighters it had sponsorship deals with? Furthermore, why isn’t Dana White being asked by media writers about this situation?
Boxing Scene is reporting that Jermain Taylor wants to have a re-match with Kelly Pavlik in the near future.