By Zach Arnold | October 24, 2007
That whole drug testing thing in California for MMA… what can you say.
Lots of big talk and proclamations about M-1 over at Russian MMA.
Sean Salmon vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller is set for December 15th in Dallas for HDNet Fights.
NBC Sports has a video interview with Fedor.
ProElite.com will be streaming the Randy Couture press conference live online tomorrow. If anyone can capture some of the video highlights and put them on YouTube or DailyMotion, I would appreciate it very much (it would make my job easier to pull the audio from those sites for our radio show).
Dana White scheduling a conference call to run against Randy Couture’s press conference in Las Vegas? A move straight out of the Vince McMahon 101 playbook. Couture vs. White is escalating in Hogan vs. McMahon political proportions. Fightlinker has the playbook from Cut Throat Business Tactics 201. MMA Weekly supposed has seen what a standard Zuffa contract looks like and the ‘retirement’ clause in it. Keep in mind, this is an independent contractor situation.
Rex Richards is fighting this weekend in Tunica, Mississippi.
Defending Dana White in regards to bad MMA judging. Matt Hughes, however, is not thrilled about UFC judging. Keith Kizer trying to deflect the heat from Hughes… what can you say. Adam Morgan elaborates.
A feature article on Jens Pulver.
Here is an audio interview with Kurt Angle talking about his thoughts on the world of MMA.
An update on Wednesday’s meeting in Tennessee to start the process of legalizing MMA in that state.
Spot the errors in this article.
The Winnipeg Sun has an article on Herb Dean.
Cliff Rold on the media coverage of both boxing and UFC:
The mainstream media in the mid-to-late nineties turned their nose up and boxing and left. The failure to give fair coverage to the sport in this current exciting period, and even to fully cover UFC, reflects…I don’t know? Feminization of media? Classism? Who knows? I do know this. UFC and boxing have both put on shows this year that outdrew the NBA All-Star game in TV viewers and none of boxing’s referees were shown to be gambling on the fights they referee. Boxing doesn’t need saving. It needs fair coverage. Give it and the sport is providing the action to thrive.
How Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami winning at UFC 77 hurt the UFC Middleweight division.
Takanori Gomi is not all that interested in fighting JZ Calvan.
Andrew Simon is the new CEO of HDNet Fights.