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Archive for November, 2007

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Pro Elite inks deal with IMG Media

Friday, November 30th, 2007

In a story that went under the media radar on Thursday, Pro Elite issued a press release announcing a new content distribution deal with IMG Media. Under the terms of the deal, IMG will help utilize ProElite’s vast live and archived MMA video content offerings, including live television rights to future events as well as […]

Quote of the Day – Japanese MMA

Friday, November 30th, 2007

You don’t say… My perception of the Japanese fight game over the last half decade has always been one of a culture of smiling and bowing short men in black suites lying to foreigners and their own people for some bizarre pleasure while fronting organized crime. I’ve often thought of writing Dave Meltzer after reading […]

Friday fight notes: More CSAC drug suspensions

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Sober analysis (audio here) about the MMA business this year. Plus, the IFL’s stock price continues to plunge, as it is now down to $0.15 USD/share. This is going to be a very busy weekend for MMA events. There will be a big MMA show tonight at the Patriot Center (George Mason University). Kit Cope […]

Thursday trash talk: Is Mayweather the king of PPV?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

News of the day is Kid Yamamoto vs. Rani Yahya apparently being booked for K-1’s 12/31 Osaka Dome event. The London Free Press has a feature article on Shawn Tompkins. Just who is calling Chris Horodecki the Sidney Crosby of fighting (other than the writer of the linked column)? Bad news on the Canadian front […]

TMZ stirs the pot with Rampage Jackson

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold TMZ.com has an interview with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, talking about the death of Washington Redskins’ safety Sean Taylor. Brandt at MMA Opinion is not happy with Jackson’s comments.

Dana White on CNBC

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Tonight on CNBC, Dana White made an appearance on the Conversations with Michael Eisner show. Some of the focus of the interview was on UFC’s new Octagon pricy picture book. Watching the duo of Eisner and White together was quite the odd combination, but intriguing television to watch. During the interview, CNBC […]

Report: Zuffa’s credit rating goes down

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Adam Swift of MMA Payout fame has a new report on Sherdog talking about Standard & Poor’s cutting Zuffa LLC’s credit rating from BB to BB-. We’ve discussed Zuffa’s credit rating recently on the web site and with Adam Swift on past editions of Fight Opinion Radio. Here’s an interesting paragraph from Adam’s story on […]

Crisis management seminar held for K-1 employees

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold A couple of days ago in a site news update, we alluded to the fact that K-1 was going to read the riot act to both fighters and company staff regarding personal conduct both in and out of the workplace. Two recent incidents involving Masaaki Miyamoto (going to jail for marijuana) and […]

Wednesday war room: The politics of Japan

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

DSE/Yarennoka announced Shin’ya Aoki vs. JZ Calvan and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa for their 12/31 Saitama Super Arena event. Calvan, of course, is a K-1 fighter and two-time HERO’s Middleweight tournament champion. A lot of people in Japan were wondering if we were going to see Takanori Gomi vs. Calvan on NYE for […]

Quote of the day – Kevin Iole on Matt Lindland

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Kevin Iole does not like Matt Lindland: I don’t think the chances are good of Lindland returning to the UFC. Lindland’s not what I call an exciting fighter. I guess that’s what you happens when you’re stuck watching that pitiful Ravens offense for so long, you begin to think Lindland is exciting. And to say […]

Tuesday headlines: UFC says GSP saved Christmas

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

If you use WordPress for your MMA site, read this. Rich Franklin and Tiffany (Amber) Thiessen will be involved in the filming of a new movie called “Weapon.” In “Weapon,” a lonely U.S. border patrol agent (Thiessen) apprehends a genetically engineered super-soldier (Franklin) and experiences the ride of her life when the soldier’s creator (Greenwood) […]

First WVR event scheduled

Monday, November 26th, 2007

By Zach Arnold The first World Victory Road event (called Sengoku) has been booked for March 5th in Tokyo at Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I (which is a 10,000-12,000 seat facility). Names listed for the show include Hidehiko Yoshida, Makoto Takimoto, Sanae Kikuta, and Ryo Kawamura. The promotion will use the following rules: 3R of […]

RSS feed wish list

Monday, November 26th, 2007

As I’m preparing to (finally) launch the long-awaited new site design for Fight Opinion, I am on the hunt for a few RSS feeds. If you can help contribute any suggestions in the comments area, please do so. The wish list Prerequisite: The sites need an RSS or ATOM feed Any sites covering women’s MMA […]

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