By Zach Arnold | November 7, 2007
Jeff Thaler & Zach Arnold appeared at the first annual Jarry Park MMA awards. Well, as much as you can appear on an Internet radio show.
Ken Shamrock made an appearance on Fight Network Radio (audio here).
Spike TV is home to UFC and Takeru Kobayashi of Major League Eating. (Hat tip: Mikeinformer.)
Todd Martin has the second installment of his Japanese MMA history series. Given the audience that Todd is writing for, he does an excellent job trying to put over the basics. There are two criticisms I have of the article, however, that I do think need to be addressed.
- Pancrase was important historically for Japanese pro-wrestling and MMA, but it didn’t do anywhere near the level of business that UWF International did. To basically pass over some of the major events that occured during the time period of UWF-Inter in the article is not something that I would have done.
- The start of UWF-Inter (including the famous Takada vs. Koji Kitao match that had nuclear heat at Budokan) and the end of UWF-Inter (Takada tried to get into politics, lost money, and the group was broke so they ended up doing business with Choshu & New Japan and got destroyed). It was New Japan’s destruction of UWF-Inter that ironically led to the destruction of Japanese pro-wrestling on a major scale due to the creation of PRIDE.
Comparing the business models between boxing and MMA.
Jordan Breen has a preview for tomorrow’s Shooto event, which marks the return of Joachim Hansen.
Dan Severn’s thoughts about the way UFC acts.
The line-up for the IFL’s 12/29 Mohegan Sun Arena show.
WEC 31 12/12 Las Vegas card line-up: Urijah Faber vs. Jeff Curran, Rob McCullough vs. Alex Karalexis, Jens Pulver vs. Cub Swanson, Chance Farrar vs. Micah Miller, and Brian Bowles vs. Marcos Galvao.
Ruben “Warpath” Villareal is back.
Ramblings about Yahoo’s Top 10 MMA poll.