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Archive for January, 2008

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Thursday trash talk: More UFC in the UK

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Kevin Iole: Frank Mir has seen, done it all (Dana White compares Frank Mir to BJ Penn)
Mike Coughlin: The UFC’s ‘next big thing’
The Newark Star-Ledger (NJ): Tim Sylvia expects to come up big at UFC 81
The Long Beach Press-Telegram: Tim Sylvia’s style works for him, not the fans
The Edmonton Sun: [...]

Takanori Gomi headed to WVR

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

World Victory Road announced today (at a press conference) that Takanori Gomi is booked for the promotion’s debut show on 3/5 in Tokyo at Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I.

Wednesday news & notes (1/30/2008)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Audio (Fight Network Radio): Zach Arnold and Mauro Ranallo talk about Hiromichi Momose’s death
The Canadian Press: Prison guard and fighter, Marvin Eastman returns to UFC Saturday
Business Wire (PR): Yamma Pit Fighting emerges as new force on the MMA scene
Sherdog: Meyrowitz announces new MMA venture
Luke Thomas: Bob Meyrowitz might actually be [...]

The CSAC has had enough of Carter Williams

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Press release:

Adam Swift on Xyience/UFC relationship

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

He won’t be on UFC’s Christmas card list, that’s for sure:
In fact, documents reveal that Xyience’s third largest shareholder is closely tied to Zuffa and the UFC.
Also named on the shareholder list are Zuffa Chief Financial Officer John Mulkey, who holds 50,000 shares of Xyience, and resident agent John Hertig, who holds 25,000.
Xyience [...]

K-1 2008 schedule

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

As listed at today’s press conference:

2/09 – Hungary, Budapest Sports Arena (Europe GP)
4/13 – Yokohama Arena
4/26 – Holland, Amsterdam Arena (Europe GP)
June – Macau (Asia GP)
June – Fukuoka Marine Messe (Japan GP)
July-August – Hawaii (USA GP)
9/27 – Seoul Olympic Gym (World GP)
12/06 – Yokohama Arena (World GP finals)

ESPN gives Sherdog radio shows a media push

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

ESPN has now expanded it’s Podcenter page to include Sherdog MMA radio shows. The first show listed is Josh Gross’s Point Blank radio show.

WVR 3/5 Tokyo show rumors

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

A couple of months ago, MMA Predictions posted an item stating a rumor that Roger Gracie would face Hidehiko Yoshida at the first WVR event on 3/5 in Tokyo at Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I. Eventually, the story picked up steam on other web sites to the point that everyone has taken the news [...]

Monday night headlines (1/28/2008)

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Glasgow Daily Record (UK): UFC cage fight chiefs start Scottish venue hunt
The Baltimore Sun: Sanctioning in Maryland won’t be quick for MMA
The Houston Chronicle: UFC is hoping Brock Lesnar can do heavy lifting
Herald Net (Washington): Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp is coming and might be Japan’s biggest export since Godzilla
MMA Payout: [...]

A little shock and nervousness

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Godfather, Hiromichi Momose (photo – ZAKZAK)
That’s the reaction in Japan amongst the various fight power brokers in regards to the news of Hiromichi Momose’s death. When the Godfather dies, everyone pays attention.
There’s already a rumor floating that Momose died of heart failure.
Sadaharu Tanigawa expressed shock at the news of Momose’s death, [...]

Open comment post

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

OK, let’s hope civility prevails, but anything MMA-related you want to comment on… go ahead and leave a comment at this post.

The Godfather of PRIDE dies

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Top story on Yahoo Japan’s front page
Hiromichi Momose, the famous organizer of PRIDE in the company’s early days, has died at the age of 67. He was found unconscious in his bathtub.
Momose was the original Godfather of PRIDE backers. He was recognizable to many PRIDE fans as the man at ringside [...]

Feeds added

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I’ve added the feeds for both MMA Memories and Total MMA to the left sidebar.
The left sidebar is getting crowded, so likely at one least feed will get demoted (read: removed). I’m not sure what feed it will be, however.

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