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Fight Opinion Weekly: Body blows for UFC

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

By Zach Arnold When you are the only game in town in your respective sport, every successful venture and lowly failure is magnified. UFC is the only top dog in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. There is a reason that the mainstream media calls MMA “Ultimate Fighting” and why the myth of Dana White […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: How boxing should respond to the rise of MMA

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Joe Rogan on SportscenterUploaded by Beatdown77 Printable version of article here. Plus, David P. Greisman has an excellent article called “Fighting Words” – Four Crucial Weeks for Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts that I highly recommend everyone to read.

Fight Opinion Weekly: Boxing’s all Mixed up in Martial Arts

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Printable version of article here. In the mid-1970s, Japanese pro-wrestling legend Antonio Inoki had a plan to make himself and his company, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, famous worldwide. Inoki embarked on a series of worked fights against martial artists called the “world of kakutougi (fight skill)” series. The goal of the program was […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: The end game for PRIDE

Monday, March 5th, 2007

By Zach Arnold On Saturday, news broke that PRIDE’s next American show on April 28th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada had been cancelled. It capped off a tumultuous week after the PRIDE 33 event on February 24th. Within three days after the PRIDE 33 event (heralded in the media as […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: Disastrous fight results at PRIDE 33

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Comments off PRIDE 33 will go down as an event that, on paper, had a fight card line-up that looked like a turkey but produced some exciting fights. Short-term, the event was successful. Long-term, however, major damage was done to several of PRIDE’s key Japanese assets. There is no turning back to […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: Japan’s second-class fight scene

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Comments off It seems like a distant memory. In December of 2005, PRIDE announced the most-expensive fight in the history of MMA with Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Naoya Ogawa. At a price tag of nearly $5 million USD, it blew away anything else happening at the time in the industry’s landscape. It was […]

Fight Opinion Weekly

Monday, October 16th, 2006

By Zach Arnold What an exhausting last week that was if you were an MMA or professional wrestling fan. Oversaturation of good and bad programming, indeed. But don’t worry, relive some of the good, the bad, and ugly highlights from the week that was in the fight industry.

Fight Opinion Weekly

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

By Zach Arnold We know many of you visit this site while you are at work. Therefore, if you missed out on any site updates this past week, consider this your week-in-review (along with a news item or two). We even have been getting donations from readers to our site. You can, too. Gain a […]