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Archive for January, 2006

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Pro Wrestling is Like a Dandelion

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

By Sheldon Goldberg Just when you thought you should write off pro wrestling in America as a dying beast, along come signs of growth. Like a dandelion on a field of grass, no matter what WWE does or what the mood of the public is toward the mat game, pro wrestling still manages to sprout […]

Belfort canceled from Cage Rage event

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Vitor Belfort has been canceled from this weekend’s card at the Wembley Conference center near London. Cage Rage’s event this weekend is one of at least 5 mega MMA shows taking place this weekend, and Belfort was scheduled to face Melvin Manhoef. Related links: Belfort to face Manhoef at CR 15: Adrenalin Rush!

Fedor out for six months

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Emelianenko Fedor’s official Japanese home page reports that he had a 90-minute operation/surgery on his right hand on 1/26 in Sankt Petersburg, Russia. Doctors & specialists have told him that he needs six months of time off for the hand to fully heal. If Fedor sticks to the doctor’s advice, that would prevent him from […]

The onus falls on ALL SIDES!

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

By: Luke Nicholson Everytime a story like this latest one out of Hawaii surfaces, it reminds me of the WWE commercials reminding kids not to try this at home because of the dangers that it entails. But, beyond that, it reminds me that the onus falls on more than just politicans and media people to […]

Legislation proposed to ban MMA in Hawaii

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Peter Boylan reports in the Honolulu Advertiser that Democratic state representative Tommy Waters has introduced legislation to ban MMA on the island of Hawaii. Waters, D-51st (Waimanalo, Lanikai), has introduced a House bill calling for a ban on all forms of extreme combat. He said he wrote the bill after attending neighborhood board meetings in […]

iTunes mania

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

By Zach Arnold With our Fight Opinion radio show now added to the iTunes directory, I started browsing through the various podcasts available for download/subscription through the service. While the MMA & Pro-wrestling categories seem somewhat limited (in terms of organization), I found a few MMA podcasts that I had not heard of and decided […]

Update on the Bobby Ologun situation

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

By Zach Arnold If you remember our report from a couple of days ago on the Fight Opinion site, you know what we are referring to. If not, click on this link to refresh your memory. After a few days of more Japanese media reports, some of the facts regarding the incident are being noted. […]

House Cleaning Notes

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold If you have not seen the announcement yet, the Fight Opinion radio show is now available to download on iTunes. Thanks to superstar code monkey Rob Sayers, we now have a feed on this web site that automatically updates when new shows are made available to the public. If you use iTunes, […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 4

Friday, January 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold The fourth edition of Fight Opinion Radio is now online and available to download. Here are your options for listening to the show: Broadband (MP3) | Dial-up/Streaming | YouSendIt (Download MP3 file) Or you can use the great flash player to listen to it streaming (without having to use an external program). […]

UFC set to make Califonia debut at UFC 59

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Inside Fighting is reporting that the UFC will hold its first event in California April 15th at UFC 59: Reality Check. UFC 59 will also mark the return of Tito Ortiz to the octagon as he battles TUF1 winner Forrest Griffin. Dana White had this to say: “We are pleased to announce that, after years […]

UFC’s legal battle continues

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold So much for discussion of a settlement between UFC & WFC. UFC released a press statement on Wednesday stating the following: Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, announced today that it secured a key legal victory in its trademark infringement lawsuit against the Worldwide Fighting Championship and Gino Carlucci. […]

Shogun on PRIDE 31

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, the 2005 Middleweight GP tournament champion, has been booked against Mark Coleman on the 2/26 Saitama Super Arena show. This appears to be Shogun’s test match to see if he would be a good fit in the open-weight GP tournament, which starts on 5/5 at the Osaka Dome. Thoughts?

Regulation & Insurance in MMA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Alex J. Rhowunio’ng of the Pacific Daily News in Guam has an interesting article about how fighters on an upcoming MMA show are not insured and how this is being politically received. Ferd Lewis in the Honolulu Advertiser has a column about regulating MMA in Hawaii. A bill was passed last year […]

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