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Archive for January, 2006

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Bobby Ologun investigated by Japanese police

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Photo: Bobby Ologun leaves the Harajuku police station in Tokyo after being questioned by authorities (image credit: Iwate Nippo Co. Ltd. Newspaper) By Zach Arnold Bobby Ologun, the famous Nigerian TV personality in Japan who K-1 has booked for past fights, is being investigated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. Nikkan Sports reports that Ologun […]

Bas Rutten back in PRIDE

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold MMA Weekly says he has signed a new deal with the company. Reaction (and pictures) on Sherdog. Past related link: Bas Rutten gone from PRIDE

The Return of Royce Gracie

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Prior to the most recent Ultimate Fight Night, the UFC released a statement on it’s website saying that an announcement that was to be made during the UFN would change MMA forever. Despite the pro wrestling style over the top hard sell, I was intrigued as to what this announcement might be. Rumors and opinions […]

Changes of address

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold I wanted to introduce everyone to two brand new writers who have recently joined the Fight Opinion family. The first writer I want to introduce is Luke Nicholson, a great Canadian and someone whose judgment I am respectful of. Luke owns the MMA Opinion blog, but has now agreed to move over […]

New match for K-1 2/4 Saitama event

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Picture credit: Yahoo Japan/Sports Navigator Andy Ologun (brother of Bobby Ologun) versus DDT pro-wrestler Kota Ibushi. Adam Summers & I will talk more about Ibushi’s pro-wrestling background on the next Fight Opinion radio show. Ibushi has an amateur kickboxing background. He trains at a gym (大誠塾 = Taisei-Juku in Chiba) that is […]

Gracie vs. Shamrock Official

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Hell has frozen over it seems as Sherdog is reporting the long announced bout between MMA legend Frank Shamrock and BJJ Black Belt Cesar Gracie will finally take place March 10th in San Diego’s HP Pavilion. This will be the first MMA event in California since mixed martial arts events were made legal in the […]

Fight Opinion radio – file sharing

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Gambit’s Blog has a great link to a BitTorrent client called uTorrent. I fully admit that I have zero knowledge about BitTorrent files. However, the program GB links to not only accepts BitTorrent feeds, but it also creates them. However, because I have no knowledge of how to work with BT files, I’m not sure […]

World Combat League in Connecticut

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Here is an interesting review of the show Chuck Norris produced last Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Money quote: All in all, it was an alright show. If the WCL wants to compete with UFC, K-1, and PRIDE FC then they’ll need to do some serious work to […]

Art Dore comments on MMA

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Here’s a link to an interview conducted with Toughman boss Art Dore in the Dayton Daily News. Money quote: “I think the future of Toughman is very good. Around the country, in fact, people are complaining that it’s not tough enough compared to these other sports, like Ultimate Fighting. They’re saying, ‘You […]

Booking a Legend.

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

By Luke Nicholson It’s been used in Pro Wrestling for decades. You book legends from the past to help create new stars for the future. Consider, the way WWE used Hulk Hogan to put over Brock Lesnar as a monster a few years back. That was textbook booking of a legend to help create a […]

DSE plays the “media ban” card?

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

By Zach Arnold Do you remember the situation from December of 2005 in regards to the negotiations for the Naoya Ogawa vs. Hidehiko Yoshida match? If you don’t remember, use this link to refresh your memory – simple for the purpose of a timeline. Here was the situation – some of the newspapers reported that […]

Rumble on the Rock results

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

By Zach Arnold The Honolulu Advertiser’s article on the event (with results). Some topics of discussion to talk about (regarding their 170-pound Welterweight tournament): Carlos Condit gets a win over Renato “Charuto” Verissimo. Condit was a huge underdog on the gambling/sportsbook odd-making lines. People who bet on him made a lot of money. Yushin Okami […]

Ultimate Fight Night 3 Ratings

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Spike TV issued a press release (via PR Newswire) regarding the ratings that the UFN 3 show drew on Monday night. There are a lot of micro-rating numbers in the release, so here’s the key one to focus on: Overall, Spike TV’s presentation of “UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night(TM) Live,” delivered a 1.7 HH/1.6 million and […]

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