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Archive for February, 2006

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Nogueira’s next match in PRIDE

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold whenever Sankei Sports has an article about someone in PRIDE wanting to face someone on an upcoming show, it’s important to at least pay attention to it because Sankei is the Fuji TV line of media (as in Fuji TV is the network paying PRIDE). You know some parts of these types […]

Japanese bloggers talk about future of fight business

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Some people in public may be afraid to use the “y” word in Japan, but it’s not stopping the various top Japanese MMA writers on the Internet from discussing the matter. Inside (and outside) the MMA business, last week’s yakuza arrests continue to draw attention and speculation about what else may be […]

Bonjasky cancelled from K-1 New Zealand show

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

K-1 announced that Remy Bonjasky has been cancelled from the 3/5 New Zealand show due to a left leg injury (sprained knee) he suffered in practice training on 2/26. Bonjasky’s replacement in the fight against Ray Sefo is now Frans Botha. 3/5 New Zealand card line-up.

They really didn’t mean to say this…

Monday, February 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Quote of the day (from MMA Ring Report’s PRIDE 31 preview) on Josh Barnett vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura: Barnett might be larger but in his last fight (vs. Mirko Cro Cop) he demonstrated that he has the capacity to lose any fight. KazNak is like mecha-godzilla; created by Japanese scientists to battle whatever […]

Backlash in Hawaii

Monday, February 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper has an article by Charles Memminger titled Ultimate fighting tax just extortion. Money quote from the article: And in exercising once again that strange sense of entitlement state bureaucrats feel to other people’s money, Rep. Chang has introduced an odious bill shaking down the neonate fight industry in […]

K-1 To Produce Eight International GP’s in 2006!

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Some interesting news as far as FEG/K-1’s future plans and events are concerned. Since 1993, for thirteen years, K-1 have always used their prestigious openweight World Grand Prix series as the centre stage for fighters around the world. Hundreds of fighters from around the world compete in events promoted by K-1’s regional fighting network, with […]

ACF 2/24 Denver results

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

[photopress:JohnCronk.jpg,full,centered] Press Release AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING ACF: GENESIS – Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado (2/24/2006) Main Event: Welterweight Title Bout John Cronk def. Heath Sims by Guillotine Choke, 2:46 of Round 1 Other results from the show…

Survey says…

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Blogging has changed the entire media industry. It’s also confused a lot of people in the newspaper business. Many people in that field consider blogging to be beneath the quality of work that you normally see in traditional newspapers. I’ve written articles and have written online for over a decade now, for […]

Report: Gong Grapple magazine losing editor?

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Update: Gryphon has more information on this story. There is a Japanese report that Mr. Miyaji, the editor-in-chief of the Gong Grapple magazine, has left his position at the publication. A new edition of the magazine is supposedly set for March, but the speculation is that the future of the magazine is […]

Server upgraded

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

A pretty self-explanatory update here. We’ve upgraded our server to handle more bandwidth and traffic. If you want to help us out with donations, use the link on the top of the right side of the page. All money donated to this site is used strictly for server costs. Next week is a big one, […]

More on “the arrests are starting”

Friday, February 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold English-version reports are starting to surface from the Japanese daily newspapers in regards to the arrests of Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza members on Friday. The first one is from Mainichi Daily News. Flashback: The arrests are starting

Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Vacates Super Heavyweight K.O.P Title!

Friday, February 24th, 2006

In an official announcement from the King of Pancrase Committee earlier today, they accepted an offer in which Tsuyoshi Kohsaka wanted to vacate the super heavyweight King of Pancrase title as of January 20th 2006. Kohsaka aims to fight Mario Sperry at the next PRIDE event on February 26th in an attempt at a fresh […]

New Fedor Interview

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Contrary to previous reports, Fedor has stated in his most recent interview with Pride FC, that his hand may be healed in time to participate in the Openweight GP. He also said that if he is unable to compete, he will support his younger brother, Alexander’s efforts to win the Grand Prix. Original Interview

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