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Archive for July, 2006

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Media: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Monday, July 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Prepare to be entertained.

PRIDE 8/26 Bushido updated card

Monday, July 24th, 2006

An update to the first announced matches. Here are the new matches: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Chris Brennan Gilbert Melendez vs. Nobuhiro Obiya Shin’ya Aoki vs. Jason Black (Miletich) Jeff Curran vs. Hioki Hatsu

Article on Halifax ECC 3 in Globe and Mail

Monday, July 24th, 2006

By Stephan Marceau The Globe and Mail had an article, before the show, on the ECC in Halifax, which was on the same night as the WFA. The sport they call human cockfighting Not a very flattering article, but what can you expect from the Globe and Mail. And here is an actual review of […]

Big show in Holland

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

The 2H2H (Too Hot To Handle) promotion in Holland is promoting a November 12th show titled PRIDE & Honor at the Ahoy’ Rotterdam. Names being listed for the show include Rodney Faverus, Alistair Overeem, Gilbert Yvel, Emelianenko Alexander, and Gegard Mousasi. Overeem vs. Yvel has already been announced. In other PRIDE-related news, Ivan Trembow has […]

WFA 7/22 Los Angeles PPV recap

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Internet round-up: Observer | Sherdog | F4W Online | F.O. board | Random Fix | MMA Shout | Todd Martin | Eddie Goldman | Whaledog #1 | Whaledog #2

Open (blogger) season

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Saturday MMA media round-up. Consider this post a call to all small or independent bloggers (not the big MMA sites) who want to get the word out about their online postings. I read a ton of sites on a daily basis to gather material for the page, but I am always looking to link to […]

KID leaves MMA

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has left the world of MMA to return to wrestling. His sights are set for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (free-style wrestling), preparing to participate in the 60 kg. weight class. Yamamoto said that he decided to make this decision based on the fact that he is 29 years old and he […]

HERO’s 8/5 Tokyo card finalized

Friday, July 21st, 2006

A press conference was held on Saturday to announce the participation of Kaoru Uno, Hiroyuki Takaya, and Hideo Tokoro for the Middleweight tournament (8/5 Tokyo, Ariake Colosseum event). Genki Sudo will not work the show due to injury (K-1 claims Sudo has a herniated disc, causing numbness in his left hand). Updated 8/5 Tokyo card […]

The spam filter

Friday, July 21st, 2006

For the last couple of weeks, the spam filters on the site have been working overtime to weed out bad trackbacks and spam disguised as comments (the drug companies and online gambling sites apparently love this site). A word to everyone who posts a comment on this site – if you don’t use a valid […]

Quote of the day from Rampage

Friday, July 21st, 2006

In an interview in The Long Beach Press-Telegram (discussing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson leaving PRIDE): “I left at the right time,” Jackson said. “I think it has a lot to do with karma. They treat people bad. We are the show. The fighters are the show. You have to treat the fighters well. You have to […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 22 (The Return)

Friday, July 21st, 2006

We’re back (hopefully on a normal schedule) this week with a brand new Fight Opinion show, as the entire crew (Rob Sayers, Luke Nicholson, Erin Bucknell, and Zach Arnold) discuss the latest news stories in MMA. We have an overlook on the UFC vs. PRIDE interpromotional battle, a preview of the WFA Los Angeles PPV […]

Kimo pulled off of the WFA PPV

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

By Zach Arnold The WFA sent out a press release, stating that the California State Athletic Commission has notified them that Kimo failed a drug test (reportedly tested positive for Stanozolol). This was easily the last big-money fight in Kimo’s MMA career, and now it is finished. Fight Report has more details. Update: Sherdog reports […]

UFC 61 Payouts

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

By Stephan Marceau The following are the official pay outs from the UFC 61 “Bitter Rivals” pay-per view from July 8th. Keep in mind that a few, definitely Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz, also received a percentage of the PPV sales profits. Tito Ortiz ($210,000) def. Ken Shamrock ($100,000) Tim Sylvia ($120,000) def. Andrei Arlovski […]

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