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Archive for September, 2006

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Sunday media reading material

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Newsweek: Blood, Guts: Ultimate Fighting is hot MMA HQ: Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett in jail and in a lot of trouble MMA on Tap: Cage Rage 18 event results. The return of Alexandre Lungu! I demand a re-match between Lungu and James Thompson, right now. If the WWE has their obnoxious annual Diva Search, […]

WON MMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

By Luke Nicholson In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was announced that the newest inductees into the newsletter’s MMA Hall of Fame are Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, Bas Rutten and Frank Shamrock. The first two names I have absolutely no problem with. Wanderlei Silva and Chuck Liddell are both Hall of […]

Attempted Internet gambling ban in US

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

If you live in America, watch out. Don’t think about placing bets on MMA, boxing, or other sports online if you are in the States… in the future. This attempted gambling ban is an incredibly dumb political move. Story details: USA Today | Eye on Gambling | Poker Players Alliance | Gambling 911 | The […]

K-1 GP in Osaka

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Results here. I would expect the main headlines from the show being that Musashi lost and that Le Banner couldn’t KO Choi Hong-Man. That, and Badr Hari losing fast to Ruslan Karaev. Update: Predictably, Japanese media outlets (such as Sankei Sports) are theming their articles coming out of the show about the fact that there […]

UFC 65 main event

Friday, September 29th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Dave Doyle of Fox Sports drops a surprise in his Weekly Tapout column today: But Hughes isn’t think of slowing down. Just the opposite. Coming off his gusty three-round victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 63, Hughes will fight on less than two months’ turnaround when he puts his belt on the […]

Report: Kurt Angle to work on K-1 Dynamite event

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Tokyo Sports newspaper is reporting that K-1 and Kurt Angle are in negotiations for a deal which would allow Angle to have his first MMA match on 12/31 at the Osaka Dome. The three opponent candidates listed by the newspaper for Angle’s debut match are: Brock Lesnar, Akebono, and Choi Hong-Man. Dynamite!!に超目玉 元WWE王者カート・アングル K-1参戦へ 対戦相手にレスナー、曙、ホンマン浮上/新日本も獲得に動く/金子賢が対戦熱望ほか 

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 26 (with staff)

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

It has been a very busy week for MMA news, and we cover all of it in this week’s edition of FOR. Our special guest is Iain Liddle from, who previews the upcoming big Cage Rage event (Mark Pickering has a preview of the event on our site). Show update: Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Marvin […]

Cage Rage 18 “Battleground” Preview

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

By Mark Pickering Coming off a stellar second installment of feeder event Cage Rage: Contenders, the London-based promotion returns with their premiere pugilists and “Battleground” on Saturday, September 30th, at the new Wembley Arena. The marquee match-up features an all-English affair as Britain’s most celebrated fighter Ian Freeman challenges Cage Rage British Light-Heavyweight Champion, heavy […]

The Ultimate Fighter Season 4, Episode 7

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

By Erin Bucknell Recap of last week including Rich Franklin’s visit and the first appearance of Captain Miserable. Franklin points out that while he is helping train them; he will end up fighting someone so he may be doing a bit of spying. He also seems to be a bit grossed out by the Staph. […]

Frank Shamrock to sue CSAC?

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold For those of you who don’t recall the story regarding Armando Garcia and the California State Athletic Commission suspending fighter Brian Ebersole for “fixing” his match against MMA jobber Shannon Ritch, you can read about it (here and here) or you can hear our radio show from last week that featured an […]

K-1 may have reduced role on New Year’s Eve

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold There are at least two reports (from Jiji Press and Asahi Shimbun) that discuss rumors of Tokyo Broadcasting System trimming down K-1’s role on the TV network for New Year’s Eve. The reason? The reports claim that TBS wants to build their New Year’s Eve programming around the theme of “Kameda Matsuri” […]

PRIDE’s triangulation

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a definitive article about what I thought PRIDE’s attempted business plan would be in regards to Las Vegas and China. You can read that article here. Read it first, as it lays the ground work for what was reported in Daily Sports on Thursday. The […]

Media round-up

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Updated on Thursday at 6:00 AM EST. California Chronicle: Don Perata’s bill to reform California State Athletic Commission signed Chronicle Herald: December 2nd Halifax MMA event will have elbow strikes allowed PR Newswire: Kenny Florian gets a new sponsor Honolulu Advertiser: Penn injures rib in loss (to Hughes) Long Beach Press-Telegram: Hughes bullies past Penn […]

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