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Archive for October, 2006

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GSP interview on RDS

Friday, October 27th, 2006

By Stephan Marceau A great article on RDS. RDS is the French version of TSN, which in turn is the Canadian equivalent to ESPN. Funny enough, RDS covers a lot more sports than TSN. TSN seems to cover mainstream sports only. I thought there would be enough interest to warrant a full translation (right Erin?), […]

The Ultimate Fighter Season 4, Episode 11

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

By Erin Bucknell Update: Din Thomas has a message for those of you who thought this week’s TV fight was boring. I argue that we haven’t seen nearly enough of Randy and GSP this season, and there is no excuse of this! Well, other than the fact that it’s about the fighters and not the […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 29 (PRIDE in Las Vegas)

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Right after we taped our newest show (reviewing the PRIDE Las Vegas event), news broke that both Vitor Belfort and Pawel Nastula failed their drug tests (issued by the NSAC). Will the company recognize the drug testing suspensions worldwide? We’ll have a lot more on this story on next week’s show. On this week’s show, […]

Thursday and Friday multipurpose thread

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

This will be updated throughout the next two days. If you click full-post mode, you’ll read comments made by Dave Meltzer in an interview on Thursday in regards to how UFC is reacting to PRIDE’s first Las Vegas event. Plus (updated Friday), Tito Ortiz finds new ways to create controversy.

NSAC releases PRIDE Gate Figures.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

By Luke Nicholson The NSAC recently released PRIDE’s live gate numbers on their website yesterday. It turns out the paid attendance was 8,079 for a gate total of 2,056,440, which ranks them sixth in all-time attendance in Nevada for MMA events. For a first time event, the number is always high due to the curiosity […]

Will BoDog be able to book Fedor away from PRIDE?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Update: Gryphon comments on the story. Emelianenko Fedor, the PRIDE Heavyweight champion, is certainly one of the most coveted fighters in the industry today. In 2003, when Miro Mijatovic was his agent in Japan, he worked the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 event at Kobe Wing Stadium. That event became part of the larger […]

Wednesday media round-up

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Dave Doyle: Showbiz and MMA (a fantastic article about Vince McMahon’s past failures and what it would mean in MMA) UFC HP: Nick Diaz prepares to fight at UFC 65 near his hometown Complete Vale Tudo Access: Pancrase 10/25 Korakuen Hall event results Nevada State Athletic Commission: Medical suspensions coming of PRIDE 32 event (take […]

Tuesday media circus

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The big news of the day (reported by Channel News Asia) is that King of the Cage will have an event on November 30th in Singapore. The report does not list what venue the show will take place at. If it happens at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, that is an estimated 10,000-12,000-seat building. If you […]

UFC 65 Sacramento card line-up

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Nine fights are scheduled. Here are the fights announced so far: Welterweight Title Match: Matt Hughes vs. Georges St. Pierre Heavyweight Title Match: Tim Sylvia vs. Jeff Monson Brandon Vera vs. Frank Mir Alessio Sakara vs. Wilson Gouveia Brad Imes vs. Antoni Hardonk James Irvin vs. Hector Ramirez Nick Diaz vs. Gleison Tibau Joe Stevenson […]

The Echo Chamber

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

By Zach Arnold I realize that by writing this article, it is going to draw significant heat with a lot of PRIDE fans. I accept that premise going into this. However, this article has to be written because a few things need to be pointed out about PRIDE’s Las Vegas event that haven’t been mentioned […]

Randy Couture is back (somewhat)

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

On November 17th in Culver City, California, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, the Professional Submission League will hold a big event with Randy “The Natural” Couture, Jake Shields, and many other big names in MMA. The event consists of singles matches on a tatame platform. More information is available at

K-1 Dynamite main event announced

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. Also announced: Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto, Genki Sudo, Akebono, Musashi, Kaoru Uno, Hideo Tokoro, Katsuhiko Nagata, & Ken Kaneko. Meanwhile, Tokyo Sports is reporting that PRIDE is interested in Kazuyuki Fujita as Mike Tyson’s exhibition boxing opponent for the Macau Dome show on 12/31.

Is WWE getting into the MMA business?

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold PRIDE US announcer Mauro Ranallo did interviews on both the Observer Live and Live Audio Wrestling radio shows on Sunday. According to this post, Ranallo indicated on the LAW interview that WWE is interested in getting involved in promoting MMA. You can read my thoughts about this in full-post view. Update: One […]

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