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Archive for November, 2006

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The scandal that never dies

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Comments off No, the title of this post isn’t referring to the PRIDE vs. Shukan Gendai yakuza allegations war of words. We’re talking about the infamous K-1 corporate tax scandal under the tenure of Kazuyoshi Ishii.

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 33 (Thanksgiving Special)

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Our show this week is themed (mostly) about UFC in celebration of Thanksgiving and the American MMA scene. Dave Doyle of joins us to give a live show perspective of UFC 65. The first 20 minutes of the show is a general summary of what happened at UFC 65 and the main stories coming […]

The Wednesday blotter

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

MMA HQ: Who’s next for GSP? Maxboxing: Why promoter Gary Shaw must be thinking MMA is better than boxing more and more as each day passes MMA California: Strikeforce Triple Threat FSN Countdown show review Gong Kakutougi interview with PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara (via Burning Spirit): 12/31 Saitama Super Arena show will have an “All-Star […]

Fedor vs. Hunt

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

That is your main event for the PRIDE Heavyweight Title on 12/31 at Saitama Super Arena. What is your first reaction to the announcement of Fedor vs. Hunt on NYE? This is the best match possible Wanted to see Fedor vs. Mirko Wanted to see Fedor vs. Barnett Wanted to see Fedor vs. Nogueira Wanted […]

Monday media summary

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Jake Rossen: Hilarious commentary on the UFC 65 show Video: UFC 65 post-show press conference Press Release: The Media Group has secured PPV distribution rights for BoDog’s 12/2 Vancouver PPV event MMA Weekly: Cesar Gracie backs out of The World Fighter promotion Press Release: IFL announces rosters for 12/29 Connecticut show Ivan Trembow: Vitor Belfort […]

Holyfield could fight for a title soon

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Two interesting news items regarding boxer Evander Holyfield. First, the San Antonio Express reports that former Minnesota Vikings NFL owner Red McCombs is interested in booking a show at the Alamodome in 2007 with Evander Holyfield fighting for a world title. Second, frequent site commenter Mr. Roadblock pointed out to us that Holyfield is scheduled […]

WWE posts details on PRIDE meeting

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

On the WWE HP, the article discusses Vince McMahon talking with DSE officials about Hustle. Hustle Mania takes place this Thursday at Yokohama Arena with HG’s retirement match from pro-wrestling. How can you not love Generalissimo Takada and HG on the same stage together. We can’t forget about Ogawa, either.

Report: Noboru Yamaguchi out

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Comments off Consider this insider baseball-style news. It is intriguing news, however, if you follow the inside politics of DSE and the Japanese fight industry. NHB News has an item claiming that Noboru Yamaguchi, main editor of Kami no Puroresu (a magazine very much supportive of PRIDE, and sometimes K-1 on a smaller scale), is […]

UFC 65 post-show open thread

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

All mainstream/broadsheet post-UFC event coverage links will be added to this post continuously. Use full-post view to see the links. Event recaps: F4W Online | Observer | Fox Sports | Houston Chronicle | Fight Report Plus, feel free to discuss the Pacquiao/Morales boxing fight (which, to the chagrin of some readers who hate seeing re-matches […]

Saturday afternoon media links

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

This is the last-minute media run-up before the UFC 65 event. If you haven’t yet, please listen to our latest radio show. Also, note how much mass media coverage there has been for Hughes vs. GSP. It’s really insane.

What I learned today…

Friday, November 17th, 2006

By simply reading MMA message boards.

Friday super gigantic media round-up

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Matt Hughes draws a lot of heat.

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 32

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Coming off of our big show with Frank Shamrock last week, our show this week features over two hours of content. First, we have an interview with Jake Rossen of, talking about his newest article in which he proposes 10 different changes that he would like to see in MMA in the coming year. […]

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