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Archive for December, 2006

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Tuesday media notes

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Link: Evan Tanner creates his own web site Vecernji List: Mirko will make an announcement next Monday regarding his fighting career in America The Eagle-Tribune (Massachusetts): Eric Bradley signs contract with Showtime for Elite XC 2/10 event Canadian Press (via SLAM! Sports): UFC looks to expand chokehold on MMA No Holds Barred (radio): Meet the […]

New K-1 12/31 Osaka Dome card

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Here we go. HERO’s rules: Tokimitsu Ishizawa (Kendo Ka Shin) vs. Kin Tai Ei Badr Hari vs. Nicolas Pettas Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kazushi Sakuraba Masato vs. Choi Yong-Soo Hideo Tokoro vs. Royler Gracie Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto vs. Istvan Majoros Musashi vs. Randy Kim Ken Kaneko vs. Andy Ologun Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Shuichiro Katsumura HERO’s rules: […]

Final card for Man Festival

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Hidehiko Yoshida vs. James Thompson Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Eldari Kurtanidze Akihiro Gono vs. Yuki Kondo Josh Barnett vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Ikuhisa Minowa Takanori Gomi vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida Mauricio Shogun vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura Shin’ya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Gilbert Melendez PRIDE Heavyweight Title match: Emelianenko Fedor vs. Mark Hunt

Merry Christmas~!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

By Luke Nicholson I was sitting here on this glorious day – better known as Christmas Day – and was suddenly struck that nobody associated with this website posted a Christmas message. So. Merry Christmas to all the readers of, listeners to Fight Opinion Radio, and contributors to this website and radio show. 2006 […]

PRIDE boss talks about UFC

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Nobuyuki Sakakibara interview notes: ‘If PRIDE wants to keep its No. 1 status, we all have to move to America.’ Of course, don’t tell the morons on the Sherdog forum that it was an interview done for Kami no Puroresu magazine (which is a clearing house for a lot of PRIDE information) and translated by […]

Where’s Yoshida?

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Maybe it’s time to put Hidehiko Yoshida’s face on the side of a milk carton, because he hasn’t been announced for PRIDE’s biggest show of the year. PRIDE’s strongest Japanese drawing card not on the NYE show? What a strange business.

Sunday media spread

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Today’s top news stories, plus a look at the MMA calendar for the next 45 days. Key word: Oversaturation. Plus, go listen to the Christmas radio show if you haven’t already. Plus, Kimbo Slice returns.

Saturday media special

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Go to full-post view to read today’s links.

Fight Opinion Radio: The Christmas Show

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Six big MMA guests, five days of taping, four radio team members producing, three guest co-hosts for a segment, two weeks to produce, and one large three-plus hour-long Christmas radio show. An emergency room visit, a visit to the mental institution, armlocks in an American football scrum, Christmas shopping at the mall, and coming home […]

Friday media wrap-up

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

The Fight Network: Zelg Galesic likely signing with PRIDE The Press (New Zealand): Kevin Barry finds new in-roads in MMA (as a backer of Gina Carano in Las Vegas) Prince George Free Press: Bill Mahood’s new media man (detailing his relationship with BodogFIGHT and how his experience in Russia was) PRIDE HP: Kazuyuki Fujita vs. […]

The perils of judging

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

By Tomer Chen Perhaps the most contentious topic in the world of combat sports is the area of judging in fights. To begin, combat sports can have one of the following decisions rendered either after the distance is completed or one fighter cannot continue due an accidental injury (eye poke, headbutt, etc.), also known as […]

Weekly Fight boss dies

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

By Zach Arnold Yoshihiro Inoue, the main boss behind the Weekly Fight publication that debuted in 1967 (backed by Osaka Shimbun) and shut down a few months ago, died at the age of 72 on December 13th at 1 PM in Osaka. The publicly stated cause of death was stomach cancer. Inoue’s “children” (such as […]

One day mailbag

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Christmas show radio taping is tonight. You got an e-mail you want us to answer on our biggest show of the year? Send your comments or questions to me at Waste no time.

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