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Archive for February, 2007

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Wednesday wacky headlines

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

The hot story of the week in Japan continues to be the ongoing politics surrounding Gong Kakutougi magazine. A board of directors meeting was held and Daisaku Maeda, the man arrested by police (background information here), was kicked out of the publishing enterprise. The public stance of the BOD is “never give-up” and that they […]

Tuesday media takedowns

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

This is officially a sign of success. I guess the only advice I would have is if the paper wants more hits, start covering MMA or fighting weekly. The numbers will definitely increase. Much thanks to the staff of The Valley Vanguard for cooperating with us on last week’s show. If you have any specific […]

Monday MMA headlines

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Here’s your laugh track of the day – Ed Fishman says if PRIDE won’t sell, he’ll start his own MMA company. Here’s another knee-slapper from the article: Dream Stage Entertainment CEO Sakakibara is believed to be the majority owner of the PRIDE brand and its assets. Let’s introduce Loretta Hunt to this and this to […]

The magnetism of feuds

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

By Tomer Chen Ali-Frazier. Zale-Graziano. Shamrock-Ortiz. All of these feuds have etched a place into the history of combat sports and when you list one of these opponents, inevitably the other gets mentioned out of word association. But why? Why do people get enamored by the desire of two fighters getting into a ring (or cage) and […]

Gong Kakutougi status in question

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Before you start flooding this post with replies about other topics, let’s discuss the red-meat topic of the day that Gryphon has alluded to. Background about the situation can be read here (this is from October of 2006). Here’s the news update today (in Japanese). Last year, we lost Weekly Fight. We could lose Gong […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: Japan’s second-class fight scene

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Comments off It seems like a distant memory. In December of 2005, PRIDE announced the most-expensive fight in the history of MMA with Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Naoya Ogawa. At a price tag of nearly $5 million USD, it blew away anything else happening at the time in the industry’s landscape. It was […]

Fight Opinion Radio #41: Old-School

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Add us as your MySpace friend. Potential sponsors (web sites, fighters, teams, companies) – if you want to have ads on our show (paid or barter), e-mail us immediately. Use the e-mail also if you Want to write guest op-eds for the site. We have a show this week that I think both MMA fans […]

The value of records

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

By Tomer Chen The name of Rocky Marciano invariably brings up his record: 49-0 with 43 KOs. After all, Rocky is the only World Champion in Boxing history to ever retire with such a high record without any losses or draws to ‘mar’ it. True, there have been numerous champions who won more bouts than […]

Milan hosts New Generation Tournament II

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Milan, the fashion capital of the world, a city more akin to the glamorous world of design and lavish indulgence, will host Italy’s leading mixed martial arts and submission event, New Generation Tournament II, on Sunday, March 25th.

Saturday news flash

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Shin’ya Aoki defeated Akira Kikuchi by a 2-1 judges’ decision in the main event of today’s Shooto event in Yokohama at Pacifico National Hall. The R1 Gym sent out a mass e-mail stating that Frank Trigg wants to both fight and do commentary for the PRIDE 2/24 Las Vegas show. ” I will get the […]

Friday news and notables

Friday, February 16th, 2007

If you are interested in writing a guest op-ed or two for the site, e-mail me. From Josh Thomson’s MySpace: KNOXX GEAR WILL BE GIVING AWAY FREE PRIDE TICKETS!! FREE KNOXX GEAR and PRIDE FC will be at 40055 Mission Blvd Fremont, Ca 94539 at 3:00-4:00pm in the Main Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 18th!!!! There […]

Jungle FC signs deal with boxing promoter

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

By Zach Arnold In an interview taped on Thursday night (which will air in the coming days on FO Radio), Wallid Ismail announced that Jungle Fighting Championship has signed a deal with New York-based boxing promoter Cedric Kushner to produce four MMA events in the United States in 2007. While Jungle FC will continue to […]

UFC Officially Announce UK Show

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

ByAlly Clark The UFC today officially announced it’s return to the UK on April 21st. It’ll be the first time since 2002 that the biggest MMA promotion in the US and arguably the world has produced an event in Great Britain. In the press release posted on the UFC website President Dana White described his […]

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