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Wednesday media workout – DanHen mania

By Zach Arnold | March 21, 2007

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It’s a busy media story day. The venerable Mike Sawyer sent me a ridiculous press release for Cage Fury Fighting Championship 5 show on June 16th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Why is it ridiculous? The main event is a fight under MMA rules between boxer Ray Mercer and Kimbo Slice.

We hear from an industry source that the IFL recently fired an ex-UFC employee who was a television man. Anyone know the story?

  1. ADCC News: RIP Tanya Vlahac
  2. Infinite MMA: James Te Huna interview
  3. CBS Sportsline: Kurt Angle interview about entering into MMA fights
  4. Radio: MMA Smackdown #15 w/ guests Pete Spratt & Melvin Guillard
  5. MSNBC: Rising MMA star Dan Henderson ready for more
  6. The Rochester Post-Bulletin: Battle at the Barn set to rumble like never before
  7. ITV (UK): Is Marc Ratner boxing clever?
  8. Press Release: Art of War to air on HDNet on March 23rd
  9. KSDK (St. Louis, MO): Genesis MMA at Family Arena in St. Charles this Saturday
  10. The Pratt Tribune (Kansas): L.C. Davis chases his ultimate dream
  11. The Canadian Press: WEC looks for younger, edgier MMA crowd
  12. The Visalia Times-Delta (California): Mike “The Animal” Cook on the prowl
  13. Black Athlete: IFL – a new concept (this is the same boxing author who wrote an inexplicably bad article in the past comparing boxing to MMA)
  14. Mad Squabbles: IFL Battleground reviews – Part 2
  15. The Press Enterprise: Temecula fighter Dan Henderson willing to mix it up
  16. Frank Warren: Boxing can KO UFC
  17. Press Release: ESPN Deportes La Revista unveils list of ‘next hispanic athletes’ (Diego Sanchez is on the list)
  18. UFC Mania: Bruce Buffer is single and ready to mingle
  19. UFC Junkie: Mike Swick is latest fighter cast for MMA movie
  20. Sports Navigator: Hidehiko Yoshida says he won’t work PRIDE 4/8 Saitama event, but instead will work 5/20 Saitama event
  21. Kakutougi: Van Damme arrives to Zagreb to visit Mirko

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7 Responses to “Wednesday media workout – DanHen mania”

  1. The Citizen says:

    Van Damme and Mirko. What a site!

  2. CapnHulk says:

    “Yet I can’t see that UFC – which recently saw someone being repeatedly kneed in the head while lying on the floor at a recent Showtime event – offers any bigger threat to boxing than WWF wrestling. After all, boxing is the one combat sport that can be put in an historical and cultural context. A lot of tickets have been sold for April’s UFC show at the MEN Arena, but maybe that’s got as much to do with novelty value as anything else.”

    The argument of boxing having a “history” and that’s why it’s “better” is such a cop-out. Something can’t get a storied history if you don’t give it a chance, not to mention the fact that the martial arts have been around for quite a large chunk of human history. There is such a deep seated animosity towards MMA on the part of the boxing community, and for the life of me, I can’t really figure out why. Can they be threatened that much? Really?

  3. CapnHulk says:

    Plus, it’s so laughable that people still associate all of the sport MMA as “UFC.”

  4. YONE says:

    Yes, true. I guess same applies to all of pro-wrestling as “WWF/E”.

  5. David says:

    Kimo by armbar.

  6. Ultimo Santa says:

    Ray Mercer vs. Kimbo Slice is a carnival match-up for sure, but you need to do something to draw mainstream attention to a show if you’re a promoter.

    If both men are getting paid and it puts asses in the seats – who am I to judge? I’m sure they’ll each make more than $3,000 – $5,000 US, which is more than I can say for most of Dana’s fighters.

    Plus, I’d rather the UFC put on a silly fight with a boxer and a street fighter than 90% of the shit they pile into their PPVs anyway.

    /Ray Mercer wins in R2 by submission (flying reverse gogoplata)

    //Still waiting for UFC to put 3 worthwhile fights on a PPV before I purchase another one

    ///Not holding my breath