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Archive for March, 2007

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IFL on My Network TV – Week 2

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Post your thoughts in the comments section on this week’s show. I thought this week’s show was a vast improvement from last week’s effort. There are some glaring flaws that need to be fixed, but it’s off on better footing now. Jeff Hamlin has more thoughts, most of which I agree with.

Ed Fishman lawsuit being finalized

Monday, March 19th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Update: NHB News (Japanese) points out an article from publication Cyzo in which its writer makes the claim that PRIDE’s debts have increased since running shows in America and that the company could be one billion yen in debt. That would be roughly $8-9 million USD. UFC Junkie picked up on a […]

Monday MMA madness

Monday, March 19th, 2007

News and notes We hear PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara is traveling to Las Vegas (and perhaps Brazil as well) in the coming days. I’m glad to see Japan is ahead of the curve on racial issues. The real black man in the picture is Andy Ologun. There is a brand new web site called MMA […]

Sunday (Kimbo) Slice of News

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Liddell vs. Rampage II booked for May 26th. After losing today to Ryo Kawamura in the main event of Pancrase’s March 18th event at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Hiromitsu Kanehara announced his intentions of retiring from active fighting in the near future. Kanehara stated that he felt he could physically still fight, but mentally wasn’t […]

IFL 3/17 Los Angeles

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Tonight, the ‘surprise announcement‘ by Bas Rutten is that he is stepping down as coach of the Anacondas. Shawn Tompkins will take over coaching duties. Show results here.

Saturday news slate: More fighter unrest in PRIDE

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Click on full-page view to see how fellow Fight Opinion writer and Bear Pit Japan member Tetsuya Sano did in his amateur shootboxing tournament today in Tokyo. Notes from a Sherdog video clip with IFL co-owner Kurt Otto: He says Bas Rutten will “make a special announcement” at the LA Forum show on Saturday (and […]

Friday funhouse: No Josh Barnett for you at PRIDE

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Bas Rutten has more to say about PRIDE, Josh Barnett likely won’t be fighting in Japan any time soon, Tim Sylvia speaks out, Art of War says they made more than the IFL, and video links to Forrest Griffin’s staph infection shown on camera.

PRIDE 4/8 Saitama card

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Today, DSE announced three fights for their 4/8 Saitama Super Arena event — Shin’ya Aoki vs. Brian Lo-A-Njoe, Makoto Takimoto vs. Zelg Galesic, and Ricardo Arona vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Nobuyuki Sakakibara stated that the PRIDE 35 event (4/28 Las Vegas) was cancelled and that they would reschedule it for either early June in Japan […]

Thursday tabloid: Kiyoshi Tamura heading to HERO’s

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

I’ve decided to use Feedburner for the RSS feeds. I will add these links and recommend you use them as opposed to the raw WP feeds on our site now, and hopefully the FeedBurner podcasting feed works out fine. Here are the links to use: http://feeds.feedburner.com/fightopinion – RSS for posts http://feeds.feedburner.com/fightopinion/qHJU – RSS for comments […]

Report: Names will be named in HGH probe

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

TJ Quinn in the New York Daily News is reporting on Wednesday that Albany (New York) district attorney David Soares will give names of athletes involved in buying drugs from two online pharmacies to the leagues that those athletes compete in. Furthermore, those named athletes may be asked to testify in court. The big question […]

Wednesday fight notes – don’t make Bas Rutten angry

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

I want to give special thanks to all of our readers in Singapore. If you are reading this and/or have any regional MMA-related news items, send me an e-mail. Congratulations to Aaron Crossen for becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Valley Vanguard newspaper. Now add more fight game coverage to the publication. Jeff Monson wrote on his […]

Tuesday MMA notes – Wanderlei Silva returns

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

A note to all F.O. Radio listeners. Boxer Johnny Tapia overdoses on cocaine.

IFL on MyNetwork TV

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Post your feedback to this week’s show here. And I’ve also added a poll on the right side of the page. I want nothing more than to see a second promotion cement itself as a successful MMA operation in the United States. I have friends who work in the IFL. However, there comes a time […]

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