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Archive for April, 2007

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Tuesday headlines: Deadline Day

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Today is supposed to be the day that the PRIDE asset transaction sale between DSE Inc. and Zuffa LLC occurs. The Idaho Statesman is reporting that Mike Kyle will be facing Patrick Smith on May 12th at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho. Does anyone know if Kyle’s suspension from the California State Athletic Commission has […]

Monday highlights – Cage Force in May

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

The IFL stock tumbled downwards on Monday, down to $3.00 USD/share. On January 24th (three months ago), this stock was at $16.50 USD/share. Your eyes are not deceiving you when you read that sentence. The stock has plummeted 80% in three months. Daizo Ishige vs. Dan Hardy booked for the Cage Force May 27th show […]

Meet Thiago Silva

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

He’s fighting at UFC 71 against James Irvin. This video is Jordan Breen-approved.

Sunday snippets: Iowa MMA regulation stays

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

The Mason City Globe Gazette, which called for a ban of MMA in the state of Iowa on Saturday, is reporting that an MMA deregulation measure in the state has failed. The state will continue to regulate MMA events. The San Antonio Express-News: Boxing needs a De La Hoya-Mayweather classic New York Newsday: Long Island’s […]

K-1 World GP in Hawaii

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Event results here. Badr Hari is the new heavyweight champion. The estimated attendance for the show was 7,066 paid.

New MMA TV comedy show in production

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Hergott Productions Gears Up To Start Production On New MMA TV Show CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., April 26, 2007 – Hergott Productions, Inc. President James Hergott announced today the production of a brand new fictional MMA TV show. The show will be a “Reno 911” type comedic take off on the popular “The Ultimate Fighter” […]

Saturday squash: Newspaper calls for Iowa MMA ban

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

By Zach Arnold A typical, boilerplate article on MMA in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune called Ultimate fighting: bloody but popular. The one interesting aspect to the article is that it was Toughman-style promoters using MMA as their gimmick is what has led to the heavy criticism of MMA in the state. This is what we are […]

Exclusive: Big names listed for Fishman deposition

Friday, April 27th, 2007

By Zach Arnold According to a source with information related to the Fishman Companies vs. DSE Inc. lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Fishman Companies lawyers are reportedly preparing a list of witnesses for future deposition. The source claims that the list has over 50 big-named players in the MMA industry, including all top players […]

Friday notes: UFC’s plans for PRIDE

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 to provide content for ESPN. An update on Operation Cleanup 3. IFL 6/16 Las Vegas event poster. Vernon “Tiger” White vs. Mike Whitehead a top match on the show. Here is this week’s edition of the Fox Fight Game.

The Ultimate Fighter Season 5, Episode 4

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

By Erin Bucknell BJ is adamant that even though his team is down 3 fights, they can still come back. Team Jens training session. Wayne doesn’t seem to be at the same level as everyone else and Jens thinks that he’s trying to do things the easy way. Score for the Editors who intercut a […]

Update on Ed Fishman lawsuit (4/26)

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Quick notes from the latest legal proceedings this week in the Fishman Companies vs. DSE Inc. lawsuit: A meeting set last week (scheduled for Wednesday) was held in regards to the plantiff’s motion for a hearing on waiving compliance. In short, Fishman Companies attorney Lawrence Semenza III is arguing to the court […]

Report: No drug testing for UFC 69 or UFC 70

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Update: The Chronicle report is now discussed on the AOL Sports Blog. And here’s the inevitable Sherdog thread on the topic. Further links: UFC Mania, UFC Junkie. Here are some reasons why I think this is an important story. Steve Sievert in the Houston Chronicle drops a bombshell this morning in a […]

Thursday trash talk: Proxy wars in Japan

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Gryphon has more details on Motoichiro Takasu’s story about Ken Imai causing a scene at the BodogFight 4/14 Russia event. The IFL stock jumped up nearly 70 cents/share to close at $4.59. Is there some good financial news about the IFL that hasn’t been said publicly? And what is this?

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