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Archive for April, 2007

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Update on Ed Fishman lawsuit

Friday, April 20th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Last Monday, the next court-approved meeting for the Fishman Companies vs. DSE Inc. was originally set for May 17th at 9 AM PST in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada. However, there is a new hearing scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at 9:30 AM PST. For the 4/25 hearing, the lawyer for the […]

Sapp fight canceled from Cage Rage 21

Friday, April 20th, 2007

By Mark Pickering Cage Rage has announced the withdrawal of Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp from Saturday’s ‘Judgement Day’ Card at the Wembley Arena. Sapp, who was due to return to action after a one-year absence against fellow K-1 veteran Gary ‘The Smiler’ Turner, cited personal reasons for his late exit. “He is unlikely to be […]

Friday media flash: The heat-up for UFC 70

Friday, April 20th, 2007

There is a report that UFC has signed a major advertising deal with Feather Brooksbank in the UK. On Thursday, officials from the anti-yakuza task force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police had a JBC-sanctioned meeting with 56 people associated with boxing gyms in Tokyo. The meeting was the first in a series of lectures of […]

The Ultimate Fighter Season 5, Episode 3

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

By Erin Bucknell Gabe talks about how everyone is giving him s*** about his weight. He is apparently rather desperate as he decides he wants to get a colonic. Let me just say: Eeeew. Back at the house, Manny gets to sport the homemade belt and Nate is going stir crazy and wants to fight […]

Fight Opinion Radio #46: The world of Zuffa

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

This week’s 60-minute show covers the main stories in the past week of MMA, including the fallout from the Dana White/Tito Ortiz ‘Bad Blood’ docudrama that Spike TV aired last week. Did Tito Ortiz’s career suffer damage due to the show? What exactly was the payoff? Begrudgingly, we discuss these issues. Also, we talk about […]

Dana White talks about Fedor

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Money quote from The Fight Network: “He has a contract with PRIDE,” White reconfirmed, though the 37-year-old publicly proclaimed he had a problem with the mega-star fighter appearing elsewhere. White even went as far as to say he would take legal measures to ensure Emelianenko stay off any other roster besides his own. “He’s not […]

Thursday talk: BET on MMA

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The IFL stock is now at $3.40/share. Oh my. BET’s latest PR push for their new ‘MMA’ show: IRON RING – Combat sports just got tougher. From the creator of ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHALLENGE, one of the most successful new sports formats in entertainment, comes a new show that introduces new celebrities from music, sports and […]

Mailbag time

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Submit your questions in the comments section. We’ll answer them on this week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio. Plus, pick what storyline you want us to focus on in the opening segment – Fedor/Lindland, Dana/Tito, complications with the ‘new PRIDE, etc. In relation to the PRIDE story, this Miruhon report that Gryphon referred to is […]

Wednesday headlines: Yakuza mania and PRIDE news

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Roger Gracie vs. Ricardo Arona announced for ADCC 2007. Frank Trigg states that he will unlikely be associated with the ‘new’ PRIDE. Choi Hong-Man has been booked against Mike Malone for K-1’s 4/28 Neal Blaisdell Arena show in Honolulu. A new release of the NHB MMA simulator.

BodogFight’s plans for Japan

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Here are comments made by Calvin Ayre in an interview with us (through an intermediary). 1) Will Bodog run any shows in the US? Following the overwhelming success of its sophomore series, Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat will start airing in over 90 million homes across the U.S., on ION Television, starting […]

Tuesday notes: Tito Ortiz is still talking

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Keep your eyes open on the IFL stock. It’s down to $4.20/share. New poll added to the right side of the page. Make sure to also listen to our latest radio show.

Report: PRIDE to have two US executives

Monday, April 16th, 2007

By Zach Arnold First, a quick PRIDE-related sidenote (this news is dated as of 4/16): The next court hearing in the Fishman Companies vs. Dream Stage Entertainment Inc. lawsuit (Clark County, Nevada) is scheduled for May 17th at 9 AM. The discussion will center around the defendant’s motion to dismiss the case or a summary […]

Tito Ortiz: Dana White takes the low road

Monday, April 16th, 2007

For Immediate Release Monday, April 16, 2007 “DANA WHITE HAS ONCE AGAIN TAKEN THE LOW ROAD…” SAYS TITO ORTIZ UFC Fighter Says UFC President “Disrespects All Fighters,” by his Attitude Statement from Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Tito Ortiz about accusations by Dana White, UFC President on Spike TV Thursday, April 12, 2007: “Dana White has […]

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