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Archive for May, 2007

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Monday headlines: Casual fans react to UFC 71

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Dana White predicts 1 million PPV buys for UFC 71. MMA On Tap is compiling a list of online radio MMA shows. Tim Duncan talks UFC. Over at The Fanhouse, another critic lays in on Rampage/Liddell. I’ve been keeping my eye on what I call the ‘casual bloggers’ that Technorati indexes. They are generally more […]

Fight Opinion Weekly: How boxing should respond to the rise of MMA

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Joe Rogan on SportscenterUploaded by Beatdown77 Printable version of article here. Plus, David P. Greisman has an excellent article called “Fighting Words” – Four Crucial Weeks for Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts that I highly recommend everyone to read.

Possible Sakuraba replacements for K-1 Dynamite

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

While the name Yoshihiro Akiyama has been floated as a potential opponent for Royce Gracie on June 2nd at the LA Coliseum event, Dave Meltzer is reporting tonight that K-1 has made an offer to Ken Shamrock to take the fight against Gracie on short-notice.

Sunday media stroll: UFC on a Rampage

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

By Zach Arnold In the last media post, I mentioned how a newspaper writer in Syracuse tried to lump in dogfighting allegations against NFL QB Michael Vick in comparison to UFC. That was supposed to carry a negative connotation. Today, ESPN interviewed an anonymous source claiming that Vick was involved in dogfighting — and tried […]

Sunday morning headlines: Post-UFC 71 media coverage

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Liddell vs Rampage 2 UFC 71Uploaded by aus1121 ESPN covered the Rampage vs. Liddell fight extensively on both SportsCenter and on their MMA section of ESPN.com. There isn’t a video sharing site that doesn’t already have clips of this fight. It truly has gone viral. At 12:30 AM PST on Google News, UFC 71 coverage […]

UFC: Liddell vs. Jackson

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

By Erin Bucknell Well, well, Dan Henderson is announced as the challenger for whoever wins Liddell vs. Jackson. Which is cool, but having Rogan and Goldberg announce this almost pre-show? Kinda anti-climatic, isn’t it?

UFC 71 Open Discussion

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

UFC 71 PBP links: Observer | AOL Sports Blog | Sherdog | UFC Junkie All pre-UFC 71, during-UFC 71, and post-UFC 71 discussion goes here. Someone claims that Comcast is having trouble handling orders for the UFC 71 event. Is this true? Dana White claims that the PRIDE asset sale has been finalized.

Saturday media splash: UFC the hottest topic in US media circles

Friday, May 25th, 2007

If you haven’t already, make sure to listen to our latest radio show (previewing the UFC 71 event) before watching Rampage vs. Liddell.

Friday chalkboard: ESPN’s wall-to-wall UFC coverage

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Erin Bucknell reports that the California SAC has granted K-1 a temporary promoter’s license for their Dynamite event next week. The Orange County Register confirms the same information in Erin’s report, but also adds that Lesnar’s opponent could be Kim Min-Soo. On Thursday in Clark County, Nevada court (for the Fishman Companies vs. DSE Inc. […]

Friday headlines: The heat-up for UFC 71

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

If you would like to help us out and donate to the site, use this link. Any donation would be much appreciated. On Friday, DSE announced that the PRIDE Lightweight GP tournament show for July in Nagoya was officially canceled and that ticket refunds would be available. The notice also asks fans to remain patient […]

The Ultimate Fighter Season 5, Episode 8

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

By Erin Bucknell Dana brings the coaches into the gym to discuss the upcoming matches. Oh, this is a good plan, let’s stick Jens and BJ in a small room together for a long period of time and get them to agree on things. Yeah, good thinking there. Predictably Jens and BJ start squabbling with […]

Fight Opinion Radio #50: Big UFC 71 event preview

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Major UFC 71 Rampage vs. Liddell preview show this week on Fight Opinion Radio. Our special guests this week are: Ken Pishna of MMAWeekly.com, Steve Sievert of The Houston Chronicle, and Luke Thomas of BloodyElbow.com. All six show personalities this week are split 50/50 across the board on who will win the big UFC 71 […]

Thursday night notes: UFC floods the media zone

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Dear Don has more advice for you, the reader at home. Are we going to see some PRIDE fighters wrestle for Hustle in June? The Fight Network reports that Brock Lesnar is still the only fighter scheduled for the K-1 Dynamite show with his paperwork cleared with the California SAC. Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio […]

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