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Archive for September, 2007

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Monday meltdown: Bob Arum attacks UFC again

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Yoshihiro Akiyama is returning soon. It’s interesting to see just how hard K-1 is making a push in South Korea and not in Japan. Bob Arum goes off on UFC once again, this time declaring Kelly Pavlik’s recent win “the biggest blow to UFC.” Money quote: “I just think that he’s going to revive boxing […]

A Look Behind the Curtain: Zuffa’s Finances Come Into Focus

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

By Adam Swift – Author, PAYOUT:  The Business of MMA  As a privately held company, Zuffa is under no public reporting obligations. As a result very little financial information is made public. The numbers that do see the light of day are carefully screened and released only when convenient to tout the growth and success of […]

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is UFC bound

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

By Jeff Comstock has discovered that submission grappling phenom Ronaldo Souza has signed a contract with the UFC. A post made on the Portal do Vale Tudo forums claims that Jacare’s manager and Amazon Challenge promoter Andre Cabral made the announcement during yesterday’s Amazon Challenge event. The announcement was apparently big enough to make […]

K-1 12/8 Yokohama Arena card line-up

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Line-up as follows: Jerome Le Banner vs. Choi Hong-Man Semmy Schilt vs. Glaube Feitosa Badr Hari vs. Remy Bonjasky Peter Aerts vs. Junichi Sawayashiki

Saturday headlines: StrikeForce at the Playboy Mansion

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

K-1 held their World GP 2007 event today at the Olympic Gym in Seoul, South Korea. Bonjasky earned a big win over Stefan Leko. The big news coming out of the show is that the World GP finals will take place on 12/8 at Yokohama Arena and not at the Tokyo Dome. The Canadian Press […]

Report: Shane Mosley accused of doping

Friday, September 28th, 2007

The report comes from Sports Illustrated. Reaction to the story at Eastside Boxing. Mosley is scheduled to fight Miguel Cotto on 11/10. Update: Golden Boy Promotions responds. Update II: The tone has changed with Mosley: “Sugar” Shane Mosley says he is a “health-freak-type of guy” who had no idea that what he took for a […]

Friday fight notes: Fedor turns 31

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Today is Fedor’s 31st birthday. If you haven’t already listened to this week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio, go listen now. Quietly, K-1 is preparing for their World GP event in Seoul, South Korea this weekend. The latest on Kazuhiro Nakamura: Though he resisted, Nakamura was taken to a hospital for precautionary measures after complaining […]

J-ROCK comments on Kazuhiro Nakamura drug suspension

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Update: I made an appearance on Fight Network Radio (audio here) on Thursday to discuss the Nakamura situation and how it’s playing out in Japan. J-ROCK, the management team of Kazuhiro Nakamura, fired back at the California State Athletic Commission in the Japanese press on Thursday. The company released a statement on […]

New Fedor interview (9/26)

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

There is a new video interview that Fedor did on 9/26. Here is the full translation (thanks to M-1) of the interview. (Interview performed by Dmitry Kibkalov from M-1 and translated by someone else)

Thursday trash talk: How will the Japanese media cover Nakamura’s failed drug test?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

There are multiple news reports that Kazuhiro Nakamura tested positive for marijuana. By North American standards, this would be just looked upon as stupid. However, by Japanese standards, this will be a story of much larger importance given their cultural standards on marijuana usage (hint: it’s really considered bad in Japan). There’s two ways this […]

Fight Opinion Radio #63: Frank Shamrock

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

A big two-hour radio show this week. First, we are joined by Tomer Chen to talk about the fallout from UFC 76. Our focus is on how the current North American MMA judges could be trained better and what ways could be implemented to improve the effectiveness of the 10-point must system. Second, we have […]

Wednesday war room: Where’s my PRIDE?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The opponent Akihiro Gono will be fighting at UFC 78 is Tamden McCrory. Information on the next ShoXC card. How much did it cost Pro Elite to buy out Future Fight Productions, Inc. (Icon Sport) of Hawaii? The data can be found here and here. In total: $350,000 USD in cash, 200,000 restricted PE shares […]

Tuesday turmoil: Mainstream media questions if Liddell was all hype and no substance

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Does anyone know of alternates to Feedity for creating RSS feeds that does not require creating an account or going through the hassle of registration? Chuck Liddell = $500,000 USD. Keith Jardine = $14,000 USD. Well. Useless stat of the day – if you combine the listed fight purse money for the main event, Chuck […]

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