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Archive for October, 2007

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Thursday trash talk: Japan’s tough guys

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Todd Martin took on a big task in writing his new CBS Sports column, which is talking about the evolution of MMA in Japan. There are two points that I felt Todd missed talking about in the article: 1) The infamous ‘cement’ (cement is a term that the Japanese use for a ‘shoot’) incident between […]

Wednesday war room: UFC winning the PR battle?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Well, we know the Couture vs. White feud has jumped the shark when Time Magazine starts covering it. Here is the video of ESPN’s E:60 TV segment yesterday covering Miletich Fighting systems. Trevor Prangley talks about the upcoming Strikeforce Middleweight tournament in November. Here’s an interview with Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua. Meet Matt Gudgeon, who is […]

Din Thomas arrested

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

By Zach Arnold The Vero Beach Press-Journal in Florida is reporting that Din Thomas was arrested by local police on Tuesday for running ‘illegal cage fighting’ matches at his training facility. More details at MMA HQ. Read the comments already posted on that article. Update: Things are not looking good for Din Thomas: Robert Vega […]

UFC press conference about Randy Couture

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

This will be the open post for all discussion relating to the 1 PM PST press conference UFC is holding on this subject. Feel free to post story links, recaps, and anything related to this story in the comments section of the post. Also, if anyone manages to capture the audio from the press conference, […]

M-1 management team announced

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Five minutes ago, Sibling Sports issued a press release announcing who is part of M-1’s management team. Monte Cox is the M-1 Global President and CEO. Vadim Finkelchtein is appointed to the M-1 Global Executive Committee. Bob Clark is the COO. Joost Raimond will be President of M-1 Eurasia and be appointed to the M-1 […]

Tuesday turmoil: More war games

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Mike Sawyer & Oliver Copp have a new edition of Tough Talk radio w/ guest Brad Imes. Kevin Iole praises Frank Warren. There’s a brand new MMA statistical site called Good news – Windy Tomomi is coming back. Yet another press conference about the Randy Couture/Dana White situation, this time on the UFC side. […]

Monday media notes: Setting the agenda

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Yahoo has officially separated it’s boxing and MMA pages. You can access their MMA home page here. Sam Caplan means business. BBC Sports is reporting that Joe Calzaghe will be retiring within the next 12 months. Taking a look at upcoming fights and challenges in UFC for 2008. Fightlinker needs your help with WordPress issues. […]

HERO’s 10/28 Seoul results

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Card line-up here. Live results (in Japanese) here. Shungo Oyama defeated Carlos Newton in R3 in 2’40 by tap-out. Marcelo Garcia lost to Kim Dae Won in R2 in 20 seconds by TKO (doctor stoppage). Katsuyori Shibata lost to Heo Min-Seok in R2 in 1’31 by KO. Poai Suganuma defeated Bernard Ackah in R1 in […]

Sunday news & notes: Money, money, money

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Chael Sonnen wants to fight Frank Shamrock. An interview with Carlos Newton. Taking a look at UFC’s PPV bonus scale. Plus, two interesting posts (here and here) at the Xtreme Couture MMA site. I went to the UFC 78 web site and noticed that the folks at Zuffa sure like the blood splattering effect a […]

Fight Opinion Radio #66: The war of words

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

The last week of MMA news and events has contributed to information overload. We’re here to help you out. Adam Swift of MMA Payout stops by to talk about the dueling press conferences between Dana White & Randy Couture. Imagine being locked in a room with two legal analysts talking about UFC contracts and the […]

Friday fallout: More confusion than clarity

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Oh yeah, there’s a ShoXC event tonight. Shayna Baszler is fighting on the card. Watch the show. So, there were dueling press conferences between UFC and Randy Couture on Las Vegas on Thursday. Here is the audio from Couture’s press conference. Kevin Iole was at the Randy Couture press conference and Dave Meltzer covered the […]

Press Conference Coverage of UFC and Randy Couture

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

By Jeff Comstock No time for a breakdown of all of today’s news, so read these articles to get the 411 on all of todays announcements. Fightlinker has by far the funnest live blog of the UFC press conference. UFC Daily has details on the new Spike TV deal , and a complete rundown of […]

Dana White vs. Randy Couture

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

By Jeff Comstock I’ll be updating this thread as the news comes in from the dueling press conferences. Dana White’s conference can be heard on Yahoo live at 4 p.m. ET. To listen in, just click here. Randy’s conference will be broadcast live at and HDNet at 4:30 p.m. ET. The TV deal announcement […]

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