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Saturday fight slate: Boxing & MMA take center stage

By Zach Arnold | November 10, 2007

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Dave Meltzer talks about how Elite XC hired Kimbo Slice. Plus, weigh-in notes from Corpus Christi. Jake Shields has signed a new deal with EXC. Here is another event preview for Saturday’s EXC event in Texas. Make sure to get your EXC event predictions in at MMA Predictions. Two articles in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times (here and here) about tonight’s EXC event.

A preview of tonight’s big MMA event in San Antonio.

A review of the new four-disc BodogFight DVD set.

Dragon Gate pro-wrestler “Hollywood” Stoker Ichikawa has been booked for DEEP’s 12/12 Korakuen Hall event in Tokyo.

Riddick Bowe ready for MMA action.

Frank Trigg vs. Edwin DeWees has been booked for HDNet Fights on 12/15 in Dallas. Or maybe it hasn’t.

Sean Sherk’s doping attorney, Howard Jacobs, is not happy. MMA Analyst is on the case.

Luke Cummo is taking applications.

Stephen Brunt in The Globe and Mail:

That was always the UFC’s potential Achilles heel: when it evolved into a de facto monopoly, and the returns grew exponentially, the fighters themselves were naturally going to demand a bigger piece of the action. They weren’t organized, they didn’t fight very often, their careers were short, and the game was both painful and dangerous. Forget those bonuses for the best fight of the night: the guys putting their bodies on the line and selling all of those pay-per-view sign-ups were inevitably going to start biting the hand that fed them.

Art of War attempts to make their case about what kind of impact the promotion has had on the MMA landscape in 2007.

The latest update in the Xyience Inc. vs. Rich Bergeron lawsuit: Xyience Inc. filed a modified preliminary injunction order (3 pages) against Bergeron, dated 11/6 (in Clark County, Nevada court).

Predictions for the Shane Mosley vs. Miguel Cotto fight at MSG.

Randy Couture is auctioning off the Hummer H2 that UFC gave him.

Topics: Boxing, HDNet, Japan, Media, MMA, Pro Elite, UFC, Zach Arnold | 11 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

11 Responses to “Saturday fight slate: Boxing & MMA take center stage”

  1. JP says:

    >Randy Couture is auctioning off the Hummer H2 that UFC gave him.

    I guess he really needs the pocket change now…

  2. Andrej says:

    ” >Randy Couture is auctioning off the Hummer H2 that UFC gave him.

    I guess he really needs the pocket change now… ”

    But it is not about the money? right

  3. http://www.mmafightline.com/news/2007/1027/randy_couture_306701.shtml

    “I told them I’d just returned from an elk hunt in Colorado and that not only my UFC Hummer, but all my hunting gear, including my bow, had been stolen from the grocery store on the way home from the airport.

  4. The Gaijin says:

    I’m pretty sure Couture’s involvement in various enterprises – including the X Couture gyms isn’t leaving him for want of pocket change.

  5. The Gaijin says:

    Listen to Stephen Brunt…the nerve. God damn UFC hater!!

  6. JP says:

    Actually,

    FightOpinion>>Sherdog

    Couture’s credibility

  7. Matthew Watt says:

    Actually, do listen to Stephen Brunt. The guy is one of Canada’s greatest, if not the greatest, sportswriter. We need more people like him covering this sport; Articulate, thoughtful, and although a big boxing fan, someone who will cover mma objectively.

    Also, if anyone is a great NHL fan who reads this site, check out Brunt’s latest book on Bobby Orr. One hell of a book if you ask me.

  8. Preach says:

    Hmm, no mention of this ?(courtesy of the Wrestling Observer):

    “Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times has reported that CBS is talking with UFC about producing one or more prime time network specials. The writers strike is making the talks more serious, because the network would be in need of first-run unscripted prime time programming when the shows on the schedule run out of fresh episodes.”

    CBS is really going to need fresh programming QUICKLY. Letterman and Ferguson are already on hiatus, Rules of Engagement is also out of new episodes, the CSI’s have between 2 and 4 episodes left, Cold Case, NCIS, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs and Big Bang Theory each 2 episodes, and that’s more or less it, only reality-stuff left. So if negotiations go well we could see a special as early as next month…

  9. The Gaijiin says:

    “Actually, do listen to Stephen Brunt. The guy is one of Canada’s greatest, if not the greatest, sportswriter. We need more people like him covering this sport; Articulate, thoughtful, and although a big boxing fan, someone who will cover mma objectively.”

    My comment was made with total sarcasm. It just seems like when anyone at this site makes a comment like he did – they’re abject haters of the UFC and thats their only reason for saying so.

    Brunt is amazing – He actually came and spoke to my class a few years back about the history and economics of the boxing biz. It was an awesome lecture and the man is totally articulate and has a depth of knowledge that’s second to none.

    I hope he starts covering mma a bit more, because his sports writing is excellent.

  10. Matthew Watt says:

    Sorry Gaijin,

    I did kinda sense sarcasm in your comment, but most often or not statements like yours go the other way. The homer in me just instantly defended Brunt, that is all. And like you said, I can only hope he starts covering mma more. Hell, as proven by the above article, it is obvious he writing is fair better then “the objective geniuses” of Iole.

  11. I wish someone would disrespect me by giving me a $55,000 automobile.

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