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Archive for November, 2007

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Fight Opinion Radio #69: Summary Edition

Monday, November 26th, 2007

We taped a lot of material over the last two weeks and decided to summarize it down to a manageable form for you to listen to. Consider it a condensed version of Fight Opinion Radio. Some of the topics covered on this week’s show: – Matt Hughes vs. GSP booked for 12/29 (what it means […]

Monday media notes: MMA media’s changing landscape

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Sprawl ‘n Brawl is changing. This makes sites like MMA Opinion more important in terms of recruiting and developing writing talent. If you are ever interested in becoming an MMA writer, I strongly suggest talking to some of the mid-sized MMA blogs and see if you can get a writing spot. This way, you can […]

UFC hires Fox Sports writer alleged of fabricating quotes

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

By Zach Arnold Update: Jeremy Lynch asks a fair question. Update II: Ben Cohen responds. On UFC’s home page last Monday, the promotion posted an article claiming that the UFC product is ‘charming the Boxing Brits.’

Sunday news review: Law and order

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

The lead story of the day comes to us from Nikkan Sports. The newspaper claims that due to the damage inflicted on K-1’s public image from two recent incidents (Masaaki Miyamoto going to jail for possession of marijuana and Hiromi Amada facing charges for assault), the company is basically reading the riot act to both […]

Hughes vs. GSP on 12/29

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

According to Matt Hughes, he and St. Pierre will be fighting for an interim title.

Saturday headlines: Does Fedor vs. Yoshida appeal to you?

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Brent Brookhouse goes shopping for MMA DVDs. For those of you who use Blogspot and Blogger for your MMA blog, you know that Blogspot uses the ATOM format instead of the RSS format for content syndication. Follow these instructions and convert your ATOM feed to RSS. Why? Because if you make the proper conversion, I […]

Black Friday: Matt Serra out of UFC 79

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Just when you thought the momentum was swinging in a negative direction comes news that Matt Serra has had to pull out of his UFC 79 fight against Matt Hughes due to a back injury. The Grinch has made an early appearance to try to ruin Christmas. But don’t worry, Dana White says that Chuck […]

Thursday trash talk: M-1 loves PRIDE

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Quote of the day from Vadim Finkelstein in Daily Sports newspaper: “I want to work with the old PRIDE staff in America & Russia. PRIDE’s team is the best quality in the world.” The more things change, the more they stay the same. In separate quotes at the press conference, Vadim said that he wants […]

Report: IFL GP finals to air on HDNet

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The hard-working folks at Jarry Park are reporting that the IFL’s 12/29 Mohegan Sun Arena event will air live on HDNet (and presumably not on MyNetwork TV). Based on this new information, it seems that the IFL’s battle plan is to air team qualifying and tournament matches on FSN & MyNetwork TV, while airing IFL […]

NYE MMA event in Saitama confirmed

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

By Zach Arnold Update: My post on this topic is now re-written on the M-1 site. A press conference was held today by former PRIDE staff members to announce that there would be an MMA show on 12/31 at Saitama Super Arena. The promoters are labeling the event as being “Yarennoka! supported by M-1 Global […]

Wednesday war room: Some big turkeys in MMA

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

On this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the States, let us remind you that there is more than UFC on Spike TV. Oh yes, there is. Boxer Jeff Lacy thinks MMA is a fad and not a sport. Solar, a channel in the Philippines, has found its request to air UFC programming rejected. The only way […]

Cage Force 12/1 Differ Ariake

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

From Sports Navigator (w/ Jordan Breen): Preliminaries Lightweights: Junichi Ota vs. Hiroshi Takita Featherweights: Yuji Arakawa vs. Seiya Kawahara Main card Middleweights: Yukiya Naito vs. Takenori Sato Lightweights: ISE vs. Takahito Iida Bantamweights: Kenji Osawa vs. Punchy Yamauchi 57 kg: Yasuhuri Urushitani vs. Jesse Taitano Lightweights: Mizuto Hirota vs. Sing Do Gi Cage Force Welterweight […]

IFL Q3 2007 conference call recap

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

The conference call was scheduled to start at 10 AM EST, but instead started at 11 AM EST. The archived audio of today’s conference call. Jay Larkin stated off the call talking about Gareb Shamus stepping down from his current position in the IFL. Larkin said that Shamus helped the IFL become a “number two […]

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