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Archive for December, 2007

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Mother of Drew McFedries found dead

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Story here in The Quad City Times.

Zuffa not happy with CNBC

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Dave Meltzer reports the following news item: There is a big issue today at CNBC regarding the piece on UFC and Bob Meyrowitz’s allegation that Lorenzo Fertitta voted against sanctioning UFC in Nevada in 1999 and then bought the company. Fertitta has said the story isn’t true and CNBC pulled the allegation from subsequent airings […]

Bas Boon speaks out about PRIDE

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Over at the Golden Glory message board forum, a person has posted three separate items claiming that it is a story about the events that led to the death of PRIDE. The poster claims that Bas Boon, manager of Golden Glory, contributed details to the story. You can read the posts here, here, and here. […]

Thursday trash talk: Everybody has a price

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Reminder: Listen to our Christmas 2007 radio show. There is some ad space available at Bloody Elbow for anyone interested in sponsoring that site. You should definitely check into it if you can, along with signing up for an account at BlogAds.com. Sports Navigator (Yahoo Japan) is reporting that Shin’ya Aoki will fight judoka Bu-Kyung […]

Quote of the Day – Chuck Liddell & Dana White

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Kevin Iole says: “It’s kind of funny,” Liddell says of all the attention his partying ways have generated in light of back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. “When I was winning, everything I was doing was OK. But when I lost, they want to act like it was the reason I lost.” […]

The NFL gives UFC a lump of coal

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The big American sports news story tonight is the decision by the NFL to have the Week 17 game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots simulcasted both on NBC and CBS (along with The NFL Network). As has been reported all week long by Pro Football Talk, Massachussetts senator John Kerry has […]

UFC 79 betting lines

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

From Bodoglife: Chuck Liddell (-105) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-125) Georges St. Pierre (-240) vs. Matt Hughes (+190) Ryoto Machida (-125) vs. Sokoudjou (-105) Melvin Guillard (-260) vs. Rich Clementi (+200) From BetUS: Chuck Liddell (even) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-130) Georges St. Pierre (-240) vs. Matt Hughes (+190) Ryoto Machida (-130) vs. Sokoudjou (even) Both the […]

Fedor does not like UFC contracts

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

A great article at Sherdog, that I recommend reading, is capped off by these two paragraphs: “I never met Dana White, never spoke to him on the phone, never exchanged e-mails,” Fedor said. “However, I did read a lot on the Internet about what he said in regard to me and Vadim []. I also […]

Quote of the Day – (supposedly) Dana White

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

From The Underground Forum: i will beat cubans ass just like the rest of the wanna be’s and keep all you pussies bitchin for another 7 years!!! 🙁 boo fuckin hoo!!!!!!! Runner-up: Mark Cuban on how HDNet Fights differs from UFC: The more live events HDNet has, the more subscribers HDNet will get. That’s good […]

Second anniversary of Fight Opinion

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

If you have not listened to our Christmas 2007 special radio show, go listen to it now. Feel free to post any comments about the show here at this post after you listen to it. While the world is celebrating Christmas today, we’re not only celebrating the holiday but we’re also celebrating the second anniversary […]

Christmas 2007 news update

Monday, December 24th, 2007

The Memphis Commercial Appeal calls Quinton Jackson their Sportsman of the Year. Funny items from the article – Rampage drives around in an Audi R8 and has his own personal chef. Plus, he has a Rampage energy drink coming out soon in Tennessee and will star in a movie called “Midnight Meat Train.” This is […]

TBS to air two Yarennoka matches

Monday, December 24th, 2007

An official Japanese news release from the network says that Fedor vs. Hong-Man and Akiyama vs. Misaki will air on the K-1 Dynamite time block on NYE for Tokyo Broadcasting System. It makes sense, given that both Hong-Man and Akiyama are K-1 fighters. The time block for Dynamite on TBS is from 6 PM to […]

Fight Opinion Radio #72: All-Star Christmas Show

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Kick off the holiday season the right way by listening to our 2 1/2 hour Christmas radio show, featuring some of the biggest-name guests today in MMA. The opening theme song is is the Moscow Symphony Orchestra’s version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. To start off the show, Jeff Thaler’s father made an […]

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