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Archive for February, 2008

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The value of the EXC/CBS deal

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Pro Elite’s stock price was at $15 USD/share a year ago. It got cut in half, then cut in half again, and went down to $2.95 USD/share. It jumped up to $7 USD/share by the closing bell Friday afternoon.

About the Allan Green debacle…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Allan Green, who has been pushed constantly on ESPN2’s boxing coverage for what has felt like an eternity, backed out of his scheduled fight tonight in Marksville, Louisiana, against Antwun Echols. There’s word that Green may get suspended for this move. Echols ended up facing last-minute replacement Mike Walker, a boxer out of the Chicago […]

Outcome of today’s Zuffa/Couture court hearing (2/28)

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The judge (Jennifer Togliatti) ruled for further proceedings in terms of discovery (with that hearing set for March 6th). Adam Swift is reporting that the IFL will use the name Team Tompkins instead of Xtreme Couture.

Thursday night trash talk (2/28/08)

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

The Canadian Press: UFC celebrates beer sponsorship deal while talking up middleweight matchup The Canadian Press: Josh Koscheck doesn’t understand why he’s booed at UFC events Darren Rovell (CNBC): This Bud(weiser) is for UFC — wise move? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A-B links up with UFC The San Luis Obispo-Tribune: Chuck Liddell will appear at […]

EXC/CBS deal news makes it onto ESPN

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

In fact, the second news item today on Jim Rome is Burning. With Kimbo’s mug right on the television screen. “There will be blood” was the headline with Kimbo talking about opening up a cut on someone’s skin. “MMA may have finally hit the mainstream officially.” The entire focus was on Kimbo Slice and no […]

Latest happenings in Xyience/Bergeron case

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Yesterday, we pointed out that Xyience has shifted to a third legal team in their lawsuit against Rich Bergeron. That legal team is trying to, through motions, drag the court case out over a longer period of time. It’s interesting news, given that April 1st is the final date in regards to Xyience’s bankruptcy proceedings […]

UFC-Bud Light press release

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Here it is. Dave Meltzer has more details. Meltzer also claims that Faber vs. Pulver will happen this summer in Sacramento. Unless they plan on a massive show at Arco Arena, put your money on the venue being the Convention Center (which contains the Memorial Auditorium along with exhibit halls that can be combined for […]

Thursday trash talk (2/28/08)

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Yeo Jong-Hoon reports that Yoshihiro Akiyama made an appearance on a famous South Korean TV show called “Golden Fisher.” Here is Akiyama singing: Compustrike was recently at the Strikeforce event at the Tacoma Dome and has all the stats you need from the show. Onto today’s headlines. Cord Weekly (Canada): UFC has no place in […]

K-1 4/13 Yokohama Arena card line-up

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

As it stands today: Super Heavyweight Title match: Semmy Schilt vs. Mark Hunt Yusuke Fujimoto vs. Ewerton Teixiera Badr Hari vs. Ray Sefo Mighty Mo vs. Keijiro Maeda Choi Hong-Man, Glaube Feitosa, Musashi, and others are also booked for the show.

Reports: Elite XC will have a deal with CBS

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Sherdog report here. MMA Junkie was the outlet that first reported the news. Meanwhile, Bloody Elbow has discussion about the rapid competition that is coming UFC’s way shortly. Adam Swift has an update about the latest legal manueverings between Zuffa & Randy Couture. Update: Here is the CBS/EXC joint press release. Adam Swift brings up […]

Xyience responds to Bergeron’s counterclaim

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Isn’t this an interesting response. As things currently stand, a court hearing regarding Bergeron’s motion to dismiss is set for next week (3/5) and his sanctions filing hearing is set for 3/18. Past Xyience posts: Leland Roling – PRIDE, Xyience, Zuffa, and you Bergeron files 90-page counterclaim against Xyience Fightlinker’s interview with Rich Bergeron

Rio Fight Club event tomorrow

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Press release buy the show @ full card @

K-1 World MAX 2008 Final 16

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

4/9 Hiroshima Prefectural Gym card line-up: Masato vs. Virgil Kalakoda Buakaw Por Pramuk vs. Albert Kraus Andy Souwer vs. Mike Zambidis Yoshihiro Sato vs. Murat Direkci Drago vs. GORI Artur Kyshenko vs. Jordan Tai Rosario Presti vs. Warren Stevelmans Chi Bin-Lim vs. Yasuhiro Kido Plus: Yuya Yamamoto vs. Marfio Canoletti HIROYA vs. Tsukasa Fuji

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