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Thursday night trash talk (2/28/08)

By Zach Arnold | February 28, 2008

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  1. The Canadian Press: UFC celebrates beer sponsorship deal while talking up middleweight matchup
  2. The Canadian Press: Josh Koscheck doesn’t understand why he’s booed at UFC events
  3. Darren Rovell (CNBC): This Bud(weiser) is for UFC — wise move?
  4. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A-B links up with UFC
  5. The San Luis Obispo-Tribune: Chuck Liddell will appear at fundraiser for Supervisor Jerry Lenthall
  6. Five Ounces of Pain: Eddie Alvarez to fight at DREAM 3/15 Saitama event
  7. Fightlinker: Ryo Chonan is broke
  8. MMA Analyst: UFC gains new blue-chip sponsor, doors of opportunity are wide open
  9. MMA Madness: The strategy of Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson
  10. Total MMA: Silva, Henderson, then… everybody else?
  11. Fightmetric: Fightmetric now on Yahoo
  12. MMA Betting: UFC 82 picks and predictions – who ya bettin on?
  13. TKO Xtreme: TKO 32 – Ultimate preview

Topics: Canada, DREAM, Media, MMA, UFC, Zach Arnold | 5 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

5 Responses to “Thursday night trash talk (2/28/08)”

  1. Chuck says:

    I feel for Ryo Chonan, but until he gets another fight it looks like he should get a day job, at the very least a part-time job. If he went to Thailand to touch-up his Muay Thai, then why didn’t he stay in Thailand and try to get some pro Muay Thai fights? They make money. It’s not like Savate fighters in France who don’t get payed for fighting (it’s all amateur I believe).

  2. Samscaff says:

    Yeah, a real smart idea to fight Muay Thai fights in Thailand on his off time.

    Are you kidding me? Sure, maybe he’d make a buck, but certainly not $20000+ per fight he’s making now.

    Not only that but he’d get split wide open by a flying knee or elbow, and would that do him any good? I dont think so.

  3. cyphron says:

    The greatest outcome of the Bud signing is that most media outlets and pundits have to come to the realization that MMA has hit the big times and become a real sport, even in their biased eyes. They have to grudgingly respect it as more than a fad.

  4. IceMuncher says:

    Yep, you pretty much nailed it. Although the guaranteed income from the Bud Light sponsorship has got to be nice, the respectability and prestige that comes with having one of the biggest sports sponsors in the world (if not the biggest) is worth even more.

    The 18-35 male demographic is the most sought after demographic for advertisers, and the vast majority of the UFC’s viewers are smack dab in the middle of it. You can bet your house that A-B isn’t going to be the only big company that makes a sponsorship deal with the UFC in the upcoming year.

  5. 45 Huddle says:

    Even when older sports fans now watch a UFC… Seeing a sponsor like Bud Light will make it seem legit. I don’t think it is something people actually think about. It is more of a subconcious thing. But seeing Mickey’s on a mat makes an event seem minor league by comparison.

    Does anybody else think the only way we see the Arlovski or Koscheck fights on Saturday is if they lose? It kind of ruins the outcome for me if I they show it as a prelim…. Cause I will know who won before it happens.

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