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Archive for March, 2008

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Namedropping: Bob Sapp & BALCO

Monday, March 31st, 2008

(Hat tip: Mikeinformer.) As if things couldn’t get any worse for the giant from Seattle: Novitzky said 30 athletes were called to testify before the grand jury in 2003. Novitzky didn’t identify any of the athletes, but testified there was “some evidence” that professional wrestler Bob Sapp — who briefly played in the NFL — […]

Shamrock vs. Le attracts huge media coverage

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Takashi Hasegawa of Pancrase will be fighting Musse Hasselvall in Stockholm, Sweden on April 5th in an under 60kg fight at Superior Challenge. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an article on Xyience today, titled Having it all but seeing it fall. Tomorrow is supposed to be the date of the auction for the company. This […]

The one-year anniversary of PRIDE’s death

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

It was a year ago when the death of PRIDE, Japan’s largest MMA play, became a reality. A company that was ultimately sunk by charges of corruption eventually met its fate. That fate is still playing out in a Clark County, Nevada courtroom with PRIDE FC Worldwide Holdings LLC suing Nobuyuki Sakakibara and his production […]

Cung Le beats Frank Shamrock in San Jose

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Interesting show tonight. Full results here. Plus, a broken forearm. Some people must have won decent money betting on Le to win. Adam Swift labels the main event as ‘an instant classic.’ Also, Frank’s wife went to the hospital.

Leonard Garcia is in hot water with authorities

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The big story of the day is that WEC fighter Leonard Garcia has been arrested by police in a major cocaine trafficking ring that allegedly extended from Lubbock to El Paso, Texas. The Fight Network: Tim Sylvia may be set to announce he’s leaving UFC Sherdog: Nick Diaz speaks on CSAC The Long Beach Press-Telegram: […]

DREAM 4/29 Saitama card update (3/27)

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Middleweight GP 2008 tournament 4/29 Saitama Super Arena (3 PM) As it currently stands: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Andrews Nakahara (Kyokushin karate) Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Masakatsu Funaki Denis Kang vs. Gegard Mousasi

Quote of the Day – M-1 Global

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

From Leland Roling of MMA-Analyst.com: Zach Arnold called it… I bow to the Nostradamus of FightOpinion.com. The interesting part about all of this is that it very much seems like M-1 Global had less money than what was originally thought. Fedor’s demands were extremely high, and their European division wanted “glitz and glamour” over actual […]

Dana White interviewed by kamipro

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Here it is (in Japanese). I’ll keep the summary short, since most of what he told the interviewer is similar to other American interviews he has done. He ripped into the DREAM promotion, calling it minor-league and said that Mirko was tuning his game up in the minor league so that he could come back […]

Today’s clipboard of news

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Updates on state MMA regulation In Maryland and South Carolina. Interview notes With Matt Serra and Mark Cuban. Pancrase today at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Nova Uniao’s Marlon Sandro defeated Miki Shida in the main event today in R2 in 4’19 by KO. Sandro is now the #1 contender for the KOP Featherweight crown. In […]

WEC 3/26 card preview

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

TV: Versus Network Commentators: Todd Harris & Frank Mir Tonight is red meat for the hardcores. Here’s the line-up: Doug “Rhino” Marshall vs. Brian Stann Chael Sonnen vs. Bryan Baker Ed Ratcliff vs. Marcus Hicks Steve Cantwell vs. Tim McKenzie Hiromitsu Miura vs. Bias Avena John Alessio vs. Brock Larson Sergio Gomez vs. Rich Crunkilton […]

Monday morning quarterback (3/24/08)

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Interesting link of the day is that MMA Madness is up for sale. AOL Fanhouse: Bidding wars coming to MMA? EXC could use CBS deal to add UFC talent The Dayton Daily News (OH): CBS deal could help EXC lure new talent Steve Sievert: Much at stake as CBS readies first shot at MMA Gary […]

Thursday talk radio: Fight Opinion meets BetUS

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Jeff Thaler and I did an interview with Damon at BetUS.com this afternoon. Here is the direct audio link. Mainichi Daily News: Antonio Inoki opens wrestling pub in Fukuoka (hat tip: Mikeinformer) Larry Vollmer Jr.: First thoughts on ‘Iron Ring’ Alex Marvez: Steroids and scandal have had little impact on pro-wrestling fans (and similarly with […]

Maryland MMA legislation stalled

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

WJZ: Maryland senate divided on ultimate fighting The Washington Examiner: Lawmakers delay approval of MMA

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