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Monday news & notes (3/10/08)

By Zach Arnold | March 10, 2008

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The big story of the day is this New York Times article talking about UFC’s upcoming campaign to get MMA legalized in New York state. Apparently, UFC will have a new web site called MMA Facts to try to positively persuade public opinion about the business.

  1. The Dayton Daily News (OH): Diego Saraiva has impressive showing to garner first AFL lightweight title
  2. Steve Sievert: WEC remains content going solo
  3. Total MMA: Ken Shamrock is a fraud
  4. Fightlinker: Roy Nelson knows more about chokes than Dan Henderson
  5. Fight Metric: Total Performance Report for Cage Rage 25 event last Saturday
  6. Jarry Park (Audio): Interview with KJ Noons
  7. The Fightworks Podcast (Audio): Interview with Wellington “Megaton” Dias
  8. Jake Rossen: Red and Green – The Fedor Fiasco
  9. Sam Caplan: What will CBS think about the Melvin Costa situation?
  10. MMA California: Miletich seminar in San Jose
  11. MMA Payout: Ready for prime time? EXC on CBS
  12. MMA Analyst: Chuck Liddell thinks he can defeat Fedor… sigh
  13. Compustrike: Stats for ROC 3/7 event carried on HDNet

Topics: Media, MMA, Pro Elite, UFC, UK, WEC, Zach Arnold | 11 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

11 Responses to “Monday news & notes (3/10/08)”

  1. The Melvin Costa situation is a total farce. Like it or not, the popularity of MMA caters to a male demographic that’s been virtually ignored by boxing the past 20 years (18-34 White, Male Demographic). Given the abundance of white hopes, and middle class frat boys entering the cage, sooner or later some wanna-be hero will come out of the woods to represent a segment of society that most of us loathe. I guess that day finally arrived.

  2. Daniel Key says:

    Most interesting thing about that MMAFacts site is that Matt Lindland is profiled on the ‘Athletes’ page. Zuffa thinking of bringing him back?

  3. cyphron says:

    Total MMA has some of the best writing on the Interweb right now. It has very professional writing for a a fan site. I dig it.

    MMAfacts.com has a really good bio page that is interesting. I wonder if it’s done by an independent group hired by the UFC? It has Matt Lindland on it.

  4. Gygax says:

    In addition to the Lindland bio, the main image on the “history” page is of the Cage Rage fighting surface.

  5. Brandt says:

    I wonder if Cage Rage will sue them? They should send a cease and desist just for fun. I’m actually creating a site (with the help of other bloggers) similar to the UFC “Fact Site” without the crazy bias. Our site will be better though. 😉

  6. Samscaff says:

    Wow, well the coverage of UFC-MMA Lobbying in New York certainly is being buried now.

    A Governor who gets caught red-handed for hiring a hooker. Thats so juicy no one is going to care about legalizing MMA for at least a few months.

  7. The picture of Jardine is the best thing on the facts site.

  8. 45 Huddle says:

    The article by Jake Rossen was one of the best I have read on Sherdog in a long time. He is spot on about Fedor.

    I checked out the MMA Facts Website. It is nice. Shows how it can benefit the state, which when it comes down to it, is all the politicans care about.

    I thought MMA was regulated in Mass.

  9. Ultimo_Santa says:

    Chuck “I lost to Kieth Jardine” Liddell thinks he can beat Fedor?

    Uh-huh.

    Fedor would ground and pound Liddell into unconsciousness, and by the time Chuck wakes up, his mohawk will be back in style.

  10. smoogy says:

    Nice to see we finally have an extensive copy of the Zuffa Myth in PDF form.

    FACT: SEG hated any form of rules/regulations and fighters were still bringing brass knuckles and pythons into the cage before the Zuffa purchase.

    FACT: MMA was invented in 1993.

  11. Dave says:

    “I thought MMA was regulated in Mass.”

    I think its a lot like how it is in CT — its OK on Indian territory or in casinos, but maybe not anywhere else in the state. I’ve been to amateur fights in Mass, so who really knows.

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