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Archive for April, 2008

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Thursday trash talk: Way too much media coverage

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

The Vaughan Today (Canada): Mark Bocek set for UFC 83 Yahoo Sports: ‘Ace’ plays the cards he’s been dealt WEYI NBC25: Fedor to fight on July 19th TSN (Canada): GSP determined to regain title at UFC 83 Business Wire (press release): Chuck Liddell signs ‘potential’ multi-million dollar deal with Iceman Rx Inc. Setanta Sports (UK): […]

Bisping vs. McCarthy continues to draw huge press coverage

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Forbes: Ultimate Cash Machines (article includes a claim that there have been billion-dollar offers to buy the company) MMA Payout: Ken Shamrock sues Zuffa LLC The Canadian Press: Players respect MMA fighters The Globe & Mail (Canada): Montreal mayhem promises to be big hit The Telegraph (UK): Michael Bisping set for Charles McCarthy UFC clash […]

UFC 83 prediction contest

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Justin at the MMA Betting Blog is running a contest for everyone to participate in regarding predictions for the upcoming UFC 83 event. There is no entry free and $500 in cash is being awarded (1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $50) to the top three winners. I wish everyone who participates in […]

Today’s chalkboard (4/16/08)

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Before we head to today’s news links, I wanted to give a tip of the cap to Michael David Smith over at AOL Fanhouse. MDS has been spearheading a big effort over at that web site to increase the volume of MMA coverage, feeling that there was clearly an underserved need for legitimate MMA writing […]

Tax day stack ‘o stuff (4/15/08)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Eddie Goldman has a new radio show, reviewing the recent YAMMA Pit Fighting event. A preview: This show was well-received by the fans in attendance, who cheered the victors in the two Masters’ Superfights, Oleg Taktarov and Pat Smith, and the one-night, eight-man single elimination heavyweight tournament, Travis Wiuff. Onto today’s headlines.

Reports: Choi Hong-Man out of the fight game for three years

Monday, April 14th, 2008

From Yeo Jong-Hoon News story and interview. It appears that Choi Hong-Man will head to the Korean army training center on April 21st. He decided to head to the army and not postpone because he could have been in trouble with South Korea’s military laws. It is very difficult to get a visa for him. […]

UFC loses both Jake O’Brien and its credibility

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Buried amongst the YAMMA headlines on Saturday morning came the news that the UFC have released Jake O’Brien from his UFC contract with Palace Fighting Championships likely to be his next destination. The 10-1 heavyweight who is fresh off a loss to Andrei Arlovski had two fights remaining on his contract and was widely considered […]

Matt Serra starting to gain some more media traction

Monday, April 14th, 2008

We have a lot to get to today, so let’s waste no time. Marketwire: Aussie Soles signs a deal with Matt Serra The Canadian Press: Mark Bocek used to school UFC owners The Rochester Post-Bulletin (MN): It was a big night for Travis Wiuff in Atlantic City Jake Rossen: YAMMA Pit Fighting — the latest […]

Sunday news review (4/13/08)

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Just wanted to give my thanks to everyone for the amount of support we’ve received recently. This site is a full-time job whether we like it or not and I cannot strongly say ‘thank you’ enough to everyone for continuing to back us. It means a lot to me. I promise that I will get […]

Today’s chalkboard (4/12/08)

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Main matches from today’s IGF event at Osaka Prefectural Gym: Naoya Ogawa defeated Travis Tomko in 11’43 with a choke sleeper and Josh Barnett defeated The Predator in 11’01 with a cross heel-hold (photo here). Jan “The Giant” Nortje defeated Montanha Silva in 4’44 by disqualification. The Peterborough Examiner: UFC jitters take toll on first-time […]

Fight Opinion Radio #79: Mark Dion

Friday, April 11th, 2008

We’re back this week with an intriguing spotlight interview featuring Mark Dion of City Boxing. Mark talks about his recent experiences in arbitration in regards to being owed money by former client Brandon Vera, along with details about some of the past meetings he has had with UFC. A very intriguing and timely interview. Plus, […]

TUF 8 tryouts take place in Boston

Friday, April 11th, 2008

The Boston Herald: Aspiring fighters chase UFC glory at TUF 8 tryouts Spiked Online (UK): A bloody exciting sport The Winnipeg Sun (Canada): Stay hungry, handlers say to Joe Doerksen Sportsnet (Canada): Jason MacDonald diary The Oregonian: Matt Serra overcomes obstacles The Edmonton Metro News (Canada): Bean there, done that for Butterbean The Fayetteville Observer […]

Josh Barnett talks about Shayna Baszler

Friday, April 11th, 2008

From the man himself: Before Shayna made her way to cage last night we had game plan, worked on concepts and strategies and all were on the same page. But when her entrance music kicked in everything seemed to go out the window and like subjects for which her song was inspired and named for, […]

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