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Archive for May, 2008

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Not much broadsheet press for tonight’s WEC Sacramento event

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

I found these articles. I’m a bit puzzled. I will continue to search for any more articles on this topic… The Sacramento Bee: WEC primer for new fans Fox Sports: Jens Pulver still has drive to become a champ again New York Newsday: Can submission grappling be thrown on Jens Pulver’s resume as well? The […]

The early reviews for EXC on CBS are in…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Kimbo Slice’s fight is the top headline on Yahoo’s front page I’ll post some personal thoughts on the show soon, but one interesting trend I am already spotting… the show is generally getting positive or neutral coverage in the broadsheet media, whereas it is getting ripped apart by hardcore MMA writers and fans. MMA Predictions: […]

Elite XC 5/31 New Jersey event results

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

All PBP from our readers goes here. AOL Fanhouse weighs in.

Slice and Dice

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

There is a tremendous amount of broadsheet press coverage today in the States for tonight’s Elite XC event featuring Kimbo Slice. Make no mistake about it — that man is garnering some serious ink from the media types. It’s make or break tonight for Gary Shaw’s long-term future in MMA. The Canadian Press: Kimbo Slice […]

Stick-and-ball US sportswriters are throwing a fit about EXC on CBS

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

What a weekend this is going to be for MMA action, with the Elite XC special Saturday night on CBS and then Jens Pulver vs. Urijah Faber in front of 10,000+ fans at Arco Arena in Sacramento on Sunday night (TV: Versus Network). Expect a ton of broadsheet media coverage. Some of it will be […]

WEC audio interviews with Pulver & Faber

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Here are the direct links to some new audio interviews conducted with both WEC fighters regarding this Sunday’s event at Arco Arena in Sacramento: Urijah Faber: Part 1 | Part 2 Jens Pulver: Part 1 | Part 2

Today’s chalkboard (5/28/08)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Luke Thomas is looking for new writers. Hall of Fame Magazine: Gina Carano – quite a knockout The Hill (DC): UFC hires Washington D.C. lobbying firm MMA Payout: What UFC’s latest lobbying move is really all about The LA Times: “UFC attempts to be more controlling than other sports. UFC sounds like it’s trying to […]

Has UFC’s competition been priced out of the MMA market?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ralek Gracie at DREAM 4 in the dream grappling match you’ve all waited for. Onto today’s headlines. Steve Cofield: Audio of UFC 84 post-fight insanity AOL Fanhouse: Dana White rips reporter who called him ‘The White Don King’ TMZ: Jacko enjoys smacko through cracko Josh Gross: Many star fighters, but just […]

Analyzing the fallout from UFC 84

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Josh Barnett is booked for two upcoming Inoki Genome shows in Japan — 6/23 Tsukisamu Green Dome (Sapporo) and 8/15 in Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan. I added the RSS feed for The Long Beach Press-Telegram on the site. For some reason, the RSS feed doesn’t work on the clickthroughs. Not sure why it’s broken. Onto […]

UFC 84 discussion

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Quick sidenote: Our friend, Erin Bucknell, is looking for new writers/photographers to bring onto the MMACalifornia.net web site. If you’re in the state and can help her out, please contact her. Thanks. Results in full-page mode. Plus, Luke Thomas has an audio recap covering the UFC 84 event (audio here). Also added: Media headlines covering […]

A new game to play: Where in the world is Dana White

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

The Canadian Press: Bad blood and good fighters highlight UFC 84 card in Las Vegas Fox Sports: Breaking down UFC 84 – Sherk vs. Penn The Washington Post: Sean Sherk faces both BJ Penn and steroid issue The Dayton Daily News: Can Sean Sherk become the world’s top lightweight? The LA Times: Tito Ortiz’s UFC […]

Steroid talk dominates media heat-up for UFC 84 event

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Sherdog is bringing in a lot of new and veteran writing talent on their site now (including Loretta Hunt and Brian Knapp of TFN fame). It is definitely a positive move in the right direction. Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Coleman is officially canceled. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef has been booked for 6/15 at Yokohama […]

Fight Opinion Radio #81: UFC 84 preview and sabermetrics in MMA

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

We are joined this week by the man behind FightMetric.com to preview this Saturday’s UFC 84 event. We have predictions for all the major fights on the show, which includes usage of data from the Fight Metric web site. Plus, an interesting question is posed on the show about the future role of sabermetrics and […]

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