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Steroid talk dominates media heat-up for UFC 84 event

By Zach Arnold | May 23, 2008

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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 Arena.

Onto today’s other headlines.

  1. The New York Times: Three rounds with Tito Ortiz
  2. The Long Beach Press-Telegram: One last stance – Tito Ortiz’s final UFC fight this Saturday
  3. Sherdog: All-in BJ Penn
  4. The Wall Street Journal: Beat cops (including a mention of Sean Gannon
  5. AOL Fanhouse: ESPN.com’s second MMA Live show runs down Sherk/Penn for UFC 84
  6. Fox Sports: BJ Penn – ‘I want to keep the title legitimately’
  7. Kevin Iole: BJ Penn won’t let Sean Sherk forget
  8. The LA Times: BJ Penn pulls no punch about steroids
  9. Josh Gross: ‘The Prodigy’ speaks… again
  10. The Canadian Press: BJ Penn, Sean Sherk tone down war of words ahead of UFC 84
  11. The Las Vegas Sun: UFC exposure makes Vegas band Hard 8 a good bet to hit it big
  12. Jason Probst: Shaw-White feud could be MMA’s Arum and King
  13. The Vegas Eye: Jason “The Punisher” Lambert comes to Vegas
  14. Ben Fowlkes: No ifs, ands or buts — Wanderlei Silva needs a victory at UFC 84
  15. Watertown TAB & Press (MA): Watertown is home to world-class BJJ school named Kimura BJJ Academy
  16. MMA Junkie: Performify’s lines and picks for UFC 84
  17. Fightlinker at BetUS: The bettor’s guide to UFC 84 underdogs
  18. The Maryland Daily Record: Get ready for MMA bouts in Maryland, but first matches aren’t likely to be held until 2009
  19. MMA HQ: UFC 84 event preview (Dr. J is not on the Keith Jardine bandwagon here)
  20. MMA Madness: BJ Penn not a vampire, wants bad blood anyway
  21. MMA Analyst: EXC hangs on May 31st, UFC looms in the shadows
  22. Adam Swift: Pro Elite Q1 2008 report – ugly numbers
  23. MMA Opinion: UFC champions – strengths, weaknesses, and challengers
  24. Charles Jay: Is there a future for the women’s MMA game?

Topics: DREAM, Japan, K-1, Media, MMA, Pro Elite, UFC, Zach Arnold | 5 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

5 Responses to “Steroid talk dominates media heat-up for UFC 84 event”

  1. Grape Knee High says:

    The remnants of DSE in FEG are clearly trying to make up for the fact that they weren’t able to kill Sakuraba the first time around.

  2. Ddneokos says:

    I would like all of the mma blogs who reported falsely that Sakuraba was out of the GP to apologize for misinforming that MMA public.

    Same thing goes for reporting Aoki was out too.

  3. liger05 says:

    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Melvin Manhoef could be brutal. I have an image of Sakuraba taking blow after blow after blow and the ref not stepping in.

  4. PizzaChef says:

    Yikes. This is going to be a depressing June….AGAIN. Benoit dies last year. This year June better be good for me. I hope Shimada won’t ref the Sakuraba fight.

  5. IceMuncher says:

    Anybody catch the weigh-in? Tito’s shirt was awesome. Those two need to step into a boxing ring. I don’t think it would solve anything, but it’d be awesome to watch those two slug it out.

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