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Archive for May, 2008

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Today’s chalkboard (5/22/08)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

We should have an audio preview of this upcoming UFC event either available tonight or early tomorrow morning. New Hampshire is preparing for MMA legislation. Onto today’s headlines. The Las Vegas Sun: The art in UFC’s violence – fighters, emotion, blood captured in book, exhibit The Las Vegas Sun: Glorified jock posters or art, project […]

Will Affliction draw serious money promoting events?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The upcoming Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Maurice Smith fight for Sengoku 3 on 6/8 at Saitama Super Arena is being pushed in the Japanese media as a battle between two fighters who are a combined 85 years old. Onto today’s headlines. The Long Beach Press-Telegram: Affliction throws itself into the mix (note the comment about not […]

Gus Johnson is ready to run wild, brother

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Intriguingly, Gus Johnson of CBS Sports will be the play-by-play man for the Elite XC debut show on CBS. I have ribbed Mauro Ranallo about this in the past, but make no mistake about it – Johnson (in an interview with Bill Simmons on ESPN) was very serious about getting into MMA. You can’t go […]

Welcome to the fight business

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

There is some controversy growing about a cancelation of Anderson Silva’s seminar in the Houston area. Jared Barnes has all the details right here. What makes the story interesting is that in a May 5th news update on our site, we posted a link to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel news article titled UFC champions Antonio […]

Ortiz/White feud continues to draw media attention

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Todd Martin: BJ Penn vs. Sean Sherk showdown should be classic grudge match The Sun (UK): BJ Penn hits back at Sean Sherk Michael Bisping: It’s doomsday for Jason Day ESPN The Magazine: MMA submission – Kung Fu Panda Kevin Iole: Mike Tyson fight or no, Kimbo Slice is no freakshow Sam Caplan: ‘TUF’ coaches […]

Today’s chalkboard (5/16/08)

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I have been busy working on various projects, which have kept me preoccupied for a while now. I am hopeful that within the next month, order will be restored and that I will be able to write some op-eds and give more analysis on what is currently happening in the MMA business. For the time […]

Today’s chalkboard (4/14/08)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Fox Sports: Tito Ortiz — ‘I plan on fighting for three more years’ Fox Sports: IFL is seeking buyers for the troubled league Sherdog: IFL changes while seeking a future Fight Hype: Christopher Bell — ‘What’s really the big deal about steroids?’ Setanta Sports (UK): Keith Jardine – legend slayer The Calgary Sun: Workout with […]

Interested in Mayhem vs. Sakuraba?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

DREAM 4 is set for June 15th at Yokohama Arena. Any desire to see Mayhem Miller vs. Kazushi Sakuraba in a fight? The claimed paid attendance for DREAM 3 at Saitama Super Arena on the 11th was 21,789. USA Today: Interview with Josh Barnett PR: Nonprofit organizes May 15th run in Vegas to raise funds […]

‘Redbelt’ draws mostly positive mainstream media reviews

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Total MMA: DREAM 3 live results The Seattle PI: Ivan Salaverry’s last stand? BC Local News (Canada): Fighting against MMA Penn Live (Entertainment): ‘Redbelt’ is an oddly intriguing Mamet mix The Denton Record-Chronicle (TX): Finding the art of fighting The Ventura County Star: Meeting Kimbo Slice The LA Times: On the mat with David Mamet […]

DREAM 3 ordered card line-up

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Featherweights: Takeshi Yamazaki vs. Shoji Maruyama Middleweight GP: Jason Miller vs. Katsuyori Shibata Middleweight GP: Melvin Manhoef vs. Kim Dae Won Lightweights: Daisuke Nakamura vs. Jung Bu-Kyung DREAM Welterweight contender’s match: Nick Diaz vs. Katsuya Inoue Lightweight GP: Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Buscape Lightweight GP: Joachim Hansen vs. Eddie Alvarez Lightweight GP: Kaoru Uno vs. […]

Adrenaline MMA

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Their web site is here. Their debut event is on June 14th at the Sears Centre in the Chicago area. Matches announced for the debut show include: Jeff Monson vs. Mike Russow Terry Martin vs. Daiju Takase Brian Gassaway vs. Tony Fryklund

(Dis)organized chaos with Cro Cop

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

There are plenty of rumors that Mirko Cro Cop will face Jerome Le Banner or Sergey Kharitonov at a future DREAM event. Well, maybe that won’t happen after all.

Report: Mark Dion files lawsuit against Brandon Vera

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

When we interviewed Mark Dion recently on Fight Opinion Radio, we asked him a lot of questions relating to his arbitration case against Brandon Vera. Included in the laundry list of questions were questions regarding the way Dana White behaves when it comes to doing business. Well, according to Adam Swift, Mark Dion has plenty […]

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