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Archive for June, 2008

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UFC 86 event preview

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I have a quick preview of the show right here at For additional thoughts on certain matches on the UFC 86 card, we turn to Kid Nate of fame to answer some questions we have about this upcoming show.

Eddie Goldman interviews Thomas Hauser

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Download the interview here. Listen to the interview and give me your thoughts about what Mr. Hauser says about MMA.

Bill Gates and UFC

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Yet another rich man stepping into the MMA world? Haven’t you heard the fabulous news that he’s going to fight in the evil Octagon?

Changes in embedded site feeds

Monday, June 30th, 2008

As you may have noticed, we are slowly but surely changing the feeds currently embedded on our site. We’re going to be adding some new feeds and perhaps getting rid of some that aren’t making the cut. A couple of things that are brought up because of these changes: 1) There is so much MMA-related […]

Monday morning review (6/30/08)

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Here’s a report claiming that Delaware could soon ban MMA. Jake Rossen asks whether or not we should care about Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 86. It harkens back to a debate hardcores love to have online, which is how effective or ineffective UFC has been in marketing Jackson (as compared to Chuck […]

K-1 2008 Japan GP in Fukuoka (6/29/08)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Report here. The claimed attendance was 6,927 (not super).

Revamping embedded RSS feeds

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

As you might have noticed lately, a lot of the various audio feeds that we embedded on the site to different MMA radio shows are either not being updated or the content is sporadic. In short, that is not on our end — there’s just a lack of regular audio content, lately, which surprises us. […]

The Drew Fickett/Mark Pavelich feud

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Keep your eyes open to this little spat between fighter and promoter. Start with this MMA Rated post. That link went to a post that originally had audio which they purported to be of a voicemail message from Mark Pavelich. After we linked to that post, the audio clip has been pulled from their site. […]

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The author of is asking readers to check out his web site and send him feedback to Help him out, if you can. Many thanks. Personally, I like the site. I’m not sure where it fits in with Fight Metric, CompuStrike, etc. however.

Melendez loses in Strikeforce: What’s next for Gilbert?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Josh Thomson beat him tonight in San Jose. If a video of the fight surfaces, we’ll link to it. For those of us stuck in Comcast-land, getting HDNet Fights is not easy unless you have a dish. I’d love to see HDNet Fights put some of their recent content in embeddable video format (like MSNBC) […]

Today’s chalkboard (6/26/08)

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I have a new article up at MMA Memories discussing the prospects of Urijah Faber vs. Kid Yamamoto happening. It’s a fight that I think we all want to see, but it will be a very complicated process politically to get it booked. Business Week: Giving UFC its proper due The Stockton Record (CA): EXC […]

Fight Opinion Radio #84: Zuffa’s new marketing rights agreement

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

This week, it’s the return of Judge Jeff Thaler and our honorable guest on the show is Rob Maysey of fame. Rob recently posted an article about Zuffa LLC’s new marketing rights agreement that fighters are supposedly being offered and asked to sign. We’ll talk about all of the positives and negatives of the […]

A setback for Matt Hughes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

NBC Sports is reporting that Matt Hughes suffered a torn MCL in his left knee during his UFC 85 London fight against Thiago Alves. On his personal web site, Hughes says that he has a torn MCL & partially torn PCL. Fortunately, the ACL in the left knee was not torn or else that would […]

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