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Archive for June, 2008

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Media notes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The rest of this week looks to be slower than molasses for media coverage, and hopefully next week things pick up for the heat-up of Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Jackson. An attempt to put over WAMMA. The Independent (UK) has two articles (here and here) on Michael Bisping & Rosi Sexton, respectively.

About that UFC merchandising agreement…

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Josh Gross at Sports Illustrated sounds the alarm and Rob Maysey has further comments on the UFC merchandising contract being offered to fighters.

The big story of the day is…

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

… about UFC’s plans to run stadium shows in the UK. More information here and here.

Monday news & notes (6/23/08)

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

I have two new articles at MMA Memories (here and here), if you are interested in checking them out. The first article is my take on Lorenzo Fertitta’s increased role in UFC management and the second article is a laundry list of lessons that we all should learn from some of MMA’s big-money losers. The […]

Sunday off

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Back in action tomorrow. On a side note, here is a live event report for the Cage Force 7 show. If you have some money you can donate, I would recommend giving the author a donation to his site.

TUF 7 Finale (6/21 Las Vegas)

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

All reports, results, and commentary goes here.

TUF 7 Finale previews

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Make sure to get your picks in at MMA Predictions. Now, onto the many preview links…

The media heat-up for Saturday’s TUF Finale event

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I have a new article up at MMA Memories, which discusses the divide in MMA media circles regarding the Nick Diaz/KJ Noons post-match brawl in Hawaii last weekend. You can read that article by clicking here. If you want to subscribe to that site’s RSS feed, use this link. Onto today’s headlines.

Fight Opinion Radio #83: Writing the IFL’s obituary, and retirement talk for Matt Hughes

Friday, June 20th, 2008

On this week’s show, there is absolutely no talk regarding the announcement of Lorenzo Fertitta moving full-time to UFC. You’ll have to wait until next week’s show for that discussion. Instead, we have a length discussion about the recent BJJ Worlds event in Long Beach, a debate about the keyboard warriors who are calling for […]

Video of the Day: Rampage and Forrest

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

More reaction to Lorenzo Fertitta and his new UFC role

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Sorry about getting this up late online today, but I have a lot of on my plate (thankfully, all MMA-related). Not a whole lot of news today… Total MMA: Big for one’s britches (a must-read article) Politicker NV: Lorenzo Fertitta now fighting full-time (interesting insight) The Las Vegas Review-Journal: Ultimate challenge for Stations exec Fightlinker: […]

Server issues

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Don’t get me started on the fact that our site was down for most of the day today. Either a server switch is coming or we may create a permanent back-up site so that if one site doesn’t load, the back-up site will.

Lorenzo Fertitta shifts from the casino to UFC

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Kevin Iole – Lorenzo Fertitta steps into co-boss role of UFC with Dana White Bloody Elbow: Bad news for Dana and Lorenzo is taking a huge pay cut The Las Vegas Sun: Here a Fertitta, there a Fertitta Fightlinker: Lorenzo Fertitta comes on board 100% MMA Opinion: The Mobster and the Boxer Dave Meltzer’s thoughts […]

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