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Archive for July, 2008

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Josh Barnett: I’m not taking a pay cut if asked

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

We interviewed him on Wednesday night. We asked him about a report from Dave Meltzer, claiming that Affliction VP Tom Atencio would allegedly ask fighters to take a 50% pay cut to work the Las Vegas show in October. Barnett replied by saying that he was not going to take a pay cut to fight. […]

Jeremy Lappen interview at AOL Fanhouse

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Expanding upon comments he made to us in our interview with him last week, Elite XC’s Jeremy Lappen was interviewed by Michael David Smith and asked about what the future direction of the company is. In short, Mr. Lappen believes that the company is on the right track: Yeah, I think we’re doing very well […]

WEC media coverage gains steam for the heat-up to Sunday’s event

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Poll of the day: NBC Sports currently has a poll with the following question: After watching Fedor Emelianenko crush Tim Sylvia in spectacular fashion, which fighter do you think is most capable of beating him? Randy Couture was first with 47%, no one second at 27%, Andrei Arlovski third with 14%, Mirko Cro Cop fourth […]

Elite XC Stockton show payouts

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

From the desk of the CSAC: Jeremy Freitag – $2,500 Anthony Ruiz – $2,001 + $3,000 win bonus Shayna Baszler – $8,000 Cristiane Cyborg – $3,000 + $3,000 win bonus Jake Shields – $35,000 + $10,000 win bonus Nick Thompson – $25,000 Nick Diaz – $60,000 Thomas Denny – $8,500 David Douglas – $2,500 + […]

Kenny Florian’s new Martial Arts Center

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I don’t know too many details about his new school, but the school is set to have its grand opening in August. The location is: Florian Martial Arts Center 6 Webster Street Brookline, MA. 02446-4938

Don’t supposedly do drugs, kids – James Irvin & Justin Levens edition

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

He reportedly tested positive for the pain killers methadone and oxymorphone. Update: The CSAC just announced that Justin Levens, who fought on the Affliction 7/19 show, failed a drug test for… testing positive for Oxymorphone. Justin Levens, who was scheduled to compete at the Roy Englebrecht Promotions event sponsored by Affliction on July 19, 2008, […]

WEC 35 (8/3 Las Vegas) card line-up

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

This Sunday on Versus. WEC Welterweight Title match: Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura WEC Light Heavyweight Title match: Brian Stann vs. Steve Cantwell WEC Lightweight Title match: Jamie Varner vs. Marcus Hicks Micah Miller vs. Josh Grispi Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page Brock Larson vs. Carlo Prater Bias Avena vs. Dave Terrel Shane Roller vs. […]

TapouT (second season) premieres tomorrow on Versus

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

July 30th, 10 PM on Versus channel. Here is a podcast show talking about the upcoming season.

Are you buying or selling Tito Ortiz vs. Renato Babalu?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Any time you have headlines screaming ‘Pro fighters tasered, beaten in hotel room’, obviously your eyebrows raise up a little bit. One person is currently in a coma. Keep up-to-date on story developments at TKO Xtreme. Steve Cofield has stirred things up by reporting on Affliction wanting to book Tito Ortiz vs. Renato Babalu for […]

The real beatdown on Saturday night

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Ratings down 40% for second EXC on CBS show. I don’t think anyone is surprised.

Mark Davies: The truth about Zuffa’s business acumen

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Written by Mark Davies of StrictlyMMA.com The UFC is threatened in a way that it rarely has been. Affliction is a credible challenger, with discernible advantages in several areas. The deep-pocketed rival, and the mainstream attention it is getting, presents a challenge that even the late, lamented, PRIDE Fighting Championships never did. Affliction, Elite XC, […]

New person to head-up NY state athletic commission

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

More information available in this AP story. Further details here, here, and here. What does it mean for the future of boxing and MMA in the state of New York? Eddie Goldman has some commentary on the story.

Elite XC 7/26 Stockton, California

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Reports: MMA Weekly | MMA Mania | Bloody Elbow | MMA Junkie | Total MMA | Sherdog | Observer Get on the Cyborg bandwagon already.

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