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Archive for July, 2008

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TapouT is now a sponsor of Kimbo Slice

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Press release KIMBO AND TAPOUT PARTNER TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE APPAREL LINE Grand Terrace, CA (July 28, 2008) – TapouT, the premier mixed martial arts apparel, gear and lifestyle brand, announced today that the company will sponsor MMA superstar Kimbo Slice and create a joint apparel line under the TapouT brand. TapouT will be Kimbo’s exclusive […]

Not much mainstream media coverage for EXC Stockton event

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Tito Ortiz has been generating good press in the Phoenix media market for an upcoming blood drive this weekend in the area. Writing the obituary on the IFL. The Seattle PI: Elite XC is ready for round two The Oklahoman: Frank Shamrock steps behind the mic for Elite XC icLiverpool (UK): Cage Gladiators roll into […]

In the mail today…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

… Becoming the Natural: My Life In and Out of the Cage, by Randy Couture w/ Loretta Hunt. If any publishers or merchandisers are interested in adding me to mailing lists to check out products in advance, use the contact form to get a hold of me.

Fight Opinion Radio special: Jeremy Lappen (EXC)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Jeremy Lappen, one of the big bosses of Elite XC, joined us on the program this week to talk about this Saturday’s Elite XC event at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA. Check out the event’s fight card by going to You can purchase tickets for this Saturday’s event on TicketMaster. This special edition […]

GSP on Fitch: “I’m better than he is”

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Georges St. Pierre seems very confident that he will beat Jon Fitch in August. ‘I’m better than he is.’ AOL Fanhouse has a preview of this weekend’s EXC show on CBS. Today, we have a motley selection of articles. No real theme or direction, just some news items to read. The Arizona Republic: Tito Ortiz […]

Interview notes with Jeremy Lappen

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

We will have the audio posted on the site later of an interview we conducted last night with Jeremy Lappen. With that said, a few items from the interview that were addressed: – In regards to whether or not Elite XC will be on Fox Sports Net, it seems more positive than negative at this […]

The Affliction web traffic boom

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Our traffic numbers on the site increased 50% over the course of the weekend of July 19th (18th Fri, 19th Sat, 20th Sunday). Well, at least we know the hardcore MMA fans online were excited. To put the traffic #’s into context… usually in the Summer months, traffic takes a real nosedive (especially because the […]

UFC scores huge rating for Silva/Irvin

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

2.1 cable rating, which is tremendous. Check out the CompuStrike stats for the 7/19 event.

Did Spike TV buy positive UFC coverage from The Big Lead?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Read Steve Cofield for more details. For those who don’t follow general mainstream sports blogs in the States, TBL is a popular web site that made a name for itself by having interviews with sportswriters Jason Whitlock and Tony Kornheiser.

EXC 8/16 Fresno, California

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Debi Purcell announced that she has been booked on this show. She is looking for sponsors, so if you are interested you can get a hold of her camp at

Ole Miss BJJ school

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Recently, they released an update discussing what is currently happening at their training facility (BJJ & submission wrestling). The school is located in Oxford, MS. at the University of Mississippi. If you want to sign up and join their school, the fee is $10 USD/month. The instructors are Neil Tabor and Corey Abdeen. For more […]

DREAM coverage in Japan

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The top headline in the major newspapers is the fact that the fans at the show heavily booed Yoshihiro Akiyama. The claimed attendance was 11,986. There is discussion of Kiyoshi Tamura working the DREAM 6 show on 9/23 at Saitama Super Arena. The ‘golden time’ telecast reportedly drew a 10.0 rating overall, with the highest […]

Video: Fedor vs. Sylvia

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Plus, a bonus video… the return of Jerry Millen.

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