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Archive for August, 2008

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Quote of the week – Big John McCarthy

Monday, August 25th, 2008

From a new column on Fox Sports: Here’s the question: Kimbo Slice or Brock Lesnar? Which one is going to be the better mixed martial artist? I love how everyone is so quick to jump on or off either fighter’s bandwagon. Why is it that some MMA fans want to bring these guys down? They […]

Michigan MMA legislation

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

I received a message from a reader asking for more information about House Bill 4869, which is the name of the bill that the Michigan State House passed to legalize MMA in 2007. The reader wanted to know about the first amateur MMA fight held in Michigan and what types of procedures were followed (or […]

Sengoku 4 (8/24) at Saitama Super Arena

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The curse of the IFL continues, as Ryan Schultz lost to Mizuto Hirota by KO today. Eiji Mitsuoka pulled off a big win over Rodrigo Damm, and Satoru Kitaoka made Clay French submit. Full event results here and here. Keep your eye on this post for videos from today’s event. Update: For a second straight […]

Sales pitch for Know Your MMA

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

As you know by know, Know Your MMA has an ad on our site. I liked the concept of the new project, so naturally I was glad to help promote it. If you have not signed up for an account on Know Your MMA, you should check into it. Here is a message from the […]

Attrocious boxing scoring on display in Beijing

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I give the folks at Total MMA a lot of credit for liveblogging and covering the multitude of amateur boxing fights at the Beijing Olympics this year. They deserve praise from everyone for doing this. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to even start writing about the ‘amateur boxing’ has been put on display at […]

Angel Matos has a special message for Olympic officials

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

We’ve seen awful scoring during these Beijing Olympics in boxing (if you want to call it ‘boxing’ that you are watching there) and we’ve seen some controversial officiating in other combat-related sports during the games. Well, a competitor finally lost his mind and decided that he had enough. Meet Angel Matos. Matos is a Cuban […]

Report: UFC wants to run shows in Japan… again

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Dave Meltzer reporting: That’s only the first wave of planned expansion. Fertitta leaving his post as the highest-paid casino executive in Las Vegas to work full-time for UFC was with the goal of trying to duplicate the company’s U.S. success on a worldwide basis. There are even serious talks of running a regular schedule of […]

A scandal brewing in Kentucky

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Read all the details on the scandal here. Allegations of false blood work…

PR: Pro Elite Postpones September 20 Event in New Mexico

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Company cites need to effectively focus resources and promotion on remaining year-end events LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citing a desire to efficiently focus its promotional resources and ensure top talent for a series of televised yea-rend events, ProElite, Inc. (OTB:PELE.PK) today officially postponed the September 20 staging of its planned EliteXC mixed martial arts (MMA) event in […]

Eddie Bravo is toughening up Dan Hardy

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The fight coming up between Dan Hardy and Akihiro Gono at UFC 89 in October is going to be excellent to watch.

Quote of the Day – Violence

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Oh dear… But quite frankly, I wonder why more school shootings don’t occur. Given that it is in our nature to be violent, be it war, bullying, gladiators, Ultimate Fighting Championships, and what not, the question I ask is why all the shock and surprise?

Those ‘last days of PRIDE’ feelings are back…

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

That was my first reaction when reading this article. At least PRIDE went out with a bang on their last few shows (except the very last one with Jeff Monson beating Kazuyuki Fujita).

Sengoku 4 this weekend at Saitama Super Arena

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Amazingly quiet and little press coverage going into this weekend’s big show for World Victory Road. We know that the promotion has a show booked in Yoyogi for late September, but this weekend’s SSA event is critical for the promotion’s long-term financial health. They need to build momentum fast. Heavyweights: Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Valentijn Overeem […]

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