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Archive for September, 2008

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Report: UFC 93 set for Ireland

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Eurosport UK is reporting that UFC 93 will take place on January 17th at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Proposed main event? Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell or Mauricio Shogun.

Perception or reality about EXC

Monday, September 29th, 2008

It feels like there is zero heat for this Saturday’s EXC show in South Florida with Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice. Fair assessment or inaccurate? Meanwhile, here’s an interesting SEC filing by Pro Elite today: UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION September 3, 2008 ORDER GRANTING CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 […]

Interested in Xande Ribeiro vs. Hidehiko Yoshida?

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Sengoku is teasing that this match could be booked soon. Interestingly enough, the gimmick for the match may revolve around an old “Showa” Japanese pro-wrestling match stipulation from the 1970s era — a ‘jacket match.’ Only back then, they were called Judo Jacket matches.

King Mo and his umbrella

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

The pro-wrestling gimmick assigned to him by Sengoku involves him having a ‘beautiful Japanese queen’ at his side at all times. (a King must have a queen. See? See?)

Sengoku 9/28 Tokyo, Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I event results

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

No attendance was given for this show (this is becoming a tradition for Sengoku). Jorge Masvidal defeated Ryan Schultz in R1 in 1’57 by referee stoppage. Kiuma Kunioku defeated A Sol Kwon after 3R by a 3-0 judges’ decision. Middleweight GP Series 2008: Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Evangelista Cyborg in R1 in 0’25 by tap-out (injury). […]

K-1 South Korea ratings report

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Report by Yeo Jong-Hoon K-1 aired live at XTM & TVN this past weekend. PM 4:00 ~ 9:40. almost 5 hours. XTM & TVN are popular cable tv channels. CJ Media owns both channels. XTM rating = 3.39% (share 14.79%) No.1 at that time on cable. Peak: Choi Hong-Man vs Badr Hari 3 round’s last […]

K-1 9/27 Seoul World GP 2008 results

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

All match results here. Claimed attendance was 15,729. This site has videos of the Seoul fights. 12/6 Yokohama Arena (final eight) GP card line-up: Peter Aerts vs. Badr Hari, Ewerton Teixeira vs. Errol Zimmerman, Gokhan Saki vs. Ruslan Karaev, and Remy Bonjasky vs. Jerome Le Banner.

Article of the Day: Sam Caplan on how to build an MMA promotion

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Reading material that will generate a good amount of reaction. Runner up AOTD: Rampage thinks Michael Bisping can beat Dan Henderson and eventually beat Anderson Silva.

Illegal MMA fight club broken up in New York

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

In Cortland, New York (reported by Syracuse media).

Kimbo Slice interview on 9/25 edition of PTI (ESPN)

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Audio link here. This was not a good interview at the beginning, even with Dan Le Batard asking most of the questions. It improved a little bit towards the middle with Kimbo doing his best Dusty Rhodes impersonation as a common man. “James Thompson fought in Pancrase over in Japan.” “He has a good chin.” […]

Gina Carano’s weighty issues

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

She’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more! Carano said she has hired a nutritionist and added, “I’ve got really high expectations for this weigh-in.” When’s the last time you heard a fighter say, “I’ve got really high expectations” for a weigh-in? In an interview with UGO, Carano addressed the topic […]

HDNet makes $650,000 USD offer for IFL assets

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Form 8-K filing. In addition to $650,000 for the assets, the filing claims HDNet’s offer includes accepting some of the IFL’s liabilities.

Josh Barnett statement on CBS rumors

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

In response to a report on Bloody Elbow tonight, Josh Barnett has released the following statement: I read somewhere that I had declined the fight because I would have had to take a pay cut. I suppose others may also formulate some story about me declining the fight for other reasons. I never decelned to […]

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