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Archive for October, 2008

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Let’s go trick-or-treating at Dana White’s house

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Dana White wants you to know that he’s not going to stiff you with f*%&%*! small candy bars if you go to his house for trick-or-treating.

Sengoku 11/1 Saitama Super Arena card

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Update: Jordan Breen has an event preview here. As it stands today: Light Heavyweights: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Moise Rimbon (just added to the fight card) Lightweight GP Series (Reserve Match): Jorge Masvidal vs. Bang Seung Hwan Lightweight GP Series semi-final #1: Satoru Kitaoka vs. Eiji Mitsuoka Lightweight GP Series semi-final #2: Kazunori Yokota vs. […]

Today’s chalkboard: HDNet buys IFL assets, Patry leaves TKO, WEC 11/5 Florida card

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

HDNet buys out the IFL’s assets, Stephane Patry has left the TKO promotion, and WEC’s November 5th Florida event has a great line-up on the card. Plus: Satoshi Ishii to announce his entry into MMA officially and Yoshihiro Akiyama wins a Style Icon Award.

Dave Meltzer’s comments on UFC paying for media coverage

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Dave Meltzer comments on Dana White’s recent claims in a UFC YouTube video that the company paid Scott Ferrall to promote UFC-related events.

Report: Satoshi Ishii to make MMA debut at Dynamite

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Sports Nippon is reporting that Satoshi Ishii will make his MMA debut for K-1 on 12/31 in Saitama.

Steve Barry: Seth Petruzelli contract shows no knockout bonus, contradicting the claims of Jeremy Lappen

Monday, October 27th, 2008

MMA writer Steve Barry of MMA Convert has found some interesting data that contradicts claims by Elite XC boss Jeremy Lappen regarding the issue of Seth Petruzelli having a ‘knockout bonus’ in his fight contract.

The media tries to psychoanalyze UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva had some fun in his fight last Saturday night against Patrick Cote. The same media writers that bought into Dana White’s hype of Silva being the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world are now trashing Silva for supposedly not taking his fight against Cote seriously enough.

UFC 90 (10/25 Chicago)

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Anderson Silva defeated Patrick Cote and Thiago Alves defeated Josh Koscheck in the co-main event headliner for UFC 90 in Chicago, Illinois.

Radio: Eddie Goldman has had it with American MMA

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Fight writer and radio commentator Eddie Goldman believes that American fight promoters (UFC, Elite XC, Affliction) have dumbed down Mixed Martial Arts, but to the point of no return?

Quote of the Day – T. Jay Thompson

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

T. Jay Thompson, in a recent CBS Sports interview with Sam Caplan, addressed the relationship between Elite XC & Kimbo Slice, the stand-up scandal involving Slice & Seth Petruzelli, and the internal politics that caused chaos in Elite XC.

Mark Davies: If Elite XC was paying for stand-up fights, what is the UFC paying for?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Guest columnist Mark Davies of writes that there may be a double standard between fans who were upset about what Elite XC was doing in regards to encouraging fighters to stand-up and the current method of encouragment that UFC endorses for fighters with the use of their bonus system.

Satoshi Ishii: Not aiming for 2012 London Olympic games

Friday, October 24th, 2008

He’s the hottest non-MMA prospect in Japan and the top fight promotions want to bring him in for their NYE evens. Japanese judoka Satoshi Ishii indicated that he would not participate in judo at the 2012 London Olympic games, opening the door possibility for a conversion into the fight world.

Keith Kizer of the NSAC confirms Sam Caplan’s reported source on Elite XC stand-up scandal

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Florida DBPR seemed apprehensive from the start in regards to opening up an investigation on the Kimbo Slice/Seth Petruzelli fight that Elite XC promoted on October 4th in Sunrise, Florida. Unfortunately for Elite XC, Petruzelli opened his mouth on a radio interview in Orlando and both the fight & general sports media started applying pressure. On Thursday, the DBPR ‘cleared’ Elite XC of any wrong-doing, despite the fact that T. Jay Thompson came out publicly and said that he thought there was a special arrangement in the Kimbo/Petruzelli fight. Now comes word that Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer was told by an Elite XC employee that there was an agreement of having no Muay Thai kicks in the Petruzelli/Slice fight.

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