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Archive for December, 2012

GLORY 12/31 Saitama Super Arena & Inoki 12/31 Ryogoku show notes

Monday, December 31st, 2012

A heavily gaijin-booked card headlines GLORY’s 2012 NYE event at Saitama Super Arena.

Cain Velasquez batters 2-to-1 favorite Junior dos Santos to win UFC Heavyweight title

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Four big shows for the UFC in December, which means non-stop action every week to finish out the year.

Dana White changes the focus on MMA drug testing to marijuana usage

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Dana White tries to change the goalposts on MMA drug testing by claiming that more testing would just lead to more fighters getting busted for marijuana usage.

Dana White gives Sherdog media credentials while Loretta Hunt & Josh Gross continue to live in his head rent-free

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Dana White is like the football coach who doesn’t care about their glorious wins as much as they obsess over their losses and can’t find a way to get over them years later.

New CSAC documentation: Che Guevara’s political shadow war growing in scope

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Chief Athletic Inspector Che Guevara continues to concentrate political power in Sacramento. Recent documentation reviewed by Fight Opinion shows to what great lengths Guevara is going to to achieve his goals.

Fedor wins 2012 Nikkan Sports MMA MVP award

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Fedor remains the most popular MMA fighter in Japan. Takanori Gomi ranks third.

JMM vs. Manny drawing 1.15M PPV buys & the great PED debate

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

A lot of people sure cared about JMM vs. Manny Pacquiao 4… enough for over a million people to buy it on PPV.

Dana White’s no-lose bet with Ronda Rousey as UFC main eventer in Anaheim

Monday, December 17th, 2012

UFC knows what they are doing by putting Ronda Rousey in the main event slot of their upcoming Anaheim show this February.

Consumer Affairs hiring new athletic inspectors for CSAC

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The Department of Consumer Affairs is looking to hire new athletic inspectors, on the heels of a fraudulent audit report claiming $120,000 in misappropriation of CSAC funds to full-time state employees working as athletic inspectors.

California’s fraudulent audit claiming CSAC misappropriation of $120k

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The Bureau of State Audits report on the California State Athletic Commission is all about garnering headlines and not about telling the truth regarding California state law.

California’s battle over amateur MMA, drug testing, and inspectors

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Andy Foster’s plate is full as the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission. From relations with inspectors to drug testing protocols to amateur MMA regulation, there are always new battles on a daily basis.

Only one match of note signed for any Japanese NYE show…

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Only one notable fight has been signed for a New Year’s Eve show — and it’s not for the Saitama Super Arena show promoted by GLORY.