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MMA’s moneyball era coming soon?

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

AOL Fanhouse: Is MMA ready for the moneyball era? (a great interview with Fight Metric) The Winnipeg Sun: Top 10 Canuck fighters The Quad City Times: Commenters take UFC to the mat The Canadian Press: Sam Stout to get love from crowd at UFC 83 Dave Meltzer: Frank Shamrock still relevant in big picture The […]

Monday news review (2/11/08)

Monday, February 11th, 2008

There was a media announcement on Monday night that there will be a press conference at Hotel Metropolitan Edmont in Tokyo (Chiyoda district). At the press conference, PRIDE staff members and FEG/K-1 staff members will unite together to announce the name of their new MMA promotion (focusing on the ‘large coalition’ philosophy). Nightmare of Battle: […]

Strange, ugly heavyweight match-ups arising in 2008

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

According to The Sun in the UK, Brock Lesnar will headline UFC’s June event at the 02 Arena in London. The Sun has a ton of MMA articles, but no RSS feed. If someone can find or produce an RSS feed of Sun MMA articles, please let me know. Bob Sapp vs. Jan “The Giant” […]

Friday fight notes: More CSAC drug suspensions

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Sober analysis (audio here) about the MMA business this year. Plus, the IFL’s stock price continues to plunge, as it is now down to $0.15 USD/share. This is going to be a very busy weekend for MMA events. There will be a big MMA show tonight at the Patriot Center (George Mason University). Kit Cope […]

Wednesday war room: Some big turkeys in MMA

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

On this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the States, let us remind you that there is more than UFC on Spike TV. Oh yes, there is. Boxer Jeff Lacy thinks MMA is a fad and not a sport. Solar, a channel in the Philippines, has found its request to air UFC programming rejected. The only way […]

Monday media notes: Fallout from Strikeforce event in San Jose

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Mike Tyson sentenced to jail for 24 hours. Joe Doerksen has a broken orbital bone. MMA California has two articles (here and here) talking about last Friday’s StrikeForce event in San Jose. Dave Meltzer has an article about Cung Le’s win. Meltzer says the SF show drew 8,233 fans at the old San Jose Arena […]

Saturday headlines: Media heat-up for UFC 78

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

If anyone reading this has high-quality photos available (.TIF format, preferred) for either of the PRIDE Las Vegas events or the Kimbo Slice/Ray Mercer fight that you own the copyrights to, please e-mail me and let’s talk. Thanks. BJ Penn compares Sean Sherk to Marion Jones. Franklin McNeil sat down with Steve Cofield to talk […]

Monday media notes: Setting the agenda

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Yahoo has officially separated it’s boxing and MMA pages. You can access their MMA home page here. Sam Caplan means business. BBC Sports is reporting that Joe Calzaghe will be retiring within the next 12 months. Taking a look at upcoming fights and challenges in UFC for 2008. Fightlinker needs your help with WordPress issues. […]

Wednesday war room: Heat-up for UFC Fight Night

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Weigh-in results for the UFC Fight Night show that will take place Wednesday night in Las Vegas. A complete event preview is here. The Vancouver Sun says that the city council will ponder future of ‘human cockfighting.’ The paper claims that the city council will have a report claiming MMA is more violent than boxing. […]

Friday news & notes: Nick Diaz and dirty urine samples

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Mark Cuban said he would have a surprise name for his ‘Inside MMA’ HDNet debut show (hosted by Bas Rutten & Kenny Rice w/ Kevin James). The surprise name is Chuck Liddell. Quietly, the IFL stock is remaining under $0.50/share. Both the IFL and Pro Elite have new SEC filings. Anything of note from the […]

Fight Opinion Radio #61: Writer’s roundtable

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

The views and opinions expressed by guests on the Fight Opinion Radio show are those of the guests and not necessarily those expressed by the staff of Fight Opinion Radio. A good week for Fight Opinion Radio, as we recap the UFC 74 event from last weekend. This week’s highlight segment is a writer’s roundtable […]

Wednesday war room: What’s in a name?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

It is not a good day in the world of Bodog. You, too, can buy Mike Tyson’s poop. If Kevin Iole called his critics last week “keyboard warriors,” I can only imagine what he is going to say after reading this. Luke Thomas has some words for Iole. Both Frank Trigg and Joe Stevenson think […]

Saturday update: The road to UFC 74

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

This is a primer for you to read before UFC 74 takes place. NPR (National Public Radio) did an article on MMA that was… well… it was what it was. The New York State Athletic Commission once again came out against MMA and in favor of boxing. The article also shamelessly parrots The Zuffa Myth. […]

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