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Friday fight notes: More steroid comments from Dana White

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Weekly Pro is reporting that Erik Paulson has been booked for the upcoming IGF (Inoki Genome Federation) event in Nagoya. Josh Barnett, Don Frye, Kiyoshi Tamura, Mark Coleman, and other MMA names are also scheduled to appear. Dana White continues his defense of Sean Sherk: “I don’t think he’s a liar,” said UFC president Dana […]

Saturday headlines: K-1 is still confused

Friday, August 17th, 2007

On the K-1 web site, you can vote on two all-star fighters advancing to their 9/29 Seoul, South Korea World GP event. Guess what is option five on the voting list? Zabit Samedov, who just got busted in Nevada for failing a drug test due to taking stanozolol. Brilliant timing. Then again, it’s K-1. Do […]

Friday fight notes: A bad week just got worse for K-1

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Two more drug test failures, this time coming out of K-1’s Las Vegas show over the weekend. Check out the T/E ratio for Nordstand – 21:1. This has been a disastrous week of PR for K-1. First, the failed drug tests. Second, the allegations that they falsified the MRIs of Choi Hong-Man so he could […]

Thursday trash talk: Say no, Sakuraba-san…

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

A message to the guys at Komikazee – send me the files today that you tried to send earlier in the week (but didn’t work due to broken links). We’re opening up the mailbox for this week’s radio show. Any MMA-related topic on your mind that you want us to talk about during our mailbag […]

Wednesday war room: More red ink for the IFL

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

The IFL filed it’s 10-Q report with the SEC (links here and here). The numbers don’t lie. Pay attention to the comments section of this post, as I expect a lot of our smart financial readers to chomp into the data here. Here’s the first thing that stands out from the latest 10-Q: For the […]

Fight Opinion Radio #58: The Art of War

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Shayna Baszler is a woman on a mission and we’re more than happy to give her some media exposure. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota native is now training with Josh Barnett and is looking to place her name at the top of everyone’s list of best female MMA fighters in the world. Check out her […]

Thursday trash talk: The future of BodogFight

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The current RSS feed for the WEC HP is here. However, as you notice on their HP, the feed is severely lagging behind the site updates. So, two questions: a) is this the correct RSS feed to be using and b) why is the current RSS feed lagging behind time-wise? Time for our stock market […]

Wednesday war room: Horse play

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The estimable Dave Doyle comments on the CSAC reducing James Toney’s drug suspension from one year to six months in length: Or maybe they’re sending the worst signal of all: Maybe California’s commissioners are a pack of hypocrites with a glaring double standard. Maybe they’re just paying lip service to the notion of cracking down […]

Sunday news snips: Hong-Man back on winning track

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

K-1 8/5 Hong Kong event results. Mike Coughlin has filed a report. I saw a post over at NHB News (Japanese) that took quotes from former MMA agent Miro Mijatovic about MMA’s drug culture in Japan and attributed those quotes to the Wrestling Observer. Those quotes made by Mijatovic were made to me and the […]

Wednesday war room: 9/19 UFC Fight Night card finalized

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Travis Lutter not fighting at UFC 74. Yokozuna Asashoryu suspended for playing soccer. More on the story here. Josh Gross defends his open letter to Dana White on Fight Network Radio. Ivan Canello has video of Fabio Silva vs. Ryo Kawamura. Here is the fight card for the 9/19 UFC Fight Night event. Bad news […]

Wednesday war room: From the horse’s mouth

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Pro Elite puts money into Cage Rage. Not a bad plan. Plus, Nick Diaz returns September 15th in Hawaii. Kevin Iole is reading your letters and responding back. To e-mail him with MMA-related topics, use mmafeedback@yahoo.com. Plus, he made an appearance Tuesday on Fight Network Radio. Audio here. Lots of interesting odds and ends in […]

Monday mundane: Syringes for everyone

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Gregg Doyel at CBS Sportsline has a new article on MMA’s drug culture titled Steroid scandal could destroy what UFC has built. He tends to write in more of an emotional style than say, me. Also, Mike Coughlin has an article on Ridding Mixed Martial Arts of Steroids. Dann Stupp in the Dayton Daily News […]

Wednesday work week: Oregon MMA gets publicity

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Your article of the day from the Associated Press about Oregon regulating MMA – despite the fact that MMA shows have already taken place in the state, just ask Matt Lindland. Money quote: “To me, it is a brutal and disgusting sport,” said Sen. Alan Bates, D-Ashland, who co-sponsored the bill. “I’ve never been to […]

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