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Is there a way to stop booing at MMA events?

Monday, July 16th, 2007

By Adam Morgan Related post from Five Ounces of Pain. The reason mixed martial arts promoters paper events is so that they can tout that their event was “sold out.” Making your product appear so appealing that tickets are hard to get makes people want to buy tickets. It’s a psychological principle known as scarcity […]

Monday morning quarterback: Back to the future

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Is the San Diego Union-Tribune lumping UFC into a story about increased violence with assaults due to punching? Royce Gracie did not end up appealing his drug suspension in California. Steve Sievert reports that UFC 75 will be broadcast on Spike TV. Somehow, I don’t think this is the kind of mugshot that Renato Babalu […]

Sunday media slate: A Saturday full of surprises

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

I took a beating over at MMA Predictions on my BodogFight match picks. I ended up picking Yoshiki Takahashi, Amar Suloev, Yves Edwards, and Roman Zentsov to win. Brutal. I did pick Yuki Kondo to lose, however. He paid the price against Trevor Langley. Sam Caplan on the uglyness at the BodogFight show. He says […]

Friday fight notes: Who will sign Denis Kang?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Bad luck for the IFL – Chris Horodecki has a broken hand and won’t fight Bart Palaszewski on August 2nd in New Jersey. BodogFight tapings are coming to Vancouver soon. John Griffin says that the UFC 73 On Demand service was a horrible experience. The new UFC video game.

BodogFight 7/14 Trenton card

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

At the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey: Featherweights (145 pounds): David Love vs. Eben Oroz Heavyweights (206-265 pounds): Mark Burch vs. Yoshiki Takahashi Middleweights (185 pounds pounds: Amar Suloev vs. Chael Sonnen Welterweights (170 pounds): Yves Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal Heavyweights (206-265 pounds): Roman Zentsov vs. Branden Lee Hinkle Middleweights (185 pounds): Trevor […]

Sunday media review: The aftermath from UFC 73

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

The Gainesville Sun (FL) has a hell of an article on MMA in today’s newspaper. You should go read it. Dave Meltzer has a recap of UFC 73 at Fox Sports. I was on CBS Sportsline and Fox Sports this week, DM is at The LA Times and Fox Sports (plus all the cable TV […]

Friday fight notes: The day before UFC 73

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Pawel Nastula says PRIDE is coming back in September. The Oregonian is reporting that the Oregon State Boxing & Wrestling commission will now be named the Oregon State Athletic Commission. Mauro Ranallo previews the upcoming UFC 73 card (audio). Also on the show, Armando Garcia stated that people would be alarmed by the amount of […]

Wednesday war room: Mirko brings in the artillery

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

The guys at are reporting that Sergey Kharitonov will arrive in Croatia on July 20th to train with Mirko Cro Cop (for Mirko’s upcoming fight against Cheick Kongo). How anxious is the media for more dirt on the Chris Benoit story? Read here. Sadaharu Tanigawa supposedly said that Armando Garcia told him that Choi […]

Why it is unlikely that Fedor is coming to the UFC

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

By Tim Leidecker They call him the “Russian Emperor”, the “Baddest Man on the Planet” or “T-1000”. Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko is without a doubt the strongest martial artist of our generation, perhaps even of all time. Plus: He’s a free agent, at least sort of. After the collapse of Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championship and subsequent […]

Friday fight notes: Dana White’s media messages

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Peter Aerts vs. Bob Sapp last weekend from Amsterdam Dana White sends a message to Jeff Sherwood. Also, The Oregonian reports on the war featuring UFC vs. Sherdog and Internet MMA web sites. More thoughts here. Ken Shamrock also got a media message from Dana White and he’s not happy about it. We’ll be hearing […]

Wednesday war room: Kimbo Slice a favorite

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Kimbo Slice is a -205 favorite with oddsmakers for his upcoming fight against Ray Mercer. Related article here. Nobuyuki Sakakibara has a lot of friends right now. More details here in Japanese. Calvin Ayre is bringing in some back-up.

Thursday trash talk: PRIDE never dies

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Oh dear… rapper Rich Boy will appear at the StrikeForce show for the Frank Shamrock/Phil Baroni fight… to perform. More on who Rich Boy is: In his song “Let’s Get This Paper” he mentions how he used to sell crack and that his brother got 10 years, his uncle got 20 years, and his cousin […]

Tuesday headlines: UFC Fight Night

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Yes, there is indeed a UFC event on Spike TV tonight. Time for you to predict the rating. Give us your prediction for the cable TV rating in the comments section (and fight predictions, if interested). Greg Sirb, the commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, has been sued. The lawsuit alleges that Sirb interfered […]

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