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Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 13 (Tuesday Night Takedowns)

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

This week’s edition of Fight Opinion Radio is the first of two UFC-themed shows, as we preview the upcoming Ultimate Fight Night show on Thursday (4/6) with our special guest, Brad “Hillbilly Heartthrob” Imes. He will talk about his upcoming fight and how life has changed since being on The Ultimate Fighter: Season 2. In […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 12

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Two special guests this week on Fight Opinion Radio, as Rob Sayers & Zach Arnold interview both UFC lightweight star Yves Edwards and‘s Eric Fredericks. Erin Bucknell joins us this week to talk about the latest situation in Cage Rage (fighters not being signed to contracts), the upcoming IFC 4/1 Sacramento show, and the […]

NPR report on California MMA scene

Friday, March 24th, 2006

By Rob Sayers & Zach Arnold Shia Levitt of National Public Radio (USA) has a Thursday audio update (now available on the NPR site) about California legalizing MMA. If you cannot get the Real Media or Windows Media audio file from the NPR site to play on your computer, use this link. This MP3 file […]

Fight Opinion Forums

Monday, March 20th, 2006

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our own forum. You can access it by heading to Things are bound to change as more people register and post, but check it out and let us know what you think.

Wall Street Journal on MMA

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

By Rob Sayers The Wall Street Journal posted an article which focuses on how the UFC is aiming to replace boxing as the USA’s combat sport of choice. While at first it appears to be an informative look at how MMA is gaining more mainstream popularity, it quickly takes a turn for the predictable.

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 11

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Rob Sayers, Erin Bucknell, and Zach Arnold discuss the latest happenings in the Japanese police investigation in regards to the involvement of the yakuza in the fight industry. Also, we review some of the IFL’s latest business plans and debate whether or not Atlantic City is the right city for a debut show. Plus, a […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 10

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Rob Sayers, Erin Bucknell, and Zach Arnold recap the UFC 58 event from Las Vegas. In addition, we review the UFC vs. IFL court battle, the formation of the IFL as a league (including the fighters they’ve hired as coaches), and also an interview with Keegan Walsh of Fight Report. Keegan talks with Rob & […]

Uno Injured. Replacement not yet named

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

In a post on his MySpace, Rich “No Love” Clementi revealed that Caol Uno, his original opponent for the 3/15 Hero’s show has been injured and is unable to fight. It is not yet known who will replace Uno.

UFC 58 – Review

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

By Rob Sayers Tonight with a belly full of Amber Boch and wings, I sat down at the Hooters in Jackson, MS to watch UFC 58: USA: Vs Canada. I was actually surprised by the number of people who showed up to watch the event. Tonight was a testament to the growing popularity of MMA.

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 9

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Rob Sayers, Erin Bucknell, and Zach Arnold recap the PRIDE 31 show that took place on 2/26 at Saitama Super Arena. In addition, we preview the upcoming UFC 58 show and give our positives/negatives on the business direction of the company. In addition, we play some short audio clips from Sherdog’s post-match press conference interviews […]

Sakakibara: I hope to have Nishijima fight in May.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

By Rob Sayers In a recent interview on PrideFC.Com. DSE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara gave his own thoughts on the PRIDE 31 event, the post fight mele, and the upcoming open weight GP.

New Fedor Interview

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Contrary to previous reports, Fedor has stated in his most recent interview with Pride FC, that his hand may be healed in time to participate in the Openweight GP. He also said that if he is unable to compete, he will support his younger brother, Alexander’s efforts to win the Grand Prix. Original Interview

Interview with Yuki Nakai

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Sherdog has posted an interview with Yuki Nakai. For those who don’t remember, Nakai took second place in the 1995 Japan Vale Tudo where he lost to Rickson Gracie. This is also the event documented in the movie Choke. Nakai has been instrumental in bringing BJJ to Japan and currently runs several dojos.

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