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Spirit MC Ring Girls: Tall, thin, hot.

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Guest column by MMA Weekly South Korea correspondent John Evans If you are looking for legitimate MMA news, skip ahead now, because this article is primarily about tall, thin, hot women, promotion marketing, and me.

Dana White on Choi Hong-Man

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Audio evidence here at the 6:20 mark… Dana calls Choi Hong-Man “long duck dong.” Not since Phil Baroni mocked Yoon Dong-Sik as “pork fried rice” have we had quite an insensitive remark from a top MMA voice (outside of Japan, anyways — the garbage Yoshihiro Akiyama has had to put up with is ridiculous, as […]

Sunday news review (1/20/08)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Yeo Jong-Hoon reports that Choi Hong-Man made his national TV debut as a singer in South Korea. His first single is “Beast and Beauty,” which you can see here. Oscar De La Hoya will have a retirement tour in 2008. Check out more stories on this topic on the boxing page.

NYE MMA fallout

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Ratings-wise for the K-1 Dynamite show on Tokyo Broadcasting System, the first round of Kid Yamamoto vs. Rani Yahya drew the highest quarter-hour rating of the night, drawing a 20.9%. The Fedor vs. Hong-Man fight on South Korean cable drew a reported 13.4% rating. Hong-Man’s active fighting career is also reportedly on hold due to […]

Yo-Sam Choi dead at age 33

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

South Korean boxer Yo-Sam Choi, who slipped into a coma after winning a 12-round decision over Hari Amol in Seoul on Christmas, is brain dead and will be taken off of life support. Coverage on the story at BBC Sports, Eastside Boxing, and Boxing Scene.

The story of Choo Sung-Hoon

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

South Korean friend and correspondent Yeo Jong-Hoon tells the story about Yoshihiro Akiyama and why Kazuo Misaki’s comments to Akiyama after their MMA bout was over are drawing a lot of heat. By Yeo Jong-Hoon I watched K-1 Dynamite! and Yarennoka last night. Both aired in Korea cable TV, network XTM. (Dynamite was delay, Yarennoka […]

Christmas 2007 news update

Monday, December 24th, 2007

The Memphis Commercial Appeal calls Quinton Jackson their Sportsman of the Year. Funny items from the article – Rampage drives around in an Audi R8 and has his own personal chef. Plus, he has a Rampage energy drink coming out soon in Tennessee and will star in a movie called “Midnight Meat Train.” This is […]

HERO’s 10/28 Seoul results

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Card line-up here. Live results (in Japanese) here. Shungo Oyama defeated Carlos Newton in R3 in 2’40 by tap-out. Marcelo Garcia lost to Kim Dae Won in R2 in 20 seconds by TKO (doctor stoppage). Katsuyori Shibata lost to Heo Min-Seok in R2 in 1’31 by KO. Poai Suganuma defeated Bernard Ackah in R1 in […]

Monday headlines: The next big thing… in MMA

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

So, there are a lot of MMA sites marking out right now over UFC’s signing of Brock Lesnar. For those who don’t know Lesnar’s past track record in the fight industry, read here. Adam Swift has further thoughts. So does MMA Analyst and his alter-ego, Leland Roling. Luke Thomas has more thoughts on the UFC […]

Tuesday headlines: Kang vs. Akiyama booked

Monday, October 15th, 2007

HERO’s 10/28 Seoul, South Korea card line-up: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Denis Kang, Yoon Dong Sik vs. Fabio Silva, Kin Tai Ei vs. Zelg Galesic, Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs. Lee Tae Hyun, Minowaman vs. Kim Min-Soo, Carlos Newton vs. Shungo Oyama, Bernard Ackah vs. Poai Suganuma, and Marcelo Garcia vs. Kim Dae Won. Eddie Goldman has a […]

Thursday trash talk: K-1 GP TV ratings down from past years

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Dave Meltzer at Fox Sports asks if Michael Bisping is a big-enough name to headline a UFC show in Newark, New Jersey. Rashad Evans has comments about his upcoming fight in The Newark Star-Ledger. Take a look at the ticket prices UFC is asking for at the event. Adam Morgan shares the same sentiments as […]

Monday meltdown: Bob Arum attacks UFC again

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Yoshihiro Akiyama is returning soon. It’s interesting to see just how hard K-1 is making a push in South Korea and not in Japan. Bob Arum goes off on UFC once again, this time declaring Kelly Pavlik’s recent win “the biggest blow to UFC.” Money quote: “I just think that he’s going to revive boxing […]

Saturday headlines: StrikeForce at the Playboy Mansion

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

K-1 held their World GP 2007 event today at the Olympic Gym in Seoul, South Korea. Bonjasky earned a big win over Stefan Leko. The big news coming out of the show is that the World GP finals will take place on 12/8 at Yokohama Arena and not at the Tokyo Dome. The Canadian Press […]

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