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Fight Opinion Radio #42: Power brokers

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

We are back after a long break to catch up on a ton of hot MMA news topics. Expect some controversy coming out of this show. Our two big guests this week are Jeremy Lappen (former WFA boss, now working for Elite XC) and Jimmy Greninger of Soldier Fight Gear. Jeremy talks about his role […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 36 (History in the making)

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Simply put, an amazing near 3-hour show this week. With the many history-making events taking place this week in MMA, our show this week creates a complete, comprehensive look at the events that occured to make it such a newsworthy time period in Mixed Martial Arts. First, a complete recap of the Ultimate Fight Night […]

Thursday media notes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Bodog: Team Colosseum fighter Matt Thorpe is in Russia competing for the BodogFIGHT season two tapings (facing Diego Gonzalez). Antigua Sun: Canadian billionaire Calvin Ayre looks beyond the gaming horizon (he’s flying to Russia for the BodogFIGHT season two series) Radio: Cung Le interview (Interview starts at 19:40 and ends at 36:40. Le says he […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 31

Friday, November 10th, 2006

One guest. One name. Frank Shamrock. This week on Fight Opinion Radio. Additional topics discussed on the show include: Mauro Ranallo leaving PRIDE, Kevin Randleman allegedly fails an NSAC drug test, plus the world-famous Grab Bag (including an explanation on why women love Emelianenko Fedor). And, oh yeah, by the way… Mr. Shamrock says he […]

WFA apparently is not dead

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

MMA Weekly reports that Heath Herring has signed a deal with the WFA. Their next show apparently is scheduled for December 9th at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. I would hope the WFA would at least update their web page. It hasn’t been updated since August.

More MMA PPVs in America

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Two items buried in the weekly MMA column written by Carlos Arias in the Orange County Register. First, an item regarding another American MMA promotion running a PPV telecast: (Rick) Bassman, the promoter for Valor Fighting, said Valor Fighting has a pay-per-view event featuring Eric “Butterbean” Esch against Tank Abbott scheduled for Dec. 2 at […]

Media: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Monday, July 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Prepare to be entertained.

WFA 7/22 Los Angeles PPV recap

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Internet round-up: Observer | Sherdog | F4W Online | F.O. board | Random Fix | MMA Shout | Todd Martin | Eddie Goldman | Whaledog #1 | Whaledog #2

Quote of the day from Rampage

Friday, July 21st, 2006

In an interview in The Long Beach Press-Telegram (discussing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson leaving PRIDE): “I left at the right time,” Jackson said. “I think it has a lot to do with karma. They treat people bad. We are the show. The fighters are the show. You have to treat the fighters well. You have to […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 22 (The Return)

Friday, July 21st, 2006

We’re back (hopefully on a normal schedule) this week with a brand new Fight Opinion show, as the entire crew (Rob Sayers, Luke Nicholson, Erin Bucknell, and Zach Arnold) discuss the latest news stories in MMA. We have an overlook on the UFC vs. PRIDE interpromotional battle, a preview of the WFA Los Angeles PPV […]

Kimo pulled off of the WFA PPV

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

By Zach Arnold The WFA sent out a press release, stating that the California State Athletic Commission has notified them that Kimo failed a drug test (reportedly tested positive for Stanozolol). This was easily the last big-money fight in Kimo’s MMA career, and now it is finished. Fight Report has more details. Update: Sherdog reports […]

UFC 61 Payouts

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

By Stephan Marceau The following are the official pay outs from the UFC 61 “Bitter Rivals” pay-per view from July 8th. Keep in mind that a few, definitely Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz, also received a percentage of the PPV sales profits. Tito Ortiz ($210,000) def. Ken Shamrock ($100,000) Tim Sylvia ($120,000) def. Andrei Arlovski […]

Mirko fighting in America?

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

By Zach Arnold The last 24 hours, MMA boards have been buzzing about comments that Mirko Cro Cop reportedly made in an interview regarding his future in fighting (specifically where he will fight). Read his comments here. In short, he said the following (I cleaned up the grammar): JL: You have mentioned on many occasions […]

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