Archive for December 2009

2009 Five Top MMA Matchups

We have already addressed favorite fighters and best fights of 2009.  But many do not think about who is at the root of making these ‘Best of Fights’ happen and creating our “Favorite Fighters.’  It is guys like Joe SIlva and Sean Shelby – MMA matchmakers.  Another question posed on my December survey was, ‘What... Read more »

Favorite MMA Fighters of 2009

Another question that I posed in the survey I did this December was, Which fighters emerged as the new favorites in 2009? Although I did not ask what characteristics each person used in determining their new favorite fighter for 2009, I would assume the following attributes helped to form opinions. 1.  Their performance demonstrated dominance... Read more »

Hulk Hogan Believes in MMA Model of Business

Hulk Hogan has had a wishy washy opinion of MMA over the years.  But recently in an interview with AOL he spoke the obvious, “MMA is spanking the WWE as far as the pay-per-view stuff.”  Eloquently said I must say. Hogan now admits that Dana White, UFC President, “has done an amazing job, and it’s... Read more »

5 Best MMA Fights of 2009

After getting the results of a survey that I have circulated over the last 10 days or so, I am ready to give you results as 2009 comes to an end.  The first question I posed is quite predictable, but always a great conversation starter.  Although there were so many great answers, because the year... Read more »

15 of my Favorite MMA Quotes

I have given you 15 of my favorite MMA quotes and a little commentary.  Please give me your favorite – send ones I should have included. 15.    “I don’t want to fighter Jake Shields, because he has no personality, he’s a boring fighter, and when he got to CBS, and it was his chance to... Read more »

Scott Smith Defeats Cung Le!

I think that Scott Smith officially earned the nickname of “The Comeback Kid,” last night on STRIKEFORCE’s Showtime MMA card.  No stranger to stirring comeback victories, Scott “Hands Of Steel” Smith rallied to knock out Cung Le, Gilbert Melendez regained the STRIKEFORCE lightweight world title in perhaps the Fight of the Year, and STRIKEFORCE newcomers... Read more »

Line Up For Tonight's Strikeforce Main Card

Cung Le (left) returns to the cage to face Scott “Hands of Steel” Smithin the main event tomorrow/Saturday of STRIKEFORCE: Evolution at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).   Le weighed 184 pounds Friday at the San Jose Marriott in downtown San Jose. Smith tipped scale at 185.6.   Josh “The... Read more »

Matt Lindland Speaks Out About His Fight With Jacare Souza Saturday Night

Olympic wrestling medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland, who recently took a stab at the world of politics, answered some questions recently posed to him regarding his highly-anticipated return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action this Saturday during the live SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE:  Evolution.   Lindland (21-6) will take on submission expert “Jacare” Souza (10-2) at middleweight (185 pounds) on... Read more »

Undefeated "King Mo" Lawal will Fight "Iron" Mike Whitehead

Undefeated “King Mo” Lawal will make his STRIKEFORCE debut and only his second mixed martial arts MMA appearance in the United States when he meets two-time NAIA wrestling All-American “Iron” Mike Whitehead in one of five televised fights on  SHOWTIME® on Saturday, Dec. 19, from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.   Lawal, a former three-time U.S. Senior National wrestling champion and former... Read more »

Strikeforce Bringing More MMA on CBS - Fedor vs. Dan Henderson

Strikeforce is bringing MMA to the main network again in April of 2010.  CBS has agreed to air their second event at an undecided venue.  Strikeforce is looking at various locations both on the east and west coast.  Certainly we hope that they will return to Chicago, since Chicago brings a great Midwestern stable of... Read more »