Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fight Camp 360° Pacquaio vs Mosley: Episode 4

MMA Live 6-5-2011: A look Back UFC 129.




Ceasar Gracie's Playing With Fire.

So unless you've been living under a rock you're aware that Nick Diaz's manager Caesar Gracie has been telling anyone that'll listen, that the Strikeforce champions next fight will be in boxing. Well it looks like the Gracie camp has upped the anti. A: By putting pen to paper on a contract to box past his prime former 168lbs champ Jeff Lacey. and B: By going on MMA Junkie and essentially telling Dana to put up or shut up.
"Barring something like (UFC president) Dana White telling us, 'Hey, we really need you to fight GSP at such-and-such a date and it conflicts with [boxing] – barring that, we're going to fight Lacy," said Diaz manager and trainer Cesar Gracie."
So basically he's trying to hold the UFC's big money fight for the welter weight division hostage with a totally irrelevant boxing match between a 1-0 boxer and a 25-4 boxer coming out of retirement. A fight that probably will not make television. Fightlinker weighs in with just how stupid this is and it's potential repercussions. 
The message being sent by Cesar Gracie and Nick Diaz should be crystal clear to a guy like Dana White: offer Nick Diaz a tasty check and a fight with Georges St. Pierre and this boxing business goes away quietly. Play it cheap and one of the star draws in the promotion you just bought fucks off to the land of Queensbury Rules, giving you a massive promotional headache in the process. Such a strategy might have worked before the Zuffa buyout of Strikeforce, but now they've put themselves into the arena with a guy that takes this kind of shit personally. This is a fact that Nick Diaz and his management have made a critical error in overlooking. The logical reaction would be for Dana to pony up the money and give Diaz what he wants. Which he was probably ready to do anyways. But now the gauntlet has been thrown down, and we all know with 99.9% certainty that Dana's reaction will be something along the lines of "Fuck that fucking motherfucker. I run this fucking business. He can rot in Strikeforce for the next two years." Dana may not be able to stop Diaz from boxing, but he can definitely stop him from fighting in the UFC and having a meaningful MMA career.
Caesar Gracie has over played his hand, and created a tense negotiating environment, not to mention a potential legal head ache for both Mr.Diaz and Zuffa if they can get the big money fight with GSP. Randy Couture famously went up against the Zuffa machine and couldn't hardball them with a fedor fight. So I don't think Jeff "Left Hook" Lacey is gonna cut it for Diaz, even if it is more legally plausible to get done, it wont be worth it if they do.  


RingsideTV with Carl Froch, Joe Calzaghe, Sir Henry Cooper, David Haye Vs Vladimire Klitschko and Pacquaio Vs Mosley.

This week on Ring Side TV a look back at the life of boxing legend Henry Cooper. The Cobra's ready to strike when Carl Froch talks about his return to Sky Sports and working to get the respect he deserves. Boxing legend Joe Calzaghe discusses David Haye Vs. Wladimir Klitschko. Eddie Hearn wants an official explanation over Paul McCloskey's loss to Amir Khan. Plus a breakdown of Pacquaio Vs Mosley.



Brandon "The Truth" Vera, Urijah Faber, Mike "The Joker" Guymon & Antonio "Mandingo" Mckee: Pacquiao vs. Mosley Predictions.

Fighter Meetings Pacquaio vs Mosley.



Friday, May 6, 2011

Urijah Faber on Boxing and Nick Diaz.

Pacquaio 145lbs vs Mosley 147lbs Weigh In Video.

Pacquaio 145lbs vs Mosley 147lbs
The welter weight title fight goes down Saturday, May 7, 2011, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. has Manny Pacquaio at (-900) and Sugar Shane at plus (+550).

Tank Abbott "I'd Knock out Brock Lesnar in 10 seconds!"

Match Maker Rich Chou No Longer With Strikeforce?

According to reputable source Rob Sargent of MMA rising, Rich Chou has been let go. If I were to guess, I think we'll see Sean Shelby step in to handle the matchmaking for Strikeforce going forward.  Dave Meltzer had reported after Diaz vs Daley, that former WEC staff like Reid Harris, Peter "Dropkick" dropick, and Sean Shelby had already taken an increased roll behind the scenes leaving little need for the Scott Coker protege.

Best of luck in the future Rich.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Roy Nelson on a Healthy Mullet, Fighting Frank Mir, and his thoughts on UFC 130 .

Manny Pacquiao on boxing and politics and which is tougher?

Hopkins Vs Pascal on HBO's Face Off, UFC 130 Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 3 extended video preview and a Mark Hominick Video: "Into the Tompkins Shark Tank"

Hopkins Vs Pascal on HBO's Face Off

UFC 130 Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 3 extended video preview.

Mark Hominick Video: "Into the Tompkins Shark Tank"


Mark Hominick picture: 4 days later.

Not bad considering this is what he looked like Saturday.

Norm MacDonald Puts 25K down on Pacquaio and An interview with the trainer of both Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins, Brother Nazzim Richardson.!/stevemaxboxing

Backstage with the Super Seven. Velasquez, Jones, Silva, GSP, Edgar, Cruze, and Aldo

Remember when TUF 13 Coach Lew Polley said "Junior's Full of Shit"

Remember when TUF 13 Coach Lew Polley said "Junior's Full of Shit"  and got worse once "The Brazilian Media Showed Up." Well i think I know why.

Because if this member of the Brazilian media is any indication, I could see how a guy might be thrown off his game a wee bit.
pics via
Bloody Elbow's Tom Mendes is reporting:
"Maria Melilo will be one of the ring girls at UFC Rio, she won the eleventh edition of the Brazilian version of the reality show Big Brother, nice booty. She’s the cover of June’s edition of Playboy magazine and also practices Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing and has worked as a ring girl before, so experience will not be a problem." Maria-melilo-meg-bbb11-2-600x895_medium

So my plan for our favorite Brazilian interviewer to serve as a special guest ring girl in Brazil, is shot. But I think with the help of Maria Melilo, Brittney Plamer, Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell, I'll survive.    

It's Fighting Stupid

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brittney Palmer In Studio.


Dan Henderson Gets The Straight Talk From It's Fighting Stupid On The UFC 129 PPV Buy Rate.

via the :
The UFC Prelims on Spike this weekend did 1.5 million viewers, tied for fourth place in Prelims history. Dave will have more in the Observer but early trending numbers are putting the show slightly below 1 million buys. Of course, anything this early is tough to take too seriously.
 I'm not normally one to toot my horn, but toot, toot. This show is doing about as well as I expected considering the lack of a real grudge match at the top of the card. If this buy rate holds, it has to be considered great news for GSP and the UFC, as it just further illustrates what a draw Georges St.Pierre has become and not just in Canada.

Countdown to Pacquiao vs Mosley plus Wilfredo Vasquez Jr and Kelly Pavlik.

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The MMA Hour With Velasquez, Fitch, Hominick, Zahabi, and Couture.


Strikeforce ring girl Kelli Hutcherson cracked Maxim's Hot 100 list, checking in at number 93.

Fedor vs Henderson a go, Dunham out of 132, and fight video of Akihiro Gono Vs. Yuya Yamamoto.

M-1 Global’s Evgeni Kogan: “We’ve Agreed To the Fight with (Dan) Henderson Verbally” is reporting that it will take place in Suburban Chicago, July 30th on Showtime.
Shitty deal! This would have been a barn burner, but with a division that's as stacked as the 55ers we're bound to end up with a replacement that's more than adequate .
* Looks like Rafael Dos Anjos will step in for Evan Dunham @ 132.
Fight Video! Akihiro Gono Vs. Yuya Yamamoto

Urijah Faber putting in work with Jonathan Chaimberg on ESPN.

Gary Shaw Will Put Diaz On Premium Cable, Ring Life With Bernard Hopkins, and Anik & Davies On Aldo V Hominick

Gary Shaw : " I will put Nick Diaz on HBO, Showtime or ESPN". Plus a Kimbo Update.

HBO Boxing: Ring Life - Bernard Hopkins

Garreth A davies and John Anik Weigh In On Aldo vs Hominick.


Frank Mir Talks Big Country Roy Nelson.

Arianny Joins Rachel Leah, Akiyama, Anderson and George in an exclusive club.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Joey Karate Is Back, Zahabi Thinks Diaz is Next, Luke Thomas Hopes So, Freddie Roach Thinks Pacquaio Looks "Better than Ever" and we have the UFC 130 preview video.

Joey Karate Is Back With 10th Planet Kush: UFC 129 Edition

Zahabi Thinks Diaz is Next.
"We haven't sat down to talk about (what's next)," Zahabi told Helwani. "I'm sure the UFC is going to want Nick Diaz. He deserves a shot. He's put on great performances and his last fight was extremely exciting."

Luke Thomas thinks Georges St. Pierre should fight Nick Diaz.
From SB Nation
"A question was posed from a Brazilian journalist to UFC President Dana White about the future prospects of George St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva. … That’s when I heard Nick Diaz quietly say as if to suggest “why not me?” the following simple statement: “I want to fight George St. Pierre.”
I want Nick Diaz to fight Georges St. Pierre, too."
The UFC desperately want an exciting fight out of GSP, and if there is one person on the planet who could coax a wild and wooley affair out of the UFC champ, It's the Strikefore welter weight champion Nick Diaz. The stockton bad boy is the antithesis of Georges.Where St.Pierre is measured and controlled, Nick Diaz is fiery and barely contained. Where Georges employs a safety first style, Nick Diaz seems to fight in spite of it, and the differences don't stop in the cage. Georges media persona is polished to a perfect sheen with concise cookie cutter answers ready for any question and a custom suit to match. Nick Diaz on the other hand is legendary for just the opposite, his stream of consciousness style interviews can go anywhere and everywhere, but never stray far from his brand of psychological gangster warfare. What these contrasts make for is a truly exciting fight, from the build up to the scrap, If the UFC is looking for an exciting fight they wont have to look far.

UFC 130: Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard video preview. I cant wait for this.

Freddie Roach Thinks Manny Looks "Better than Ever".


The Gracie breakdown For UFC 129, The MMA Wrap Up with Ben Fowlkes and a word with Tyson Griffin

The Gracie Break Down For UFC 129.

Ben Fowlkes of is Back with another addition of one of the true gems in MMA coverage, The MMA Wrap-Up. This week it's the Post-UFC 129 Edition.

Tyson Griffin Talks About His Move To 145.

Shunichi Suzukawa Vs Jerome Lebanner.

Shunichi Suzukawa Vs Jerome Lebanner. Shinichi Suzukawa? Ya, that Shinichi Suzukawa, the won that stiffed Coleman in a worked Shoot Wrasslin’ match back in september of last year. The one Phil Baroni talked about on Cagepotato?
"It was supppose to be a pro wrestling match. It was suppose to be 3 min.
Coleman was suppose to win. The fat fucking douch scum bag didnt do the match the way it was suppose to be. That film was eddited. The Fat didck was suppose to tap from a head lock. He would not and kept rope escaping. Coleman squeezed hard a few times and burnt him self out trying to get the guy to tap.

After taking hard open hand hits knees and the guy not going by the way the match was planned, an exhausted Coleman said fuck this. If he wants to really fight lets do it in Dream or Sengoku. Im out of here, fuck this. I got the match on a week notice and it was suppose to be 3 min pro wrestling match. Not a shoot fight.
And walked out. His team edited this video. If that douch bag wants to fight Coleman will fight him and kill him anyday. Or he can fight me."
Well it looks like JLB knocked his ass out, and evened the score for the seniors tour. I'd still like to see team hammer house vs these guys:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

UFC 129, Brittney Palmer, Arianny Celeste, Rory Macdonald, Jon Jones, Nick Diaz, Chad Mendes, UFC Fight Day Plus A Big Update On UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

Rory Macdonald Rag Dolls Nate Diaz at UFC 129.

UFC 129 Ring Girl Shots

Stream of consciousness with Nick Diaz.
Video streaming by Ustream
Don't forget about Cain Velasquez, he'll be back at UFC136 in Houston when he defends his Heavyweight Title against the winner of Brock Lesnar vs Junior Dos Santos.