FIGHT NIGHT ON FOX PLUS UFC 191 NOTES

HOLLOWAY-OLIVEIRA TOPS SUNDAY FIGHTS

Max "Blessed" Holloway

Max “Blessed” Holloway


Los Angeles, CA- Max Holloway (13-3) was beaten soundly by an injured Conor McGregor (18-2) back in 2013, but has won 6 in a row since then.  The featherweight (145 lb.) after taking out high-caliber fighters like Cole Miller (21-9) and Cub Swanson (21-7) is approaching a title shot.  Standing in his way on Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 74 will be Charles Oliveira (20-4).

BATTLE OF THE YOUNG-INS

The Brazilian will certainly present a challenge for the young Hawaiian, but I think the 23-year-old Holloway will come out victorious.  Because Oliveira is only 25, you can bet that we will see these guys compete for years to come regardless of what happens this when UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports airs Sunday.

WELTERWEIGHT (170) TILT CO-MAIN

The rest of the card will not blow anyone away, but Neil Magny’s (15-4) bout against Erick Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is a bit of a tossup.  Tune in to see that one, as both guys have a good shot at winning.  I would lean towards Magny, but it is a fight worth watching.

UFC TAKES MUCH NEEDED BREAK

After what seems like an endless streak of cards, the UFC will not be putting on an event next week.  They have been spreading themselves a bit thin in terms of compelling cards the last few years, and taking a week off is a good way to help prevent over-saturation.  UFC 191 takes place on September 5 and looks solid.

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LISTEN 8/16 RING TALK MMA UFC CONTROVERSY

UFC TAKES VACATION OF SORTS

Dana "UFC Fighters Not Happy" White

Dana “UFC Fighters Not Happy” White


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez ran through the MMA world with UFC news, Bellator MMA and World Series Of Fighting MMA. Schedules, news, tips and scoops!

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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COMBAT SPORTS NOT NEW TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MANY ALL-TIME GREATS ABUSED PARTNERS

The Late Edwin And Carolina Valero

Murderer Edwin Valero, wife Carolina & Children

Los Angeles, CA- Combat sports are violent in nature.  Two people compete to determine who is better at hurting the other while avoiding being hurt themselves.  This combat should be left in the ring, Octagon, cage, etc., but it often enters the household.  Evander Holyfield (44-10-2-1, 29 KOs), Mike Tyson (50-6-0-2, 44 KOs) and Sugar Ray Leonard (36-3-1, 25 KOs) are just a few legends who have had violent conflicts with women.  While they are adored by the public for their exploits in the ring, their exploits outside the ring should not be forgotten.

MOTORCYCLE WRECK DIDN’T HELP

Knockout artist Edwin Valero was well on his way to becoming one of boxing’s next stars before he murdered his wife Carolina.  Considered “Brain Damaged” and banned in most places from boxing after a motorcycle accident, Valero had problems with alcohol. His late wife went to the hospital twice after “falling down the stairs.”  

BAN AGAINST VALERO BOXING LIFTED IN TEXAS

After he admitted murdering his wife April 18, 2010, 28-year old Edwin Valero was found dead hanging in his jail cell the next day.  Despite an impressive ring record of 27-0, all 27 KOs and titles in two divisions, Valero was a mess when the gloves came off.  

CARLOS MONZON MURDERED EX-WIFE Read more

8-9 RING TALK MMA WITH ZACK “ATTACK” YOUNG

IS DANA WHITE A BUSINESS LIABILITY FOR UFC?

Dana "UFC Fighters Not Happy" White

Dana “UFC Fighters Not Happy” White


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30 years, 11 months, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and writer/radio talk show host Zack “Attack” Young discussed in depth the UFC facing fighter lawsuits, the seemingly greedy guy that is Dana White and more.

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HBO DOES “HIT PIECE” ON MMA AND UFC FIGHTERS

HBO GOING AFTER BOTH UFC & MMA OR JUST UFC?

Christy Mack "Pre & Post" Warrior Attack

Christy Mack “Pre & Post” Warrior Attack


San Francisco, CA– Everybody knows about NFL player Ray Rice’s left hook and his wife’s glass jaw (pun intended) as the videotaped clocking of his then girlfriend in an elevator was repeated over and over again, literally millions of times by both the Mainstream and Social Media.

TWEET ON BROKE UFC FIGHTERS!

In August 2014, Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver nearly killed his then girlfriend and porn star Christy Mack in an attack so violent, well the picture says it all. “War Machine,” who fought for both Bellator and UFC, says he was forced out by UFC President Dana White after “War” (now his legal name) blogged that Evan Tanner, who was found dead in a California desert, committed suicide because his career was over and he was broke.

HBO WANTED UFC “BAD” & “CONTROL FREAK” DANA KILLED IT

Let me preface this portion of this report with the following. HBO lobbied “hard” for the UFC but came up short reportedly due to the fact that UFC czar Dana White would not allow HBO to hire an independent team of broadcasters, as Dana mandated that his “house” guys call the fights and HBO. unlike FOX, Spike & FX Cable, held their ground.

MMA GUYS BEAT NFL ALMOST 4-1 IN “DOMESTIC” TIFFS?

Thus, I can see the HBO Real Sports segment as a “Hit Piece” on MMA because they don’t have the UFC, because I don’t know what you’ve been told, but what HBO wants, HBO damn near always gets! Read more

PHOTO PROVES UFC-REEBOK DEAL “FLAT”

UFC PARTNERS WITH 25 CENTS AN HOUR REEBOK

Reebok Deal "Cheap & Revealing"

Reebok Deal “Cheap & Revealing”

San Francisco, CA– The unrest in the UFC locker room(s) regarding their “exclusive” sponsorship pact with Reebok, a company that has unabashedly paid employees 25 cents an hour to make $125 tennis shoes, continues to manifest. It is alleged that the fighters get between 12 & 15% of the total UFC revenues. That is akin to fighters making 25 cents an hour!
UFC FORCES REEBOK 0N FIGHTERS

This photo is revealing, but not to the eye. The cheap Reebok uniforms that in some cases are denying UFC fighters as much as $100,000 per fight in “individual sponsorship” is just another example of the “corporate” control (fascism) that has become the norm in America.

REEBOK NO STRANGER TO SLAVERY Read more

8/2 RING TALK MMA “STITCH” DURAN ON WSOF 22

DURAN TALKS WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 22 & MORE

Jake "Stitch" Duran

Jake “Stitch” Duran


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and the cutman of both boxing and MMA champions, Jake Duran went over the “foul fest” that was the World Series of Fighting # 22 main event and his going to the Assn. of Boxing Commissions national meeting with the intent of forming a UFC/MMA uniion to represent fighters.

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UFC & DANA WHITE STEALING MONEY FROM FIGHTERS

MMA INDUSTRY LEADER UFC HAS LOST IT’S WAY!

Dana White In His Natural State

Dana White In His Natural State

Los Angeles, CA- There was a time when the Ultimate Fighting Championships carried an aura of pride.  Art Davie started the UFC back in 1993 as a competition to determine the greatest fighting style in the world.  It was viewed as a side-show oddity by some, but fans of combat sports embraced the concept early on.  As the audience for UFC has grown, the sport of mixed martial arts has evolved tenfold.  Now every successful fighter employs multiple disciplines while maintaining their own individuality in the cage.  The UFC’s decision to use Reebok as the official sponsor for their new uniforms combined with their decision to ban all other sponsorship on said uniforms, this is robbing fighters of their individuality and in some cases, stacks of cash!

BLACK, WHITE AND GREEN

Essentially, champions wear a black “fight kit” and challengers wear a white one.  The only color that matters to President/UFC furor Dana White is green, however.  Yes, the man who is estimated to be worth $300 million feels the need to squeeze a few cents out of his fighters.  Before the deal, fighters could earn unlimited amounts in sponsorship.  Now, there is a Reebok pay scale.  The maximum a fighter can make from Reebok is reportedly $40,000 per fight for champions, which is about what a mid-tier fighter made before the deal.  Middle of the road heavyweight Brendan Schaub was making $100,000 per fight selling space on his trunks, now he gets $15,000. With several lawsuits already filed against the UFC over fighter pay, one would only expect this to add more fuel to the litigation fire.

BOXING WOULDN’T STOOP AS LOW AS DANA “BIG DICK” WHITE

Boxing promoters have a history of ripping fighters off, but not even they have attempted to do what the UFC is doing.  The Reebok deal shows a lack of care for fighters.  Dana White needs to realize that without the blood, sweat, and tears of the fighters he lords over, he would still be teaching “boxercise” classes at local gyms.  It is a shame that a business as profitable as the UFC would feel the need to nickel and dime their employees.

ARE UNIFORMS HERE TO STAY?

Time will tell whether the UFC elects to retain the Reebok fight kits.  While having a uniform sponsor is not necessarily bad on paper, the idea needs a great deal of tweaking to ensure that originality is preserved and fighters are able to earn as much money as possible for the sacrifices they make to their own well-being.  THE UFC has done a lot of good throughout its history, but it must pay fighters fairly in the future to repair it’s reputation.

Zack “Attack” Young

Co-host Sports Overnight “Weekend” Edition

UFC & REEBOK STEALING MONEY FROM FIGHTERS

CAGE NOTES: ROUSEY-FLOYD POST UFC 190

RONDA HAS ONLY TWO CHALLENGES

Right Time For Woman Vs. Man Match

Right Time For Woman Vs. Man Match


San Francisco, CA– When an article was printed in this forum that shed a little light on Ronda Rousey and her respect, or lack there of with Floyd Mayweather, the Floyd fans stood up and pounded their keyboards in protest. After Ronda knocked Beth Correia into another Brazilian postal zone Saturday, could you see her doing that to Floyd?

RONDA TOOK 34 SECONDS THIS TIME

Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Cris “Cyborg” Santos


Things have gotten to the point where Ronda is “so far ahead of her opponents, she gets lonely.” That’s why the jump in weight to fight Cris “Cyborg” Santos is really the only option out there “fighting wise” for the soon to be Hollywood starlet.

ROUSEY COACH LUCIA RYJKER ONCE FOUGHT MAN

In another post that is linked to below, Lucia Ryjker was a MMA fighter, more of a professional kick-boxer and boxer, unbeaten in her life with the exception of her fighting Somchai Jaidee, a man who clocked her with a left hook. Rijker is Ronda Rousey’s “Striking” coach.

FLOYD & RONDA “ONLY FIGHT FOR BOTH” Read more

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING # 22 AN NBC TV HIT

WSOF 22 RESULTS & WSOF NEWS

Nerd? Nope! Undefeated WSOF champ Justin Gaethje

Nerd? No! Unbeaten WSOF champ Justin Gaethje


San Francisco, CA– The World Series of Fighting bantamweight (135) champion Marlon Moraes of Brazil was impressive (as expected) in taking out countryman Sheymon da Silva Moraes (same last name) via rear-naked choke in round three of the WSOF 22 main Saturday at Sin City’s Planet Hollywood.

WSOF PAID CHAMPION SIX FIGURES
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Marlon Moraes made $140,000, a nice statement by the new WSOF CEO Carlos Silva, the former President & COO of Universal Sports Network has the smarts to move the WSOF into a role where it can take shots at the possibly soon to be “neutered” UFC, should a fighter’s Class Action Suit prove their allegations that the UFC is not only a tyrant of an entity, but an illegal monopoly.

WSOF 22 & MR. CONTROVERSY ROUSIMAR PALHARES

WSOF welterweight (170) champ Rousimar Palhares, dumped from the UFC for refusing to let go of “submission holds” in fights, prevailed with a kimura in round three over former Strikeforce champ Jake Shields.

VIDEO REPLAY SHOWS TEN “EYE SWIPES”

Palhares appeared to repeatedly gouge Shields’ eyes before not letting go of the kimura that brought the fight to an end. The Nevada Athletic Commission has initiated an investigation and thus are holding $40,000 of his $80,000 pay ($40K was a bonus) until further notice. Shields got $35K in losing.

SILVA INKS CHAMPS TO CONTRACT EXTENSIONS Read more

RONDA ROUSEY HITS BRAZIL & PRE UFC 190 NOTES

DILLASHAW STILL KING, RONDA “HIT” IN RIO

Dillashaw Beats On Barao In Rematch on FOX TV

Dillashaw Beats On Barao In Rematch on FOX TV


Hayward, CA– Last week I wrote about my love for Brazilian Mixed Martial Artists. At the same time it was pointed out that the country that once “owned” the UFC is a much lesser force today in MMA. That pattern continued Saturday when TJ Dillashaw beat the man he took the UFC 135 lb. (bantamweight) title from Renan Barao, this a tad quicker!

REMATCHES RARELY DIFFER FROM FIRST BOUT

The “rule” that applies in most fights is that the “guy that wins the first time, usually wins the second” as was the case with Dillashaw-Barao II, only “easier.” Dillashaw upped his record to 12-2, while Barao (33-3-1) loses the second time since his professional debut, both to the Team Alpha Male member of Sacramento, CA. The ending of the complete dismantling came via TKO with punches at :35 of round four. Last year, the Brazilian lasted into round five.

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RING TALK MMA 7/26 “STITCH” DURAN ON UFC FIRING

PREMIER UFC CUTMAN FIRED FOR SPEAKING UP

Jake "Stitch" Duran

Jake “Stitch” Duran


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez and the cutman of both boxing and MMA champions, Jake Duran. Fired 24 hours after an appearance on this show talking about the Reebok deal Dana White and company rammed down the fighter’s throats, Duran is talking about forming a UFC union. “The revolution has begun.”

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DILLASHAW-BARAO II: UFC ON FOX TV SATURDAY

DILLASHAW & OTHER YANKEES DOMINATE UFC TODAY

Dillashaw Cracks Barao

Dillashaw Cracks Barao


Hayward, CA– Having been a follower of the UFC early days, I have always been enamored with the Brazilian contingent and their involvement. But what I see now is a sport that continues to evolve and what was once controlled by Brazilians is now an international endeavor.

DILLASHAW-BARAO FIRST FIGHT TRUE “BEATDOWN”

When T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) was announced in March 2014 as the next challenger for UFC bantamweight (135 lb.) champion Renan Barao, most people thought of it as, “Luchmeat for Barao” as this native of Rio De Janeiro has lost “only” his pro debut.

RENAN “RAINING” ALL OVER URIJAH FABER

It was February 2014, Barao was in with the popular “California Kid” Urijah Faber. The champion had Faber in a seated position throwing down right hand after right hand. Although some thought the ending was premature, Faber especially, Barao was now 32-1.

IMPROVED DILLASHAW NEVER LET BARAO IN FIGHT Read more

DANA WHITE TWITTER TRASHED FOR BEING UFC DICK!

DANA WHITE “METAMORPHOSIS” FROM REGULAR GUY TO DICK

Dana "UFC Fighters Not Happy" White

Dana “UFC Fighters Not Happy” White


San Francisco, CA– Let me preface this with the following. Having known UFC owners Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta for some time, I have a tremendous amount of respect for them and their business concept. That being said, Dana White at times can be the biggest dick in the locker room, one that would even include the late John Holmes.

KNEW DANA BEFORE HAT SIZE DOUBLED

That being said, Dana White “the regular guy” died soon after UFC 33, the first PPV event for the UFC and it’s parent company Zuffa Sports. Right about then, White began filling what were once decent press meetings into diatribes sprinkled with four letter words. At first, this was entertaining to an extent.

DANA THE UNDISPUTED UFC CHAMPION OF RETALIATION

But as White has aged and at the same time further tightened his grip on the MMA world, this hands-on micro manager has to many become a despicable and often mean tyrant who is fully aware of his immature acts when punishing those who have had the balls to disagree. Call Dana what he is, “Mr. Retaliation.”

“STITCH” DURAN FIRED AFTER “RING TALK” APPEARANCE

Jacob "Stitch" Duran

Jacob “Stitch” Duran


On Sunday, Jake “Stitch” Duran was asked during the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide” about the Reebok-UFC deal. Thanking me for bringing it up, Duran responded and said the pact was not good for the fighters, and that the ban on any advertising on the fighter’s trunks was wrong. Example, Brendan Shaub gets $100 K in advertising when he fights. Under the Reebok deal, Schaub will reportedly net $15,000.

NO FIGHTERS I KNOW HAPPY WITH REEBOK

Never in attack mode, “Stitch” Duran calmly talked about how the Reebok deal hurt him as the advertisers you’ve seen on his cutman attire are no more. No matter how you look at this, the only people happy with the UFC-Reebok pact is the UFC and Reebok. I have yet to hear one positive comment from anyone of the fighter’s side.

JAKE DURAN SAYS DANA HAS “NO BALLS” Read more

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