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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

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

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UFC & REEBOK STEALING MONEY FROM FIGHTERS

UNSOLVED MURDER OF BOXER SHOT IN NIGHT CLUB

WORLD RANKED CONTENDER SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

Khetag Kozayev

Khetag Kozayev

San Francisco, CAWBC youth super-middleweight (168 lbs.) champion Khetag Kozayev was killed in 2010 in the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus Region.

GUNMAN “TARGETED” BOXER ONLY

This wasn’t a robbery gone awry as the Republican Interior Ministry tried to imply when first reported that Kozayev was killed in a “robbery” at the Mirage nightclub in Vladikavkaz on a Saturday night in June 2010. The unbeaten boxer, just 19 years old and less than two years after turning professional, a guy some were calling a “sure thing.” was dead lying on the floor of a disco.

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND THEN….POOF!

“The suspect has been identified. He is likely to be detained during the day,” a spokesman for the ministry said. That was the last “press release” from the Russians on the matter. The suspect was never unveiled or identified to the foreign media. I’ve checked Russian news services and nada!

TOMORROW: “SOLVED” MOB KILLING OF SERGEI KOBOZEV

When Sergei Kobozev vanished like Jimmy Hoffa sans any clues whatsoever, he was 22-1, 17 whacks and the USBA cruiserweight (200 lb.) champion, we all presumed the Russian Mob had did it. Tomorrow at RingTalk.com we bring you some closure on this matter.

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UNSOLVED MURDER OF BOXER SHOT IN NIGHT CLUB

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Nate "ZombieCageFighter.com" Quarry

Nate “ZombieCageFighter.com” Quarry


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez went over the boxing news, results, previews etc., before bringing in the ZombieCageFighter.com creator and retired UFC fighter Nate Quarry, who painted an ugly picture of fighters and how they are allegedly treated by Dana “John Holmes” White. Well versed on the litigation, Quarry is an excellent spokesperson for the sport and that comic book is again, an incredible piece of work.

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BLACK FLOYD FANS HAVE RONDA ROUSEY ISSUES

INTERNET WORLD CALLS THEM “FLOMOS”

Ronda Rousey-Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey-Floyd Mayweather


San Francisco, CA– Last week I wrote about how after visiting with some Black guys I chew the boxing rag with on occasion, and how they seemed to “belittle” UFC female champion Ronda Rousey almost unanimously when she was brought up. It was as if Ronda had pissed in their beer.

HERBS, INCENSE, MUSIC, BUT NO FLEAS!

When I returned to the Berkeley Flea Market on Sunday, I approached the group with the Rousey naysayers. Some of the anti-RR contingent were playing drums, others sitting on the steps taking in the groove. After debating who was the best between Ray Leonard-Tommy Hearns at (147 lb.) welterweight, the talk went to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

OLD SCHOOL TYPES NOT “SOLD” ON MAYWEATHER

When “Floyd” was passed around the circle, the group was seemingly divided between “old timers” and those under 30. Not surprisingly, the elders thought Leonard and Hearns were better than the Floyd Mayweather Jr. era, while the youngsters, a great majority of which were popping off sans ever seeing Hearns, Leonard or Roberto Duran fight, thought Floyd was superior.

WAITED UNTIL SHORTLY BEFORE “GREAT” MASSAGE

Although I wanted to bring up Ronda Rousey winning the “ESPY Best Fighter Award” right away, I felt in order to get the best, spontaneous response to my Ronda Rousey query, that I had to wait until the time was right.

THE DEFINITION OF FLOMO Read more

MEN, MOSTLY BLACK, HAVE RONDA ROUSEY ISSUES

ROUSEY THREATENS STATUS OF SOME MEN

Mike Tyson & Ronda Rousey

Mike Tyson & Ronda Rousey


San Francisco, CA– Having had my finger on the pulse of the MMA world since shortly after the first UFC show in 1993, and the boxing game decades prior to that, I’ve never seen an athlete, excuse me, a female athlete get under the skin of the opposing sex as Ronda Rousey has.

LET’S TAKE A HARD LOOK AT RONDA

Just 28 years old, the UFC bantamweight (135 lb.) champion from Glendale, CA, while unbeaten in MMA at 11-0, nobody has lasted the distance, be it three-five minute round fights or the championship/main event route of five-five minute sessions of battle. The not hard to look at Miesha Tate lasted 10:58, or :58 seconds into round three.

“ROWDY ONE” NOT RESTING ON JUDO LAURELS

The first American woman to ever Medal in Olympic Judo, Rousey got the Bronze in 2008. She surrounds herself with a team of Armenian judo trainers and the legendary “King of Grappling & SubmissionGene Labell. Retired (unbeaten) female boxer Lucia Ryjker is Ronda’s striking coach.

ROUSEY WILL BE QUEEN OF SILVER SCREEN

Ronda has done movies, TV, made a slew of commercials and six months ago signed a seven $igure pact with Reebok. Her Hollywood future is certain while her continuing to fight is not. Right now, she is the hottest commercial name in combat sports, and that includes Floyd Mayweather, who because of whacking dames around (Domestic Violence) isn’t asked to plug products.

LAILA ALI COULDN’T FIGHT MUCH & YET….. Read more

FRANK MIR KO’S TODD DUFFEE & UFC NEWS

TWO HOURS LATER “BIG JOHN” STILL COUNTING DUFFEE

Duffee Out Cold & Dropping

Duffee Out Cold & Dropping


San Francisco, CA– There is nothing in sports quite like two heavyweights throwing punches with bad intentions. Frank Mir and Todd Duffee were matched after the 29-year old Duffee called out the former two-time UFC heavyweight (-265 lbs.) Frank Mir.

MIR-DUFFEE NOTHING BUT “PURE” VIOLENCE

With the 37-year old Mir “rediscovering” himself with new training methods, primarily working in sparring to come out of the gate at 65 MPH. With Mir being a -$160 underdog in Vegas books, the Las Vegan duplicated his training sessions and jumped right on Duffee, landing hard left hand crosses from the start.

YOUNGER MAN WAS SIMPLY “OUT RUMBLED”

Duffee who was thought to be the better rumbler was telegraphing his punches. Time and again Duffee would launch punches that were thrown way too wide, meaning they took too long to connect. Mir’s counterpunching was the key and as Duffee swung a wide hook, Mir countered with a left hand that knocked Duffee out cold as his limp body hit the canvas as referee John McCarthy was “Johnny On The Spot” in rescuing Duffee from undue punishment. KO came at 1:13 of round one. Mir moves to 18-9, while Duffee who hadn’t lost in the UFC, declines to 9-3.

UFC CHAMP WEIDMAN TALKING “SH*T Read more

ESPY WINNER RONDA ROUSEY MOCKS MAYWEATHER

FLOYD MAYWEATHER “BEATEN BY A CHICK”

Ronda Rousey 2015 ESPY Best Fighter

Ronda Rousey 2015 ESPY Best Fighter


San Francisco, CARonda Rousey won the ESPY Award for the “Best Fighter of 2015” at the annual ESPY Awards Wednesday in Los Angeles. The female UFC bantamweight champion Rousey snagged the award over male contemporaries in UFC fighter Donald Cerrone and boxing champions Gennady Golovkin, Terrance Crawford and Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather.

MAYWEATHER CALLED RONDA A “GUY”

After Mayweather spent time in jail for striking a female, Ronda has made him part of her “Stand Up” material when his name comes up. To that Floyd said, “I have no idea who he is.”

FLOYD “KICKED IN BALLS” ON RED CARPET Read more

UFC FIGHT WEEK 2015 NOTEBOOK

DID CONOR MCGREGOR PROVE HIMSELF?

McGregor Finishes Off Game Mendes

McGregor Finishes Off Game Mendes

Los Angeles, CA-The much-discussed Conor McGregor (18-2) got the biggest win of his career against Chad Mendes (17-3) on Saturday night, but just how much did it mean?  Mendes took the fight on about two weeks notice and seemed to gas out after about a round, but Conor was able to capitalize on the situation and defeat his opponent by TKO 2 at 4:57 of round two.  

MENDES OWNED CONOR WHILE GRAPPLING

Mendes is one of the best wrestlers in the featherweight (145 lb.) division and was able to take McGregor down 3 times on 4 attempts.  He was unable to avoid the thunderous left hand of the Irishman, which connected and dropped him before McGregor landed a few more to bring a swift end to the contest.

DID MENDES PEN BLUEPRINT ON BEATING CONOR? 

McGregor did not look so great on the ground, but was able to weather the storm and landed several hard body kicks to wear down the tough Mendes.  Frankie Edgar (19-4-1) may be a fighter who can exploit Conor’s grappling deficiencies.  

TRAINERS LOVE TO SPIN “B. S.” TALES Read more

MID-WEEK MMA NOTES PLUS UFC 189

INTERIM TITLE ON LINE AT UFC 189

Mendes Will Test McGregor

Mendes Will Test McGregor

Los Angeles, CA- The most anticipated mixed martial arts fight of the year will not take place on Saturday night after all.  Featherweight (145 lb.) champion Jose Aldo (25-1) pulled out of his title defense against Conor McGregor (17-2) after injuring his ribs in sparring.  Two-time title challenger Chad “Money” Mendes (17-2) has stepped in to fight McGregor on two weeks notice for the main event of UFC 189.  While he presents possibly a tougher stylistic match for McGregor than Aldo, Mendes will be filling the same role of “loser” that Aldo would have filled had he not gotten injured.  This is still a must-see fight, and will prove once and for all whether the loud-mouthed “Notorious” is for real.  The UFC is pushing the Irishman really hard, and it is obvious who they want to win this bout.

WELTERWEIGHT (170) STRAP AT STAKE

Champion Robbie Lawler (25-10, 1 NC) will defend his belt against Rory McDonald (18-2) in the co-main.  This is a testament to the drawing power of McGregor, as his interim championship fight is headlining above the legitimate welterweight championship of the world.  Lawler already defeated Canadian McDonald less than two years ago, so this fight reeks of UFC favoritism.  

UFC LOOKS TO FILL “GSP” VOID Read more

CHRIS BENOIT WWE MURDERS PART 4

AUTOPSY REPORTS WERE SCRUTINIZED

Chris & Nancy Benoit

San Francisco, CA– If case you haven’t read my three prior installments, WWE wrestling star Chris Benoit, 40, making about $600,000 US a year, killed his wife Nancy Benoit, 38, born Nancy Tortellini, a former professional wrestling valet who worked under a number of names, but she was most prominently known as “Woman.” According to the autopsy report, which I have reviewed in full, Nancy died Friday, June 22, 2007 when two ligatures (ropes) were wrapped around her neck and she was strangled to death.

DRUGS IN NANCY BENOIT’S SYSTEM

At the time of her demise, Nancy had been both her wrists and ankles tied together. There was some blood found under her head. This occurred in the upstairs TV room of the Benoit residence located at 170 Green Meadow Lane, Fayetteville, Georgia. There was blunt force trauma to the head and other parts of the decedents body. Bruises also appeared on the legs, arms, back and right buttock of the victim. Nancy had Hydrocotone in her system, in addition to Xanax. Official cause of death per the report of Fayetteville Medical Examiner John Eisenstat: Strangulation.

DANIEL BENOIT’S AUTOPSY RESULTS

Chris & Daniel Benoit

Daniel Benoit, a seven year old boy born to Chris and Nancy Benoit, it appears he suffered from “Fragile X” syndrome, and at the least was reportedly mildly retarded or autistic. Daniel was killed Saturday, June 23, 2007 as he lay in his bed. He had been given the drug Xanax, an-anti anxiety medication that cause drowsiness or sleep. He was wearing a “Sponge Bob Square Pants” pajama top and multicolored pajama pants.

DEATH SCENE OF BENOIT KID EXTRA CHILLING!

David was found prone on his bed with white foam emanating from his mouth and nose. The blood tests taken showed a Xanax level of 0.11 mg/L. The quantity was significant considering his size, but is not the underlying cause of death which was compression of his of his neck.

BENOIT USED FINISHING MOVE TO FINISH KID?

In layman’s terms, the boys neck was snapped and caused his death. One of Benoit’s finishing moves was the “Crippler Crossface” choke hold. According to Medical Examiner J. Eisenstat, this was the cause of death. Ironically, at one point and time, the WWE compelled Chris to do some television appearances, this because kids imitating the hold both in the US and Canada were causing serious injuries to one another.

CHRIS BENOIT AUTOPSY SHOWED “TINY BALLS” Read more

JOSE ALDO OFF UFC 189 – CHAD MENDES ON!

UFC FORCED TO “BITE HUGE $BULLET$”

Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes


San Francisco, CA– In what was a devastating blow to the UFC brand, Dana White and company finally announced what we’ve known for days: Jose Aldo injured his ribs in training and Chad Mendes will instead face Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

TEAM ALDO PLAYING GAMES EARLY ON?

If you follow this from a chronological point of view, we break it up like this. 1) Team Aldo tried to pull a ruse on Team McGregor when they Tweeted, “Aldo hurt his ribs.” 2) Allegedly later in that same day, Aldo really hurt his ribs.

TEAM ALPHA MALE’S MENDES ON TWO WEEKS Read more

JOSE ALDO HURT – UFC 189 BOUT IN PERIL

UFC KING ALDO “BANGED UP” IN TRAINING

Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 189

Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 189?


San Francisco, CA– The initial reports out of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s training camp was that he suffered “cracked ribs” in training. Then, the injury was downgraded to “bruised ribs.”

ALDO VS MCGREGOR WAS “FIGHT OF 2015″

In case you’ve been under a MMA rock, you know that July 11 in Las Vegas, Ireland’s Conor McGregor is set to challenge Aldo for the 145 lb. belt in what is considered the biggest MMA bout of 2015.

CHAD MENDES-CONOR MCGREGOR FOR “INTERIM” BELT Read more

UFC BAN IN NEW YORK CONTINUES

UFC NOT PLAYING MSG ANYTIME SOON

UFC Czar Dana White

UFC Czar Dana White


San Francisco, CA– The New York State Senate has passed a bill legalizing Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC et al, in each of the past six years. After the NY Senate, the bill has went to and died each year in the NY State Assembly.

UFC IN STANDOFF WITH NY & VEGAS UNIONS

The dream of many, especially UFC middleweight king Chris Weidman, a native upstate New Yorker, to stage a UFC event in 2016 appears to be just that, a dream. The sole reason MMA is not welcome in New York is that the Fertitta bros., Frank and Lorenzo, the majority owners of the UFC also have a number of “non-union casinos” in Nevada.

NOBODY BLINKING IN ALL OUT WAR Read more

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