December 28th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
OBITUARY OF ANDERSON SILVA IN PRINT
San Francisco, CA- When Muhammad Ali stepped in with Larry Holmes in 1980, it was a 38-year old former champion faced a young tiger with whom he had no chance. Fast forward to 2013 and UFC legend Anderson Silva met Chris Weidman. Just like Ali, Silva didn’t look like he could pull the trigger that night.
WEIDMAN SHOWED FIRST FIGHT NO FLUKE!
Hurt a number of times by punches, elbows and forearms, Silva made it out of the first round, as did Weidman who was either stunned or gassed after the first five-minute round and looked confused. Still the round went 10-9 for Weidman.
SILVA’S LEG SNAPPED LIKE A TWIG!
The second round was somewhat uneventful until the 38-year old Silva threw a kick at Weidman who blocked it in such a manner that it broke Silva’s leg, like in half at the calf. Ugly, gruesome, call it what you want, Silva was done as far as the fight was concerned and his career is over period! Nobody comes back from an injury like that at his age.
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December 13th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Rarely does a fighter, be it boxing or MMA, walk away at the right time. With longtime UFC welterweight (170 lb.) champ Georges St. Pierre vacating his UFC welterweight (170 lb.), this after the controversial win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last month, St. Pierre is either going to take an extended leave from the UFC, or he’s done!
DANA WHITE SET STAGE FOR ST. PIERRE MOVE?
A lot of people, most importantly UFC czar & President Dana White thought St. Pierre, one of the UFC’s biggest stars had lost. Dana said after St. Pierre walked away with his title in hand that, “I thought GSP only won one round.” The now 32-year old Cannuck St. Pierre is a man with an incredible amount of pride. After taking a rap from Dana after the Split Decision win, he probably just said, “Screw this.”
AGAIN, ST. PIERRE NOT SURE IF HE’LL FIGHT AGAIN
With a record of 25-2 and both losses against Matt Hughes and Matt Serra having been avenged, there is nothing really left for the 11 year MMA superstar except defeat brought about by age and injuries. He said in a statement Friday that, “There’s too much weight on my shoulders.”
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December 2nd, 2013 By Zak "Attack" Young
REFEREE DID NOT SAVE MAYNARD FROM UNDUE PUNISHMENT!
The stoppage looked a bit late to me, as Maynard was clearly out on his feet as the last few punches of Diaz landed and collapsed after what was to many, not just myself, a very tardy stoppage. Diaz takes a 2-1 lead in his fights with Maynard, previously scoring a third round submission and losing a controversial split decision to Maynard aka “The Bully.”
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November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- THE UFC’S Vitor Belfort knocked out Dan Henderson on FOX Sports UFC Fight Night from Brazil in :77 seconds! Yikes, UFC light heavyweight fighter Kyle Kingsbury and myself go over the Saturday results and concentrate on UFC 167 with GSP less than a week away and the rest of the UFC year that culminates December 28 with UFC 168 and the Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva rematch that accompanies the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate rematch. I go over the news that ex-lightweight (155 lb.) king BJ Penn will meet another ex-champ Frankie Edgar at 145 lbs. in 2014. As MMA fans know, these two men have some history together. Click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button to listen to this particular show.
“RING TALK” NEARING 30 YEARS OF RADIO PRESENCE
“RING TALK” is the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, which airs on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, American Forces & the I Heart Radio Networks, TuneIn.com and here at RingTalk.com Saturday for one hour at 11 AM PT & Sunday for two hours also starting at 11 AM PT covering both boxing and MMA. The most recent shows are in the left margin of the home page here at RingTalk.com, the Radio Archives here at RingTalk.com and at ITunes and TuneIn.com as well!
November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Dan Henderson (29-11, 6-5 UFC) had beaten Vitor Belfort in Japan during a Pride Fighting Championships in 2006. On Saturday night in a battle of Testosterone Replacement Therapy patients, Belfort prevailed with KO kick at :77 seconds of the very first round in UFC Fight Night 32 emanating from Goiania, Brazil. This was Belfort’s third straight KO kick victory with Luke Rockhold (pictured) and Michael Bisping preceding Hendo. Belofort (24-10, 13-6 UFC) will probably get the winner of the UFC 185 lb. title scrap between current champ Chris Weidman and ex-kingpin Anderson Silva, set for UFC 168 on December 28.
UNDERCARD ON FOX SPORTS NETWORK FROM BRAZIL
Brandon Thatch Technical Knockout 1 Paulo Thiago (strikes) Time: 2:10.
Ryan Laflare Unanimous Decision 3 Santiago Ponzinibbio. Scores were 30-27 thrice.
Jeremy Stephens Knockout 1 Rony Jason (kick, punch) Time was :40.
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November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, had UFC star Josh Koscheck talking up his UFC 167 fight and how the UFC, MMA for that matter, has evolved in 20 years of existence. Josh even talked about “legal” steroids in combat sports. Having seen Koscheck on the TMZ TV show, Koscheck, I asked him about that as well. We then go into the boxing weekend in this Saturday hour of Ring Talk that combines boxing and MMA. Listen to this PARTICULAR program by clicking on the black arrow in the gray box or the play button above.
SATURDAY ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS
The Sunday presentation, also at 11 AM PT, is two hours, one on boxing and one on the MMA world. Listening to recent shows is EASY as they are in the left margin of the Home page here at RingTalk.com We air live on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks, Tunein.com or listen live here at 11 AM PT by clicking here!
SHOW IS “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”
Listen either live or the replays, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” your inside look into the world of boxing and mixed mariar arts. As for the boast, remember, it ain’t bragging when you’re telling the truth!
November 5th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, brought you the latest news, scoops, results from both the UFC and the self destined Triple A farm club of MMA, the Bellator Fighting Championships. As for UFC 166, if you haven’t seen the Gilbert Melendez UD 3 win over Diego Sanchez, you truly missed one of the great fights in MMA history. We also discuss the upcoming UFC events through mid 2014. You can’t fit this much MMA into an hour, but we do. See why this show is, “often imitated, but never duplicated,” yourself. To listen to this particular program NOW click on the black arrow or hit play at the top of this article.
JOIN US LIVE SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 11 AM PT!
“Ring Talk” starts at 11 AM PT Saturday & Sunday’s on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks TuneIn.com. To listen to this particular program NOW click on the black arrow or hit play at the top of this article. There are audio archives here in the left margin of the HOME page here as well as on the top of the HOME page.
October 28th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, went deep with writer Zak Young, who was awed by Lyoto Machida’s wrecking of Mark Munoz Saturday on UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1. “Zak Attack” knows his MMA fighters as we previewed upcoming events and the status of many weight divisions. You can listen now clicking on the black arrow or play button at the top of this article.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AIR THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS!
This all starts at 11 AM PT Saturday on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks with an hour of boxing and mixed martial arts combined. On Sunday, again at 11 AM PT, we air a two hour show, the Ring Talk boxing hour, the second hour is the Ring Talk MMA hour. Saturday & Sunday’s at 11 AM PT, this is where you’ll be able to find out why this program is, “Often imitated, but never duplicated.”
October 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
San Francisco, CA- I will preface each article this evening, on both the UFC 166 presentation and the boxing card on HBO, with it was indeed a great night to be a fight fan. In a lightweight (155 lb.) contest, Gilbert Melendez, the reigning Strikeforce champion when the company was swallowed up by the UFC, and Diego Sanchez put on three of the best rounds I’ve seen in the UFC’s 20-year history.
WILL ADMIT TO SCORING SIN!
Although I scored the fight 30-28 Melendez, the crowd was mixed on the nod, but Sanchez who dropped a unanimous decision 30-27 & 29-28 twice, let it be known that he thought he won! Gilbert, who lost controversially to then champion Benson Henderson earlier this year on an April UFC On Fox card, was electrifying.
BOTH MELENDEZ & SANCHEZ GOT $60 K BONUSES!
Sanchez, although he had moments in this “give and take battle,” I thought he “took a lot more than he gave,” as my scoring on that and Melendez’s punches really meaning something. A single right uppercut that dropped Gilbert in round three compelled me to do the unforgivable, that being scoring a round even.
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October 17th, 2013 By Zak "Attack" Young
Los Angeles, CA- A highly intriguing trilogy between UFC heavyweight (205 + to 265 lbs.) champion Cain Velasquez (12-1, 10-1 UFC) and arch rival Junior Dos Santos (16-2, 10-1 UFC) concludes this Saturday at UFC 166. Junior won the first match with a quick KO 1, but was dominated for five rounds and out on his feet multiple times in the rematch. Junior was thought to be the superior striker going into match number two, but Cain caused some serious damage to the Brazillian and showcased an impressive arsenal of tools, which includes better stan dip (boxing). I think Cain keeps his belt in the rubbermatch, though it would have to be a more competitive affair than their last fight, that’s how one-sided it was from the mid point of round one to the final bell. I see another decison going to the champion, though both men certainly have the power to end things early.
CORMIER SUPERIOR TO GUYS AT 205 & -265 LBS.
In the co-main event, unbeaten former Olympian Daniel Cormier (12-0, 1-0 UFC) takes on Roy “Big Country” Nelson (19-8, 6-4 UFC) in what is presumed to be Cormier’s last fight at heavyweight before he drops down to light-heavy (205). Nelson is as game as they come, but Cormier should win a decision without too many problems. On the undercard, ex-Strikforce lightweight (155) champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3, 0-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (24-5, 13-5 UFC) will clash in what looks to be the fight of the night.
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October 6th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
UFC SCRAPPER JOSH THOMSON TRULY A “SPECIAL” GUEST!
San Francisco, CA- UFC lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson made a strong “Ring Talk” debut this past weekend on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Network. Thomson, who is set to fight UFC 155 lb. champ Anthony Pettis (17-2) on December 14 with live with UFC on FOX 9. An avid boxing fan, the 20-5 Thomson has an incredible personality that was a huge part this week of the longest running fight show in history, 29 years, “Ring Talk Worldwide.” Click on the black arrow above or hit the download button to listen now.
September 23rd, 2013 By Kevin Perry
“RING TALK” MMA HOUR IS DIFFERENT ANIMAL
San Francisco, CA- UFC 165, Jon Jones, were some of the subjects we covered in the “MMA Hour” which follows the boxing hour at Noon PT Sunday. This marks the 20th year that “Ring Talk” has covered MMA, UFC, Pride, etc., but the first UFC show was in 1993. As for the MMA hour, we brought you back with a Fedor Emelianenko fight, quick as a lot of them were, reached back to the call of ex-UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar’s professional debut. The guests were writer Zak Young and UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury. That Podcast is available at the top of this. To listen click here.
SUNDAY SHOW IS TWO HOURS
The live Sunday show is at 11 AM PT. First hour is boxing and the second hour is MMA. This is the delayed version you can listen to by hitting the black arrow in the silver box above or hitting the Podcast links above.
“RING TALK” & 29 YEARS OF RADIO PRESENCE
We air live Saturday and Sunday’s at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Network. The “King Of Boxing ” Floyd Mayweather’s future was brought up, as well, Manny Pacquiao, Tyson Fury and David Haye were also subject matter in the “Ring Talk” boxing hour with Larry Holmes. Click to listen to the Ring Talk Boxing Hour
September 22nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE UFC KIND
San Francisco, CA- Jon Jones was thought to be untouchable, at least when he came to Saturday challenger Alex Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), a Swede who was virtually unknown outside of the UFC & MMA world. All week ong people were asking, “Who’s Jones fighting, Alex who?” Well, the Swede came to fight and in the process took light heavyweight champion (205 lb.) Jones to the edge of the cliff of defeat. The champion was battered, bleeding profusely from a cut over his right eye, Gustafsson may have have even won the first three rounds. That’s when things got real interesting.
ROUND FOUR BEGAN WITH DESPERATE JONES LOOK
Entering the 4th, Jon Jones knew he needed to pull a “game changer” out of the bag and did just that with a spinning back fist, his patented elbow work had Alex rock ‘n rolling. The scoring in that round went 10-8 for the champion. Down a point on my card, Jones comes out and took the 5th and final five-minute round. That being said, I had it even a draw at 47-47. The official tallies read 49-46, 48-47, 48-47 all for Jones.
SWEDE STIFLED THE JONES MYSTIQUE FOR WHILE
Although you’re not supposed to get credit for defense, the 8 to 10-1 underdog Gustafsson, stuffed 10 out of 11 of Jones’ attempts to take him down. Jones himself was taken off his feet for the 1st time in his UFC career. That being said, had the judges given Alex the first 3 rounds, Jones’ monumental rally and close was enough to keep this title. Still, walking back to his dressing room, Jones, it was Jon that had the look of a pretty beaten up man while the Swede was just plain old tired.
JONES GETS WISH & SWEDE HUMBLED
After clamoring to be tested, it was Jones admitting this was his toughest fight ever, the 26-year old champion gave praise to the Swede, who humble as he could be said that, “Fighting Jon Jones was an honor.” Pretty darn good fight and it again proved that in the world of MMA and the top brand, the UFC, anybody can lose in the cage. Jones is 18-1 (10-1 UFC).
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September 2nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
OLD BOXING SAYING APPLIES TO UFC TOO!
San Francisco, CA- The old adage you’ve heard for an eternity when it comes to the fight game is, “Styles Make Fights.” That being said, Anthony Petiis, while he had beaten UFC lightweight (155 lb.) champion Benson Henderson a few years ago via submission, was not the unanimous of MMA pundits to beat Hendo. No, most felt Henderson had upped up his game and Pettis may have flatlined.
PETTIS GOT “LITTLE RESPECT” GOING IN
While a few picked Pettis, overall Hendo was the betting choice to win and then rematch ex-Strikeforce king Gilbert Melendez, who dropped a controversial nod to Henderson earlier this year. As for the fought itself, Benson (19-3, 7-2 UFC) started strong and was using the cage to his advantage as he worked Pettis over a bit.
THUNDEROUS KICKS PAVED WAY FOR SUBMISSION
When they got “off the cage,” Pettis started landing some incredible kicks that tilted the see-saw his way. Once he was on the offense, Pettis (17-2, 4-1 UFC) was cracking the body, mainly Henderson’s rib cage with his feet. When the fight went to the mat, Pettis cinched up an arm bar (right) and Henderson had to vocally surrender prompting the stoppage at 4:31 of round 1.
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August 18th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
UFC & FOX SPORTS 1 CHANNEL DEBUT
San Francisco, CA- If you found yourself like me, thinking that Chael Sonnen was going to get thrashed by Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on the debut of the UFC on the equally debuting Fox Sports 1 Network, then you failed to look at the fact that Chael is a good wrestler and Rua is NOT the hardest guy in the UFC to take down. After a give and take 4+ minutes, Sonnen secured a guillotine choke hold and the fight, one in which the winner was a 3 or 4-1 underdog, ended as Rua was forced to tap out at 4:47 of the opening round.
CHAEL IS IRRITATING
“The mouth that roared“ Chael Sonnen moves to 28-13-1, 7-6 in UFC fights). The victor will like meet equally aged Wanderlei Silva of Pride Fighting Championships fame who never struck UFC gold, next. In a make or break fight, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua drops to 21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC. As for Chael being an asshole? I look at his stand up, which is great in that he can talk and piss off viewers and opponents with his diatribes, as great marketing that is at the very least irritating.
SONNEN STILL A “BIT PLAYER” WITH WIN
After successive losses at 185 to ex-champ Anderson Silva and Jon Jones at 205, both UFC title scraps, Sonnen resurrects himself as a “gatekeeper” type of fighter that can talk smack like the great orator Ric Flair of pro wrestling fame.
EX-STRIKEFORCE KING BEATEN DOWN
Travis Browne KO 1 Alistair Overeem (head kick & punches) Time was 4:08. Convicted Steroid cheat Overeem, good to see him lose again sans the juice.
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