December 8th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
LENNY WILLIAMS ON NELSON MANDELA & SIGNORELLA TOO!
San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, reviewed the HBO & SHOWTIME fights. Guests include platinum recording artist Lenny Williams, who talks about his friend Nelson Mandela and Mike Tyson’s ex-wife Robbin’ Givens. John Signorella and I discussed 147 lbs. and lower before realizing that talent under 115 is nearly non-existent. TO LISTEN to this particular program click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the Play button.
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December 2nd, 2013 By Zak Attack
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 18th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
ST PIERRE GETS GIFT OVER HENDRICKS
San Francisco, CA- Host Pedro Fernandez talks with MMA fighter Kyle Kingsbury about UFC 167. Georges St. Pierre gets gift decision over Johny Hendricks! We also talk the Bellator Fighting Championships, the big UFC 168 event, and of course, the not so well received scorecards that kept George St Pierre the UFC welterweight champion. We also talk declining UFC numbers on this the Sunday, November 17, 2013 edition of “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years. Listen by hitting the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button.
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.
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November 6th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
GLOVES PROTECT HANDS BUT NOT HEADS
Las Vegas, NV- Much can be learned from the recent events in boxing in the last month. A fortnight ago journeyman Frankie Leal (20-8-3, 13 KOs) died from injuries sustained in a featherweight (126 lb.) bout in Mexico. Saturday night, heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalamov (18-1, 18 KOs) waged a vicious battle and lost a decision (UD 10) to Mike Perez (20-0, 12 KOs) on HBO.
MAGO FIGHT LATEST TRAGEDY
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October 17th, 2013 By RingTalk
San Francisco, CA- When you are as intense as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, nothing, and I mean nothing comes before training. A gym rat of sorts, the cardio of Velasquez is superior to every heavyweight of stature in the world of MMA. On Saturday, Cain looks to break Junior Dos Santos’ neck, while the Brazilian ex-champ would love nothing better than to KO Velasquez like he did in their initial encounter. Myself and cage fighting freak Zak Young go over the card ad the rest of the 2013 UFC schedule. Hit the silver arrow in the box above to listen now.
October 17th, 2013 By Zak Attack
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 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
WLADIMIR KLITSCHO WINS IN MOSCOW
San Francisco, CA- With nothing “climactic” this past weekend coming from heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, we can see the WBO champion is above average with maybe a below average chin. That aspect alone, Wlad will never be a George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes. However wonderful the younger Klitschko is, the one that won a Gold Medal for Ukraine in the 1996 Olympics and outside of his elder brother Vitali, is the best heavyweight and has been for years. My only real gripe is that he wants to fight in the 2016 Olympics, which in my mind is criminal!
COTTO WAS THE TV STAR, WLAD MADE THE MONEY!
Miguel Cotto was the “man” this past weekend, and not even a Klitschko fan can say anything to the contrary. Look, it wasn’t the grabbing, clinching, it was the “leaning” on Alexander Povetkin. The referee involved himself ten rounds too late when he “realized” the leaning. I worked with a lot of bigger guys who would try that crap in the gym. When they couldn’t out perform you, leaning can be unbearable and both physically and emotionally, and surprise, it is not good for your back. Still, still, World heavyweight champ, 60-3, 50 KOs, Wladimir Klitschko.
LEFT HOOK TO BODY DELIVERS DELVIN TO DEFEAT
So Miguel Cotto looks spectacular in the minds of some under the tutelage of newly hired trainer Freddie Roach. Being one of the people that believe the Top Rank matchmakers are the best at getting their guys fights they can win. Bruce Trampler, Carl Moretti, two of the best at looking through guys READ MORE…
September 9th, 2013 By Kevin Perry
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September 2nd, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
UFC TITLE CHANGE NO REAL UPSET
San Francisco, CA- Even though new UFC lightweight (155 lb.) champ Anthony Pettis made former king Benson Henderson “tap out” (surrender) a few years ago, Hendo was the betting favorite. We cover the UFC and MMA from division to division, the Bellator Fighting Championships as well.
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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 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
PROMOTIONAL WAR GOOD & BAD FOR BOXING
San Francisco, CA- With the invidious war going on between boxing promoters Bob Arum (Top Rank) and Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions), one might think the game would be hurt by it. The facts are HBO is with Top Rank in this skirmish, while Showtime is napping with Golden Boy. Before I go any further, in the midst of it all, the most powerful player in the game, manager/agent Al Haymon is hangin’ with CBS and Viacom which owns Showtime.
CABLE WAR NOT LIMITED TO BOXING
HBO, which is run by Time Warner, one of the biggest cable providers in the USA, has locked Showtime and CBS out of their current cable TV lineup. According to news reports, “Three Los Angeles-area Time Warner Cable subscribers are taking their anger over the cable company’s dispute with CBS to court. They filed a lawsuit saying they should be paid back for losing access to CBS and Showtime during a black out of those channels. It’s been two weeks since the channels were removed from Time Warner Cable (TWC) systems in New York, L.A. and Dallas.”
FLOYD MAYWEATHER HELPED START WAR OF NETWORKS
There is no way in the world that HBO thought that there any chance of losing Floyd Mayweather to Showtime, CBS, and their parent company Viacom. It just never crossed their minds until Floyd and Haymon signed that record six-fight deal. With HBO blocking out Showtime in Los Angeles, Dallas and the #1 media market New York City, they are essentially cutting an arm off the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez September 14 Pay Per View event. L.A. is the #2 market, so as you can see unless there is some type of pact reached, the Mayweather-Alvarez card won’t be on in the Big Apple or the City of Angels.
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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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August 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
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August 6th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
TOP WRITER IN MMA DAVE MELTZER ON “RING TALK”
San Francisco, CA- The longest running fight show in history, “Ring Talk Worldwide” covers boxing and MMA. On the Saturday show we combine both into an hour on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & NOW the I Heart Radio Network. This is the Sunday edition of “Ring Talk,” a two hour edition with one hour of boxing and another 60 minutes on the world of the UFC, etc.
MOST PROLIFIC SCRIBE IN MMA HISTORY
Dave Meltzer is the publisher of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the man that is without doubt the most important writer in the history of the UFC & MMA. Meltzer covers UFC, Bellator, drops some history here and there, Dave is an amazing guest to put it mildly. Having been on the air for almost 29 years, “Ring Talk” is often imitated, but never duplicated! Tune in and find out why. LISTEN NOW to Dave Meltzer BY CLICKING ON BLACK ARROW IN GRAY BOX ABOVE READ MORE…