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HISTORY OF FIGHTING, BOXING, MMA

START OF FIGHTING UNKNOWN TO MANY
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San Francisco, CA– The murals on the tomb of Beni Hasan along the Nile go back to the time of 3,000 BC. The murals show hand to hand fighting techniques mostly from wrestling, but includes other fighting arts.

START OF “MAN TO MAN” FIGHTING

In 643 BC, Greek Pankration was introduced to the Olympic games. This art included kicks, punches, takedowns, chokes and joint locks. The only rule to Pankration competition was no biting or eye gouging. The term Pankration is based on two Greek words, Pan – means “all” and Kratos – means “powers.”

ALEXANDER THE GREAT WAS A FIGHT FAN

Pankration was taken to India through Alexander The Great’s Army, where it became the ancestor of Asian Martial Arts. Ancient times in India had a glorious history of wrestling, including such legendary wrestlers as Hanuman. A Buddhist monk from India named Bodhidharma, ventured into China to where the first Shaolin Temple was formed 495 AD and introduced what would evolve into Kung Fu to other monks.

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UFC CHAMP JON JONES OUT ON BAIL

MONDAY EVENING JONES MUGSHOT

Jon Jones Booking Pic 4/27/15

Jon Jones Booking Pic 4/27/15

San Francisco, CAUFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones is out on bail after being booked Monday evening by New Mexico authorites with Felony “Hit & Run” as a woman broke her arm in what was a three car crash caused by Jones running a red light.

UFC 187 MAIN EVENT WILL HAPPEN

And on second thought, I don’t think this will get Jones bounced from defending next month in Las Vegas against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Why? Too much money would be lost by the UFC and casinos.

UFC JON JONES FELONY CHARGE UPDATE

JON JONES IN WORLD OF TROUBLE

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

San Francisco, CA– The story of UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion Jon Jones fleeing from the scene of an early Sunday morning car wreck has evolved as the Albuquerque Police say they are seeking a Felony “Hit and Run” warrant. The Felony is applied because the other party suffered a broken arm, this could mean prison time.

JONES FLED, RETURNED, FLED AGAIN

Jones has a residence in Albuquerque and the APD say they have went to his home, called his attorney, the UFC, nobody is giving up Jones, his whereabouts, nada. After the crash, Jones ran away, came back to supposedly stash some cash in his drawers, and then fled again. This according to wittnesses, said to include an off duty cop.

YESTERDAY A MISDEMEANOR, TODAY A FELONY

Thought to still be in New Mexico, the police have changed the allegations as yesterday they were saying it was a Misdemeanor. Today, they’ve changed their tune and are seeking the aforementioned Felony warrant on Jones, the UFC’s premier male fighter.

JON HAS LOTS OF ISSUES

In the last five months, Jones has failed a drug test (Cocaine) and at the same time and test had the Testosterone level of an 85-year old man. Does he look 85 to you? There was also the 24-hour stint in rehab after the Coke admmission.

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NEW ROCKY 7 MOVIE WITH ANDRE WARD

ANDRE WARD & STALLONE IN ROCKY 7

Sly Stallone

Sly Stallone

San Francisco, CA– Just when we thought the “Rocky” franchise was over and had finally ran it’s course with the sixth installment titled “Rocky Balboa,” a film which featured an old Rocky that was panned, you thought wrong.

FAST & FURIOUS HAS DONE SEVEN FLICKS

No, the Rocky franchise is much like the “Fast & Furious” as it keeps it going without the greatest of twisting and turning plots. Nor do these Rocky flicks have the hot young chicks or screeching hotrods either.

ROCKY 6 NOT INTRIGUING AS ALI-MARCIANO MOVIE

The plot of Rocky Balboa looked to be somewhat inspired by an actual exhibition that had occurred between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali, that was then ran through a computer along with film footage of other heavyweight legends.

MARCIANO WAS IN “INCREDIBLE” SHAPE

This actual exhibition was actually an interesting story with Marciano losing 50 lbs. He trained harder for this 1969 movie than anytime previous in his life, wearing a hair piece, the Rock of a that generation had his unfortunate passing in a plane crash occur not long afterwards at age 46.  Muhammad was trying to make a buck during the Vietnam War when he couldn’t work at his trade.

ROCKY 7 TO BE CALLED “CREED” Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT POLAND RESULTS

CRO COP EVENS THE SCORE

Gabriel Gonzaga Takes a Nap Courtesy of Mirko Cro Cop

Gabriel Gonzaga Taking a Nap Courtesy of Cro Cop

Los Angeles, CA– At the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland, and live on UFC Fight PassUFC Fight Night featured the return of heavyweight (265 lb. limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (31-11-2, 1 NC). Cro Cop successfully avenged his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-10) in the main event with a third round TKO victory.

TRILOGY?

While this fight was not the worst, it was not necessarily entertaining enough to warrant a rematch.  Cro Cop will likely fight on, though it is difficult to see him beating the elites. Read more

UFC FIGHT NIGHT MIRKO CRO COP RETURNS

FIGHT NIGHT ON UFC FIGHT PASS SATURDAY

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Coutesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Cro Cop Taking a Nap Courtesy of Gabriel Gonzaga

Los Angeles, CA– For the large number of fans who will miss Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, I have good news:  The fights are not very good.  Heavyweight (265 limit) Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (30-11-2, 1 NC) will try to avenge his 2007 first-round KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9) in the main event at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland.

WHY IS THERE A REMATCH? 

I think Cro Cop simply got caught in the first fight, and should be able to beat Gonzaga.  Both guys are way past their best, so this fight really has very little value from a legacy perspective. Read more

NEVER FORGET CHUCK MINKER!

CHUCK MINKER WAS BOXING’S FACILITATOR
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San Francisco, CA– This is one of the great people I’ve known during my tenure in combat sports. A respected professional boxing judge, Chuck Minker was the Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission when Lung Cancer (He didn’t smoke) struck in 1992-1993, if my memory serves me correctly. An iconic figure in Nevada, Las Vegas is home of the Chuck Minker Sports Complex that’s located at the corner of Stewart Ave. and Mojave Road. There are people that you don’t ever forget, Chuck was one of those special individuals who bravely went “toe to toe” with the “Big C” and lost.

LARRY MERCHANT UNPLUGGED RADIO

EX-HBO GODFATHER ON “RING TALK”

Mayweather vs Merchant

Mayweather vs Merchant

San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez went deep with Hall of Famer/Larry Merchant. One of the best guests in sport’s history, we can never get enough of Larry!

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

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LISTEN RING TALK MMA & ZACK YOUNG

RONDA ROUSEY READY TO PISS BRAZIL OFF!

Ronda Rousey Mocking Opponents

Ronda Rousey Mocks Opponent

San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez talked UFC/MMA with Sports Overnight America Weekend Edition co-host Zack “Attack” Young who takes us through the world of MMA and the UFC which will include Ronda Rousey going to Brazil August 1 to defend her UFC 135 lb. title.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks on Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) both starting at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart Radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone and or Tablet.

CLICK TO LISTEN NOW

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“KING” ANTHONY PETTIS DEFENDS AT UFC 185

BEST “POUND-FOR-POUND”(?) FIGHTS SATURDAY

Anthony "Showtime" Pettis

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis

Los Angeles, CA– Grab a seat and enjoy “Showtime” on Saturday night, as Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-2) defends his UFC lightweight belt against Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) in the main event of UFC 185.  Pettis, the UFC lightweight (155 lb.) champion is one of the best all-around fighters out there, and he will continue to prove that on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX with what I believe will be a decisive win over dos Anjos.  The Brazilian will give his all, but he appears to be no match for the amazing Pettis.

STRAWWEIGHT (115) TITLE ON THE LINE IN CO-MAIN

Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza

Strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-2) will defend her title against tough striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0).  Poland’s Jedrzejczyk could easily take the belt, but I see the versatility of Esparza winning the day.  This bout will be interesting from start to finish, so make sure you tune in.

HENDRICKS ON THE REBOUND

Former welterweight (170) champ Johny Hendricks (16-3) will try to bounce back from losing his title by securing a win over Matt Brown (19-12).  This will be a fun fight for the fans, and one I see Hendricks winning.  Brown is very tough and has improved drastically the last few years, but Hendricks is simply better. Read more

LISTEN RING TALK WITH CYBORG SANTOS

CYBORG SANTOS AWAITING RHONDA ROUSEY

Cris "Cyborg" Santos

Cris “Cyborg” Santos


San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide, host Pedro Fernandez went deep with Zack Young as we brought in the amazing and controversial MMA icon Cris “Cyborg” Santos, who expanded on her Steroid use, fighting Rhonda Rousey and more.

SHOW “IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

“Ring Talk” airs LIVE on the Sports Byline & I Heart Radio Networks Saturday (1 hour) and Sunday (two hours) at 11 AM PT LIVE. On Monday, Ring Talk goes for two hours on Sirius XM Satellite Radio at 5 PM PT.

FREE I HEART RADIO APP & LISTEN ON THE GO!

Go to IHeartRadio.com and listen to “Ring Talk” online be it live OR delayed. And if you’d like, you can download the free I Heart radio app and take “Ring Talk” anywhere you go on your Smartphone or Tablet.

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RONDA ROUSEY AMAZING AT UFC 184

UFC’S BIGGEST STAR SHINES BRIGHT AT STAPLES CENTER

Double R

Double R

Los Angeles, CA- UFC star “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (11-0) retained her bantamweight (135) belt and took “Alpha” Cat Zingano’s (9-1) zero in the process in the main event of UFC 184.  In just 14 seconds, Rousey submitted Zingano with on of her famous armbars.  Going in, many picked Zingano to win, but here at Ring Talk, we knew she was no match for the Rowdy one.  Rousey and Zingano become the first females to headline a UFC pay-per-view show.  With all of the extra eyes on her, Ronda put on perhaps her most impressive performance to date.

ROUSEY IS MUST-SEE TV

You may not realize it, but you are witnessing a special talent.  Enjoy Rousey while she is here, as I cannot see her remaining in the fight game for too long.  The Olympic judoka has charisma that transcends the appeal of mixed martial arts, and has undoubtedly brought new demographics to the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Read more

TYSON FURY WIN SECURES KLITSCHKO & MORE

“GIANT GYPSY” FURY BEATS LESSER GUY

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury


San Francisco, CA– If you look at this picture, can you believe Tyson Fury is only 26 years old? Forget the hair loss, he looks like a 6’7 bus driver with a midriff. That being said, Fury (24-0, 18 whacks) seemingly “pity patted” his way to a TKO 8 win, this after dropping 15-1 underdog Christian Hammer (17-4, 10 KOs) in round five at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

TYSON FURY CAN’T SING ALL THAT WELL

The #1 ranked WBO heavyweight contender, like the Elvis impersonator Tyson Fury or not, (and most people seemingly don’t) the “King of The Irish Gypsies” is now set to face World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) after Wald takes out American Bryant Jennings in a few weeks. A Philadelphian, as Don King would say, “Jennings has two chances. Slim and none, and Slim just left town.” As for Fury, size is his only attribute for if he wasn’t 6’7. he’d be driving a bus and not fightin’ for the title.

“FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE” IN IBF TITLE TILT

In his native Belfast, Ireland, Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) made an initial defense of the IBF 122 lb. diadem look easy with a TKO 5 over top rated Californian Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KOs) at the Odyssey Arena. Avalos, who talked as if were King Kong fought like much less as the shorter Frampton worked him over from the start. The referee halted matters with Avalos on unsteady pins in round five at 1:33.

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