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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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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

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.  

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LISTEN RING TALK 6/21 LARRY MERCHANT

LARRY MERCHANT TALKED PORTER WIN & MORE
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San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez was joined by Larry Merchant who discussed the NBC card topped by Shawn Porter-Adrien Broner, Andre Ward’s return and his look at the fights and politics of boxing.

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“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.

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FRIDAY MMA NOTEBOOK

UFC FIGHT PASS CARD FROM GERMANY TONIGHT

If You Ever Want To Hide Something, Stash It On A Fight Pass Card So No One Sees It

If You Ever Want To Hide Something, Stash It On A Fight Pass Card So No One Sees It

Los Angeles, CA– Ladies and gentlemen.  Damas y caballeros.  One of my personal favorite fighters to watch is returning to action this weekend.  Unfortunately for the viewing public, she is headlining a UFC Fight Night card that will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass, a service which very few fans actually have.  The fighter I am referring to is strawweight (115) champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (9-0).

JOANNA J WILL DEFEND SUCCESSFULLY

“Joanna J”, as she is referred to on Ring Talk Radio and Sports Overnight America, is a gifted young athlete from Poland who has great striking technique.  She is truly a joy to watch, and she defends her belt against Jessica Penne (12-2) of the United States.  Penne is a great young fighter as well, but J is a bit better, and will remain the champ.

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6/14/15 RING TALK MMA HOUR & ZACK YOUNG

BADDEST DUDE IN UFC IS “NO MAS”

Werdum Connects On Cain

Werdum Connects On Cain


Larry Merchant

Larry Merchant

San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” host Pedro Fernandez was joined by MMA writer Zack Young who expanded on what the Velasquez loss means to the other heavyweights in the UFC.

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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TUESDAY MORNING UFC NOTEBOOK

CONDIT RETURN A SUCCESS

Natural Born Killer Returns

Natural Born Killer Returns

Los Angeles, CA-Welterweight (170 lb.) contender Carlos Condit (30-8) survived a bit of a rocky first round to defeat Thiago Alves (21-10) in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves.  In the second round, Carlos punished Alves with vicious elbows that appeared to have broken Alves’ nose in a few places. The fans at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil had to feel a bit disappointed that the American destroyed their countryman so thoroughly.   The medical staff chose to end the fight after round two to prevent any further damage.

SO HOW ABOUT THE REST OF THE CARD?

While the main event was decent, the undercard really underwhelmed.  It was a card packed with prospects vying to be contenders, but no one truly shined.  After the excitement of last week’s UFC 187, which featured two title fights, this week felt like quite a letdown.   Read more

BOXER JERMAIN TAYLOR DEAD AT 36

BRAIN DEAD TAYLOR “STILL BREATHING”

Jermain Taylor Assault Victim

Jermain Taylor Assault Victim


San Francisco, CA– While 2000 Olympic Bronze medal winner and ex-middleweight (160 lb. champion Jermain Taylor is still breathing, he’s the equivalent of being brain dead at the age of 36. In the next paragraph, I’m going to go to a SportsNut.com article in which Jermain’s latest violent escapade was detailed.

CANNOT MAKE THIS KIND OF STUFF UP

“On May 13th while in rehab the Arkansas native (Taylor) beat the living crap out of a fellow patient. The victim says that he recognized Taylor and extended his arm for a hand shake when Jermain smacked his hand down. Before the guy even knew what was going on he says Taylor started pummeling him.”

LATE RODNEY KING DIDN’T LOOK THIS BAD!

The results of that beating are detailed in the accompanying photograph. Last year, Jermain shot up the 2014 Martin Luther King Parade in his hometown of Little Rock, AR in which a person was shot. Then he was picked up again on Weapons charges, but his money got him a stint in Re Hab and not jail time. This week Taylor was in court for the unprovoked Re Hab attack and unless they can “grease” somebody’s palm, it’s prison time or a mental ward for Taylor.

NEVER FORGET THAT DAY AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

In 2000, former HBO VP Lou DiBella left the cable giant to promote boxing on his own. Di Bella Entertainment was presenting the members of the 2000 Olympic team that he had signed to the media for the first time. Silver medalist and eventual convicted Cocaine trafficker Ricardo Williams Jr. was the guy getting interviewed while Taylor sat there unnoticed.

NEVER FORGET TAYLOR’S WORDS & WILL

“I’m going to make all these people, in time, make them all realize that Jermain Taylor is the best American fighter coming out of the Olympics. Someday, everybody will know who I am and what I’m made of.” 15 years later as he sits in a Little Rock jail cell awaiting a trial or a mental hospital commitment, I think Jermain made his point as just about everybody knows who and what he is now.

BOXER JERMAIN TAYLOR DEAD AT 36

UFC FIGHT NIGHT RETURN OF CARLOS CONDIT

“NATURAL BORN KILLER” OR “NATURAL BORN OUT-POINTER”?

Natural Born Killer

Natural Born Killer

Los Angeles, CA-Welterweight (170 lb.) contender Carlos Condit (29-8) features in the starring role of UFC Fight Night:  Condit vs. Alves.  Condit is back for the first time since losing by knee injury to Tyron Woodley (15-3).  Across the cage from him will be Thiago Alves (21-9).  Alves is a solid fighter, but I do not think home country advantage at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil will be enough to defeat one of the best welterweights in the world.  Condit has been a point-fighter in recent years, but I think he will go back to his killer ways on Saturday night.

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CORMIER WIN TOPS UFC 187 RESULTS

CORMIER CRUSHES RUMBLE

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DC

Los Angeles, CADaniel “DC” Cormier (16-1) became the new UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion by out-grappling Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-5) in the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  Cormier was abe to survive a first-round knockdown to dominate “Rumble” on the ground.  After more than two rounds of vicious “ground and pound” that left Johnson visibly woozy, Cormier was able to secure a rear-naked choke that ended things in the third round (2:39).  Cormier has already been beaten by the real champion, Jon Jones (21-1), but Jones’ out of the cage struggles will keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.

WEIDMAN POUNDS OUT BELFORT

Middleweight (185) champion Chris Weidman (13-0) suffered a cut early in his bout with Vitor Belfort (24-11), but quickly took Belfort down and battered his face until referee Herb Dean called a stop to the contest at 2:53 of the opening round.  It was an easy night for the champ, aside from the cut.

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UFC 187 SATURDAY PITS CORMIER VS JOHNSON

VACANT LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON LINE

Rumble, Young Man, Rumble

Rumble, Young Man, Rumble.

Los Angeles, CA– A new UFC light heavyweight (205 lb.) champion will be crowned on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV as Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-4) will take on Daniel Cormier (15-1) for the title left vacant by the stupidity of former champion Jon Jones (21-1).  For those who don’t know, the UFC stripped Jon Jones of his belt after Jones hit-and-ran a pregnant woman after he smashed into her in a rental SUV. The woman ended up with a broken arm and Jones ended up charged with a Felony and title-less.

WHICH CORMIER WILL SHOW UP?

Daniel Cormier is coming off his first loss as a professional fighter.  It was a fairly wide points loss to Jones that saw the former Olympian unable to out-wrestle the champion.  It was a demoralizing defeat in a high profile fight that had been hyped by the media for months.  There was a disdain shared for one another by the fighters.

WILL JONES LOSS AFFECT OLYMPIAN?

This animosity apparently started when Jon Jones said something to the effect of “Olympian, huh?  I bet I could take you down.”  Cormier, a man who has dedicated his life to wrestling, was offended at this notion.  He vowed to destroy Jones.  When his opportunity came, he was unable to capitalize.  Jones was the first to take Cormier down as a pro, and he left Cormier crying in the post-fight press conference following the event.  Cormier appeared a broken man.

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LISTEN KYLE KINGSBURY ON UFC LAWSUITS

KYLE KINGBURY ON MMA WORLD & UFC BIZNESS

Kyle "Triple K" Kingsbury

Kyle “Triple K” Kingsbury


San Francisco, CA– On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and retired UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury talked about the UFC results of late, upcoming fights and the UFC lawsuits.

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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 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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