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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

DC

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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MMA WIZ DAVE MELTZER RING TALK

DAVE MELTZER KING OF MMA WRITERS

Dave "MMA Genius" Meltzer

Dave “MMA Genius” Meltzer

On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and MMA’s iconic writer Dave Meltzer covered the bases on the UFC, UFC 186, Ronda Rousey and more. Truly a great radio guest on MMA is the creator of the Wrestling Observer newsletter.

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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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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!

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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.

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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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MANNY PACQUIAO DRUG TESTED ALREADY

LET THE DRUG TESTS BEGIN!

Drawn Urine For Testing

Drawn Urine For Testing


San Francisco, CA– The impediment in making the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in 2010 was Manny’s refusal to adhere to random testing of his blood and urine, something he agreed to in order to make the May 2 fight with Mayweather happen.

DOPE POLICE CORNER MANNY

On Saturday, representatives of the U.S. Anti Doping Assn. arrived unannounced. At the time, Manny had both blood drawn and supplied urine for testing. Mayweather will be randomly tested as well.

LOOKIN’ FOR STEROIDS, EPO & HGH

The substances the US Anti Doping officials are looking for include Anabolic Steroids (Testosterone), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Erythropoietin (EPO) and other banned substances.

WHAT DO HGH & EPO DO EXACTLY? Read more

RING TALK MMA PREVIEWS UFC 185

PREVIEW OF UFC 185 & MORE
Anthony "Mr. Amazing" Pettis
San Francisco, CA- On the longest running fight show in history, 30+ years, “Ring Talk Worldwide” host Pedro Fernandez and Zack Young went over Saturday’s UFC 185 featuring lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, in addition to UFC and MMA news.

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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

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