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UFC ON FOX 11 NOTES

April 24th, 2014 By Zak Attack

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

TRAVIS BROWN “GASSED” EARLY IN CAREER CHANGER

Los Angeles, CA- Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1) became the next heavyweight (265 lb. limit) title challenger with a dominant 5-round decision win over Travis Browne (16-2-1) in the main event of UFC on Fox 11. Browne started the bout well but seemed to exhaust himself very quickly and was beaten to the punch continuously by the Brazilian. Werdum will fight champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) in Mexico for his next fight. I think Cain will once again show how wide the gap is between him and the rest of the division.

TATE EMERGES VICTOR OVER CARMOUCHE

Meisha Tate (14-5) proved to be the gourmet Ronda Rousey (9-0) leftover dish with a close UD 3 win against fellow Rousey victim Liz Carmouche (9-5). With how thin the bantamweight (135) division is, Tate may get yet another opportunity to get her arm broken by the rowdy one.

CERRONE PREVAILS IN “FIGHT OF NIGHT”

Lightweight (155) Donald Cerrone (23-6-0-1) got an exciting submission win over Edson Barboza (13-2) at 3:15 of the first round. Cerrone was wobbled himself in the fight, but persevered to drop and subsequently choke out Barboza, who is a bit chinny.

CUBANO ON THE CARD A VICTOR

Cuban wrestling standout Yoel Romero (8-1) notched a solid UD 3 versus Brad Tavares (13-2). Perhaps most impressive was the fact the Romero managed to go the full fight distance without emptying his bowels.

The UFC put together a better showing on Big Fox this time, with Cerrone-Barboza far and above being the fight of the night.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY ON BRAIN INJURIES IN MMA HAS HOLES

April 2nd, 2014 By Kevin Perry

INDEPENDENT STUDY ALLEGES THAT BRAIN INJURY RISK EXCEEDS THAT OF BOXING.

http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/10690370/study-shows-mma-brain-injury-risk-higher-boxing

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LISTEN TO PROMOTER DON KING “UNPLUGGED” ON RING TALK

April 1st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

DON KING ON FIRE, HIS 40 YEARS & MUCH MORE

Don "Unplugged" King

Don “Unplugged” King

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured the “World’s Greatest Promoter” Mr. Don King himself. Don was incredible in this totally “Unplugged” as he talked Sivern-Arreola, Affordable Health Care, Women, Civil Rights and some more boxing.

SATURDAY IS ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network & the I Heart Radio Network which has an hour of boxing with the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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LISTEN UFC CHAMP RONDA ROUSEY ROCKS ON RING TALK

April 1st, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

RONDA DUMPS ON KIM KARDASHIAN, MICHAEL PHELPS

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey


San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured UFC bantamweight (135 lb.) champion Ronda Rousey and writer Zak Young. Ronda ripped on “porn star” Kim Kardashian and fellow 2008 Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

SATURDAY ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

This was part of the two-hour Sunday edition of Ring Talk which starts at 11 AM PT and has an hour of boxing and the second hour all MMA. On Saturday at 11 AM PT Ring Talk is a one hour presentation that combines boxing and MMA.

29 YEAR RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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WHO REPLACES KEITH KIZER ON NEVADA COMMISSION?

March 27th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

NEVADA BOXING & MMA HEAD JOB UP FOR GRABS

Keith Kizer

Keith Kizer

San Francisco, CA- The Executive Officer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission is the position that Keith Kizer recently relinquished. The one he got from Marc Ratner who followed the late Chuck Minker in what maybe the most powerful position today in boxing and MMA.

KEITH KIZER & HIS TIME AS BOSS

As for Keith Kizer, some question his boxing acumen while I think overall he’s done a pretty good job. The only real knock I can give KK was his backing judge CJ Ross‘ after her atrocious 6-6 card after the Floyd Mayweather shutout of Canelo Alvarez. The passing on the KK watch of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, which just weeks ago was dumped by the Nevada Commission, was a mistake.

KIZER NOT AGAINST RANDOM DRUG TESTING

His stepping up and putting random testing in Alistair Overeem’s application for an MMA license in Nevada and then catching him “dirty” on Steroids leading to an almost one-year suspension, things like this went unnoticed. Over the years I’ve found KK always to be professional and oh-so super sensitive.

ONE OF THESE MEN WILL BE “THE MAN”

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RINGSIDE PHYSICIANS CALL FOR NEW WEIGH IN RULES

March 26th, 2014 By RingTalk

ARP Makes Bold move

ARP Makes Bold move

The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the boxer and mixed martial arts athlete, has released a consensus statement on weight management in professional combat sports as follows:

Introduction

Unhealthy and sometimes dangerous weight loss practices continue to be a significant problem in amateur and professional combat sports. The ARP recommends that regulatory bodies adopt standardized weigh-in policies in conjunction with year-round weight management and educational programs.

Discussion

There is a growing body of information in the medical literature that presents unequivocal evidence of the danger of excessive weight loss, READ MORE…

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SCORES MAR UFC 171 HENDRICKS-LAWLER MAIN EVENT

March 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler

JOHNNY HENDRICKS GETS UNDESERVED WIN AT HOME

San Francisco, CA- At UFC 167, Johnny Hendricks was shorted by three judges who gave legendary UFC welterweight (170 lb.) champ Georges St. Pierre a Unanimous Decision after Hendicks seemingly won 4 of the 5 rounds. Last night in Dallas, TX, the hometown for Hendricks, Robbie Lawler got the short end of a unanimous decision with three scores of 48-47 (3-2 rounds). The way I saw it, Lawler certainly won 3, if not 4 rounds against Hendricks. Using a size and reach advantage, Lawler out punched Hendricks for the first 20 minutes. The only round Hendricks won clearly was the last. Truly an MMA heist, at least in my eyes on the scorecards.

HECTOR LOMBARD GETS BY JAKE SHIELDS

Former Bellator middleweight (185) titleholder Hector Lombard, now a welter (170) took a UD 3 over game Jake Shields. Lombard gassed in the 2nd round and Shields tried to turn the judges his way but came up shy on the cards 30-27 twice & 29-28.

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BOXING COMMISSIONER SAYS “WEIGH INS ARE A JOKE”

March 12th, 2014 By RingTalk

Greg Sirb

Greg Sirb

GREG SIRB TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

Philadelphia, PA- This past Saturday the weigh-in for the Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko bout was a “classic” example of what is horribly wrong with the current weigh-in procedures. Most people in boxing know that I think the day-before weigh-ins are a JOKE. But everyone seems to agree that this is how it should be. So I really feel that we should at least agree on a “mandatory” second weigh-in in the AM on the day of the fight. For the past (10) years Pennsylvania and most recently the IBF have mandated a second day weigh-in – currently stating that no boxer can gain more than 10-lbs at this second weigh-in. By using this procedure it keeps both boxers weight gain in check.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT DOES “AVERAGE FIGHTER” GAIN?

My statistics have shown that the average weight gain is about 6.4 pounds. (most boxers gain between 5-7.5lbs) Without a second day weigh in there will be more and more abuses to the current system – what Salido did on Saturday night was disgraceful and the bottom line is he really did not suffer too many consequences. He does not win the belt and I am sure was fined a certain amount of money but in the long run he gets the WIN and by virtue of this win he could get rank and be in line for another title shot by another ranking organization. So by missing weight and clearly having a weight/size advantage in his bout Salido really come out of this OK – and that is what bothers me.

SIRB’S PROPOSAL TO ASSN. OF BOXING COMMISSIONS

The ABC Unified Rules should be changed to state: Any title bout that has a day before weigh-in must conduct a second weigh in no later than 10 am on the day of the event. The weight gain for this second weigh-in shall be limited to a maximum of 10 pounds. (Some have suggested using a sliding scale for this second day weigh-in such as under 135 shall gain no more than 5 pounds READ MORE…

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WILFREDO GOMEZ-LUPE PINTOR GREATEST FIGHT PART II

March 11th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

benitezhearnsccposter0206San Francisco, CA- We have talked about how Larry Holmes had a hard road to hoe in following Muhammad Ali. That being said, if there was ever a main event that could not live up to the semi-main, it was Thomas Hearns & Wilfred Benitez having to enter the ring after Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor. The exact date was December 3, 1982, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, with the wirehaired wonder Don King promoting this card at the Louisiana Superdome.
MEET LUPE PINTOR FOLKS

Before we get to the fight, let’s water the plant first. Lupe Pintor was a “rugged” Mexican fighter who went 12-1, 9 KOs in Mexico before coming to the Great Western Forum and meeting Albert Davila in February 1976. In a battle of bantamweights that would both go on to win World titles, Davila prevailed via unanimous decision.

INTER STABLE FIGHT WITH ZARATE

Losing a couple of decisions along the way, Pintor was matched with the great Carlos Zarate (54-1, 53 KOs, only loss to Gomez) in Las Vegas on June 3, 1978. I believe they were both managed by Cuyo Hernandez, and Zarate a top five P4P guy at the time was not going to re-sign with Hernandez. After 15 rounds, judges Harold Buck and Art Lurie both saw it 143-142 Pintor, while Bob Martin scored the fight, are you ready, 145-133 for Zarate. That’s 12-3 in rounds! Feeling he had been screwed, Carlos would retire and not fight again for seven years.

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR ON UFC 170

February 24th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

San Francisco, CA“Ring Talk Worldwide,” is the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years. Pedro talks about UFC 170 featuring undefeated Women’s UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey! Also Pedro reviews the undercard and impressive win by Daniel Cormier !
RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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LISTEN TO RINGTALK MMA HOUR FEATURING UFC WELTERWEIGHT KEON CALDWELL

February 11th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

UFC

UFC

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” is the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years. Pedro talks MMA and UFC, with UFC welterweight Keon Caldwell (170LBS). They talk about UFC 170, Rhonda Rousey and more!

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RING TALK MMA HOUR COVERS UFC 169

February 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

UFC

UFC

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, hour 2 featured MMA, it was all about UFC 169 and the quick stoppage of referee Herb Dean in declaring Renan Barao a TKO 1 winner over fan favorite Urijah Faber.

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RING TALK MMA REPLAY WITH UFC GUY KYLE KINGSBURY

January 28th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle Kingsbury

“KING KYLE” A SUPER INFORMATIVE GUEST

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured in the MMA Replay UFC light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury. “KKK” as I call him went over the FOX card, talked about Drug Testing and George St. Pierre, as well as handicapping the upcoming UFC 169 with Renan Barao-Urijah Faber main event this Saturday on PPV.

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UFC ON FOX 10 WAS NOT A KEEPER!

January 26th, 2014 By Zak Attack

Josh "Burned Again" Thomson

Josh “Burned Again” Thomson

MOST THOUGHT THOMSON SHOULDA’ GOT THE CALL

Beverly Hills, CA- During and after the UFC On FOX 10 card, I’d knew I’ve seen both better fighting and officiating. The main event pitted lightweights (155 lb.), And with champion Anthony Pettis recovering from surgery, the UFC’s Saturday night FOX main was two-time Pettis victim by submission and ex-UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (20-3, 8-1 UFC) getting a questionable decision over ex-Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson (20-6, 3-2 UFC) in the main event from Chicago.

HENDO NOTICEABLE BIGGER THAN JOSH

In a very lackluster fight, Henderson was given the benefit of the doubt, again, think of Henderson-Gilbert Melendez and Benson-Frankie Edgar, over a game Thompson who I thought should have been given the decision. It wasn’t a case of getting “underdog-idis, this was simply a fight that I thought Hendo was out worked clearly 3 of the 5 rounds.

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UFC ON BIG FOX NETWORK SATURDAY

January 24th, 2014 By Zak Attack

Pedro Fernandez & Benson Henderson

Pedro Fernandez & Benson Henderson

UFC ON FOX EXPECTS “STRONG” TV NUMBERS

Los Angeles, CA- The Ultimate Fighting Championships returns to Big FOX this Saturday with lightweight (155) action in the main event between former titlist Ben Henderson (19-3, 7-1 UFC) and Josh Thompson (20-5, 3-1 UFC). These two contenders will swap leather at the United Center in Chicago, IL in a fight with likely title implications. Though current lightweight (155 lb.) king Anthony Pettis (17-2, 4-1 UFC) seems to have Bendo’s number, I think he likely beats Thompson here. Josh certainly has a shot, but I think Ben has more experience against top-level opposition and that will show on Saturday night.

HEAVYWEIGHTS IN SEMI MAIN

On the FOX undercard, heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7, 11-6 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (10-1, 4-1 UFC) clash in a nice heavyweight (265 limit) battle. Gonaga is a vet who has looked good as of late and I think he beats Miocic here. Lightweight Donald Cerrone (21-6, 8-3 UFC) looks to claw his way into an eventual crack at the UFC belt against Adriano Martins (25-6, 1-0 UFC). I’m leaning towards Cerrone because of his overall balance as a fighter, but you just never know with the guy. Sometimes he looks good, other times he loses badly. Featherweight (145) Darren Elkins (17-3, 7-2 UFC) will mix it up with Jeremy Stevens (22-9, 9-8 UFC). I favor Stevens in this one by a slim margin.

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