December 26th, 2008

Sad news in the MMA world today, Justin Eilers was murdered.  Justin’s manager Monte Cox confirmed this news with MMAWeekly.com today. Justin was celebrating the holidays with relatives, and a domestic dispute occured that resulted in Eilers being shot in the chest and passing away shortly after as a result of the single gunshot wound […]

December 24th, 2008

Due to extreme weather conditions, M-1 has been forced to reschedule its M- 1 Challenge event that had been scheduled to take place on Friday, December 26 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Seattle, Washington. As a result of the inclement weather conditions, it was not going to be possible for M-1 to transport fighters […]

December 23rd, 2008

W1 has released an updated version of their debut card titled “Inception” set for March 28th, 2009 at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec.  The card is not yet complete, but this is the card to date.  Stay tuned for more matchups as they unfold. (The latest match to be agreed upon is local […]

December 23rd, 2008

There has been a lot of  debate surrounding Marc-Andre Drolet‘s recently posted Cageplay.com article entitled Grand River Athletics Commission is Bad for MMA.  To get the other side of this argument, Cageplay.com caught up to the CEO of the Grand River Athletics Corporation and the Matchmaker for the Iroquois MMA Championships (IMMAC), Jason King.  King […]

December 22nd, 2008

I was just speaking with Joey Benoit, the matchmaker for XMMA, to find out what he has coming up for the XMMA organization in 2009.  I was surprised to see the list of fighters for his next card XMMA 7, which is appropriately titled Inferno.  XMMA is definitely looking to heat up the Canadian MMA […]

December 21st, 2008

Much like the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball, M-1 Global’s M-1 Challenge is a mixed martial arts competition conducted in a team format. Like those U.S.-based professional organizations, M-1 will be handing out awards in recognition of its inaugural season. The awards ceremony will take place on Dec. 26 at the Emerald Queen Casino […]

December 20th, 2008

George St. Pierre against BJ Penn is the fight most fans are most looking forward to watching.  However, hands down, the best card of 2009 right now has to be Affliction: Day of Reckoning.  Now Affliction has announced the addition of recently released UFC fighter Rameau Sokoudjou.  The African Assassin will be facing the Renator […]

December 20th, 2008

Thursday night I called in to the Fan 590’s “Showdown” with Showdown Joe Ferraro to discuss my article on why I think the Grand River Athletics Commission is bad for MMA . I encourage everybody to post their comments if they have an opinion on this on the article.  There have been some interesting comments […]

December 18th, 2008

Former UFC fighter Justin Levens and his wife, Sara McLean-Levens, have been found dead by the mother of the deceased female.  Levens and his wife were both found with fatal gunshot wounds in a house in Laguna Niguel, California.

December 17th, 2008

MMA merchandising has generally been relegated to pricey apparel and fight equipment.  In 2008, Round 5 has bucked this trend and has successfully launched a product that is outside of the usual MMA merchandise – MMA action figure collectibles.  Series 1 of Round 5’s figures were released in April 2008 and feature MMA stars Rampage […]

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