Archive for October 2007

GARY SHAW TALKS FUTURE FEDOR FIGHT AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS OF TAMPERING WITH RANDY COUTURE

October 31, 2007

Elite XC held a lengthy presser today that included Gary Shaw, Kimbo Slice, K.J. Noons and Jake Shields. We wanted to cut right to the chase on the two most important issues in MMA…Randy Couture and Fedor.

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CHECK BACK TONIGHT, WE’LL POST MORE AUDIO FROM THE CONFERENCE.  

NFL’S WORST P-BY-P VOICE…PAUL ALLEN OR DAVE LOGAN?

October 31, 2007

I’m 100 years old so I still enjoy hearing a well-called NFL game on the radio. The great play-by-play men can capture the great moments with ease.

There are still some tremendous voices who call games in local markets around the NFL.

And then there is Denver’s Dave Logan and Minnesota’s Paul Allen.

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These guys are homers through and through. So much so that have a penchant for ruining great moments as they choose to cry in their beer on a play that goes against “their” team.

Logan produced another embarassing call to close the great MNF game. Brett Favre turns in an unreal finish and most listeners probably had no idea what the hell just happened. He even failed to capture the drama of the Broncos game-tying FG at the end of regulation.

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Allen may be worse. Anytime the Vikings struggle, he becomes barely audible on the air. Listen to him turn into Suzyn Waldman-light as the Vikes faced defeat against the Eagles.

What’s their excuse? Their teams are struggling? So the f**k what?

The Jets stink every week and had another dud this weekend against the Bills. Does Jets voice Bob Wischusen turn into a big baby? He described a great play by Lee Evans and told you exactly how exciting the play was.

Greg Papa is one of the best. The Raiders are lucky to have the guy. Oakland has been horrific recently. Mike Williams blew it for the Raiders in the final two minutes against Tennessee. But instead of sulking like a pussy in the booth, Papa was fired up and expressed what most Raider fans were feeling.

It’s time for the Executive Producers on the Bronco and Vikes radio networks to grow some stones. Tell Logan and Allen that they’re embarrassing themselves and cheating listeners.

Thanks to KOA, KFAN, WESN & KSFO for the audio.  

UFC, DANA WHITE AND LORENZO FERTITTA FIRE BACK AT RANDY COUTURE’S WOEFUL SALARY/DISRESPECT CLAIMS

October 30, 2007

White opens the presser answering the claims from Couture that he was never given heavy promotion

White then mentions that he’s happy Couture is making huge money away from the cage

Fertitta says he was heavily involved in the January contract negotiations with Couture. He doesn’t understand how Couture is saying now that he was never happy

Fertitta says Couture grossly misrepresented the facts last week and that this was an effort to HURT the UFC

UFC CFO John Mulkey lays out the specifics numbers on what Couture will make this year

White addresses Couture’s statement that he never got a signing bonus when he returned in February of 2007

White says Randy is wrong in calling us a monopoly 

Fertitta talks about not being public and the disclosure of salaries

Fertitta says he’s hurt by the Couture criticism

Cofield asks what exactly happened at the first meeting back in September at UFC 76

White again states that he only wanted Fedor to satisfy Randy’s desires

White says past discussions with Randy have been all over the map. Couture is annoyed about lots of things.

White says he’s hurt by the whole thing

Cofield asks what is the breaking point? When is Randy officially done with UFC?

What is the deal on the contract? Two fights or nine months?  

White reacts to the statement that Couture feels disrespected, underpromoted and constantly dissed

Is there a timetable when a decision will be made on stripping Couture? White says we’re going to offer him a fight this week

Do you think this a plan by Couture to move elsewhere?

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Here is the PDF file of UFC’s Randy Couture financial info.

DANA WHITE ON FEDOR AND THE MMA BIZ

October 25, 2007

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White called out Fedor’s management team saying they didn’t give a shit about the fighter.  He’s done deals with the biggest free agents in the sport and rarely had trouble. He calls the manager an f**king liar.

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BROCK LESNAR TALKS ABOUT JOINING UFC

October 25, 2007

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Lesnar admits his wrestling is a strength but he has a lot to work on.  That said, he thinks he’ll be in title contention very soon. And he does feel confident he can beat Tim Sylvia.

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DANA WHITE ON BROCK LESNAR & WHY KURT ANGLE WILL NEVER BE IN THE UFC

October 25, 2007

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WHITE SAYS ANGLE ISN’T REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT BEING IN MMA:

 

DANA WHITE, BRIAN DIAMOND AND KEVIN KAY ON NEW SPIKE/UFC DEAL

October 25, 2007

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Spike and UFC have signed for another four years together. Starting in 2008, it looks like 12 live fighting events each year on Spike. They’re committed to two TUF seasons in 2008 and 2009.

Kay (Spike TV President), Diamond (Spike Sr. VP) and White also said a new UFC fight show is in the works for 2010 and 2011.  

The main components of the deal are:
    — Seasons 9 through 12 of the highly successful reality series, “The Ultimate Fighter(R).”  The first five seasons of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV were seen by 93 million viewers. *
    — 12 live fight cards, “UFC(R) Fight Nights(TM),” hosted by Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. Spike TV will telecast four per year.
    — Two seasons of a new, weekly live fight series (details to be announced at a later date).
    — 39 one-hour episodes of “UFC(R) Unleashed(TM),” hosted by Mike Goldberg, featuring the greatest fights in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, many of them never seen before on basic cable. Spike TV will run 13 per year in ’09, ’10, and ’11.

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