The Wrestling Observer Online/ Figure 4 Online’s Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez do a Post-UFC 116 interview with UFC World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar’s new old PR manager and official biographer: Paul E “Dangerously” Heyman. They talk about UFC and the state of Pro Wrestling.
Archive for the ‘Ultimate Fighting Championships’ Category
Posted by invizweb on July 5, 2010
Posted in Combat Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate Fighting Championships | Tagged: Ariel Helwani, Bill Goldberg, Bryan Alvarez, Dave Meltzer, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Stone Cold Steve Austin, YouTube | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on December 1, 2009
On this episode of the Invizible Web, I interviewed Fortean Times contributor, Disinformation World News senior correspondent, and freelance MMA blogger, Joe Nolan. We compare life in the Motor City and Music City. We discuss how Joe started writing with Fortean Times, hooked up with the Disinfo Crew, and prepare against Austin Gandy’s episodic Discordian barrages. Finally we talk MMA and the Martial Arts: Who are some of his favorite fighters, GAMENESS, and what he really thinks about PRIDE compared to the UFC.
The opening song was Dick Justice’s “Cocaine.”
The second song was Joe Nolan’s “Walkin’ with the King.” It is part of the King album. Download it here with other tracks.
The third song was Joe Nolan’s “The Night Comes.” It comes from the Blue Turns Black album. You can listen to it here on his Myspace Music page.
The closing track was Joe Nolan’s “Dead Man’s Song.” It comes from the Blue Turns Black album. You can also listen to it or buy it here on his Reverbnation Page.
Posted in Combat Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Mythology, Philosophy & Religion & Spirituality, The Invisible Web Podcast, Ultimate Fighting Championships | Tagged: Disinformation, Fortean times, Joe Nolan, PRIDE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on November 23, 2009
Mike Coughlin posted this very well-written, mature, and thoughtful article on the Figure Four site. In this blogger’s opinion, it is the best written article on the sport this year. I hope Mike’s articles can be incorporated in a Best American Sports Writing or similar anthology. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by invizweb on April 18, 2009
Posted by invizweb on November 15, 2008
1) Opening Match: Demian Maia vs Nate Quarry (Middlweight Bout)
Interesting. Maia with Wanderlei Silva trains at Xtreme Couture whereas Quarry used to be a protege of Couture, currently with Randy’s former training camp, Nate Quarry. Nate is entering to hip hop music. Never has a man as white (and vanilla) as Quarry attempted such a feat. FAILURE~!
Round One: Ariany is the ring girl for the opening match. Herb Dean is ref. Maia (whose surname comes from the ancient Greek Goddess of the Spring), clinches Quarry, pulls Guard, and gets a Body Triangle from the Back Mount. It looks tight but not backbreackingly brutal. Maia gets a Rear Naked Choke (might as well have humbled him while he was Naked).
Winner: Demian Maia (via R1 Submission – RNC) Nate Quarry
Randy Couture enters the building with wife Kim while SABLE is absent from entering with her significant other, Brock Lesnar. I seriously think a Lesnar victory would be the defeat (and/or shame) of the human race.
2) Second Match: Gabriel Gonzaga vs Josh Hendricks (Heavyweight Bout)
I still don’t feel pumped for the show. Hell I am visiting Newsarama. Not to seem ignorant but is it me or does Napao look like a bigger Shogun Rua? UFC’s tedious intros really need revamping. Now checking Technoccult and Disinfo.
Posted in Combat Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate Fighting Championships | Tagged: Brock Lesnar, Demian Maia, Dustin Hazelett, Gabriel Napao Gonzaga, Joe Stevenson, Kenny Florian, Nate Quarry, Randy Couture | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on June 29, 2008
Combat sports galore. 65 Minutes ~! The RAW Draft, Triplemania, and other fun stuff. And remember to vote for Rupert the AntiChrist for President in the 2008 US Presidential election.
Posted in AAA, CMLL, Combat Sports, Current Events, Mixed Martial Arts, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, The Invisible Web Podcast, Ultimate Fighting Championships, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on June 16, 2008
Thanks to Mike K
The throwdown in Albany to legalize mixed-martial-arts fighting—better known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, thanks to the leading company promoting the testosterone-fueled, almost-no-rules wrestling-meets-boxing-meets-street-fighting battles—was supposed to be an easy win for the extreme sport’s supporters. The Las Vegas–based Fertitta brothers took over the UFC in 2001 and have lobbied to make it more legit. Already it is legal in 34 states, including Nevada, New Jersey, and California. CBS and Spike TV broadcast bouts. But to go really mainstream, they need New York, with its media throng and upstate fans.