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Calvin Ayre Retires, BodogFight Done

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Officially putting the presumptive final nail in the coffin of BodogFight, Bodog head mogul Calvin Ayre announced his retirement yesterday. Sources indicate that although the Bodog empire will continue on, likely focusing on gaming, BodogFight-the MMA arm of the group-is now defunct.

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Post #1   4/22/08 6:46:10AM   

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Dana will be pleased.... Do they have any contracted fighters worth a shill?

Post #2   4/22/08 11:34:47AM   

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Posted by snakeplissken

Dana will be pleased.... Do they have any contracted fighters worth a shill?



they already picked up cain valasquez. matt lindland did have a contract with bodog that they apparently didnt honor, and i think nick thompson had a contract with them as well. jake shields fought for them a time or to but he has been fighting elsewhere. thats all i can think of off the top of my head

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They did have some nice ring girls.

Post #4   4/22/08 12:07:09PM   

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Bodog's problems weren't their fights.
They had some decent talent, some decent shows etc.
Their problem was no. 1: They seemed to focus way too much on Calvin Ayre...yeah we know he's rich...who cares.
No 2: Commentary. Jeff Osborne was bad way back when he commentated for the UFC...he didn't improve any....and Lazanby? Lol.
To make it you need "the total package".
While Bodog had a few good fighters, and had some pretty good fights....their "total package" wasn't too desirable.

Post #5   4/22/08 3:17:08PM   

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Free MMA is good MMA so I for one am disappointed a financial superpower like Ayre is stepping away, but one Cuban will be better than 2 Ayres in the long run.

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Post #6   4/23/08 12:33:48AM