Parisyan not giving up on His Title Dream
Karo Parisyan doesn’t get stumped by too many questions. But when you ask the welterweight contender what keeps him motivated after all the ups and downs he has experienced in an amazing 11-year journey through mixed martial arts, he falls silent. “I don’t know,” he chuckles. “I always find an answer for something.”
Born in Yerevan, Parisyan and his family moved to California when he was a child, and by the age of eight he was training in judo with the legendary Gene LeBell, by 14, he had discovered mixed martial arts, and at 16, he was fighting grown men for money. But while Parisyan bounced around the MMA circuit over the next few years, it wasn’t until 2003 and a spectacular submission win over Dave Strasser at UFC 44 that he truly arrived as a fighter to watch
Tamdan McCrory – “The Barn Cat” Cometh
Want a little perspective on the experience gap between welterweights Tamdan McCrory and Akihiro Gono, who will meet at Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday’s UFC 78 card? When Japan’s Gono made his mixed martial arts debut in April of 1994, McCrory was just eight years old.
But “The Barn Cat” laughs off such a trivial tidbit. “I’ve been fighting a lot of guys that are his age and older, so I guess I’m starting to get used to it,” said McCrory, who just turned 21 on November 5th. “And as far as experience level and how many fights he’s had, he’s definitely the most experienced out of all the fighters I faced, but I look at it as another way to make my stock rise.
Fisher Ready For Wherever The Fight Goes
Spencer Fisher has a 20-3 record compared to Frankie Edgar's undefeated 7-0 mixed martial arts resume. He believes his experience will be a factor in their Ultimate Fighting Championship 78 lightweight bout on Saturday night in Newark, N.J.
Asked about the experience factor and if it will come into play, Fisher replied, "Absolutely, because I've been in every position. I've been on my back. I've been pinned against the cage. I mean, I've been in every bad position possible having this many fights, and I think come Nov. 17, we're going to find out how much experience plays into this fight."
Great audio interview with Mr.Sunshine and Neil Davidson
They talk about the Randy/Dana meeting, UFC 78, Press covererage of MMA and more! Great stuff indeed!
Adding another interview from Mr. Sunshine (if you have time to listen to it
. He talks to Alex Marvez(FoxSports), again about the same topics as above. Its a diferent perspective and very good also (PS it has info that Randy didn;t agree to a sit down dinner with Dana as reported)
Houston area MMA fighter fighting for his life.
Thought I would throw this up there for you all so you say a prayer for him and his family, its not looking good but it sounds like he's a fighter.
Houston Fighter in Critical Condition Following Oct. 20 Bout
By Anthony Armstrong
Sammy Vasquez has been fighting for his life in Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit since the night of his Oct. 20 Renegades Extreme Fighting bout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Revolution Dojo’s Vasquez (1-2) suffered a third-round KO loss to Vince Libardi (4-3) before being taken to the hospital by local medical technicians seated cageside.
If anyone wants to make a donation to help with the hospital bills here is the info.
For those of you wanting to help out Sammy and Sandra Vasquez, we here at TEXAS MMA FIGHT SHOP are going to collect funds to help out with their hospital bills, etc. Sandra is very Thankful. Please stop by 5720 Mobud, in San Antonio, Texas. There will be a place where you may make your contributions. Thank you for your help and support. Keep Sammy in your thoughts and prayers. You may make checks out to Sandra Vasquez and we will mail them to her. www.texasmmafightgear.com
TEXAS MMA FIGHT SHOP
San Antonio, Texas 78238
War Sammy! Keep fighting!
Despite Rumors To Contrary, Fedor Not Fighting 12/31
The Mix-Fight Championship (M-1) website announced today that Fedor Emelianenko will fight in the main event on 12/31 at Saitama, Japan. However, M-1 Global denies any knowledge of the fight.
Seems like this M-1 event is for a different M-1 and there's some apparent confusion because of the similar names.
UFC 79: Eddie Sanchez vs. Soa Palalei
Eddie Sanchez (7-1) and Soa Palalei (8-1) will meet in a heavyweight bout at UFC 79: “Nemesis” on December 29, rounding out the blockbuster nine-fight New Year’s Eve weekend pay-per-view (PPV) event.
This latest announcement has been confirmed via MMAWeekly.com. Reports of the match up surfaced in October with word that Palalei had inked a three-fight deal with Zuffa.
HDNet Announces 10 Fights for Dec. 15 Card
Mark Cuban’s HDNet Fights organization has announced its Dec. 15 “Reckless Abandon” fight card, which takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The 10-fight event airs live on HDNet, an all-high definition channel owned by Cuban.
Next month’s show is headlined by co-main events of Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Sean Salmon, as well as Frank Trigg vs. Edwin Dewees. All four participants are former UFC fighters who have HDNet Fights President Guy Mezger excited about the event.
Buentello Revamped & Ready for Overeem
Former UFC Heavyweight Paul Buentello is known for having a powerful punch. But he actually didn't know how to punch until recently when he watched some of his old fights in preparation for fighting Alistair Overeem at Friday's Strikeforce event.
UFC Inks Sokoudjou; “The African Assassin” to Debut vs Machida at UFC 79
This is the official announc,ent from UFC. com that we have been waiting for.
2007 has seen the UFC’s light heavyweight division became the most talent-rich weight class in the world. At UFC 79, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 29th, fight fans will get a glimpse of the newest addition to the 205-pound ranks as “The African Assassin”, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, makes his UFC debut against unbeaten sharpshooter Lyoto Machida.
Details about Trigg and Mayhem signings revealed during HDNet Fights conference call
HDNet Fights held a conference call on Wednesday afternoon to promote their next live telecast on Dec. 15 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.
Involved on the call were HDNet Fights president Andrew Simon, HDNet Fights matchmaker Guy Mezger, along with fighters Sean Salmon and Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who will be fighting each other in a clash of middleweight during the show’s co-main event. The other main event will feature Frank Trigg vs. Edwin Dewees.
Here’s a recap of the conference call:
- The rumors of Randy Couture joining the promotion were brought up. Mezger wasn’t real comfortable with the topic and said he wanted to focus on talking about the card. He said that if there was a way to get Couture on board at HDNet Fights that it would be “awesome.”
- Miller and Trigg have signed three-fight contracts that are non-exclusive. However, there are some restrictions when it comes to their exclusivity, such as they don’t want fighters that they’ve signed to multi-fight deals competing a month before they’re supposed to fight for HDNet Fights.
Nick Diaz to seek out plastic surgeon
That’s the latest from Brian Knapp of The Fight Network:
Nick Diaz will seek out the assistance of Las Vegas-based plastic surgeon Frank Stile in order to repair the considerable scar tissue that has developed around his eyes. Kit Cope, the man who cornered the 24-year-old in his failed attempt to win the EliteXC lightweight title at EliteXC “Renegade” on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas, made the announcement after the bout.
Says Kit Cope:
“He didn’t get hit with anything hard,” Cope said. “It’s just that he’s got some gnarly cuts. There were a couple of fights [in his past] where he got cut and then band aided it, you know … didn’t get any good stitches, so he’s got a lot of scar tissue. You breathe on the guy, and he gets cut.”
“KJ Noons – Karl – you’re not even in the same league,” Cope said. “You’re luckier than a dog with two peckers.”
Probably a good move by Nick Diaz to get this taken care of. He’s a young fighter and he’s bound to get hit in the face a lot more times in his career.
Crocop says “.... the haters”
Over the weekend Mirko CroCop took some time off from being surly and introverted to record a TV interview with some weird korwegian station:
KW: Did you think about ending your career?
Mirko: I did think of it the night after my last defeat, but I’m not going to end my career soon. I will have 5 or 6 fights at least. Maybe even more, who can tell. Every fight could be your last one. You can suffer from a fatal injury, you can break your leg or arm. If I’ll be able to fight I’ll fight, it’s my life and my choice and I enjoy doing it.
I have a very strong motive, especially because of number of „wise“ Internet users saying that I’m done. I will prove they were wrong.
Can The Piranha Take The Heat?
In a potentially big fight for both, Ryo Chonan makes his UFC debut this Saturday night against top UFC Welterweight Karo Parisyan. Chonan will be facing a very determined Parisyan, who is trying to work his way back into the title picture.
Pickett Off Cage Rage 24
Brad Pickett, who was schedueld to fight on the upcoming Cage Rage 24 event, is off the card due to a broken arm suffered in training. He likely will be out 6-8 weeks.