What Killed Ryan Gracie
The coroner’s report from GracieMag.com:
A little over two months since the death of Ryan Gracie, on December 15, the first toxicology report on the black belt’s death was released yesterday by the program Fantastico, on Brazilian television. According to the program, the document stated that Ryan’s death was not of natural causes. Listed in the report, therapeutic doses of the medicines midasolan, alprazolan, prometazina, clozapina, haloperidol and the fighter had already used intoxicating substances. Based on analysis of the report, the authorities will determine what caused Ryan Gracie’s death. Cardiorespiratory failure seems to be the most probable cause.
Chuck Liddell on NPR
I couldn't believe it when I heard Chuck on NPR today. I guess I don't know why but I assumed NPR would be the last place MMA would be covered.
Here is the Link to the radio show
Tarded Reality Show Concept of the Day, Part 2
You think Fighting Fedor is a bad idea? Ho, baby. From a new press release on Reuters.com:
Rodrigo and Crosley Gracie have decided to co-produce a reality television show of mixed martial arts, combined with the Gracie Jiu Jitsu flavor, and a little drama. [Ed. note: Rodrigo and Crosley are cousins, and grandsons of Carlos Gracie.]
The reality show is based on true life grudges. Imagine a famous face knocking on your door. He/she shows you a photo. “Do you know who this is?” You know exactly who it is. He/she is the person with whom you have a grudge to settle. Then, without a clue as to where you are going, you are whisked off to an undisclosed location where you will be trained by one of the world famous Gracie Jiu Jitsu family members. Did you know that the person in the photo is also receiving the same treatment? Did you know that now is the chance to “Settle Your Grudge?”
“It gives me great pleasure to bring this show to you, despite any controversy that may arise. At the end of the day, we are all humans, we’ve all had grudges, and they all need to be settled to bring closure to real the life drama that leaves us perplexed every day” boasts [executive producer] Stacey “O”.
Episodes in production include: Cop vs. Con; Bouncer vs. Bounced; Biker vs. Nerd; Husband vs. x-Boyfriend; Manager vs. Employee; Old Bully vs. the Bullied; Teacher vs. Student; and Old vs. Young.
UFC 83 tickets cost how much!?!?!
I just ebay'd the tickets to see how much they are going for now and two tickets for pretty crappy seats are going for nearly $2000!!
This is sick!
Heres the link if you don't believe!
Who would pay this to see the fight?!
Nogueira's trainer: Sylvia Cheated
Luiz Alves, the muy thai trainer for Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, was recently interviewed by the Brazilian news site tatame.com and has made some interesting remarks concerning “Big Nog’s” recent victory over Tim Sylvia. Alvez made the claim during his interview that “the Americans” were using baby cream which would not become slippery until it came in contact with sweat
If his claims are valid it will be interesting to see what course of action the UFC will take to punish this sort of behavior, or to prevent this sort of foul from being committed in the future.
Mark Hunt signs with Hustle Pro-Wrestling
this links link takes you to a foreign site that supposedly broke the story.
I'm a little bummed,but oh well.
Rage In The Cage XVI
"Wildfire" Johnny Rage returns with his weekly column. In this week's column he tackles UFC 81, a preview of UFC 82, World Victory Road and his thoughts on MMA "Smart Fans" and his thoughts on the Super Bowl.
Another WWE Wrestler Joining MMA
Bobby Lashley is the latest pro wrestler to join the world of MMA. Scrubsports.com is again the 1st to break this news. If you remember they were the 1st to break the news of the WCO show being cancelled. Lashley hasn't appeared on WWE camera's for months now and should've been back a long time ago. Fans wondered what happened to him and just today, I received word that he is done with the WWE and has been training MMA in hopes of landing a contract somewhere. God help us all!
Arrested Bias Wakes from Coma
Former Palace Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Shawn Bias (Pictures) awoke from his coma Tuesday morning and was lucid enough to speak with family and friends, Sherdog.com has confirmed.
The 22-year-old fighter suffered an apparent heart attack late Saturday night and lapsed into a coma around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. After being admitted to the Oroville General Intensive Care Unit, Bias was also diagnosed with complete kidney failure.
Bias, who was given a 30-percent chance of surviving by doctors, remains connected to a dialysis machine.
Coleman to be inducted into the UFC HoF
The first-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion and PRIDE FC Grand Prix Champion, Mark Coleman (15-8), is rumored to be up for induction into the Hall of Fame at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
UFC Sponsor Files For Bankruptcy
The Las Vegas manufacturer and distributor of energy drink Xenergy, which sponsors the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid claims of intimidation and death threats.
More Pro Wrestling
TNA has made a business deal with UFC regarding promotion of UFC's 2/2 PPV show, and in particular the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir match.
Details aren't known, but it is expected there will be heavy advertising of the next UFC during the TNA shows over the next two weeks. In addition, during the body of the shows will be hype packages to build up the match.
Next week's Impact will include a Brock Lesnar training package, as well as a Kurt Angle interview, where he breaks down the Lesnar vs. Mir match.
Great idea for UFC, TNA has 1.5 million wrestling fans watching every week. It's hard to say if it means anything for the future, but it may pave the way for that eventual Kurt v. Brock fight that was much talked about in the past.
Octagon Girls Featured on E! Tonight
Tune in to the E! Original Special tonight as they profile the famed Octagon Girls of the UFC in a Countdown of Las Vegas' 12 Sexiest Jobs. The special premieres tonight at 6pm ET/PT and features an up-close look at UFC Octagon Girls Arianny Celeste and Edith Larente.
Two fights off WCO card
Tiki / Ambrose is off (Ambrose no-show at weigh-in)
Marrero / Magalhaes is off because Marrero declined the fight
Kerr / Roufus has been changed since Roufus couldn't get licensed
Jon Fitch Hosting UFC 80 Party
UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch will be hosting a meet-and-greet and UFC 80 viewing party on January 19 in Toronto. The event is ahead of an MMA seminar he will be holding the next day.