Posts Tagged ‘MMA

17
Dec
09

Stop Hitting Yourself

I’m not incredibly well-versed in the world of MMA, but I have a feeling that when you try and bodyslam your opponent and in the process knock yourself unconscious that you are doing it wrong.

03
Dec
09

Win a FREE Copy of Tekken 6!

Through the magnificent largesse of the folks over at Namco/Bandai, we have FREE copies of Tekken 6 for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 to give away to two of you lucky readers. Because we’re just that generous, we are also going to toss in a free faceplate or skin for your respective system and maybe a couple other goodies if you act all proper like. The runner-up will ALSO receive a FREE faceplate or skin!

*(UPDATE)*

WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! Thanks to everyone who participated, but as in all contests, ultimately we have to choose a winner and here are those whose efforts were just a little bit better.

Our 2 GRAND PRIZE – FIRST PLACE WINNERS who will each win a BRAND NEW copy of Tekken 6, faceplates or skins and some other assorted goodies are:

Mark: A) Phil? Phil? Don’t you recognize me, it’s Ned… Ryerson. “Needlenose Ned”? “Ned the Head”? C’mon, buddy. Case Western High. I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?

RowdyRoddyPaulper: A) I’ve got a message for Steve Phillips’ wife…I’m not just some random girl he had sex with in parking lots.

and our RUNNER UP who will receive a faceplate or skin plus a few other assorted goodies:

Proxy: A: “I ASKED FOR EXTRA FANCY KETCHUP!!”

I have sent emails out to each of our winners, but if for some reason you haven’t seen it yet, send ME an email by going to the CONTACT ME button up top.

And thank you again to Namco Bandai for the games and to all of you for your wonderful contributions! We will have another awesome contest coming up next week that all you NBA fans won’t want to miss!

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10
Sep
09

Van Damme is on the Warpath

JCVDkamsingMarch 2010 is going to be an awesome time to be in Vegas because that’s when famed actor Jean-Claude van Damme is due to fight Thai Olympic gold-medalist boxer Somluck Kamsing in a Muay Thai MMA fight. Kamsing confirmed the fight will be taking place, it will consist of 5 two-minute rounds.

Because he’s an actor and depends on his face, JCVD requested that the use of elbows be banned for the fight. Kamsing told Siamsport that JCVD didn’t want to get his face cut or bruised.

Of course, prior to being a woldwide “acting” sensation, JCVD was highly trained in martial arts. And of course, he won the tournament in Bloodsport despite being blinded. So, watch out Kamsing!

I’m booking my travel plans NOW!

[Five Knuckles]

12
Aug
09

Don’t Mess With James Johnson

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James Johnson is now one of my favorite NBA players. Drafted #16 overall in this year’s draft, the sophomore from Wake Forest checks in at 6’8″ 235 pounds, making him quite the sturdy power forward. What makes him so exciting to me though starts with this video of him break-dancing while at the rookie photo shoot.

Pretty nice, nothing extraordinary but still dope. Then I found out that Johnson is from Wyoming and I’m more intrigued. Next I learn that he is one of 9 children, that his father Willie is a 6th-degree black belt who used to win karate tournaments under the nom de guerre Tuqik (pronounced Too-Quick). Pretty awesome! But wait, there’s more! Of the 9 children in the family 8 of them are black-belts (including James), with the sole exception his 10 year-old sister Kiandra who is merely a blue belt. Slacker. Add in that James’ mother, Vi, began street fighting as a leader of the Krook City Bloods before switching to tournament fighting, going as Vicious and winning 5 national titles and you have the makings of a totally bad-ass and fun family.

James doesn’t just do all his bruising on the basketball court though, he has a 20-0 record as a kickboxer where his fighting nickname is  “Little Ali” and when he was 18 he fought 31 year old Damond Clark in a MMA fight. That contest lasted all of 90 seconds with Johnson CRUSHING Clark.

Fellow Wake Forest alum and New Orleans Hornets superstar Chris Paul was giving Johnson some ribbing for his fighting telling him,

“I keep hearing about your fighting, but you’re way too big to be a fighter.” Johnson told Paul to stand still directly in front of him, and said, “I’m not going to kick you; I’m that good.” Then he did a roundhouse kick within inches of Paul’s face, causing Paul to step back and say, “O.K., I believe you.”

Basketball may be Johnson’s new career, but “I’m not done fighting,” Johnson said in an interview in 2006, “I think about fighting all the time.”

In the meantime, I’ve found me a new binky. Mental note, keep out of a bench-clearing brawl with the Bulls…

[The Sporting News and Cagewriter]

21
Jul
09

Might as Well JUMP

BJ Penn is a 30 year old MMA fighter who tops out at a mere 5’9″ which makes this stunt of his all the more impressive. Sure, it’s only 3 feet of water, but I sure as hell can’t do this and I doubt any of you can either.

26
May
09

No Way Jose

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Jose Canseco finally made his MMA debut yesterday, entering to the song “Wild Thing” against 7′ 2″ 33o pound Hong Man Choi in Yokohama, Japan. Unlike Canseco’s last foray into the ring — against noted pugilist Danny Bonaduce — where the fight was called a draw, this one ended in a clear decision; 77 seconds into the fight Canseco tapped out.

“That’s a big man,” Canseco said after the fight. “I ran into one of his left jabs and that almost knocked me out. You have no idea how scary it was facing a man that big.” Canseco landed the first punch of the evening an instant into the fight but that was the extent of his inflicted damage, from then on Canseco danced around the ring doing his best to avoid the long reach of Choi. While trying to get away from Choi, Canseco grabbed at his knee at one point and then tried to kick Choi a second later, Choi pushed the former baseball star to the mat and started pummeling his head. Once more left with just the coward’s way out, Canseco tapped out.

“I hurt my knee back home real bad but I didn’t want to disappoint the fans,” Canseco said. “I knew that at some point during the fight my knee was going to give out and once I was down I knew I wasn’t going to get up. He’s just too heavy to move.”

I am incredibly confused though about one thing; when Canseco fought Bonaduce his body was COVERED in tattoos but against Choi, Canseco just had a couple arm tats, what happened to the other ones? For photographic comparisons, take a gander after the jump.

[The Sporting News and AP]

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30
Apr
09

Meet the Next Man to Beat Up Jose Canseco

I guess fighting Danny Bonaduce wasn’t enough of a challenge — even though Bonaduce fought Canseco to a draw when they faced off in January — because Jose Canseco has signed up to fight 7-foot-2 Korean kickboxer Hong Man Choi at the Dream 9 mixed martial arts tournament in Tokyo on May 26th.

Jose is gonna get WRECKED. I know he needs money but there has to be a better way. Hong Man Choi is a GIGANTIC MONSTER of a human being and I’m terrified of him in picture form. Even though Choi doesn’t have a sterling record in the ring, neither does Canseco and Choi is definitely going to destroy him.

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Does Vegas take bets on whether or not a fighter will die in the ring? Does it make me a bad person for even asking?
The fight will be on PPV, I need to scrape up the cash for it immediately.

[Fan IQ]




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