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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. Major media gathering for Gina Carano-Cristiane Santos on July 14...

    Jake Rossen

    According to a release circulated by Strikeforce and highlighted by Fanhouse, the promotion is set to dangle some mainstream media bait by hosting a news conference for the Aug. 15 Gina Carano-Cristiane Santos fight at Madison Square Garden's WaMu Th...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  3. Chicago-area tavern proposes sanctioned bar fights

    Jake Rossen

    A shelf full of alcohol, a surplus of testosterone and a giant cage. What could go wrong? Bartlett, Ill., bar owner Murray Friedman, for one, wants to find out. Friedman has petitioned city officials for permission to hold MMA fights in his Bannerma...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  4. The circus comes to town: 'Cops vs. Cons' promo

    Jake Rossen

    Though the ink is barely dry on Pennsylvania's sanctioning of mixed martial arts, promoters are already dissatisfied with the humdrum premise of plain old prizefighting. Organizers for Xtreme Caged Combat in Reading, Pa., have emerged from their thin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  5. "Big" John McCarthy takes referees to school

    Jake Rossen

    Per the Vancouver Sun, veteran MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy is in Canada this week to offer a three-day certification course for ring officials. While Alberta may need its share of competent referees, the States aren't exactly in fighting shape,...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  6. Georges St-Pierre's Gatorade deal hits the U.S.

    Jake Rossen

    When it was announced in March that Georges St-Pierre had signed an endorsement deal with Gatorade Canada, observers pegged it as a major step forward in MMA's "mainstream" market acceptance. As with Caol Uno and his Nike sponsorship in Japan, though...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  7. Antonio Silva possible for Sengoku in September

    Jake Rossen

    Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, the SUV-sized heavyweight who once held the EliteXC heavyweight title, could return to action in a September Sengoku event, per MMAJunkie. The bout could precipitate a return to the States sometime later in the year. Silva's...

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2009
  8. Ohio teen injured in MMA training mishap

    Jake Rossen

    If this doesn't build character, it'll surely build a civil suit: The Newark Advocate reports that a Columbus, Ohio, teen is in fair condition after stumbling backward and through a glass window during an MMA training drill Monday evening. Jesse Nyh...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  9. Dana White is (shockingly) candid about Chuck Liddell, "The Ultim...

    Jake Rossen

    ESPN Radio 1100 squeezed UFC president Dana White for details on rumors that Chuck Liddell may fight Rich Franklin in UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas. This after White adamantly professed that Liddell was giving it up after his loss to Mauricio "Sh...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  10. Takanori Gomi still wrestling with U.S. offers

    Jake Rossen

    It's nice to be in demand. According to Japanese blog NightmareofBattle, Sengoku athlete Takanori Gomi is being courted by several major stateside promotions for a summer or fall engagement. The holdup is -- what else? -- money. Gomi apparently is b...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  11. Size matters: Frank Mir talks about Brock Lesnar's bulk

    Jake Rossen

    Talking with Steve Cofield this week, interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir insisted that opponent Brock Lesnar's size would be a liability in the fighters' July 11 unification bout. "Honestly, I think big guys are easier to fight," Mir said. "...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  12. Fine China: UFC continues global expansion

    Jake Rossen

    Fighting crosses all language and cultural barriers, as UFC president Dana White is fond of saying. If you're human, odds are you get a primal, cathartic kick out of watching two strangers go at it. ("Strangers" being the operative word; watch a fami...

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2009
  13. Hawaii makes MMA official

    Jake Rossen

    An island that has long had a tradition of prizefighting -- with some accompanying crowd melodrama that has sometimes turned public officials cool to the idea -- Hawaii has put up with MMA in the same manner as a neighbor might put up with a nuisance...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  14. Ultimate Chaos orders Tom Atencio some high marks

    Jake Rossen

    Full disclosure: Without going into details, I was unable to soak up the televised atmosphere of Saturday's "Ultimate Chaos" card. The disappointment is almost too much to bear. From all accounts, I didn't miss much, including an underwhelming m...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  15. Tito Ortiz "close" to Strikeforce commitment

    Jake Rossen

    Speaking is not Tito Ortiz's great gift in life, but he insists on doing a lot of it. Since losing a decision to Lyoto Machida in May of 2008, the 34-year-old has made recurring appearances in the media in which he hinted he was "close" to deals with...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  16. Strikeforce signs a Gracie

    Jake Rossen

    Though Renzo Gracie has made some sporadic appearances in fight promotions over the years, no promotion has had the ambition -- or the funds -- to groom anyone in the family's next-generation lineage. In the States, the name seemed to go into hiber...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  17. Arona books Sept. 12 bout, could potentially fight in front of do...

    Jake Rossen

    Is Ricardo Arona getting restless? FiveOuncesofPain reports that the former Pride blanket is set to make a return to fighting after a two-and-a-half year hiatus for Bitetti Combat IV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you were unaware there was ever a Bit...

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2009