Wednesday, August 30, 2006

DANA TALKS PAY RATES

The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship defended his organization's pay structure Tuesday, saying his fighters were happy with their piece of the mixed martial arts pie.
"Believe me when I tell you, brother, people aren't leaving me," Dana White said in an interview Tuesday. While declining to detail UFC's finances, he said his athletes were happy with their take. "We're a private company and our fighters make a lot of money, a lot of money," he added.
UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral card drew 10,419 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, for a paid gate of $3,040,880 US.
The UFC made millions more off its pay per view, which cost $39.99 Cdn in Canada.
According to information provided Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the UFC paid the 18 fighters on the card a total of $407,000 US - with $250,000 of that going to light-heavyweight champion Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell for stopping Brazil's Renato (Babalu) Sobral in 95 seconds in the main event. Sobral earned $21,000.
White rejected figures from MMAWeekly.com, which follows the sport, that pay-per-view sales for UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie generated at least $23.97 million.
He declined to say what UFC's pay-per-view numbers are.
The Las Vegas Review Journal, however, has reported UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta saying that UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell II in April 2005 did 320,000 pay per views, which would translate into more than $11 million US.
Asked about the UFC's profits from such pay-per-views, White said: "Everybody's happy."
"None of us are arguing, none of us are bitching and none of us are fighting. We get along with all of our fighters very well. They feel like they're part of a very happy family. Let me tell you what, I can sleep at night. I'm not in this for the money and I never was.
"We're a real business. We've got this thing rolling and we're thrilled, thrilled that these guys are able to make what they're making."
White cited middleweight champion Rich Franklin, a native of Cincinnati whose UFC deal calls for a basic fee of $18,000 per fight with another $18,000 for each win.
"Him and his wife just bought 15 acres of land and a big fat house that they just moved into," White said.
White also denied being responsible for having the head of the rival World Fighting Alliance ejected from the Mandalay Bay at UFC 61: Bitter Rivals. Jeremy Lappen was asked to leave by Mandalay Bay officials, White said, because he had people distributing flyers in the casino for a WFA event.
The UFC president said he "embraced" competition from rival organizations.
"These guys create the talent that's going to end up in my show some day. I've got no problem with these guys."
"I've made more millionaires in this business than anybody else has," White added.
But he said his fighters don't like their paydays being revealed.
"Because when people know what you make, it causes a lot of problems in your life."

AUGUST 24th REPORT

Heres the report for August 24 ...as we still continue to move to another site ......

CORY DETOYE def JOSH REIMERS - Grappling
JEREMY CASTRO def ANTHONY COX
ERIC WISLEY def SHAWN GENLIENGER
JOSH REIMERS draw with PATRICK GUYNN - Grappling
CODY TURNER def MATT WILCOX
LINDSAY FRANKS def JENNIFER GRIFFIN
KYLE DIETZ def JOSH LEWIS
JEREMY NORWOOD def DAVID SEITZ
ERIC WISLEY def SHAWN GENLIENGER
MAYLON PHILLIPS def JOHN SIETZ
PRO MAIN EVENT WAS A REMATCH ,....
ELDRED "second to " NUNN def MIKE "The Massive Mexican " PENA - Boxing

Thursday, August 24, 2006

60 MINUTES WAS IN BETTENDORF

BETTENDORF, IOWA--Bettendorf's Pat Miletich returns to the ring when the former UFC champ fights Renzo Gracie at The Mark on September 23rd.
Meanwhile, Pat's protégé and current UFC champ Matt Hughes will also be fighting that same night, but Matt will be out in California for a UFC event, while Pat takes part in a team IFL event here in the Quad Cities.
The two stars still train together, and are drawing enough interest that CBS's "60 Minutes" was in town.
"I don't think you get much bigger than 60 Minutes, so that's a great feeling for us," Miletich said. "We know that we're making headway in that the sport is finally making the mainstream which is important to us."
I didn't see Andy Rooney or Mike Wallace at Champion's in Bettendorf, but the national recognition is still a big bonus for Team Miletich & the QC.
"It does give me a lot of pride in the face a gym in Bettendorf, Iowa is getting national and worldwide recognition."
Among the fighters that work out at Miletich's gym in Bettendorf is Hughes, Jens Pulver and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

HUGHES TO FACE PENN? WTF!

Its Official (GSP Is Out And Penn Is In!)- UFC.com

After a groin pull forced top 170 pound contender Georges St. Pierre to withdraw from his September 23rd rematch with UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California today, the UFC was faced with a dilemma. Who could possibly challenge the champ on short notice and still be compelling enough to get fight fans excited?The answer was a no-brainer the last man to beat Hughes, BJ Penn.And as one of the top fighters in the world, pound for pound, Penn eagerly accepted the opportunity to make it 2-0 against the premier welterweight of this era, who, for his part, would like nothing better than to settle an old score with Hawaiis Prodigy.In 2004, Penn, a highly regarded lightweight contender at the time, scored one of the biggest upsets in mixed martial arts history when he rose 15 pounds in weight to tackle and beat Hughes in his first-ever welterweight bout. The end came at 4:39 of the first round when Penn forced Hughes to tap out due to a rear-naked choke.On September 23rd, the rivalry is renewed.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

AUGUST 17TH RESULTS

JEREMY NORWOOD def GEORGE REYNOLDS
CORY DETOYE vs JOSH REIMERS - DRAW - GRAPPLING
JOHN BROWN def CHRIS POSEY
ERIC POLING def ERIC GEORGE
SCOTTY D def ROBERT WERICK - BOXING
CODY TURNER def CURT BUIS - BOXING
SPECIAL 2 ON ONE TAG TEAM HAD ELDRED NUNN def
JOSH REIMERS AND CORY DETOYE - GRAPPLING
FELICIA HASTING def CHRISTINE HART
RICY YBARRA def TONY CAVOLLO
The lack of pictures is due to being busy constructing a
differet site for reporting that will make it easier to blog.
We will let everyone know when we make the move.
Thanks everyone, and to our fighters, bless you all.

AUGUST 10TH RESULTS

CORY DETOYE def JOSH REIMERS - GRAPPLING
WILLIE DALE def SAM LEMM
ANDREW RANDONE def CORY SCHLASS
ERIC WISLEY def TORY BOGGUESS
PETER GRIMES def MARK LONG
ERIC GEORGE def ERIC POLING
DUSTIN JOHNSON def JOSH REIMERS - GRAPPLING
TOMMY TAKAS def ANDY STUART
MAYLON PHILLIPS def PATRICK GWEN-GRAPPLING
BILL CHRISTENSEN VS STEVEN HUX - DRAW
RYAN ARDELLO def MATT NICOL - BOXING
JEREMY NORWOOD def ADAM WENLAND
BRYON GROTHUS def NICK WHITTINGTON
AND IN OUR PRO MAIN EVENT ADAM MOHR def
TED REYNOLDS JR

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS


Props goes out to BRIAN from www.assdragon.com for the 1400+ photos he took during and after our event, hes a good friend of the KINGS of the RING and THE AMSTERDAM GENTLEMEN'S CLUB, thanks Assdragon.

JOURNEY TO THE BELT RESULTS AUG 5TH


CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE IT.
We passed our first milestone when we had our first championship tournament Saturday August 5th.
We had ring girls, referees, really big crowds, owners, sponsors, volunteers, photographers, and V.I.P.'s.
Our special guest referee was MARK "THE HAMMER" LONG,thanks Mark for doin a great job and keeping things in line and keeping fighters safe.
Also thanks goes out our beautiful ring girls,(ATLANTA pictured ) we loved you all!
Thanks to all our sponsors,QUAD CITY SUZUKI and MOLINE LIQUOR MART-PHILLIPS 66 who without you guys, this event wouldn't be possible, and a shout out to ORIENTAL ARTS who was in the house, thanks to UFC fighter and King's referee JOE JORDAN who set up the fights and ran the show, BRIAN CRUMFELD glove man, our ring side judges, MIKE BRUCE Amsterdam GC club manager, DOUG JEFFORD announcer, and of course the owner of THE AMSTERDAM GENTLEMEN'S CLUB.
This is how it went.
160LB class.
JON SMITH def JAKE KLEMME and WILLE DALE ( had a bi ) to win the 160lb Championship Belt.
180LB class
TYSON WADE def CHRIS THOMSON - KILE FISCHER def ZACK STREIT - KILE FISCHER def TYSON WADE to win the 180lb Championship Belt.
200LB class
DERRICK MEHMEN def DAIREN WYATT - KYLE CONSIDIEN def JASON HAJOSTEK -KYLE CONSIDIEN def DERRICK MEHMEN to win the 200lb Championship Belt.
200+LB class
RASHAD BROOKS def TRAVIS CHRIST -TONY SHORT def BRIAN EWERS - RASHAD BROOKS def TONY SHORT to win the 200+lb Championship Belt.
Next tournament is Saturday September 2nd.
Also special shout out's go to UFC Heavyweight Champion TIM SYLVIA, UFC Fighter SPENCER FISHER,and UFC Fighter JUSTIN EILERS and MONTE COX who were all in attendance.

Monday, August 07, 2006

TITO and KENNY 3 ???

As Sherdog.com reported on Friday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been negotiating with Tito Ortiz (Pictures) and Ken Shamrock (Pictures) to promote a third installment of their blood-feud. Apparently the talks went well. UFC president Dana White is quoted in Sunday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal that the trilogy-making bout will take place. “[Ortiz-Shamrock II] had a lot of buildup and a lot of hype and it ended in a minute,” White told Kevin Iole. “Nobody got to see the fight they paid to come to see, so we’re going to give it to them.” Sherdog.com has learned through sources close to both fighters that the show was scheduled for October 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and would have aired live on SpikeTV. However, there has been a holdup on securing the venue and the particulars of the event remain up in the air at this time. According to one source, the card has been finalized but no contracts have been sent out to any of the fighters due to the venue issues. It would seem likely that the show could be held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas — where Diego Sanchez (Pictures) fights Karo Parisyan (Pictures) on August 17’s UFC Fight Night — if things are not resolved in Florida. The resort is the newest piece of UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta’s hotel and casino empire.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

UFC BUZZ

According to a report out by Steve Sievert of The Houston Chronicle, The UFC (Ultimate Fighting) has some new plans. Those plans are to host an event and expand into Texas.
The Houston Chronicle quotes Marc Ratner (the ex executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission who recently joined UFC in May) sayong: "We have plans for either Houston or Dallas in early 2007.
Texas is a hotbed for mixed martial arts. We have to find the right time for it, but we are definitely going to bring a show to Texas."
Ratner added: "Expanding to Texas is a natural. Houston and Dallas are major-league cities. When you look at the pay-per-view numbers, there is a big contingent of people who buy out of the state of Texas. To really grow the sport, we don't want to be regionalized in Las Vegas or California. Our goal is to bring it to the Southwest and then the Northeast. We'll have over 20 events next year."

AUGUST 3RD FIGHT NIGHT


This is the way it went on Thursday August the 3rd, Midwest Kings of the Ring style.

MATT WILCOX def DUSTIN JOHNSON
MAURICE SPEIRS def CHUCK PIERITZ
MARK LONG def MIKE GELLENSTEDT - BOXING
JEREMY CASTIO def JOHN STREITER
JEREMY NORWOOD def BEN FOWLER
ERIC GEORGE def AARON POWERS
ELI JASPERS def ROB KULCZYCKI
DAVID NICKOLAUS def DANA NICKOLAUS - SUB GRAPPLING
GEORGE REYNOLDS def CLINT ZAHRADNEK
BRYON GROTHUS def ANTHONY COX
CURTIS FARROW def JOSHUA REIMERS
ERIC WISLEY draw PAUL McCULLOUGH - SUB GRAPPLING
BRUNSON GROTHUS def TYSON WADE
TORREY BOGGUESS def JIMMY EVANS - BOXING

Not all fighters were pictured.

MILETICH MAD AT THE UFC


It was less than a month after the International Fight League announced that Bettendorf mixed martial arts legend Pat Miletich would return to the ring against Renzo Gracie at The Mark of the Quad Cities on Sept. 23 that the Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White created a Team Miletich conflict.
White announced July 17 that Miletich’s most powerful welterweight disciple, Matt Hughes, would meet the No. 1 contender for his belt, Georges St. Pierre, the same night, halfway across the country in Anaheim, Calif., in UFC 63. He’s getting ready to announce that another of Miletich’s fighters — 155-pound former UFC champion Jens Pulver — will make his long-awaited return to America’s largest mixed martial arts organization to fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent.
White insists that he has no ulterior motives for choosing the date he did and establishing a tough pay-per-view rival to the IFL’s own pay-per-view show.
“Yeah, like I structure my whole year’s schedule around what the IFL’s doing,” White said with a strong sense of sarcasm and a laugh Thursday. “The IFL’s another one of the small shows in the country that’s helping build the grassroots of this sport. Unless someone tells me the IFL’s doing something, I don’t even know they exist.”
Miletich sees it differently.
“That’s Dana White’s business strategy,” he said Thursday morning. “He’ll keep making enemies and we’ll keep making friends. Eventually, the worm will completely turn. I’m sure he offered Matt a large financial incentive to fight that night. When Matt wins, Jens wins, our team (the IFL entry Silverbacks) wins and I win, everybody’s going to be good.”
White is aware that Miletich interprets the move as a dirty one.
“I’m sure he does think that. Pat’s a paranoid lunatic, and he thinks that the UFC’s always trying to (mess) with him,” White said. “The IFL sells 1,000 tickets. It wasn’t a dig on Pat, but he’ll think it was.”
With Hughes and Pulver expected to be in California for fights, the cheering section for Miletich will be lighter. It’s a situation that Pulver admits is unfortunate and Miletich said Hughes is bummed about.
“It sucks that it’s got to be like that,” said Pulver, who never has lost in seven career UFC fights. “None of us want to miss that. He’s our guy. That’s our coach, but things happen. I’ll be on the phone before and after my fight, ‘How’d it go? What’d he do?’ ”
Lil’ Evil didn’t see getting another call from the UFC. He’s spent the past five years primarily fighting in Japan and last fought in March, his only fight of the year.
“It wasn’t so much a desire to fight in the UFC again. I just figured it wasn’t going to ever happen,” he said. “They moved on and I moved on.
“I’m just getting ready to beat somebody senseless.”
White, like Pulver, isn’t sure how everything straightened out.
“I don’t know what happened. I never had any intention of bringing Jens back,” he said. “I like Jens. I never had a problem with Jens. I always talked to Jens. I’m excited about this. Nobody’s really heard from Jens since he left the UFC.”
During the afternoon Thursday, Miletich and members of the Silverbacks were guests of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. They met with the players and were announced during the game.
“I guess the Cubs were
psyched because they’re huge fans,” Miletich said.
Sean Moeller can be contacted at (563) 383-2288 or at smoeller@qctimes.com.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

JULY 27TH HOT NIGHT, HOT FIGHTS


A lot of fights this night so lets get the details.....

MICHAEL def JD SIMMONS
BRYON GROTHUS def JORDAN TERRILL
ERIC WISELY def TORY BOGGUSS
JACOB POTTER def SHAWN JAMES
ZACK DAVIS def DUSTIN DAVIS
RYAN GRAY def TIM LANGAN
DAVID CAVANAUGH def KARL KELLY
MIKE CAVANAUGH def JEREMY NORWOOD
HILLBILLY def MICHAEL
CHUCK PIERITZ def ALEX WAKELAND
MARK LONG def RYAN ANTLE
JEZ ELEZONDO def CHRIS COOPER
MIKE ESSARY def ERIC WISELY (not pictured)
STEVE HUX def NATE SCHROCK
And the main event of the evening we saw ROD "THE MEXICUTIONER" MONTOYA put away DEREK "TAZE" WILSON BY ROUND 2.
aS YOU CAN SEE BY THE AMOUNT OF FIGHTS WE HAD , THIS WAS THE MOST ACTION EVER AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FIGHTERS AND FANS WHO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.WE ARE REMODLING AS YOU READ THIS FOR MORE SEATING !!!!

JULY 20th Fight Report


Blogger is very troublesome at times, somtimes I can load the pics and other times I just cant log in. We are making a different website soon thats easier to use , maybe even a myspace account , we have claimed on all ready just to be ready for anything .We will let you know on here and Amsterdams main website of any changes up and coming.
Why is thyis report so late ...because I couldnt log in and then when I posted it last week I forgot to publish ( save ) the report, CRAP! now I'm doing it all over again !!Sorry for the delays.

TREVOR PRICE def ZACK DAVIS
JOHN BROWN def DOUG SHELLY
WILLI DALE def BRADY WAKELAND
DUSTIN JOHNSON def ZACK BLASCZCYK
ANDREW RANDONE def ERIC JOHNSTON
JUSTIN HANNABARGER def TORY BOGGUSS
There was a DRAW in a submission grappling match between GREG LALLY and ERIC GORGE (not pictured)
GOERGE REYNOLDS def CASEY TODD
RYAN ANTLE def RYAN STONER
BRYON GROTHUS def CHAD SMITH