Friday, November 30, 2007


Daredevil Evel Knievel dies in Florida
Dec 1, 2007 11:12 AM
Daredevil Evel Knievel, who dodged death in spectacular motorcycle leaps and crashes in a life full of showmanship, has died at age 69, according to his lawyer and a message on his Web site.
"I just spoke with him last night. He seemed to be in good spirits," said Knievel's lawyer, Richard Fee, adding he died in the Tampa Bay area of Florida where he recently made his home.
The front page of the tempestuous showman's official Web site read simply "Robert Craig 'Evel' Knievel October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007."
The site quickly became inaccessible as it presumably suffered a deluge of hits.
Knievel had been ill for some time, suffering from a lung disease.
He recently gave what he said "may be the last interview I ever do" to the December issue of Maxim magazine and battled rap singer Kanye West for infringing his trademark in the "Touch the Sky" video, in which West appears as "Evel Kanyevel" and wears a white jumpsuit like the one Knievel made famous.
The two reached a settlement on Tuesday.
In his heyday, the king of all daredevils dressed like a superhero in a red, white and blue leather jumpsuit with a cape and cane, his hair sculpted back in a tall pompadour.
Knievel's greatest stunt turned out to be a failure when on September 8, 1974, he tried to ride a rocket-powered motorcycle across the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.
With a nationwide pay-per-view television audience watching, the parachute deployed when his Skycycle X-2 was only about two-thirds across, sending the cycle into the canyon wall. It landed partly in the river but Knievel walked away with minor injuries.
In a typical stunt, Knievel would race up a ramp and soar over a dozen or more buses or cars parked side by side.
"Anybody can jump a motorcycle," he once told Esquire magazine. "The trouble begins when you try to land it."
Knievel broke more than 40 bones, including his back seven times. His final years were plagued by pain resulting from his numerous accidents, as well as pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lungs.
"God never made a tougher son of a bitch than me," Knievel told USA Today in an interview published in January 2007.
The reporter described Knievel, who was 68 at the time, as feeble and reliant on an oxygen tank and an implanted drug pump to relieve his pain.
His famous nickname came courtesy of a jailer who dubbed him "Evil Knievel" after run-ins with the police as a youth. To avoid being seen as a bad guy, Knievel later changed the spelling to "Evel" as his daredevil career took off.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I hate to have to chose which UFC I want to watch when I want to watch them all but heres the plan for now ..Jan. 19’s UFC 80 event that takes place in Newcastle, England, will be shown on pay-per-view — not on free television as a Spike TV broadcast.
MMAjunkie was told of the UFC’s broadcast plans by a representative from one of the nation’s biggest cable companies, who said a Zuffa LLC representative contacted the company about the pay-per-view broadcast.
Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, was initially concerned about the cable company’s ability to broadcast two major events — UFC 80 and a Roy Jones Jr. vs. Felix Trinidad boxing match — via pay-per-view on the same day. The Jones-Trinidad fight takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Although the cable-company representative says that UFC 80 will likely be shown (via tape delay) in its normal pay-per-view broadcast slot at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, the UFC says that it’ll be a live pay-per-view event. The event starts at 3 p.m. ET (8 p.m. GT) in Newcastle.
UFC 80, which takes place at the Metro Radio Arena, is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson. UFC President Dana White opted to create the interim title while Sean Sherk deals with the appeal of a failed UFC 73 drug test and what might be a suspension after the hearing. The two champs will meet in a title-unification bout once Sherk’s suspension ends.
UFC 80 also features main-card bouts of Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Fabricio Werdum, Marcus Davis vs. Jess Liaudin, and Kendall Grove vs. Jorge Rivera.
Two weeks after the UFC 80 broadcast, a UFC 81 event also airs on pay-per-view.
For the rich enjoy, I however have to chose the besat card for my money!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

UFC 78

UFC 78 - Validation Ultimate Fighting Championship

Date -November 17, 2007

Location -Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Rashad Evans def. Michael Bisping via split decision

Thiago Silva def. Houston Alexander via KO,

R1Karo Parisyan def. Ryo Chonan via unanimous decision

Ed Herman def. Joe Doerksen via KO, R3

Frankie Edgar def. Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision

Thiago Alves def. Chris Lytle via doctor stoppage (cuts), R2

Joe Lauzon def. Jason Reinhardt via rear naked choke, R1

Marcus Aurelio def. Luke Caudillo via TKO, R1

Akihiro Gono def. Tamdan McCrory via armbar, R2


At the post-UFC 78 press conference it was announced that former Pride 183lb. and 205lb. champion, “Dangerous” Dan Henderson will face Anderson “the Spider” Silva at UFC 82. UFC 82 is set for March 1st at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Dan Henderson has been on the record of late stating his desire to stay at the 205 lb. weight class, while UFC president Dana White has been very vocal about wanting him to make the cut. It appears that White has gotten his wish and also that a contract extension between Henderson and the UFC has been sorted out.
In his last fight Henderson lost a tough fought unanimous decision to UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson while UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva will be coming off a second round TKO over Rich Franklin.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Hawaiian superstar BJ Penn has waited six years for another shot at the lightweight title that eluded him in 2002. On January 19, 2008, at the Metro Arena in Newcastle, England, “The Prodigy” finally gets his chance for redemption when he challenges Joe “Daddy” Stevenson for the Interim World Lightweight Championship at UFC 80: RAPID FIRE. Also featured on this star-studded card, which was made official today by the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization, is a heavyweight showdown between top contenders Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga and Fabricio Werdum.“BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson are two of the top lightweights in the world,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Penn is the former world welterweight champion and Stevenson is unbeaten in the UFC as a lightweight. Both of these guys are known for their ground games and their will to win, so not only will it be a great fight, but the winner will become the interim world lightweight champion.”


Former NCAA and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar's first MMA opponent in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight division will be... ...former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. The fight will take place at UFC 81 on February 2, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. "It's an interesting matchup," UFC President Dana White told "Lesnar is a great wrestler, a good athlete, and this is definitely gonna be a big test for him. Frank Mir is a former world champion who is coming off a big win over Antoni Hardonk, and he's looking to get his career back on track while Lesnar's looking to walk into the UFC and prove what type of fighter he's gonna be by trying to knock him off."

Friday, November 02, 2007


Ozzy Osbourne VIP Packages
Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie return to the road for a North American Arena Tour this fall. Don't miss your chance to see two of rock's most dynamic frontmen in one unforgettable extravaganza as a VIP!
Chose from three Ozzy VIP packages: Platinum Package is available for only $999.99 and includes:
-1 Ticket within the first 5 rows on the floor
-Meet & Greet with Ozzy Osbourne
-Picture with Ozzy Osbourne
-Exclusive Pre-show party
-Tour poster signed by Ozzy and his band
-Exclusive tour shirt
-VIP commemorative laminate
-Exclusive Gift Bag
-VIP parking
-Backstage shopping for cool tour merch

Gold Package is available for only $599 and includes:
-1 Ticket within the first 10 rows on the floor
-Exclusive Pre-show party
-Tour poster signed by Ozzy and his band
-VIP commemorative laminate
-Exclusive gift bag
-VIP parking
-Backstage shopping for cool tour merch

* Gold Package pricing may vary by market. Silver Package is available for only $333 and includes:
-1 Ticket within the first 20 rows on the floor
-VIP commemorative laminate
-Exclusive gift bag
-VIP parking
-Backstage shopping for cool tour merch
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