Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Affliction Clothing people have spared no expense in their latest ad. The who's who of the fight world are featured in the 2 1/2-minute spot, including Canada's own Georges St. Pierre. The ad also features Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and others rocking out to a Suicidal Tendencies tune. To view the full ad, check out the scrapyard blog at canoe.ca.
FEDOR'S A WANTED MAN
It's official: Fedor is a free agent again. The bidding has already begun for Fedor Emelianenko as his deal with M-1 came to an abrupt end. Ever-growing fight club EliteXC is talking to the Russian heavyweight. No doubt the UFC is also whispering in his ear again.
NINJA GOES PRIME TIME
The lineup is coming together for EliteXC's fight card May 31 on CBS. The first-ever MMA event to be aired on prime-time network TV will feature Phil Baroni taking on Murilo "Ninja" Rua. Female fighters Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young will also square off. The main event will feature Kimbo Slice taking on a to-be-determined opponent.
FIGHT'S GONE TO POT
Nick Diaz has pulled out of tonight's Strikeforce/EliteXC event. Sherdog.com is reporting the California State Athletic Commission refused to allow Diaz to fight, citing his medical reports weren't filed on time. Diaz management says the commission has a problem with the fighter's prescription marijuana use to treat his Attention Deficit Disorder. The main event features Frank Shamrock taking on Cung Le. It is available on The Fight Network.
Posted by Doug Fresh