As was reported earlier this afternoon, Affliction Clothing and the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be joining forces; effective immediately.
This evening the two super-companies made the announcement official through a press release issued to FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
“We are excited about the return of Affliction to the UFC and look forward to seeing our fighters once again walk into the Octagon wearing the Affliction brands,” said UFC President Dana White in the recently released statement. “Affliction is an innovator of mixing fashion with this sport and we are looking forward to working together to promote the sport.”
While the representatives from Affliction stopped short of confirming earlier reports that the company had agreed to cease promoting mixed martial arts events in the future in order to once again become a UFC sponsor, they did report that an agreement had been met that both sides were happy with.
“Our brand is synonymous with the “Live Fast” approach to life and UFC is the perfect venue for us to market our brand,” explained the Co-Founder of Affliction, Eric Foss. “We have come to an agreement with the UFC which we feel will be the best for the sport and will help the UFC continue delivering the highest caliber of fights.”
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Mixed-Up Martial Hoax Artist
Tulsa man behind false death reports of Ultimate Fighting star
JULY 22--The fabricated claim yesterday about the purported death of a former Ultimate Fighting Championship star was the handiwork of a self-described "Internet troll" with a "weird mind." Beau Taylor, a 31-year-old Oklahoma man, created a thread on a popular mixed martial arts (MMA) web site reporting that Kimo Leopoldo had died in Costa Rica of a heart attack. Taylor told TSG that he selected Leopoldo as the subject of the hoax in light of the fighter's arrest earlier this year on drug charges. "I thought it would be a good fit," said Taylor. The fabricated account of Leopoldo's death leapt beyond MMA web sites and bulletin boards when TMZ.com reported yesterday afternoon that it had "confirmed" the 41-year-old athlete's demise (this confirmation was presumably delivered by one of the gossip site's paid sources). The erroneous story was later yanked from the site, which is now batting .500 on recent death exclusives. For his part, Taylor's eventful week has also included a public intoxication arrest. He was busted early Sunday morning after security officers at a shopping center found him passed out in his car with the engine running, with "an open container of beer in the center console," according to a Tulsa Police Department report. Cops noted that Taylor reeked of alcohol and had difficulty standing. "Taylor said that he had left his house intoxicated in order to buy cigarettes," noted cops, who reported that Taylor said he had consumed three glasses of wine and six beers. Asked about his beaming mug shot, Taylor spoke of trying to strike the right booking photo balance: "You know, I didn't want to look like Nick Nolte," he said. "Or that I was too happy to be arrested." WHAT A DOUCHEBAG!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
IS HE DEAD OR NOT? Various news agencies said Kimo was dead at 41 just today,this evening Kimo's manager said he's still alive..WTF?
Reports of the death of early UFC star Kimo Leopoldo appear to have been premature. Leopoldo’s attorney, Victor E. Hobbs, told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports that “Kimo has surfaced and that’s all I know right now.”
He referred all questions to Leopoldo’s manager, Ron Kort. Kort’s voice mailbox was full and could not accept messages, said the Yahoo! report.
Leopoldo, who became an overnight mixed-martial-arts sensation following his appearance at UFC 3 in 1994, was reported dead Tuesday by numerous websites, including TMZ, the New York Daily News and Orange County Register.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
UFC 100 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) RD2
UFC Welterweight George St. Pierre defeats Thiago Alves via Unanimous Decision
Jon Fitch defeats Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision
Dan Henderson defeats Micheal Bisping via TKO (Strikes) RD2
Yoshihiro Akiyama defeats Alan Belcher via Split Decision
Mark Coleman defeats Stephan Bonnar via Unanimous Decision
Jon Jones defeats Jake O’Brien via Submission (Guillotine) RD2
Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim defeats TJ Grant via Unanimous Decision
Jim Miller defeats Mac Danzig via Unanimous Decision
Tom Lawlor defeats CB Dolloway via Submission (Guillotine) RD1
Shannon Gugerty defeats Matt Grice via Submission (Guillotine) RD1