Fedor loses again! This time to disgraced sumo guy turned pro wrestler Shinichi Suzukawa. Yeah it’s just another one of these kooky Japanese game show things, but you know we can’t pass up an opportunity to hate on Fedor. Fight someone legit, you bum!
Odds are out for the Demetrious Johnson / Ian McCall rematch and interestingly enough the bookies have Johnson as a -175 favorite over McCall at +145. While that might seem kinda silly considering McCall clearly won their first fight, this may be evidence that oddmakers take shitty judging into account when setting up lines. Johnson’s got a style that keeps winning him fights he loses.
Invicta FC is an all female fight promotion that debuts in a month and they’re now planning on streaming their first event online for free. Which is good because the card is stacked with quality fighters: Kaitlin Young, Sarah D’Alelio, Cat Zingano, Jessica Penne, Lisa Ward, Liz Carmouche, and Marloes Coenen to single out a few.
Cesar Gracie tells Sherdog that Nick Diaz isn’t going to retire if he has anything to do with it. This is especially reassuring considering Nick Diaz is known for always doing what other people want him to do.
When Bellator hits Spike in 2013, the show is going to expand from 2 hours to 3. That means six tournaments per season instead of five, and even more interesting fights which will never happen because Bjorn Rebney refuses to be flexible about the format.
Jake Shields has decided to move back up to the 185 pound division, because that will fix all his problems. Hendo rematch, anyone?
The UFC will hit up Macao, the Las Vegas of China, by the end of the year. The event will apparently go down at the Venetian, a 2.4 billion dollar super-casino which is based on the Vegas casino with the same name.
Karo Parisyan on pain pills: “For the record, I was never addicted to pain meds. I abused pain medications without knowing.” Well, I’m glad he’s being honest with himself now. He’ll be fighting this weekend in Texas.
Jens Pulver is hitting the UK circuit. Hopefully it works out better than Bob Sapp working the European market.
Limp wristed cartoon lovers take note: The new Avatar – The Last Airbender show Legend of Korra includes new ‘bending’ (whatever the f*ck that means) &feature=player_embedded” target=”_blank”>based on mixed martial arts. Mac Danzig was brought on as a consultant, so that pegs this new bending’s power as somewhere between Joe Stevenson and Matt Wiman level.