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(apparently someone forgot to tell Mr Orange that ‘formal wear’ doesn’t include gay arctic rave gear)

Ever since New Years Eve there’s been rumors flying all over the place about what was going to happen to Zombie Pride. Was Yarrenoka really a goodbye show or just the first of many events? One idea that’s been passed around more than Edith Larente at a frat party was that FEG (who run K1 and HERO’s) would partner up with Zombie Pride to create a new event. And lo and behold, that is what just went down yesterday in Japan. Behold! Zombie Pride becomes DREAMS. HERO’s is dead. Long live DREAMS!

Now being a selfish MMA fan who doesn’t really give a shit about the politics of the sport, you’re probably wondering “What’s this mean for me?” Well for starters, it means way more awesome events. Check out the freaking schedule they announced:

Dream .1 – March 15 – Saitama Superarena – Lightweight GP Round 1
Dream .2 – April 29 – Saitama Superarena – Middleweight GP Round 1
Dream .3 – May 11 – Saitama Superarena – Lightweight GP Round 2
Dream .4 – Begining of June – Korea or Yokohama Arena – Middleweight GP Round 2
Dream .5 – July 21 – Osaka Jo-Hall – Lightweight GP Finals
Dream .6 – Begining of Sept. – Saitama Superarena- Middleweight GP Finals

Also, right off the bat they’re holding tournaments to crown lightweight and middleweight champs, something HERO’s never bothered to get around to for some stupid reason. Fingers crossed that the bookings also start to make more sense … HERO’s sure did set up a lot of fucking stupid matches, even compared to other Japanese promotions.


(the UFC’s updated their site with a new ring girl photoshoot)

It’s been a kinda quiet news day as the majority of people have been blowing their loads regarding something going on in Japan involving K1 and Mirko CroCop. I dunno, I haven’t really been paying too much attention. I was gonna read into it but then I decided to play some hackey sack instead, which is totally wicked. Maybe I’ll get to it today. Or maybe I’ll play more hackey sack. Hmm. Hackey sack.

Takanori Gomi vs Duane Ludwig booked
World Victory Road continues to roll forward, announcing a few more fights today that no one paid attention to due to the whole CroCop/DREAMS insanity. Gomi gets a chance to avenge his loss to a stinky American fighter … not against the same one, but they all look alike to the Japanese anyways. Those whiteys with their dumb bulge eyes and blond hair. Freaks!

Tim Sylvia’s contract woes
Dave Meltzer stuck just enough MMA news into his stupid wrestling newsletter that I’m considering signing up for it again. I just can’t stand having to read about Rowdy Roddy Piper’s liver problems and shit about Bobby freaking Heenan to get to the good stuff. In this case, Meltzer said that Tim Sylvia and the UFC are off by an entire digit on their contract negotiations. Sure it’s funny to think that Timmy’s asking for 7 figures, but I’ll bet he’s still shooting 6 digit and it’s the UFC that’s looking high 5. Cost cutting’s a bitch, ain’t it?

Roman Mitichyan has another chance to prove he’s not a pussy
I wonder to this day what kind of insanity we missed out on re: TUF because Roman got injured in the first episode. More ‘fucking pussy’ explosions followed by bouts of calming flower sniffing? Ah well. I said when he got injured that he’s going to make everyone he fights pay for that injustice, and poor George looks like he’s next in line.

ProElite are busy bees
Seven – yes, SEVEN! – events in the next month and a half. I could get used to that kinda schedule. Thank God the days of one event a month are over.

All UFC81 fighters test clean
It looks like the UFC’s recent seminars on how to avoid getting caught using steroids have been helpful: another card has come and gone without any fighters pissing dirty.

It’s a quiet night here at JackalTV … is everyone already ramping up and getting their hard fuck on for Valentine’s day? Anyways, we’ve still got some classic fights that have been uploaded.

Above: Minotauro vs Bob Sapp
Minotauro vs Enson Inoue
600 Pound Bench Press by MMA Fighter Tank Abbot
Liddell vs. Jackson 1
Remy Bonjansky contre Stefan Leko au K-1
Yushin Okami vs Rory Singer

Go after the jump for the videos.

Minotauro vs Enson Inoue

600 Pound Bench Press by MMA Fighter Tank Abbot

Yushin Okami vs Rory Singer

There’s a whole bunch of really good blogs dedicated to Japanese MMA, but most of them keep it kinda dry and to events + fights only. Which is why I find Suki’s MMA blog so interesting: she translates all the fucked up shit Japanese fighters say in their blogs. Yesterday I mentioned Akihiro Gono lamenting his need for a wife now that he can’t use his right hand. Well today he detailed his experience buying a Playboy magazine:

I got a message from my friend about the magazine, Playboy.   He recommended for me to go and get it because the photographs of Suzanne are really good.   I freaked out imagining having to walk 2 min. to the store.   Under the terrible pain I walked unnatural and that brings more pain.   What can I get by getting through this?   It’s Suzanne’s photograph which I have never seen and I want to see.   I took 500 yen and decided to go.

I felt dizzy, but I made it to a store and came home.   I drank an after workout protein drink as usual and put the playboy on the table.   I was satisfied seeing this magazine.   I wish I could enjoy more if I could use my right hand…

Ya never hear these guys talking like this when they know foreigners are listening. They’re all honor and respect and fighter’s spirit blah blah blah. I’m really getting a kick out of this view inside what’s really going on in their heads. Knowing who all the big Japanese fighters are jacking it to makes me feel more educated about the fight scene there. And reading about it from Suki is a lot less uncomfortable than having Jordan Breen keep bringing it up. I’m sorry, but talking about masturbation with him got creepy MONTHS ago.

If you’re ignorant like me, you don’t know all that much about the guys fighting on tonight’s WEC card. Shit doesn’t have to be like that though … Youtube is great for educating you on lesser known fighters. So what I’ve done is pulled together all of the fight videos floating around featuring guys from the three title fights tonight. Youtube vids are after the jump!

Carlo Prater Vs. Carlos Condit
Carlo Prater Highlight
Carlos Condit vs Frank Trigg
Carlos Condit vs Jake Shields
Carlos Condit vs Charuto Verissimo

Jamie Varner Vs. Rob McCullough
Jamie Varner Highlight
Jamie Varner Highlight 2
Rob McCullough Highlight
Rob McCullough vs Olaf Alfonso
Rob McCullough vs Nam Phan
Rob McCullough vs Rich Crunkilton
Rob McCullough vs Calvin Alexander
Rob McCullough vs Ryan Healy
Rob McCullough vs Jeremy Jones

Miguel Torres Vs. Chase Beebe
Miguel Torres vs Jeff Bedard
Miguel Torres vs Charles Wilson
Miguel Torres vs Alex Khanbabian
Chase Beebe vs Rani Yahya

Carlo Prater Highlight

Carlos Condit vs Frank Trigg

Carlos Condit vs Jake Shields

Carlos Condit vs Charuto Verissimo

Jamie Varner Highlight

Another Jamie Varner Highlight

Rob McCullough Highlight

Rob McCullough vs Olaf Alfonso

Rob McCullough vs Nam Phan

Rob McCullough vs Rich Crunkilton

Rob McCullough vs Calvin Alexander

Rob McCullough vs Ryan Healy

Rob McCullough vs Jeremy Jones

Miguel Torres vs Jeff Bedard

Miguel Torres vs Charles Wilson

Miguel Torres vs Alex Khanbabian

Chase Beebe vs Rani Yahya

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