Archive for July, 2012

Posted: July 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

These are great! I haven’t thought about some of these players in such a long time.

The Knight's Lance

Score Football exploded into the collecting conscious back in 1989 with a monumental maiden voyage still considered by experts to be one of the most influential trading card sets of all time. More than 20 years later, Score remains one of the most widely-broken, warmly-embraced football sets every year with a proud history of landmark designs, key Rookie Cards and fond memories to prove it.

In a colorful, fitting celebration of the set’s undeniable place in history, the upcoming 2012 Score Football will include Rookie Card Flashback, a spectacular 50-card tribute to Score’s storied past that remembers some of the set’s greatest Rookie Cards with updated photography, original designs and more than two decades worth of splendid recollections.

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Pre-school T H U G L I F E

Posted: July 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

Pre-school T H U G L I F E.

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

That’s too bad. To train that hard for a fight and to have a freak occurrence determine the outcome of the fight.

Asian Athletes Blog

Brian Rhee, the manager and translator for UFC welterweight Dong Hyun Kim, informed members of The Underground that his fighter suffered a muscle spasm that was to blame for his loss to Demian Maia at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.

“As they were tied up, somehow (Kim) got a muscle spasm in hi side. He told his corner that something was wrong. Kim defended Maia’s takedown attempts for a while, but by the time they got to the other side of the Octagon, he was in too much pain. The position in which the injury happened is the kind that happens in training all the time, but for some reason, it caused a severe muscle spasm in this particular time,” Rhee said. “It truly was a freak accident.”

Many thought that Kim may have suffered a broken rib when Maia went for the takedown, but it appears…

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This 11 minute long clip has some awesome fight endings.  You can tell a great deal of time went into it.  Kudos.

I’d like to see more Body Shot KOs.  This is a great compilation video from an MMA fan on Youtube.

That spinning back kick looks like it did some damage!

Why Waiting Never Works

Posted: July 13, 2012 in MMA Articles

This is a great article, and goes to show that these prize fighters must also use business strategy to be successful. A good adviser would go a long way with some of these guys. Out of sight out of mind?

tazmma

If the UFC’s 2012 can be characterized by anything at this point, it might be a lack of star power at the top of cards and the messy title pictures that have resulted (or it could be drug controversy, but indulge me and go with the former). The organization has done its best to toe the line between notable fighters atop cards and trying to develop new talent, but the simple fact is that they can’t accomplish both while attracting the type of viewership that will be seen as successful. There are too many cards and not enough notable names in play for that strategy to work, so the UFC has to focus on developing fighters into draws that will replace the Lesnars, Liddells, Penns, and Coutures atop cards while still maintaining the interest of the average viewer. Herein lays the problem. Rather than keeping fighters active and having fans…

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What do you guys think of Couture? He rocked the MMA world in his prime, no?

Xtreme Couture MMA

PRESS RELEASE
Las Vegas, NV, July 2, 2012:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Icon Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture MMA training center is proud to announce their newest initiative, the Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate program as well as to announce the first training center, Tightan Gym MMA & Fitness Club .

Brand recognition is one of the most important aspects of business success.   Xtreme Couture MMA is one of the strongest & most respected brands in the MMA market. Backed by MMA legend Randy Couture and combined with the rapid and explosive growth of Mixed Martial Arts, there isn’t a better time to become an Xtreme Couture MMA Affiliate.  Eligible training centers will be evaluated by an Xtreme Couture MMA coach who will then work with the center to certify instructors in various MMA disciplines. Once certified each center will be reevaluated on an annual basis to maintain their status.

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