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…on Strikeforce signing Jacare

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Jacare is a good fighter but is he the right fighter for Strikeforce

Strikeforce have managed to get Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to put pen to paper.  It’s heartening to see them do so.  He’s a good fighter, still evolving and could well be an asset to the organisation.  However, I can’t help but think they could have done better by hiring a decent heavyweight or lightweight.  They seem to sign fighters in a haphazard way, rather than concentrating on where they actually need to strengthen.  They sign good fighters, rather than the right fighters for their organisation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Michael Farrow

August 7, 2009 at 10:54 am

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…on Cage Rage 23

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Julius Francis is a former British and Commonwealth champion but is best known for losing to Mike Tyson in his comeback fight in 2000

After EliteXC’s debut show in Hawaii, focus switched to the UK and Pro Elite’s UK affiliate Cage Rage, who present Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable this weekend. I cast a critical eye over the bottom-heavy show. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm

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…on ShoXC, Hong Man Choi and ignorance in Scotland

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July 31, 2007 at 3:50 pm

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…on boxing vs. MMA and Evans vs. Ortiz

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De La Hoya's so famous he doesn't even need to win anymore, just fight other big names

With the press awash with prophecies of boxing’s demise, I look at what MMA can glean from De La Hoya/Mayweather and if the problems boxing faces now are the problems MMA will face in the future. We also have a look forward at Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz at UFC 73 and ask “Are you alright, Tito?” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm

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…on Cage Rage 21 vs. UFC 70

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Andy Geer, Cage Rage co-promoter, lets the side down by going open-necked

Considered the lesser of the two announcements in the past week, the alliance between FEG and ProElite, the parent companies of K-1 and EliteXC respectively, was formalised at the announcement of the co-promotion of Dynamite USA, FEG’s first effort in the US, to be shown on Showtime. However, the announcement of other promotions joining the promotional alliance was altogether more curious. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

April 3, 2007 at 1:09 pm

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