ARES Fight Night IX coverage for Knick Ledger; new Spike piece on Commissions Killing MMA & Boxing

Two new articles up. First, for the Knick Ledger:  Capital Region fighters were successful, though narrowly, at Ares Promotion’s “Fight Night IX” at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center Saturday night. The event was hampered by some last minute changes that took two of its major stars off the card, but … Continue reading

ARES Fight Night IX Results: Night of Close Fights; Locals Williams, Miller, and Kuhn Victorious

Omar Artis reels from a right hook from Schenectady, NY's Markus Williams during the main event of ARES Promotion's Fight Night IX at The Egg Convention Center.

Really interesting night of fights at ARES Promotions’ Fight Night IX. I filed with the Knick Ledger and the article should be up on their site tomorrow morning. I’ll let you all know when it’s posted. Crowd was about 3/4ths capacity. Mike Faragon was supposed to headline, but injured his … Continue reading

More on the Pacquaio/Bradley Decision: No Rematch, Investigation Possible, Precedents, and its Impact on MMA

I woke up on Saturday morning assuming I’d spend much of the next week talking about the need to provide more competent reffing and judging in MMA. Okay, I’m being a bit facetious, since I don’t wake up in the morning and think “what will I blog about in reference … Continue reading

Fallout of the Absurd Pacquaio/Bradley Decision

The judges at ringside: dumber than Jim Lampley's Ridiculous Glasses.

Making the performance of Florida officials on Friday night’s UFC on FX 3 card look competent would be a tall order for any Commission, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission was apparently up for the challenge. In case you don’t know already, last night’s bout between Manny Pacquaio and Tim … Continue reading

ARES Fight Night IX Card Change; Cage Wars 13 will be the Capital Region’s 1st Ever MMA Event

Five Guys Fighting announced on its Facebook page that it will be putting on a full MMA event in August, the first of its kind in the Capital Region. They’re taking advantage of a loophole that New York State unveiled last January after it was sued by the UFC that allows … Continue reading

Future Endeavor Friday: Kenny Florian Retires, Floyd Mayweather Goes to Jail, Randy Orton Suspended


Kenny Florian has officially announced his retirement from the sport, citing a lingering back injury. Florian, as I mention in today’s article for Spike MMA & Sports (coming later today), is one of those fighters who has plenty of reasons not to get punched in the face for a living. He’s a … Continue reading

More on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from the Times Union Center: the Attendance was Dreadful


Firstly, Pete Dougherty with the Times Union has a video up with an interesting montage of what goes down behind the scenes the day before and during the televised broadcast. Also, for those who missed the event, here’s my real-time live blogging of the event. Trust me, it’s a quicker … Continue reading

Star Boxing/ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Post-Fight Press Conference 5/18/2012


Promoter Joe DeGuardia talks to the media following Star Boxing’s second event at the Times Union Center, broadcast live on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. Joining him are NABO Jr. Welterweight Champion Karim Mayfield, challenger Tito Serrano, Jason Escalera, and Nick Brinson. Story filed with the Knick Ledger; will post when … Continue reading

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