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Daily Wrapup February 7th 2008

(Tim Kennedy stars in a Maxim photoshoot based around Ranger Up gear, who sponsors a bunch of our fellow blogger sites. Some of their stuff is kinda sorta a bit racist, but I guess when you’re stuck serving in the Middle East you’re allowed to hate the people you’re killing.)

Shane Mosley sues over steroid allegations
Shane Mosley is denying he knew that his strength and conditioning coach gave him steroids. “That’s what I’m saying” replies the coach.

Gomi concentrating on a good 2008
2007 was pretty balls for Gomi. His only performance of the year was a drubbing from Nick Diaz. I guess at this point he’s itching to get back into the ring because he says he’s not doing anything but training and ‘reading books’.

Everyone wants a title shot
Jon Fitch thinks a win over some guy earns him a title shot. Keith Jardine also thinks he should be next in line for a shot. Of course, it looks like Jardine is gonna have to get past Wanderlei Silva first. And yeah. We’ll see how that pans out.

Randy Couture speaks lawsuits
Randy drops a few soundbytes on what it feels like to be in the UFC’s legal crosshairs. He seems pretty confident and comfortable, basically passing the UFC’s lawsuit off as an attempt to bully him around.

Mike Pyle is unemployed
It’s still funny to hear from Mike Pyle, who’s currently without a contract and picking up random fights against random people. A few months back he was offered a contract and title fight with EliteXC, but Pyle was too damned good for that shit. Pyle also blames personal issues for his loss to Jake Shields on his way out of EliteXC. If by personal issues you mean “a case of the stupids”, then I agree.

IMG buying out ProElite?
Looks like IMG might be buying a majority stake in ProElite very soon. You could spend about 10 minutes reading into the company or you can trust me when I say this is a serious company with serious cash and serious resources. Seriously. I’ve never really understood what the fuck ProElite was up to … I get the idea of a parent company managing it’s promotions, but ProElite seems to be burning huge piles of money trying to build up it’s community site and shit like that. It’d be interesting to see what IMG does with them.

HDNet teams up with Strikeforce
Seems like a day doesn’t go by without HDNet teaming up with another promotion. I’m down with Strikeforce working with them … this means never having to watch a Yahoo stream of their shows again.

  • kentyman says:

    I’m surprised Tim Kennedy isn’t sticking his tongue out or wearing Groucho glasses. That guy’s such a cut-up!

  • Xenicore says:

    I wouldn’t call that clothing company’s merch “racist”…just somewhat ignorant. Gal has a cute butt though :)

  • frickshun says:

    Re: Couture–>I have spoken to a lawyer that is potentially part of his legal team. He said every contract can & will eventually be broken. No court will tell someone they are a slave & not allowed to earn a living. Couture has a huge financial backer & isn’t concerned about UFC burning through $$.

  • Fightlinker Jackal says:

    The funny thing is the arabic letters they threw on the shirt make no sense.

  • nem0 says:

    I keep thinking maaaybe MMA clothing companies will eventually grow the fuck up and stop using retarded titillation and misogynistic bullshit to sell their crappy products, but somehow I doubt that day will ever come. Barf. I guess I’ll just have to settle for using AdBlock so I don’t have some skinny chick’s ass staring at me while I’m reading blogs.

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    Strikeforce on HDNet? Sweet. No more Yahoo stream. HDNet Fights have a good business model. By holding on a few live events on their own but having a shitload of other live events aired for other promotions, they minimize costs while also furthering their HDNet Fights brand. Mark Cuban is going about MMA promotion the right way in my opinion. If HDNet Fights nab K-1 and K-1 MAX too, they’d be like the HD version of the Fight Network basically considering how much fight programming HDNet has already.