(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.