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The last we heard of the MMA / arm wrestling hybrid X-Arm, it had partnered with Jersey Shore producer SallyAnn Salsano. No word on if she’s still involved, but the clock is ticking down to X-Arm’s debut on Machinima.com, one of those next generation ‘internet entertainment networks’:

“I need nine more tough guys,” Davie stated. “The reality series for Machinima is being taped next month, and the fighters we train will fight on June 24, 2012, at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif.”

Davie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) 14 of 20 fighters currently in the running for XARM2 boast MMA experience, including longtime veterans James Irvin (17-9) and Jake Paul (18-14).

“MMA fighters have the cross section of skills necessary to step up to the table and be successful at the new fighting sport of XARM,” Davie said. “And I know and trust their skills and work habits, as I’ve been associated with MMA athletes since 1993 – when I was one of the three founders of the UFC.

“The 24 fighters are going to be put through an intense ‘boot camp’ for three days in May. The boot camp and the event will be filmed and shown on Machinima, which has become the hottest entertainment network on the Internet.”

Eugh, is there any way to revoke Art Davie’s founding father credentials? If Thomas Jefferson can be taken out of textbooks…