Former UFC® heavyweight champion and pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is back in the public consciousness this week, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s digital subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS is premiering a retrospective on the 280-pound beast’s unique legacy as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week Alex is joined by two special guests, Garrett Gonzalez of the popular FightGameBlog.com and Todd Martin of the Wrestling Observer. Alex, Garrett, and Todd cover UFC 170, Ronda Rousey, and the debut of the WWE Network. Don’t miss this entertaining interview!
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Two time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn recently appeared on The Undisputed Wrestling Show (www.facebook.com/theundisputedwrestlingshow) to discuss professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, and his training academy.
Dan Severn on being told to job by road agents in WWE: “They can “ask” me to job. What would happen when I walk in to your Mickey Mouse cartoon world and I turn fantasy in to reality? Which of your so called “champions” do you think stand a chance?”
UFC 135 pound champion Dominick Cruz was stripped of his title on Monday December 6, 2014. Dana White made the announcement during a live segment of sports center. Dominick Cruz hasn’t defended the title since October 1, 2011. This sets up an opportunity for the interim champion Renan Barão to finally become the actual champion but standing in his way is Urijah Faber. These two men fought the first time July 2, 2012 in a fight where Renan got the decision in route to winning the interim title. This rematch set for February 1, 2014 which happens to be the Saturday before the Super Bowl looks to be an interesting matchup. Can Urijah correct what went wrong in the first fight? How much better has Barão gotten between the last fight.
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week Alex is joined by one of the show’s favorite guests, Todd Martin of the Wrestling Observer and LA Times. Alex and Todd cover all of the recent MMA action, including the UFC’s 20th anniversary, plus the current state of the WWE and TNA. Don’t miss this entertaining interview!
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TNA’s Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson appeared on the 8/28 edition of SI Now to hype their 11/2 Bellator fight. When Ortiz was asked what it was like to fight for Dana White, who was his boss when he worked for The UFC, Ortiz said, “I thought slavery was over a long time ago.” Ortiz also said, about White, “One of the biggest things now is bullying. And he’s one of the biggest bullies, I’d say, in the business. He’s a big bully.”
Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson are two of the biggest names in the history of MMA. They previously made names for themselves in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and headlined some of the biggest pay per views and television specials that company ever produced. Spike Television, Bellator, and Impact Wrestling are swinging for the fences, bringing in two former UFC stars of this magnitude to help gain interest to their product. Last night on Impact Wrestling we saw both of these men make appearances in the same segment. The night before the two men faced off in the cage of Bellator Fighting Championship. This is the type of synergy Spike TV wants between Bellator and Impact.
This past Saturday UFC presented the eighth installment of fights for the Fox network. Demetrious Johnson showed why he is a champion getting an armbar finish in the 5th round at 3:43 seconds which set a record as the latest finish in a UFC fight ever. John Moraga delivered one strike that seemed to break the champion’s nose but the two fighters were seemingly on different levels the whole fight. The 125 pound weight class doesn’t have a ton of contenders ready so the landscape is open. Demetrious Johnson brought up the idea of a super fight against the 135 pound champion, I like the champs swagger but we saw that fight and the champion Dominick Cruz always seemed one step ahead. I like seeing Demetrious at 125 and I look forward to his next defense.
This Saturday UFC presents its eight special on FOX television. The main event is John Moraga vs Demetrious Johnson for the 125 pound championship. John Moraga may be an unknown to most of the crowd as he hasn’t had a televised fight as of yet with the company. He faces Johnson who was a top contender at 135 though when he had his opportunity at the champion Dominick Cruz he fell short. He found himself then competing in the newly created 125 pound weight class and becoming its first champion.
Huntington Beach, Ca – Mark April 13 on your calendar and make sure you tune into MavTV for the LIVE return to the cage of David “TANK” Abbott, the world’s most famous cage fighter, in a world championship match against Reuben “Warpath” Villereal at Gold Country Casino in Northern California for the King of the Cage Superfight title!