We have randomly covered some Mixed Martial Arts here at The TINO Sports Page. It’s something that I want to cover more but have not really got around to it. So today I decided to give some random thoughts and some linkage to some UFC 77 info from the MMA blog world.
- What is going on with the WEC? Once they hit The Versus Network I thought they had a pretty good thing going. It appeared it was going to take off after being bought out by Zuffa Inc. (UFC owners). They had good momentum with live events on Versus in August and September, which was awesome for poor folks like myself that can’t afford the Pay Per View’s of UFC. Then, silence. The next live event is scheduled for December 12th. You can get a fix with some WEC Wrekage “best of” type shows. What sucks there is that they do not put out new shows very often. They did sign a deal with Versus for 15 live events but at the rate they are going that deal would go through 2015. Versus is making an effort to be a reputable Sports station and may not know which direction to go with this, College Football, and Hockey (and then a bunch of stuff I don’t care about). It would be nice to see them get up there in the MMA world as the sport is growing, because I’m selfish and want free MMA.
- If your not familiar with the many MMA blogs out there and would like more info but don’t know where to start…go to Five Ounces of Pain. They have been around for a while but are growing. I believe it started out as a little side project for Sam Caplan (Who writes MMA articles just about everywhere on the Net) but it’s taking off and they have added more writers, including Matt from MMA Takedown (formally UFCtakedown before Zuffa and their bully lawyers went after them for the name…and video stuff).
So we have UFC 77 tomorrow night. How about some links to get you primed up?
Here we link to Bloody Elbow, who will give you a shit load of more links for UFC77.
ANY GIVEN SATURDAY Radio show from Bloody Elbow has Bas Rutten.
MMA on Tap breaks down UFC77
Performify’s picks for UFC77 at UFCJunkie.com
Sprawl N’ Brawl has a video of the UFC77 Presser.
MMAFighting.com’s UFC77 Preview.