Cool MMA Deals

Last month I wanted to check out FIGHT! Magazine to see if it was worth subscribing. I picked one up and subscribed right away. They are running a pretty cool deal right now. If you take a quick survey you get a few bucks knocked off the subscription rate so it’s yours for $9.95. I thought it was a separate promotion but they also have a deal where you get a free Beanie from Combat Sports with a subscription. Turns out I got both deals because my beanie was waiting for me today when I got home.  A Beanie and year subscription to a magazine for under $10, what a bargain for me!

Another deal I just bought was from ProElite.com. They are running a deal on Pay Per View Events for the month of December. You get three cards streamed live and then you also have the fights saved in your account like an “On Demand” deal where you can watch them anytime you want.

Think there’s a monopoly in MMA? Then you’ve never watched these premier events from around the world. During December, ProElite.com will be showing three top MMA events that you can’t see anywhere else. The UK’s Cage Rage 24, Brazil’s Fury Fight 5, and Hawaii’s Icon Sport: Relentless, all will be shown in their entirety on ProElite.com for a great low PPV price. Buy all three in advance and save too. Watch all three for less than you pay for other events’ top five or six fights.

The PPV fights are $12.95 each or you can buy all three for $24.95 (which is the deal I took). I’m not a man of many dollars but I love me some MMA so this was a good deal for me.

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Hershel Walker and MMA?

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Yesterday I was at ProElite.com and seen a link for a Hershel Walker interview. I was in and out and didn’t check it out. I was reminded of it after reading a post at Jiu-Jitsu 365 last night.

So what’s the link to Walker and this MMA site? There is a video interview with Walker sporting an EliteXC shirt (they could have tossed that to him before the camera rolled). Apparently Walker has been training in Taekwon-Do for 30 years, Muay Thai for eight, and Thai Boxing…with a black belt in all of them.

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MMA Saturday!

I’m kicking myself again for getting rid of Showtime a few weeks ago. Tonight one of my favorite fighters, Nick Diaz is facing off in a title shot against KJ Noons on EliteXC: Renegade live on Showtime at 10pm Eastern. Also on the card is the Kimbo Slice, the internet’s own backyard brawler has decided to take the fight game up. Check out Sam Caplan’s preview HERE.

Here are some video previews from ProElite.com…

KIMBO SLICE:

KJ NOONS on NICK DIAZ

Looks like my favorite free TV MMA organization is putting together a hell of card for December 12th! The WEC has announced there will be three title fights on it’s Versus Network card, and the debut of Jens Pulver! Check out 5 oz. of Pain for more on that!

SpikeTV Will go head to head with the WEC Card with an 3 hour UFC Special of it’s own.

Rumor has it that the UFC is in talks with CBS about airing some live events. Turns out with the writers strike going on TV can use some unscripted show. There is mention of NBC looking at airing Monday Night Raw for WWE…what about their writers?

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Need a place to call your MMA Home?

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This week I have been spending some time at ProElite.com If your an MMA fan I highly recommend it. I had registered there quite some time ago but was bumped back that way reading Sam Caplan’s Five Ounces of Pain blog. It’s a pretty cool setup. It appears they are making an attempt at something new in the MMA world as a Social Network. You get your own page, add friends, all that stuff. It’s made up of fans, fighters, and others in the business. Unlike networks like MySpace, where anyone can make a page and call themselves a known fighter, they verify fighter profiles.

For those that understand that there is an MMA world outside of UFC it’s a great place to catch videos. This ICON title fight between former UFC fighters Robbie Lawler and Frank Trigg was pretty awesome and I’m thankful it was provided for my viewing pleasure.

They are up over 50,000 members now, which is pretty impressive. One thing that jumps out at me is the forums are pretty laid back. My experience with MMA forums has been that the old timers look down on the new fans to the sport, belittling them whenever they give an opinion. I don’t even take the time to post in those places because as soon as I see these morons I leave and do not return. Anyway, I have not seen (much of) that at the ProElite forums.

You can catch the ShowXC undercard streamed live this weekend with these matchups…

ProElite.com Internet Bouts

Shane del Rosario (225.5 lbs.) vs. Amedeo Viola (223.5 lbs.)

Giva Santana (184.75 lbs.) vs. Jaime Fletcher (185 lbs.)

Chris Cariaso (135 lbs.) vs. Rick McCorkell (135 lbs.)

Back to Five Ounces of Pain. There are so many MMA blogs going up with so little information different from others that I almost feel this is the only one I need to read. They are making strides with the site, adding writers from other sites I enjoyed, rankings (there are no sanctioned rankings in MMA so this is for entertainment), a prospects page of fighters to watch for in the future, and Internet Radio.

If you don’t know where to go for MMA news or which to choose, I’ll save you the time. Go to Five Ounces of Pain.