There's so much going on at the moment it's going to be a hectic couple of weeks to say the least. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read my updates and leave comments.
I was really pleased that Paul Daley got the call to fight in the UFC and even more pleased when he made short work of dangerous fighters like Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett but the antics of the weekend have undone the bulk of his good work. As it stands at the moment his fate is in the hands of the athletic comission but Dana publicly stated he wont fight for the UFC any more. In this age where mma comes forward by leaps and bounds every month as more and more fight promotions put on stronger and stronger cards it is incidents like this that help reinforce the negative stereotypes that a lot of people have about mixed martial arts. I wasn't happy with the way that Koscheck acted during that fight from the reaction to the knee to his constant trash talking but you can't justify hitting someone after the bell. These factors may explain his actions but they will never go so far as to excuse them in the eyes of comission and the bigger mma organisations. I wish Paul Daley all the luck in the world with his next step after this incident and he will always have my respect as a fighter but I hope he does not live to regret the bridges that he seems to have burned.
Cage Fighters Championships
are back to the attack on Saturday May 22nd at the Brentwood Centre. The card is stacked as always and tickets are available as we speak. On the card will be TUF9 tryout AJ Wenn and we get to see the MMA debut of boxing star Mark Potter as he looks to make the transition to the cage. Follow the link below for ticket details.
make a welcome return to the domestic scene with a phenomenal card on Saturday 22nd May at the NEC in Birmingham. The promotion that gave us early glances at British talent like Bisping, Hardy, Pearson, Amasinger, Winner and also gave us the likes of Jeff Monson, Antonio "Big Foot" Silva and Martin Kampmann makes it's much awaited return. With a typically bombastic card featuring Jim Wallhead, Paul McVeigh and Rosi Sexton this is surely an event not to be missed. Follow the link below for ticket details.
Night of the Gladiators
is coming to the Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday May 29th as Ross Pointon brings us another night of quality MMA action. This show is picking up momentum at an incredible rate and with 14 fights and 4 title bouts it's not hard to see why. Night of the Gladiators 4 promises to be the best event yet so get yourself involved and get your tickets.
explodes onto the scene on Saturday June 19th with their debut offering from The Warehouse in Howard Street, Shrewsbury. This is a fantastic card and tickets are selling fast for the event as it features some of the best semi pro and pro mma fighters in the area. Make sure you check the sites out for details.
continues to turn up the heat as they bring us "Feel the Pain" from the Troxy in London on Saturday June 19th. With UCMMA picking up more and more momentum with each action packed show that passes this event is sure to be another blockbuster. The fight card is still a work in progress but it goes without saying that you won't want to miss this one.
I'm writing a lot more at the minute so I'll be updating this with much more frequency so be sure to check it out. Take care of yourselves and be sure to get in touch if you need anything.