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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2002

Fcf Staffers On Howard Stern Show



FCF Staffers on Howard Stern Show

Derek Panza gives Tim Lane a victory ride at Battle On Braodway
Fans of the Howard Stern show were treated to a humorous half hour early Tuesday morning as FCF’s own Mouth of NHB and Derek Panza called in to discuss an upcoming boxing match. The proposed match, between Stern show regulars "Stuttering" John Melendez and "Crazy Cabby", will take place in about a month in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Mouth and Derek [a champion kickboxer as well as trainer of champions - pictured giving Tim Lane a victory ride after Lane won the USKBA Super Lightweight World Championship belt] are training John for the match against the rotund Cabbie. FCF’s dynamic duo called in to discuss John’s training and his chances against his much larger opponent.

While they only have a few weeks to work with John, after seeing a tape of Cabby’s last fight (vs. "Angry Black" – another Stern show regular) and observing John in the gym, the pair feel confident in John’s chances… so confident in fact that The Mouth offered to bet infamous bloated barrister Dominic Barbara $50,000 (Barbara was offering 3-1 odds up to that point). After some hemming and hawing, Barbara refused. Apparently losing confidence in what he felt was an easy money bet on Cabby, he even began to rethink his offer of odds on his other bets when he heard about John’s training. The Mouth then asked Howard if he’d allow him in on some of his action, Stern replied that he might just let cover some of the $10,000 he’d already bet with Barbara.

The Mouth and Derek may be back on the show in the near future to discuss John’s progress, we’ll keep you posted as things develop.


From the event’s promoter:


Rocky Mountain Slammer:
Official dates


Dates have been set for the next 3 editions of the Slammer:

  • May 11 Canon City, CO – Abbey gym
  • July 27 Pueblo, CO – Colorado State Fairgrounds-Palace of Agriculture
  • August 24 Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium.

May 11 will mark the return of Aaron Del Mar to MMA competition. Aaron is currently a resident Judo athlete at the Olympic Training Center and has wins in both Hook-n-Shoot and Extreme Trials. This event will also be the much anticipated MMA debut of heavyweight pro boxer Larry Dawson. The Dog Pound will be representing the east coast with two strong, up-and-coming fighters, Randy "Savage" Rowe and Ted "The Virus" Gavola. Spots are still available on the card and can be secured by contacting matchmaker Don Martinez at 719-499-8171 or No Mercy Entertainment 719-575-0900. Fighters must qualify for the August show by winning in May or July. The August show will feature 3 tournaments(weight TBD) that will crown new champions.

No Mercy……….It’s gonna be SICK


From the event’s promoter:


SportfightingUSA announces:
Freestyle Fighting Championship II
April 6th 2002
President Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

FFC poster
We got off to a great start in our first production in January, and worked very hard to make this show even better. The card is full and we feel like the fans are in for an even more excitement this time! The Main Event for the FFC Lightweight Championship, features new Team Extreme member Rich "No Love" Clementi against Rob Baer. Rob Baer is coming off of a tough loss to Din Thomas and is looking to get himself back into the thick of things in the lightweight division. He is planning on bringing his "A" game because Rich Clementi has been training with Team Extreme Members, Jens Pulver, Matt Hughes, and Pat Miletich.

Also on the card, is local crowd favorite Dave Benefield. Benefield, a light heavyweight, is coming off a great performance in the Dungal Submission Fighting Championships in Houston Texas last weekend has a tough match waiting for him in Robert Waite.

Other matches include:
Bantamweights:   Jarrett Becks vs. Dale Greene

Heavyweights:   Lance Clements vs. Gene Gildea
Welterweights:   David Whitney vs. Gynn Smith
Lightweights:   Nick Roscorla vs. Aaron Williams
Middleweights:   Billy Shelton vs. Jason Wright
Middleweights:   Adam Peeples vs. Mark Beacher
Light Heavys:   Darrell Burke vs. Bone Sayavongsa
Middleweights:   Warren Donely vs. Jeremiah O’Neal

For more information visit our website at www.ffc.tv


From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:


K-1 Japan Series
K-1 Burning 2002 In Hirosima
Semmy Schilt & Nilson Castro to Participate in K-1

K-1 Burning 2002 In Hirosima
Date: April 21st, 2002
Open: 14:30   Start 16:00
Place: Hiroshima Sun Plaza (Hiroshima-Pref, Japan)

  • 1st Match
    Toru Oishi(Japan) Vs. Tsuyoshi(Japan)

  • 2nd Match
    Hiromi Amada(Japan) Vs. Takeru(Japan)

  • 3rd Match
    Ryuta Noji(Japan) Vs. Andrew Peck(New Zealand)

  • 4th Match
    Shingo Koyasu (Japan) Vs. Nilson De Castro(Chute Boxe Brazil)

  • 5th Match
    Tsuyoshi Nakasako (Japan) Vs. Ernest Hoost (Holland)

  • 6th Match
    Nicholas Pettas(2001 K-1 Japan Champdenmark) Vs. Peter Arts (Holland)

  • 7th Match
    Musashi (Japan) Vs. Semmy Schilt (KOP/Holland)


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Keep checking back, plenty more to follow!

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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