Ufc: Best Of 2001 Premiere Parties
From Josh Hedges of Zuffa/UFC:
UFC: Best of 2001 Premiere Parties
On Saturday, December 15th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting three premiere parties debuting the UFC: Best of 2001 event. Come out and watch the best fights from the UFC’s best year with some of the best fighters in the UFC.
If you can’t make it out to one of the premiere parties, be sure to watch UFC: Best of 2001 on pay per view.
DIRECTV SCHEDULE – Channel 101
Special 6 Hour Show – DIRECTV ONLY
DISH NETWORK – Channel 457 & 537
From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
RITC 32 – This Saturday Evening!!!
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 5:30PM, Fight Time: 8:00PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
$20 General Admission
Kids under 12 Free !!!
Homer "The Rock" Moore (205 lbs)
Jimmy Ambriz (305 lbs), Medina Freestyle Fight Team
Steve Sayegh (230 lbs), Leininger Dojo
There will be at least 12 fights on the card, with a minimum of four Heavyweight bouts.
Fight Card subject to change.
Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com
UFC: Throw Down Contest – Upadate
Please note that the contest end date is December 21st (not December 24th.
[Yesterday's post has been changed to reflect this]
SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY, DRS. GOODMAN AND HOMANSKY, ON "NO HOLDS BARRED NEWS" ON WBAI’S "LIGHTSHOW"
By Eddie Goldman
The last time Sugar Shane Mosley, WBC welterweight champ (38-0, 35 KO’s) and at the top of the pound-for-pound list in many people’s eyes, lost a fight was in the finals of the 1992 Olympic Trials in a three-round amateur bout. His opponent then: Vernon Forrest, now himself also a professional with a record of 33-0, 1 no contest, and 26 KO’s.
Sugar Shane’s next fight is January 26 at Madison Square Garden’s Theater, and will be shown on HBO. His opponent now: Vernon Forrest, finally after all these years.
We talked this week with Shane about this fight, and we will bring this interview to you this week on our "No Holds Barred News" segment on WBAI’s "Lightshow."
Also, in an extensive interview, we review a boxing safety seminar (you read that right) organized by Dr. Margaret Goodman and Dr. Flip Homansky of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. They were both in town Dec. 1 for this seminar, and they shared their thoughts with us on this important subject, as well as their assessment of how regulation of mixed martial arts has gone in their state. (This segment was postponed from last week.)
We will also discuss the 2001 Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championships, just held Dec. 6-9 in Patras, Greece.
Next week we name and speak with our 2001 Fighter of the Year (hint: those against executions need not apply), and also Vernon Forrest.
"Lightshow" airs weekly late Friday night/early Saturday morning, 3-5 AM Eastern Time. The "No Holds Barred News" segment usually airs in the second hour of the show, between 4 AM and 5 AM EST, early Saturday morning, December 15. This week’s segment is prerecorded.
WBAI broadcasts in New York on 99.5 FM. For those not in the New York area, WBAI can also be heard live on the Internet. There are two sites that stream the signal: : http://www.wbai.org/ and http://www.2600.com/wbai. At this time broadcasts of "Lightshow" are not archived, but we are working on getting these audio interviews posted.
WBAI is a 50,000 watt, non-commercial station. This means that, unlike the advertiser-supported media, our opinions are not restrained by any commercial interests.
"Lightshow" is an arts and entertainment show whose main host and producer is Fred Geobold. I was a co-producer on this show from 1993 to 1998, and it was on "Lightshow" that I began coverage of mixed martial arts with interviews of Royce Gracie and Manny Yarbrough prior to UFC III in 1994. I rejoined the show as a producer and co-host in September 2001.