Hooknshoot “evolution” Takes A Hit(s)
From the event’s promoter:
HOOKnSHOOT "Evolution" Takes A Hit(s)
After a weekend as Euphoria Entertainment’s MIXED FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP commentator, Jeff Osborne walked into his home and was mauled with bad news.
The HOOKnSHOOT promoter had just lost three of his ten women’s fights. "I had finally purchased all the airline tickets on Monday and was relieved and now the stress level is brutal" says Osborne.
The first match to go was Julie Kedzie, a local fighter who HnS fans fell in love with at the last show, lost her opponent due to "closing on a house." Keri Crothers emailed the news but regardless, the fight many were looking forward to seeing was off.
The next email was sent by Alberto Crane:
THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS WITH SARAH (Boyd), SHE HASN’T BEEN TRAINING TOO MUCH, SHE LIVES ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY AND HASN’T HAD A CAR BECAUSE HER CAR BROKE DOWN SO I’VE KEPT ON HER BUT SHE STILL HAS NOT BEEN TRAINING. I WAS HOPING SHE WOULD START COMING IN THIS WEEK, BUT SHE STILL HAS NOT. NOW I FEEL LIKE SHE WON’T BE READY SO I DO NOT WANT HER TO GET HURT AND NOT REPRESENT ME WELL, SO I REGRETFULLY WANT TO PULL HER FROM THE COMPETITION. THANKS AND TAKE CARE
Molly Helsel, whom Osborne told "the card is full", asked if she could fly herself in to fight and is now left without an opponent. "I feel horrible! I’m going to bust my ass to find Molly a new opponent but the email from Alberto hurts" says Osborne.
The latest cancellation comes from Ceasar Gracie fighter Heather Soderquist. Soderquist came down with a serious staph infection that spread to her face and mouth. She tried to ride the infection out and keep training but it wasn’t working and she was forced to pull out of her bout with Jennifer Howe.
"While I question some of the dropouts, I don’t question Heather’s. She’s stayed in touch with me and even tried to book flights for Jennifer Howe and Jeremy Horn" continues Osborne.
Ticket sales are WAY above average and over 99% of the tickets sold are to local, hardcore HnS fans and they don’t know the difference in "name" fighters.
Now that worse news, a UK production company was set to start shooting a documentary-based TV show on the women of MMA. The original plan was a 13-week stint on UK TV but they have now backed out.
HnS had worked for nearly 18 months on the project trying to prove there were enough women MMA fighters to warrant a series but they claim the number of women fighters (who are legitimate) is the monkey wrench.
Regardless of the news, HOOKnSHOOT marches on! The show will still happen and anyone interested in filling in the spots, should contact HOOKnSHOOT immediately at email@example.com.
11/6/04 HOOKnSHOOT "Evolution" Women’s MMA
From the event’s promoter:
RITC 66 – Thanks Tri-Valley
Saturday Nov 13, 2004
Pinal County – Parks, Recreation & Fairgrounds
Tickets prices are $20 (General Admission Bleachers) and $30 (Floor Level Seating).
The first Rage in the Cage Tucson Casino del Sol show will take place in December or early next year.
This recent development enables RITC to return to Casa Grande after a 6 month absence to thank our loyal supporters in Casa Grande, Eloy, Coolidge and surrounding areas. This event will feature many popular local fighters. It will be a great night of action.
Please come on out and support your favorite fighters.
Gabe Rivas (165) vs Robert Maldonado (165)
David Marquez (165) vs Rudy Garcia (165)
Noel Leija (150) vs Donald Paskiewiez (140)
Fight Card subject to change.
Here are the directions for those traveling from Phoenix or Tucson for the event.
Take I-10 to Exit 194
Desert Quest #11
RITC 67 – Whoop Ass
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Held October 14, 2004
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North American PPV premiere date: Nov. 19, 2004