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Thursday, Sep 14, 2006

Rudimar Fedrigo:”wanderlei Is Talking About His Next Fight”

Rudimar Fedrigo:
"Wanderlei is talking about his next fight"

By Marcelo Alonso

Rudimar Fedrigo - Photo by Marcelo Alonso
Rudimar Fedrigo

A few hours after returning from the Pride Open Weight Grand Prix in Tokyo, Chute Boxe team leader Rudimar Fedrigo spoke with Full Contact Fighter about the rumors that Wanderlei Silva had some serious injuries, purportedly suffered during his fight with Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic,and could be out of the New Year’s event where he would face a challenger for his Middleweight title belt. "It’s really not true; Wanderlei has no serious injury and he is already talking about his next fights," Fedrigo said, while acknowledging that Cro Cop deserved the tournament title. "That was Mirko’s day. He fought two perfect fights and I believe even Fedor could lose to him on that night," said the Chute Boxe leader who was very impressed with the amazing support of fans and journalists after the event. "Wanderlei never chooses opponents. Winning and losing is part of the game for a fighter who is always ready for any challenge. I’m happy that the Japanese understand that, saying that Wanderlei was such a brave fighter who not only accepted [the challenge] to face the big guys in the open weight tournament, but also fought attacking all the time as he always does. As Chute Boxe leader, I’m very proud of Wanderlei," said Fedrigo promising that soon Silva will be back in the training.

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From the event’s promoter:


With a frenzied audience awaiting the inaugural episode of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality series, BodogFight, digital entertainment powerhouse Bodog.com has announced a new launch date to allow for additional footage in its action-packed weekly series. Episode 1 will air September 19 on Men’s Outdoor and Recreation, which is carried in over 23 million homes and on DISH Network, and online at BodogFight.com.

While traversing the globe in search of the world’s greatest MMA fighters, Bodog.com’s billionaire founder, Calvin Ayre, has not only set the stage for the toughest fighters to showcase their talents, but also raised the standard for reality TV and digital entertainment. In the eight-episode series, seven elite modern-day American warriors will earn the right to represent the United States. As part of "Team USA", the seven fighters will square off against members of the Russian Red Devils Team, a group known for its fierce roster that includes world heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. This USA vs. Russia grudge match will be broadcast live on a future pay-per-view event that will also include three Superfights.

Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the secret training regimen of the elite Russian squad as well as the individual training programs and lifestyles of the American fighters. Those intimate scenes will all be presented through the eyes of BodogFight’s special agents – rock phenomenon Bif Naked in the United States and her beautiful Russian counterpart Natalya Vilkova. The sexy duo will be on a quest to find the toughest, most ruthless Mixed Martial Arts athletes the two countries have to offer. Plus, audiences are going to be treated to up-close and personal experiences with fighters as they prepare to enter the ring, and spectacular training and interview footage shot in the lush Central American jungle and rustic Costa Rican cities – visuals that will leave no doubt BodogFight has set the new standard for reality TV.

"When BodogFight’s inaugural episode launches, viewers are going to witness a new standard in mainstream digital entertainment," says Calvin Ayre, Founder of Bodog.com Entertainment Group and creator of a number of reality television series, including Bodog Salutes the Troops which aired on Spike TV. "The additional footage capturing the essence of Mixed Martial Arts as a sport and lifestyle will add a new degree of rawness never seen before."

Elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training, interviews with fighters, and lifestyle segments will compose seven of the weekly one-hour "BodogFight" episodes, with the recap finale leading into the PPV main event. The three massive super fights and the spectacular USA vs. Russia event will be produced by the Mixed Fight Championship (MFC) and sponsored by BodogFight.

For biographies of all the fighters, exclusive footage, and unedited interviews and confrontations, go to http://www.bodogfight.com. Each of the eight episodes will air simultaneously on the Men’s Network and on BodogFight.com broadband network.

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