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Friday, Jan 25, 2002

Where The Fight Club Meets The Night Club

From the event’s promoter:

WFA logo


(Las Vegas, January 25, 2002) The World Fighting Alliance will postpone its February 2nd show, as owner and promoter John Lewis continues negotiations for a pay-per-view television contract. The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino has pledged its support to the project and had gladly offered to provide the show with an alternate date.

All fourteen fighters on the card also stand behind the move, and look forward to taking on their respective opponents in the future. At this time, the card will remain the same. Expected to take place in a couple months, a new official date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Why make such a dramatic move with the much-anticipated event just a week away? Because pay-per-view will make the WFA accessible to millions of homes. For the sport, this means greater exposure. Postponing the show will allow WFA the time to prepare the show for a pay-per-view audience and pool the creative and monetary resources of what would have been WFA’s third show to make this second installment even stronger. Should fans expect a few more surprises now that the show is being prepared for a larger viewing audience? "There are definitely some things in the works. I’ll be building on the show and it’ll be well worth the wait." The decision to postpone, though not an easy one to make, is a logical one. "The opportunity is just too big to pass up," says Lewis. "This will be a great stride for not only the WFA, but for mixed martial arts as a whole."

Middleweight title headliner Jermaine Andre voiced his approval concerning the decision. "They didn’t postpone it because they were being selfish or they were doing something stupid. It was for a very good reason – probably the only legitimate reason to postpone a fight." He added, "I have complete faith in John. I know this will work."

"I want to thank all those who have supported the production," Lewis adds. "I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this turn of events. In the end, I know this new and improved show will make it up to you."

Ticket refunds for the event will be available at points of purchase, with the WFA honoring all tickets kept at its new night. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the new official date of the WFA 2 and be prepared once again to enter "Where the Fight Club meets the Night Club."

For more information, please contact:
Paula Romero, WFA Event Coordinator     (917) 842-9086

From DSE/Pride:

Pride promo poster

As part of a nationwide tour to promote their fight in Japan for the Pride Fighting Championships (pay per view) on February 24th, Ken Shamrock (former UFC champion and WWF Superstar) and Don "The Predator" Frye (former UFC Champion) are signing autographs in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.

Ken Shamrock and Don Frye
Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm
Fry’s Electronics, Dallas, Texas

Ken Shamrock and Don Frye
Thursday, February 7th at 6pm
Fry’s Electronics, Phoenix, Arizona

Ken Shamrock and Don Frye
Friday, February 8th at 7pm
Tower Video on Sunset, West Hollywood, California

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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