Maturity takes Noah Thomas from banished to big time

Noah Thomas fought nine times in 2006, going 6-3. The Ultimate Fighter veteran was a guest on The INFO episode 32.

WEC fighter Noah Thomas stopped by The INFO last week to discuss a number of topics including his military background, his current WEC status, and how he was able to get back in Zuffa’s good graces after his “street fight” with Marlon Sims on The Ultimate Fighter season five.

Thomas credits his time in the Marines as really helping him to mature and find direction in his life. “I always tell everyone that I was born in Colorado and raised in the Marine Corps,” said Thomas. “Not to take anything away from my parents, but the military helped me become the man I am, the drive and focus to be a mixed martial artist.”

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“First I want to say, good job Quinton Jackson” – Cung Le

Cung Le is making the best use of his talents inside and outside the cage.

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le’s newest film Pandorum opened on Sept. 25. Le joined PROMMA.INFO’s The INFO radio show this week to discuss his new career.

“I was introduced to Jeremy Bolt by my manger. He is the producer of Resident Evil. He said there was an Asian lead that they were looking to cast. They had not found a Japanese character yet as they originally wrote it. So they opened it up to all Asian actors. This gave me about a month to get ready.”

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From sniper, to SWAT, to the cage, Bruce Connors has faced it all

Bruce Connors is a SWAT team member.

Bruce Connors is a former Marine scout sniper and current law enforcement officer and SWAT officer. Bruce joined The INFO on the recent episode and shared his thoughts on maintaining a balance between serving his community and serving his goals as a professional athlete.

This makes competing in the Mixed Martial Arts arena seem docile by comparison. “I am either working or I am training,” said Connors. “You feel pretty selfish because it takes you away from your family and friends. The pressure can be there but as long as you keep a balance, everything can work.”

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Beerbohm vs. Aoki – winner gets the rights to the colorful trunks

“Let’s do it!” That was Lyle Beerbohm’s response when asked by Fast Eddie Constantine on the latest edition of The INFO if he would fight Shinya Aoki for ownership rights to Beerbohm’s famous “shorts of many colors” made by his mother.

This sums up Beerbohm’s desire to face the best lightweights in the world and compete for the lightweight title within Strikeforce. “I want to fight the best lightweights and get the Strikeforce belts,” said Beerbohm. “That is my only goal and whatever gets me there is what I want to do.”

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Jay Hieron ready for Strikeforce title regardless of Nick Diaz

Photo by: Eddie Constantine - Jay Hieron knows his day in the sun is coming.

In Jay Hieron’s recent appearance on The INFO, the official PROMMA.INFO podcast, he spoke about his next fight being for the Strikeforce Welterweight Title. “My next fight is for the title,” Hieron said. “I need eight weeks to prepare and be sharp. I want to fight Nick Diaz if everything goes to plan.”

Hieron said one of the reasons he chose to sign with the San Jose based promotion was because they offered him the title shot. “One of the reasons to decide to go with Strikeforce was I was fighting for the title,” Hieron explained. The UFC offered me a very good deal but I wanted the chance to fight for a title. Nick Diaz is a big name and that’s the type of guy I want to fight right now.”

That title shot was supposed to come on Aug. 15 at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” where Hieron was scheduled to face Nick Diaz. However, Diaz chose not to take his pre-fight drug screen and was replaced by Jessie Taylor. Not only did Hieron not get a title fight, his fight with Taylor was moved to the un-aired preliminary card.

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Design a CageDiva logo and win Strikeforce tickets at PROMMA.INFO

The PROMMA.INFO radio network is your home for Strikeforce Challenger tickets. We will be giving away one pair of tickets on CageDivasin the weeks leading up to the “Strikeforce – Challenger Series 3” event which takes place at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Sept. 25, 2009. The CageDivas need a logo and … Read more

Strikeforce fighters comes out to support Hope of Mother

Suit? Check. Tie? Check. MMA fighters? Check. You would not always put these items together but so was the case Wednesday night Aug. 26, 2009 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

A who’s who list of Strikeforce fighters came out to support Fairtex boxing coach and fighter Tariq Azim. A native of Afghanistan, Azim is the co-founder of the Hope of Mother organization alongside his mother Mina Wali.

The purpose of Hope of Mother is to develop and maintain successful relations through their current and future programs in Afghanistan and the United States, achieving prominence and a high level of visibility both domestically and internationally.

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Roy Nelson receives his black belt from Renzo Gracie

Former IFL Heavyweight Champion and current contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Roy Nelson (13-4) has officially received his black belt from Renzo Gracie. Nelson’s grappling has been largely overlooked due to his physical appearance but this is no longer. Nelson was promoted by the legendary Gracie personally while at his New York academy … Read more

Wilcox undefeated against Cesar Gracie team

Justin Wilcox has been making waves. Within a month’s time, the AKA standout has gone 2 – 0 against quality competition. His opponents share a common bond as both are members of the Cesar Gracie fight team. Top ranked MMA fighter and Cesar Gracie fighter Jake Shields commented to Wilcox after his most recent fight, “You keep running through our guys!”

 Wilcox took a unanimous decision victory against Moses Baca at the Disturbing the Peace show in which spectators and the media on hand called it one of the bloodiest fights they have ever seen. Wilcox opened up a gash on Baca’s head causing a faucet of blood and resulting in 8 staples.

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