Breaking News: Gary “Big Daddy” Goodrich Replaces Aleksander Emelianenko

by:  Jack Bratcher In a press release we just received from Affliction Entertainment, it states that veteran MMA fighter Gary “Big Daddy” Goodrich (23-17-1, 13 KOs, 9 Submissions) has replaced Aleksander Emelianenko, who didn’t meet CSAC licensing standards, as Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello’s opponent tomorrow night (Saturday, July 19). There is no word on what … Read more

Breaking News: Aleksander Emelianenko off Affliction Card & Weigh-in Results

by:  Jack Bratcher I have just gotten word from our on-location reporter, TruPlya, that Aleksander Emelianenko will not be fighting on the Affliction card scheduled for tomorrow night in Anaheim.   Aleksander was scheduled to face Paul Buentello in a much-anticipated Heavyweight bout.  All we know at this time as that he was not cleared by … Read more

Is Kenny Florian Crazy? MMA Live Episode Ten – ESPN Video

Here’s ESPN’s MMA LIVE Episode Ten.  They talk about the upcoming Affliction: Banned card and UFC Fight Night 14.  James Irvin is interviewed about the biggest fight of his career against Anderson Silva.  Also discussed in this episode is the situation with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and much more that is going on in the world … Read more


by:  Jack Bratcher I can’t think of another weekend in the history of MMA that has had so much action going on.  First, there is the Affliction card in Anaheim featuring the best Heavyweight line-up ever assembled on July 19.  Then we have the UFC Fight Night 14 in Las Vegas also on July 19 … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute- Gladiator Challenge Summer Showdown

by:  Fast Eddie The weigh-ins just took place for the next installment of Tedd William’s Gladiator Challenge. All fighters made their contracted weight and everything went off without a hitch. It blew me away when Tedd stated that he has promoted over 200 shows. Gladiator Challenge has produced some of the biggest names in MMA … Read more

Countdown to Affliction: Banned – Full Version (Video)

This is the full version of the Countdown to Affliction: Banned Video. It’s about thirty minutes long in it’s entirety. We have it here in three different parts. Also, be sure to check out our Affliction: Banned photos & video page for exclusive live on location coverage of the event starting from last night at … Read more

On No….Rampage Is Picked Up Again By Police

by:  Jack Bratcher In a strange turn of events, around 4:30 pm yesterday, it seems Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was picked up by Irvine Police TMZ is reporting.  This time though it seems Rampage was picked up because he was considered a danger to himself and others.  While hanging out with some friends, they became worried … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Lessons in Humility Volume 2

This week’s lesson was simple – frequent tapping. As you will see, in the following videos, both of my sparring partners were very respectful and humble in teaching me a thing or two about humility. I want to personally thank both of them along with head instructor Kurt Osiander. First up was Yuji Uchida, Ralph … Read more

Pro MMA Exclusive: Josh Barnett is Coming for Pedro Rizzo

Here is Josh Barnett speaking with Tru from Pro MMA Josh makes the point that he is coming for Pedro Rizzo at Afflicion: Banned on July 19, 2008.  Personally, I’m really looking forward to this fight as well as many of the other fights on the Affliction card.  July 19th could very well go down … Read more