Beerbohm vs. Ribeiro fight to stream on Strikeforce website on Wednesday

Tomorrow/Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT at WHO: Undefeated Lightweight Rising Star Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm World-Ranked Lightweight & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Specialist Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro WHAT: Replay of their STRIKEFORCE St. Louis: Heavy Artillery undercard bout will replay the hotly-contested undercard bout between Beerbohm and Ribeiro on Wednesday, May … Read more

Lyle Beerbohm ends sponsorship relationship with Hoelzer Reich

Fancy Pants says NO to the Nazis.

Spokane, WA: StrikeForce lightweight Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm has ended his sponsorship relationship with controversial MMA clothing brand Hoelzer Reich. The company has recently come under fire for the nature of its logos and clothing, and has been banned by Zuffa and StrikeForce from appearing as sponsors at their events.

“I apologize for any offense that I’ve caused by my association with Hoelzer Reich. While I support Jamie Vine and the people behind the company, as they have been good to me, the opinion of my fans and the MMA community is very important to me. I have brought on someone to help me with my sponsorships, and as a result, I don’t anticipate having any more problems in this area,” stated Beerbohm.

“In no way do I condone anti-Semitism or Nazi symbolism. I believe there’s been a lot of misinformation that’s contributed to the swell of negative attention and opinions that has taken hold, and I regret that my name has been attached to it. When I was first approached about being sponsored by Jamie, it was explained to me that the Germanic imagery utilized for their designs predate Nazi rule in Germany. I was satisfied with the information provided, and agreed to terms. Unfortunately, I failed to anticipate that assumptions would be made, and now we are where we are. I look forward to moving past this, and being able to focus on training and fighting.”

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Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm re-signs with Strikeforce

Expect to see a lot more of Lyle Beerbohm in Strikeforce.

PRESS RELEASE – StrikeForce lightweight Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm has re-signed with the promotion, inking a two-year deal that will bring him 6-12 fights over the life of the contract. The undefeated Beerbohm (13-0) is one of the top prospects in all of MMA, having won every fight he’s participated in, whether as an amateur or pro. His sights are set on the StrikeForce Lightweight title, currently held by Josh Thomson (as well as interim champ Gilbert Melendez).

The contract is non-exclusive, which will allow Beerbohm to fight outside the organization. He’s already scheduled to face Alonzo Martinez (24-13-1) in the main event of “ArenaRumble II: Beerbohm vs. Martinez” on November 28 in Yakima, Washington. “Fancy Pants” expects to win: “I’m going to ground [Martinez] into mashed potatoes.”

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Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm: “I want to be the champ” – PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview

Lyle Beerbohm is not your prototypical mixed martial artist. He has overcome many obstacles along the way to his current 13-0 professional record, including drug addiction and incarceration. The Spokane native recently took the time out of his busy schedule to open up and talk candidly to PROMMA.INFO about his past, present, and future.

PROMMA.INFO: Lyle, thanks for taking time out to talk with us. How are you?
Lyle Beerbohm: Good, thanks for having me.

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From prison to Showtime, Lyle Beerbohm has come a long way

Just two short years ago 30-year-old Lyle Beerbohm (9-0) was sitting in a Walla Walla State Prison cell.  On June 19, 2009, Beerbohm, now a successful professional mixed martial artist will be fighting in front of millions of people on Showtime as he takes on Duane “Bang” Ludwig (18-8) at the Strikeforce Challengers event in Kent, Washington.

Beerbohm is proof people can change. The story goes that while serving an 18-month prison sentence, he saw an episode of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV, “When I was sitting in prison and watching The Ultimate Fighter show I was like ‘Are you serious? Those guys are on TV, making money?’ I knew I could take those guys so, right then and there, I made up my mind and haven’t looked back since.”

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