“Affliction: Trilogy” press conference quotes

A press conference announcing Affliction and M-1 Global’s August 1st professional mixed martial arts event “Trilogy” was held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Trump Tower in New York City. Speaking at the press conference were the “Trilogy” headliners; WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, and his challenger, “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Josh Barnett who is the number two ranked heavyweight in the world.

Also speaking at the press conference were Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr., both who are helping with promotion, and Vice President of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio. Fighters Gegard Mousasi and Renato “Babalu” Sobral, who will be facing each other also spoke at the event, as did M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelstein, and M-1 Global CEO Joost Raimond.

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” conference call highlights

PRO MMA (promma.info) took part in Tuesday’s media conference call for STRIKEFORCE’S LAWLER vs SHIELDS card scheduled for June 6th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missiouri. 

The two headliners, Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler, were on the call although it was quite obvious they would much rather be in the gym training or in the cage itself. Phil Baroni on the other hand, seems to enjoy, relish, and understand the promotion side of MMA better than most and while he was on the conference call, his opponent Joe Riggs failed to show. Strikeforce’s Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz was also present.

The following are some of the highlights and notable quotes from the call:

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” conference call highlights

On Tuesday, May 26th, Showtime in association with Strikeforce held a media conference call in anticipation of their upcoming June 6th event entitled “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” which will be held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and will air live on the Showtime premium cable network.

Fighters participating in the conference call were Andrei Arlovski and Brett Rogers, who will face each other and Scott Smith who will be fighting Nick Diaz on the card. Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz also participated in the call.

The following quotes are highlights from the conference call:

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“Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” press conference highlights and photos

Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
Showtime Networks Inc. and world championship mixed martial arts (MMA) event promotion Strikeforce hosted a press conference Tuesday to discuss their highly anticipated June 6 “Lawler vs. Shields” fight card live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) from Scottrade Center.

Highlights from the press conference at Scottrade included an announcement by world-famous emcee Jimmy Lennon, Jr. that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (15-6) will make his Strikeforce debut and square off with undefeated prospect Brett “The Grim” Rogers (9-0) in an Affliction sponsored fight during the live televised portion of the fight card.

Knockout artist “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni (13-10) lashed out verbally about his welterweight showdown with powerhouse Joe “Diesel” Riggs (29-10) and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time NCAA Division I National Wrestling Champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-12) was highly animated about returning to action for the first time in over a year to face “Iron” Mike Whitehead (23-6) in a light heavyweight matchup on the star-studded card.

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Strikeforce – Feb. 10 conference call (audio)

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) was on hand this afternoon for the Strikeforce conference call. Ken Hershman, Showtime’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sports and Event Programming, Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker and Frank Shamrock talked to the press about Strikeforce’s future. Many topics were disscussed including the Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz main evet, Gil Melendez, Josh Thomson potentially facing K.J. Noons, Alistair Overeem, possibly holding an event on the east coast and female MMA.

Ken Hershman provided the most tense moment of the one hour conference call when he vehemently stated that “there has been no conversation and they’re wont be” in regards to Ken Shamrock facing Kimbo Slice in the future. Shamrock also proclaimed that he will “knock out” Nick Diaz on April 11th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

STRIKEFORCE CONFERENCE CALL audio:
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Complete transcript of the conference call after the jump…

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The Resurgence volume 1

Here’s a new video from Genghis Con entiled, “RESURGENCE volume 1”. It is a short film on the downfall and rise of Alistair Overeem, Vitor Belfort and Jorge Santiago.

If you liked that then watch this…

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The NYBA – A Film Starring Phil Baroni

I’m dedicating this video to my co-editor in chief here at PRO MMA, Tru, cause I know how much he loves The New York Bad Ass. Enjoy this high quality video by Genghiscon. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.610464&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “The NYBA – A Film Starring Phil Baroni“, posted with vodpod Please like & share: