The MMA Outsider Podcast ep. 1: The invincible Jon Jones, TUF 14 tryouts, $kala vs. Shamrock

In this episode of The MMA Outsider Podcast, Richard Mann and John Buhl talk UFC 128, Jared “$kala” Shaw accusing Frank Shamrock of offering to take a dive vs. Kimbo, and lots more.

ProElite relaunch under management of Stratus Media Group

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI – News), a live entertainment company, announced today that Stratus has assumed control over the board of directors and the management of ProElite Inc. (Pink Sheets:PELE – News), an entertainment and media company involved in the promotion of mixed martial arts (MMA). “This acquisition allows Stratus and ProElite to … Read more

‘Skala’ breaks his silence

Jared Shaw, affectionately known as “Skala”, has finally surfaced after months of absence from the public eye. He recently gave an interview to another man who has been taking a little break as well, Ariel Helwani.

In this new interview, ‘Skala’ talks about his time with ELITE XC, his accomplishments with helping to jumpstart the careers of a few now well-known fighters and the things he would have like to have done differently, given the chance.

He has one major regret out of his time with ELITE XC and that is the fact he stood up screaming when Kimbo Slice got knocked out by Seth Petruzelli on national TV. Shaw said now when you ‘Google’ his name inevitably that picture comes up. As the Editor of PRO MMA (promma.info) I’m proud to say we contributed to the cause. In fact we even had a ‘picture slogan’ contest in honor of that very memorable moment in MMA history.

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Gary Shaw discusses fall of EliteXC

Former front man of EliteXC, Gary Shaw, comments on the demise of the company and what the future may hold. He says he is not ashamed of anything he did while at EliteXC and is very proud of what he accomplished. He calls it a “sad day for MMA…a sad day for the fighters.” When … Read more

Dana White UFC 90 video blog #4

These things seem to get better and better. Dana is one busy dude that is for sure and he handles it all very well: the press, the fans, the fighters, the competition. He has so much going on and he just keeps on pressing on. He’s in an extra good mood for this event. A … Read more

Gina Carano talks pay & Jared Shaw peeking behind the towel

Here’s miss Gina responding to questions about Jared Shaw allegedly trying to sneak a peak at her behind the towels at her weigh ins for the recent Elite XC event. She also says she doesn’t fight for the money and talks about her salary. Good questions by Mr. Steve Cofield.

Jared Shaw craps his pants (win a free DVD)

Watch the whole video but pay special attention to the time starting at 3:28 mark as Kimbo is getting beat notice who stands up at cage side screaming; it’s none other than everyone’s favorite vice president of EliteXC, Jared Shaw. I would give at least a hundred bucks to know what Shaw was screaming. If you can come up with the best slogan of what Shaw is saying you will win a quality MMA DVD. Post it in the comments.

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CBS Saturday Night Fights Conference Call

EliteXC had a media conference call today featuring Gina Carano, Kelly Kobald, Jake Shields, and Paul Daley, all who will be fighting Oct. 4 on CBS Saturday Night Fights.  The four fighters fielded questions from various reporters. Here’s a synopsis:

Gina  Carano & Kelly Kobald
Carano, when asked if she felt any frustration for not being able to fight Chris Cyborg, responded, that there’s no frustration for not fighting Cyborg this time. Although she does want to fight her, she wants to get through this fight first and then see what happens with Cyborg. Gina insisted, “I’m gonna be here for a second.”

Jared Shaw thinks the media is making too big of a deal out of Gina Carano “refuting her position” as the face of women’s mma.

One subject Gina Carano did not care to spend much time discussing was her weight. When asked what she weighs now and how much she will weigh at weigh-ins next Friday, she responded, “I will weigh 140 lbs. next Friday and what I weigh now I will keep to myself.”

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