Strikeforce compensates both Davis and Miller for cancelled fight

Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.
Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with ProMMA.info today, that both Mark Miller and Deray Davis not only received their show money, but each fighter was also given their win bonuses.

The decision was made once a subsequent fight could not be secured for each fighter on a local promotion’s upcoming event. This was the honorable thing to do for the San Jose based promotion and will go a long way in building integrity for the organization.

The welterweight fight between Miller and Davis was originally slated to be on the undercard of the Nov. 7 Fedor-Rogers event that took place in Hoffman Estates, Ill. and aired live on CBS.

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Pro MMA business profile: Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz
Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz

Mike Afromowitz has benefited from his many experiences. A strong family bond, desire to educate himself, ambition, and loyalty are some of the qualities that have earned the 33-year-old New York City resident an impeccable reputation within the business of mixed martial arts.

From his beginning as a student of martial arts, to writing fighter bios and web content that helped shape the public’s perception of an upstart K-1 North America promotion, to becoming a top executive in the number two MMA organization in the world, Afromowitz has achieved the goals he’s set out to.  However, the man and the company he works for have yet to reach their full potential.

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THE INFO Episode 32 – featuring Le, Thomas and Afromowitz

PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine spent their Sunday afternoon chatting it up with Cung Le, Noah Thomas and Mike Afromowitz on this edition of THE INFO. Le hit on a bevy of topics including “Rampage” Jackson, giving up the Strikeforce 185 belt, his upcoming film projects and if he … Read more

Joe Riggs out against Nick Diaz

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) has learned from Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz that Joe “Diesel” Riggs has been scratched from Strikeforce’s August 15 event due to an adverse reaction to an unknown drug.

Riggs was scheduled to face Nick Diaz for the newly created Strikeforce Welterweight Title but will instead be spending the next couple of weeks in the hospital recuperating. A replacement has yet to be announced.

In an already crazy week for MMA, the news of Riggs’ ailment comes just one week after the announcement of Alistair Overeem pulling out of his heavyweight title defense against Fabricio Werdum due to a hand injury.

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Weight-monitored Cyborg vs. Carano fight will mark many firsts for women’s MMA

For the first time in history, two females will be headlining a major MMA fight card. The woman known as the “face of women’s MMA,” Gina “Conviction” Carano (7-0) will square off with rival powerhouse Cris “Cyborg” Santos (7-1) in what is considered the most anticipated female fight of all time.

Not only will it be the first female fight to headline a major event, it will be the first female title fight for any major MMA promotion as the two battle for the Strikeforce 145-pound Female Championship. The card will take place on August 15, 2009 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. and will air live on SHOWTIME beginning at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

Carano’s popularity is astounding, In a Yahoo! online poll that named the “Top 10 Influential Women of 2008,” Carano ranked fifth, placing ahead of First Lady Michelle Obama and famed journalists Katie Couric and Barbara Walters.

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THE INFO episode 23: featuring Mike Afromowitz and Chad “Savage” George

THE INFO stormed the PRO MMA (promma.info) radio network this week with guests Mike Afromowitz and 135 pounder Chad “Savage” George. Matt De La Rosa and “Fast” Eddie Constantine talked to the Strikeforce Director of Communications about Gina Carrano and Cris Santos locking up in August (prior to the title announcement) and told the boys … Read more

“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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THE INFO episode 11 – PRO MMA podcast featuring Mike Afromowitz and Brian Caraway

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz and 145 pounder Brian Caraway were both guests on this week’s edition of ‘THE INFO’. Matt De La Rosa and “Fast Eddie” Constantine talked about the San Jose based promotion’s acquisition of select PRO Elite assets, former Affliction CEO Todd Beard, KIMO Leopoldo and the latest happenings at PRO … Read more