Brendan Schaub isn’t one to mince words and the talk about CM Punk being brave for fighting in The Octagon makes him angry. He slams the notion of bravery by pointing out the high paydays Punk enjoyed especially for fighting low level opponent Mike Jackson. He even slams Rogan for his comments. Check it out…
CHICAGO (January 18, 2010) – Undefeated Canadian lightweight Mike Ricci, a regular training partner to fellow Quebec native Georges St-Pierre, is the latest highly-touted MMA prospect to sign an exclusive contract with Bellator Fighting Championships, the promotion announced today.
The 23-year-old Ricci, who will enter Bellator’s 155 lbs. tournament with an unblemished pro record of 5-0, trains alongside GSP under the famed Firas Zahabi at his TriStar gym in Montreal. Zahabi told Bellator on Sunday that he thinks Ricci is “the next big thing” to come out of Canada.
“It’s a long road to become the next GSP, but Ricci is the farthest along that road of anyone we’ve got,” Zahabi said. “He’s still earning his stripes, so to speak, but if he continues to progress, I think he’ll be right up there with St-Pierre.”
2008’s “Coolest Man in the U.K.” winner, Michael Bisping, takes viewers along for the ride as he makes the trek from England to Texas to star in a new movie entitled “Beatdown.” The film is directed by Michael Gunther and is described as an “action/drama with MMA-style fighting.” Movieset.com says,
The film stars Rudy Youngblood (“Apocalypto”) as Brandon, a young street fighter, who has fallen out of favor with the mob and is forced to fight for those close to him. “Beatdown” also features Eric Balfour (“The Texas Chainsaw Masacre”, “Hellride”), Danny Trejo (“Desperado”, “Machete”), and MMA fighter Michael “The Count” Bisping.
This is a pretty cool behind-the-scenes look Bisping treats us to. Apparently, Bobby Lashley has a part in the movie, because in part four, below, you will see Bisping in a sparring session with the former WWE star and recent Strikeforce addition.
Remember when Bisping asked Guy Ritchie to put him in his next gangster flick? Who knows, maybe it will happen one day.