UFC Fighter Alex Caceres really connected with fans today during his UFC 250 pre-fight media appearance. His comments on his opponent Chase Hooper were points of interest but it was his experiences with racism that hit home especially given recent events. It reminds us that no one is immune. This is worth your time to listen to.
Hulk Hogan was reinstated to the WWE Hall of Fame after three years away for making some very publicized racist comments. So far, the reactions in the WWE locker room from black wrestlers are mixed. The New Day specifically have been inundated with questions on whether or not they are okay with Hogan’s return. To … Read more
Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) would like to recognize the work of our close friend and longtime site contributor Joey Krebs for his recent work for the Compton Herald, “Oscars so white, Oscars so wrong!” Krebs has taken the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to task for their recent snub of people of color at … Read more
ESPN classic 30 for 30 sports documentary titled The Prince of Pennsylvania which is based on the murder of Olympian Dave Schultz by crazed millionaire John du Pont is set to air on Oct 20th 2015 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). The ESPN documentary will correctly address the many inaccuracies depicted by Sony and Annapurna’s … Read more
Nineteen-year-old Sage Northcutt (6-0) had a storybook UFC debut with his 57-second TKO win over Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 earlier this month. Before that he was featured on Dana White’s new Fight Pass reality show, “Looking for a Fight” where the UFC President personally scouts out new talent. But not everyone is impressed with good looking … Read more
There has been some seriously dumb crap said on TV and Kanye West is 50% of them probably. Occasionally someone comes out and decides to try and top him. The latest is a news anchor from a local news channel in Ohio. So Lady Gaga’s performance at the Oscars made for the perfect setting. Check … Read more
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been all over the headlines the past few days for alleged racist remarks he made to his girlfriend, which were recorded and made public. The NBA performed an investigation into the matter to make sure it was indeed Sterling on the recorded audio and have since confirmed its authenticity, … Read more
Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight”, UFC President Dana White, shared his thoughts on recent comments made by boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. regarding fellow boxer Manny Pacquiao and Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
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.”