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Interview With UFC Hall of Famer Dan "The Beast" Severn

John Porter was offered the opportunity to interview UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn and jumped on it. Severn is an accomplished fighter who has made a name for himself in NCAA Division 1 wrestling, Pro Wrestling, Olympic wrestling, and MMA. Severn's accomplishments include Holder of 90 State, National and International Records/Titles for Greco-Roman-Freestyle-Sambo-Judo, Olympic Alternate - 1984 and 1988 in Wrestling, 3x UFC Champion, and UFC Hall of Famer .

 

M-1 Selection: Americas Finals Preview “The Heavyweights”

The M-1 Selection: Americas tournament finals heavyweight contest features two fighters with contrasting styles both in an out of the ring.   Team Bombsquad’s Pat Bennett and American Top Team’s Kenny Garner are set to enter the M-1 ring on September 18th and take the next big step on their way to the top.

At 6’ 3” tall and 245lbs, Team Bombsquad’s Pat Bennett is a mountain of a man. 

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The Dange Zone comes to Manassas

The Danger ZoneThe Danger Zone is coming to NOVA this weekend in Manassas, Va. UFC Hall of Famer Dan "The Beast" Severn is bringing his cage and Extreme Tension to the new Manassas Park Community Center Saturday the 18th of September.

So far there are 13 fights on the card with fighters from Blackman MMA, Combat Sport Center, Ferocity, Shaddock MMA, Evolve Academy, Spinal Tap MMA and Royal MMA.

Doors open at 7pm fights start at 8!

This is sure to be a great night of fights, so get your TICKETS NOW!

 

Kris McCray Schedule For UFC 122 In Germany

UFC fighters Kris "Savage" McCray and  Carlos Eduardo Rocha have been scheduled to fight at UFC 122 on November 13th in Oberhausen, Germany. McCray who was born and raised in Germany can more or less considering this a homecoming fight. Rocha hails from Fortaleza, Brazil and has gone 8-0 fighting professionally in Germany. McCray who started his career at middleweight will be moving down to 170lbs for the match. McCray joins a list of current German fighters such as Dennis Siver, and Peter Sobotta. When I lasted interviewed Kris prior to his TUF 11 finale, I asked him how he felt about being an ambassador of the sport to a country where MMA is viewed negatively he replied:

TTC: I read that the German government recently banned MMA after Dana White brought UFC 99 to Cologne, Germany. Being that you were born and raised in Germany, do you see yourself as possibly becoming an ambassador of the sport in Germany?

Kris: Why not!, I was talking to my mom about it, and I really don’t understand why they banned MMA over there since boxing is legal in Germany. I’d like to help anyway I can to help expand our sport and help it get recognized around the whole world. I’d like to see MMA get as big as boxing.

 At the time of the interview the Bavarian Regulatory Authority in Germany Banned a major German channel known as Sports1 or Deutsche Sportfernsehen (DSF) from airing the UFC in Munich which is located in the Southern region of Germany. UFC  122 will be the second event put on in Germany by the UFC. UFC: 99 was held in Cologne.

 

 

Shine fights: Grand Prix Tournament Features Local Fighters

The Shine Fights Grand Prix Tournament features 2 local fighters, Kyle "Alley Cat" Baker and Dennis Bermudez. Bermudez who hails from Saugerties, New York has fought on several local amateur cards such Operation Octagon. Kyle Baker is well known to fans of the UWC. Kyle's victims include James "Binky" Jones, Tommy Truex, and LeVon Maynard . The following is an excerpt from the promotions official press release:

 

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Whats Next for the Local MMA Scene?

With the Shine Lightweight Grand Prix tournament at the Patriot centered canceled, there's a void for those who wanted to see live action. Lets face the facts, most fans don't care about a commission or the politics of MMA. Shine and the Virginia Athletic Commission are pointing fingers at each other, but at the end of the days its the fighters and fans who are cheated. One such fighter Elder Ramos trained several weeks in anticipation of fighting on the Shine Lightweight Grand Prix Card. When the promoter failed to get a license, and moved the event to Oklahoma fighters such as Elder are left in the cold. To Date the UWC has been the only professional MMA promotion to stand and deliver quality fights to the D.C. Metropolitan area. Hail the day when D.C. Metro area fans stand-up and support the UWC more and allow them to bring quality shows every month, or every other month.

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