‘The Beast’ Speaks on Ali, Anderson Silva and Money Mayweather!
*Former Semi Pro Warsaw Eagles football player, fitness guru, GLORY World Series, k-1 Global Professional Kickboxer and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Pro,James “TheBeast” Wilsonjoins the KOTC lineup airing live on MAVTV from San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA!(MAVTV - www.mavtv.com), DIRECTV’s testosterone driven television network reaching over 27 million viewers. (DIRECTV, Channel 214)
Though James is such a busy man preparing for his fight, EURweb associate, LaCora Stephens, caught up with “The Beast” at Savant Young’s Fight Academy in Pasadena.
*Friday, as the prosecution wrapped up what some observers call an inept presentation in the George Zimmerman 2nd degree murder trial, MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton put in his two cents.
What the rev is saying makes a whole lot of sense to a lot of folks. Basically Zimmerman’s story doesn’t add up because the man who killed Trayvon Martin didn’t use his “MMA/Mixed Martial Arts” training to fight back against the 17-year-old instead of pulling out his gun and shooting him.
“If he was raining blows, MMA-style, you think there would be some physical evidence of that on his fists,” Sharpton said about Trayvon, hypothetically. “Second, it was testified that Zimmerman had MMA training. If Zimmerman had MMA training and there was an MMA attack going on, why didn’t he use his MMA training to defend himself?”
Hmm, yeah, that is an excellent question, Rev. Wonder what Zimmerman’s answer would be?
Sharpton’s comments come after Zimmerman’s neighbor, Jonathan Good, took the stand and said that he saw a serious fight occur outside his house before the shooting. Good said that he saw Zimmerman on the ground while Martin hit him “MMA” style.
Earlier last week Rev. Sharpton – who’s being criticized as a member of the media for being partial – made a similar statement saying that Zimmerman should have been able to use his martial arts training instead of his gun:
“You’re telling me you’re a watchmen that was training in martial arts, knew you had a gun, and you couldn’t’ do anything but shoot to kill this guy – a 17-year-old kid can come and hit you two or three times and the only thing you can do is try to kill him? What happened to your martial arts training?”
Here’s a video about Good’s testimony:
Here is Rev. Al picking holes in Good’s testimony and throws hints to the prosecution team:
*We all know him for his oversized parachute pants and his gold trimmed glasses. We also know him for his bankruptcy, reality show, and preaching “gimmick.” Well, he’s at it again. Gotta feed them kids.
Now he is trying his hand in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He started a Los Angeles MMA management and promotional company called Alchemist Management.
“I’ve been a fan of combat sports for years,” Hammer explained. “MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and this is a great opportunity for us to launch a full-service management company. Alchemist Management will leverage its relationships and resources for the benefit of fighters, the sponsors, and the industry at large.”
It sounds a bit bizarre, but it isn’t too far fetched for Hammer. He has a history of managing fighters like heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in the early 90s. He currently represents UFC and Strikeforce MMA organization members like Nate Marquardt, Tim Kennedy, Vladimir Matyushenko, Jorge Rivera, James McSweeney, Antonio Hardonk, Jared Hamman, ad Luke Stewart.
Hershel Walker pounds Greg Nagy in 3rd Round TKO at at Florida Panthers arena in Sunset, Fla.
*With one win under his belt, former NFL star Herschel Walker is hoping to continue his mixed martial arts career with a second match in the near future – but he has yet to find an opponent.
“My last fight I never showed any standup,” Walker told the AP regarding his third round win against Greg Nagy in his January MMA debut. “Greg wanted to go to the ground, and I still thank Greg for giving me an opportunity to fight.”
Speaking at the Strikeforce card at Bridgestone Arena over the weekend, Walker admitted that most MMA heavyweights don’t view a fight against him as a good career move.
“Most of these guys in this sport have nothing to gain by fighting me. Greg did step up and give me an opportunity,” Walker said. “My next opponent, we don’t know who that is. Whoever gives me an opportunity to fight then, I’m going to thank them as well.”
Walker was the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner while at Georgia and played professionally for Dallas, Philadelphia, Minnesota, the New York Giants and the USFL’s New Jersey Generals.
*Retired NFL star Herschel Walker stopped Hungarian fighter Greg Nagy in the third round Saturday night (Jan. 31) to win his first-ever mixed-martial arts match.
At the Strikeforce: Miami event in Sunrise, Fla., Walker stepped into the cage to face an opponent who prior to Saturday night had a professional MMA record of just 1-1. Nagy was smaller than Walker and noticeably pudgy compared to Walker’s sculpted physique, and it was obvious that even at age 47, Walker had an enormous athletic advantage over his opponent.
“The experience was exciting,” the Heisman Trophy winner said afterward. “First, let me thank my opponent for giving me the opportunity to fight him because it’s tough to fight an old man.”