|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
The good news is that John Wayne Parr, who originally intended for 2011 to be his retirement year has decided that since he has been so competitive, there is no reason to really stop now. That is a good thing, because Parr is still one of the best in the world and it turns out Parr just suffered a nasty looking hand injury and will have to withdraw from a September fight against Frank Giorgio. No clue how this will affect his possible October plans, but we will see.
Parr posted a few photos on his Facebook of his hand. After getting a MRI it turns out that he smashed his metacarpals and scaphoid, and while there weren't broken bones, the pain and healing time will be the same as a break. Tough luck, but at least Parr will continue his path of world domination.
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The rumors are gearing up that there will be a K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16, partially confirmed by Daniel Ghita himself a week ago. To celebrate the fact that Daniel Ghita will be fighting in the biggest tournament in the world again, we urge you to check out this recent highlight reel tossed together by YouTube user DefComAlert. [source]
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The Association of Boxing Commissions has released their report on the unified rules and guidelines of Muay Thai. This report was presented at the Association of Boxing Commissions Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. on August 3rd.
The report was put together to help establish unified rules for Muay Thai in the United States. Many athletic commissions have unified rules for Boxing, MMA and even Kickboxing in some cases, but there are no established rulesets for Muay Thai in the United States. The lack of a unified ruleset was suggested as having hampered the growth of the sport. It is hoped that the report will help athletic commissions become more knowledgable and well versed of the rules and tradition of Muay Thai.
Here is the full background of the report, from the document:
On July 30, 2009, at the Association of Boxing Commissions annual
If you want to look at the whole document of the report, you click here. We can hope that this is a step in the right direction for Muay Thai in the United States. As of now, I wouldn't expect it to have much of an impact but the fact that a unified ruleset has been presented might increase the knowledge of the sport among the athletic commissions.Add a comment
Paul Slowinski and Peter Graham met for the third time over the weekend after trading wins over the past few years only for Paul Slowinski to score a third round knockout and secure the ISKA World Heavyweight Championship. Reports from fans in Australia say that Slowinski went on a tear in the third round, dropping Graham a total of three times; the first time he dropped Graham with leg kicks, while the second and third were due to body blows and caused the fight to be stopped.
The interesting note from those in attendance is that "The Sting" Slowinski is apparently in the best shape of his career now. One person even told LiverKick.com that Slowinski had an "Ubereem-like transformation." That is, as always, a big deal for a guy like Slowinski, who at 6'3" and 240 lbs (190cm, 110kg) most of the time, adding some more muscle mass and weight could only help him compete against Super Heavyweights at a higher level.
Slowinski has always been a fighter who has just been on the cusp of greatness but has been held back by losses to more aggressive fighters like Ben Edwards, Gokhan Saki and Melvin Manhoef, as well as defensive fighters like Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. Slowinski is on a 5-fight winning streak now and is looking to fight Errol Zimmerman in the fall. We are still on the lookout for photos or videos from the event, but nothing yet.Add a comment
This is an interesting idea, although I'm not 100% certain about the execution and the intended market. The game is titled "Fight Game Rivals" being produced by our friends at Fight Game, which for the uninitiated means strong links to Golden Glory. The game is being developed for Windows Phone 7 and might have a way of being used on an Xbox 360 as well through the XBL Marketplace, but it is still not clear if it will be available on anything other than a WP7 device. If you are a mobile phone enthusiast, you probably steer clear of WP7 unless you are a Microsoft enthusiast as well. This isn't a slight at Microsoft as much as it is a fact, backed up by a recent report. Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), RIM (BlackBerry) and "other" (most likely includes Palm/HP's WebOS) are all ahead of WP7 in the U.S.
Hopefully if the game sees moderate success a port over to a device that has a higher market share could be in order, but for now we can just watch a video of an animated Sem Schilt and Alistair Overeem smashing the heads in of opponents.
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