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Thursday, April 23, 2009

XFC 8: Regional Conflict; Bruce “The Noose” Connors

Written by Penny Buffington

XFC 8: Regional Conflict will be on HDNet Sat. April 25th. The main event will be the featherweight championship title bout between undefeated Bruce “The Noose” Connors (7-0) and Jarrod “The Wild Card” Card (7-3-1).
Bruce “tells us, “It’s for the featherweight title for the XFC and it is going to be on HDNet Television live.

I explained to Connors that XFC founder John Prisco has been heard expressing great excitement over this match-up to which Bruce replied, “I know he is excited about the fight. He is excited I am fighting for the title. He put his faith into me and that means a lot because I have been looking to have someone to put their faith into me and to have my back and to promote me and with what he is doing he has done a fabulous job so far.”

Bruce has won all but 1 of his 7 fights by some form of choke gaining him his nick name. “It’s Bruce “The Noose” Connors because some of the guys from my SWAT TEAM started calling me “The Noose” because I kept winning fights by chocking. It was one of the guys I work with and from there it traveled to one of my fights and everybody kind of picked it up.”

His intentions for the fight are, “Basically to keep it my fight and stay calm and stick to my game plan. Nothing fancy just go out there be determined and win the fight.”

Bruce gave some background on himself. “I went into the marine core right out of high school and I tried out for “Snipers” while I was in there. It is an elite unit that you have to actually try out for. You can’t just go in and enter as a Marine sniper. I did 2 tours overseas and while I was in there I actually met a guy that was into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was basically a beginner. At any free time which wasn’t much we rolled around. It was something that I had wanted to do previously because I had watched the first UFC but I just never knew actually how to get into it. When I got out of the Marine Core I got into Law Enforcement and that actually gave me the time to start looking around. I actually went down to one of the fights down south Florida and that is where I hooked up with Marcio Simas who I train with right now and I started getting into it!”

“I’m still working for the police department I am a sniper on the SWAT TEAM it takes up a lot of my time but if I’m not working then I’m training. I train with Marcio Simas and Gustavo Muggiati.” (Gracie Barra Orlando Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy Orlando, FL) “The Noose” goes on to explain, “They are both black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I trainMMA under them and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I also train at Dan's Boxing in Kissimmee. Daniel Soto is the boxing coach over there.”

“The Noose” has helpful supporters. “I have a fiancĂ© who is ride or die for me. She doesn’t necessarily like the idea of me being hurt but she appreciate that I am dedicated to it and all my family has been to all my fights. My brother is right there with me. He trains a lot of the time right beside me and helps me prepare for the fights.”

If Bruce can gain this title to add to his already achived Cage Warriors title the possibilities may start to open up turning him from police officer to full time fighter. “I would hope so and hopefully Remington my manager can make that happen. He has been doing a great job so far.”
As for the fight this Sat. Connors finished the interview letting us know,“It should be a brutal but quick fight.”

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ultimate Womens Combat reality show promo video

ultimate womens combat, bas ruten joanna krupa, felice herrig, brandon vera, kerry vera, michelle vera, molly helsel, penny buffington, Martha Benavides, Vladimir Matyushenkos,Vanessa Mariscal,  Kate McGray, Molly Helsel, Roxy Balboa

Friday, April 10, 2009

MMA Legacy

James Hergott from Owned Entertainment on FOX News

 MMA Legacy- In depth look into the lives of mixed martial artist

Jorge Gurgel, Din Thomes, & Elaina Maxwell are some of the cast members

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bellator Fighting Championship signs Mikey Gomez

Written by Penny Buffington

BJJ black belt Mikey Gomez, Florida’s number one unsigned mixed artist, packed up and moved from Florida out to Cerritos, Ca. to train at Gracie Barra Cerritos, with head instructor, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, last January. Now he has signed a 4 fight contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. Mikey will fight his first fight on his contract Fri April 10th at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. He will be challenged by Jesse Juarez who has 7 wins 5 losses and trains at Body Shop Fitness Inc. in Lakewood, CA.

The 25 year old says the move was to further his experience in the craft of mixed martial arts explaining, “I figured here would be a great place to be. I’m training with a variety of sparring partners and it really upped my training a lot after I moved here.
Everything is going great”

Mikey is a welterweight. He has 9 wins and 5 losses on his mixed martial arts record and he is the current Cage Warriors USA champion. Bellator scouts took notice after Mikey submitted Lorenzo Borgomeo at EliteXC’s final event.

The fight is on the under card but we can expect it to be very exciting. Out of 14 fights Mr. Gomez has only gone into the 3rd round 1 time. He tells me, “I really always go for the finish whether it is a knock out or submission. I believe that is what people want to see. They want to see the person going after the fight and trying to finish it.

Bellator is the Latin word for ‘warrior’. The show will air 12 two-hour events in its premiere season, broadcast weekly on ESPN Desportes in a primetime Saturday night slot. The events take place live Friday nights.

Mikey isn’t about to pussy foot around. When I asked him who he would like to fight he answered, “I want to fight the best so who ever Bellator has but…maybe one day George St. Pierre.” He went on to explain, “I believe he is a great athlete. Hopefully it is not true the whole thing about him ‘greasing’ because that would be week but not thinking about that aspect I think he is a great athlete and ambassador for the sport.

Ending the interview Mikey said, “I always bring the fight and I’m in there to fight so I hope everybody always loves watching it.
” He also thanked his sponsors and invited everyone to hit him up on his web site or MySpace page:>> &">>>