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Fave Friday: Sports

April 9, 2010

First thing’s first. As an MMA fan, I would be remiss if I did not mention tomorrow’s big UFC card that will showcase two of our very own, local, Hawaii boys: Hilo’s BJ Penn and Maui’s Kendall Grove.

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Local Boys: Lightweight Champ BJ Penn (left) and Middleweight Contender Kendall Grove (right)

Lightweight champ BJ Penn (remember him?) will be defending his belt against top contender Frankie Edgar, while middleweight standout Kendall Grove will take on wrestler Mark Munoz. See bottom for all the details.

A-ight with that outta the way, let’s get today’s Fave Friday show on the road. Now I know the title says “Sports”, but for those of you who aren’t big fans of the stick and ball kine games, feel free to list “Activities” like hiking or swimming, etc. Here’s my list:

Fave Sports to Watch:

* Baseball – Sooooo happy the 2010 season is under way again! Go “pills” right uncle jimmy? 😛 Don’t know what it is, but I could just sit there and watch a whole game without getting bored at all.
* MMA – I used to be all crazy widit and watch every second of every event, but now, with limited watching hours in my day, I pretty much just focus on the UFC, WEC and some Strikeforce events with spot watching of the other ones like Bellator. Even then, I fast forward through the boring fights. I really do miss HDNet and their MMA coverage, especially with Dream. BTW, while we’re on the topic of MMA and local boys, don’t forget to support Brad Tavares who is reppin’ Hawaii on this season’s cast of the Ultimate Fighter, Wednesday nights at 7PM on Spike TV (Oceanic Cable 559 or HD 1559).
* Basketball – Orlando’s my team, but I’ll watch good matchups sometimes. UH is fun watching live, but it’s been really depressing the last few years. 😦
* Football (I guess) – only to follow my fantasy players. LOL! Live games at UH are fun too, but I like the tailgating more! 😛
* Boxing – used to watch a lot, until MMA came along and killed it! RIP. 😉

Fave Sports/Activities to Do:

* Snowboarding – snowboarding is life. Period.
* Jiu Jitsu – don’t get to roll as much as in the past, but the cognitive part of it is soooo interesting to me.
* Baseball/Softball – my first sport ever = my first love.
* Basketball – played a lot of hoops in high school and college, but kinda slowed down later in life. I should get back into it again.
* Swimming – ever since training for the Tinman, I’ve been itching to get back in the water on the regular. Not only is it a good workout, but you get a mean tan to boot.

So what sports or activities do you like to watch/play? Holla!

In other sports-related news, what do you think of Nike’s new commercial with Tiger Woods, using his dad’s voice as the narrative?


Tiger Woods’ Nike Commercial

UPDATE:
Just got shown the new 3-D Channel on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 1217 and, lemme tell ya, it looks pretty mean! If you have a new HD 3-D television set, pop on your 3-D specs, turn them on, and tune to channel 1217 to watch some cool, On Demand content – including coverage of the Masters – in crystal clear 3-D. I sound like an infomercial don’t I? 😛

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Masters Content in 3-D from Oceanic Time Warner Cable

UFC 112 Details

UFC 112: Invincible is being held on Yas Island all the way in Abu Dhabi so it will actually air live at a strange 7AM hour for us here in Hawaii, on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s channel 701 or HD 1701. Hurr’s the official poster:

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UFC 112 Poster

… and here’s sistah Bel showing some love for our local boy BJ Penn:

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Bel Kissing the UFC 112 Poster

If you’re not a fan of waking up early on Saturdays, Oceanic will be re-airing the fight card at 10AM, with an afternoon airing at 4PM (re-aired at 7PM). Just select the time that works best for you. Click here for streaming UFC 112 content or here for ordering information.

K, pau! Sorry. Commercial ova. Have one awesome Friday and weekend gang, and I’ll see you on Monday K!? Shooooots!

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Fave Five Friday – Celebrity Photo Opps

August 14, 2009

I’ve never been a fan of autographs. It’s too easy to forge, and, unless you can verify it and possibly even sell it for a premium, to me, it’s worthless. Celebrities are humans too. Some piece of paper with their chicken scratch on it doesn’t hold much weight. That’s just me.

But, as girly/kiddie as it sounds, what really gets me charged is getting a photo with said celeb. I value this the most because it has significance to me and me alone. I don’t care if it’s worthless to anyone else and ruined cause my ugly mug is in the photo, it’s just good kine fun and proof – in that particular moment in time – that I was there and actually met somebody I could tell a story about.

This past weekend in Philly, I had a blasty blast. Not only did I get that interview with Bruddah Shane, I was also able to sneak in some photo opps with “stars” from the MMA world, thanks to our awesome seats at UFC 101 the night before! Peeps like:

Cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran

Stitch caught the same flight as us from Vegas. Cool guy!
“Stitch” caught the same flight as us from Vegas. Cool guy!

UFC President Dana White

UFC President Dana White taking the time to greet his fans
UFC President Dana White taking the time to greet his fans

Fighter Frank Trigg

Newly signed UFC fighter (again) Frank Twinkle Toes Trigg. Why does Bari look so upset?
Newly signed (again) UFC fighter Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg. Why does Bari look so upset? 8)

Referee Mario Yamasaki

Referee Mario Yamasaki kept coming into the stands for some reason. I caught him after the event was pau
Referee Mario Yamasaki kept coming into the stands for some reason. I caught him one quick one after the event was pau

Phillie All Star Shane Victorino

Me and Bruddah Shane in the Phillie dugout after our interview
Me and Bruddah Shane in the Phillie dugout after our interview

Which led me to this week’s Fave Five question. Which 5 celebs would you most like to have a photo with? If photos ain’t your bag, you can use autographs for your list.

  1. Flavor Flav – OMG! He’s so flamboyant and out there! This would be the funnest photo, like EVER! LOL!
  2. Mr. T – see above! Seems like a nice, humble guy too.
  3. Kimbo Slice – he’s crazy intense, but seems like a cool, mellow cat, outside the ring. I give him mad props for starting from scratch in the coming season of the Ultimate Fighter!
  4. Michael Jordan/Tiger Woods – gods in their respective games, though I’m not sure how good/genuine their personalities would be.
  5. Hugh Hefner – no words necessary! LOL!

I’m sure I’m missing a lot more, so lemme hear it. Send over your list of celebs you’d like to get a pic with/meet/get an autograph from.

Some celebs I forgot to mention were those that would bring the most cashola to my pocket (when sold to the tabloids). *grin* Maybe a scandalous shot with Jon or Kate, or both? Or Brangelina? Or even the Octo-mom? Is she even relevant anymore? 😛

Anyway, I digress. Have fun with this list on your T.G.I. Friday y’all!

Happy VHO7V Friday and have an awesome weekend k? Shoots!

(Editor’s note: Don’t get me wrong. I ain’t no celebrity stalker/groupie type, as the pictures above may make it seem. LOL! If I had to stand in line and wait a couple hours for one photo, I wouldn’t do it. These just so happen to fall into place a-ight? 😛 )

This Is How We Do: Haircuts

June 2, 2009

Let’s try our hand at another episode of “This Is How We Do…”

Last time, we shared our stories (good and bad) about our bathroom habits/rituals. Some (ok just me), worse than others. This week, let’s chat about something most of us gotsta do on the regular… chop the ‘do!

I’m easy. No fancy salon for me. Supercuts all the way. Cheap, easy, convenient. The only problem is that I’m like a rich, ugly bachelor. I can’t keep a girl to save my life.

I swear I’ve been through about 10 “stylists” since I’ve started going there years ago. Every single time I think I have a winnah (knows exactly how I like my hair cut), she moves to another location and out of my life forever.

Dear Supercuts, can you please stop transferring your peeps all ova da place. It would be greatly appreciated. Love, Ed.

OK, so I’m not really playing the game. Alright, alright… This is how I do: Haircuts…

* Make da call – I call my local Supercuts and pray to the heavens that the last stylist who cut my hair is still there…
* Rejoice – if she is
* Get Frustrated – if she’s not
* Hurry up and wait – it ain’t no secret. The time of your appointment is often not the time you sit in that high chair. I’ve learned to book earlier than I arrive or just expect to wait later than my scheduled time.
* Explicame por favor – for once, I’d like to say just sit down and say “gimme the usual,” but with their high turnover rate, I always have to explain what I want. It doesn’t help that my hairstyle has changed many times over the years and I’m never sure what I’m going to request each time. LOL!
* Product placement – I try to find the cleanest part on their counter to place my shades and Aloha Shirt (if I come straight from work). If not, I just hold um with me.
* Sit and pray – since it’s usually a new stylist, I just sit and pray and hope that she can get relatively close to what I’m axeing for.
* Shut the peepers – sometimes, to avoid the awkward face-to-face stares (this also works at the dentist’s office), I will close my eyes when she snips the front of my dome. Sharp things moving around my eyes is but another reason I shut the blinds.
* Make Me Thin – I have a tricky spot on the top left side of my noggin’ that is thicker than the right side. Most times, I have to request the stylist to thin this portion out even more so that both sides look even.
* Shake, rattle and roll – since I wanna minimize the amount of hair that falls in my car and at home, I try to shake my hair/head/clothes to get as much hair off of me as possible.
* Walk of shame – well, only if it’s a bad haircut. 😛 If it’s a good haircut, the walk to the register is not all that bad.
* Tips welcome – I pay for the cut and then I give the stylist my usual 20%. Sometimes more, or sometimes less, depending on the damage or masterpiece they’ve created. 🙂
 
That’s pretty much it. Where do you guys get your hair cut? What kine cut you get? How much do you pay? Any other odd rituals?

Most importantly however… how do YOU do?

P.S. Kimbo’s joining the cast of The Ultimate Fighter. Woah!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Debuts Tomorrow Night!

September 16, 2008

Are you as excited as I am for tomorrow night gang?

It’s the premiere of the 8th season of The Ultimate Fighter, tagged as Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. Yes, it’s been 8 seasons since Forrest Griffin’s and Stephan Bonnar’s historic fight that (re-)started it all. Not much has really changed as far as editing and format, but there’s just something about this show that has me glued.

I can honestly say that I’d probably watch the 600th season of this damn show. As long as they keep showing it, I’ll keep a’ watching. Are you in the same boat as me or do you think the show is getting old already? If so, what do you think they need to do to spice it up? I think Mir will make things interesting for the kids, but Nogueira, I’m not too sure.

Hawaii’s got another guy to root for this season: 24 year old Shane Nelson from BJ Penn’s MMA team in Hilo. Don’t really know much about him, but here’s a video I dug up on Youtube. Aside from the booger that was bothering him (in BOTH nostrils no less!) *grin* , he looks like a scrapper. Good luck this season Shane! We’ll be rooting for ya!

* The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 7PM on Spike TV (Oceanic Digital Channel 0559). Don’t forget to also catch a new UFC Fight Night (Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer) at 5PM preceding TUF.

Talk to Me!
* Are you hooked on The Ultimate Fighter too?
* What is your reality TV show du jour?
* Are you proud/happy when Hawaii peeps make it to the big stage?

Fave Five Friday – Television Shows

July 25, 2008

Mahaloz to skycastles for suggesting this one. For today’s Fave Five Friday list, let’s follow up last week’s Hawaii Television Stations list with Fave Five Television Shows. Hurr we go!

  1. The Office (seasonal on NBC: Oceanic Digital Channel 0008 or HD NBC 1008)
  2. The Ultimate Fighter (seasonal on SpikeTV: Oceanic Digital Channel 0559)
  3. Inside MMA (Fridays on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355)
  4. Sports Action Team (seasonal on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355)
  5. ESPN SportsCenter (nightly on ESPN: Oceanic Digital Channel 0222 or HD ESPN 1222)

Others include TapouT (seasonal – starting on July 30th! – on Versus: Oceanic Digital Channel 0210 or HGOLF 1216), Late Night with Conan O’Brien (M-F on NBC: Oceanic Digital Channel 0008 or HD NBC 1008), American Idol (seasonal on FOX: Oceanic Digital Channel 0003 or HD FOX 1003), Art Mann Presents (regularly on HDNet: Oceanic HD Channel 1355) and for brownie points, Wedding SOS (Fridays on Fine Living: Oceanic Digital Channel 0322). 😛

What say you?

P.S. Stay tuned for a special FREE Movie Pass Giveaway post tomorrow for the new movie Pineapple Express!

MMA Television Programming for July 2008

July 1, 2008

MMA Television Programming for Hawaii – July 2008 (All shows are in HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable):
Info may be updated after original post date so keep checking back. (Updated Monday, July 21, 2008)

  • Fri, July 4 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Sat, July 5 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin:
    The world is watching as UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON and perennial fan favorite FORREST GRIFFIN spend 13 weeks as competing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter® reality show. Now, the time comes for these two mixed martial arts masters to go to war. On Saturday, July 5th, Griffin challenges Jackson for the most hotly contested title in the UFC® – the Light Heavyweight Championship. UFC® 86: JACKSON VS. GRIFFIN – Saturday, July 5, live on Pay-Per-View from Las Vegas, NV. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, July 6 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Fri, July 11 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Bas and Kenny are joined by guest panelists, female MMA fighter Kim “Sugar Free” Couture, IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron, and actor and comedian Rob Schneider. We’ll review UFC 86 along with a preview of the top upcoming events, and a look at the week’s best fight highlights from around the globe. Also, Ron Kruck has the latest updates, and breaking news, and Bas goes “Toe-To-Toe” with viewer’s emails.
  • Fri, July 11 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Adrenaline MMA:
    HDNet Fights presents some of the rising stars from the debut Adrenaline MMA show from outside Chicago, Illinois. Included on the card was former undefeated college wrestler Marcus LeVesseur (155-0 at Augsburg College) and EliteXC light heavyweight star Aaron Rosa.
  • Fri, July 11 @ 7PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 5 Lightweight Grand Prix Finals Preview:
    Ron Kruck previews the Dream 5 Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. The Dream Lightweight Championship comes down to four fighters: Shinya Aoki, Caol Uno, Eddie Alvarez and Tatsuya Kawajiri. Follow their paths to the finals and find out who will walk away the champion.
  • Sun, July 13 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Thu, July 17 @ 5PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Silva vs. Irvin Countdown:
    Watch Anderson Silva and James Irvin as they train in their home towns for their clash at The Pearl in Las Vegas on July 19 2008.
  • Fri, July 18 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, July 18 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of DREAM 4 Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 2nd Round:
    The best fights from the fourth event from DREAM, a new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan. Featured fights include the last quarterfinal bout from the Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament as Shinya Aoki takes on Katsuhiko Nagata, as well as the entire Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals. Key Middleweight fights include Jason Miller vs. Ronald Souza and Melvin Manhoef vs. Kazushi Sakuraba.
  • Sat, July 19 @ 2PM on Fox Sports Net 0226 or HD Fox Sports Net 1226
    Affliction Banned Undercard:
    Featuring the U.S. debut of 13-3 Aleksander Emelianenko, the younger brother of Fedor Emelianenko, vs. 23-10 Paul Buentello, and 16-8 Vitor Belfort vs. 16-4 Terry Martin.
  • Sat, July 19 @ 3PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 2:30PM)
    Affliction: Banned:
    Includes Fedor vs. Sylvia, Barnett vs. Rizzo, Rothwell vs. Arlovski, Linland vs. Negao, Whitehead vs. Babalu. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, July 19 @ 3PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin:
    Card includes Brandon Vera vs. Reese Andy, Hermes Franca vs. Frankie Edgar, Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns, etc. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, July 20 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Sun, July 20 @ 8PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 5:
    The DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament comes to a conclusion when the Semifinals and Finals happen on the same night! American rising star Eddie Alvarez takes on perennial Top 10 fighter Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri in one semifinal. Alvarez has surprised some in the MMA world with his impressive performances in the first 2 rounds, including winning a fight of the year candidate vs. top fighter Joachim Hansen. In the other semifinal, submission specialist Shinya Aoki takes on fan-favorite Caol Uno. The winners will fight later that same night to determine the champion! Also on the card, one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, makes his MMA debut against American Joseph Benavidez, as well as bouts from other top MMA fighters. Don’t miss DREAM 5 as the Lightweight Tournament reaches an exciting conclusion! [Fight Card]
  • Fri, July 25 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, July 25 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Maximum Fighting Championship – Hostile Takeover:
    Champion Ryan Ford has made a habit out of winning Main Events on HDNet and challenger Joe Jordan hopes to break that habit when the two clash for the MFC Welterweight belt LIVE on HDNet! The undefeated Ford has graced two MFC Main Events and the outcome was the same in both, a victory for Ford by rear naked choke. Joe Jordan will take over six years of fight experience into the ring in an effort to hand Ford the first defeat of his career. While Ford has just started to build his reputation, Jordan has fought some of the most respected names in MMA such as Roger Huerta and Clay Guida. Well-traveled veterans Jason Maxwell and Donald Sanchez also highlight a card that will have the crowd at the River Cree Resort and Casino leaping out of their seats.
  • Sat, July 26 @ 2PM on Showtime Channel 0633 or HD Showtime Channel 1633
    CBS EliteXC: Unfinished Business:
    Lawler vs. Smith II Lead-In Fights
  • Sat, July 26 @ 3PM on KGMB Channel 0007 or HD KGMB Channel 1007
    CBS EliteXC: Unfinished Business:
    Lawler vs. Smith II Main Event including, Nick Diaz vs. Thomas Denny, Jake Shields vs. Nick Thompson, Antonio Silva vs. TBD.
  • Sat, July 26 @ 3PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC 84: Penn vs. Sherk Replay:
    The fight game can get very personal and the war of words between UFC® Lightweight Champion “THE PRODIGY” BJ PENN and former champ SEAN “THE MUSCLE SHARK” SHERK has taken personal to a whole new level. The talking stops and the real competition begins as these two men step into the Octagon™ to determine the undisputed king of the 155-lb. division. Plus, the controversial “HUNTINGTON BEACH BAD BOY” TITO ORTIZ faces undefeated Karate master LYOTO “THE DRAGON” MACHIDA. [Fight Card]
  • Fri, July 25 @ TBA on HDNET Channel 1355
    Maximum Fighting Championship 17: Hostile Takeover:
    TBA
  • Sun, July 27 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Wed, July 30 @ TBA on Versus Channel 0210 or HDGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT (Season 2 Premiere):
    On this episode of TapouT we follow the TapouT crew as they travel to San Luis Obispo, CA where the guys head back to The PIT to see one of John Hackleman’s up-and-coming MMA fighter; Scott Lighty. During the episode we follow Scott outside of the gym where we meet his best friend, training partner, and hetero-life-partner Brazilian Glover Teixeira. Through their adventures, TapouT quickly realizes the potential Glover has and decide to sponsor both Scott and Glover who are fighting on the same card at the Palace Fighting Championship 6 in Lemoore, CA. Special Guest appearance by Chuck Liddell who is both Scott and Glover’s trainer and also corners each of them during their fights.
  • Thu, July 31 @ TBA on Versus Channel 0210 or HDGOLF Channel 1216
    The Contender Muay Thai:
    Prepare to watch the fight that is known as “The Science of Eight Limbs.” These fights feature punches, kicks, elbows, knees and head-butts to wear down and knock out their opponent.

Ongoing/repeat shows include UFC Unleashed (UFC) on SpikeTV (0559), Various Specials on HDNet Fights (1355), World Extreme Cagefighting and WEC Wreckage (WEC) on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), TapouT on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), UFC Wired (UFC) on KFVE (0005), Strikefoce on NBC on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL 1008, and ICON Sport TV on KFVE (0005). See also: Sherdog.com., Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, MMA Weekly, MMA Mania.

If I missed anything, send it on over and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

Jesse Taylor Out, Amir Sadollah to Face CB Dollaway in the Ultimate Fighter Finale

June 20, 2008

So I admittedly haven’t been home long enough to sit down and watch back the entire episode of Wednesday’s the Ultimate Fighter show, but my Google Reader told me that the meathead who got eliminated (due to the kicking out of the limo window) was Jesse Taylor. No surprise. What did surprise, yet delight me was to see that Amir Sadollah moved on to the finale, which meant one thing. Arrogant/Cocky CB Dollaway lost! YES!

So this morning, I had to do a quick fast forward/rewind recap of the show on my DVR to see exactly what happened.

* FF – through Amir vs. CB match
* Stop & Rewind – to watch armbar setup and execution
* Play – through post fight wrap-up and interviews (don’t you hate it when people say their own name in the 3rd person? – “CB Dollaway” – so irras!)
* FF – to Jesse incident and Dana’s speech to him
* FF – through CB vs. Tim Credeur match (noticed it went three rounds. Gotta love and respect Tim.)

So now it’s Amir Sadollah vs. CB Dollaway 2 for the Ultimate Fighter finale on Spike TV tomorrow night (Digital Channel 0559 @ 6PM). When there were four men left, this is the matchup I wanted for the finale anyway. Let’s just see if Amir can pull off the upset again. CB is way too strong and talented, and will no doubt make it as a fighter, but I just hate how conceited he is about it. Amir seems humble and appreciative of everything and you just want to see someone like that win it all. Plus, he can scrap no?

TGIF folks. Have a good weekend!

Talk to me!
* Who do you want to win? CB or Amir?
* What do you think of Tim Credeur? What a good guy yeah?
* What are your big plans this weekend?

MMA Television Programming for June 2008

June 1, 2008

MMA Television Programming for Hawaii – June 2008 (All shows are in HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable):
Info may be updated after original post date so keep checking back.

  • Sun, June 1 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Sun, June 1 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HDGolf Channel 1216
    WEC (Faber vs. Pulver):
    Former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver returns to 145 pounds, a weight at which he has never been beaten, as he looks to defend his legacy against the #1-ranked featherweight in the world – WEC Champion “The California Kid,” Urijah Faber. A win for Pulver secures his spot in MMA history. A win for Faber takes him one step closer to becoming the greatest featherweight fighter ever. [Fight Card]
  • Mon, June 2 @ 8PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC 85 Countdown: Hughes vs Alves:
    Go behind the scenes as the fighters prepare for their bouts. See how they train, eat and live in their home towns.
  • Wed, June 4 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Wed, June 4 @ 11:35PM on KITV Channel 0006 or HD KITV 1006
    “Rampage” on The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show:
    Quinton “Rampage” Jackson makes an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show.
  • Fri, June 6 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, June 6 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of DREAM 2:
    The best fights from the second event from DREAM, a new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan. Featured fights include a rematch of the Gesias Calvancanti vs. Shinya Aoki fight from the first round of the Lightweight Grand Prix tournament, as well as the opening round of the 16-man Middleweight Grand Prix tournament. The Middleweight first round is highlighted by a match-up of Top 10 fighter Denis Kang vs. rising star Gegard Mousasi, plus fights from other top Middleweights Ronaldo Souza and MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba.
  • Sat, June 7 @ 9AM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 8:30AM)
    UFC 85 BEDLAM: Hughes vs. Alves:
    Former two-time UFC® welterweight champion MATT HUGHES begins his run for an unprecedented third title against a young gun eager to take his place near the top of the 170-pound ladder in Brazilian slugger THIAGO “PITBULL” ALVES. Plus, exciting bouts featuring Michael “The Count” Bisping, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum, Mike “Quick” Swick, and Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, June 7 @ 1PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 4 Preview:
    Ron Kruck previews the Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal match-ups scheduled for DREAM 4. Fighters on the June 15th card include Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Gegard Mousasi, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba.
  • Sun, June 8 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Wed, June 11 @ 6PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed:
    The best fights in the Octagon: UFC Unleashed is a themed hour of the best fights, legendary fighters and previews of upcoming battles.
  • Wed, June 11 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, June 13 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, June 13 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of DREAM 3:
    The best fights from the third event from DREAM, a new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan. Featured fights include the final match-up from the Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament first round as Jason Miller takes on Katsuyori Shibata, Nick Diaz and Melvin Manhoef making their DREAM debuts, as well as the three Quarterfinal fights from the Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament. The Lightweight Quarters are highlighted by a fight of the year candidate in Joachim Hansen vs. Eddie Alvarez.
  • Fri, June 13 @ 6PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Strikeforce All Access:
    An all-access look at Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson as they prepare for their fight for the Strikeforce Lightweight title June 27th on HDNet. Cameras follow both fighters as they train for the biggest night of their career.
  • Sat, June 14 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Adrenaline MMA:
    Adrenaline MMA premieres on HDNet and the LIVE action will make your heart race! Jeff Monson, one of the top submission grapplers in the world, will square off against Mike Russow, who was last seen on HDNet after a submission victory at HDNet Fights Presents: Fedor Returns.
  • Sat, June 14 @ TBAPM on Showtime Channel 0633 or HD Showtime Channel 1633
    EliteXC Lightweight World Championship: Noons vs Edwards:
    KJ Noons vs. Yves Edwards, Jake Shields vs. TBA, Rafael Feijao vs. Wayne Cole, Nick Diaz vs. Muhsin Corbbrey. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, June 14 @ 10PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 4:
    See the second round of the DREAM Middleweight tournament LIVE on HDNet! Jason “Mayhem” Miller entertains the crowd with his colorful antics and a fight with rising star Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba squares off against Melvin Manhoef. Shinya Aoki battles Katsuhiko Nagata in a Lightweight tournament match. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, June 15 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Wed, June 18 @ 6PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed:
    The best fights in the Octagon: UFC Unleashed is a themed hour of the best fights, legendary fighters and previews of upcoming battles.
  • Wed, June 18 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, June 20 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Mon, June 20 @ TBAPM on HDNET Channel 1355
    HDNet Fights Presents: SportFight XXIII: Heated Rivals:
    TBA.
  • Mon, June 20 on Oceanic PPV (TBD)
    King Of The Cage: Twisted Metal:
    King of the Cage returns to the San Manuel Casino in San Bernardino, California with its one hour special, “Twisted Metal”. Welterweight World Champion, Aaron Wetherspoon returns to the cage and defends his title once again against John Mahlow. Watch Paul Arrs put his undefeated record of 4-0 on the line against Reggie Orr. Also, witness the exciting slams of Rick Legere against Gabe Lara. Along with five other matches, this show promises to be a fight lover’s dream. Which one will reign? Which one will be the one left standing? Who will be the King of the Cage? Order on Events iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View.
  • Sat, June 21 @ 3PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Tanner vs. Grove:
    Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove, Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti, Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens, Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett, Marvin Eastman vs. Drew McFedries, Jeremy Horn vs. Dean Lister. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, June 22 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Fri, June 27 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Mon, June 27 @ TBAPM on HDNET Channel 1355 (or KHNL 0008 or HD KHNL 1008?)
    HDNet Fights Presents: Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson:
    Following a year of anticipation, Strikeforce World Lightweight (155 lb. limit) Champion, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez (14-1), will put his coveted title on the line against number one contender and Bay Area arch-rival, Josh “The Punk” Thomson (14-2), in the main event of a Strikeforce mixed martial arts mega-card at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, June 27th.
  • Sun, June 29 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Sun, June 29 @ 6PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    Countdown to UFC 86 Jackson vs. Griffin:
    Now that latest Ultimate Fighter® series has determined a winner, it’s time for the coaches to get ready for their own test of skills. Go behind-the-scenes with defending UFC® Light Heavyweight title holder Rampage Jackson and Forrest Griffin as they train in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, respectively.

Ongoing/repeat shows include UFC Unleashed (UFC) on SpikeTV (0559), Various Specials on HDNet Fights (1355), World Extreme Cagefighting and WEC Wreckage (WEC) on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), TapouT on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), UFC Wired (UFC) on KFVE (0005), Strikefoce on NBC on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL 1008, and ICON Sport TV on KFVE (0005).

If I missed anything, send it on over and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

MMA Television Programming for May 2008

May 3, 2008

MMA Television Programming for Hawaii – May 2008 (All shows are in HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable): [Updated 05/28/08]
Info may be updated after original post date so keep checking back.

  • Fri, May 2 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, May 2 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 1:
    The exclusive debut of DREAM on HDNet! From the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Mirko “Crop Cop” Filipovic returns to the country that made him an MMA icon. And Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante, one of the top fighters in the world, takes part in the first round of the lightweight tournament. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, May 3 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 2:
    A classic rematch and the middleweights highlight DREAM 2, from Japan! Lightweights Gesias “J.Z.” Calvancante and Shinya Aoki rematch after their bout at DREAM 1 ended in a controversial no-contest. Legendary middleweights Dennis Kang and Kazushi Sakuraba participate in the opening round of the middleweight tournament. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 4 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Tue, May 6 @ 1PM on ESPN Channel 0222 or HD ESPN Channel 1222
    Kimbo Slice on E:60:
    Correspondent Rachel Nichols updates an E:60 exclusive report on Kimbo Slice as he prepares for the first ever primetime mixed martial art fight Saturday, May 31.
  • Wed, May 7 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    Both teams are rooting for Matt Brown to beat down Jeremy May, and everyone is shocked when two nice guys transform into savages in the Octagon.
  • Fri, May 9 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Panelists include fighter Josh “The Babyface Assassin” Barnett, Dan “The Beast” Severn, and clothing company vice president Tom Atencio.
  • Fri, May 9 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Maximum Fighting Championship – Anger Management (LIVE!):
    Fight fans love to see heavyweights throw down, and two of the largest in the weight class will clash when Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge and Eric “The Big E” Pele climb into the ring at MFC 16 LIVE from the River Cree Resort and Casino. Also fighting on this loaded card is undefeated welterweight star Ryan “Real Deal” Ford who puts on the gloves for the first time since his controversial win over Pete Spratt on HDNet at MFC 15. Ford will attempt to keep his record unblemished against C.J. Fernandes. [Fight Card]
  • Sat, May 10 @ 9PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 3 (LIVE!):
    Catch the second round of the DREAM lightweight tournament exclusively on HDNet! Eight fighters will enter the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and four will advance. Four of the participating lightweights ranked in the top ten in the world by Inside MMA. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 11 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Tue, May 13 @ 1PM on ESPN Channel 0222 or HD ESPN Channel 1222
    Gina Carano on E:60:
    ESPN’s E:60 newsmagazine show will feature Gina Carano.
  • Wed, May 14 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, May 16 @ 1:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, May 16 @ 2:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    The IFL, from the Mohegan Sun Casino Arena, CT (LIVE!):
    LIVE on HDNet not one, not two, but three championship belts will be on the line when the IFL invades the Mohegan Sun Casino Arena! Ryan McGivern puts his middleweight title on the line against talented IFL newcomer Dan Miller. The heavyweight belt will be at stake when Roy “Big Country” Nelson steps into the ring against Branden Lee Hinkle. Ryan Schultz, who grabbed the title from Chris Horodecki and ruined his perfect record on HDNet in December, will defend his title for the second time in three months. This time it will be the Lithuanian terror Deividas Taurosevicius attempting to snatch his lightweight crown. [Fight Card]
  • Fri, May 16 @ 7:30PM on Oceanic PPV Channel 0260 or Oceanic HD PPV 1260
    X1 Legends:
    For the first time in Hawaii television history, this locally produced MMA event will be aired LIVE on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in both high definition (Digital Channel 1260 – $39.99) and standard definition (Digital Channel 260 – $29.99). There will also be a LIVE Internet stream available at x1ppv.oceanic.com for $19.99. The Friday night live broadcast starts at 7:30pm with a replay to follow immediately. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 18 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Tue, May 20 @ 5PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC 84 Countdown: Penn vs Sherk:
    Go behind the scenes as BJ Penn (Hilo, HI) and Sean Sherk (Oak Grove, MN) prepare for a lightweight championship battle. See how they train, eat and live in their home towns.
  • Wed, May 21 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Fri, May 23 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355?
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Sat, May 24 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 84 ILL WILL: Penn vs. Sherk:
    The fight game can get very personal and the war of words between UFC Lightweight Champion “THE PRODIGY” BJ PENN and former champ SEAN “THE MUSCLE SHARK” SHERK has taken personal to a whole new level. The talking stops and the real competition begins as these two men step into the Octagon to determine the undisputed king of the 155-lb. division. (See trailer and ordering information) [Fight Card]
  • Sun, May 25 @ 3:30AM on KHNL Channel 0008 or HDKHNL Channel 1008
    Strikeforce on NBC:
    Strikeforce on NBC brings you face-to-face with some of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the nation, every Saturday night! From top professional competitors and champions to the up-and-coming challengers, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on the world’s most extreme sport. Experience the adrenaline-filled, heart-pounding action that comes with each round in the cage – this is a series that will put MMA fans on the edge of their seats!
  • Sun, May 25 on Oceanic PPV (TBD)
    King Of The Cage: Opposing Force:
    King of the Cage returns this May with the premier of its 3 hour show “Opposing Force”. Superstar Welterweight World Champion Aaron “Slam” Wetherspoon returns to the cage after a one year hiatus to excite fight fans and again defend his 170lb World Title Belt. Also, watch Paul Arras put his undefeated record of 4-0 on the line and be there to witness the amazing slams of Rick Legere. Combined with another exciting eight fights, direct to you from the San Manuel Casino in San Bernardino, California, King of the Cage, “Opposing Force” promises an action packed night to remember. You don’t want to miss this, on Events iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View.
  • Wed, May 28 @ 7PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter:
    The training and development of professional Ultimate Fighters.
  • Wed, May 28 @ 7PM on on Versus 0210 or HGOLF 1216
    TapouT:
    The TapOut crew revisits some of their favorite fighters from season one with a look back at some of the best fights and most outrageous moments. New fight footage, where are they now interviews and a sneak peak at what’s ahead for season two – It’s all part of this very special Tap Out extravaganza.
  • Fri, May 30 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355?
    Inside MMA:
    Inside MMA is your opportunity to step inside the world of mixed martial arts and find out what it takes to be a champion. Hosts Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice provide all the latest news and highlights, along with features, analysis, and rankings.
  • Fri, May 30 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of DREAM 1:
    The most exciting fights from the first event from DREAM, a new mixed martial arts promotion from Japan. Featured match-ups include the long-awaited return of Heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to Japan, Hayato Sakurai fighting as a Welterweight, as well as the opening round of the 16-man Lightweight Grand Prix tournament. The first round is highlighted by a controversial fight between Top 10 fighters Gesias Calvancanti and Shinya Aoki, plus fights from other top Lightweights Tatsuya Kawajiri, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Joachim Hansen and rising American star Eddie Alvarez.
  • Sat, May 31 @ 3PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    Ultimate Iceman – Chuck Liddell
  • Sat, May 31 @ 5PM on SpikeTV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed Special Presentation:
    Featuring Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva.
  • Sat, May 31 @ 8PM on CBS Channel 0007 or HD Channel 1007
    CBS/EliteXC Saturday Night Fights:
    MMA’s history making debut on network television. Scheduled fights include Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young, Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor and Brett Rogers vs. John Murphy. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, June 1 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HDGolf Channel 1216
    WEC (Faber vs. Pulver):
    Former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver returns to 145 pounds, a weight at which he has never been beaten, as he looks to defend his legacy against the #1-ranked featherweight in the world – WEC Champion “The California Kid,” Urijah Faber. A win for Pulver secures his spot in MMA history. A win for Faber takes him one step closer to becoming the greatest featherweight fighter ever. [Fight Card]

Ongoing/repeat shows include UFC Unleashed (UFC) on SpikeTV (0559), Various Specials on HDNet Fights (1355), World Extreme Cagefighting and WEC Wreckage (WEC) on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), TapouT on Versus (0210) or HGOLF (1216), UFC Wired (UFC) on KFVE (0005), and ICON Sport TV on KFVE (0005).

If I missed anything, send it on over and I’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

Supersize Me

April 30, 2008

I’ve been sitting here with a blank look on my face for about 10 minutes now. There’s a lot of pressure to come up with that ever-so captivating topic for my first, “real” post. This is THE post that what will set the tone for what will be the greatest blog of all time. *cue evil organ music* Muhahaha! Ok, so I’m getting WAAAAY ahead of myself, but I hope you can empathize with the angst I face.

I thought about covering the MMA scene to start, but I’m really not sure how many fans of blood are out there yet (or ever?). Then, I thought about delving into the world of reality shows. What better way to start than to use the words Flavor Flaaaaaaav and Justinbobby in the same sentence right?

Instead of stressing myself out thinking about what will work best in the world of the yet unknown, I decided to start personal and feel all y’all out. From there, I can hopefully gauge what the interests are and write accordingly. In reading some of the other posts, I noticed that polls or open ended question-type posts worked pretty well, so let’s go with that shall we?

[start of real blog (in case you don’t want to waste your time with the above 😛 )]

So recently, our company completed a weight loss challenge. The winning team lost a whoppin’ 12.95% in body percentage, with one guy losing like 70 pounds. Good lord! Our team, on the other hand, didn’t do so hot (6.66%), but I was miraculously able to gut out 21 pounds. OK, so my weigh-in weight was an inflated amount, thanks to burgers and shakes the week before, but still, for dis skinny dude, 21 big ones ain’t bad right?

I wanted to lose as much as I could during the contest, but in the back of my mind, I knew that once it was over, your boy was gonna pig out and get back to normal. Sounds easy enough right? I guess I didn’t count on one thing. My metabolism is not cooperating with me.

Damn you metabolism!

The first 5 pounds were cake to gain back (no pun intended). It’s the next 5-7 pounds (where I probably should be at) that is giving me a heckuva time. While most plateau going down in weight, bruddah ova here is stuck going back up. What to do, what to do.

So my question to you cyber-peeps out there is how do you like to pound? I’m particularly interested in food that makes you go ughhhh! (2 bonus points for those of you who caught that C&C Music Factory reference)

I need to gain my weight (and sanity) back, and would like your best Kanak Attack tips on how to do so. Fatten me up folks, puhleeeeaz. 😛

Tonight’s Reality Show Lineup set to record on my DVR:

  • American Idol (Top 5 Elimination Show: One of the five finalists is voted off; Neil Diamond and Natasha Bedingfield perform) – 8PM-9PM on KHON2
    – I’m picking Jason Castro to leave us tonight. You?
  • The Ultimate Fighter (Jeremy May’s behavior rubs his fellow fighters the wrong way, putting him in the cross hairs as a potential opponent for Team Forrest; a controversial result causes one coach to unleash his fury.) – 7PM-8PM on SpikeTV
    – Rampage goes on a rampage. I can’ t wait to see it!
  • E:60 7PM-8PM on ESPN2
    – No program info yet, but we shall see…

Lastly, no fo-get to give me some feedback on what you want me to talk about, yo!