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Fave Friday: Hawaiian Treat (Desert Island Edition)

April 23, 2010

It’s been a while, but let’s take a stroll back on memory lane and buss’ another Desert Island game/survey. Y’all know how it works so I won’t get into too much detail explaining it, but fast kine, these are things that you just can’t live without if stuck on a desert island, like, for-EVA.

Today’s Desert Island item: “Hawaiian Treat”.

You can interpret “treat” howevah you like cause it could be anything from food to a foine female (or handsome hunk), but the rule is that it’s gotsta be “Hawaiian”.

* Poke would be the easy/expected answer from me, but after 5 straight months of non-stop poke-ing, as well as yesterday’s news about salmonella poisoning, I’m gonna mix things up and not be so predictable (for once). 😛

Hmmm… I really like Haupia and Kulolo, but I think I’d get large (and in charge) eating that errry day. I LOOOOVE Lau Lau, but I wonder if I’d get tired of it after a while… I guess then, I’d choose:

* Chicken Long Rice.

It could pass as a soup dish, a noodle dish, AND a chicken dish… enough to keep me interested at least for a little while I think. Oh yeah, and

* Primo Beer and an ukulele

Those count as “Hawaiian” right?

Holla!
* What are the “Hawaiian Treats” you’d bring to our Desert Island?  If you say a “Hawaiian” genie in a bottle with three more wishes, I’m gonna die. 😛
* Thoughts on yesterday’s NFL Draft? How did your team do? Thoughts on Tyson Alualu at #10? Am I the only one who thinks Tim Tebow will prove his doubters wrong?
* Thoughts on the NBA playoffs? Isn’t Kevin Durant just a beast!? Feel sorry for Portland? (First Jordan, now this?)
* Thoughts on Roy Halladay’s even-better-than-expected, awesome start for the Phills?
* Thoughts on Jeremy Lay leaving the UH Men’s Basketball program and all of the other activity coach Gib Arnold is up to?
* Gonna order WEC’s first PPV event: Aldo vs. Faber? Who you pickin’? I say Aldo still. Also, not sure if they’re gonna air it, but don’t forget to root for local boy Brandon Visher on the undercard.
* Any exciting plans for the weekend?
* Did you see Brian Kownacki and his Fordham Flip?

I think we’re gonna be helping wifey’s friend with wedding stuff as well as possible house hunting/browsing this Sunday. If you own or know of anyone who owns a reasonably-priced crib in town (Oahu), holla! WWE special discount? 8)

Happy VHO7V Friday! Have a good weekend y’all!

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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? 😛

World Wide Ed
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:

World Wide Ed
UFC 112 Poster

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

World Wide Ed
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!

Fun Day Monday – Guess the Nationality

April 6, 2009

A-ight peeps. We be hea again to start your work week right. Here’s a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ I got in the mail that made me smile. I hope it helps brighten up your day too. [Side note: all y’all “arse” lovahs out dea (like *cough*kuya.d*cough*) should enjoy dis one]! 🙂

OK, take a good look at this photo and guess the nationality:

Fun Day Monday - Guess the Nationality

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Give up!?!?

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POLISH!

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Check it!

Fun Day Monday - Guess the Nationality

Holy Kielbasa!

Get your mind out of the gutter you pervs! 😛

Happy Monday y’all!

Talk to me!
* How’d you like da joke? Pretty tricky yeah?
* I had quite that eventful weekend (picked up taxes from accountant, went to Kanpai, may’ve sold the car, watched a movie, Lunch at Pietro’s). What’d you do?
* How does your work week look?
* Anybody catch the WEC last night?
* How ’bout dem Final 4s? Who you going for today: Michigan St. or North Carolina?
* Anybody else (besides uji and me) depressed that the Phillies dropped their season opener yesterday? 😛
* The Brother-in-law’s gonna kill me, but The Hills (final season with Lauren) starts up again tonight. Ya gonna watch it? 8)
* Fight fans, don’t forget that there is the (new) Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz event on Showtime (Digital Channel 0633 or HD Channel 1633), a re-airing of UFC 94 (St. Pierre vs. Penn) on Spike TV (Digital Cable 0559), and the Winky Wright vs. Paul Williams bout (which may have Andrei Arlovski on the undercard) on HBO (Digital Channel 0611 or HD Channel 1611) this Saturday; UFC 97 Redemption (Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites) on PPV (Digital Channel 0701 or HD PPV Channel 1700), and the local Kingdom MMA event (Mayhem Miller vs. Kala Kolohe Hose) next Saturday, the 18th; and finally, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton fight on May 2 on PPV (HD Channel 1700).

MMA Television Programming for September 2008

September 1, 2008

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

  • Wed, September 3 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: John and Julie:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys head to Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, NM to check out fighter John Dodson. While there the guys see another amazing fighter, Julie Kedzie, and decide to also see if she has what it takes to be the first female TapouT sponsored fighter.
  • Wed, September 3 @ 5PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC 88 Breakthrough Countdown:
    Watch UFC® legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell in training while he prepares to face undefeated light heavyweight contender Rashad “Sugar” Evans. See how he came back from the terrible hamstring injury that originally put this match on hold. Go behind-the-scenes with Rashad Evans as he gets ready to take on his most dangerous challenge in hopes of getting a title shot.
  • Fri, September 5 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    MMA Legend Bas Rutten, Fight Master Kenny Rice, and Combat Correspondent Ron Kruck provide all the latest news, highlights, interviews, in-depth analysis, and fighter rankings. Guests include actor Michael Jai White and former IFL Middleweight Champ Matt Horwich.
  • Fri, September 5 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Tomorrow’s Champions, Vol 2:
    A showcase of future Mixed Martial Arts stars who have fought on HDNet Fights. You may not know all the fighters now, but they have shown the ability to one day be champions. Fighters include Rory Markham, Clay French, Johny Hendricks, Mike Budnik and Dave Jansen.
  • Sat, September 6 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 88 Breakthrough: Liddell vs. Evans:
    In his first fight since a stunning victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79, UFC legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell is back to face undefeated light heavyweight contender Rashad “Sugar” Evans. Will Evans plow through Liddell to jump to the top of the 205-lb. rankings? Or will Liddell successfully continue his crusade to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight Title? [Fight Card]
  • Sun, September 7 @ 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, September 10 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    WEC Live on Versus:
    Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown, Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen, Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia, Danillo Villefort vs. Jake Rosholt, Rob McCullough Vs. Donald Cerrone, Jose Aldo Vs. Jonathan Brookins, Alex Schoenauer Vs. Steve Steinbeiss, Ed Ratcliff Vs. Danny Castillo, Johny Hendricks Vs. Alex Serdyukov, Rani Yahya Vs. Yoshiro Maeda. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 10 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Pat Curran:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys head to Lakemoor, IL to meet up with UFC fighter Jeff Curran who has been training his cousin, Pat Curran for the past few years. Pat has just turned Pro MMA and TapouT believes he might have what it takes to go far.
  • Wed, September 10 @ 4PM on Spike TV 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.
  • Fri, September 12 @ 2PM 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, September 12 @ 3PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Ring of Combat XXI:
    Mixed Martial Arts returns to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey with two championship belts on the line. In the Main Event, undefeated Ricardo Romero defends his Light Heavyweight title against Glen Sandull. In the Co-Main Event, undefeated Charlie Brenneman goes up against John “Doomsday” Howard for the Ring of Combat Welterweight title.
  • Fri, September 12 @ 5:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    DREAM 6 Middleweight Grand Prix Finals Preview:
    Ron Kruck is joined by top middleweight Nate Marquardt to preview the Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Finals scheduled for DREAM 6. Semifinal match-ups on the September 23rd card are Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef and Zelg Galesic vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, with the winners squaring off that same night for the title. Each fighters first two 2 bouts in the tournament will be analyzed, and predictions will be made for will become the champion at DREAM 6.
  • Sat, September 13 @ 4PM on ????
    Strikeforce Young Guns III:
    Mike Davis vs. OJ Dominguez, Gennaro Strangis vs. Alex Trevino, Hussain Rasouli vs. Jonathan Arce, Eric Castile vs. Adam Antolin, Yohan Banks vs. Dave Ashkinaz, Chris Bostick vs. Jorge Interiano, Daniel Hernandez vs. Ron Keslar, Evan Esguerra vs. Gabby Solorio, David Barrios vs. Andrew Valladares, Brandon Michaels vs. Luke Rockhold, Alvin Cacdac vs. Jose Palacios.
  • Sun, September 14 @ 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, September 17 @ 1PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Neer:
    Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer, Clay Guida vs. Mac Danzig, Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer, Ed Herman vs. Alan Belcher, Joe Lauzon vs. Kyle Bradley, Jeremy Horn vs. Wilson Gouveia, Drew McFedries vs. Mike Massenzio, Jason Brilz vs. Brad Morris, Dan Miller vs. Rob Kimmons. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 17 @ 4PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir:
    The eigth season of The Ultimate Fighter® features Lightweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments. Interim UFC® Heavyweight Champion ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and former UFC® Heavyweight title holder Frank Mir are coaches of this seasons’ fighters.
  • Wed, September 17 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Travis Marx:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys make their way to Salt Lake City, UT where they have heard of a Utah Highway Patrol Officer, Travis Marx who has been making quite a name for himself in the MMA world.
  • Fri, September 19 @ 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, September 19 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    HDNet Fights Presents: SportFight XXIV: Domination:
    Enoch Wilson vs. Brian Geraghty, Michael Pierce vs. Mark Miller, Mychael Clark vs. DJ Lindermann, Mike Joy vs. Cody Stevens, Aaron Stark vs. Ron Fields, Damian Dantibo vs. Joey Guel, Dave Jansen vs. Sterling Ford, Cody McKenzie vs. Ian Loveland, Tyson Jeffries vs. Will Courchaine, Colt Tombs vs. Colin Porter. [Fight Card – PDF]
  • Sat, September 20 @ 5PM on ????
    Strikeforce at the Playboy Mansion:
    Joe “Diesel” Riggs vs. Kazuo Misaki, Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Anthony “El Roro” Ruiz, Josh “The Punk” Thomson vs. Ashe Bowman, Cory “The One” Devela vs. Terry Martin.
  • Sun, September 21 @ 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, September 23 @ ???PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    HDNet Fights Presents: DREAM 6:
    Ronaldo Jacare vs. Zelg Benkei Galesic, Melvin Manhoef vs. Gegard Mousasi, Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto. [Fight Card]
  • Wed, September 24 @ 4PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    The Ultimate Fighter Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir:
    The eigth season of The Ultimate Fighter features Lightweight and Light Heavyweight tournaments. Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and former UFC Heavyweight title holder Frank Mir are coaches of this seasons’ fighters.
  • Wed, September 24 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: TJ Cook:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys travel to Ocala, FL to meet up with their old friend Tommy Trauma Sauer and check out up and coming fighter, TJ Cook, who he trains.
  • Fri, September 26 @ 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, September 26 @ ???PM on Showtime Channel 0633 or HD Showtime Channel 1633
    ShoXC Challenger Series:
    Abel Cullum vs. Wilson Reis, Shane Del Rosario vs. Carl Seumanutafa, Monkhon WiWasuk vs. David Douglas, Erik Apple vs. Matt Makowski.
  • Sun, September 28 @ 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!

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, EliteXC or ShoXC on Showtime (0633) or HD Showtime (1633), 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!

MMA Television Programming for August 2008

August 1, 2008

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

  • Fri, August 1 @ 3:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Inside MMA:
    Guest panelists include MMA legend Randy Couture with details on his new book Becoming the Natural, his co-author Loretta Hunt, and combat sports medical specialist Dr. Johnny Benjamin.
  • Fri, August 1 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Best of 2008, Vol. 2:
    The second installment of the best Mixed Martial Arts fights from 2008 on HDNet Fights. Fighters in action include IFL stars Roy Nelson and Waggney Fabiano, former 4-time All-American wrestler Jake Rosholt, and SportFight Featherweight Champion Enoch Wilson.
  • Sat, August 2 at the Neil Blaisdell Arena (local event – not televized)
    Icon Hard Times:
    Kala Kolohe Hose vs. Rolando Dominique, Bao Quach vs. Mark Oshiro, Phil Baroni vs. Ron Verdadero, Ross Ebanez vs. Keoni Bryant, Sidney Silva vs. Hideto Kondo, etc.
  • Sun, August 3 @ 3PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    WEC Live on Versus:
    Brian Stann defends his WECâ„¢ light heavyweight title for the first time against Steve Cantwell, and WECâ„¢ welterweight title holder Carlos Condit takes on Hiromitsu Miura. Watch live on Versus 6pm PT / 9pm ET Sunday night. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, August 3 @ 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, August 6 @ 3PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin:
    UFC® Unleashed™ is a themed hour of the best fights, legendary fighters and previews of upcoming battles.
  • Wed, August 6 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Danny Lauzon:
    TapouT we follow the TapouT crew as they head out to East Bridgewater, MA to check out up-and-coming MMA fighter Dany Lauzon, little brother to UFC fighter Joe Lauzon. Before heading to meet Dany, the guys decide to stop in Boston to check out some historical landmarks where typical TapouT antics ensue. Once on the road again Mask and Skrape continue the fun by driving Punkass to the edge of losing it. Once they finally reach Dany who lives outside of Boston in East Bridgewater they soon discover that Dany has all the potential to be a great fighter but does not have the proper trainers. TapouT brings Dany to Mark DellaGrotte’s gym to show him that there are other options for him if he truly wants to be a professional fighter. The episode builds to the climatic ending where Dany fights at the World Championship Fighting in Wilmington, MA. Special Guest appearance by UFC President Dana White, who stops by the WCF fights.
  • Fri, August 8 @ 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, August 8 @ 4:30PM on HDNET Channel 1355
    Strikeforceâ„¢: Undercover:
    The best young fighters in action from Strikeforce, one of the top Mixed Martial Arts promotions in the world. Featured fights include: Lightweight contender Nam Phan (14-4) vs. undefeated Billy Evangelista (6-0), and 21 year-old Miesha Tate vs. veteran Elaina “Beef” Maxwell.
  • Sat, August 9 @ 4PM on PPV Channel 0701 or HDPPV Channel 1700 (preshow starts at 3:30PM)
    UFC 87 Seek and Destroy: St-Pierre vs. Fitch:
    Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre defends the UFC® Welterweight Championship at UFC® 87: SEEK AND DESTROY, as number one contender Jon Fitch steps up to take on the newly crowned champion. Then, hometown hero Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagonâ„¢ to seek redemption in the Heavyweight Division. Plus, in what could end up being the matchup of the year, lightweight contenders face off as Kenny ‘KenFlo’ Florian battles Roger ‘El Matador’ Huerta. [Fight Card]
  • Sun, August 10 @ 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, August 13 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Greg McIntyre:
    On this episode of TapouT we follow the TapouT crew as they check in with an old friend Greg McIntyre in San Diego, CA who’s reentering the MMA world after having his colon removed. After stocking up on some TapouT gear, the crew heads to Throwdown Elite Training Facility to catch up with Greg and his trainer, UFC veteran Dean Lister. During the episode, TapouT learns more about Greg, his illness and the struggles he has gone through to get back into the cage. TapouT decides to sponsor Greg at the PURECOMBAT fight event in Visalia, CA where Greg will have to prove whether or not he is physically ready to be back in the cage fighting.
  • Fri, August 15 @ 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, August 15 @ 5PM on Showtime Channel 0633 or HD Showtime Channel 1633
    SHOXC Elite Challenger Series:
    Po`ai Suganuma vs. Jared Hamman. [Fight Card]
  • Mon, August 18 @ 3PM on Spike TV Channel 0559
    UFC Unleashed Liddell vs. Silva:
    UFC® Unleashed™ is a themed hour of the best fights, legendary fighters and previews of upcoming battles.
  • Sun, August 17 @ 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, August 20 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Johny and Jake:
    The TapouT crew travels to Las Vegas, NV looking for a 185 pounder to fill out their roster – Jake Rosholt and Johny Hendricks are both put to the test it out to see if they have what it takes to be a TapouT fighter in this unbelievable double header.
  • Fri, August 22 @ 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.
  • Sun, August 24 @ 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, August 27 @ 4PM on Versus Channel 0210 or HGOLF Channel 1216
    TapouT: Albert Manners:
    On this episode of TapouT, the guys head back to Hilo, HI to scope out fighter Albert Manners who trains with MMA fighter BJ Penn.
  • Fri, August 29 @ 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.
  • Sun, August 31 @ 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!

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, EliteXC on Showtime (0633) or HD Showtime (1633), 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!

Fave Five Friday – Hawaii Television Stations

July 18, 2008

*yawn* Sorry for the late post, but The Dark Knight took a toll on me last night. If you weren’t one of us nerds who saw it last night, I would recommend watching it. Great action, out of this world acting by the late Heath Ledger (the Joker), and decent storyline. Just prepare yourself for 2 and a half hours of movie time. *stretch*

Anyway, it’s Friday again, and that means the ever-popular (in my own mind) Fave Five Friday. Since we did Hawaii Radio Stations last week, let’s do the next logical thing and do Hawaii Television Stations. I’ll start again… Hurr we go!

  1. Spike TVThe Ultimate Fighter, anything UFC, Manswers, need I say more? (Oceanic Digital Channel 0559)
  2. HDNetInside MMA, HDNet Fights, Mark Cuban owned. Nuff said. (Oceanic HD Digital Channel 1355)
  3. ESPNAnything sports… yeah YEAH! (Oceanic Digital Channel 0222 or HD Channel 1222)
  4. Versus – To get my WEC fix, as well as TapouT (Oceanic Digital Channel 0210 or HGOLF 1216)
  5. VH1 – When I wanna get my reality on like Donkey Kong (Oceanic Digital Channel 0591)

Other situational favorites include A&E: more reality programming including real estate stuffs (0547 or 1547), the Premium On Demand Channels (HBO On Demand, Showtime On Demand, etc.), Food Network: when I’m hungry or for recipe inspiration (0321 or 1321), TBS: Office reruns, My Boys, etc. (0551 or 1551), OC16 (0016 or 1016), MTV: Hills… did I just say that? (0593), ESPN2 (0224 or 1224), ESPN News (0225 or 1225), Fox Sports Net West (0226 or 1226), CW: Beauty & the Geek! (0093), HD PPV: ordering fights (1700), Starz: good kine movies (0655 or 1655), Comedy Central (0545), and any of the Broadcast Network Channels: news, talk shows, special events (0003, 0006, 0007, 0008, or 1003, 1006, 1007, 1008).

Shoots! Happy Aloha Friday gang! Have a great weekend!

P.S. No fo-get to order and/or DVR the insane weekend of fight programming too (Affliction, UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin, etc.)! K!

What Happened to Kimbo!?

June 2, 2008

On Saturday, I, oh, only spoke of the biggest night in Mixed Martial Arts history, when MMA finally went prime time to the masses on network television. Problem was, I had a previous engagement (benefit dinner). D’oh! So I set my trusty DVR to record the blessed event, and even recorded half an hour of the news that followed in case it went long. That’s an extra half an hour of buffer zone yo!

At the dinner, I frantically looked up the results of the fights on my phone and read that there was some controversy in the Slice/Thompson fight. I salivated even more at the fact of coming home to watch it with my own two eyes. So I get home and study my Real Estate book for a couple chapters (highly recommend Abe Lee Seminars by the way) and decide to reward myself with the fight. I “Skip to end” and rewind.

WHAT THE!

They’re still on the Lawler/Smith fight. I’ll watch that later. So I fire up the 1/2 of buffer recording and start to get upset. Knowing it went three rounds, the meter on my bar was quickly approaching the end by the time the first round started.

!#$%

It got cut off! I couldn’t even watch the most anticipated fight on this historic MMA card. Double D’oh! I’ve since frantically searched all channels at all times for a re-airing, but didn’t find anything. If anyone wants to invite me to their house to re-watch it, let me know. LOL! I can’t believe I missed it. I wanted to see the controversial tap dammit.

What was even more amusing was how outspoken UFC President Dana White talked smack on ESPN about his rival organization, saying “What happened on CBS was horrendous.” Check it out.

Talk to me:
* Are you a Kimbo fan? Do you think he needs to be tested more on the ground and deeper into the rounds (cardio) to legitimize his game?
* Do you think EliteXC is using Kimbo strictly as a marketing tool? Shouldn’t they put him up against good comp soon already?
* Is Brett Rogers hating’ (jealous of Kimbo’s coverage) or does he have a point?
* What do you think of Dana White? Love ’em? Hate ’em?
* How ’bout that Faber vs. Pulver fight eh? I gots new found respect for Pulver man!

Biggest Weekend In MMA History

May 31, 2008

Get ready for history in the making folks. Tonight, EliteXC, in a partnership with CBS, will bring the first-ever Mixed Martial Arts fight card to the mainstream when EliteXC Saturday Night Fights makes its debut on CBS (KGMB 0007 or KGMB HD 1007 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable) at 8PM HST.

A HUGE step for a renegade sport that was once completely banned from TV just a few, short years ago.

Headlining the card is Internet legend, turned MMA manchild Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson). His Youtube exploits were so popular that they eventually led to a contract with the then startup Showtime EliteXC organization. Now training with retired MMA fighter and trainer extraordinaire Bas Rutten, Kimbo’s career has reached a new high. He will be facing James “The Colossus” Thompson, a 6’5″ 265 pound giant.

But in what will probably turn out to be the more competitive/exciting fights, former UFC and ICON fighter Robby Lawler will defend his Middleweight title against The Ultimate Fighter alum Scott Smith, while the most popular female MMA fighter in all the land, Gina Carano, who also moonlights as Crush on the American Gladiators, will take on future up and comer Kaitlin Young.

EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

And… Tomorrow!!!

Former UFC legend Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver drops down to featherweight (145lbs) to take on the man who’s been dominating that division, WEC Featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The rest of the card looks suspect, but it’ll also be on free TV: VERSUS Channel 0210 or HDGOLF 1216 at 3PM on Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

Check out
All MMA Television Programming for May, 2008
All MMA Television Programming for June, 2008 (coming soon)

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In other news, check out “Pho Fantasy – A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants,” my June AroundHawaii article, where I visit three of Hawaii’s favorite Pho Restaurants (coming June 1, 2008).

Pho Fantasy - A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants
Pho Fantasy – A Tour of Hawaii’s Favorite Pho Restaurants

Have a great weekend y’all!