Archive for March, 2009
The Year of the Mo, Part Two
The Year of the Mo, Part Two

We here at All Elbows are proud to present the second episode to our three part series, The Year of the Mo – Part Two: Growing Up.  This episode focuses on Mo’s background and motivation to become a fighter from youth to adulthood.  Just to refresh, The Year of the Mo is separate from the [...]

Finding the Next Kimbo Slice
Finding the Next Kimbo Slice

While working the Kimbo Slice vs Tank Abbott fight for EliteXC, we kept hearing about this guy called DADA. People were saying he was essentially the next Kimbo. Esther even got a picture of him at the fight, sort of. Well, it turns out, some documentary filmmakers going by the moniker Rakontur, decided to follow [...]

Shinya Aoki vs JZ Cavalcante By Genghis Con
Shinya Aoki vs JZ Cavalcante By Genghis Con

Genghis Con creates another piece of MMA art featuring two of our favorite LWs. I hope highlight reels like these start popping up more and more instead of the 1000′s of crappy ones on youtube cut to the latest song from Disturbed or Creed or some kind of frat boy rock.

How To Defend Yourself In An Attack
How To Defend Yourself In An Attack

Being attacked by a guy with a knife or a gun or some shit is fucking scary but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s three ways to avoid being hurt by sociopaths who have no regard for human life.

Fight Night with Mo Lawal: Photos
Fight Night with Mo Lawal: Photos

As promised, here’s the photos documenting Fight Day with King Mo. Thanks again to Mo, Ryan, Dean, Yamamoto, and Chonan for letting me snap in their faces all day long. Also, I’d like to thank the fighters whom we shared the locker room with, except I don’t think they’ll read this.

Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 – Fight Night
Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 - Fight Night

Here is the third and final installment of our Fight Journal with King Mo in Tokyo, Japan.

Sengoku ‘Seventh Battle’ Gallery
Sengoku 'Seventh Battle' Gallery

There’s too much to say, too many photos, too many memories and a blur between my memory, the broadcast, and time. So, instead, I will just present you with how I saw the Sengoku 7 featherweight grand prix.

King Mo Post Fight Press Interview
King Mo Post Fight Press Interview

It’s 2 am here in Tokyo and we just got back from dinner after the fights. But before moving onto editing, we wanted to post a snippet from King Mo’s post-fight interview. Here in Japan, events have the fighters do an interview with all the media immediately following their fight. Mo brought his queens out [...]

Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 – Day 3
Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 - Day 3

It’s Fight Day here in Tokyo and this week’s been interesting, full of juvenile fun and games. We put together a video of Mo’s third day in Tokyo, covering the weigh-ins, to the press conference, and dinner with fans from his Mixi (Japanese version of Myspace) community. Outside of Mo’s doings, I’ve been chit chatting [...]

Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 – Day 1 & 2
Fight Journal: King Mo, Sengoku 7 - Day 1 & 2

All Elbows is here in Tokyo covering Sengoku 7 and we’d like to introduce the first of a feature we’re calling, Fight Journal.  In our inaugural episode, we follow Mo Lawal on his first two days in Tokyo, dropping weight before his fight in Sengoku 7, this Friday March 20th. Remember this photo from yesterday?  [...]

Asians in Asia
Asians in Asia

(Sorry about the crazy formatting, having issues with the page not loading the HTML I entered — hence beta I guess — but it’s cross posted at Fightlinker in a slightly less cluttered format) We’re here in Tokyo, covering Sengoku 7 and Mo Lawal. And while we arrived last night, we got in too late [...]

The Year of the Mo, Part One
The Year of the Mo, Part One

We here at All Elbows are proud to present the first installment of a three part series on up-and-coming MMA fighter, Mo Lawal, better known as King Mo. In this episode, we drove all over Southern California to Mo’s many training locations to get a glimpse into the extensive and varied preparation that Mo receives.

Press Conference of the Future
Press Conference of the Future

Even with the Orwellian mood, the press conference went just dandy. I recap the Strikeforce media event in pictures and a video of conference highlights.

For shame. Not that we didn’t know.
For shame.  Not that we didn't know.

Kevin Iole at Yahoo! reports that CSAC has suspended Ken Shamrock after he tested positive for three types of steroids. Of course, this is no surprise.

Riding In On My Thunderhorse
Riding In On My Thunderhorse

Tamdan McCrory, who came out at UFC 91 to Dimmu Borgir, had his request to walkout to Dethlok’s “Thunderhorse” (from the show Metalocalypse) vetoed by Dana White. McCrory felt music to be so tied to his identity to the viewers he absolutely needed (Tamdan grabs the mic and its the first thing he says in his post-fight speech) to alert fight fans that his walkout music was not his choice.

New Fedor Highlight Reel
New Fedor Highlight Reel

New highlight reel video by Genghis Con of the dominant heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. This is a must watch for all MMA fans and all Phil Collins fans.

Late Night Interview with Mo Lawal
Late Night Interview with Mo Lawal

On a damp and cold February night a few weeks ago, we had Mo Lawal come over for an interview that will ultimately be edited into three short pieces about the up-and-coming MMA fighter.

A Fight Poster After My Own Heart
A Fight Poster After My Own Heart

I’ve always loved Dream/Pride artwork. The poster for the featherweight tournament is no exception.

DIPTYCH: Kenneth Ivan, Middleweight Fighter
DIPTYCH: Kenneth Ivan, Middleweight Fighter

Kenneth Ivan readies for the last bout of the tournament Kenneth Ivan. Ring of Fire “Young Guns” (Amateur) Middleweight Champ from Colorado. About to enter the cage for the finals of the four-man 185 pound tournament at Victory Fighting Championship 26: Onslaught at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA. VFC is a promotion based [...]

Holy Batman! Another test post.
Holy Batman!  Another test post.

His secret hideout is under the Hollywood and Highland Mall?

Testing out this blog thing: Fisheye!
Testing out this blog thing: Fisheye!

Testing this whole blog thing out with an image from Affliction: Day of Reckoning that I shot with a fisheye lens.