Archive for August, 2009
Photos: M-1 King Mo vs Mark Kerr
Photos: M-1 King Mo vs Mark Kerr

We’re about to leave Kansas City to the EA Sports headquarters after shooting at M-1 Breakthrough. It was a pretty good night of fights with a few clunkers but some nice finishes, including one I missed with Lucio Linhares, when I was backstage that had the rowdy crowd screaming.  I enjoyed watching Karl “Psycho” Amoussou [...]

Fight Journal: King Mo vs Mark Kerr – Weigh Ins

We are here in Kansas City minutes away from heading to the arena with King Mo for his fight against Mark Kerr at M-1: Breakthrough. Here are some highlights from yesterday, which included weigh ins and interviews.

M-1 Breakthrough Preview
M-1 Breakthrough Preview

As you know, I’ve been busy doing work for Strikeforce but the better half of allelbows, Casey, has been working on a preview for M-1 Global’s event on August 28 in Kansas City, Breakthrough, featuring “King Mo” Lawal vs Mark Kerr.  M-1 Breakthrough will be live on HDNet on August 28 at 10 PM ET/7 [...]

Strikeforce All Access
Strikeforce All Access

24.95 is steep for a freelancer.  So when Showtime gave me a chance to navigate through their Strikeforce All Access site, I was pretty thrilled.  Once I got home from San Jose, I poked around on the site all day long.  When you purchase Strikeforce All Access, you get to relive the broadcast and all [...]

Highlights: Fight Week at Strikeforce
Highlights: Fight Week at Strikeforce

Photos from Strikeforce: Carano vs Cyborg went out all over the net/print world on Sunday, so I’m pretty late in getting to this.  I figured I’d recap my week with my favorite images.  As always, I had an absolute blast, because there’s probably nothing I enjoy more than shooting during fight week. I even confronted [...]

Photos: Showtime Feature Shoot
Photos: Showtime Feature Shoot

Tidings everyone!  I’m up in San Jose with Strikeforce and we had a lovely feature shoot yesterday at West Coast Martial Arts.  Here’s a gallery from that shoot and don’t forget to keep your feed readers tuned to ShoSports’ Flickr site. The best part of the shoot was watching the kids in the afternoon kung-fu [...]

Working through the noise
Working through the noise

While I’m not a journalist, and it’s probably impossible for me to be impartial because I shoot for Strikeforce, I do read all the MMA news blogs and try to keep up with the whole world of MMA. Over the last few weeks there’s been loads of bad reports, false sources, and a lot of mean-spirited opinion. And it’s getting to be too much for me. I had to step back and ignore all the opinion and try to find the actual news. Strikeforce is the second promotion I’ve worked for — the first being EliteXC (in a series of roles, it’s a very long story), and working with fighters face to face really changes the way you “report” on them.

Shit We Like: The Art of Jacob Bannon
Shit We Like: The Art of Jacob Bannon

Long before Affliction and its clones all over the MMA world used paint splatter and skulls in their designs, Jacob Bannon of Converge was making the dark, sincere art whose style would find its way onto overpriced high-fashion expensive shirts. Converge is one of Casey’s favorite bands. So it was exciting to read a FIGHT! [...]

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