Ultimate Women Challenge on the NEWS
Posted on: September 7, 2010 9:53 pm
Ultimate Women Challenge on the NEWS
Category: Mixed Martial Arts
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Posted on: September 7, 2010 2:25 pm
ThrowDown®, Plays Key Supporting Roll With LHP Entertainment Inc Production Of The Ultimate Women Challenge Reality Show
LHP Entertainment selected Throwdown Industries, Throwdown Training Center and it’s trainers in Las Vegas (Throwdown), as a key partner in the production of the Ultimate Women Challenge Reality TV show which will be syndicated and featured on NBC and other networks in 60+mm households, with international distribution as well.
Our Training center provided authenticity to the program as it is the home of many well known top MMA fighters like Forrest Griffin, Evan Dunham, Amir Sadollah, Matt Riddle, Todd Duffee and many others.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 7, 2010
This thirteen episode reality TV show goes live on September 25th and features Educational and Instructional programming showcasing sixteen ultimate women dedicated to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts who overcome extraordinary challenges each episode. These ultimate women are immersed in real life challenges surrounding everyday issues that many Americans face, such as obesity, education and literacy, homelessness, foster care, cancer and disabilities. Each physical challenge will reward the winner, or penalize the loser, while imparting educational information on nutrition, fitness, general health and wellness, financial management, and other relevant information. All challenges will be both entertaining and enlightening and will ultimately benefit a charitable cause whose works will be highlighted. The charities will be presented with a donation in the name of the contestant who wins the challenge.
The program is hosted by Joanna Krupa and Amber Nichole.
Joanna was named the World’s Sexiest Swimsuit Model and has been featured on many magazine covers including MAXIM® and PLAYBOY®. She also appeared in Dancing with the Stars®. She is currently a top judge in Poland’s Next Top Model.
Amber Nichole is a former UFC® Octagon Girl. She has had numerous roles as a host as well as an actress in movies, TV shows, commercials and has also been featured in many top magazines. She is a Las Vegas Celebrity and her likeness appears on several billboards in and around Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
“Although we embraced this opportunity on many levels, it was the charitable approach that really resonated with Throwdown” reported David Vautrin, CEO Throwdown Industries. “The series also features The Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas, its leadership, trainers and Throwdown techniques. Our Training center provided authenticity to the program as it is the home of many well known top MMA fighters like Forrest Griffin, Evan Dunham, Amir Sadollah, Matt Riddle, Todd Duffee and many others. The UWC program is led by Pro-Fighter John Wood. ”John is an incredible mentor, leader and coach who really connects with athletes irrespective of their gender.”
“Throwdown and its team have been paramount in the production of the Ultimate Women’s Challenge," commented Lyle Howry, President of LHP entertainment. “Although we had initially considered filming this production in Hollywood, we determined that for the first season we would utilize one of the nation’s top MMA Training Centers while utilizing Las Vegas as the setting for many of the challenges."
The Throwdown Training Center has been featured on many programs and publications such as Fight Magazine and MMA Business. Many top networks have been by the Throwdown Training Center over the last ten days looking to capture a sneak preview of this impending fall program. The Throwdown Training facility has classes that include many professional fighters as well as MMA enthusiasts, kids programs, women’s self defense classes and also aspiring professional MMA fighter training. The training center features a full cardio / weight room, a diverse MMA schedule, a grappling center, and a 30’ cage. All Instructors have active or former backgrounds in professional competition and training, with styles ranging from boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Olympic Wresting.
About LHP Entertainment
To find out more please visit: http://www.UltimateWomenChallenge.c
Posted on: September 3, 2010 8:19 pm
Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:17 pm
UFC 118 is being held in Boston, Ma. Aug. 28. The main event of the night will be the rematch lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn. The co-main event is the light heavyweight match-up between mixed martial arts veteran Randy “The Natural” Couture and making his UFC debut boxer James “Lights Out” Toney.
The following quotes were given to Penny Buffington of MMA2DAY and others members of the press during the UFC 118 Media Conference with the current UFC lightweight title holder Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and BJ “The Prodigy’ Penn.
To hear the audio from the UFC Media conference with Randy Couture and James Toney go to: http://www.pennyjomma.com/
Frankie Edgar: I try not to even think about the title. It’s another fight, it’s another great challenge ahead of me and that’s how I approach it. So this is a totally new fight for me whether it’s a title defense or a new fight, old fight - it doesn’t matter. It’s all the same to me.
You know, easy. I mean, you know, when you’re preparing for someone like BJ, you know, right away it’s going to force you to really focus and gear up for another hard fight. And, you know, I know BJ’s a very smart fighter and he’s got a good team around him and I know he’s going to come in with a great plan to counter my last fight. So, you know, my team and I have really focused on trying to counter what he’s going to counter if we can, you know
BJ Penn: I’m not really a big guy on watching the films even if it’s a great fight that I won. I still don’t think that I did good enough. But I take a lot from the first fight from when we were in the ring. It actually is one of the fights that I kind of can remember.
Frankie actually did some things that impressed me actually and actually that I started adding to my game. I liked how he didn’t hold on to the take downs too much and just kind of broke away. And I like how he did some different things and no matter who you are in the ring with they’re always teaching you and you’re always constantly learning.
As far as watching tapes, that’s not me. I can’t sit down. I get too bored sitting there and watching tapes. But I took away from it what happened in the fight. And I remember I know how hard Frankie hits and I know how fast he is and I know the way he moves and he does well in all those areas and that’s what I’m preparing for next week.
I think there are a lot of great fights out there and I want to - I’m 31 right now and I have been with the company for 10 years and I really want to be as active as I can in this next couple years coming up in my life. So I’m glad that there are all these contenders around in the division. It’s very good. It’s a very good division.
Frankie Edgar: When I come in I think my last three or four fights I’ve been the underdog. So it’s a role I’m becoming comfortable with so I seem to perform pretty good in this position.
BJ Penn: I congratulate Frankie Edgar on a good performance and that’s pretty much - Frankie did bruise me up pretty good here and there but I didn’t have almost like a brain damage type of feeling. I was just kind of feeling sorry for myself and this and that. So I realized pretty quick what went down. loss to Frankie actually made me step back and realize that I want to fight as much as I can, you know. After the fight with Frankie, you know, God willing I have no broken hand or any broken bones or no suspension, you know, I want to, you know, fight next month, fight, you know, next week. I really, you know, I don’t know if I feel my biological clock ticking or what but I just want to get in there and I just want to fight as much as possible and just see it, you know. I’ve kind of spaced my career out actually over the ten years and I kind of want to make a push to be a true fighter, a person that fights all the time. And I think I’ve got a good training camp and I’ve kind of figured out how to keep myself healthy through multiple training camps I think I could do it and I think I could try to be very busy and very active. And, you know, I don’t want to say that it’s just all about the money but I wouldn’t mind, you know, trying to make some money.
Frankie Edgar: I think every fighter has doubts. I mean, you know, it's just what makes - what sets you apart is how you face them and what you do to combat those doubts.
BJ Penn: You know what? You know, maybe people (say this) about me, but, you know, as far as wanting to go out there and prove that Frankie Edgar can't beat me and get my belt back, you know, there is no lack of motivation for this fight.
You know, I want to prove to the world, I want to prove to Frankie, I want to prove to Frankie's corner, I want to prove to my corner, I want to prove to everybody, you know, who the best fighter is in the world, who's got the most tools, and who can execute better. And, you know, the - as far as motivation, you know, I can find something. I can find something to not like Frankie about, you know.
First of all, no one is untouchable. And if they are, they just haven't, you know, they just haven't run into the right guy.
You know, when you hear people say you're the greatest lightweight of all time and this and that and this and that, it's bullshit. It's not real. It's fake. You know, being the champ is fake, all of that is all fake.
You just go out there, you've got to keep training, keeping training as hard as you can and keep winning fights. The only thing that's real is the fight. Everything else is fake.
Frankie Edgar: We really try not to put a face on somebody, you know. It's a style I'm fighting. And if I can go into every fight like that, that definitely takes the mental part out of it.
Posted on: August 5, 2010 9:49 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2010 10:00 pm
Written by Penny Buffington
It was clear to anyone who heard the UFC Media Conference with Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva last week that Sonnen won the verbal war. If it had been a slap fest then Silva’s face would have been beat red from the slap marks Sonnen was assaulting him with.
Now let’s see what happens on Saturday, August 7 live on Pay-Per-View at 10 pm eastern, 7 pm pacific, when the Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to Oakland, California to hold the championship middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and the number one contender Chael Sonnen.
The current title holder Anderson "The Spider" Silva is coming off a 12-fight winning streak. He has not lost a single UFC fight since his arrival in 2006 when he knocked out Chris Leben. His fight stats are: 26 - 4 – 0.
His last fight he fought Demian Maia back in April. The fight was lackluster to say the least and provoked Dana White to respond at the post fight press conference. “I don’t think I’ve been more embarrassed in the 10 years of being in this business,” said White. “It’s the first I’ve ever walked out on a main event, given the belt to the guy’s manager and told him to put it on him.”
In the past UFC fans have seen Silva dominate his opponents. Most memorable to fans and to the opponent was the first time Anderson fought Rich “Ace” Franklin where "The Spider" grabbed the back of Franklin’s neck held him in a clinch and kneed his face in literally changing the location of the bones in Franklin’s nose causing the fighter to receive surgery to fix the damage.
Sonnen’s fight stats are 24 - 10 – 1. He last fought and defeated Nate Marquardt back in Feb. at UFC 109. He also fought yet lost to Demian Maia via submission (Triangle Choke) in Feb. of 2009.
During the UFC media Conference Penny Buffington of MMA2DAY asked, “Anderson, I would like to know specifically what changes have you decided to make from your last two previous fights going into this fight with Chael?”
MMA2DAY airs on WSBR Radio 740 S. Florida or live on the internet. Info can be found at: http://pennyjomma.com/
Silva answered it was then interpreted by his manager Ed Soares. “I started training with Steven Seagal.”
Chael Sonnen: “Well Penny, you knew when you asked him a question that you were setting yourself up for a boring answer and you got one. So, what are you going to do?”
Penny Buffington, “Thank you for the interview the other day Chael.”
“You’re very welcome. This is Anderson yet again. You know, he truly believes the answer he gave a few minutes ago, that people are tuning in to see a fight and not see anything else. He really means that. He feels like he’s taking the moral high ground.
He couldn’t be more wrong. Does he know anything about business? Has this guy ever done anything? That’s not what people are tuning in to see. People don’t want to just see two people fight they want to know why they’re fighting.
He comes on here and says something stupid as though he’s saying like some Nobel Prize winning statement. He couldn’t have this industry more backwards. It’s shocking that he actually believes and then stands there with his chest out like we should all pat him on the back and go, oh, good job Anderson. You’re training really hard. Well, guess what dummy, I’ve been training really hard since I was nine years old and I still have time to bring interest to what people see in me with your ass on August 7.
Of course, I'm promoting this fight myself. And that's the way it should be. Nobody wants to hear from Anderson anyway. I'm shocked with all of these people that come on here and ask him questions. Who cares what Anderson has to say? You guys are the only fans he's got is the media. There's nobody buying tickets to see this guy. There's nobody selling merchandise because this guy is wearing it. There's nobody tuning into a pay-per-view.
I'm the one carrying the show. And that's the way it should be. I'm the one they want to see. I'm the one that they're paying to see. And I really don't even know why he's here.”
For more Chael Sonnen UFC media quotes:
Posted on: July 24, 2010 12:52 am
Posted on: July 23, 2010 4:17 pm
MMA2DAY Guests 7/25 – well known cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran and from the UFC Live fight card Brian Stann
MMA2DAY airs Sun nights 7-9 pm eastern time.
MMA2DAY began airing June 6, 2010 – already we have had some very special guests and we will continue to bring you the best in MMA
Past Guests: Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Travis Browne, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Clay Guida, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Shane Del Rasario
Upcoming Guest: Vladimir Matyushenko
Posted on: July 22, 2010 9:06 pm
Jon Jones and Vladimir Matyushenko both
feeling confident pre fight
39 year old veteran mixed martial arts fighter Vladimir Matyushenko will fight the young fast rising MMA star Jon Jones live on Versus, Aug 1st. UFC Live, the main event.
Jones is a resident of NY State where mixed martial arts competition is illegal. Good thing for him the fight is slated to take place in San Diego, California. The 23 year old will be going into the fight with a record of 10 wins and 1 loss. Ironically the 1 loss was to another NY mixed martial arts UFC fighter, Matt Hamill.
During the UFC media conference on July 22 Jones told Penny Buffington of MMA2DAY and other members of the press how he hopes one day mixed martial arts competitions will be legalized in his home state. “What I do is prepare myself to be respectful at all times. I try to respect everyone and try to show to the everyday person that you run into that yes I am that UFC Fighter guy; but you don’t hear me swearing , you don’t hear me doing crazy things, you will never ever catch me in a bar fight. I try to carry myself like a martial artist and show people this is a beautiful art form; that this is something that we should take pride in. As a UFC fighter we should stand out in a crowd, almost like a monk would or a Knight would or any warrior throughout history. Warriors in history where not punks! They were honorable and respectful men and that is what I try to do and New Yorkers will get the hint that this is a beautiful thing; that it helps high schools, with kids self esteem and everything.”
Both men are feeling confident going into the fight Jon explained, “I’m really big on confidence. I think believing in yourself is very key. I feel as if I should be the underdog in this fight and I just believe in myself that I can beat a guy with a 24 and 4 record. That is a very impressive record. Yeah this guy is not flashy or exciting or dynamic but with 24 wins; you know how to win a fight and I see that. So I just believe in myself and I’m training to the point where I feel as if I deserve to win. When I’m sitting up there and I’ve experienced it, I want to know I’ve done everything right and I’ve trained hard. I’ve stuck through it and I’ve just trained to the point where you have got no choice but to be confident.”
Vladimir said, “With any fight you should have confidence or you shouldn’t be fighting that’s for sure but the concern is there always. It’s not nervousness, but you have to be cautious of certain things. You don’t want to do anything stupid in the fight, but there is definitely confidence there.”
Matyushenko will have much more to say during his pre fight interview with MMA2DAY airing the day of the event. Go to PennyJoMMA.com for details. http://pennyjomma.com/
MMA2DAY guests for this Sun 7/25 - well known cutman Jacob "Stitch" Duran and from the UFC Live fight card Brian Stann.