Friday, June 13, 2008
With the recent news that business magnate Donald Trump is an equity partner in the new Affliction promotion, MMA Journalist has learned that other well-known billionaires are considering taking the MMA plunge. Among those joining Trump are: -Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who is expected to unveil his Martial Arts Combat (a.k.a. "Mac") organization this summer. Competitors will alegedly fight in the "iCage" for stock options. -Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who is starting a promotion for the lighter, nerdier weight-classes. His fighters will allegedly be incompatible with Job's Mac organization and more prone to viruses. -Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who will promote a female-orientated league geared towards women above the age of 40, as well as a monthly "Oprah's Fighter Club". Stay tuned for more.