Monday, February 23, 2009

Ultimate Warrior Challenge: "Man 'O' War" Report

MMA Journalist's Adam Butterworth and Jake Blanton were at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia for the Ultimate Warrior Challenge: "Man 'O' War" show, which, despite Chase Beebe's absence, ended up being a pretty solid event. "I was pumped for that fight," says Butterworth. "But the rest of the card made up for it. John 'the Magician' Dodson had the best fight against a very, very tough opponent." Dodson defeated Jose Villarisco via unanimous decision, while local superstar Mike Easton submitted Justin Robbins, female fighters Felice Herrig and Iman Acchal had a battle, and Ron Stallings scored a KO. The action, and the over 6,200 fans in attendance, definitely made for a successful show. Congrats to the UWC. (Pics courtesy of Jake Blanton)

From the Mailbag: "I Love You And Want To Be You."

"Dear MMA Journalist: I read your blog everyday and I think it's insightful and hilarious and a breath of fresh air in a world of stale blogs. It's great that you go to all those shows both big and small, and your refined talent and comedic ability is enough to make any heart quiver. MMA Journalist, I love you and want to be you, and if you ever need a writer, or intern, or even just someone to talk to late at night during Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network... well, I could be that person." - CRS

Uh, thanks for the kind words, CRS. I think. MMA Journalist is always interested in hearing from new voices and seeing things from a new perspective, so anyone who wants to submit something - be it a short, witty article or some pics from a local fight show - should feel free. Send it to and maybe I'll post it. Also, CRS, please, no more nudie pics.

Chase Beebe Suffers Vagina Injury, Misses UWC; DREAM Tournament Appearance in Jeopardy

Former WEC champ Chase Beebe has suffered an injury to his vagina, causing him to no-show the Ultimate Warrior Challenge event this past weekend in Northern Virginia and possibly jeopardizing his participation in DREAM's featherweight tournament on March 8th. The extent of Beebe's vaginal injury is unknown, although it is believed to be severe enough to warrant his screwing over of the UWC (Beebe was supposed to headline the February 21st event with a bout against Mike Easton) and then refusing to answer their phone calls. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Beebe at this time," said a spokesperson for the Washington, DC-area promotion. "He's a tough and honorable man, and no one with even the slightest injury to their vagina should even consider stepping into the cage against someone of Mike Easton's caliber."