MMA Journalist has just learned that sambo expert Gene Fabrikant passed away this morning. It was sudden, and the result of an unknown heart issue. Fabrikant coached a few fighters here and there, and also ran a few shows out in Brooklyn, including the recent Paul Rosner memorial event as well as the infamous International Fight Night underground shows. He will be missed.
Because There's A Fistfight Going On Somewhere In New York Right Now, And You Should Know About It
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Rest in Peace Gene Fabrikant
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Predictions for UFC Fight Night "Florian vs. Gomi vs. Fanboys"
Do you recognize the name “Takanori Gomi”? If so, congrats! You are neither a TUF Noob nor a Kimbo Noob. However, if the name doesn’t ring a bell, this is all you need to know about the former Pride lightweight champ: he can punch, he’s a fanboy favorite, and like his opponent Kenny Florian, he loses when he fights BJ Penn. Predictions!
- Gomi is totally an awesome, top-level competitor. If we take a time machine back to 2006, that is. Though clearly not the best in his division, Florian is the better fighter, and will win via New England Clam Chowda Choke.
- Roy Nelson is fighting Stefan Struve, which pits a fat guy against a tall, skinny guy. Did Joe Silva let his eight-year-old nephew handle the matchmaking for this one? Is Nelson going to take on a really short guy next? Nelson via bludgeoning with his big TUF Lucite.
- Not counting the referee, the combined age of those in the cage for the Nate Quarry/Jorge Rivera bout will be 214 years. Think about that one.
- Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver pits a Brit against a German fighter. I’m picking Siver, if only because there’s a joke in there about the Blitzkrieg and Pearson getting bombed.
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