221987 Bullies, 4156 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 23
Page 1 of 3 1 23 LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. PizDoff is offline

    .

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    18,606

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 2:45pm

    supporting memberstaff
     Style: Grappling

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    "GI Vs. PRO," a New Mixed Martial Arts Series

    "GI Vs. PRO," a New Mixed Martial Arts Series

    DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - April 8, 2008) - SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SSPE) announced today that the Dallas-based Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) production and promotion company has signed an Agreement with Fox Sports Net (FSN) to telecast SUN's new innovative, MMA TV series: "GI Vs. Pro."

    SUN's "Art of War" division will produce a series of nine MMA events that will air as one-hour specials Saturday nights at midnight on FSN, beginning July 19th, 2008 and concluding on September 13th, 2008.

    "GI Vs. Pro" will pit current and former MMA-trained armed services members against professional mixed martial arts fighters from around the country. All fights will be scheduled for three, 5-minute rounds. "GI Vs. Pro" action will be fought inside a circular cage -- a first on FSN.

    FSN announcer Jay Glazer and analyst Frank Trigg, who worked as the commentary team for the Pride Fighting Championships on the network, will also team up on the "GI Vs. Pro" telecasts.

    SUN CEO CJ Comu stated, "We at SUN are extremely pleased to be working with such a respected network as FSN, which will telecast this unique and exciting series into millions of homes across the country.

    "Our agreement with FSN is an important milestone for SUN as we continue to implement our growth strategy and develop relationships with international and domestic partners. By showcasing our world-class fighters through well produced, quality events on FSN, SUN's position as an emerging global MMA organization is only further enhanced."

    "MMA is on fire," said FSN VP of Production Gary Garcia. "This show, featuring intense battles between elite, fine-tuned athletes, is the perfect brand extension for the U.S. military to hit their target demo right between the eyes."

    In addition to the FSN and SUN announcement, Florida-based Show Partners Inc. has been selected by SUN to provide television production, operations and design services in support of the "GI Vs. Pro" series of MMA events.

    "Show Partners is pleased to have been selected by SUN for the production of the "GI Vs. Pro" and look forward to working with SUN and FSN," said Show Partners EVP Larry Rogers. "This format, pitting combat-ready members of the U.S. Military against proven MMA fighters promises to deliver an emotional series of events featuring unprecedented toughness and excitement."

    With a 23-year history as veterans of live event and television productions, Show Partners' staff have earned 15 National Emmy® Awards, providing global support for networks and production companies worldwide.

    Additionally, FOX Interactive and SUN will collaborate on generating interactive content for both companies' platforms, including FOXSports.com. The online offerings could include streaming of events, clips syndicated across the FOX Network and other enhanced content to build an online community around each FSN broadcast and SUN events.

    Mixed Martial Arts is a sport evolved from a number of ancient combat disciplines including judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, wrestling and kickboxing. World-class athletes engage in hand-to-hand combat in a ring -- both caged and traditional -- and must adapt their fighting style to fit their opponent. The wide variety of styles and techniques make every event an unpredictable spectacle.

    Below is the 2008 "GI Vs. Pro" Fox Sports Net telecast schedule

    (schedule subject to change -- all times local):

    Date Event Time
    Sat. July 19 GI Vs. Pro - I 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. July 26 GI Vs. Pro - II 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Aug 2 GI Vs. Pro - III 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Aug 9 GI Vs. Pro - IV 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Aug 16 GI Vs. Pro - V 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Aug 23 GI Vs. Pro - VI 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Aug 30 GI Vs. Pro - VII 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Sept 6 GI Vs. Pro - VIII 12:00 Midnight
    Sat. Sept 13 GI Vs. Pro - FINALS 12:00 Midnight

    http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=841294

    I'm not really seeing a fight care yet but I'll post it when I see it.
    Surfing Facebook at work? Spread the good word by adding us on Facebook today! https://www.facebook.com/Bullshido
  2. nightowl is offline
    nightowl's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Far East
    Posts
    1,211

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 3:25pm


     Style: Koryu Budo, Shooto

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It will all hinge on the fighters that they can get in. With all of the contracts and fickle free agents out there, it will be intresting to see if they can pull some names in.
  3. Kentucky Fried Chokin is offline
    Kentucky Fried Chokin's Avatar

    Portrait of a BJJer as a Young Man

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    5,450

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 3:29pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What is the point of this? So half the fighters happen to be in the military. So what?
  4. Devil is online now
    Devil's Avatar

    His heart was visible, and the dismal sack that maketh excrement of what is eaten.

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,514

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 3:31pm

    supporting member
     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Razamataz
    What is the point of this? So half the fighters happen to be in the military. So what?

    It's a silly fucking idea.
  5. Kintanon is offline
    Kintanon's Avatar

    Yes, I am smarter than you are.

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Athens, Ga
    Posts
    5,683

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 3:34pm

    supporting memberstaff
     Style: TKD, BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It's called MARKETING. Gotta have an angle to get the viewers. It cashes in on the "deadliness" of military training and everything!
  6. Teh El Macho is offline
    Teh El Macho's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Porcupine/Hollywood, FL & Parmistan via Elbonia
    Posts
    11,762

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 4:05pm

    supporting member
     Style: creonte on hiatus

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon
    It's called WHORING.
    There. Fixed for ya :D
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
  7. Lendo is offline
    Lendo's Avatar

    Lightweight

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    161

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 4:08pm

    supporting member
     Style: BJJ/VT

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I'm just going to see if i'll be able to see it here in RVA, where FSN is called CSN (comcast sports net). They used to always preempt the Pride stuff for regional sports shows. :angry1:
  8. Kintanon is offline
    Kintanon's Avatar

    Yes, I am smarter than you are.

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Athens, Ga
    Posts
    5,683

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 4:14pm

    supporting memberstaff
     Style: TKD, BJJ

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    There. Fixed for ya :D
    Come on man, why you gotta be hatin'?

    You just jealous!
  9. The Question is offline
    The Question's Avatar

    Octopussy!

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,592

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 4:51pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Striking/Grappling/Poking

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    That title is fucking gay. What the **** is "Gi vs Pro"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Goju - joe
    being a dick with skill is only marginally better than being a dick without skill.
  10. Einstein McFly is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    106

    Posted On:
    4/08/2008 10:33pm


     Style: Boxing, JKD

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    How about GI vs. Joe where military guys beat the crap out of regular guys. At least the title would be better, though Pros vs. Joes would probably sue.
Page 1 of 3 1 23 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.