The Fight Nerd

October 15, 2014

Announcement for OSMMA Review Awards, Vol. 1

Filed under: Nerd Stuff,News — Tags: , , — The Fight Nerd @ 1:51 PM

The Fight Nerd and Zane Simon have joined forces once more for the sake of promoting Old School MMA, but this time for something a little bit different.

Starting in the coming weeks, YOU, the fans, will be able to vote for your favorite (and sometimes least favorite) people and moments from our Old School MMA Reviews. There will be a dozen categories in which to vote, as well as a special lifetime achievement award, that will encompass all of the SEG UFC events that we have reviewed so far, starting at the first UFC and ending at the Ultimate Ultimate 1996.

For those OSMMA Review fans wondering what is next, we will be doing our first old school documentary review in the coming weeks when we take a look at “Choke”, and will follow that up with our award show before returning back to the SEG UFC era with UFC 12.

Voting information will be added soon, so make sure to follow myself and Zane Simon on twitter to get the appropriate links to vote. In the meantime, I suggest you go and rewatch all of our old episodes and refresh your memory on the best and worst moments in Old School MMA history!

December 10, 2012

MMA Cartoon – Nick Diaz Sends Hilarious Tweet to GSP

Filed under: Nerd Stuff,News — Tags: , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 1:00 PM

Check out this animated toon from Youtuber Prebek that features Nate and Nick Diaz responding to a tweet from UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre. This was put up a few days before Nate’s fight against Benson Henderson, but that does not make this any less funny. Frankly, I have never seen the Diaz boys so relaxed and not dropping f-bombs for such a long period of time, so that alone makes this a refreshing video.

November 5, 2012

“President Obama” trains BJJ before the election… sort of

Filed under: Nerd Stuff,News — The Fight Nerd @ 1:00 PM

With the 2012 presidential election quite literally around the corner, it looks like the nominees will do anything for last minute votes, and it looks like the MMA community might hold the keys to the swing vote.

Last week, President Barack Obama stopped in at Alberto Crane’s Gracie Barra school in Burbank, California, to get some last minute training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Okay, so it is not the real President, but it’s a pretty good look-a-like who was a good sport to don the gi and get down and dirty. Point is, for all of my American readers, do not forget to vote this year and have your voice heard!

October 16, 2012

Steven Seagal gets impatient in clip from “Maximum Conviction”

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , — The Fight Nerd @ 5:00 PM

Anchor Bay has released a new clip from the new Steven Seagal vehicle, “Maximum Conviction”, where the Aikido master and occassional MMA “coach” takes charge of a tense situation.

When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Fists will fly and bones will shatter as the situation escalates with every passing minute.

Also starring Michael Paré (The Virgin Suicides, The Philadelphia Experiment), Aliyah O’Brien (Kill Switch, Bringing Ashley Home) and Bren Foster (“Days of Our Lives,” Drowning), Maximum Conviction is a relentless thrill ride that lets the shell casings fall as they may. The DVD comes out on November 6.

September 28, 2012

Steven Seagal beats up fat prisoner in new clip from “Maximum Conviction”

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , — The Fight Nerd @ 1:00 PM

Check out this new clip from Anchor Bay’s upcoming DVD release, “Maximum Conviction”, which stars everyone’s favorite Aikido master and MMA “coach”, Steven Seagal. In this clip, Seagal asks the age-old question, “What’s the problem?” to an obese prison inmate, before taking some time to enjoy his handiwork and pummel the fatty into submission.

When former black ops operative Tom Steele (Steven Seagal) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Fists will fly and bones will shatter as the situation escalates with every passing minute.

September 26, 2012

Chael Sonnen on “New Cast” of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Peter Lampasona @ 3:00 PM

Traditional situational comedy that’s actually funny It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has released a teaser for its upcoming season premiere with a brand new cast, with UFC staple Chael Sonnen being one of the featured new players.

It’s currently unclear if the “new cast” is purely for the promo or if the season premiere will center around the guest actors. However, as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an FX show and Sonnen is one of the men being used to advertise the partnership between Fox Networks and the UFC, a lengthy cameo is certainly a possibility.

The new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will premiere Thursday, October 11 at 10 PM on FX.

September 17, 2012

Michelle Waterson Makes Invicta 3 Promo Featuring Entire Jackson Camp

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Peter Lampasona @ 5:00 PM

Leading into the third card of the all-women’s professional MMA organization, Invicta FC announced a video contest for the fighters on the card to see who could make the best promo. With a little help from coach Greg Jackson and teammates Jon Jones, Travis Browne and other members of the famed MMA team, Michelle Waterson created the above video sitting head and shoulders above the other entries.

Waterson will be meeting Lacy Schuckman on October 6 in Kansas City’s Memorial Hall for the main card of Invicta FC 3. As with the last two events, Invicta 3 will stream live via the promotion’s website.

New Dead or Alive 5 Character Does MMA

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Peter Lampasona @ 3:00 PM

Breaking new ground in beloved fighting game franchise, Dead or Alive 5 will feature a female MMA character just like the Virtua Fighter series did ten years ago. However, in keeping with the DoA aesthetic, the character Mila in the above video is far more sexualized and ridiculous than comparable characters from other games. Coincidentally, the newest edition of the series will also feature a gruff young man who fights in a hoodie. So, perhaps Dead or Alive 5 will continue its shameless taking from Virtua Fighter to its logical conclusion and actually be a good game.

Thanks to the folks at Middle Easy for tipping us off.

September 13, 2012

Round 5 unveils “Ultimate Collector” series 10 action figures

Round 5 President Damon Lau announces the release of the Ultimate Collector Series 10 featuring twelve new figures. The lineup includes debut figures for UFC bantamweight champion Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz, perennial contender Chael Sonnen, heavyweight striking sensation Alistair Overeem, former WEC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, and the first man to claim the UFC heavyweight championship belt, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman.

The lineup also includes new figures for reigning middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. A Limited Edition Mark Coleman figure based on the Hammer’s historic performance at UFC XII: Judgment Day anchors Ultimate Collector Series 10. Each of the 750 Limited Edition figures is individually numbered and bears a sticker autographed by Coleman. The Limited Edition Coleman figures also come complete with Coleman’s original Ultiman heavyweight title belt, and are housed in vintage UFC collectible packaging.

“The characters comprising Series 10 reflect the evolution of mixed martial arts,” says Round 5 president Damon Lau. “Dominick Cruz, Anthony Pettis, and Chael Sonnen have been fighting for years. They paid their dues in the WEC before they became superstars in the Octagon. After becoming the UFC’s first heavyweight champion Mark Coleman lost three straight in the Octagon. A lot of fans said he was finished, but he resurrected his career fighting in PRIDE. Series 10 pays homage to the work ethic and sacrifice that transforms ordinary men into extraordinary fighters.”

Each figure in Ultimate Collector Series 10 arrives on shelves in collectible and protective UFC-themed packaging that includes a short bio detailing the individual fighter.

Ultimate Collector Series 10 will be available at Walmart in Canada, and Toys”R”Us in the United States. Hit the jump to check out a better look at the Mark Coleman limited edition!
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September 12, 2012

The Dark Knight Performs Arm and Kneebars

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Peter Lampasona @ 1:00 PM

Let’s face it, if you read The Fight Nerd you’re already familiar the classic scene in the 1986 comic The Dark Knight Returns where an aging Batman pops out the elbow and knee of the leader of the Mutants. But now you get to see it animated and voiced by Robocop.

The animated movie based off the classic comic pictured above will be released by Warner Brothers in two parts. The first hits the shelves on September 25 with the second scheduled for winter of 2013.

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