In the world of MMA action speaks loder than words ( except if you are Chael Sonnen) and it was alot of “talking” going on between current UFC Light Heavy champion and undefeated contender Daniel Cormier. Over the recent months there has been some trash talk betwen the two. Things got REAL recently and here,s the footage:
Michael Jai White’s long awaited Falcon Rising ( previously titled Favela) has a new trailer! The action in this trailer looks great and Michael has said that this is the type of role he wanted! Let’s hope that means a whole bunch of butt kicking! The lovley Laila Ali is in the film as well as Capoeira favorite Lateef Crowder and Neal McDonough. Check out the trailer below and get ready for the falcon to rise!!! Falcon Rising is set for release September 5, 2014.
Good news coming out of the San Diego Comic Con for Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist Fans. The hugely successful web-series is getting a sequel! Variety.com is reporting that Capcom has given the green light for a sequel , “World Warriors” to be filmed by the same crew that brought us the magnificent true to the video game digital series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. This is extremely exciting news and it demonstrates the market for good video game to movie adaptations is alive and well. Check out our review of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist here.
Happy Birthday, Donnie Yen!!!
Hong Kong Kung Fu cinema favorite and one of the hottest action actors in the world Donnie Yen is celebrating a birthday today July 27! Donnie is . Donnie continues to be one of the busiest and sought after action stars in the world. Fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kung Fu Jungle and the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!
With the news that Eddie Peng will play Wong Fei Hong in the upcoming Rise of the Legend we want your opinion on the best Wong Fei Hong pre-Eddie. The last two film incarnations have been Jet Li and Vincent Zhao. Which one best embodied what we as fans believe that Wong Fei Hong should be? Of course, Kwan Tak Hing was virtually THE Wong Fei Hong archetype for many years during the golden era of kung fu films. But what about modern times? Let’s take a brief look at Jet and Vincent and see how they stack up.
Mainland Chinese born Li Lian Jie trained in Wu Shu (martial arts) since he was eight years old and went on to win fifteen gold medals in various Wu Shu championships! He has mastered the following Wu Shu styles and routines: Changquan( Long Fist), Fanziquan(tumbling fist), Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Zuiquan (DRunken boxing) just to anme a few. His somewhat stoic on screen nature and the aforementioned martial arts skill made him a perfect Wong Fei Hong and one many fans associate with the folk hero.
Vincent was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China and like Jet was trained in Mainland Chinese Wu Shu. Vincent also won championships such as National Junior Championship, National All Around Championship, and the prestigious National Martial Arts championship. Zhao is a noted specialist in the internal Chinese Wu Shu styles of Chen and Yang Taijiquan. He brought a reflective, scholarly presence to the role of Wong Fei Hong as well as considerable martial prowess.
Check out our sister site’s post regarding Bruce Lee as a playable character in the upcoming “EA Sports UFC” video gamne due out June 17!!!! Can “The Little Dragon” hold his own against the current crop of elite UFC fighters? Will his signature kiai stop his opponents in their tracks? Get the game and find out!!!!
As always there is tons of news from the MMA world. One of the most exciting news pieces is the upcoming fight between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier! Here is an interesting article from MMAFighting.com about the hype surrounding the fight.
Gina Carano, star of Haywire and the upcoming In the Blood, is scheduled to meet with UFC President Dana White. Could this be a precursor to Carano vs Rousey? MMA journalist Ariel Helwani gives insight into this situation.
Bellator 115 airs tonight headlined by a bout for the heavyweight championship as Chieck Kongo faces reigning champion Vitaly Minakov. Check out the prelims here starting at 7pm EST tonight!
Fan favorite Roy Nelson and MMA legend Minotauro Nogueira face off in UFC Fight Night next Friday April 11. Check out UFC.com fro more information and analysis.
Brock Lesnar fans: UFC.com and UFC Fight Pass are offering a look at The Beast and commentaries from pro wrestling legends Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. If you are a fan of this human wrecking machine this is worth checking out!