The remake of JCVD’s classic Kickboxer just got more interesting! The full cast has been revealed and it includes some of today’s top martial arts stars. Already confirmed for the film was former UFC Champ George St. Pierre, Dave Bautista, and Alain Moussi. Set to be directed by Stephen Fung ( Tai Chi Zero and Hero) Kickboxer is looking to be very promising. Check out some clips of the stars and get a taste of what’s in store for Kickboxer!
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:
Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier Brawl at UFC 178 Media …: http://youtu.be/-uK23HPTiOY
Jon Jones tweets:
Daniel Cormier tweets:
I am definitely looking foward to this fight!
Although some critics and genre fans alike slammed the RZA’s directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists a sequel is due out December 2014. Kungfukingdom.com reports that Roele Reine ( Death Race 2) will direct while the RZA returns as The Blacksmith. While many fans were disappointed in the RZA’s directorial debut, I was not. Let me tell you why.
First, as a inner city kid that grew up watching Shaw Brothers, Ocean Shores, and any and every kung fu movie I could the RZA will forever be my hero because he pursued his dream of co-writing and directing his homage to the old school kung fu classics with his ideas and vision. I agree it is not the masterpiece that many hoped for but it was still decent and better than some of the trash people rave over. Secondly, Hollywood needs more black and minority writers and directors who think outside the box. Much of the RZA’s ideas seemed to be based on a combination of Kid With The Golden Arms as well as experiences growing up in an urban environment yet he set his movie in a fictional multicultural China instead of “The Hood” and re-hashing tired old stereotypes of the perceived misfortunes of Urban Life. To me The RZA proved that he has imagination something that is lacking in many Hollywood productions and especially the ones about blacks and other minorities. I am looking forward to The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion and will definitely own it when it is released.
If you don’t own The Man with the Iron Fists get it!
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!!!!
Another Bellator card in the books! Check out the results of Bellator 115! Be sure to visit bellator.com to watch the prelims if you missed them.
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.
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!
Until next time MMA fans…
It is not hard to deny that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the king of MMA (at least right now). The shows are enormous and most of the time you get a great fight card. MMA, however, is a growing sport (as well as related disciplines such as kickboxing) and for the sake of us fans there needs to be alternatives. Luckily, we have several that can provide good fights, good drama, and devastating submissions, and knockouts. Check out the following list and if you haven’t give them a try!
Glory- Boasting such esteemed fighter as Remy Bojanski, Tyrone Spong, Mikro “Cro Cop”, and several up and comers. Check them out for great kickboxing matches.
K1– K1 is one of the oldest organizations alive in the kickboxing world. Their world Grand Prix tournament is one of the most highly anticipated events in the martial arts world. Past champions include Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky and Semmy Schilt. Boasting a mix of striking arts such as bare knuckle karate, Chinese San Shou, Tae Kwon Do, Savate, and Western Boxing. Give them a look!
Bellator– Known for being the number 2 MMA promotion in America, Bellator still hold tournaments to determine the best in each weight class. Current fighter include Rampage Jackson, King Mo, Eddie Alvarez, and Pat Curran. With broadcasts on Spike TV Bellator creates excitement with their tourney format. While not on the level of UFC( yet) they are an entertaining part of the MMA landscape.
World Series of Fighting– THe WSOF is the new kid on the block and they are broadcasted on NBC! They offer interesting fights on free TV and have fighters such as Andre Arlovski, Rolles Gracie, Anthony Johnson, Tyrone Spong, and Rousimar Palhares. They are creating an exciting buzz in the MMA world and seek to dethrone Bellator as the number 2 MMA promotion in the US.
If you are new to MMA or just seeking alternative to the big boy, check these organizations out and enjoy some good ol’ fashioned combat sports!!
Stay tuned for part 2 of UFC alternatives…