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TheWhiteBuffalo
I am pumped for the new YPF organization's first PPV event that is being held in Atlantic City. For those of you who have never heard of Yamma Pitfighting, it is an organization that was created by one of the UFC's founders Bob Meyrowitz. They are going back to the old tournament style of fighting like the old UFC days. One guys fights and then moves on to fight again the same night.

Yamma Pit fighting has also promoted that they will be fighting on a "totally new surface" that has never been done before. The main events feature Don "The Predator" Frye against Oleg Taktarov and Butterbean taking on Gary "Big Daddy" Goodrich.

Hey Electric Twinkie, I see your from Pennsylvania.....you gonna go see it live?? I am not sure when the tickets go on sale for this one.

Anyone have any thoughts on the format or any insight into this new "surface"?

Check out the website at Yamma Pit Fighting
Southeastpaw
I doubt this will do good at all. But, you never know. Now with the exposure that UFC has gotten it just may. It will get started, do crappy, then Bob will sell it to Dana White for ten bucks and then Dana will turn it into something huge.
ElectricTwinkie
Oh wow! Don Frye?

Is he still alive? I saw a clip of him drunk fighting someone in a hotel lobby a while ago...


Atlantic Shity? I may just be up for it. It's probably in someone's basement with a cage made out of mattresses!!
TheWhiteBuffalo
****Tickets on sale March 8th!!!****





YAMMA Pit Fighting, an upstart MMA promotion founded by UFC creator Bob Meyrowitz, has unveiled part of its debut fight card, which features a main event between Don Frye (19-6-1) and Oleg Taktarov (15-5-2), as well as an eight-man heavyweight tournament.

The event takes place April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. The event airs on pay-per-view.

Frye and Taktarov will fight meet in what YAMMA executives call a “Masters Superfight.” The organization plans to feature “MMA’s most illustrious and legendary fighters” in these types of fights.

In addition to that one-on-one bout, YAMMA will host a heavyweight tournament that will include one-time UFC fighter Sherman Pendergarst (10-8), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and world champion grappler Marcelo Pereira (5-0), Strikeforce veteran and former Indianapolis Colts lineman Rex Richards (4-1), FightFest up-and-comer Tony Sylvester (10-1), and UFC/PRIDE/IFL veteran Travis Wiuff (47-11).

The organization today stated that three additional tournament fighters will be announced in the next few weeks. However, the organization’s website lists undefeated Ohio prospect George Bush (5-0), undefeated Dakota Fighting Championships champ Chris Tuchscherer (10-0), and former BodogFIGHT competitor Alexey Oleynik (6-3).

A fight between super heavyweights Gary Goodridge (23-15-1) and Eric “Butterbean” Esch (10-5-1) is also listed on the site but was not announced in today’s release.

The tournament will require fighters to compete in up to three bouts in one night. However, the fights will use modified rules. Preliminary and semifinal fights last just one round of five minutes, and the tournament finale lasts three rounds of three minutes each. Advancing fighters must pass physical exams between each round of the tournament.

Frye competed in some of the earliest UFC events. He was the tournament winner at UFC 8 and at an Ultimate Ultimate 96 (“UFC 11.5”) event that took place in 1996. The former Arizona State University wrestler has competed in the UFC, PRIDE, K-1, King of the Cage and other top organizations. The 42-year-old last defeated Bryan Pardoe at a No Limit Fighting event in Dallas.

Taktarov made his MMA debut at UFC 5 and won the UFC 6 tournament, thanks to his background in Sambo and Judo. The 40-year-old Russian quit competing in 1998 for 10 years before returning this past November for a BodogFIGHT victory over John Marsh.

“Don Frye needs to do only two things: fly to Russia and stay there for 10 years to study Sambo,” Taktarov stated in today’s release. “Then, maybe he’ll be ready.“

Tickets for the show go on sale March 8 at all Ticketmaster locations.
rusty_trombone
Did you say Butterbean? Sweet.
ElectricTwinkie
Don Frye's last fight


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1hdqGbDLMg

This is the one I was looking for. Note he is in top condition. Also note his excellent technique. Please see how graceful his form is.... lol
TheWhiteBuffalo
Damn....Don was drunk off of his ass. I read that the guy he was fighting had some affiliation with the WWE.

Back in the day, "The Predator" was the shit. It would be awesome to see another UFC Hall of Famer fighting on the Yamma card.

I will attend the event, and people will fear me when I wear my Yamma T-shirt and gear. Booooooyah biatches!
Southeastpaw
Where's Tank??????
ElectricTwinkie
QUOTE(Southeastpaw @ Feb 29 2008, 10:48 AM) [snapback]380600[/snapback]
Where's Tank??????


He's exactly the same place before and after the Kimbo fight- the bar.
ElectricTwinkie
QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 29 2008, 10:29 AM) [snapback]380595[/snapback]
Damn....Don was drunk off of his ass. I read that the guy he was fighting had some affiliation with the WWE.

Back in the day, "The Predator" was the shit. It would be awesome to see another UFC Hall of Famer fighting on the Yamma card.

I will attend the event, and people will fear me when I wear my Yamma T-shirt and gear. Booooooyah biatches!


Then I will buy a $0.50 sharpie marker and write "ha" after "yamma"

Everyone will fear the Yammaha!



I also read that after Don sobered up, he beat that guy into a pulp... But then again, I won't spread rumors about Don, because the next step is The Conscience telling us how Don was spotted raping stuffed animals and leading the PETA people on a cow killing rampage. Then StreetLion1 will tell us how Don is a bum, and Don's next opponent, "Kimbette" is the savior of the working class hoodrats.
Southeastpaw
Maybe that is where these pit fight matches should take place. I'm surprised Tank isn't signed up already. Him and Butterbean would be an interesting match.
BigG
Butterbean, Goodrige....Frye vs. Olge? LOL..what a card.
Southeastpaw
Yeah biggeorge. This guy couldn't make it with the UFC, and now he is coming up with basically that same thing as before but with washed up guys. It didn't work for him the first go round, it won't work this time. All the good fighters are going to go to one of the big MMA organizations, not pit fighting. My guess is that he believes the time is right, now since MMA is main stream. This pit fighting just sounds like some glorified toughman contest with guys that can't make it in the big leagues anymore. But maybe I'm wrong.
ElectricTwinkie
I will only be impressed if they fight IN a PIT. So many times I go to these events, and see cages, rings, octagons, triangles, even swiming pools filled with cod... Never a good old fashioned hand-dug pit. Hell, Tank "my skill is pitfighting" Abbott couldn't even describe these pit's he'd fought in. Turns out it was something the early UFC guys made up because it sounded better than Tank "I get drunk and beat people with my hamfists" Abbott.


No Pit?
No Twinkie.
TheWhiteBuffalo
You guys are losing sight of the big picture.

All MMA fans should welcome new organizations, especially ones that within the Buffalo's driving distance.
The exciting aspect of this show is the tournament format! In the early UFC days, it was awesome seeing a man fight and win, only to advance and face other winners on the same night. This is a throwback to the old days. And being that these guys only have one fight minute round, they will be kicking some ass and going for the win.

Sure, some of the guys on the card are past their prime, but the fact is that they can still produce some exciting fights. Watching Frye against Taktarov will be a good fight with some of Oleg's SAMBO action. And it is always a treat to watch "Big Daddy" beat the crap out of the "King of the Four Rounders" in Butterbean.

Not to mention I will get a kick ass "Affiction" style Yamma shirt! Booooooyah!
ElectricTwinkie
QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 29 2008, 02:39 PM) [snapback]380628[/snapback]
You guys are losing sight of the big picture


I think you're missing the "little" picture. In today's world the "MMA craze" is in full swing. Guys like Streetlyon are into it, people are buying Affliction (case in point? see below) and TapOUt gear like it's selling at Old Navy covered in some teen girl's strawberry shortcake.

EVERYONE is jumping on the bandwagon, and as a result, every backwoods, low budget, half-assed promoter is trying to soak up the spot light. It's diluting the talent base, and the more popular this sport gets, the less time and quality is put on in each production because they KNOW goons like you will pay money to see two guys fight in tapiocca pudding in a tub surrounded by tiki torches.

QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 29 2008, 02:39 PM) [snapback]380628[/snapback]
Not to mention I will get a kick ass "Affiction" style Yamma shirt! Booooooyah!


If you can get me a YAMMAMAMAMDabbadoo Tiki torch, I'll paypal you the funds.
TheWhiteBuffalo
This a whole new concept and a new format. No one in their right mind believes that this promotion will equal a Pride or the UFC. However, it can AND might help to rid us of all the scrub organizations like the IFL, King of the Cage, etc.

This guy was one of the brain childs of the original UFC, and I have to believe at the very least he will put on a good show.

I would pay $200 for a ringside seat to see the main events.

And did I mention the Yamma Pit Fighting T-shirts? Boooyah!

ElectricTwinkie
QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 29 2008, 04:06 PM) [snapback]380655[/snapback]
This a whole new concept and a new format. No one in their right mind believes that this promotion will equal a Pride or the UFC. However, it can AND might help to rid us of all the scrub organizations like the IFL, King of the Cage, etc.

This guy was one of the brain childs of the original UFC, and I have to believe at the very least he will put on a good show.


See this is where I have a problem.

When I hear "new concept" I think of a pit filled with pudding surrounded by tiki torches, because honestly... how different can an MMA event be? Virtual MMA? MMA on a stick? MMA suspended on a tightrope 400 feet above the crowd?


QUOTE(TheWhiteBuffalo @ Feb 29 2008, 04:06 PM) [snapback]380655[/snapback]
And did I mention the Yamma Pit Fighting T-shirts? Boooyah!


No. There will be t-shirts? I'm there!
TheWhiteBuffalo
Not only the T-shirts.....

But on the boardwalk they have the guys, The Conscience being one, who pushes these wicker baskets on wheels. They take you from your sweet penthouse on one side of the boardwalk to the other side where you can dine and shop like Kings. I will make The Conscience push me from one end to the other, the whole time I will observe his bloody swollen hands and offensive body odor.

After the ride, I will get out of the wicker basket and deliver him a vicious kick to his pancreas sending him to the boardwalk planks in a crumpled heap! The poor ghetto entrepreneur will never know what hit him! During this whole fiasco I will not even spill one drop of my Tom Collins!

I will make a whole weekend out of this event! Too sweet!

dojotube.com
This is the beginning of a new MMA event with some mystery behind it. I think it is definitely worth 35$ for a ppv event. Who knows it might just become popular and you'll be the first to see it. Just as I remember watching the first UFC and every one thereafter. If the ring is done properly I believe it will be a step above what is offered out there. A new fighting environment will show different concepts and techniques in fighting. It's only $35 and it's not like we have the opportunity that often to see butterbean and Taktarov fight (other than 1 winning fight it's been 10 years since we've seen the sambo expert fight for real and not just in the movies) And the whole tournament concept coming back. If we see enough money thrown at the purses you could see some big names in the future ... like Ricco Rodgriguez fresh off of celebrity rehab! See highlights and interviews on www.dojotube.com and it is definitely worth viewing live on the big screen.
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