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K-1 Is Back...For Now

Well…well…K-1 Rising is set for Madrid…May 27th. K-1 org has supposedly been revamped…or sold. It’s being backed by European investors…and based out of Hong Kong from what I’ve read from various sources. Anyways…It’s Showtime fighters are now under contract to appear in the “new” K-1 Global events.

http://www.muaythaiauthority.com/2012/04/full-fight-card-for-k-1-rising.html

fantastic!

Wonder if Overeem will jump on this opportunity with his recent debacle in the UFC

[quote]tonypluto wrote:
Wonder if Overeem will jump on this opportunity with his recent debacle in the UFC[/quote]

Good question…I doubt it though. You know how it goes with fighters under contract with Zuffa.

wonder how its gonna work seems the old regime didnt pay alot of fighters from their last events. not sure how many guys are gonna wanna jump on that ship again.

With that said K-1 events are awesome. Introduced me to the world of kickboxing and guys like Aerts and Le Banner. Those guys got me more interested in stand up fights than MMA fast.

I doubt Overreem fights in k-1 again. UFC doesnt let their guys compete in other fighting orgs very often. So I doubt we see him there unless he gets released.

Well when Dana was asked about Overreem’s future he was very positive about it…so if his contract does get rescinded, My gues K-1 is where you’ll find him.

[quote]punchedbear wrote:
wonder how its gonna work seems the old regime didnt pay alot of fighters from their last events. not sure how many guys are gonna wanna jump on that ship again.
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That was my first thoughts…I wonder if It’s Showtime is helping fit bill for some of this.

Hell yeah…K-1 has always been my first love…lol. Will be cool to see Badr Hari…and hopefully some decent “young guns” step up. Also excited about K-1 GP coming back to U.S. Might finally get to attend an event.

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:

[quote]punchedbear wrote:
wonder how its gonna work seems the old regime didnt pay alot of fighters from their last events. not sure how many guys are gonna wanna jump on that ship again.
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That was my first thoughts…I wonder if It’s Showtime is helping fit bill for some of this.

Hell yeah…K-1 has always been my first love…lol. Will be cool to see Badr Hari…and hopefully some decent “young guns” step up. Also excited about K-1 GP coming back to U.S. Might finally get to attend an event.
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I would love to see Ghita fight. His leg kicks on tv sound so brutal to hear and see it in person would be awesome.

I never really liked Hari I guess I cant look past his bs. Amazing fighter not so great of a guy.

Hari - Silva is scheduled for K1 Rising. Can I get a hell yeah?

Cro Cop is in. As is Gago Drago and Su Hwan Lee. Looks like they pulled in enough talent to make this a good card.

I would love it if Bonjasky would come back, but AFAIK he’s more or less retired.

I hope this is what CroCop needs to be taken seriously again.
I keep getting excited to watch him fight in the UFC
and he gets he keeps losing miserably.
He’s not too old or out of shape
but just seems unable to adapt to MMA in the USA as well as he did in Pride.
The CroCop I grew up with was an epic fighter Straight out of Mortal Kombat.
K-1 should give him a chance to shine again.

[quote]devildog_jim wrote:
Gago Drago
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I love this guy. Always an exciting fight as he always goes forward. Not to good for the record but makes it interesting.

Also will always remember Michael Schievello saying everytime he sees Drago their is an idiot in Armenia missing its idiot.

[quote]devildog_jim wrote:

I would love it if Bonjasky would come back, but AFAIK he’s more or less retired.[/quote]

Thank God for his retirement and ridding us of his cry baby tactics

[quote]humble wrote:

[quote]devildog_jim wrote:

I would love it if Bonjasky would come back, but AFAIK he’s more or less retired.[/quote]

Thank God for his retirement and ridding us of his cry baby tactics
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He wasn’t always that way, IIRC 2003-2004 he was a fairly exciting fighter to watch.

LIVE STREAM…fights been going for about an hour or so

thanks big boss missed the first fight i think but seeing the English kid right now.

[quote]punchedbear wrote:
thanks big boss missed the first fight i think but seeing the English kid right now. [/quote]

I was impressed by that kid…moves really well…nice combos with the hands.

He has was very good. sadly it was the only fight i got to see as i didnt have time. I will search youtube for them when I get a chance.