Dana White’s continued attempts to draw attention to himself and away from other MMA Promoters has become legendary. Word has it he's become paranoid about all these wannabe Promoters going after his and his alone MMA kingdom. Case in point, Epic Fighting’s CEO Jason Stewart of San Diego will be showcasing his 16th MMA show on Friday evening at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in San Diego. The local fight card has some outstanding match-ups.
With Stewart’s patronage getting more and more substantial both in size and dollar amount, White would like to put a stop to his or anyone else’s growing success. Like David Letterman of Late Show with David Letterman, all White had to do was snap his fingers and his crack staff is busy devising a gimmick to get MMA patrons back to thinking Ultimate Fighting Championships rather than Epic Fighting.
Here’s what we learned about White’s attempts to squash the competition.
White’s PR Director: “Dana, how about if we announce after every bout that this Epic Fighting 16 airs and the fighters goes the distance, we drown a kitten. It’s conceivable that after 16 bouts, we could end up drowning 16 kittens. Sure “Epic Fighting,” would be remembered but remembered for all the wrong reasons.”
White: “Nice, but I’ve got an even better idea. How about if we get a video crew to tape a doctor operating on my ear. Our fans like blood. I’ll go under the knife. Show how virile I am. Make it as gory, as gruesome as possible. Then we air it every time someone searches for Epic Fighting 16. ”
PR Director: “You got it, Boss.”
Attached is the ghastly video White produced to start airing on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in an attempt to distract Epic Fighting fans.
When informed of White’s earlier plan to drown the kittens, Stewart immediately called his matchmaker Heather Hyatt to cancel the show. After learning the fickle Mr. White was going with his second course of action (the ghastly ear operation), the Epic Fighting 16 show was back on but instead of 16 bouts, Hyatt scheduled 15 hoping to save at least one kitten.
Some of the standout fighters scheduled to perform on Friday night: Martin Georges from Team Quest San Jacinto is in a rematch with the highly talented David Judd, who fights for his church’s team, Team Right Cross. In their last fight, the bout ended in a draw. The winner of this match will fight the current 155 lb. champion Andrew Lagdaan from So Cal Martial Arts Center.
Also, at 145 pounds, Eric Wilson, who trains between The Boxing Club and Victory MMA, is planning to keep his unbeaten streak alive by defeating the always tough Ruben Covarrubias from Team Quest San Jacinto.
Matthew Spencer, who fights independently and has been knocking off all opponents, is set to face Ben Fanjoy from The Arena MMA. Fanjoy has similar plans and wants to become the first 170 Champion in Epic Fighting history.
The complete fight card is available on line at: http://www.sportofboxing.com/dana-whites-curious-scheme-to-ruin-epic-fig...
Tickets are available now at www.EpicFighting.com with a limited amount available at the Four Points By Sheraton gift shop (8110 Aero Drive, SD, 92123). This event can be viewed live at www.EpicFighting.com for only $10. The cost of a Dana White UFC event on Pay-Per-View is $54.95 and considerably more in person.
Day of show Epic Fighting 16 ticket prices:
General Admission: $30 Limited seating (first come first serve).
Preferred Seating: $50 (Recommended): Seating available closer to the cage.
VIP: $90 seats are at a table closest to the cage. 10 people per table.
Kids Tickets: $20 (13 and under) available online, good for General Admission only.
When: Friday, January 25, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (fights start at 7 p.m.)
Where: Four Points By Sheraton Sheraton 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
The Friday, January 25, 2013, Epic 16 Weigh-ins are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Where: Four Points By Sheraton 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
All ages, Open to the Public!
Snap your own photos of the fighters!
Take Photos with 4 Foot Tall Fighter of the Night Trophy!
Take photos with your favorite Epic Fighters!
Discount on Ring Card Girl Calendars
Half off Epic Fighting Kids Tickets!
Plenty of raffles and door prizes
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