Maddog Gym To Humes, You Lose To Goyette In May, You Lose The Shot At Fadi In June
Things have been heating up in our crosstown scrap between Maddog gym and professional juggernaut Fight Club Pittsburgh. It was recently released that Philly Chris AKA Chris Humes is scheduled to face off against Joe Goyette next weekend at the Big Bully MMA event in East Liverpool, even though he is already contracted to fight Fadi Shuman in June for the PinnacleFC title.
Some promotions would probably raise issue with this type of decision but here at PinnacleFC, we approach the game with a "fighter first mentality". We aren't going to tell you who or where you can fight (or can't), because just like every other show in this region, we are a small entity and frankly, that shit is wack.
That doesn't mean that Bedo Jones, lead shotcaller for the Maddoggym roughnecks, didn't have his own input on the situation. Jones said flat out, "If Humes loses, we want a knew opponent because a loss in May does us no good in June".
Check out his actual response after the jump:
Big Bully MMA 5/25/2013
Big Bully MMA returns to Steubenville, Ohio May 25th featuring a headline heavyweight fight between undefeated prospect Branko Busick (3-0) taking on fellow undefeated destroyer Curt Lemmon (6-0). Neither man has yet to even hear the judges say anything besides possibly "Stop the fight" and "Well I guess we weren't needed for this one". Busick has yet to fight for more than one minute thus far in any of his first 3 fights.
Also on the card, FCP lightweight "Philly" Chris Mitchell (3-0) will be squaring off against Joe Goyette (7-4) while his teammate Matt Conahan will look to move to 3 and 0 against Bobby Mader(2-1). This is a well matched amateur card and is still coming together. Check out the the early release below:
- Branko Busick 3-0 vs Curt Lemmon 6-0
- Matthew Reilman 5-3 vs Freddie Musgrave, III 5-1
- Chris Humes-Mitchell 3-0 vs Joe Goyette 7-4
- Dustin Bertch 3-1 vs Cortez Phelia 6-4
- Bobby Mader 2-1 vs Matt Conahan 2-0
- Davis Oracio Jr 5-6 vs Alan Hoelzle 5-4
- Zach Forrester 2-3 vs Victor Guarriello 3-5
- Jonathan Ramsey 0-0 vs Joshua Smith 0-0
- Jackson Hendershot 0-0 vs Terry Smith 1-0
- Bontham Hurst 0-0 vs Justin Fife 1-0
- Steve Stocker 1-0 vs Stevie Allen 0-0
- Pat Nary 1-0 vs Joseph Sadaka 1-1
- Desmond Ford 0-0 vs Eric Bledsoe 0-0
Why Ohio MMA Slam Was Almost A Good idea:
Some of you out there might not immediately know what I am referring to when I talk about the short lived Facebook group “Ohio MMA Slam”. So I’ll fill you in, a few weeks ago a Facebook page appeared out of the thin internet air and with it, a venomous but brutally truthful outlet was created. OMS came out fast and hard, hurling accusations of different varieties from outing unqualified gym owners to accusing local promoters of outright theft. They even went as far as to accuse one local gym owner of cheating on his wife, and posted pictures of the accused and a woman who apparently was not his wife… Yeah, that’s some pretty serious shit right there.
Obviously anyone who had the pleasure (or terror) of reading these little posts of death and PR destruction were quick to judge and pass on the newest slam to anyone who was in-the-know enough to listen and comprehend.
Before I continue, I feel like I need to stress this next part: I did not agree with the personal attacks. I only really knew one of the persons they were referring too, so it was impossible for me to know if the rest were justified, but it seemed like they were basing these attacks more from a personal angle than a “help the community by outing those who need outted angle”.
With that said OMS almost nailed it.
Check out the rest after the jump:
PinnacleFC returns to the Iceoplex June 29th and this time we have a killer card ready to roll with some of the biggest fights of the year. In our main event Donny "Eagle Eye" Walker (14-9) will try and derail the seemingly unstoppable train that is the Pride of Bloomfield, Mark Cherico (4-0). Mark Cherico has walked through every opponent we've been able to come up with so this we went an picked up a former UFC and Bellator veteran in Walker.
We also have a cross town street fight schedule as Maddog gym's top two prospects square off against Fight Club Pittsburgh's mercenaries in a winner take all showdown. Francis Healy (1-0) will look to pick up his second win as a professional in what is arguably his toughest fight to date against Khama "The DeathStar" Worthy and "Prince" Fadi Shuman (4-0) will take on Chris Mitchell (3-0) AKA "Philly Chris" for our first lightweight amateur title.
You can reserve your tickets here, while supplies last. Check out the tentative card after the jump:
For the Fighter who wants to hoist the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE!
(That’s Joel on the far right)
Scott Umberger is one of the top physical preparation coaches in the state, arguably the country and is a friend of mine who trains some of the best fighters in our area. He recently attended a seminar in Richmond, Virginia geared towards sports science and human performance and is kind enough, and cool enough to share it. This piece focuses around the creator of 8weeksout.com Joel Jamieson and his work with some of the UFC's finest athletes. Do yourself a favor and check it out below:
Umberger Performance: A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend a seminar in Richmond, Virginia in which some of the some of the best minds in sports science and human performance presented. I’m not exaggerating. Natalia Verkhoshansky, who is the PhD daughter of one of the greatest sports scientists that has ever lived, Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky, presented. Dr. Yuri V is actually the creator of plyometrics. Yes, plyometrics. And I’m not talking about the “jumping” that you’ve done in gym class, training for a sport, Crossfit, or watching some useless P90X or Insanity video. Real plyometrics should be reserved for elite athletes.
Some other highlights were world renowned track/sprint coach Henk Kraaijenhof, who has trained several Olympic Medal Winners and world champions. Dr. Richmond Kalinski of Kent State, who is a former Sports Scientist from the Soviet Union, also presented, and is the one of the top hormone experts in the world.
Check out the rest after the break
Wes Hanson Kickboxing Debut: Full Fight
Charleston West Virginia's "Wild Wild" Wes Hanson (7-1) made his kickboxing debut a few days ago and walked away with a first round TKO. Wes has been off the radar since suffering his first loss at the hands of Pittsburgh product Dom Mazzotta (1-0) last year. I am expecting big things from Hanson in the professional circuit and hopefully we can get him to make the trek to Pittsburgh this fall.
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