CKA: Feb 08, 2007

News and Notes

- PRIDE USA President Ed Fishman has expressed that he is currently doing everything possible to purchase the PRIDE organization. Fishman feels that the only two people in the running for the organization are the UFC and him.

- Strikeforce and EliteXC have reached a deal which will allow them to co-promote cards on Showtime. Showtime will do a joint broadcast in April when Frank Shamrock and Phil Baroni fight in Strikeforce.

- Tito Ortiz will guest star in NUMB3RS Friday, Feb. 16 on CBS.

- Andrei Arlovski is expected to fight on UFC 70 against Jim York. Mirko Filipovic will also be on the card.

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And what did McCarthy glean from the dangerous kickboxer’s performance Saturday night?

“The Octagon is a bigger surface area,” says McCarthy. “I think Mirko was using the same footwork he’s always used and that caused some problems for him when he tried to cut Sanchez off.”

The motivation to improve appears to be there. Before leaving for his 18-hour journey back to his homeland, Filipovic asked McCarthy for a recommendation to import a cage to him there.

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