News and Notes
- Last night PRIDE veteran Antonio “Nino” Schembri fought for the first time in nearly two years when he defeated Amir Rahnavardi by submission (triangle armbar) at MMAC: The Revolution.
- It looking like Josh Koscheck and Georges St. Pierre will meet at UFC 74 which is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Well as of now, it looking like Kos is set to be fighting in AUG at UFC 74 and it’s looking like we will be taking on Georges St. Pierre. We have the contract and will be sending it back this week to the UFC! more updates to come in the next couple of days!
- Oscar De La Hoya has sold his California retreat and training facility toTito Ortiz for $2.1 million.
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De La Hoya selling to Tito Ortiz: Boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who lost a much-anticipated bout Saturday night, has sold his California retreat and training facility to ‘‘ultimate fighter’’ Tito Ortiz for $2.1 million.
The gated property of just over an acre is in Big Bear Lake, a resort community in the San Bernardino National Forest, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. It has a main house, a three-bedroom guest house and a four-car garage that De La Hoya used as a gym. De La Hoya began training in Big Bear Lake in the early 1990s and bought the vacant land a few years later for about $220,000. He now lives and trains in Puerto Rico and listed the property last year for just under $2.5 million.
Ortiz, 32, is Ultimate Fighting Championship’s former light heavyweight champion. The UFC league allows kicking, grappling and other moves not allowed in traditional boxing.
Ortiz, who says he has trained in Big Bear Lake for the past seven years because of its seclusion and 7,000-foot altitude, says De La Hoya’s involvement with the property was a bonus.