COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA
X MARKS THE SPOT
X Games RallyCross Champion and Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan defeated X Games BMX Champion Dave Mirra in an MMA charity event at EllisMania 7. A judges’ draw after three rounds of action forced a winner-take-all fourth round, where Deegan eked out the decision victory.
Actor, television host, and former professional mixed martial artist Jason Chambers has recently launched Apex Sports Agency, a top-tier sports marketing, entertainment and media agency. Apex promises to bring numerous unique talents to the table, including building and securing brands for its clients and acquiring and managing sponsorships.
Most notably, Apex has recently signed Olympic gold medalist and former WWE Champ Kurt Angle and UFC newcomer Matt Lucas. On the web:
Former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner has one victory in his last six fights. Varner recently dropped a unanimous decision at Titan FC 20 to unheralded Dakota Cochrane, who stepped into the cage on three days’ notice.
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
The fight between Alexis Vila and Joe Warren in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament was the first MMA match to pit two World Champion wrestlers against each other. Vila won the 1993 and 1994 Freestyle World Championship while Warren won the 2006 Greco-Roman World Championship.
FRYE THE BACON
MMA legend Don Frye has two pet pigs—Grunt and Queenie.