This Week’s Probables – Horodecki, Patry & The Weekend That Was

A look at a big week to come at The Park:

* The International Fight League’s Chris Horodecki will stop to discuss his upcoming fight against Shad Lierley at the IFL GP Finals on 12/29.

* TKO President, Stephane Patry, will break down this Friday’s TKO 31: Young Guns from Montreal, Quebec. We’ll also look back at the history of Canada’s top MMA promotion.

* Larz from No Mas Online will recount the annihilation that was Mayweather-Hatton and explain just how he knew the fight would end with a TKO in 10th.

* FightLinker.com‘s Ryan Harkness will look back on The Ultimate Fighter Finale and explain why he was so confident Clay Guida would defeat Roger Huerta (what a fight!). Perhaps a little too confident.

* We’ll look back at the history of Ring of Honor with PulseWrestling.com‘s ROH Savant – Aaron Glazer.

* HDNet Fights’ Tristan Yunker will preview his upcoming fight against Pete Spratt and what he needs to do to defeat the MMA veteran.

* Speaking of HDNet Fights, I’ll be making the trip to Dallas later this week to cover their upcoming show so if anyone will be out there be sure to say hello (more on this later in the week).

That’s it for now but, trust me, but we expect many more guests from the combat sports world to stop so keep grab a permanent seat at the Coliseum of Combat Sports.

This Week’s Probables: GSP, DDP, KenFlo and More!

A look at who will be stopping by The Park this week:

* You knew it was just a matter of time before the Pride of Montreal, Georges St. Pierre, graced us with his presence. Well, the time has come and GSP will stop by to preview his upcoming fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 79.

* Professional wrestling legend Diamond Dallas Page will discuss life outside the ring and reflect on his career.

* IFL head honcho Jay Larkin will talk about the latest IFL news and the 12/29 Grand Prix Finals.

* One of the top stars in the UFC’s Lightweight division, Kenny Florian (kicking above), will break down what he’s been up to lately and who’s next on his fighting wish list.

* We’ll talk to Ring of Honor’s Brent Albright about his bright young career and his goals for 2008.

* The Ultimate Fighter’s most notorious cast-member, Gabe Ruediger, will talk about his experience on the show and, most importantly, what he has learned from it all.

* Speaking of The Ultimate Fighter, TUF 6’s Richie Hightower will recount his time on the show and talk about his bout against Troy Mandaloniz at the 12/8 Finale.

* Another chapter in the ongoing “The Battle of The Blogs” will be written as Sam Caplan will respond to Ryan Harkness’ comments from our interview last week.

* MMA star Yves Edwards will preview his upcoming appearance for HDNet Fights (Edwards was supposed to come to The Park last week but had to postpone).

* Our Sweet Scientist, Larz from No Mas Online, will break down all things Mayweather-Hatton as we approach the big showdown next Saturday.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, my friends. We’re also working on some pretty big appearances for the coming week so grab a permanent sit here and tell all your friends about what’s going down at JarryPark.com!

This Week’s Probables

A look at who will be stopping by Jarry Park later this week…

* Former TUF 2 alum and current Strikeforce fighter, Jason Von Flue, will discuss his MMA career.

* Current WBA Light Middleweight champion, Joachim Alcine (left), will break down his upcoming title defense against Alfonso Mosquera.

* Current cast member on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz, will talk about his experience on the show and his thoughts on Matt Serra not cornering him.

* Former ECW, TNA and WWE wrestler, Kid Kash, will let us know if he is in fact returning to TNA or taking his career elsewhere.

* Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champ, Bobby Southworth, will discuss his latest fight against Anthony Ruiz and when he is looking to step back into the cage.

* Legendary pro wrestler, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, will take a trip down memory lane when he looks back at his decorated career.

* The UFC’s version of Harold Lederman, Eddie Bravo, will break down all things UFC and MMA with us.
All that and so much more including press conferences by Ricky Hatton, Floyd Mayweather and Booker T. It’s certainly going to be a great week at The Park.

Got a question for any of these guests? Drop us a line in the comments section and we will be sure to ask them. In the meantime, download all our great interviews via iTunes or Odeo by clicking on the links at the top right of the page.

This Week’s Probables

A look at the week to come at Jarry Park…

– We teased this last week and for a while things looked bleak but, yes, legendary boxing trainer, Manny Steward, will join us to clear the air on his departure from Team Taylor. This one should be interesting.

– Bloodyelbow.com Editor-in-Chief, Luke Thomas, will stop by to break down UFC 78, where the main fighters go from here and Dana White’s announcement that Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will defend his title against Dan Henderson in March. (I wonder if that fight will be billed as a unification bout or has Pride officially been erased for good?)

– Ring of Honor star, Larry Sweeney, will grace us with his Sweet ‘n Sour presence to discuss life on the Indy wrestling scene and if he has any aspirations of becoming the next ROH star to defect to WWE or TNA.

– Oscar De La Hoya will join Team Mayweather (Roger Mayweather & Leonard Ellerbe) and Team Hatton (Billy Graham & Kerry Kayes) on a conference call to hype Mayweather vs. Hatton on 12/8 and The Park will be there to cover it.

– MMA superagent, Ken Pavia, will talk about how he got into the fight game, his growing list of clients and whether Sean Salmon (a client of his) should ever fight again. (Salmon suffered an apparent seizure following a knockout by Yuki Sasaki at the Strikeforce show on Friday but appears to be fine.)

– A lot more is in the works but that’s all I want to announce for now…cool?

Finally, I am very excited to report that I will be a guest on the Fight Network radio program on Sirius Channel 186 this Thursday at approximately 3:10 p.m. EST. This is a tremendous honor for me as I am a huge admirer of all things Fight Network (including the great Live Audio Wrestling show). Truth be told, absolutely no one covers the combat sports world like they do and I can’t think of any better way of spending Thanksgiving than with Mauro Ranallo and John Pollock.

This Week’s Probables

img_4926-koke-vs-kleinbek.jpgA look at the week to come at Jarry Park.

  • Our sweet scientist, Larz from No Mas Online, will join us to discuss the Cotto-Mosley fight and what lies ahead for both fighters.
  • We’ll be covering the UFC 78 press conference (not to mention attending the show next Saturday) and will have a full report on all matters discussed.
  • Speaking of UFC 78, bloodyelbow.com‘s Luke Thomas, will stop by to preview the UFC’s first foray into the Northeast since UFC 55 in October 2005.
  • One of TNA Wrestling’s true rising stars, Alex Shelley, will make an appearance to discuss the Motor City Machine Guns, the TNA: Genesis PPV and his rise up the TNA ladder.
  • Unless you are a Ring of Honor wrestling fan you probably haven’t heard of Claudio Castagnoli but that will change when we talk to the Swiss-born star on life as an Indy wrestler and what to expect from one of the brightest young stars in the business come 2008.
  • As always, we’ll chat with this week’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra loser on his quarterfinal fight and life as a TUF cast member.
  • El Guapo, Bas Rutten, will grace us with his presence again to discuss Kimbo Slice’s Elite XC debut and the finals of the IFL World Grand Prix.
  • Expect many more guests on JarryPark.com – The Coliseum of Combat Sports Interviews!

This Week’s Probables

Here’s what’s in store for us at jarrypark.com this week. We’re working on much more but this is what we can confirm, thus far:

  • MMA journalist, Sam Caplan, he of fiveouncesofpain.com, cbssportsline.com and proelite.com, will stop by to break down this Saturday’s Elite XC: Renegade event. Should be interesting to hear his thoughts on Nick Diaz vs. KJ Noons, the future of Jake Shields in Elite XC and Kimbo Slice’s debut on the national stage.
  • Speaking Jake Shields (who can be seen choking out Ido Pariente to your right), we’ll sit down with the Welterweight fighter to discuss his upcoming fight against Mike Pyle, his status with Elite XC and whether he is still interested in signing with the UFC.
  • Fresh off a huge weekend in the Northeast, Ring of Honor owner, Cary Silkin, will update us on the state of ROH, how the world of pay-per-view has treated them and what the future holds for everyone’s favorite independent wrestling promotion.
  • Jeff Thaler of whaledog.com and Zach Arnold of fightopinion.com will invite ME onto their daily podcast to interview THEM. Pretty cool, eh? We’ll talk all things MMA and look back at the best and worst of 2007.
  • Former WWE and WCW star, Shawn Stasiak, will talk about his career after wrestling and a new documentary released on his life entitled “Shawn Stasiak: Determined.”
  • I’ll be hanging out at all the Mosley-Cotto press conferences this week (it’s so nice to have a big fight in your backyard) so expect some great audio previewing on the most anticipated fights of the year.

Also, we’ll be sure to hear from several IFL World Grand Prix winners, the fallout of Calzaghe-Kessler and all the news leading up to TNA: Genesis.

If you’ve never heard of Kimbo Slice you might want to watch the video below:

This Week’s Probables

At the start of every week we’ll let you know what we’re working on and which interviews you can expect to hear on jarrypark.com. Below is a list of interviewees we have already confirmed. Something tells me this is going to be a great week.

  • IFL fighter, member of the Toronto Dragons and fellow Montrealer, Middleweight Brent Beauparlant (6-4-0) will be stopping by to talk about his final week of training before his IFL Grand Prix showdown against the very dangerous Benji Radach.
  • Two-time TNA Heavyweight champion, nine-time WWE tag-team champion and three-time WWE Intercontinental champion, Christian Cage, will discuss his current run in TNA and his new movie “Dark Rising.”
  • Fightopinion.com’s Zach Arnold will help break down all things MMA. Some of the topics we will be covering are: the Dana White vs. Randy Couture feud, the IFL Grand Prix, the upcoming Elite XC:Renegade card and any other MMA news that is sure to break in the next few days.
  • Our boxing savante, Larz from No Mas, will preview this week’s best of boxing when we discuss Friday’s Heavyweight clash between Eddie Chambers and Calvin Brock, the Super Middleweight unification bout between Joe Calzaghe and Mikel Kessler and the WBC Super Featherweight title fight between Juan Manuel Marquez (c) and Rocky Juarez.
  • Bryan Alvarez, the editor of Figure Four Weekly, one of the best wrestling/MMA newsletters in all the land, will wax poetic on the state of WWE and TNA and where both promotions are headed.
  • TNA Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle, will add a new entry to the “Angle Diaries,” when he announces the top ten best matches of his illustrious career. It might be impossible to choose only ten but we’ll give it a shot.

And that, my friends, is just the tip of the iceberg. Seriously, we have tons more interviews lined up but since they are not 100% confirmed we don’t want to announce them just yet. If you want to hear us discuss a specific topic or talk to a certain fighter drop us a line and we’ll make it happen. Have a great week…