Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jon Jones Stops a Thief Hours Before His UFC 128 Fight

Ok this is pretty awesome.  Basically a few hours before his TITLE FIGHT at UFC 128, Jon Jones went to a park to meditate and he saw someone steal something from a car and took off.  So Jones and his trainers chased after the guy, caught him, and held him down until the police arrived.

Full Story:
NEWARK, N.J. -- Jon Jones has a specific fight day ritual. He likes to visit a spot with some natural beauty to feel the energy of nature. It's supposed to be a peaceful time, a way to collect his own power and find his focus.

On Saturday afternoon, his peaceful spot turned to chaos. Jones found himself in the middle of a robbery, and along with coachesGreg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, helped apprehend a thief

Jones said he and his coaches were just getting dropped off at a park in the nearby city of Paterson when his co-manager Glenn Robinson warned them that the area was known for its crime. The trio shrugged it off and was no sooner out of the car when they heard screaming. Before Jones even realized what was happening, Jackson and Winkeljohn took off after the perp, who had allegedly smashed a windshield and stolen a GPS unit. Jones, who ironically had the career ambition of becoming a police officer before turning to MMA, quickly followed them.

"I got these gazelle legs, and I'm running, and next thing you know, I catch up to my coaches," he said. "I said, 'What do we do? We going to catch this guy?'"

Jones said it was then he "put the jets on" and sprinted past his coaches.

"The guy looks back, he sees me," Jones said. "You know I'm 6-foot-4, and I said, 'You know I'm going to catch you, right?'"

The thief tripped over his own feet and as he tried to regain his footing, Jones kicked his ankle out, figure-foured his legs and helped hold him until the police came for the easy collar.

Jones said it was then that one of the cops realized who he was.

"The policeman said, 'What? What are you doing here? Aren't you fighting tonight?'" Jones said.

Jones then returned back to the woman who had screamed for help, and she thanked him and told him God would be with him as he fought.

O yeah, Jon Jones also dominated Shogun to win the belt.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Pie Reunion Planned

Im not sure if this is a good or bad thing.  I guess we will just have to wait to see how it turns out.

Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy will reportedly reprise their roles from the original American Pietrilogy for another feature film installment in the comedy franchise. 

American Pie became a direct-to-DVD cash cow for Universal after the original trilogy ended with 2003's American Wedding. This new film, which TheWrap claims will go before cameras May 24, will mark the franchise's return to the big screen. 

TheWrap says "Universal in negotiations with Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge. The studio is hoping to bring back most of the original cast." 

Harold & Kumar veterans Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg wrote the script for American Pie 4 and will also direct.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Zuffa and UFC Purchase Strikeforce

I dont know how many of you are MMA fans, but this is a pretty big deal.  As of right now Strikeforce is going to remain separate and continue to go about what they have been doing, but it probably wont be like this for long.  Strikeforce has a deal with Showtime that is going to end in two years.  After their deal is done Strikeforce will probably merge together with the UFC.  Its kinda similar to how Zuffa bought the WEC.  At first they tried to keep WEC separate, but after a little while the WEC's LHW, MW, and WW divisions folded into the UFC, and a couple years after that all of the WEC merge into the UFC.  After Strikeforce deal with Showtime is up, I expect to see them merge with the UFC.

Here a full article with more detail:

In a move that will change the mixed martial arts industry forever, Zuffa, parent company of the UFC, has purchased Strikeforce.
The deal was announced by UFC President Dana White in an interview with on Saturday.
“It’s literally official right now,” White said in the interview about purchasing the San Jose, Calif. based promotion. “We literally just closed the deal.” had been told by sources a couple weeks ago that  Zuffa was talking to their partners in Abu Dhabi at Flash Entertainment about funding to purchase Strikeforce. Flash owns a percentage of Zuffa, and the deal was likely marked by a financial undertow from both Zuffa and their partners in the Middle East.
Zuffa has made a move similar to this before when they purchased Pride Fighting Championships in Japan and also buying World Extreme Cagefighting a few years ago.
This move, however, may end up proving to be the biggest deal of them all, as Zuffa has now purchased the only other major MMA promotion in North America, and by far their biggest competitor.
White says the deal just came together recently, but emphasized the point that the UFC and Strikeforce will continue to run as separate entities.
“Let’s face the facts, Strikeforce is a brand that fans have come to like, that they do have a following, people enjoy the fights that they are putting on,” White stated.
In the deal, Zuffa will be the owner of the Strikeforce brand and library of fights, but the contracts of all fighters remain under the Strikeforce name and they will continue to operate “business as usual.”
White also confirmed that Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker will remain with the company in the same role as before. He will lead the promotion and have free reign to handle all fighter contracts and continue signing new deals with fighters as well.
Fighters will continue to fight under the Strikeforce banner, including Fedor Emelianenko, whose management company M-1 Global has had a volatile relationship with White and Zuffa for years. White maintains that Emelianenko will remain in Strikeforce, and they will honor all previous deals.
White stated that fighters such as Paul Daley and Josh Barnett will remain with Strikeforce and they will fulfill those contracts, but did point out that Daley will still never fight in the UFC again. What that means for his future beyond his current contract remains to be seen.
The women’s division in Strikeforce will also remain status quo according to the UFC president. He stated time and time again that everything running in the MMA promotion remains business as usual.
Strikeforce remains in a contract with Showtime for approximately two more years. White says that his partners at Zuffa will deal with them for any issues, as he has never held his tongue when talking about the cable company.
Strikeforce employees will remain “for now,” according to White, but Zuffa will lend a hand wherever help is needed, including any behind the scenes issues and production.
The deal is a landmark change in MMA as Zuffa now owns the biggest conglomerate in the fighting world. While White stated “business as usual” several times in his interview, the business of MMA is now changed forever.

And here is a video interview with Dana White about it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Black Ops the Best-Selling Game in U.S. History

It only took four months, but Call of Duty: Black Ops has already taken the top spot as the best-selling game in U.S. history.

Since its release in November, Black Ops sold 13.7 million units in the U.S. combined across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS, according to retail tracking firm NPD.

Below is the latest, best-selling list of video games in the U.S. to date as provided by NPD:
1.Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Wii Play W/ Remote
3. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
5. Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
6. Mario Kart w/Wheel
7. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8. New Super Mario Bros DS
9. Wii Fit
10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 
Note: NPD has only begun tracking video games sales since the late 90s. NPD does not track digital game sales.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Old Spice Commercial Behind The Scenes

This is pretty cool.  If you ever wanted to know what it looked like when they filmed these here it is.
Actual Commercial 
Behind The Scenes

Friday, March 4, 2011

UFC On Versus 3 Gifs

Sanchez vs Kampmann
Bowles vs Page
Roller vs Tavares

Like last time this page might take a while to load but if you wanna see the whole set

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

L.A. Noire Gameplay

A little while ago a made a post about L.A. Noire posting the trailer and pics from the game.  Well here is a vid of some game play that passed by me but im posting it now and it looks pretty awesome.

Here is some info about the interrogation aspect of the game.
Each interrogation in L.A. Noire features the same set-up, whether it's a person of interest or a potential witness. You pick from a list of possible questions, listen to the answer (watching your subject the entire time), and then decide if they're telling the truth, holding something back, or flat out lying. The interface lacks an imagination -- a matter-of-fact list hovering in the top left corner of the screen -- but the results are pretty spectacular. Catch someone in a lie and there's an instant sense of satisfaction you rarely get in video game conversations. 

The trick is figuring out who to believe. If you haven't been following L.A. Noire, it uses a slick new MotionScan technology that renders an actor's face to perfection. Every furrowed brow, quivering lip, and shifting set of eyes is replayed during conversations, making for true performances on screen. That also means you aren't reading some animator's guess at how someone would act if lying -- you get a trained actor's interpretation of a character. If you've ever watched an episode of Law & Order and tried to figure out who was trying to pull the wool over Sam Waterston's eyes, it's pretty much the same feeling in L.A. Noire.