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Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:32 am
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Carlos Condit:“Either your going to kick my ass..

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Carlos Condit Pre UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Interview with MMA2DAY Show

February 2, 2012Penny Buffington - PennyJoMMA

MMA2DAY Show Interview with Carlos Condit.
 
UFC 143: Interim Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit Saturday, February 4, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada live on pay-per-view.
 
Some Highlights from the Interview:
 
“Either your going to kick my ass or I am going to kick your ass.”
 
“He is well rounded so to have a one dimensional game plan would be a mistake. He has got great Jui Jitsu so taking him down is dangerous, great stand-up, so keeping the fight standing is dangerous.”
 
“You have to promote the fight, you have to promote yourself. You have to look at this as a business. This is a job. This is what pays the bills so you have got to do what you have got to do to promote yourself.
 
“On the other hand: I am not going to compromise myself and try to be something I am not just to sell fights.”
 
Concerning GSP: “You know he is pretty secure as far as his career, as far as his legacy and financially I would imagine. But other fighters they are really living fight to fight, you know, that’s what’s paying the bills. So, sometimes you have got to overlook an injury and put it in the back of your mind and hope that it doesn’t become a bigger problem.”
 
“It’s a tough way to make a living whether you are kind of on the bottom of the pay scale or toward the middle or even on the high end. As the sport grows I think the pay is going to grow.”
 
“It’s tough. There’s a lot of guys who have talent and allot of potential but stuff happens they get injured. Can’t do a fight; you cant pay the bills, and end up doing something else, and having to kind of give up on their dream. You know for everyone successful in the UFC their is probably 20 or 30 guys that get washed out and wasn’t able to do what they wanted with their lives as far as pursuing a career in MMA.”



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Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:29 pm
Edited on: April 7, 2011 12:45 pm
 

JEN WENK INKS DEAL TO REPRESENT AUTHENTIC SPORT

JEN WENK INKS DEAL TO REPRESENT AUTHENTIC SPORTS MANAGEMENT

AND ITS ELITE GROUP OF FIGHTERS, INCLUDING UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION JON “BONES” JONES AND RASHAD “SUGA” EVANS Las Vegas, NV – Jen Wenk, long-time public relations director for the UFC®, today announced that her public relations firm, StarPR<sup>™</sup> Las Vegas, has signed an agreement with Authentic Sports Management (ASM) to represent the firm and its elite group of fighters, including Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad “Suga” Evans, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Kenny Florian, Carlos Condit and Alan Belcher, among others. 



 
“I am honored to have worked for the UFC and with owners and visionaries Lorenzo J. Fertitta and Dana White for the last six years,” said Jen Wenk, President, StarPR Las Vegas.  “I only hope to continue my good public relations work in representing this dynamic new management company and many of the organization’s top fighters, including the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, former UFC champion Rashad Evans and more. “


 
 “The Authentic Sports Management team is thrilled to work with Jen Wenk, as her PR accomplishments at the UFC are unmatched,” said Glenn Robinson, Partner, Authentic Sports Management. Jen will now play a lead role in the media and publicity initiatives for Authentic Sports Management and our premier group of fighters.” Added ASM’s Malki Kawa, “After working with Jen on numerous MMA media projects and PR opportunities for the fighters we represent, there was no second thought about adding her to the ASM team. This probably will be one of the smartest moves of my career.”


 
“It’s a pleasure and an honor to have Jen Wenk, one of the best in the business, now on my team,” said Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. 


UFC veteran and former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad “Suga” Evans commented, “I have known Jen Wenk for over five years and have always been impressed with her skill as a top PR professional, and in how she supports both the sport and the fighters. What a great move by ASM to bring on such an MMA pro.”

 
 StarPR Las Vegas (www.starprlasvegas.com), founded by Jen Wenk, was the long-time public relations director for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. After six years of record accomplishments in PR with the fastest growing sport in the world, and ten years of practicing public relations in New York, she started her own firm in Las Vegas. StarPR specializes in developing and executing public relations plans and generating national and local media exposure, publicity and special events.   Jen Wenk earned a Bachelors Degree in English and History from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked sixteen years in public relations for the Executive Chamber of New York, Governor George S. Pataki, CBS Corp., and the UFC.


 
About Authentic Sports Management – www.AuthenticSportsMgmt.comFounded in late 2010, and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed as athletes, while developing foundations, creating positive legacies and building a personal brand that will carry them far beyond their chosen sport. ASM, with General Counsel Neal Tabachnick, and senior partners Glenn Robinson, Malki Kawa and Jon Rubinstein, primarily represent and support top Mixed Martial Arts fighters.

Info provided by: http://www.pennyjomma.com/ Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @ http://www.pennyjomma.com/
Posted on: October 14, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: October 14, 2010 11:44 am
 

UFC 120 - Bisping: “I couldn’t care less....

UFC 120 - Bisping: “I couldn’t care less who he trains with.”

Written by Penny Buffington

UFC 120: BISPING vs. AKIYAMA event is taking place Saturday, October 16.  live from the O2 Arena in London, England airing free on Spike TV.

The UFC 120 media conference gave Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY and other members of the media insight to the thoughts of the main event and co main event fighters from this event.

In attendance: the 2 middleweight fighters from the main event, Michael Bisbing vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama and the co main event, welterweights Carlos Condit vs. Dan Hardy.

 Despite the fact Michael Bisping was voted "Coolest Man in the UK" by readers of Zoo magazine and numerous articles describing him as hugely popular in the UK he humbly describes his life in England.

 He said “I live in a small town in the northwest of England, and I live with the same, you know, the same friends and family that I’ve grown up with my entire life. So, to be honest, nothing’s changed. You know, when I do venture out into cities and whatnot, yes, people do know who I am, I suppose. But, ultimately, I’m the same guy. I still live in the same place, the same small town, so not a lot’s changed. And because I still live there I’m able to train and just continue with my regular lifestyle.”

Michael "The Count" Bisping, 19 - 3 – 0, trains at The Wolfslair MMA Academy in Widnes, United Kingdom.

Yoshihiro "Sexyama" Akiyama, 13 - 2 – 0, is training out of Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Akiyama revealed he feels like he has a better takedown than Michael Bisping does.

Through his interrupter he elaborated that the confidence comes from training at Jackson’s, “He was able to learn the intricate skills of the takedowns, as well as better striking for MMA. And, most of all, he was able to learn how to deliver a good three rounds of fight in the cage.”

Bisping was apparently unimpressed, “In terms of preparation, it doesn’t change anything. With respect, I couldn’t care less who he trains with. He can train with anyone. What I’m focusing on these days is what I do, focusing on my training. And he can worry about what I’m bringing to the table. And so, you know, as I said, my training’s going fantastic. I feel in great shape. I’ve improved all my areas.”

 

Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy, 23 - 7 – 0, is associated with Team Rough Houselocated in Sneinton, Nottingham. He is currently ranked by Sherdog as the #4 welterweight fighter in the world. Hardy says of his opponent, “I’m looking forward to taking him down and choking him out.”

Carlos "Natural Born Killer" Condit, 25 - 5 - 0, also trains at the popular camp of Greg Jackson: Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts. Condit is the one who requested a fight with Hardy. His reasoning: “Well, for one, Hardy’s got status in the UFC right now. He was the number one contender. So a win over him would, you know, probably catapult me up the rankings.”

Sometimes the most revealing things are said after the conference is over. As the operator announced to President of the UFC UK division all questions had been asked by the media Dan and Carlos had a little more to add:

Dan Hardy: “Get on the plane, Carlos. Get on that plane, man. Look forward to it.”

Carlos Condit: “Do it.”

Dan Hardy: “So I can knock you out.”

Fans can watch and find out this Saturday.

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