Just posted a speculative piece on the career of Fedor Emelianenko over @SB Nation check it out!

Click here to read it!


Brett Rogers ends 2 fight skid W/NC

Jason Burum

Just posted a new blog about Levan Razmadze over @BloodyElbow (SB nation) Click the link below and check it out!

Levan Razmadze: Next big Heavyweight?

Here’s the full fight of the deep women’s open-weight championship between Amanda Lucas and Yumiko Hotta!

Just posted this over at Bloody Elbow go check it out! Click the link below…

CSAC proposes regulation change to include therapeutic use exemption

Jason Burum

I know I’ve been bad about keeping things up to date around here but that’s all slowly changing. In the last few days things have begun to pay off. Besides the fact I began blogging over at SB nation which I hope will eventually turn into something more, I also picked up a gig as a writer/reporter for a website that covers local/regional/amateur MMA . The upside is I will be contributing to the growth of the sport by reporting on events and fighters at the ground level of the sport up through their journey to the big shows.  I would compare what i’m going to be doing to the equivalent of a journalist who covers high school and college sports, which is a very important job. Your the first in line to let the world know who’s going to be the guy/girl to look out for in the future.  So here are a few small changes i’ll be making to my posting and the format it will now take on.

  • Any new pieces that have to do with the bigger organizations will be posted through SB nation with links to all articles posted here on my blog
  • All pieces and coverage I do with Questionable Stoppage will be exclusive to their site with links to said pieces here on my blog
  • So i’m going to try and start to cover local Pro Wrestling shows when possible.I’m not sure when this will start but hopefully when it does you guys will enjoy it!
  • Lastly I’m thinking about moving my Memoirs Of A Square Circle column over to this blog eventually but it’s not something i’m totally sold on yet

I think that pretty much covers it all!

Jason Burum


Pay Your Dues!

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Boxing, Legal, MMA, Sports
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I just found this over at the CSAC official site. I guess PED’s and crooked managers/trainers aren’t the only things fighters have to worry about anymore!


Effective July 1, 2012, the California State Athletic Commission is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE’s certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011)

Once it has been determined that an applicant or a licensee is on a certified list, the applicant or licensee has 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary notice of suspension to either satisfy all outstanding tax obligations or enter into a payment installment program with the FTB or BOE. Any such person who fails to come into compliance will have his/her license denied or suspended until the California State Athletic Commission receives a release from the FTB or BOE. The form for requesting a release will be included with the preliminary notice of suspension.

The law prohibits the California State Athletic Commission from refunding any money paid for the issuance or renewal of a license where the license is denied or suspended as required by AB 1424.

The FTB and BOE are currently expanding the certified lists from 250 to 500, but you can check if you are currently on the FTB’s certified list at: www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/txdlnqnt.shtml or the BOE’s certified list at: www.boe.ca.gov/cgi-bin/deliq.cgi. If you believe you are on either list in error, please call the FTB at (866) 418-3702 or the BOE at 916-445-5167.


Always plan ahead

Posted: November 20, 2011 in MMA, Sports

So I just got through watching the Fedor vs. Monson fight. First off I can say it was nice to see Fedor come out and use patience instead of aggression for this fight. That has worked in the past but has been his enemy as of lately.
I honestly think the loss to Werdum was completly avoidable if he had used the patience he showed in this fight and not jumped into his gaurd to try and pound him out like the days of old. Same with the Hendo fight, if he had used the same type of gameplan he used today he could of had a chance.
Now the Bigfoot loss is what it is. Once that guy gets on top you its pretty much a wrap! Everyone wrote Fedor off as washed up or as never that good to begin with once the losses started but to those people I say bullshit. Poor planing and lack of proper training has been his recent undoing. If he keeps on his current path I see him adding a few more quality wins before he rides off into the sunset!

P.S. The reversel in the first round was awesome!

Dig this!

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Soprts, Uncategorized
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So today I was digging around on the CSAC website trying to find some forms which I did not. But I did come across something a bit interesting that I figured i’d share. So after a few searches I found what I thought was the document I was looking for, but what it turned out was to be a docket for a CSAC hearing. Well at the top of page 2 I saw a familiar name…..  Gene Lebell! But the odd part was it was listed under Possible action against judge’s license.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/csac/about_us/meetings/20110620_minutes.pdf (check it out here top of page 2)

So a few more clicks and I found a docket from a June 2011 hearing roughly two months after the original hearing.  So it seems that the initial complaint stemmed from a mix up between the red and blue corner due to the fact that the judge’s were not informed that the party’s had swapped corners. The document also sounds as if the fighters did not have colored wrist tapes on their gloves to distinguish one another. This is an honest mistake that could be easily made at regional or amateur shows where the judge’s are unfamiliar with the local talent. Long story short Judo Gene was cleared on all charges!

http://www.dca.ca.gov/csac/about_us/meetings/20110620_minutes.pdf (Page 3 Agenda item 9)

Jason Burum

The beginning

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Uncategorized
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So yesterday I started the first of many steps to becoming a licensed MMA judge. I figured why not be involved in a sport I follow and absolutely love. I’ve always wanted to be involved in the sport directly and why not have it be in a position where I can help improve it! Anyone who follows the sport knows how few qualified judges there are that actually come from a MMA/Grappling background that can properly score whats going on in the cage. Hey if i’m going to piss and moan about how they gave so and so that first round or how a single right hand connecting doesn’t cancel out the rest of the rounds domination through out the rest of the round……..  Well hey I might as well put myself into the drivers seat and do some good with my understanding, right?

I’m at a point in life where jobs are scarce and it takes 6+ months for a company to even get to your resume. If i’m going to put my heart and soul into something it should be a job I actually enjoy busting my ass at. I need to make my career, not wait for something to come along I didn’t want to do to begin with!

Look out scorecards here I come!