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Adrenaline MMA Wants You to ‘Feel The Rush’

Adrenaline MMA officially has a fight poster, a fight card, and a web site. Now all they need is butts in the seats. I suppose we should take this as a good sign. They’ve already accomplished more than M-1 Global did, even if they don’t have Fedor to dress up in a suit and look bemused by Monte Cox’s antics.

What’s interesting about this event is how heavily Adrenaline is pushing local fighters, which is smart. While the rest of the MMA world battles over TV deals that may or may not be profitable, Adrenaline seems smart enough to know — as the UFC did back when the Fertittas first took over — that ticket sales can sustain you through the rough times, especially if you market the hell out of the local guys and build a regional fan base.

That explains why they’re pushing “Chicago Policeman” Mike Russow against Jeff Monson as their main event. It also explains why they were so quick to snatch up local fighters like Rory Markham, Bart Palaszewski, and Kerry Schall (just to name a few) for this card. Chicagoans might not cross the street to see Daiju Takase fight, but when he’s taking on Terry Martin it suddenly seems like a match with some drawing power.

Pretty savvy, Adrenaline. Perhaps instead of hemorrhaging cash like some other MMA startups, you will merely bleed slowly while waiting for the paramedics to come back from their coffee and whiskey break. Sounds like fun.


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KTFO- May 8, 2008 at 4:25 am
First: half the fighters on there site don't have pictures, most that do look like they took them with there cellphone cameras in there bedrooms. Second: Why the FUCK is Terry Martin wearing a belt? What was he like the Poofyweight champion of the (U)ltimate (F)atty (C)lub?
MarleyMarl- May 8, 2008 at 12:45 am
How come they dont even have a domain for there website :S
bluecrim- May 7, 2008 at 9:26 pm
Last time I felt the 'Rush' was when GSP stomped Matt Serra.

Also these idiots need to stop calling their fighters 'ufc veterans.' It's absurd to put your competitions name on your poster to raise hype about how good someone might be/used to be.
skidding- May 7, 2008 at 5:38 pm
Jeff Monson reminds me of the Shield guy, but I know him as the Comish.
C-Bus Allstar- May 7, 2008 at 4:55 pm
LOL. Question: What drugs was Russow on when he signed this fight? And POST Question: Where can I get some?
BIG CHRIS- May 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm
I would Rather See MMA BIG SHOW!!!!!
skidding- May 7, 2008 at 3:26 pm
Is it just me, or does the main event sound like a mismatch? I predict the a take down and submission within the first two minutes.
cw- May 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm
We all remember when the UFC dabbled in the sensational policeman vs. MMA fighter promotion. Sean Gannon got his shit kicked and choked out by Billy Ray Cyrus (or whatever his name is).