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Tyrone Spong’s MMA Debut Set, Will Face James McSweeney on Nov. 3rd

(“And that was the first time I went full stanky leg.”) 

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Newton’s third law of motion seems to apply to the world of kickboxing this week, as just a few days after it was announced that Swedish kickboxing legend Jorgen Kruth would be departing from the world of MMA, it has been reported that Dutch kickboxing powerhouse Tyrone Spong will be making the transition to it. Spong, who’s has hinted at a move to MMA for some time now, is best known for his battles with such legends of the sport as Peter Aerts, Ray Sefo, and Melvin Manhoef, and currently holds a 68-6-1 with 1 NC record to his credit.

While it was rumored that Spong would be making his debut under the Titan Fighting Championships banner, it appears that the heavyweight slugger will be debuting under upstart promotion World Series of Fighting, alongside UFC rape joke-castaway Miguel Torres and many more.


New Hong Kong-Based K-1 Owner Partners With It’s Showtime; LW and HW GPs Salvaged

(See Zuffa, co-promotion can work.)

It’s Showtime announced today that it has signed a new deal with the new K-1 owners that will see both the lightweight and heavyweight tournaments continue as well as fighters contracted to the Dutch kickboxing organization participate on some of the previously Japanese-owned organization’s planned cards.

FEG sold the struggling promotion to Chinese businessman Michael Kim, who promptly attempted to distance it from the company’s spotted past by changing the name to K-1 Global (how original). Kim also atoned for the sins of his forefathers by agreeing to pay each of the It’s Showtime fighters previously owed money by FEG 50 percent of their outstanding pay as a signing bonus with his new promotion.


Fight-Related Controversy of the Day: Dirty Move or Misunderstanding at Champions of Champions 2?

(Props: MMA Fanhouse)

Remember that big kickboxing card in Jamaica that we alerted you to on Friday?  Well, it happened, but not without some controversy.  In a much-anticipated (at least among kickboxing fans) bout, Nathan Corbett dropped Nathan Spong with a sweet little right hook.  Though Spong managed to get up, the ref took a long look at him and decided he was done. 

Here’s where it gets tricky, though.  The referee, as you see in the replay from the above video, steps back as if to recommence the fight, but instead he waves it off.  That’s when Corbett charges in to finish Spong off before the ref can stop him.  Seems like a miscommunication, right?  Only because of this miscommunication the result of the bout is changed to a ‘No Contest,’ which we learn when Cedric the Entertainer (seriously) gets on the mic.