Ethan Goss to Robert Armstrong: “You Pick The Time, Promotion, and Place; I’m Coming For You!”

Note: Ethan Goss had originally made his statement on camera with us; however, due to some extremely unfortunate circumstances, that audio was lost and video was rendered useless. Our apologies to everyone & Ethan Goss.

EthanGossBy: Albert Cameron – It’s fair to say that the scale on the day of the weigh ins could be the finish line on the long journey of fight preparation. Once you weigh in officially, you are able to rehydrate and consume whatever calories you need to get your body back to peak physical performing shape. A well thought out weight cut will take weeks; weeks of self-denial and careful dieting, restricting fluid intake. Cutting weight can be a calculated torture that only warriors would welcome upon themselves. Continue reading “Ethan Goss to Robert Armstrong: “You Pick The Time, Promotion, and Place; I’m Coming For You!””

Fight Club Pittsburgh to Close Its Doors; Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts Academy to Take Its Place

markchericosmartialartsacademyBy Albert Cameron – It’s a done deal: Fight Club Pittsburgh (FCP) will cease to exist at the end of November. FCP’s leader and backbone, Gregg Rudolph announced via social media outlets that a business opportunity that he cannot pass up has presented itself to him and he could no longer dedicate the time the Fight Club deserves. Rudolph was very gracious in naming former PinnacleFC and Gladiators of the Cage (GOTC) featherweight champion, “the Pride of Bloomfield” Mark Cherico, as his successor. Continue reading “Fight Club Pittsburgh to Close Its Doors; Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts Academy to Take Its Place”

IT’S OFFICIAL: Rematch Between Cantolina and Goss Set For November 1st!

cdmma-logoAltoona, PA. Match makers for the Complete Devastation MMA (CDMMA) promotion have signed the rematch that the Steel City Fight scene has been asking for. On November 1st, 2014 at the Jaffa Mosque, Ethan “The Wolverine” Goss (6-4-0) will be taking on “The Raging Bull” Rich Cantolina (10-7-0). As if a rematch between two of Pittsburgh’s most highly coveted prospects wasn’t enough, it will be for Cantolina’s CDMMA Amateur Featherweight Championship. Continue reading “IT’S OFFICIAL: Rematch Between Cantolina and Goss Set For November 1st!”

Jon Rearick vs. Dan O’Neil 2 Set For November 1st?

cdmma-logoTensions are getting high in the Jon Rearick camp this afternoon. According to Jon Rearick’s personal facebook page, he has been challenged by Dan O’Neil and by the sounds of it, he’s accepting the fight. Rearick said on Facebook:

“[SIC] Soo my mind is made up! I was gonna wait till Oct to fight in Johnstown but I just got called out by Dan O’Neil the guy I lost to in Nov!! Beat me one time cool 2nd u won’t make it out alive! And ur talking shit! Ur reason is u don’t think I’m nice soo u can step into my house but u won’t make it out!”

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Amateur Featherweight Daniel O’Neil Announces Retirement

dan oneilDaniel O’Neil, a student of Central PA MMA, has called it a day on his fighting career; O’Neil will be leaving the combat sports world behind in both of his disciplines: Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai.

O’Neil (2-1-0) had fully intended on closing the curtains on his career at the Sherman Cage Rage 6 event, but an injury sustained at his last kickboxing fight had aggravated an existing injury and left him unable to fulfill his obligation to Sherman Cage Rage. O’Neil described the aggravated injury as a hernia that had been repaired from years prior; weakened muscle walls, especially in the abdomen can be excruciatingly painful. Continue reading “Amateur Featherweight Daniel O’Neil Announces Retirement”

Ethan Goss to Meet Lenny Karlheim in Lightweight Title Fight

GOTCAccording to his official Facebook page, Ethan “The Wolverine” Goss’ amateur featherweight title fight with Derek Wright has been cancelled due to Wright’s inability to obtain medical clearance. This fight was to be Goss’ next title conquest in a bid to become the most prolific and decorated featherweight in the burgeoning Pittsburgh MMA scene. While no one from Gladiators of the Cage (GOTC) or Derek Wright’s camp have confirmed officially, Goss is indeed indicating that he will not be fighting for the amateur featherweight crown or at featherweight for that matter. Continue reading “Ethan Goss to Meet Lenny Karlheim in Lightweight Title Fight”