Thursday, 19 May 2011

James Thompson arrives in Poland for stand off with Mariusz !!

Olympians MMA Heavyweight fighter and Pride Veteran James " Colossus" Thompson Arrived Today in poland ahead of Saturday nights show down with Former World Strongest Man and Polish Legend Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW.
Saturday night will see the return of James to action on Europes biggest show as he once again steps in to fight at the top level, Since joining the Olympians team James has worked vigurusly and will be going into Saturdays fight in great shape with all the tools needed to beat the Touted Pole.
For now its down time as James and Olympians Team Wesley " The Immortal " Murch and Josh Saidi prepare for Tomorrow's weigh in and Saturdays action but they send a message home for all at Olympians MMA and the fans further a field, " Thank you to everyone at Olympians all Training partners and coaching staff and to everyone for their support "
We will keep you updated with progress from weigh ins and the fight but we look forward to Saturday and hope you will all see the event !!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Paul Reed makes quick come back with fight in home town !!

After Saturday's controversial split decison los in Sweden Paul Reed has decided not to take any down time and is immediately back in the gym as he prepares to fight in his home town of Bristol at Tear Up 6 May 29th.
Olympians MMA Featherweight Paul was left dejected after his loss to Swede Martin Svensen and decided to take a fight a soon a posible whilst the memory of the loss was still freh and he will draw on that to secure his victory.
Reed fighting Jules Willis at 68kg / 150lb ( no allowance ) said  " Im very focused on this fight and moving forward very quickly, The wound is still very fresh and im using that as inspiration "
Paul enjoy fighting in front of hi home town crowd and due to his aggressive resilliance draws support where ever he fight. " I am going to be very explosive and very convincing in this fight, I plan on finishing every fight in spectacular fahion for the rest of my career "
Tear up is a great showcase for local talent and although Reed is very focued on getting back to Sweden and fighting on The Zone FC again this i great chance for him to demonstrate hi skills and newly found aggresive focus in fron of a home town so dont miss out, Tickets are available through Olympians MMA and Wesley Murch.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Paul Reed v Martin Svensen and the Protest of decision !!

Saturday May 7th saw Olympians MMA Featherweight standout Paul Reed return to the Swedish promotion The Zone FC,
Paul has become a favourite in Sweden and especially at The Zone after his destruction of Hamid Corasani earlier this year so when we were offered a Title fight for the vacant Featherweight title we had no hesitation in returning, Paul's opponent was Martin Svensen a 6'2 Swedish Featherweight ( who was recently featured in Dana whites blog where he was questioned about his enormity for a Featherweight )
who is very talented and a tough opponent and displayed these attributes on Saturday.

The fight was a very close affair with both fighters displaying Professionalism and athleticism at the highest level and with multiple exchanges and submission attempts it was very entertaining for all in attendance, However despite how close it may have been we felt that Paul had worked hard enough to secure a victory over the Swede and it was of course a shock when the announcer revealed that he had lost a split decision.

The Zone Fc is a great promotion and is run at the very highest level with fighters being a priority at all costs and it has been a true pleasure for everyone at Olympians MMA to have worked with the organisation and will be to continue working with them ( especially as the fans seem to love him out there ) However after Saturdays fight and leaving the Cage feeling dejected to say the least it soon became clear that not only all of the Olympians Team but many of the Swedish fans scored the fight as a victory for Paul when we were approached by throughout the night.

We do not take the decision of putting forward an official Protest to a decision lightly but with so many people from fans to other fighters approaching us we felt our opinion carried some weight on this occasion and after discovering certain points with the judging of the fight the decision was made that we should protest the decision.
We are looking for a suitable resolution to the matter whether it be turning over the decision or simply ruling a N/C and both fighters do it again from an equal starting point.

We can not stress enough how helpful everyone at The Zone FC has been throughout the experience and we certainly feel this matter bears no reflection to them as an organisation as they truly are at the top of European MMA and are making great leaps in establishing professionalism throughout the sport,
This is a simple Judging discrepancy and so the complaint lies with the SMMAF and we hope that the matter be resolved soon and we can continue to move forward !!