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Posted By Lance Foreman

The MMA world has a wonderful opportunity coming to Las Vegas…  November 3rd and 4th 2012 at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino – Fight Summit, “the annual must-attend destination for trainers, business owners and athletes in the combat sports industry”. I have never been to a Fight Summit before and Mike Hauben has graciously extended an invitation to DogBoxer to attend. I will be covering the event for I know boxing has never provided a service such as this so I am excited to go. Brands, gyms, trainers and managers in the MMA world would profit from attending since there will be workshops and seminars helping take the guess work out of whatever part of the MMA business you happen to be in and experts teaching others how to be successful in this competitive climate we all find ourselves in. Like MMA itself the business end is ever evolving and the networking opportunities at Fight Summit seem too good to pass up since much of our endeavors are achieved by networking with the right people at the right time. I look forward to catching up with friends that I know will be attending – many times we only get to see each other at fight shows. It sounds pleasant to visit and not have the added stress of making weight and putting on a performance. For more information visit

In DogBoxer news – our good friend Buddy Roberts is fighting Okami on Saturday night’s UFC 150. We recruited Buddy out of Texas College football years back and Buddy has made his way into the UFC. Buddy has certainly put the time and hard work in and we are hoping he does well and comes home with the win. Buddy used to train my children at the Lions Den and I know he is proud to see Briggs Foreman, my oldest son who is now a pro walking down the same path as him – its progress for sure! Paige VanZant has moved to Las Vegas –  Paige started with us a few years back in Reno, NV. At 18 years old she won her pro debut bout against Jordan Gaza recently and is a talent in the making. She is very committed and I look forward to seeing her do well in the pro ranks. She trained with DogBoxer last night and I am sure it was comforting for her to train with familiar faces like Conner Shamrock and Briggs. The RYU gym (formerly TapOut) has finally converted to all RYU and Kekoa Quipotla is doing a great job there – Ron Frazier is the head trainer and they don’t get any better than Ron. He was the head coach at Extreme Couture for years in Vegas. We wish them well in the new endeaver. Word from Grady Stewart with K-OZ in Perth, Australia is he will be moving his Sept 22nd show back a couple weeks. Grady told me he wants to wait for all the available talent he can bring to Oz before he puts his show on. I actually commend him for this and not just filling spots on the card to have a show – he wants top talent on his shows and settles for nothing less.