Latest News: August 7th: The Arrival of Ray Sefo
by Michael Afromowitz

August 7th: The Arrival of Ray SefoAfter plans to host one of martial arts fighting’s finest fell through on a couple of occasions, superstar Ray Sefo will finally make his Las Vegas K-1 debut

In 2002, we were one step away from promoting a mega-fight in which he would have been a key player. Last summer, we almost locked him in for our eight-man, single-elimination tournament in August. On Saturday, August 7th, though, world Muay Thai champion and 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix Finals tournament runner-up, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo, will finally suit up for Las Vegas K-1 action during a Pay-Per-View televised “Battle at Bellagio III” Superfight with New Jersey-based professional boxer and kickboxer, Leo Loiacono.

Sefo’s highly-anticipated, first appearance will come less than two months after he made 6 foot 3 inch, 360-pound Bob “The Beast” Sapp his latest victim in K-1 competition. A trimmed down Sefo appeared in vintage form as he unloaded a storm of power punches before chopping Sapp down with a right hook to the head at the 29-second mark of the second round. Sapp tried, but could not beat the referee’s 10-count.

Still in Japan in the wake of his recent conquest, the 33-year-old superstar was taking a well-deserved breather from training when I reached him in his Tokyo hotel room. .: more

Recent K-1 Forum Threads

Ramon Dekkers HighLight by Kyho by SMAXL [07/26/2004]

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Originally posted by Lennox
Thx man, haha i love the double ko at 3 55 The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything
Yeah on another highlight that I have they show it multiple times from different angles. And it has better music[:D] The website that I got it from was: http://www.hkstars.net/thaiboxmagazine/ If we fight it will be a two hitter I hit you you hit the ground!!! No bullshit

Ramon Dekkers HighLight by Kyho by Lennox [07/26/2004]

And shit he had fast hands, id say faster than alot of top boxers The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything

Classification of Fighters by espndudeman [07/26/2004]

Hmm, I guess the main question here is how Oyama would perform in a K1 event? I’d say he’d do very well. As “swhite” mentioned, gloves would obviously absorb some of his famous punching power, but certainly he’d still generate a fearsome punch. As far as there being greater fighters outside the MMA world—of course this is true. Many of the best athletes in this world are competing in basketball, soccer, gymnastics, or have yet to be discovered at all. As MMA gains wider popularity and acceptance as a sport and venue of entertainment, more and more athletes will train in martial art. The statement of K1 being a sport and not martial art is purely subjective. Some people say true martial artists don’t compete; I don’t. I would consider Ernesto Hoost or Mikro Filipovic to be great athletes and great martial artists. Just because they make a living off their talents does not make them less of martial artists. True is the fact that many great athletes do not practice marital art. True is the fact that K1, or any big MMA association, boasts a roster of highly skilled, respectable fighters. To say that there are more than a few men who have earned the fighting ability to make the best MMA fighter appear like an elementary school child is preposterous. M Toddy [img]http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v244/espndudeman/sig_07.jpg[/img] break that record

Classification of Fighters by Lennox [07/26/2004]

quote:
Originally posted by waxwings
Man, once again I’m sucked into commenting. I think this Dane guy is full of shit. I think you could take his mysterious mystical masters and stick ’em in the ring with any one of the guys in K-1, UFC or whatever and they’d get their clocks cleaned. Period. Future Editor, K-1 Magazine
Ya i have to pretty much agree,Dane you are full of shit The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything

Ramon Dekkers HighLight by Kyho by Lennox [0

7/26/2004]

Thx man, haha i love the double ko at 3 55 The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything

Classification of Fighters by waxwings [07/26/2004]

Man, once again I’m sucked into commenting. I think this Dane guy is full of shit. I think you could take his mysterious mystical masters and stick ’em in the ring with any one of the guys in K-1, UFC or whatever and they’d get their clocks cleaned. Period. Future Editor, K-1 Magazine

Training Question by waxwings [07/26/2004]

Jeez, I just read my last post. I look illiterate. Anyway, I almost forgot: work up to six rounds. Don’t just jump from two to six one day. Do three for a week or so, then four, and so on. There’s just no substitute for sparring. Anyone who is good at any sport is going to devote the majority of their training to time to actually doing the activity they train to do. Football players scrimmage, same for basketball players, etc. For us, that means sparring. Future Editor, K-1 Magazine

Training question by Lennox [07/26/2004]

Well it depends. You dont want to be gassed fbefore your class even starts up. If your are really serious about mma , i would give up the running on the team(not running though) and focus just on mma. The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters-George Foreman People my email is floyd_maywether@hotmail.com so plz email me!!!about anything

Training Question by SMAXL [07/26/2004]

I don’t want to sound like a nughugger but Bas Ruttens tapes have helped me alot to train when I am on my own. If we fight it will be a two hitter I hit you you hit the ground!!! No bullshit

Training Question by waxwings [07/26/2004]

‘And as far as shadow boxing is concerned I do it all the time not just when I’m training. I do it when I’m just standing around, when I’m watching tv, and when I’m just bored in general.’ No shit, dude. That’s funny. I’m always shadow boxing. Regarding the three minute/two minute round issue: I would advise many more round, not lengthier rounds. The purpose of sparring to practice what you’ll be doing in the ring. You want the circumstances to match competition as closely as possible. I’d say that to be well prepared for amateur fighting, you should be doing six rounds in practice comfortably, 1 minute break between rounds. Future Editor, K-1 Magazine