KNOXX will be at the BodyKore booth (#1326) at UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas on May 28th and 29th! There will be exercise demos, fighters’ meet & greet and free give aways so please stop by the booth and check us out!
Fighters: Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Nate Quarry, Brian Bowles will be there signing autographs .
World Class trainer and coach, Shawn Tompkins, will also be there to give some demos.
This year’s event is sure to be even bigger and better than the inaugural Fan Expo that took place last July. With the largest collection of UFC, WEC, former Pride, and Hall of Fame fighters plus exciting Special Events, Training & Development Sessions, and The Octagon®, you won’t want to miss UFC Fan Expo 2010, happening in conjunction with the Memorial Day Weekend Fight Card!
Tickets are on sale now! This year’s event will take place May 28-29, 2010 back at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. VIP Packages are now sold out. Be sure to check back periodically for important news and updates or sign up to receive our official newsletter.
Friday Ticket: $30
Saturday Ticket: $35
2 Day Ticket: $50
Training & Development Sessions: $150 p/session
* Please Note: Ticket pricing will increase onsite. Don’t wait, buy your tickets now and save!
Friday, May 28: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 29: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Johnson, a welterweight who cuts as much as 50 pounds to make the 170-pound limit, was in February forced to withdraw from a bout with rival John Howard at UFC on Versus 1 because of the injury. He has struggled since to get his knee back to 100 percent.
“He has to maintain a very diligent cardio routine to stay in striking range of 170 (pounds),” Johnson’s manager, Ken Pavia, today told MMAjunkie.com “Because of his knee injury, his weight has gotten up a little bit, and we don’t want to delay his comeback because of a weight issue. So we’re entertaining the possibility of taking a fight at 185 (pounds).”
Johnson underwent knee surgery a month ago and has not fought since welterweight contender Josh Koscheck submitted him at UFC 106 this past November. The loss snapped a three-fight streak of wins by TKO or KO.
Johnson, who was traveling today and unreachable for comment, has previously spoken about the arduous process of shedding so many pounds and his high walk-around weight between fights.
“Anthony Johnson is one of our more solid light heavyweights right now,” Pavia said today. “I’m pretty sure he’s bigger than Tito (Ortiz).”
A severely dehydrated Johnson needed to be carried to the weigh-ins and missed weight by five pounds for his fight with Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 104 this past October (he was allowed a one-pound overage for the non-title fight). He defeated the Japanese fighter by first-round TKO.
Johnson has not yet agreed to the move, and Pavia said any weight change will be temporary. There is no concrete timetable for the his return and no current offers to appear at middleweight.
“It’s touch and go until he reaches another level of rehabilitation,” Pavia said. “He’s anxious to go, and we’re holding him back because we don’t want the injury to be re-occurring.
The UFC has no objections to Johnson’s move, he added.
“[UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva has a couple rules that he lives by, one of which is he’ll never tell a fighter what weight to fight at, and he’ll never make a fighter fight injured,” Pavia said. “And he’ll tell you that over and over again.
“That being said, the last time he saw [Johnson], he turned to me and said, ‘C’mon, dude.’ So that’s one of the reasons we’re entertaining an [185 pound] fight. It’s not for sure yet.
Pavia said Johnson’s priority is winning the welterweight belt followed by the middleweight belt.
“[A middleweight fight] may expedite his return, as opposed to taking more time off to reach the ultimate goal,” Pavia said. “I don’t think he’s convinced. He’s considering it.”
MMA star Cung Le – recently seen on screen fighting Donnie Yen in Hong Kong action drama Bodyguards and Assassins – will take the lead in Journey From The Fall director Ham Tran’s English language martial arts film Breaking Point. Producing are XYZ Films, Media 8 Entertainment and Vietnam-based Chanh Phuong Films. For those unfamiliar with the name, Chanh Phuong Films are the backers of Johnny Nguyen star vehicles The Rebel and Clash, both of which Breaking Point director Tran served as editor on. Pre-sales will begin in Cannes with principal photography scheduled to begin in late 2010. Here’s what we can say about plot so far:
In this action-packed thriller, former DEA agent and recent ex-con VU TON (Cung Le) travels to Vietnam to bury his father. Once there, Vu meets business mogul DANIEL PARK and learns that Daniel is married to Vu’s ex-wife, LILY. Daniel offers Vu a position as bodyguard to Lily and her daughter, NINA, but Vu refuses until Lily tells him that he is Nina’s father. When a business rival with criminal ties firebombs Daniel’s house and kidnaps Lily and Nina, Vu is forced into action.
“Breaking Point” is an action-packed thriller about former DEA agent and recent ex-con VU TON (Cung Le) who meets Vietnamese business mogul DANIEL PARK and learns that Daniel is married to Vu’s ex-wife, LILY. Daniel offers Vu a position as bodyguard to Lily and her daughter, NINA, but Vu refuses until Lily tells him that he is Nina’s father. When a business rival with criminal ties firebombs Daniel’s house and kidnaps Lily and Nina, Vu is forced into action.
From the world of Mixed Martial Arts, CUNG LE stepped into the cage with remarkable skills in Taekwondo, Vietnamese Kung-fu, wrestling, Thai boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and quickly won a rabid fan-base. In 2008, he left the ring for the movie screen, starring opposite Channing Tatum in Rogue Film’s Fighting and as “Martial Law” in Tekken.