Former NFL Packer Goodman Battles TUF's Inhofer


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Contact: Adam Sandoval
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“Former Packer Goodman Battles SpikeTV's Ultimate Fighter Inhofer”

MMA & Kickboxing Featured on Gladiators Fighting 40 at Green Bay's KI
Convention Center

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 (Green Bay, WI USA) FIGHT FANS TAKE NOTICE!
America's favorite ringsports, Mixed Martial Arts & Kickboxing, return
Green Bay's KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Saturday, April 7,
with Gladiators Fighting #40 “Baddest In The Bay!” presented by Miller
Brewing Company, starting at 7:30 p.m.. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the
card begins at 7:30 p.m.

Over ten bouts are planned and will feature some of the newer, top,
up-and-coming MMA and Kickboxing talent. Recently lauded on “60
Minutes” and
extremely popular on Pay-per-view, ESPN, SpikeTv and Fox SportsNet, MMA
Kickboxing have emerged as America’s most popular, fastest growing

One of the featured bouts of the night features former Green Bay Packer
running back Herbert “Whisper” Goodman going for his third consecutive
Gladiators Fighting victory against Noah Inhofer, one of the stars of
SpikeTV's hit reality show “The Ultimate Fighter – Season Three” in a
Heavyweight (-205 lbs) MMA fight.

Goodman, who played sparingly over the two years he was with the
(2000-02), is looking to make a name for himself as one of Gladiators
Fighting's top Light Heavyweight MMA fighters.

Goodman spent two seasons as the promising understudy to Ahman Green
Dorsey Levens. The Packers cut him after training camp in 2003, but
stayed in Green Bay and found a new sport that certainly peaks his

Goodman, who works at Green Bay's Southwest High School as a student
assistant, trains six nights a week at Green Bay's House of Combat MMA
and is quite passionate about his new sport. “It's just a real
sport. (I) wanted to find another sport to be competitive in. Once you
the Jiu-Jitsu and things, it's real fun,” Goodman said.

Goodman wowed the crowd in his Gladiators Fighting MMA debut when he
completely dismantled Rapid River, Michigan's Michael Houlton by KO on
November 11, 2006 in Green Bay. He picked up his second Gladiators
victory January 27, 2007 in Oshkosh with a decisive KO victory over
Marquette, Michigan's Muaythai specialist Tim Nixon :30 seconds into
second round of their MMA bout.

In the Houlton fight, Whisper was anything but quiet as he swiftly
his opponent over his head then violently slammed him down into the
finally finishing Houlton off by knocking him out with a flying right
1:36 into the first round! The stunned crowd went wild. On a night
with many exciting bouts, many fans said it was their favorite of the

Against Nixon, Goodman brushed off piercing knee strikes, shin kicks
punches like they were nothing, walking through them like he was
away flies. Regardless of who the matchmakers put in front of him,
Goodman looks indestructible as one of Gladiators Fighting's most

Inhofer was eliminated from “The Ultimate Fighter, ” but he didn't
leave the popular SpikeTV reality show in the conventional manner —
losing a fight.

Instead, the 24-year-old South Dakota native, who had already assured
himself of a spot in the semifinals by virtue of his victory over Jesse
Forbes in episode two, received an emergency letter from his
provoking concern from his show housemates, who feared the worst.

As it turned out, the letter concerned Inhofer because his girlfriend
of six
months was upset because she thought he had cheated on her. A visibly
Inhofer requested a phone call to smooth things over, a direct
violation of
show rules.

After a chat with UFC President Dana White, who reminded him of the
opportunity he was about to throw away, Inhofer decided to leave the
competition with just two weeks left in the house.

Inhofer has refocused and is on the comeback trail, but he'll
have his hands full with Goodman, the former NFL baller who is looking
make a name for himself as one of the sport's top ultimate fighters.

UFC 26 participant Adrian Serrano of Milwaukee, (WI) will be featured
in a
Middleweight (-185 lbs) MMA battle against Omaha, Nebraska's Matt
while Green Bay's very own Jon “White Trash” Friedland will appear in a
Welterweight (-170 lbs) MMA tussle witha yet to be named opponent as
“Baddest In The Bay's” 2 co-main event fights.

In a special Pride Fighting rules MMA bout, Milwaukee's Jay Ellis takes
Kenosha, Wisconsin's Joe Chacon in a battle between two of Gladiators
Fighting's most exciting Welterweights.

Also appearing on the card from Green Bay are Dan Skenandore, Jason
Eric Streim, Josh Kasee, Tarl Potts and Tim Hiltsley, plus very special
feature Women's “Gladiatrix” MMA featuring Green Bay's Chrissy Therch.

Gladiators Fighting Mixed Martial Arts & Kickboxing bouts feature
fans a chance to see a wide variety of martial arts fighting styles all
one card. The fighting is as real as it gets as the non-stop action
guarantees a great night out for all fight fans.

Tickets to Gladiators Fighting #40 “Baddest In The Bay!” are available
online at or by calling (920) 819-4994 and may
reserved in advance and picked-up at will call the night of the show.
Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Gold VIP tables seats are $80.00 each and include waitress service and
food at the table, Silver Ringside seats are $50.00 and Bronze Floor
Reserved seats are $30.00. Good seats are still available.

“Baddest In The Bay!” is presented by Miller Brewing Company and
by Hooters Green Bay, Harrill Construction, Fat Daddy's, MGL Fitness
Equipment and Artrageous Ink.

All fans are invited to attend the Official Gladiators Fighting 40
in the Bay!” Post Fight Party at Ned Kelly's, 223 North Washington
Green Bay. Bring your ticket stub along and avoid paying the cover

For more information, please contact Adam Sandoval at (920) 819-4994 or
visit All bouts and appearances subject to

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