New Era Fighting – Wanted: Tough Guys


Bob Trieger sent along the following:

Wanted: Tough Guys

SANTA ANA, California (May 16, 2007) — So, you think you’re a tough

If giving and taking beatings is a way of life, or most of the time you
proudly display bruises and lacerations as badges of honor, you may be
perfect candidate.

Boxers, grapplers and mixed martial arts experts. Let’s see what you

New Era Fighting (NEF) is looking for tough guys to tryout and its
session on July 18-20 at Quiet Cannon (AKA QC’s in Montebello) in
Montebello, California for its “World’s Toughest Man” contest.

NEF is the hottest organization on the international mixed martial arts
scene, combining the UFC’s raw brutality with the WWE’s
storylines outside the ring.

“We’re like the American Idol of combat fighting,” NEF president
Ron Kort
explained. “We will have the baddest street-fighting heavyweights in
world fighting on our shows. We’ve issued a challenge to anybody who
a minimum of 205 pounds, as long as they have the balls and guts its to
to be an NEF warrior. Our tryouts will be conducted under a set of
insuring fighter safety as well constant action. New Era Fighting is
to revolutionize the fight game. Oh, we’re looking for hot babes,
They’ll play a critical role in our shows.”

Fighter (minimum of 205 rounds) and female model registration is
being held online at, and those selected will be
invited to sign-ins held Wednesday, July 18 from 5 PM/PT to 8:30 PM/PT.
Warm-ups and a rules meeting will be on Thursday afternoon and fight
are scheduled Thursday and Friday evenings, July 19-20.

Combat fighters selected from the July 18-20 tryouts will automatically
advance to the next round, where they will fight each other in a
format to eventually determine 10 survivors. The 10 tryout survivors,
well as fighters already signed to NEF promotional contracts, will
on a show in several months for the right to be crowned “World’s

The “World’s Toughest Man” contest winner will then be offered an
anticipated $1,000,000 winner-take-all purse to fight living legend
Leopoldo, headlining a full card for a pay-per-view broadcast live from
Vegas at a date to be determined.

“The NEF tryouts are two-fold,” Kort added. “It’s a talent
search like
American Idol, but for street fighters to sign promotional contracts
us, and we’ll get an idea about who the favorites will probably be in
`World’s Toughest Man’ contest. We’re going to broadcast the
tryouts on air
internationally. The `World’s Toughest Man’ contest isn’t the
only thing
happening in New Era Fighting, The fighters we sign also will be
to fight on our first major show, tentatively in August, at avenue in
southern California or Las Vegas.”

Food, beverages and T-shirts will be sold throughout the tryouts. NEF
fighters already under contract will be available to the public for
meet-and-greet sessions throughout the tryouts. All fighters are
eligible to
compete in the WTC tryouts. Do you have what it takes, tough guy?

NEF Stable of Fighters

Kimo Leopoldo (aka Kimo Therapy) Huntington Beach, CA
Aaron Brink (aka Bad Boy) Huntington Beach, CA
Liron Wilson (aka Da Icon) Fresno, CA
Frederick Steen (aka Death Wish) Valinda, CA
Christopher Scheminder (aka The Marine) Chadron, NE
John George (aka Machine Gun Corona, CA
Joel Garcia (aka Felon) Pomona, CA
Rick Arballo San Diego, CA
Luis Figueroa (aka Spooky) San Diego, CA
Eric Denham Santa Ana, CA
Ethen Cox Long Beach, CA
Mychal Clark (aka Bolo) Seattle, WA
Alan Garcia Castillo (aka Maniac) Santa Ana, CA
Odsar Borboa Whitter, CA
Marlon Timothy Bonds (aka Blacky Chang) Los Angeles, CA
Sean Belote (aka Arrogant Bastard) Covina, CA

For more information about New Era Fighting call
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