MMA MORE IFL coaches signed!

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    - IFL SIGNS DON FRYE & MARCO RUAS AS COACHES
    Monday, September 25, 2006 - Press Release (Photos courtesy of IFL/April Pishna)

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    INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE (IFL) ADDS LEGENDS DON FRYE AND MARCO RUAS AS COACHES FOR 2007

    Scorpions and Piranhas to be based in Tucson, Arizona and Southern Calif.

    September 25, 2006 -- The International Fight League (IFL) today announced that world champions Don Frye and Marco Ruas have been added as coaches for the 2007 season, bringing to 10 the number of confirmed teams for the inaugural season. Frye will coach the Scorpions, based in Tucson, Arizona, while Ruas will mentor the Piranhas, based in Southern California. Two additional teams will be announced before the end of the year. The IFL will launch its first full season with 12 teams in the first quarter of 2007.

    "We are very excited that Don and Marco have chosen to join us," said Kurt Otto, IFL co-founder and commissioner. "Like our other coaches both are legends in the sport, expert instructors and quality people who will help us continue to grow mixed martial arts beyond its current boundaries. The addition of another team training in Southern California and one in an MMA hotbed like Arizona also will help to create a more consistent presence for the IFL in two key geographic growth areas."

    Don "The Predator" Frye is considered one of the original "cross-trained" MMA competitors. He was a collegiate wrestler at NCAA powerhouses Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University, holds a 2nd degree black belt in Judo and has fought as a professional boxer. He has held a championship belts for the UFC and is also a veteran of K-1 and PRIDE in a legendary career. He is also an accomplished actor, and will appear in the upcoming Rob Schneider film Big Stan.

    Marco "The King of the Streets" Ruas is one of the most renowned tacticians in MMA, and is regarded as the founder of Ruas Vale Tudo, a hybrid of Brazilian submission fighting and kickboxing. He too is a former UFC champion and is currently training several of the sport's rising stars in Southern California.
     
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    Anacondas - Rutten
    Dragons - Newton
    Pitbulls - Renzo
    Razorclaws - Frank Shamrock
    Sabres - Antonio Inoki
    Silverbacks - Miletich
    Tiger Sharks - Maurice Smith
    Wolfpack - Lindland
    Piranhas - Ruas
    Scorpions - Frye
     
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    I bet the next coaches are Jeremy Horn and Mark Kerr.

    FUCK the IFL is getting exciting.
     
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    :eek3: wow, ifl is comming along nicely
     
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    don frye :bowdown:
     
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    this IFL sounds cool, and did you guys know that frank shamrock is fighting in december?
     
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    Frank is fighting Phil Baroni in Strikeforce.
     
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    That is only a hopeful fight from what I have heard. Frank is willing to fight him but nothing has been confirmed. Correct me if I am wrong please, I would love to see the fight.
     
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    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    What they need to do is contact Liborio and have a team down herei n FL so i can fight for them.
     
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    I think most of the teams only actually train with each other 1-2 weeks before the fight. Not full time.
     
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    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    I know that, but like Militich's team is all his guys. Liborio could have the same thing.
     
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    no offense to Don Frye but does he really need a team
     
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    the coaches really dont do anything but make appearances anyways
     

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