Articles on Penn & Cooper

Preview for the May 24th, 2004 issue of Touch of Evil Newsletter

You can pick up a trial subscription for $5 for 2 issues via Paypal, worldwide. Email me at for details. A trial subscription includes this issue, and our exclusive interview with Bas Rutten that comes out at the beginning of June where Bas discussess the Ogawa-Leko controversy, steroids, training for MMA and tons of other things.

Our first lead story is a look at the steroids controversy regarding Dewey Cooper. We've got the details on Cooper testing positive for anabolic agents, and a history of steroids in Nevada and a biography of Cooper and who he is, plus a review of the K-1 Bellagio show.

Our second story is that on BJ Penn, looking at why White stripped him and what happens to the welterweight title now, and a history of UFC champions leaving for bigger money and what this means for business.

Full analysis of K-1 Battle at the Bellagio 2004
-- Business Notes from Las Vegas
-- Dewey Cooper tests positive for steroids and details
-- Cooper biography
-- TV notes from Japan
-- Full details on the one-night tournament
-- Sapp vs. Glanville controversy
-- Fight-by-fight tape review

BJ Penn Stripped of UFC title
-- Why Dana White did it
-- Rumored money Penn is getting in K-1
-- Other options for White instead of stripping Penn
-- What happens now to the welterweight title
-- History of UFC champions leaving for bigger money

Full analysis of Pride's Bushido II
-- Fight-by-fight tape review

Sapp retains IWGP title; Shamrock vs. Barnett; details on New Japan's May Tokyo Dome show
-- Sapp retains IWGP title in a swerve
-- Details on Sapp's match with Nakamura
-- Legendary fight upcoming for Sapp
-- Other notes from the NJ May Dome show

Full details on Wanderlei Silva's injury and fight with Yuki Kondo
-- Details on the injury
-- How it relates to his surgery in 2002
-- What happens to his fight with Kondo
-- Kondo's plans now

Hustle-3 Recap with Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and other stars signing with Pride
-- Pride signs major U.S. wrestling stars
-- What happened to Bill Goldberg
-- Full details on the event and business notes

Previewing Bushido III
-- Fight-by-fight preview

Previewing K-1 MMA May 23rd
-- Fight-by-fight preview

Rumble on the Rock recap and Frank Shamrock vs. Cesar Gracie details
-- Frank Shamrock's confrontation with Cesar Gracie
-- Proposed fight between the two
-- What Gracie is saying
-- What the real status of the fight is
-- How this affects Shamrock's fight with Sakuraba and status of that
-- Details of Cabbage in hot water with NSAC
-- Lindland negotiates with another MMA company that's not UFC
-- Attendance for the event
-- Fight-by-fight breakdown

What MMA Insiders Think About Touch of Evil...

"Out of all the 'insiders' I would have to say you look the closest so far."
-- Dana White, UFC President

"I let on the plane all the K-1 fighters read it too... people really like it."
-- Bas Rutten, former UFC Heavyweight champion

"Jeremy, I think you have done the best piece on me so far."
-- Dan Severn, former UFC Superfight champion

"Loved the newsletter... looking forward to the next."
-- Josh Barnett, former UFC Heavyweight champion

"You rival Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer newsletter when it comes to research and quality. You're a very good writer."
-- Mauro Ranallo, PRIDE broadcaster

I know.