"Yes Barnone promotes, and does a great job of it!!!"
I'm not too familiar with him, but isn't he not allowed to promote in TX anymore? I heard there were some shady dealings with him or his father or something in TX. Of course I can't remember who told me that, so I apologize if I'm wrong.
Miguel Itturate, Carlos (Carlao) Diaz, and Dan Lambert have always taken care of me in AFC and also in SWO.
I have not faught for Matthew Waller but he is a very good friend and my manager. He does a great job with his shows and genuinly cares for the fighters.
I had a very good experience fighting for Richard Cox in GA also. It was his first show but he did a great job and was very honest throughout and took care of me. Supplied me with a ride to and from the airport (2+ hour drive).
There are a lot of really good promoters out there that care a lot about the sport and the fighters and they deserve recognition.
Keith Schmelzer @ Rocky Mountain Bad Boys (Proving Grounds, CO)
STEVE ALLEY with KICKDOWN (www.martialartsradio.com)
LONNIE NOAH with NOAH Sports (www.noahsportsnews.com)
These are the best promoters with the most integrity out of anyone in the sport here in Colorado. My team will always fight for any of these three because they do it for the love of the sport and wont lie to their fighters about fights, bouts, money, accomdations nor make false promises! My hats off to Steve Alley, Keith Schmelzer and Lonnie Noah!!!
Manny won't fight anyone. He is not serious. He will outbid himself on purpose because he knows no promoter in their right mind would give him 10K on principle alone. No accomplishments, making unrealistic conditions to fight, and slandering every person in the MMA community is a great way of ending your career before it even begins.
More importantly, TTT for the the promoters out there in the MMA community.
I'll give Manny what he ask's for to fight in a bout against someone of my choosing to give him one oppertunity to back up his words! If he doesn't take it, he's all talk, if he does and he wins, good on him, if he loses, there's your answer. What do you say Manny? Take the Challenge?