- IFL WEIGH-IN PHOTOS, KERR READY TO FIGHT

November 1, 2006
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by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com

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PORTLAND, OREGON – The weigh-ins are in the books for the International Fight League’s Thursday night event. All the fighters made weight and the main event of Mark Kerr and Mike Whitehead looks to be moving forward as planned.

To open the weigh-ins, IFL chief executive officer Kurt Otto announced another new coach for the league. Ian Freeman, a UFC veteran and champion in the Cage Rage organization, will head up a new team based out of Britain christened the British Bulldogs.

There are two more coaches set to be announced at the event on Thursday night, as well as a fourth coach to be named at a later date.

With the controversy surrounding Kerr’s original comeback in the U.S. against Wes Sims in May of this year – which ended up not happening – there was a lot of speculation regarding his scheduled bout with Whitehead for the IFL. If everything goes as planned, that speculation will be laid to rest Thursday night.

Kerr weighed in at 261 pounds, some forty pounds heavier than he weighed at the aborted fight with Sims. He looked visibly healthier than he has in some time and talking to him, he seemed much more confident and prepared to fight.

“I went and trained with Bas [Rutten] for like a month. Things went really good, I feel great,” said an enthusiastic Kerr. “I’ve also been training with a lot of Bas’ fighters, the Anacondas.”

It seems that his physical condition has been evident to himself as much as anyone else. Kerr commented, “It’s really nice to be healthy. Not having all the nagging [injuries] makes a tremendous difference.”


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