- VILLASENOR & PYLE READY FOR ELITE XC

February 9, 2007
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Saturday night, Joey Villasenor steps into the cage to face David<br /> Loiseau on the first ever mixed martial arts event to air on

Saturday
night, Joey Villasenor steps into the cage to face David Loiseau on the first
ever mixed martial arts event to air on a U.S. premium cable channel. When
EliteXC airs on Showtime (10 p.m. ET), Villasenor and Loiseau, two rising middleweight
talents, will be fighting not only for the honor of MMA’s debut on Showtime,
but for a shot to be considered among the best of the world’s middleweights.

 

In an
exclusive interview with MMAWeekly, Villasenor talked not only about Saturday’s
bout with Loiseau, but many other things. He suffered a very disappointing loss
at the hands, or rather the knee, of Robbie Lawler on Pride’s U.S. debut in
October. Losing is a rare occurrence for Villasenor and the loss to Lawler
shook him pretty hard. He had to take a good long look inside himself and
determine how best to come out of the tailspin.

 

Shannon
Knapp spoke with Mike Pyle, who is also fighting Saturday night on the EliteXC
undercard, which is being streamed live on ProElite.com. Pyle talks about his teaching
position at Randy Couture’s new gym, Xtreme Couture, in Las Vegas, Nev., his
struggles in the 185-pound division in the International Fight League, his
thoughts on Couture’s return and more.

 

Despite
leaving the IFL, Pyle continues to have a great relationship with his former
coach, Bas Rutten, and his team, the Anacondas, whom he still trains with
today. He’s ready to step in with Ross Ebanez on the EliteXC undercard, due in
no small part to that continuing relationship with the Anacondas and taking up
residence at Couture’s gym.

 

Villasenor
obviously decided he still has the fire and is ready for Loiseau; watch the
interview on MMAWeekly TV. And although we had a little difficutly getting Mike
Pyle on the radio this week, Shannon Knapp interviewed Pyle ON the cage in this
exclusive interview with MMAWeekly TV.
href="http://members.mmaweekly.com/InTheCage.asp">Both interviews are available now in MMAWeeklyTV’s In The Cage.

 

 

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