January 17th, 2009  |  Published in EVENTS  |  23 Comments

On January 24th SuckerPunch is sending a group to represent down in Sarasota Florida. Phillip “The Wicked” Wyman, Levon “The Maynman” Manard, Zach “The Ground Hog” Davis, Anthony “Antmo” Morrison and Francois “Bang Bang” Ambang travel south to do battle at the Art Of Fighting promotion in Robarts Arena.

This is going to be an explosive night as the promoters at AOF have put together a great card. Phillip Wyman faces Team Trauma stand out Carlos “The Rooster” Gonzales, Levon Maynard faces former IFL fighter Travis Cox, Zach Davis faces former body builder Nyantu Bolo, Anthony Morrison goes up against American Top Team stand out Fabio Mello and we finally get to see Francois Ambang in MMA gloves as he makes his MMA debut.

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We would like to recognize Jesus Didn’t Tap and Gamma-O, Knockout Brand Clothing, DynaPep, Critical and BFN for taking the chance and supporting the rising stars in the SuckerPunch stable. Through supporting tomorrow’s stars sponsors like them truly help evolve this sport.


  1. John Curry says:

    January 17th, 2009at 4:30 pm(#)

    left..left…left right left. This isn’t a group of fighters, this is a PLATOON of warriors. Bring it hard, bring it fast, Bring it home.

  2. Zach Davis says:

    January 17th, 2009at 6:49 pm(#)

    Time to throw down, this will be fun! Antmo, baconators after right?!?!?!

    PS How come Im the only one whose gotta wear a shirt, Im hitting pectorals before the next photo shoot.

  3. The Wicked! says:

    January 17th, 2009at 8:19 pm(#)

    But Zach that is a bad ass pose! Hey I wanna thank all the sponsors that helped get me here. GAMMA-O for the power that I am gonna bring. Jesus did’nt Tap, Big Frog Nutrition, Knockout Clothing and of course Critical.
    My family, team mates and Coach Buck Grant.
    Seriously I am pumped, training has gone better than I expected, I did not have to spar Francois again! Seriously I am looking to bring a great show and I am so glad my Brothers (Suckerpunch clan)get to see it. Lets go hunting boyyyzzzz!

  4. Tyburn says:

    January 18th, 2009at 11:31 am(#)

    Kewl…my wallchart is cluttered with all these fights hahaha

  5. John Curry says:

    January 18th, 2009at 7:22 pm(#)

    and I’d like to thank John Curry for having the best beer gut this side of Bart P. LeVon you know I’m watching you man.

  6. Brian Crenshaw says:

    January 18th, 2009at 9:46 pm(#)

    CSC fighters Antomo and Bang Bang have been hitting it hard with two a days, to get ready for the march to Florida. This should be a great event with all the SuckerPunch fighters ready to represent.
    Thanks to Jeff for having them out to his gym for a week, the guys got some great work in.

  7. LeVon says:

    January 19th, 2009at 2:30 am(#)

    Thanks for the shout out John. I am very focused on this fight bro. Can’t let any more of these fights slip into the judges hands. I’ll be out in Florida to make a statement.


  8. Tyburn says:

    January 19th, 2009at 12:48 pm(#)

    I cant believe so many of you are all fighting next week. I wont bother posting a link to my blog, coz its in the Schafer thread…but I mention you all. I didnt know that it was a debut for Ambang :O

  9. aofmma says:

    January 19th, 2009at 1:14 pm(#)

    We are glad to have you guys on the card for our Rumble at Robarts event. The WWF started at this venue with MEAN GENE and DUSTY RHODES in the 1970’s. There is alot of history in this old arena. Many great boxers from the 60’s and 50’s bled here. On January 24th we plan on introducing new future stars to an sport that belongs to our generation, MMA!

  10. Tyburn says:

    January 19th, 2009at 6:51 pm(#)

    well, aof, it sounds like you picked a stunning line up. I dunno who else is competing at your event, but the guys above are excellent (thats my opinion anyway hahaha) I hope it all goes well and you have a good tern out



  11. John Curry says:

    January 19th, 2009at 8:30 pm(#)

    Kill em man. You know you have a fan for life. If Antmo ever hollas back at me he’ll have a new fan. LeVon for President in 2012.

  12. Zach Davis says:

    January 20th, 2009at 1:44 am(#)

    As many of you have noticed I have been mysteriously absent from bars and unable to keep up with my usual shenanigans and debauchery. In the meantime I have been training hard for a fight, two months. But, its all coming to an end this saturday in Sarasota, Florida. I’ll be fighting Nyantu Bolo , who is body builder with some grappling experience. Should be a wild fight with him throwing some heavy power and me trying to ride him like a bull. With a name like Bolo he’s gotta be tough. The show is Art of Fighting and they have decided to shell out a little cash for my services. Honestly, I was just excited about the free trip to Florida. I have been eating egg whites and grilled chicken and should make my welterweight debut at 170, i think I am a lot better suited to this weight class and hopefully this will give me a height and reach advantage. Though I am always grumpy when someone gets between me and the baconator. A bunch of my friends from my management company Suckerpunch are throwing down as well so we should be having a blast. The art of fighting website has all the info if anyone wants to check it out, though I understand if you can’t make it, it is all the way in Florida. Hopefully, I can get a video to post relatively soon.

    Anyway I’d like to thank my sponsors “Jesus Didnt Tap” fightwear (great t-shirt and conversation starter), Gamma-O testosterone booster, Big Frog Nutrition(Jeff Curran’s own supplement line), Critical Fight Gear (lotta cool stuff) and Im sure my manager will let me know if I forgot any.

    Finally, to all the friends I havent hung out with in a while, when I get back we’ll party like its 1999, and you WILL buy me a beer win or lose.

    My Highlight if you’re interested.

    PS I need catchy entrance music, any suggestions would be appreciated. So far its Ini Kamoze – Hotsteppa

  13. Tyburn says:

    January 20th, 2009at 8:54 am(#)

    Can I vote for Levon in the ellections aswell, or do you think people would notice an English vote. Zach…I’m sure all your hard work will pay off :)You should get a myspace then I could add you 😛

  14. Zach Davis says:

    January 20th, 2009at 11:28 pm(#)

    Hmmm I had a myspace but it got some sort of virus, im on facebook now. Much easier to organize/stalk haha. Feeling good now though, just wish it was fight time already, im tired of all this plain chicken!

  15. LeVon says:

    January 20th, 2009at 11:38 pm(#)

    Dang, I guess I’ll have to run for president next time around…

  16. Tyburn says:

    January 21st, 2009at 8:51 am(#)

    Ohh…no I dont do facebook Zach, if I did more then one personals site like that I’d forget and lose track of everything. It doesnt matter though, I can speak to you on here cant I.

    LeVon…You may appoint me as a British Ambassidor in your Administration if you want hahahahah 😛

  17. Paul says:

    January 21st, 2009at 8:39 pm(#)

    Alright boys, let’s get it on.

    What are the chances of a SuckerPunch Sweep? I’ll keep my broom at the ready.


  18. Dan says:

    January 22nd, 2009at 3:47 pm(#)

    Good luck guys. While you’re down there, why not just smash the whole state of Florida?

    LeVon could run for President in 2012 but he’s taking over the MMA WORLD in 2009!

  19. The Wicked! says:

    January 22nd, 2009at 5:22 pm(#)

    jolly good and I can be the Sec of Defense!!!!!

  20. the kid says:

    January 23rd, 2009at 9:28 am(#)

    go get it done guys have fun

  21. Zach Davis says:

    January 25th, 2009at 10:15 am(#)

    Damn, team suckerpunch represented out there in Sarasota. There were some wars and some quick fights but everyone did awesome. Cant wait till the next fight. The fighting skills were all there but we’re gonna have to work on those dance skills for the next after party hahaha. Thanks to all the sponsors gamma o, jesus didnt tap, big frog nutrition, critical and knockout brand!

  22. The Wicked! says:

    January 25th, 2009at 7:00 pm(#)

    yup, I will leave the results up to Brian to post.
    I too wanna give a great shout out to the sponsors that made it happen, GAMMA-O, Jesus Didn’t Tap, BFN (Jeff your my boy), Critical and Knockout Brand. Zach, Antmo, Francios, Levon you were guys were warriors and showed a ton of heart, I would take you to Combat any day as my squad! Semper Fidelis and God Bless.

  23. GrandPaSensei says:

    January 31st, 2009at 12:35 am(#)

    Hey Wicked,

    I am SOOOO glad that you beat Gonzalez. Just imagine you having to tell the guys at your base that you lost to a guy with RED hair like a Rooster!! 8-P




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