Here’s a few articles to catch up on if you haven’t seen them yet this morning. If you missed it Sunday morning Al was in Newsday. Catch up on a great article by our Friend Mark La Monica. If you’re unfamiliar with Mark’s work he does an outstanding job writing for Newsday and has an incredible understanding and appreciation for mixed martial arts. Be sure to keep up with his work and follow him on Twitter as well.
If you haven’t gotten your fill after that check out another article from UFC.com from yesterday. The article does a nice job of putting Al’s journey from the Ultimate Fighter to present day in review, his thoughts on teammate Chris Weidman, and how important it is for him to be able to fight so close to home. Enjoy!
When you have a chance check out Al in Newsday this week. As always a big thank you to our friend Mark La Monica (@LaMonicaMark) for putting the article together. Mark is one of the best in the game and always does a great job covering Mixed Martial Arts as well as local fighters. Be sure to regularly check out Newdays MMA Section!
Domination. It’s the perfect word that everyone keeps using to describe “Raging” Al Iaquinta’s performance Saturday night. “I think I’m going to dominate everyone, that just how I think” Iaquinta said. For three rounds Iaquinta did just that, dominating his opponent Ryan Couture. The fight was about as solid of a performance as you could ask for, ending off with a beat up, broken down Ryan Couture and an impressive unanimous decision win for Iaquinta. For Al it’s his first official UFC win, and one that reminded fight fans and everyone in the lightweight division that he’s the fighter to watch out for. Continue Reading
Check out Al in Newsday today. A big thank you to our buddy Mark La Monica for putting the article together. Don’t forget to follow Mark on Twitter as well as on Newsday’s website for constant UFC and other Mixed Martial Art’s updates. Mark is one of the best in the game and a big supporter of the entire Serra Longo Fight team. Enjoy the article!
Check out Al’s Serra Longo teammate Costa Philippou in this video segment with Newsday.com Philippou steps in for injured teammate Chris Weidman to fight Tim Boetsch at UFC 155. Thank you to Mark La Monica for putting the interview together.
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Our friend Mark La Monica talked to Al and covered the story around Al’s UFC return. Once that fight is anounced make sure you check in here as well as Mark’s Newsday page for constant updates leading up to the fight. A big thank you to Mark for covering the story.
Check out this great article HERE from Newsday’s Keiko Morris discussing the following mixed martial arts has gained on Long Island. Right in the center of it all are Al’s trainers Matt Serra and Ray Longo. The article touches on the changes in the sport over the past two decades, and how competitive the business aspect of mixed martial arts has become, especially in the Long Island area. Thank you to everyone over at Newsday especially Mark La Monica for their continued support of mixed martial arts on Long Island.
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Check out Al in the final edition of Newsday’s “TUF Talk” right HERE. Al talks about his upcoming fight with Mike Chiesa, Matt Serra and Ray Longo, as well as his plans once he returns back home. As always a big thank you to Mark La Monica for setting this up each week. All of Iaquinta Nation really appreciates it.
Watch Al HERE in his weekly edition of “TUF Talk.” Hear Al’s thoughts on his fight against Andy and the aftermath of fighting a teammate. Iaquinta also discusses his preparation for the week leading up to his fight with Vinc Pichel. As always a big thank you to Mark La Monica for putting all of this together. It’s been great having Al answer some questions in “TUF Talk” every week. All of Iaquinta Nation really appreciates it.
Once again I want to thank everyone for coming down to McCann’s this past Friday for Iaquinta vs. Ogle. As always it was a great turn out and everyone had an awesome time. I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but I really appreciate all the support for Al and I know his family does as well. Al saw a video of the crowd reaction after the Myles Jury fight, and spoke afterwards about how much everyone coming down to McCann’s, and the overwhelming support mean’s to him. If you missed it here’s a quick look into all the excitement inside McCann’s from Friday night.(Make sure to “like” McCann’s FACEBOOK page to see more pictures from Friday.) Check here later today for details on another viewing party and open bar at McCann’s this Friday March 25th.
Also check out some video HERE from Newsday’s Mark La Monica. Mark has two post fight interview’s with Eric Hyer and Ray Longo, as well as video of the crowd’s reaction at the end of Iaquinta’s fight at McCann’s.