It is always an honor and joy to be part of events that allow me to give back to the community. In 2013 I have been blessed of becoming part of the board of director of a foundation “Can’t Tell”. This foundation offers treatment and program services at the Can’t Tell Center (www.canttellcenter.com) for adolescents and young adults affected by mental health disorders, bullying, abuse, sexual assault and other trauma, including military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The therapeutic treatment programs provide aid in
correcting the psychological, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and neuro-biological effects of complex trauma.
We are honored to be hosting the Inaugural Can’t Tell Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament on:
Saturday, June 1, 2013
at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The cocktail party begins at 5:00 pm with the poker tournament following at 7:00 pm. South Florida community members are invited to sign up online or make donations at www.canttellpoker.eventbrite.com
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Can’t Tell Foundation, a tax-deductible 501(c)3 organization (Tax ID # 27-3814108). All money raised from this exciting event will go directly to providing desperately needed treatment and program services.
Celebrity participants include Miami Dolphins corner back Nolan Carrol, MMA fighters Alistair Overeem, Marcus Brimage, Jessica Aguilar, Mike Rio, Alex Caceres, Jorge Masvidal, El Octagano reporter Andrea Calle, and more. There will also be a special performance at the cocktail party by Elevate Music recording artist Justin Anthony, who recently recorded a single with Snoop Dogg. In addition to the musical performance, the cocktail party, held at the Swamp Bar in Hollywood, will include food, drinks and a silent auction. The poker tournament will feature a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000 with a minimum of 125 registrants. Re-buys and add-ons will be available. The first re-buy is free to pre-paid registrants. All re-buy and add-on money will go directly to the Can’t Tell Foundation.
For more information or to register or donate online, please visit www.canttellpoker.eventbrite.com.
Can’t Tell Foundation
Tras meses de intercambiar palabras, el campeón semi completo del UFC Jon Jones y el contendiente Chael Sonnen se verán finalmente en UFC 159. Además Michael Bisping y Alan Belcher en pelea peso medio.
“My mother, her values and everything she has done has been an example for my life.” – Andrea Calle
Join me and Andrea as we talk about her life in Colombia, moving to the USA, El Octagono, her fitness journey, the things she has accomplished and the things she dreams about, the secrets to her success, dealing with negativity, charity work and much much more…
The touchy subject of Fallon Fox has been a surprisingly heated topic of discussion these last few weeks, with just about everyone speaking their opinion on what constitutes a man, woman and the role sex has in sports. I’m far too confused by the situation to even comment in a substantial way, but I guess I will say that ‘she’ should probably only fight other transgenders. That seems like the only fair thing to do. I think? Cris Cyborg feels differently.
Arguably the most dominating force in female MMA history, Cyborg Santos, has equally mixed emotions on the situation. She feels your gender is what you’re born with, so she isn’t happy with Fallon Fox and (her?) move into the female side of MMA, despite only technically being a female for 6-7 years, but Cyborg is more than willing to fight her as long as the commission oversees it and OKs it.
This is what Cyborg said to ESPN:
“She wants to be a girl. I don’t agree. I think you’re born a girl, you’re a girl. You’re born a guy, you’re a guy. But I don’t choose opponents. The commission needs to check and make sure she doesn’t have testosterone. I’m not going to judge other people. If the commission says she can fight, why not? People tell me on Twitter: ‘I think you have a d—.’ A lot of bad things, they say. I think people have a small mind. They don’t think a girl can punch hard like a man. I think people are ignorant. People are stupid. I don’t want to be the same as people who do that.”
Cyborg’s stance is probably the one that makes the most sense out of anyone. If the commission thoroughly checks through Fox, I guess I have no problem with that. What do you guys think?
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The UFC will make history on Saturday, February 23rd. Undefeated superstar “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche in the first women’s fight ever in the UFC Octagon. Watch as Primetime cameras follow them in the weeks leading up to this historic bout. For airtimes for Parts 3 and a full on-air and online listing please visit UFC.com. http://on.ufc.com/VGV12K
The UFC women’s bantamweight title will be on the line for the first time at UFC 157, as Ronda Rousey faces Liz Carmouche. Plus, Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson face off with a chance to move closer to the UFC light heavyweight crown.
Inside the Sonnen locker room right after the historic #TUF KO. Watch The Ultimate Fighter Tuesdays at 9 ET/PT on FX with replays on FUEL TV.