Frank Mir will be taking on Bigfoot Silva on February 22, in the main event of UFC Fight Night Bigfoot vs. Mir. This is a big fight for both competitors. Mir and Bigfoot have been looking lackluster as of late. Both fighters have suffered several crushing defeats, and a loss for either fighter could prove to be the end.
Mir vs. Bigfoot should be an exciting fight, and the big fans like Ray Lane can’t wait, but it could also end up being a one sided fight. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is a giant man that possesses well rounded skills in all facets of mixed martial arts.
Frank Mir will have his hands full against the giant wonder. Mir is a former UFC heavyweight champion, but that is before he suffered a life threatening motorcycle accident. Since the accident, Frank Mir has never been the same. Bigfoot Silva may prove to be too much for the aging former champion. Frank Mir’s strength is his Jiu Jitsu, but Bigfoot is no slouch in that department either.
I predict that Bigfoot Silva will knock Frank Mir out before the third round. For more information on UFC Fight Night Bigfoot Vs. Mir, visit Yahoo! Sports.
Bruce Levenson has many roles including businessman, NBA team owner and a philanthropist.
He’s probably best known as the co-owner of the Atlantic Hawk’s basketball team and the Phillips Arena. He also serves as the Hawk’s Governor on the NBA Board of Governors since 2004.
Mr. Levenson was born in Washington DC though he grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He would attend the Washington University in St. Louis as an undergraduate. He went on to graduate from Law School at the American University. Still in law school, Mr. Levenson began a career in journalism working for the Washington Post.
In 1977, he helped co-founded the United Communications Group (UCG) with partner Edward Peskowitz. Mr. Levenson describes UCG as a portfolio of professional business companies. They started in Mr. Levenson’s apartment. The company was primarily a newsletter called Oil Express. The paper reported on new developments in the area of oil industries. In time, they acquired such newsletters and launched databases such as the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). He is still involved with the company.
In 2004, he helped form the Atlanta Hawks LLC, with other businessmen, in order to purchase the Atlanta Hawks from Turner Broadcasting. He also bought rights to the Atlanta Thrashers. He sold both the team and rights to Philips Arena to a group from Manitoba in 2011.
Mr. Levenson and his wife Karen are also active in different philanthropic ventures. One of which is special to him due to family origins. Mr. Levenson is one of the founders of the US Holocaust Museum. He also donates to both the SEED Foundation and the SEEDS of Peace Foundation. Mr. Levenson has also served as president for the I Have A Dream Foundation, which helps lower-income students attend higher education. They are also responsible for the creation of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland.
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