View Full Version : Where is Steve Quadros the Fight Professor???
11-13-2003, 12:19 AM
Ok. This Damon "the Dog" Perry is TERRIBLE!!!!
What happened to the "Fight Professor?"
Damon has no idea what the heck he is talking about and lends absolutely no insight into the fight. The only thing he can do is gush about the sport
and ride Bas's comments.
Bas is the color commentator...he shouldn't be relied upon to be the "straight" commentary guy also.
Damon....YOU ARE AWFUL! Commentate on Badminton or something. Leave PRIDE!!!!
Anyone out there agree with me????
Pride FC - FINAL CONFLICT was amazing and this idiot ruined it with lousy play-by-play.
11-13-2003, 01:04 AM
I agree. I hate Damon Perry because he has no knowledge of MMA whatsoever. Quadros was literally a textbook on MMA. He knew what a triangle choke, omo plata, rear naked choke, and kimura are. Perry doesn't know what any of them are.
11-13-2003, 02:06 PM
I dislike him less this time than last time. The 1st event he wouldn't shut the #)*(! up. This time he chattered less, but still too much. I agree with ya that he doesn't seem to know the sport, which is lame. I didn't mind the Fight Professor cuz he knew what was going on and his humor matched much better with Rutten's. When the Professor knew something, Bas could relax more, joke more, and talk about his experience in training and in the ring, which the Professor possessed less of, and which I particularly appreciate hearing about. What a team they were! But, to be nice, maybe the new guy just needs to relax more or figure how he and Bas work best together or something. I liked Jeff Blatnik, in the early UFCs. Quiet, but knew what was going on as far as the techniques and as far as competing. I don't care about the paperatzie (sp.) stuff myself.
11-13-2003, 02:26 PM
I totally agree! I was about to start my own post today on this topic. Damon "doggy" Perry has GOT TO GO!!! He's the master of run on sentences. He says **** like....
"so Bas, who do you think is winning the fight right now, not in terms of scoring necessarily, but in terms of who is fighting better, I mean their style of fighting, who is winning?"
Or at the very end he seemed to ask Couture something like....
"So, the natural heavyweights, we've got all these great fighters here Cro Cop, Nogueira, Fedor, who is next for the natural"?
Huh? Shut the hell up! We need a new PRIDE announcer badly!
ps. Joe Rogan rules
11-13-2003, 02:40 PM
last i heard, quadros was working at weinershnitzle. :lol:
i think perry is a blabbermouth who doesnt shut up. i think pride should get someone more proffesional like jeff blatnick. him and bas would be great.
11-13-2003, 06:10 PM
What might be worse are the interviews or the skits in between fights!
The dude is a putz and tries so hard to be funny.
The last event I was like...Ok...maybe Quaddros is sick...but when I saw him this time....I cried.
He even refers to himself in the 3rd Person..."Damon the Dog thinks Yoshida will get knocked out immediately..."
Bas sat there and was like..."listen up...Don't underestimate the guy."
Then he responds with the infamous run-on sentence, "He doesn't have a chance...axe murderer...Free Tibet...my gonads hurt...Yoshida sucks...barf, blag, barf"
Shoot him now....We should all send an email protest to Pride!!!!!!
11-13-2003, 06:29 PM
simply said, the guy sucks. We need Quadros back immediately!
11-13-2003, 07:46 PM
I sent an email to Stephen Quadros and hopefully he will respond back as to why he is no longer on the Pride gig. I'll let ya'll know what he says.
On his website he congratulates Silva on winning the GP!
It must have killed him to watch it on the sidelines!!!!
Damon the DOG....I hope you lose your job you TOOL!!!!!!
11-13-2003, 10:48 PM
Finally another legit topic on getting Quadros back!
This Damon Perry guy is seriously ****. When watching any kind of sport you usually want a commentator who knows the sport and what's going on in the sport. Perry is just some radio DJ who was sent in for his speaking skills. The guy knows ****-all about MMA.
I hope to God that Quadros comes back but likely I'm guessing he won't. Why was he fired in the place?
11-13-2003, 11:10 PM
Forget Quadros and Perry. The only one that matters is the screetching chick that makes the ring introductions. That is some wild stuff.
the dude over emphasizes the wrong words at the wrong time...
like, one might say....and quinton jackson hits liddell with a BIG left.
instead, this guy is like....(during an average moment in a fight)
will see if yoshida can ANSWERE Vanderlie....
11-14-2003, 12:11 AM
Pride better get Quadros back. There has been no announcer in MMA history that is as good as the Fight Professor.
11-17-2003, 07:58 AM
Steve Quadros RESPONDED to my email!!!!
I will post his email to me when I get from work!!!
Needless to say, we should be able to at least voice our concerns to
Dream Stage Entertainment.
Anyone out there know anyone from DSE in JAPAN?
11-17-2003, 10:56 AM
I actually had the chance to meet Stephen Quadros and chat with him briefly yesterday at Dragonfest in LA. He's pretty upset about the whole Pride thing and hasn't watched the shows since he was let go. He said if people want him back they need to get proactive about it -- sign your name on the petitions that are out there (I don't have the links, sorry) and let DSE know what your feelings are. He seemed like a very cool guy, told us some good stories and was quite friendly, but definitely felt that DSE had made a bad decision letting him go and hiring Perry and I have to say that I agree.
11-17-2003, 04:11 PM
There was actually quite a petition going around that was actually up on the old forum for a bit. I believe jamesmcbee was the member who posted it. Do you or anybody else remember that link?
We really need Quadros back. I too would like to send the man an email. How did you find out what his address was?
11-17-2003, 04:19 PM
Go here for Stephen's contact info -- http://www.stephenquadros.com/Contact.html
11-17-2003, 04:32 PM
I'm going to send some encouragement and support his way right now, and will invite him to post/visit our site. Thanks RG for the info, pictures elsewhere, and such!
11-17-2003, 05:17 PM
No problem - always happy to make myself useful! :D
11-18-2003, 12:35 PM
Here's Quadros's reply. I've debated about posting someone's email sent to me as I do respect mine and other's privacy, but since there's quite abit at stake for Quadros, I'm deciding to inform people as much as possible. My apologies to you Stephen if you didn't want some or any of this as common knowledge. I'm just trying to do good here.
Stephen: Thanks for writing.
GE: >Hello. I'm one of a number of fairly intelligent MMA fans
who hang out at
>MMAFIGHTING.NET forum, and want to see you, Stephen
Quadros, return to Pride as Commentator. No disrespect
intended toward the new guy, but noone can
>and should replace you.
Stephen: Wow, you REALLY made my day! THANK YOU for the kind
words. And please pass a message to all the people on the
MMAFIGHTING forum that I am really happy to hear that I am
not yet forgotten.
GE: >So, we're working on collectively letting Pride
>know how we feel, loud and clear.
This is excellent. Have you seen and signed the two petitions
that were created (one from a guy in Europe and one from a
guy in the states)?
I still have a penchant for staying 'busy'. Today, I JUST
finished working as an actor on the hot new TV show called
"Karen Sisco". I play a DEA agent. I'm not exactly sure when
the episode will air but it is titled "He Was A Friend of Mine".
Then I'm going to the Carribean to work (as actor and fight
choreographer) on "Legend of Pit Fighter". That film is going
to rock! It will be out next year.
GE: >Also, I'm trying to send encouragement your way through
Bro, I TOTALLY APPRECIATE IT! The whole thing was sad for
me. I honestly felt I had done nothing to deserve it, especially
coming on the heels of a tournament of that magnitude. It's
just a tiny bit whack (tell me I not the master of
Anyway, keep up the pressure. :-) And THANKS again!!!
What a hell of a guy. I sure hope things can be worked out in this situation.
11-18-2003, 12:47 PM
That's funny, I was just about to post that petition info this morning 'cause I received an email from Stephen earlier today, too! He was cool to talk to in person and it's great that he takes the time to personally reply to all his emails.
11-18-2003, 01:07 PM
Damon is a asswhipe the guy knows nothing.And is it just me or does he look like a low budget Cramer.BRING BACK QUADROS.
11-18-2003, 08:28 PM
great interview!! Everybody sign the petitions and get Quadros back damnit!!!
11-18-2003, 08:42 PM
Stephen Quadros is da' man!! I'm going to be damned if somehow Quadros isn't hired back by DSE. I just can't Damon Perry any longer. Maybe 1-2 more shows for him, but then he's got to go and the rightful king of MMA announcing needs to retake hid throne.
11-19-2003, 12:04 AM
signed, sealed, and done. People should spread this stuff around if we truly want Quadros back.
11-19-2003, 01:49 AM
I will be signing it shortly....cool e-mail!
I think I'll send him an email also. I want him to know how much he is respected in the MMA community and how much we miss him.
11-19-2003, 10:30 AM
Guys here is the response back from Quadros. My Comments to him
are marked with a >.
Get on the petition and let's write to DSE in JAPAN!!!!!
Down with Perry!!!!
Thanks for writing.
>How come you are no longer the Commentator on Pride?
Ya know, I honestly don't know...
There was no "reason" given to me for the move: I did not
ask for more money, I had great chemistry with Bas (Hello!),
I had a good rapport with the Japanese producer.Â*Â*I am liked
and respected by all the fighters and (need I point out the
obvious)...I looked good on camera and actually know a "little"
about the subject, MMA (snicker). The American producer Bas
& I had worked with for 3 years left after the first Pride show
this year ("Body Blow") and was replaced by a guy from Detroit
named Jerry Millen.Â*Â*Shortly after that occured I was fired (a
DSE USA empolyee told me "we're going to 'try' another
commentator...") and replaced by another guy from Detroit
named Damon Parry. What...ever...
They screwed up and at this point I think they know it, even
though their "pride" probably won't ever allow them to admit
it.Â*Â*It's so blatantly OBVIOUS that this wasn't a real great idea
(I'm just the master of understatement, aren't I?).Â*Â*I guess the
key word here is "duh".
>Damon "the Dog" Perry is absolutely terrible and we fans
>of the sport cannot take him any longer.
>He has no knowledge of MMA and acts like a buffoon
between the fights.
I have heard MANY of these type comments since I left.
But, I have not watched Pride since my departure so I have no
comment about the guy.Â*Â*But what they did to me was wrong.
I was a great soldier for the company. My talents were taken
for granted and wasted by bad decision making. It also sends
a strange message about company loyalty (or lack thereof) and
respect (or lack thereof).
Chick Hearn was the play by play commentator for the LA
Lakers for over 40 years. Howard Cosell was the voice of ABC
Sports for 39 years. I just wish that I had been afforded such
In the meantime, I don't mind sitting on the bench for a bit
until an intelligent organization picks me up. Just call me the
John Gruden of MMA. LOL!
>Please come back!!!
If only it was up to me. As you can probably figure out I did
not fire myself so it would be difficult to re-hire myself. Pride
has some great matches and I seemed to be a perfect fit. I
wonder how the people who decided to convince their bosses
that I should be fired would feel if they were relieved of their
positions. That is something to ponder...
>The people in the fight community want you back on Pride!
I miss the fighters, I miss Bas and all my friends with DSE who
reside IN JAPAN (never had a problem with any of them who
live IN Japan).Â*Â*It's sad if I think about it too much.
>Who do we have to write to?
You will probably fall on deaf ears if you write the PrideFC
website. I have received many e-mails from people who tell
me they, the PrideFC website, are ignoring or sidestepping the
issue when it is brought up to them. The people who run that
site are most likely the one's who devised this whole brilliant
sceme in the first place. Try to figure out a way to write
DreamStage IN JAPAN directly.
>We'll get a petition going to Pride immediately!
And/or buff up the existing petitions:
My recommendation would be to NOT let the subject drop or
fade into the sunset.Â*Â*Keep up the pressure.Â*Â*Although I do not
frequent chatrooms a good number of friends have told me
that this little catastrophy just won't go away.Â*Â*It
THANK YOU for the
support!Â*Â*I really appreciate it.
11-19-2003, 02:31 PM
Major blunder IMO. We're trying to promote Pride in the US more than ever and the kickass frontmen (Bas and Quadros) are busted up. I'm a hardcore fan and I had trouble following the last Pride at times because of the lame comments that you just can't escape. I actually thought for a second that if a Pride came along that was so-so, I might not order it if I have to listen to crap the entire time, which is crazy cuz I see them ALL. So how much worse is it for the new fan checking it out in the US. Probably worse. It does seem like we need to try to get ahold of Pride IN JAPAN, because what's Pride in the US without Pride in Japan. Maybe DSE would listen if the US promoters aren't. Maybe.
11-19-2003, 02:41 PM
Unless there is another change in producer, chances are that Quadros won't return.
11-19-2003, 04:37 PM
because of the lame comments that you just can't escape.
Mute the TV...you can escape them then.
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