Jiu-Jitsu Fraud David Lang Kicked Out of Martial Arts Facility… But Has He Opened Somewhere Else?

Police Gazette Investigation Continues into Notorious Jiu-Jitsu Fraud and Phony War Hero
Droves of New Witnesses Emerge to Reveal Lang’s History of Dishonesty, Social Deviance, and Criminal Impersonation
The David Lang Saga, Part Two

By Briggs Seekins
In the week since the National Police Gazette broke our investigation into notorious Brazilian jiu-jitsu fraud and phony war hero David Lang, citizens of Cortland County, NY, have been contacting this writer multiple times every day, anxious … Continue reading

Police Gazette Investigation Uncovers Notorious Jiu-Jitsu Fraud and Phony War Hero David Lang Operating in Cortland, New York

Cortland Citizens Have Their Trust Betrayed and Pockets Picked!
Well-Known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Conned!
Scam Involves Oregon State Prison Inmate Serving Time for Sexual Assault of a Minor!
The Investigation and Its Quickly Developing Results!

By Briggs Seekins
In a story that is still developing, this writer has uncovered evidence that David Lang (aka David Lang Da Silva) of McGraw, NY—nationally known as a notorious fraud—has been uncovered once more operating … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: Gladius VIII Live Fight Card Report

Henry_and_DiSalvoAlex Henry, left, and Joey DiSalvo defended their Gladius welterweight and middleweight championships, respectively, in two of Gladius VIII’s finest bouts. (Photo courtesy of Gladius Fights)

Despite the ongoing persecution of professional mixed martial arts by Sheldon Silver and the New York State Assembly, the amateur portion of the sport continues to thrive. The major player for this … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: Jon Jones’s Boxing Coach, Patrick O’Connor, a Special Talent with the Paint Brush Too

Although Jon Jones is now associated with the elite Jackson MMA team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Southern Tier fight fans are proudly aware that the UFC light heavyweight champion’s roots are based here in the Binghamton-Ithaca area. And when training for his most recent title defense last September against Alex Gustafsson, Jones reunited with one of his earliest striking coaches, long-time Ithaca boxing trainer Patrick O’Connor.

O’Connor spent the hot summer months in New Mexico with Jones, … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: National Champion Ricardo Gomez to Headline Gladius VIII Card

On December 7, Gladius Fights Promotion will return to their Ithaca headquarters to present another live card of high-quality amateur MMA action at the Ultimate Athletics Gym in the Pyramid Mall. Headlining the card will be 2013 Ithaca College graduate and Division III national wrestling champion Ricardo Gomez.

A national championship level wrestler starts out with a major head start when picking up the sport of mixed-martial-arts fighting. Of all the independent arts and sports that come … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: Jon Jones Retains World Light Heavyweight Championship in Thrilling Five-Round War

In a battle that will likely end up receiving some “Fight of the Year” mention when MMA journalists compile their year-end award lists, former Union-Endicott wrestling standout and current Ithaca resident Jon Jones successfully defended his UFC 205-pound world title against the extremely game Alexander Gustafsson. The veteran fighter from Sweden pushed the previously invincible Jones to the brink and inflicted more damage on the champion than all19 of his previous opponents combined.

Jones broke his foot … Continue reading