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FOK1 goes backstage @ It's Showtime Barneveld

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On Saturday the 21st of November there will be an It's Showtime event in Barneveld, Holland. It's yet another great card full excitement and big names. Unfortunately one of them had to pull out due to an injury. None other than Giorgio Petrosyan was going to face the It's Showtime champion Murat Direkci. But the new MAX champion's hand injury is not healing as fast as planned, therefore his substitute will be William Diender, who always puts on an entertaining fight.

Janine and I will be there to represent Fans of K1 and give you a behind the scenes look, plus get some exclusive footage of the fighters backstage while they prepare for their match. And of course ask them tons of questions!
However, since this site is community based and lets the users create the content, it is of course up to you to come up with some original questions. Post your most original, personal, controversial or just plain funny question here and we'll see if we can get an answer for you.

There will be many fights that day and of course we will not be able to get everybody in front of the camera. So here's a short list of some of the fighters that will be present.

Nikos Tharamas


Leroy Kaestner

Jantje Siersema


Rico Verhoeven


Rustemi Kreshnik



Brice Guidon


Mourad Bouzidi

Harut Grigorian




Sem Braan


Dmitry Shakuta


Chris Ngimbi


Chahid Oulad El Hadj

William Diender


Murat Direkçi

Chances are Ernesto Hoost will be there as well, so any questions for this legend are more than welcome. Should you have other interesting questions for a specific fighter whom we might bump into, feel free to post them as well and who knows...we might get you an exclusive answer!



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Shock (56 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 08:34
dont see anny big names :(
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 11:21
Great! I'm sure that you and Janine will make a fantastic report!

For Mr. Hoost:
Did you really make the deal to fight Hari? If yes: WHY??? And thank you for pulling out. If not: was it just a promotion-deal between the managers?
Why doesn't Slowinski get better training with you .... I think he has the potential.
Will Spong respond better to your training?
And: THANK YOU for all you did in K-1!!!! It was a great time for K-1.

For Direkçi:
When will you be in the K-1 circuit??? It's about time! You could be in the top-8 fighters, or even better...

For Chahid:
Go go go go go go. (hehehehe, I like this guy)
Dennis, Administrator (1174 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 12:00
It'll be great to have you guys covering the event. Been waiting for quite some time for you Rob to step in and do an event ;-)

Excited to see what you come up with!
Janine, Holland reporter (196 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 12:30
@Shock It's not a big event, but there are some interesting names.

To very honest this is the kind of event I normally wouldn't report from (well when Petrosyan was fighting maybe) but if I report these smaller events for them they are more willing to give me backstage entrance on the bigger events, like ArenA Amsterdam, with ALL the big names.
Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 05:42
@Dennis Looking forward to it myself Dennis! It's just that we got the invite maybe a week ago and we're both very busy. But we'll try and get some exclusive stuff nonetheless! Plus Janine and I get to work together in preparation for the BIG BIG event in de ArenA in spring.

Thnx for the good questions!!!

I hope you enjoy the item though ;-)
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-10 at: 07:54
What a great team! Janine got the looks and the intellect and you Rob got the, ehh ,,well,,,, its great that you are there to ; - ). ( hope you get the joke and dont threathen me hehe )

Seriously I am expecting alot from you guys, it might not be the biggest card but we got two of the brightest fansofk1 members at the scene so im sure you will pull of some magic there!

If you get the opportunity pleas ask Rico Verhoeven where he thinks he will be in 5 years. Considering his talent and perfect physic for the sport I would love to know what his own goals are.

Same question could be asked to Leroy Kaestner.

Great news and I look forward to you report alot!
good luck!

D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-11 at: 02:55
@Daniel LOL
burim (401 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-13 at: 10:13
im looking forward, just like in every It's Showtime Event.

if you get an opportunity say to Rustemi Kreshnik, Salute from an Albanian...
Alex (76 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-16 at: 12:47
I also wanted to go, but I can't!

To bad that Giorgio Petrosyan can't fight with his broken hand, that would be a beautiful fight, Direkci vs Petrosyan
Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-27 at: 04:27
Awesome work and way to go team!
Rob, Holland reporter (1964 posts)
Posted: 2009-11-27 at: 08:12
Thnx Kim! We had fun doing it. Plus there are three more videos to come!
Filled with interviews with Mourad Bouzidi, Chahid, Murat Direkçi and none other than Ernesto Hoost.
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