Monday, February 12, 2007


Heading into their third event of the 2007 season, the IFL is experiencing some of the pitfalls of their new, busier schedule. Instead of having events around 90 days apart, the promotion has seen the time between events shrink significantly, meaning teams have a shorter turn-around time than they had last year.

Among the casualties of the shorter schedule is Wolfpack lightweight Ryan “The Lion” Schultz. While physically healthy, he will miss the team’s 2007 season debut in Atlanta, Georgia on February 23rd as confirmed by MMAWeekly with Wolfpack coach Matt Lindland.

Schultz, while healthy, will miss the event because of a mandatory suspension he received from the Mohegan Sun Athletic Commission stemming from his KO loss to Bart Palaszewski of the Silverbacks at the IFL Finals on December 29th.

The 60-day suspension is scheduled to end just hours after Schultz’s scheduled fight with new Dragons lightweight Wagnney Fabiano, so even though he is healthy, Ryan will not be able to compete at the event.

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