684 Search Results for PRIDE

Sep 18, 2014 7:40 pm

Roy Nelson Ready For Velasquez Bout, & White Pride Tattoo

“I can put ‘White Pride’ on my chest. He has his ‘Brown Pride’ on his chest. Wait, that isn’t the same thing, is it?” “I think any time you’re the champ, you just want to live it up,” Nelson said. “If I was the champ, I’d call it a day. ‘I’ve got pigeon toe. Oh,...

Sep 10, 2014 12:34 pm

R.I.P. – PRIDE and WWE Competitor Dies At 43

Sean O’haire, a PRIDE FC, WWE, and WCW veteran passed away Monday (Sept. 8) at his family home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After rising through the pro-wrestling ranks, O’Haire took to combat sports where he competed for PRIDE FC, K-1 and other regional promotions. His cause of death is unknown.

Jul 21, 2014 7:03 am

PRIDE Contract Stated Fighters Could Use Steroids

Were the fights rigged, was everyone on steroids, did PRIDE FC have connections with the Yakuza? These are all questions that have been debated by fans of the sport for a while. There have been fighters who have come out and made statements about their time in PRIDE, and most of them have not been...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. MMAJunkie.com verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 8, 2014 12:54 pm

WSOF Terminates Contract With ‘White Pride’ Tattooed Fighter

This Past Saturday, before UFC 175, WSOF 11 took place on NBC. During the prelims of that card, Dustin Holyko fought, and lost, to Neiman Gracie in the second round via submission. However, the most interesting thing about the bout occurred several days after it took place when BloodyElbow’s Brent Brookhouse began doing research on...

Nov 29, 2013 10:50 am

Shogun Wants PRIDE Rules, Believes Elbows Worse Than Soccer Kicks

“For sure, the new rules hinder me. I think that the rule set from when I fought in Japan was safer than today’s rules. Elbows hurt a lot more than stomps. I had adapted to their rules. So when I came to the UFC, to get comfortable, it took some time. And, truthfully, my fight...

Jun 19, 2013 10:12 am

Diaz Wants PRIDE Rules For New Promotion

“In the first event, what Nick’s trying to do is introduce some rule changes — relative to the rules that many of the fans may be familiar with already — to try to push the action a little more towards the sport as Nick envisions it. “That, first of all, is in a ring versus...

May 30, 2013 3:20 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Werdum vs. Nogueira From The 2006 Pride Grand Prix

Next week in the UFC on FUEL TV 10 main event, two Brazilian fighters will finalize their season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2” with a rematch almost 7-years in the making. Fabricio Werdum and “Big Nog” both fought in the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix where they faced each other in the quarterfinal-round.

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Nov 23, 2017 3:42 am

Every Fight in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Broken Down by Chael Sonnen

Earlier this month, Scott Coker and the team at Bellator dropped a bombshell: That they’d be putting on a heavyweight grand prix to finally crown a new heavyweight champion. They added UFC veterans, legends, light heavyweights and even the light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader. The tournament has always been one of the most exciting things...

Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

‘Rampage’ explains why he’d prefer not to fight Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator GP

Bellator MMA finally has a plan in place to fill its vacant heavyweight throne. Throughout 2018, the organization will promote a heavyweight grand prix featuring eight of its premier heavyweights and light heavyweights in Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Speaking...

Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am

BREAKING | MMA Legend Cro Cop Will Return in RIZIN

Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most incredible legends of this sport. After a startling 21-years involved in combat sports, his resume is insane. He has the most finishes in combined UFC, Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce history at 21, which is a finish for every year he’s been fighting. He’s the only fighter to win K-1, Pride and RIZIN grand prix...

Nov 9, 2017 3:24 pm

BREAKING | Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Signs Huge New Deal with Bellator

There’s only one MMA fighter that comes to mind when you think of powerbombs and chains. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has been fighting for 18 years and has fought the very best in the UFC and Pride. Amid the busy week of post-UFC 217 reactions, card changes, and injuries, we get hit with another big announcement....

Nov 5, 2017 12:13 pm

Walt Harris issues statement after suffering a DQ loss at UFC 217

UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has issued a statement after suffering a DQ loss to Mark Godbeer at last night’s UFC 217 event in New York. Harris hit Godbeer with a head kick late in the round as the referee was attempting to call a timeout due to a groin strike (watch that here). The fight...

Oct 23, 2017 7:30 am

MMA legend Takanori Gomi hints at UFC departure, move to different promotion

When PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi arrived in the UFC back in 2010, he was viewed as a legitimate threat to then champion BJ Penn, and to all of the lightweights on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, the Japanese MMA icon’s UFC career has been a significant disappointment. Barring a few impressive moments, like a 2010 KO...

Oct 19, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Manel Kape Pisses Ian McCall Off So Bad He Walks Out at RIZIN Presser

Just a couple of days after his UFC release, flyweight Ian McCall signed on with Japanese fighting organization RIZIN. He recently spoke in-depth to us about him jumping ship to the promotion, which is enjoying a meteoric rise from the ashes of Pride. He’ll be competing in the electric bantamweight grand prix and has his...

Oct 19, 2017 8:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ian McCall explains how he landed in Rizin’s bantamweight Grand Prix

Ian McCall was recently released from his UFC contract, ending a long stint in the promotion’s flyweight division. Just days later, the flyweight star found a new home in Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, and was quickly plunked into the promotion’s exciting bantamweight Grand Prix. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, McCall explained how he...

Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima Want These MMA Techniques Legalized

Rory MacDonald has moved on from the UFC and has set his sites on Bellator gold. In January, he’ll take on their welterweight champion Douglas Lima in January. Both fighters sat down and were asked questions ahead of their encounter about a wide variety of subjects. Asking fighters about what they’d do during a zombie...

Oct 10, 2017 2:04 pm

VIDEOS | 14 Years Ago Today BJ Penn Submitted Takanori Gomi

Years before Conor McGregor skirted his flame-shooting Lambo into the UFC to capture double gold and jump around for big fights, there was BJ Penn. When the first UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver left the organization, the UFC put on a lightweight tournament to crown a new king of the world at 155-pounds. But after...

Sep 29, 2017 11:22 am

Kazushi Sakuraba Will Grapple Frank Shamrock for RIZIN Next Month

Wild things are a’brewing overseas. If you’re not familiar with RIZIN, it’s the phoenix that rose out of PRIDE Fighting Championship’s ashes. It reliably puts on exciting cards complete with pyro and lasters, Japanese MMA nostalgia, and new blood that could possibly be the future of combat sports. In addition to some wild action you...

Sep 27, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | M-1 Global celebrates 20th anniversary with their best KO’s

The M-1 Global promotion is celebrating their 20th anniversary and doing it with a bang by highlighting the best KO’s that have taken place at their events. A likely fan favorite of all the fighters who have competed under the promotion is Fedor Emelianenko, who had a few fights with M-1 along with their co-promoted...