940 Search Results for PRIDE

Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua issues lengthy statement explaining withdrawal from OSP fight

Over the weekend, we learned that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was out of his planned UFC Fight Night 117 scrap with Ovince St. Preux. Surprisingly, he’ll be replaced by former UFC middleweight, and recent World Series of Fighting welterweight Yushin Okami. On Monday morning, the PRIDE legend took to Instagram with...

Aug 31, 2017 9:14 am

Kevin Lee Says He’ll Go ‘Rampage’ on Ferguson Then Khabib at UFC 218

Kevin Lee has quietly stacked up five straight wins, finishing four of those opponents. Fingers crossed that the card stays together, UFC 216 will push Lee into his highest profile bout yet. He’s going to headline the card against Tony Fergusonin a fight for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson has already been vocal about...

Aug 25, 2017 8:52 am

Tony Ferguson Says McGregor Will Return to Fight the ‘Wrong Mexican’

Conor McGregor has already dropped some major hints at his next fight. He’s put his foot down time and time again saying he fully intends to fight in the UFC at the end of the year, where all signs point to a trilogy fight with none other than Nate Diaz. Both his previous fights with...

Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Dana White makes interesting comparison between Conor McGregor and Chuck Liddell

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s upcoming boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is quite unprecedented. That said, it can be compared to a few other fights in the long and violent history of unarmed combat. One fight it is often compared to is Muhammed Ali’s 1976 battle with pro wrestler Antonio Inoki. Another it is...

Aug 12, 2017 8:47 pm

Conor McGregor doesn’t care if “loveable mouthpiece” Malignaggi talks to Mayweather

Former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi has been included in just as many headlines as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in recent weeks. The “Magic Man” was brought in to the McGregor camp to serve as a sparring partner for Conor last month. After unflattering photos from their sparring sessions were leaked on the internet,...

Aug 9, 2017 12:04 pm

Another sparring partner from Conor McGregor’s camp exposes ‘truth’ of what happened with Paulie Malignaggi

The latest news surrounding the mega-money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is all about the sparring sessions and fallout between “The Notorious” and former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. A series of photos that allegedly made Malignaggi look like McGregor got the best of their two sparring sessions made the recently retired...

Jul 27, 2017 12:34 pm

VIDEO | Fighter delivers potential KO of the year in pro debut

In his pro debut, Brando Mamana picked up an incredible win over Adi Paryanto at One Pride MMA 3 several months ago in an early contender for knockout of the year. The win came via wheel kick, after a right kick was slipped by Paryanto, and Mamana capitalized by following up with a wheel kick...

Jul 26, 2017 11:21 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson absolutely destroys sparring partner

Tyson's BRUTAL sparring session Tyson was known for having brutal sparring sessions, check out this one. Posted by Fighting Pride on Sunday, July 23, 2017 During his historic career, former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson earned the reputation as one of the most feared boxers in the world. In addition to being a dominant force...

Jul 19, 2017 6:39 am

Jon Jones hints at wild, post-UFC214 afterparty in another country

In March of 2011, at the age of 23, Jon Jones defeated PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to win the UFC light heavyweight title and become the youngest champion in UFC history. Today – which is his birthday – Jones is 30 years old. And though he has been involved in a litany of legal...

Jul 10, 2017 9:15 am

New free agent Frank Mir seeking fights with Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time heavyweight contender Frank Mir is now a free agent. After failing a USADA test – and failing to prove the failed test was not his fault – he and the UFC agreed on an amicable divorce. Now that he’s free to fight elsewhere, Mir is setting his sights on...

Jul 7, 2017 12:04 am

VIDEO | Bob Sapp vs. Butterbean in Sumo contest

Recently, Pride FC icon Bob Sapp revealed via a social media post that he would be returning to professional kickboxing in August when he is set to compete in France. In honor of the kickboxing and MMA heavyweight, check out this throwback footage of Sapp and Boxing icon Butterbean competing in a sumo contest in...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jul 5, 2017 11:24 am

Bellator improves light heavyweight roster with former Strikeforce champ, UFC vet “Feijao”

Bellator MMA has picked up yet another high profile free agent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and five-time UFC veteran Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. This signing was first reported by BloodyElbow.com. Cavalcante earned his contract with Bellator MMA by knocking out Dan Konecke at World Fight Tour – Road to Bellator, a feeder league for the ever...

Jul 4, 2017 11:18 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort dominates in his first & only boxing match

In 2006, fresh off his 1st round KO win over Antony Rea, UFC and Pride FC veteran Vitor Belfort made his highly anticipated boxing debut in Brazil, where he picked up a 1st round KO win over a local amateur boxing champion, Josemario Neves, who was also making his professional boxing debut. It took Belfort...

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Michael Bisping suggests Fedor Emelianenko lost because he could not use steroids

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko lost in devastating fashion in his Bellator debut over the weekend at Bellator NYC. “The Last Emporer” is often talked about in the debate of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time but was knocked out in the first round against Matt Mitrione on Saturday night at New York’s...

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....

Jun 28, 2017 11:51 am

Wanderlei Silva calls for fight with someone who won’t wrestle him

This past weekend in New York City, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which was headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva. The fight saw Sonnen win via unanimous decision thanks to his wrestling, which saw Silva have...

Jun 27, 2017 1:44 pm

VIDEO | The two takedowns everyone should know for No-Gi & MMA

While all MMA fights and JiuJitsu matches start on the feet, the advantage wrestlers possess is the ability to dictate where a fight takes place, should they be skilled enough to secure takedowns. In the video above, you can see BJJ black belt Stephan Kesting and Pride FC veteran Denis Kang demonstrate two simple takedowns...

Jun 27, 2017 10:09 am

Wanderlei Silva reflects on Chael Sonnen fight, vows to return

This past Saturday in New York, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which featured a number of high-profile fights. In the main event, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen stepped into the cage against longtime rival, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva, for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. When...

Jun 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Fedor Emelianenko doesn’t consider himself the GOAT

While many MMA fans consider heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko to be the greatest fighter of all time for his reign of dominance during the Pride FC era of MMA, ‘The Last Emperor’ doesn’t think of himself as ‘the GOAT’. From 2002-2006, Emelianenko terrorized the Pride FC heavyweight division, going on a spectacular 14 fight...

Jun 20, 2017 8:45 am

Megan Anderson on Germaine de Randamie: “she’s undersized at ’45, and she knew that”

When Germaine de Randamie won the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title by defeating Holly Holm back in February, the expectation was that she would then defend that title against the division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Instead, however, De Randamie refused to fight Cyborg on the basis of her previous failed drug test, which...

Jun 17, 2017 12:22 pm

Floyd Mayweather gives first interview following McGregor fight announcement

Earlier this week, the combat sports community was stunned as it was confirmed that a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match would be taking place on August 26th at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. While UFC President Dana White was quick to do a Q&A and answer fans questions, Floyd Mayweather remained silent...

Jun 16, 2017 11:44 am

PHOTO | Holly Holm & Bethe Correia cutting weight together

Saturday night in Singapore, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will square off in a highly anticipated bantamweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, the two women actually shared a sauna while attempting to make weight for their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night in a showing of good...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...