Archive: Pride FC

Dec 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Official: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Is Back in the UFC!

In what may have been the worst kept secret in 2014, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The announcement was made during the main card of “UFC Fight Night 58”. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has proven himself to still be a draw in the sport of mixed martial arts as he helped...

Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm Radio Replay with Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie

Last night, Radio was joined by Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie. Ralek discussed his JiuJitsu promotion, Metamoris, and how Renzo was signed to fight Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5. Ralek also broke down how the famous ‘Secret match’ came to be, and why it’s so tricky for both opponents to compete in. Renzo Gracie...

Nov 5, 2014 3:42 pm

PHOTO | Akihiro Gono Defeats Cancer

Pride FC legend and MMA veteran Akihiro Gono earned the reputation as a fighter to be feared throughout his 20 year and counting MMA career. In the photo shown below from photographer Ryan Loco, Gono shows off a massive scar from the most important battle of his life, his battle with cancer, which Gono won....

Nov 3, 2014 5:46 pm

Paulo Filho To Undergo Second Surgery After Being Shot

Paulo Filho was shot in Brazil last week, and was forced to undergo surgery on October 29th, five days after the incident occurred. Filho spoke to MMAFighting to discuss the details about the incident that saw him get shot in the leg, and the surgery he will be undergoing on Thursday. “They will insert a...

Nov 3, 2014 9:20 am

Incredible, Motivational Fedor Emelianenko Video

Check out this incredibly motivational commercial of a young boy who looks up to one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 3, 2014 9:13 am

Enson Inoue’s Christmas Mission To Give Back To People In Japan

Recently retired Enson Inoue has started a gofundme campaign to give back to people living in poverty, specifically an orphanage, and temporary housing facilities in Fukushima stemming from the hurricane and tsunami in March of 2011. Inoue posted the following message on the UnderGround asking for help with his campaign. So many people want to...

Nov 3, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Reminisces On Pride FC Days

UFC fighter, and former Pride FC fighter Alistair Overeem posted a photo on his Instagram of himself and a star studded group of Pride FC legends from the 2005 light heavyweight Grand-Prix. Pride! TB! 2005 Light-Heavyweight GP! I miss the old days in Japan! Ein von Alistair Overeem (@alistairovereem) gepostetes Foto am Nov 11, 2014 at...

Nov 3, 2014 5:02 am

.GIFS | Nastiest Elbows In MMA History

Elbows are some of the nastiest techniques out there, and after a video we released yesterday showing one of the nastiest elbows of all time (See that HERE). On the heels of our video article, a member of The UnderGround compiled a list of some of the nastiest elbows of all time, calling for them...

Oct 27, 2014 8:51 pm

100 Knockouts In Less Than 3 Minutes

We all love brutal knockouts, so with that being said, check out this video of the 100 of the best knockouts in MMA history in less than 3 minutes! Post by Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 27, 2014 10:18 am

PHOTOS | Fedor Emelianenko Holds MMA Seminar

Widely believed to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Fedor Emelianenko retired from MMA several years ago, but can be seen spreading his knowledge in these photos from an MMA seminar hosted recently. Images courtesy of UnderGround user ‘touch‘. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 6, 2014 5:30 pm

Enson Inoue Retires From MMA

MMA pioneer Enson Inoue officially retired from MMA earlier today, posting a message on the UnderGround. Inoue hadn’t fought since 2010, where he defeated Antz Nansen, but never officially announced his retirement. A pioneer of MMA, Inoue fought in several of the biggest MMA promotions in the world including Shooto where he was a champion,...

Oct 5, 2014 9:50 am

Paulo Filho Denies Having Seizure

Last month, Paulo Filho was pulled at the last minute from his bout at Fatality Arena 7 after reportedly having a seizure. Now Filho is speaking out about the incident, insisting that he didn’t have a seizure, but instead decided to respect himself by not fighting due to emotional issues. Filho, who has had a...

Sep 30, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie Eyeing UFC Return After Sakuraba Match At Metamoris

JiuJitsu legend Renzo Gracie is eyeing a return to the UFC after he has his grappling match against Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 in November. Sakuraba broke Renzo’s arm when the two first faced off under the PRIDE FC banner in 2000. Renzo spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his desire to...

Sep 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Alexander Shlemenko: ‘I’m Just Trying To Follow In Fedor’s Footsteps’

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has his sights set high when it comes to what he wants to accomplish in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Shlemenko, who is from Omsk Russia, wants to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest fighters ever, who just happens to be Russian as well, Fedor...

Sep 22, 2014 8:29 am

Paulo Filho Hospitalized After Having Pre-Fight Seizure

The once dominant PRIDE FC fighter Paulo Filho has been hospitalized in Brazil after suffering a seizure before he was slated to fight Amilcar Alvez at Fatality Arena 7 last night. MMAFighting’s Guilherme Cruz broke the story. Filho started his career going 16-0, even winning the WEC championship. Filho picked up wins over elite level...

Sep 22, 2014 5:02 am

The Voice Versus Fedor Complete Interview

Check out this awesome interview with Fedor Emelianenko and Michael Schiavello from AXS-TV, where Fedor spoke about everything from his time as a Pride FC champion, and on went what went wrong with the UFC. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 21, 2014 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael Dos Anjos Training With Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement last week, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the gym and training with top ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos. Muito prazer em poder ter treinado com essa lenda @wandfc. O legado que voce deixou ninguem pode tirar, como voce disse, “eu ajudei a construir esse esporte” sem duvidas foi...

Sep 21, 2014 10:45 am

Takanori Gomi Unsure About Fighting Future Following Loss To Jury

Following his quick KO loss to Myles ‘Fury’ Jury at UFC Fight Night Japan yesterday morning, Takanori Gomi admits that he is contemplating retiring. Gomi recovered from a loss to Diego Sanchez in March of 2013 to pick up a unanimous decision win over Issac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172 in April of 2014. That victory...

Sep 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘A Heavyweight GOAT Doesn’t Exist’

There is a large number of people in the mixed martial arts community who would answer “Fedor” if asked the question “who is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time?”. Current UFC heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson is not one of those people. The former TUF Season 10 winner recently explained to FOX Sports why he doesn’t believe a...

Sep 16, 2014 5:04 am

Fedor Emelianenko Discusses Conflict In Ukraine

Pride FC legend Fedor Emelianenko spoke on a new AXS TV show called “The Voice Versus Fedor” about the conflict in his native country of Ukraine. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Fedor Says UFC “Offered Unacceptable Conditions”

Fedor Emelianenko is considered by many MMA fans to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), the only argument against the Pride FC legend is that he never fought in the UFC. As a result, he is overlooked by others while being discussed in terms of who the GOAT is. The UFC had tried to...

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52 has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...