Archive: Pride FC

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.

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

FOXSports.com 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...

Jan 21, 2014 7:07 pm

PHOTO | Fedor Emelianenko Sporting Thong Beachside?

I don’t know about this one guys… Several of our media friends are reporting that the image, seen above, of ‘The Last Emperor’, is showing the former PRIDE FC superstar wearing a thong on the beach. Personally, it’s whatever. I mean, if Fedor wants to wear a thong anywhere, let alone a socially acceptable venue...

Jan 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Fedor Emelianenko carries the Olympic Torch

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko may be retired, but that hastn’t stopped him from receiving the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in his home country of Russia in preparation to the Winter Olympics. Steph Daniels posted via Bloodyelbow a picture that has been making rounds on Twitter of the Pride FC legend...

Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Claims He Feels Like The Quinton From Pride

  Bellator 106 was supposed to be Bellator’s first PPV event, but an injury to Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz called off the main event fight between Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and ended Bellator’s PPV plans. Bellator 106 ended up on Spike TV as a free event, but Jackson was still disconcerted with the...

May 30, 2013 8:00 am

Nick Diaz Announces First Show for WAR MMA for June 22nd in Stockton, California

  Since Nick Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) lost to UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, back in November, he has gone off on a career tangent. Diaz first made waves as he applied for a promoters license, as a basic website was spotted online. We recently shared news of Diaz looking for a June 22nd debut...

Mar 13, 2013 8:40 am

Freddie Roach Trains ‘Improperly Taught’ Shogun Rua to Punch | UFC News

  Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach was brought onboard Mauricio Rua’s training camp for UFC 161 to help Rua with his striking. Rua is known for his muay-thai game but according to Roach, when it comes to technical punches, Rua wasn’t properly taught how to throw them. Roach spoke to GracieMag on his work with Rua:...

Mar 5, 2013 9:14 pm

Mark Coleman Officially Retires From MMA | MMA NEWS

Although he hasn’t fought since his 2010 loss to Randy Couture, it has always been a questions whether or not Mark Coleman would fight again. We now have our answer as the 48-year-old recently posted on his Facebook page that he needs a total hip replacement. Total Hip replacement next Monday. Ouch. The hammer is...

Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...

Jan 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Rampage: UFC won’t let me wear Reebok in the cage | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Rampage Jackson says he has a new reason for leaving the UFC after his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago. Rampage says that UFC refuses to let him wear Reebok apparel in the Octagon, after recently inking a deal with Reebok, Rampage wants to represent his...