Archive: Pride

Nov 10, 2014 8:46 am

Did Mark Hunt Throw The Showtime Kick First?

Take a look back to PRIDE 31 in February of 2006. Mark Hunt steps into the cage for his 6th professional fight against Yosuke Nishijima, riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Dan Bobish, Wanderlei Silva, and Mirko Cro Cop. Around a minute into the bout, Hunt grabs the rope and throws...

Sep 26, 2014 7:09 am

Dana White: No HOF induction for Wand

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Shortly after announcing his retiremnt, “The Axe Murderer” stated that he would not be interested in receiving a Hall of Fame...

Sep 26, 2014 6:21 am

Wand names his greatest fights

Former PRIDE middleweight champion and MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva, retired from the sport of mixed martial arts just six days ago. “The Axe Murderer” recently did an interview with Brazil’s Combate, where he detailed the greatest fights of his illustrious career. Take a look: Greatest Fight “My great fight was against Liddell,” said Wand. “I...


Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 21, 2014 8:27 am

ANTI-ZUFFA! Rampage Shows Support For Rival Wanderlei Silva

Quinton Rampage Jackson has always been one to express his dislike for the UFC brass. After a long and bumpy relationship, Rampage had his last fight with the promotion against Glover Teixeira in 2013. Shortly after he was released from the UFC, Rampage was signed to Bellator MMA, where he has enjoyed a 3-fight win...

Sep 18, 2014 5:03 am

Melvin Manhoef Explains How He Was Tricked Into Fighting Mark Hunt

Melvin Manhoef is arguably one of the hardest hitting fighters on the planet. One of his most spectacular highlight reel knockouts came during his time in Pride FC, where he knocked Mark Hunt out cold with a left hand. Prior to being knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in May of 2013, Hunt hadn’t been...

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Fedor Shuts Down Comeback Talk: “I’m Done Fighting”

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Over the course of his 12 year Mixed Martial Arts career, Fedor fought many of the world’s top fighters while under the Pride banner. Recently Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the possibility of a superfight...

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.

Aug 28, 2014 5:05 am

Mark Hunt Details Plan For Retirement

Mark Hunt just inked a new six-fight deal with the UFC, but once it’s up, he plans on retiring. Earlier this month Hunt Tweeted a series of cryptic Tweets that he was unemployed, however as it turned out, Hunt was contemplating retiring from MMA completely and pulling out of his scheduled bout against Roy Nelson....

Aug 18, 2014 3:33 pm

Couture Open To Grappling Match Against Fedor In Metamoris

“That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know. I’m not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I’m certainly no...

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Phil Baroni Believes He Is Among The Last Of A Dying Breed

Phil Baroni is an MMA veteran, with 32 MMA bouts, and 10 boxing matches, Baroni started his career in 2000 and has been through it all. From the UFC, to Pride, to Strikeforce, to ONE FC, numerous smaller shows, and now Bellator where he will fight on Friday against Karo Parisyan. Baroni believes he is...

Jul 18, 2014 5:30 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni plans to put “The Heat” on Ice at Bellator 122 (Video)

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, returns to the cage next Friday (July 25) to face Karo “The Heat” Parisyan on the main card of Bellator 122 in Temecula, California. Baroni has been out of action ever since May of 2013, when he suffered a gruesome leg injury (dislocated ankle and...

Jul 18, 2014 5:10 am

Dana White Sits With Sakuraba

UFC President Dana White recently sat down with MMA legend, Kazushi Sakaraba, and camera’s rolled while the two reminisced about the golden age of the sport.

May 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Mirko Cro Cop Helps Save Dog Shot By Hitman

By Evan Stoumbelis Former Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic has apparently assisted in saving the life of a dog who was shot by a hitman in the village of Orehovec in Croatia. The dog, who has been renamed Lucky, was targeted by the assassin after his owner refused to pay $50 to...

Apr 17, 2014 3:52 pm

The Many Faces Of Chael Sonnen, And The One Face Of Wanderlei Silva

On one side of the spectrum, there’s Chael Sonnen. If you love Chael Sonnen, there’s little doubt in my mind that some of that love (or possibly a lot of it) hinges upon his seemingly effortless ability to entertain you on the microphone. He’s quick with his quips, he’s deadly with his deadpan, and he blurs...

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...

Jan 3, 2014 1:17 pm

Tatsuya Kawajiri Plans to Introduce New Move In His UFC Debut: The ‘Kawa-Chan Hold’

Tatsuya Kawajiri will finally be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut this Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’. The Japanese native will be facing fellow octagon newcomer Sean Soriano in a featherweight bout. Kawajiri is looking to make a name for himself in his first fight inside a Zuffa cage, and he intends to...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 23, 2013 9:37 am

‘UFC Fight Pass’ Soon Available For Enthusiasts For Just $9.99/mo.

For diehard MMA fans with a few extra bucks to spend, you can get a new key to the castle. “UFC Fight Pass”, the UFC’s planned digital network, is scheduled to debut later this week with a full launch at the start of 2014. While the finer points of the details are still to be...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

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...

Nov 5, 2013 8:21 am

Hendo Feels Pressure To Win But Won’t Retire With Loss To Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA and UFC legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for the second time this Saturday. However this time it will be under the UFC banner, the last time these two warriors met was back in 2006 at Pride 32 where Dan Henderson won via unanimous decision. News surfaced this...