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Paul Gift at Bloody Elbow has opened a huge can of worms regarding what UFC discovered about both PRIDE & Nobuyuki Sakakibara during their “due diligence” investigation with Spectrum Gaming.
The marriage between Japanese pay TV channel WOWOW & UFC was destined to fail. A foreign company with few strong Japanese MMA stars was simply going to be too expensive a proposition.
One of MMA’s true pioneers, Kevin Randleman, has died. He was one of the true characters that made MMA so fun.
The old front man of PRIDE is back in front of the cameras, trying to launch an MMA revival in Japan. He has his work cut out for him in more than one way.
In the time span of a decade, Fabricio Werdum has beaten the odds to become MMA royalty by becoming UFC Heavyweight champion. And in the process, he submitted Fedor, Cain, and Nogueira to become the king.
UFC was sued on Tuesday in San Jose (Northern District of California federal court) over alleged anti-trust violations. Even if the plaintiffs don’t win, they may be greasing the skids for future lawsuits against Zuffa.
We recently sat down with Showtime play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo to talk turkey about PRIDE’s past and about the future of combat sports on PPV. Plus: Should the UFC consider starting their own minor-league promotion?
Unless there are dramatic changes to the current business environment in which the Japanese combat sport scene is promoted around, no new major players will rise to the occasion.
The battle of words between Mirko Cro Cop and his former manager, Miro Mijatovic, is escalating.
Five years later, the Japanese fight scene is burnt to a crisp after PRIDE’s demise.
Miro Mijatovic comments on how PRIDE was politically destroyed.
Part two of Miro Mijatovic’s interview on Spike TV about the PRIDE scandal.
Miro Mijatovic, former agent of Fedor & Mirko Cro Cop, says that there was a war brewing between different rival gang factions to control who owned PRIDE.« Previous Entries