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Validation: “the truth” about PRIDE was really “the truth” as you (and UFC) suspected

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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.

Miro Mijatovic: The yakuza’s contract to kill him & PRIDE’s execution

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Miro Mijatovic comments on how PRIDE was politically destroyed.

Miro Mijatovic: Fedor, Mirko, and PRIDE yakuza’s loaded pistols

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Part two of Miro Mijatovic’s interview on Spike TV about the PRIDE scandal.

Losing face: Enron-style Japanese fight scene scandals

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Just when you think the bad news from Japan can’t stop flowing, a new layer of excrement hits the fan.

PRIDE, Xyience, Zuffa, and you

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Special guest opinion/editorial by Leland Roling of MMA-Analyst.com One of the bigger stories so far this year has been the emergence of two scandals that have earned the attention of hardcore fans and the MMA community as a whole. The purchase of PRIDE from Dream Stage Entertainment in the early part of last year sent […]

Six degrees of Ken Imai

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

On the eve of what appears to be Mirko Cro Cop showing up in Tokyo for the K-1/DSE joint press-conference in Japan to announce their new promotion, I thought that I would take a brief respite here and put on my historian cap to talk about a certain individual. To understand the various scandals and […]

Eddie Goldman sounds off on UFC’s lawsuit against DSE

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Start at the 16 minute, 30 second mark (audio here) and listen. Cross-reference: Two-part interview with Tadashi Tanaka (part one and part two) In our earlier news post today, we linked to an article that Charles Jay wrote about regarding UFC’s lawsuit against Dream Stage Entertainment over the PRIDE asset sale deal. MMA Memories, the […]

Fight Opinion Radio #75: The return of Judge Jeff Thaler

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We’ve now officially reached the point where Judge Jeff Thaler may become a weekly segment on our radio show, thanks to the millions of MMA-related lawsuits being filed in the United States. This week, the Judge takes a close look at PRIDE FC Worldwide’s lawsuit against Dream Stage Entertainment. What are some of the unique […]

Flashback: Gaming license issues related to UFC/PRIDE asset sale deal

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

As many long-time readers of this site know, I have been drumming the beat about PRIDE’s problems for at least two years. When the rumors first started that Zuffa was interested in doing a PRIDE asset sale purchase, I warned that there would be many problems that would arise if such a deal occured. Those […]

Fight Opinion Radio #74: Judge Jeff Thaler

Friday, February 1st, 2008

We’re 24 hours away from UFC 81 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we have you covered with a full preview of this weekend’s event. How much interest is there really in the show? Will Brock Lesnar be able to become a major star? Not only do we have our own predictions, but Caleb from MMA […]

A little shock and nervousness

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The Godfather, Hiromichi Momose (photo – ZAKZAK) That’s the reaction in Japan amongst the various fight power brokers in regards to the news of Hiromichi Momose’s death. When the Godfather dies, everyone pays attention. There’s already a rumor floating that Momose died of heart failure. Sadaharu Tanigawa expressed shock at the news of Momose’s death, […]

The Godfather of PRIDE dies

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Top story on Yahoo Japan’s front page Hiromichi Momose, the famous organizer of PRIDE in the company’s early days, has died at the age of 67. He was found unconscious in his bathtub. Momose was the original Godfather of PRIDE backers. He was recognizable to many PRIDE fans as the man at ringside for many […]

Fight Opinion Radio #70: Richie Hightower

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

This Saturday, The Ultimate Fighter 6 finale will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our special guest this week is Richie Hightower, who will be fighting on the card. If you’re a fan of The Ultimate Fighter, it’s an interesting interview to check out. Also on this week’s show: We discuss the politics of the […]

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