As always, MMA legend Frank Shamrock will be performing commentating duties this weekend on Showtime when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier put a bow on the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. In an interview with 1st Quarter radio on Thursday, Frank shared his thoughts on the tournament final between Barnett and Cormier, as well as the Strikeforce lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson. He also discussed his life after fighting and the long-term dangers for MMA fighters.
Inside the Cage Radio with host Greg DeLong welcomed ProMMAnow.com Founder Jack Bratcher to discuss Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal’s new deal with Spike TV’s TNA Impact Wrestling and simultaneous signing with Bellator Fighting Championships. Also, Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez came on to talk about his upcoming title defense this Saturday against longtime rival Josh “The Punk” Thomson and what would happen if the UFC wanted him to fight friend and training partner Nate Diaz.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Joe Gugelman was on the scene in Long Beach, Calif. over the weekend for the 2012 World Jiu Jitsu Expo and caught up with Rener Gracie. Rener gave his thoughts on the BJJ superfight match-ups. He also explained why he felt the Gracie Breakdown videos have become so popular and talked about the Gracie Bullyproof program, why it is so effective and why school systems and law enforcement have embraced it.
Prior to anyone knowing Stockton brawler Nick Diaz would pull a no-show against BJJ superstar Braulio Estima at the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach on Saturday, ProMMAnow.com reporter Joe Gugelman caught up with Nick’s coach and manager, Cesar Gracie, to talk about the match-up. Gracie also discussed Nick’s trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Nate Diaz’s title shot.
Some know him as the CEO of ONE FC, some know him as the Most Powerful Man in Asian MMA. Some know him as Victor, and of course, some know him as that dude with the most awesome tailored suits. Regardless of what you want to call the head honcho of Asia’s biggest MMA promotion, ONE Fighting Championship, Victor Cui has done more for Asian MMA in one year than anyone could dreamed possible.
ProMMAnow.com’s Dr. Rhadi Ferguson interviews Jessica “Evil” Eye following her unanimous decision win over Anita Rodriguez at Bellator 66. Jessica talks about fighting at home, community involvement, her wicked jab and more.
The “Saint Lion” Gurdarshan Mangat talks about his MMA background and training for his upcoming fight with Liu Si Cong at Super Fight League 3 on May 6 in New Delhi, India.