ProMMAnow.com’s resident old-school MMA guru Dan “The Wolfman” sat down with Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal this past week to talk about his new deal with TNA Impact Wrestling and Bellator Fighting Championships that will allow him to perform as a pro wrestler and compete as a pro MMA fighter simultaneously.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore stopped by American Kickboxing Academy this past week to do some training and caught up with UFC light heavyweight fighter Kyle Kingsbury, who will be fighting newcomer Glover Teixeira this Saturday at UFC 146 in Las Vegas.
Returning to the UFC Octagon for his third time this weekend will be heavyweight Dave Herman. Herman will face TUF 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson as part of the UFC 146 Pay-Per-View main card taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. ProMMAnow.com talks with Herman about getting the call to fight on short notice and if he did anything special to prepare for Nelson’s ground game. Herman also discusses his loss to Stefan Struve in his last fight, and much more.
ProMMAnow.com reporter Joe Gugelman recently caught up with mixed martial arts manager to the stars Ed Soares at the 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach and he brought us up to date on what is going on with several fighters from his Team Black House stable.
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.