Spotlight: Five minutes with Pacific Xtreme Combat’s Ryan Bigler

ProMMAnow.com’s Asian correspondent Wesley De Souza spends five minutes with Guam’s Ryan Bigler, who will be taking on TUF veteran Dorian Price at Pacific Xtreme Combat 29.

Ricardo Mayorga arrives in Fayetteville for May 15th “Worlds Collide” showdown

Shine Fights CEO Dismisses Don King “Trickerations” NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2010) – Ricardo Mayorga, Shine Fights, and the city of Fayetteville are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s MMA showdown between Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas at the Crown Coliseum. “Worlds Collide: MAYORGA VS THOMAS” will be broadcast via PPV on cable and satellite in the … Read more

A day in the life of an MMA matchmaker: ProMMAnow.com talks to Shine Fights’ Ron Foster

When Shine Fights matchmaker Ron Foster sat down and penciled in MMA veteran Din Thomas to face the former three-time world champion boxer Ricardo Mayorga as the main event for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide,” he probably never expected the fireworks that would occur leading up to the fight.  First there was the press conference, which got extremely heated … Read more

A day at JG (Jorge Gurgel) MMA Academy: PRO MMA gym spotlight

Jorge Gurgel is one of the friendliest and most accessible fighters in MMA today, so a brief email exchange between PRO MMA (promma.info) and Jorge resulted in an invitation to visit and train at his facility, JG MMA Academy based in West Chester Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati.

Gurgel was at that time, leaving for a trip to Somerville, MA to train at Sidyodtong for his recent Strikeforce fight against Conor Heun, but hooked us up with fighter and gym manager Matt Dunlap.

Dunlap’s journey to managing JG MMA is an interesting one. While serving on his final tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army, Dunlap met Rich Franklin, Randy Couture, and Rachelle Leah who were in country for a USO tour. Particularly inspired by Rich Franklin, Dunlap decided that upon leaving the military, that MMA was in his future.

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