Big Show speaks about Shaq backing out of Wrestlemania

Big Show spoke with the official WWE website about Shaquille O’Neal backing out of this year’s WrestleMania. He had been tweeting about the possibility of Shaq not holding up his end of the bargain by stepping in to the ring after years of subtle build up. I mean, here’s the thing. We shot this off … Read more

Big Show has a six-pack, under 400 pounds first time since ’95

Big Show and Shaquille O’Neal are supposed to throw down at WrestleMania 33 in April. This match will see two 7-foot-plus giants square off inside the ring. But is Shaq prepared for the new and improved Big Show who now weighs under 400-pounds for the first time since 1995? Recent photos show the 45-year-old giant looking … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal calls for New York Assembly to pass Mixed Martial Arts Bill

The push to legalize the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in New York got some BIG help today — exactly 7-feet-1-inch and 325 pounds worth of help from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq is a longtime practitioner of martial arts and a big fan of MMA

Exclusive: Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney talks UFC on Fox, Strikeforce and MMA on Spike *VIDEO*

ProMMAnow.com reporter Susan Cingari sat down with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney this past weekend following Bellator 50 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla.

Will Shaquille O’Neal fight in the UFC? Find out Friday night on “Inside MMA”

NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal discusses his possible MMA career on tomorrow night’s “Inside MMA,” airing at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet. Whether or not he’ll fight in the UFC remains to be seen but Shaq tells Kenny and Bas, “Once I started training MMA, I starting winning championships.” Shaq also fills us in on who … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Oscar De La Hoya

We’ve all heard the rumors about Shaquille O’Neal maybe one day fighting in MMA or the UFC. Well, this may be the closest you ever see to that. In this video, Shaq takes on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. They go five rounds. The height and size difference is staggering. This was an actual … Read more

PRO MMA up-and-comer spotlight: Ryan “Who Dat” Keenan

As the sport of MMA continues to grow we see more and more fighters with backgrounds in other sports make the transition to MMA. Ryan “Who Dat” Keenan played collegiate football at NCAA division 3 Mount Union College in Ohio. In the off season for extra conditioning Ryan took up boxing and over four years amassed a 14-0-1 record in fifteen exhibition bouts.

After graduating with a B.A. degree from Mount Union College he moved to Orlando and began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Royce Gracie Black Belt Jonathan Burke, who also happens to train NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

Undefeated in professional MMA competition, Ryan fought his last bout back in February against The Ultimate Fighter season six contestant Blake Bowman. Ryan took Bowman out with a first round TKO. PRO MMA (promma.info) writer Dusty Adams recently spoke with Ryan about the academy where he trains and teaches, trying out for The Ultimate Fighter, his goals within the sport, what Shaq is like in the gym, and more.

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