Here’s the Double Rainbow guy (one-time MMA fighter) five years later (VIDEO)

Paul “Bear” Vasquez is most known as “The Double Rainbow guy”. You remember, the big guy who lives in Yosemite and shared with the world his honest and emotional reaction to seeing a double rainbow one day outside his home almost six years ago. What you may not know is, Paul Vasquez actually had a … Read more

Former MMA fighter “Hungry Bear” is the double rainbow man

There are only a few times in most people’s lives when they get to experience ecstatic happiness. Some people equate it to a religious experience, others may find it during an erotic or sexual experience, and for others it may occur during the use of certain drugs. Paul “Hungry Bear” Vasquez, also known as “Hungrybear9562” … Read more

Gladiator Challenge partners with Tachi Palace to present “Most Wanted”

Gladiator Challenge (GC) Owner/Promoter Tedd Williams has agreed to terms with the renowned Tachi Palace to help bring exciting MMA action to guests and fight fans alike. Williams will serve as the executive producer for the events, and the agreement calls for seven fight events to be showcased in the next year.

The first event under this new partnership, “MOST WANTED,” will take place this Thursday, October 8th, live from the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, CA. The fights will take place outdoors, general admission is $20, and tickets are available at http://www.tickets.com/.

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Dave Huckaba responds after being stripped of Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Title

Dave Huckaba feels he is the true Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion.

As PROMMA.INFO reported on Monday, California-based MMA promotion Gladiator Challenge stripped their heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba of his title citing “failure to honor his contract agreement.”

Huckaba was scheduled to defend his title against MMA legend Dan Severn on Aug. 22. According to Huckaba, he notified the promotion ahead of time he was injured. “I was hurt. I tried to tell Tedd (Gladiator Challenge owner Tedd Williams) two weeks before but he didn’t want to hear it,” Huckaba explained.

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Gladiator Challenge strips heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba of title – again

Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion Dave Huckaba was scheduled to defend his title against MMA legend and pioneer Dan Severn on Aug. 22, 2009 at “Nemesis” at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeland, Calif. Huckaba did not fight.

PROMMA.INFO has been notified that Gladiator Challenge has made the decision to strip the two-time heavyweight champion of the title for failure to honor his contract agreement.

Gladiator Challenge Owner/Promoter Tedd Williams stated, “In order to be fair to both the fans and the other Gladiator Challenge heavyweight contenders, we have made the difficult decision to once again take the title away from Mr. Huckaba. We are sad to see it come to this, but we feel that our hand has been forced. We hope that, in time, this situation will be resolved in a more favorable manner.”

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Professional MMA fighter Ross Clifton has died

Photo: Sherdog - Big man Ross Clifton swings on Ken Shamrock.
Photo: Sherdog - Big man Ross Clifton swings on Ken Shamrock at War Gods in Feb. 2009.. Clifton fought one more time after this.

The sport of professional mixed martial arts lost another one of its own this past Friday when 32-year-old Ross “The Grizzly” Clifton passed away from an apparent heart attack. His wife had gone to bed and left him watching TV in the recliner Thursday evening at their home in Rancho Cordova, Calif., and when she woke up on the morning of Sept. 4, 2009, Clifton was deceased.

Clifton’s former trainer, UFC veteran Cal Worsham told MMAWeekly, “He was a jovial teddy bear inside of a grizzly’s body. He was just so funny and such a character in the way you’d never expect from a giant of a man like that. He’s absolutely going to be missed.”

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Gladiator Challenge features Dan “The Beast” Severn vs. Dave Huckaba on Aug. 22

Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion Dave Huckaba (11-3) will take on the mega-experienced ultra-veteran Dan “The Beast” Severn (89-16-7) on Aug. 22, 2009 at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeland, Calif.

The 51-year-old Severn is still going strong, having already fought three times this year, and winning twice. Severn’s most recent fight was just a couple of weeks ago at King of the Cage. Severn submitted novice Woody Young with a arm triangle in the second round.

If it is up to Severn this fight will go to the ground. Huckaba prefers to stand, with nine of his 11 wins coming by knockout. Huckaba does have two submission wins, so he may be just skilled enough to defend Severn’s grappling game if it does go to the ground.

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Steve Eldridge vs. Jeff Morris headline “Gladiator Challenge: Total Recall” on July 31 in Colusa

Colusa, Calif. — Gladiator Challenge (GC), one of the longest-running MMA promotions in existence, proudly presents “Total Recall” on Friday, July 31st, live from the Colusa Casino Resort in Colusa, California.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with fights beginning at 8:00 p.m. GC has scheduled more than 10 action-packed bouts, including two Gladiator Challenge World title fights.

The main event pits Jeff Morris (6-5) against Steve Eldridge (1-1), in a bout that has Eldridge’s GC Middleweight World Title belt on the line. The co-main event features an equally exciting clash between current GC Super Heavyweight World Champion, Ross Clifton (6-9), and undefeated newcomer, Rick Vardell (1-0).

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Jake “The Snake” Paul takes home Gladiator Challenge Welterweight Title at “Gold Rush”

Gladiator Challenge’s “Gold Rush” took place on Sat., June 13, 2009 at the Wendover Nugget Hotel & Casino in Wendover, Nev.

The Gladiator Challenge Welterweight Title was on the line in the main event as Jake “The Snake” Paul (13-13) defeated Lee Doss (12-9) via TKO in round 2.

In the co-main event, ex-training partner of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, “Coach” Chris McLeod of the High Desert Hitmen out of Elko, Nev., handily defeated newcomer Andy Medina with a first round knockout.

“Gold Rush” results:

Jake Adams def. Kade Brown by TKO (Punches) rd2 (0:12)
Juan Espitia def. Jordan Chandler by Submission (RN Choke) rd1 (1:45)
Matthew Hoskins def. Waylon Vigil by TKO (No Answer Bell) rd1 (5:00)
Jeff Shamrock def. Joe Rivera by TKO (Punches) rd2 (2:28)
Koffi Adzitso def. Brad McRae by TKO (Punches) rd1 (1:57)
Jack Montgomery def. Jarrett Kelton by Submission (Armbar) rd1 (2:59)
Chris McLeod def. Andy Medina by KO (Punch) rd1 (1:49)
Gladiator Challenge Welterweight Championship
Jake Paul def. Lee Doss by TKO (Punches) rd2 (2:56)

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