MMAJunkie Radio pays tribute to “Fast” Eddie Constantine

Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2010, MMAJunkie Radio made the announcement about the death of our great friend and Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) co-worker, “Fast” Eddie Constantine. The above video, is the complete MMA Junkie Radio episode from that day. The episode starts off with the announcement about Eddie, and shortly thereafter, Matt De La Rosa … Read more

UFC 94 dedicated to the patriarch of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In a very classy show of appreciation and remembrance, the UFC will be dedicating tonight’s event, UFC 94 St. Pierre vs Penn 2, to the memory of the late Grand Master Helio Gracie.

The Grandfather of MMA, and founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Helio Gracie passed away at age 95 on Thursday. Before the beginning of the show, UFC officials will announce the tribute to the public at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, USA.

A statement given on the UFC’s official website on Thursday, reads, “The legendary patriarch of jiu-jitsu’s first family, Helio Gracie, has passed away at the age of 95. The father of nine children, including UFC Hall of Famer Royce, the master of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was revered throughout the world for his gentle manner off the mat and his amazing skill and technique on it. He will be sorely missed. The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Helio Gracie”

Here is a video of the Master at 91 years of age still going strong…

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Remembering Evan Tanner – Tribute Video

Here are a few quotes taken from the hundreds and hundreds of friends and fans who have posted at evantanner.net. The world and the sport is a lesser place now that he is gone but is definitely a better place because he lived:

“Evan was his own man. He knew his path, and he walked it, as he will continue to walk in our hearts.”
“Those of us lucky enough to know our quiet thinking fighter will carry him in our hearts forever.”
“I will always be a fan of yours. You lived life to the fullest and I appreciate everything you did for the sport of MMA.”
“Believe in the power of One, right Evan? You are my hero. Thanks for everything you did to make me believe again.”
“You are an icon for the sport and will live in our hearts forever as a legend.”
“This is what Evan Tanner was – a warrior for the sake of being a warrior.”
“He was the frist fighter that I saw and he is the way I love MMA. My hubby Chris and I have a son who will be 4 years old on the 13 on this month and his name is Evan Tanner Appleby! You will be missed and loved!”

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