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MMA World News Headlines

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC challenges 'other combat sports companies' to join fight vs PEDs


Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson Headlines UFC 187 Memorial Day Weekend


A Jiu Jitsu Delegation Travels to Chechnya, Part 1


Jiu Jitsu And The Mature Athlete


Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano Pass Drug Tests Ahead of UFC 184 Headliner


Genki Sudo announces Ikkiuchi 2 single day grappling tournament for May 17th


Rousey encouraged by new PED testing policies: Ive had to deal with it since I was sixteen


UFC 185 will not be doing random, out of competition testing at UFC 185


Video: 'Countdown to UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano' full segment


Four questions from todays UFC drug testing news conference


ShootBoxing 2015 Act.1 Fight Card


Circus, Circus: A Recap of Yesterday's NSAC Hearing


For UFC, Devil Will Be in Details of Creating, Enforcing New Drug-Testing Policy


Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald for UFC welterweight title set for UFC 189


DEEP JEWELS 7 - 02/21/2015: Miura & Araki Out Due To Injury!


Interview with a World Champ: Colleen Schneider


The Top 10 BJJ Teams


The Long Road to Bangkok: A Young Fighter's Struggle to Win in the Capital


Fightland Meets: Rustam Khabilov

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC introduces new drug-testing policy, advocates for longer suspensions


NSAC issues temporary suspensions to Silva, Diaz and Lombard; Evans-Smith suspended


UFC Plans Random Drug Testing and Pushes for Two-to-Four-Year Bans


Bellator's British Invasion Unveils Promotional Fight Week Schedule


UFC's decisions regarding PEDs will change direction of the sport


Victor Cui explains why he dropped the “F” from ONE FC


The Savage Truth: A Prescription for UFCs PED Woes


The Witch Doctor and Attila: How Jiu Jitsu Debates Reflect the Gracie Legacy


►Why NSAC took action with Ashlee Evans-Smith and issued suspension, fine


Video: Chuck Liddell Literally Has No Clue How MMA Drug Testing Works


Ham vs Rawlings, Curran vs Chambers Set For UFC Fight Night 65


NAC rules it is 'powerless' to overturn result of Urijah Faber-Francisco Rivera fight


Hindsight - UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch in retrospect


WSOF 18: 209,000 viewers


Bec Rawlings and Alex Chambers See Separate Bouts in May


Glory 19: A New Way Forward?


How You Can Give Up Everything to Be BJJ a Athlete


BJJ Cult Hero, Kurt Osiander Funniest Quotes!


Fightland Meets: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Anderson Silva Tested Positive for Anxiety, Insomnia Medications Following UFC 183


Royce Gracie is part of the PED problem in MMA


Cage Warriors Postponement Leaves European Market up for Grabs


DEEP JEWELS 7 - 02/21/2015: Opening Round Match-Ups Decided


Comprehensive drug testing? The UFC 'can't afford not to do it,' experts say


Watch Ronda Rousey and BJ Penn Spar at the Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy


IMMAF Shocked By Eju’s Threat To Stop European Judo Championships


Brandon Thatch Thanks Fans After Loss To Henderson


Flyweight Prospect Victor Henry Signs with Pancrase


M-1 Global to launch new medieval armored knight fighting project


3 key Jiu-Jitsu tips for avoiding subs from back mount


Frank Mir says TRT 'was putting a Band-Aid on the problem'


How Society Nine is Going to Revolutionize MMA and Boxing


Rickson: “I’ve heard a Jiu-Jitsu instructor tell a student to learn Krav Maga because jiu-jitsu isn’t for self-defense, just sport”


Shinobi War 4 Fight Card Finalized


Get all the details for the 3rd season of Malaysian Invasion MMA right here


Phuket Dreaming Season 1 Deleted Scenes


Returning to Training? Get Back to Jiu-Jitsu without Messing up on Conditioning


Inaugural Men's Flyweight World Championship & Season II Women's Flyweight Tournament Gold on the Line March 14th

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Pancrase Blackbelt Luigi Fioravanti Heads into M-1 Challenge 55 Enjoying His Career’s Twighlight


ONE FC 25: Amir Khan vs. Florian Garel Added to Line-Up


Royce Gracie: PED users getting caught 'shows that the system is working'


George Lockhart: MMA weight cutting practices are 'primitive'


Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next? A Completely Speculative Investigation


New Japanese hybrid MMA promotion Ganryujima announces tournament brackets, rules


Don't be fooled by this undefeated female Mixed Martial Arts fighter's good looks... she says women are just as dangerous as men in the ring


Hey, UFC! Stop Playing Favorites with Fight Night Bonuses!


3 Ways to Develop Explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Benson Henderson's quirky love for toothpicks


Has the UFC Devolved Into the Ultimate Fighting Circus?


King Univiersity Takes Another Women’s Wrestling Team Title


Joey Gomez is looking to add another first round victory to his record at CES MMA 28


Knees of Fury 50 Results


Rumor: Takanori Gomi & Tatsuya Kawajiri to Coach “TUF Japan”


The Ultimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo Collection


Malaysian Invasion MMA Season 3 kicks off with a national TV deal and two new divisions


Are you an aquaholic? Doctors are always advising us to drink more water but in fact drinking too much can be even worse...


Buakaw's Killer Hand-Traps Into Knockout

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC Fight Night 60 results: Ben Henderson survives Brandon Thatch beating, scores sensational rear-naked choke submission


Out-Weighed but Never Out-Worked: Henderson Submits Thatch


FOX SPORTS LIVE UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT Quotes and Video Clips


UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Henderson, Thatch, Magny, Borg Earn $50K Awards in Colorado


REPLAY! Henderson vs. Thatch (Highlights)


Bas Rutten on Steroid Users & Offers Solution to the Problem


Burrow defeats UFC vet Njokuani at LFC 38


Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night ‘Henderson vs. Thatch’


Judo Politics: European Judo Union Ends Partnership with the UFC


Dana White: ‘There are Going to be Serious Repercussions for Not Making Weight’


GPG 18 All Pro MMA Event Next Saturday


Kunlun Heavyweight Tournament Results and Stream


Asylum Fight League 47 Results


Learn How To Knockout Your Opponent 20 Different Ways (Video)


Vorn Viva leads Cambodian MMA into the Full Metal Dojo


Knees of Fury 50 Results


Rena Kubota Stops Elli Maria Ekström At “No Kick, No Life 2015”


Sex before a fight? Let real MMA fighters debate the hot button issue


Shannon Knapp Talks PED Testing; InvictaFC’s 2015

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC Fight Night 60 Results: Henderson vs. Thatch


Brandon Thatch: I Will Be In The Top 10


Spike TV announces “Friday Night Lights Out”


Storm Warning: Official Results from Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko


Female BJJ Instructor Arrested for Sexual Offense on Minor


WWE’s Goldberg In Talks To Fight For Glory


Artemis Film Festival to Spotlight Women’s Fight Documentaries & Films


M-1 Global returns May 2 to Orenburg, Russia for M-1 Challenge 57


At Bellator 133 Alexander Shlemenko may have just spinning struck Melvin Manhoef into early retirement


Fedor Emelianenko to be part of Bellator 134 fan festivities at Mohegan Sun


Sport Scientists Prove that Strength Training Done the Right Way Will Increase Flexibility


Colleen Schneider Steps In To Face Irene Aldana at Invicta FC 11


Full Card for Lion Fight 20 on Feb. 20th


Benefits of Ginastica Natural For Jiu-Jitsu


Greg Jackson on Why Anthony Johnson is a Real Challenge For Jon Jones


Video: PRIDE and MMA reference on Comedy Central show 'Workaholics'


SuperKombat Launches SuperKombat Academy


Relive or embrace your white belt days with this white belt story


Khridoli, Georgian Martial Arts, and the Arrival of Levan Makashvili

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Broomfield Weigh-in Streaming Live on Friday at 6 PM


Benson: Not right that I'm guilty by association after PED test fails


WSOF 18: Marlon Moraes Retains Bantamweight Crown


The World Muay Thai Angels: Marketing the Women Fighters of Thailand


Matt Brown Beats Up Jiu-Jitsu Coach


SuperKombat Launches SuperKombat Academy


The Power Striking of Brandon Thatch


UFC Broomfield Open Workout Highlights by Fight Parrot


Must-watch: The Bellator "Foundations" digital series everyone has been talking about


WSOF Announces Two More Star-Studded Events For April 10 and June 5


Denny Prokopos on if a No Gi Black Belt is also a Black Belt with the Gi


Fight Night Colorado: Expect the Unexpected


UFC Fight Night 60: In Henderson vs. Thatch, Any Outcome May Need an Asterisk


BJJ Partner Drill (with Gi) 4 Drills in one


Bellator 133 Weigh-In Results: Alexander Shlemenko and Melvin Manhoef Ready for Headliner


Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make: #2 Fear of Disappointing Others


Njokuani vs. Burrow headlines LFC 38


UFC Manilla officially gets Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber, plus Sangcha-an vs Delos Reyes, Li and Zhang


Side control: Spinning armbar & foot lasso

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

GPB – Clarence Thatch, Daniel Weichel and Marcelo Alonso


Report: Anderson Silva Failed Second UFC 183 Drug Test


Henderson to make WW debut against returning Thatch at UFC Fight Night


CSAC: Cris 'Cyborg' Justino will need to pass drug test before being licensed for Invicta FC 11


In wake of drug test failures, UFC's White, Fertitta to hold news conference in Las Vegas


McInnes: Fight against PEDs is not winnable


Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader Headlines UFC Fight Night New Orleans


McGeary set to make MMA History at Mohegan Sun


UFC 184's Cat Zingano profiled in latest issue of ESPN Magazine


Five UFC Manila Bouts Announced in Support of Edgar vs. Faber


UFC Manila gets a Superfight: Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber set for the 1st Philippines card


The Next NSAC Hearing Is an Important One


Dan Severn: When Wrestling Became a Martial Art


SHOOTO - 02/11/2015: Sugawara Wins 125 lbs Title Qualifier - Full Results!


The Karate of UFC Featherweight Katsunori Kikuno


Max Holloway Is Ready to Take Flight


PXC 47: Han-Seul Kim to challenge Welterweight Champ Zebaztian Kadestam for the title


UFC champ Esparza after VanZant's Reebok deal: 'I am constantly being overlooked'


11 Things Your Jiu Jitsu Instructor Won’t Tell You

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Brandon Thatch: Bringing the Rukus Back


GLORY 19 Scores Second Highest Spike TV Ratings For GLORY


Lombard’s Manager “Surprised” By Test Results, Says Hector Tested Clean At Anti-Aging Clinic Just Weeks Prior


Graham Boylan Resigns as Cage Warriors Fighting Championship CEO


Tim Kennedy on MMA's drug problem: 'It's going to get worse before it gets better'


Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano subjected to random drug testing prior to UFC 184


Prince Naseem Thinks Conor McGregor Is the Best in the Game


2015.3.15 PANCRASE265 Trailer


Will The MMA Drug Problem Spill Over Into Jiu Jitsu?


Sitdowns: Miesha Tate


CEO: GLORY and Mike Tyson open to future cooperation


Georges St-Pierre’s Unique Training Routine & Diet


UFC, MMA Needs More Vocal Anti-PED Fighters Like Tim Kennedy


Werdum: ‘UFC Reebok Deal Won’t Benefit Up & Coming Fighters’


Featherweight Grand Prix Matchups Revealed For Deep Jewels 7


Card For This Sunday's Kunlun Event


Miller Lite is official title sponsor for Bellator MMA


Sarah Kaufman Draws Alexis Davis for UFC 186; Third Times a Charm?


Gain more flexibility on the mats with these top 3 stretching exercises for martial artists

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Hector Lombard Tested Positive for Steroids in UFC 182 Drug Screen


Vinnie McWilliams Muay Thai reality show


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez: Creative Punching Combinations


UFC Fight Night 60 preview: Five burning questions heading into 'Henderson vs Thatch' in Colorado


WSOF 18 Preview and Predictions


Vasilevsky vs Emeev II middleweight title fight to headline Apr 10th M-1 Challenge 56 in Moscow


Daniel Cormier says he has 'no doubt' he can beat Jon Jones in a rematch


ONE FC new signings include Mark Striegl, Kuat Khamitov, Marcos Ratinho, Christian Uflacker


Glory 19: Why Karate Doesn't Work in the Ring


Former Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson calls career a 'blur,' talks 'hurt business'


What I Learned As A Five Year BJJ White Belt


Plato Said Knock You Out


Sitmonchai Gym and the Balance of Cultures


Nick Diaz coach sad, hurt at lack of contract, quit right before UFC 183


Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make and How to Avoid Them


WSOF 19: Thiago Silva Returns To The Cage


Meridians, Death Strikes, and Secrets of the Shaolin Fist


10 Signs of a BJJ Meat Head


The Least Effective Martial Arts Techniques Ever

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Georges St-Pierre: Recent PED busts are just the tip of the iceberg


Anderson Silva replaced by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as TUF: Brazil 4 coach after NAC request


Bigfoot Silva blames Dr. Marcio Tannure for Anderson Silva's doping


Anderson Silva Passed Second Drug Screen On January 19


Ronda Rousey Uncovered Sports Illustrated Photo Shoot Video


Georges St-Pierre: Anderson Silva had 'biological weapon', it's cheating


A Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Nicknames


A detailed account of making weight with a UFC fighter


Horcher claims LW belt, Good captures interim WW title at CFFC 45


Learn The Famous ‘Rickson Gracie Rear Naked Choke’


Losing Your Speed & Explosiveness With Age? No Problem, Just Change Your BJJ Game


The Biggest KO Punchers In History


Who Will Fight the Vikings from Iceland?


TPF 22 Results


UFC denies Brazilian news report that it has blocked $6 million payment to Anderson Silva


Wrestling Duck Under with BJJ Grips: Te Guruma for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Spike TV President: Bellator “On An Even Footing” With The UFC


ADCC Motivational Teaser


How to Survive a Relationship with a Fighter

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Monday, February 09, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Pioneers of MMA: Kazushi Sakuraba Preview


Video: Scott Coker talks Bellator 're-launch,' Kimbo Slice, and MMA landscape in 2015


The Struggle: A Pugilist's Mission to Turn Pro


Russia Roundup: Alex. Emelianenko charged, WMMA pioneer turns to politics


UFC Puts $6 Million Payment To Anderson Silva On Hold


Carlos Condit thinks UFC welterweight title may change hands this year


Tyron Woodley Details Broken Foot And Training With Cm Punk


Wanderlei Silva may do pro wrestling, but in Japan


GrandSlam 2: Masakatsu Ueda returns home to Japan to face surging Victor Henry


Why Miesha no longer signs and returns fan mail


Benson Henderson On Move To 170: “I’ll Be Explosive”


Trading Shots: When fighters fail drug tests, how much should we care?


The man who represents the iconic Gracie family 'on a different stage'


Robbie Lawler Calls Out For Stricter Drug Testing In MMA


Georges St-Pierre Hopes for More Stringent Drug Testing; Shoots Down Return Rumors


Overtime at the Lab Edition


UFC releases Johnny Bedford, Dustin Kimura, and Jianping Yang


BJJ Mental Coach: Focus on what you can control, not the result


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Highlights

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Radius Strike Series: Bas Rutten Goes Deep On Mma Training


GLORY 19 Results: Schilling, Verhoeven and Holzken Win Big


RFA 23 results: Terrion Ware edges out Joe Murphy in FOTY candidate


Years Ago, Penn Warned Of MMA’s PED Problem


TOP FC 5 results from the Featherweight GP Final Choi Young-Gwang vs Jo Seung-Won


Watch Brandon Thatch steal a man's soul on enemy territory


Fans invited to next week's UFC Fight Night 60 workouts, weigh-ins in Colorado


WSOF 19 Heads to Phoenix's Comerica Theatre on March 28; Tickets on Sale Tuesday


Nick Diazs Longtime Coach Believes Fighter Will Return to Octagon


Cung Le didn't retire on own terms, wanted to fight for Bellator


Red Belt Deoclecio Paulo: ‘Fadda & Gracie Lines Share the Same Principles’


Robin van Roosmalen vs Andy Ristie Lightweight title fight official for GLORY 20 in Dubai


Benson Henderson's Baptism of Fire


Affiliating with a Big Name BJJ School: Pros & Cons


Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas: The MMA Drug Problem Grows


News of the Weird: Fedor spiritual adviser arrested in DUI, threats


Pioneers of MMA: Kazushi Sakuraba Preview


The Wacky Side of Jiu-Jitsu: Crazy and Funny Gis & Rashguards


Regis Sugden Vs. Manuel Bilic completes BAMMA 18 & Fightcard Update

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

No Holds Barred: John Perretti on the Life of Phyllis Lee


Jon Fitch fails pre-WSOF 16 drug test, faces fines and suspension


Brazilian MMA promoters are trying to clean up the sport, but still have a long way to go


Riding a Red Horse: The Current State of MMA in China


Joe Rogan says Dana White wants to take a point for every single eye poke


Video: Duane Ludwig Still Working with TJ Dillashaw, but New Gym Fulfills a Dream


BJJ Black Belt Meets All American Wrestler at RFA 23


Relson Gracie Black Belt answers Carlos Gracie Jr


Glory signs deal with CBS Sports Network, looks at Bellator rematch


King of the Cage Returns to Northern Lights Casino on March 28 for "March Mayhem"


The Unbreakable Man


Rorion Gracie on how to Use Principles of Jiu-Jitsu in Growing a Business


Brazilian Fighters Defend Anderson Silva


Peter Davis, Ann Osman, Ev Ting & Gianni Subba added to ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS


Correia Says ‘No’ To Fight With Miesha Tate


Escape a back attack into a leg drag with Rafael Barata Freitas


IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA


Enfusion 24 Live Stream: Ismael Lazaar vs Thomas Vanneste


After Training Ice Bath JKL Fight Club Style

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Friday, February 06, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Glory 19 Weigh-in Results: Verhoeven, Zimmerman Official for Heavyweight Title Bout


Updated List of BJJ Red Belts: There are Much More than You Think!


Antonio Inoki: Japanese MMA's Great Survivor


Road FC 21 Full Fight Videos: Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Seo Doo-Won


Herbal supplements yanked from shelves after 4 out of 5 top-selling store brands found to contain anything from powdered asparagus to houseplants


NAC: No Conspiracy in Anderson Silva Drug Test; Lab Protocols Delayed Results


Karate's Sacred Tome: The Bubishi and the Evolution of Martial Arts


Golden Glory founder Ron Nyqvist dead after fatal shooting in Amsterdam


The Question: Does the UFC Have a Drug Problem?


Alexander Shlemenko Expects to Showcase Striking Against Manhoef at Bellator 133


Dana White: UFC supports Anderson Silva as he gets 'due process'


Former champ Carlos Condit targeting May for UFC return


How UFC Newcomer Irish Joe Duffy Altered His MMA Game with Pro Boxing


Doctor: Steroids could have made Anderson Silva's leg rehab 'easier than it otherwise would be'


TOP FC 5 Featherweight Title Preview: Choi Young-Gwang versus Jo Seung-Won


Cesar Gracie: Anderson Silva's UFC 183 win over Nick Diaz needs to be overturned


After Training Ice Bath JKL Fight Club Style


BJJ Isometric Strength Training: Fastest & Easiest Way to Strength Train for BJJ


Inácio Neto and Bruno Bastos shine at the Atlanta Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship


Demian Maia Returns to Rio de Janeiro, versus Undefeated Ryan LaFlare

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Anderson Silva tests positive for steroids Nick Diaz for pot in UFC 183 drug screenings


Doctor Says Anderson Silva Denies Taking Steroids


UFC Statement on Anderson Silva’s Failed UFC 183 Drug Test


Why Was Anderson Silva Allowed To Fight?


MMA fighters react to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's positive steroids test


Anderson Silva becomes 3rd Black House MMA fighter since 2014 to test positive for drostanolone


The Savage Truth: Tainted Gloves


Rep: Ouster of Silver could lead to MMA regulation


Part Two of Inside GLORY 19


Rules Change in SHOOTO from April


Rafa and Gui Mendes on Self Defense and sport Jiu Jitsu


ROAD FC 22 announced for March 21, Lightweight Champ Kwon A-Sol defends against Lee Kwang-Hee


World MMA Awards airs Feb 4th on FOX Sports 2


Why aren't commissions doing more to fix MMA judging? In California, one is trying


TOP FC 5: Inaugural Featherweight Title up for grabs in Busan, South Korea


Bendo Fights Out of His Class, Not Out of His League


WSOF 18: Lineup Changes, Complete Card Announced For Thurs., Feb. 12


Weighing the Options of Nick Diaz


Fast and easy Side Control Escape - Firas Zahabi


The War on Jack Johnson: Boxing's First Black Heavyweight Champion Versus the World

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

MMA ref Josh Rosenthal out of custody next month, 18 months shy of scheduled sentence


UFC files motion to transfer Antitrust lawsuit to Nevada


10 February Tussles Worth Watching


Anderson Silva & Nick Diaz earned a combined payroll of 1.3 million at UFC 183


What’s in Those Supplements?


MMA, boxing in Tennessee likely to remain sanctioned for at least another year


Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th


King Mo on 'friend' Kimbo Slice and Bill Goldberg's 'crazy punching power'


RFA 23 headliner Terrion Ware says his phone is always on for promoters


Vitor's Sound Reasoning for Staying out of UFC 184


Lessons for the new girl in jiu jitsu


Gray Maynard Gets Opponent For Return At Ufc Fight Night 63


What to Look For When Choosing the Right Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor


Frank Trigg: GSP is not that good anymore


Manager: Georges St-Pierre 'has no plan of coming back'


Poturak vs. Munoz to Headline FFC7 Sarajevo on March 13th


RFA 23 headliner Joe Murphy: If you're handpicking fights, you're not ready for UFC


Gustavo Dantas teaches foot sweep takedown he used at 2014 IBJJF Vegas Open


After big UFC 183 win, Miesha Tate wants Bethe Correia next


Unsung Seery: Why the Irish Flyweight Deserves Better Billing

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Whatever Happened to UFC Vet. Andy Anderson?


Pancrase 264 quick results: Nam Phan and Will Chope take home wins


Women’s MMA Saves Staples Center Main Event


No Holds Barred: Rose Gracie on Gracie Nationals 2015, Education, and Sugar


UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano fight card


Tough Tony, Dangerous Danza: A Look Back At Tony Danza's Pro Boxing Career


Coming Off of a Win at BAMMA 17, UFC Vet Colin Fletcher Wants Shot at Lightweight Champ


Third Time's the Charm: On Mirko Cro Cop's newest UFC campaign


K-1 China vs. Japan Results From Feb. 1st


Dana White: UFC not booking Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson yet


Where will Wombat Sports Head in 2015?


Cross Choke


Dana White Doesnt Believe Anderson Silva Is Done Fighting


Full Metal Dojo MMA Event in Bangkok on February 21


Vitor Belfort explains why he turned down an interim title fight with Lyoto Machida


Kowalkiewicz vs. Faria Set for KSW in Poland


What Are You Giving Back to Jiu-Jitsu?


Paige VanZant: ‘I’m Going To Prove That I’m Not Just A Pretty Face’


Murilo Bustamante - Half guard Kimura with roll


King of the Cage Signs Agreement with Chinook Winds Casino Resort for Multiple Shows in 2015

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Monday, February 02, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Henderson Steps Up for Broomfield Main Event


UFC 183 Results: Two of MMA's Best Taunters Meet


UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – Winners and losers


ROAD FC 21 Young Guns 20: Live Play by Play, Photos and Results


White: Doctor cleared Hettes to fight but commission vetoed; both fighters paid


UFC 183 post-fight bonuses: Thales Leites pockets $100,000 for slick submission win


Kunlun Fights Stream and Live Results


Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz full fight video highlights


PANCRASE 265 - 03/15/2015: Kitaoka to Face Akira for World Slam Tourney Final


UFC 183 post-fight press conference video


Learn How To Improve Your KO Technique For Muay Thai (Videos)


PANCRASE 265 - 03/15/2015: Four Fighters from "Fight Exchange" Confirmed


GSP working on 'most important project of my life'


Anderson Silva Says He’s a “New” Fighter, But Unsure About Future


GI and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu: What are the Differences?


Miesha Tate Suffered Broken Orbital in Win Against McMann


Chiang Mai FC 5: Twister Submission Highlights


Here’s How To Submit Your Opponent 50 Different Ways (Video)


O'Neil, Lane defend titles at CES MMA 27


Evidence of long-term concerns with UFC ppv model

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Full Live Results


UFC 183 Silva vs. Diaz results, post-fight press conference, bonuses, analysis, winners, injuries, gate, payouts and more


Stephen Thompson suffers injury, out of fight with Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 60


Vitor Belfort turned down Lyoto Machida interim title fight at UFC 184


Jim Hettes hospitalized, fight against Diego Brandao scratched from UFC 183


ROAD FC 21: Kim versus Sasaki becomes a Ham Seo-Hee versus Megumi Fujii rematch


Corso Out; Rachael Cummins to Face Christine Stanley


‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ live weigh-in results and staredown photos


Georges St-Pierre on Role in “Kickboxer” Remake


ROAD FC 21 weigh in results and photos from double title match event Choi vs Seo


Murphy vs. Ware headlines RFA's return to Southern California


Kunlun 19 preview: Kickboxing from China featuring the true Heavyweight champion


Conceicao replaces Labiano, fights Velasco for vacant BW title at TPF 22


MMA Statistics: Here's why the UFC PPV model is doomed


Marcelo Garcia Elbow Push Side Control Escape - In Action


Coach details Gastelum collapse


7th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards winners list


Verhoeven to defend HW title against Zimmerman at Glory 19


Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington moved to co-main event status at UFC 184


Friday night mobility, yarr

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC 183: Watch the Weigh-Ins Live at 7 PM/ET4PM/PT


Jose Aldo to defend title against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 in July


One FC Drops ‘Fighting’ From Its Name, Will Now Be Known As One Championship


Nick Diaz Apologizes For Missing Open Workouts


Anderson Silva Won’t Wear Reebok; Actual Angst or Negotiating Tactic?


DEEP 71 - 02/28/2015: More Fights Added including Two Fighters from Korean Zombie MMA


McMann: Own your sexuality


Back to the Roots: Ricky Manetta's Krav Maga for MMA


UFC officially raises its PPV prices


Bellator standout Marlon Sandro signs with Pancrase, fights Isao Kobayashi April 26th


Full Card For Enfusion 24 on February 7th


Metamoris Founder Robert Zeps on the Future of Jiu-Jitsu & his Non Affiliated BJJ School Studio 540


Study finds greater risk of cognitive issues in boxing than MMA


Report: Dana White Responds to Anderson Silva’s Comments That Title Shot is a Few Fights Away


Team Alpha Male Verbally Destroys Ian McCall So Bad We Can’t Write It


Bob Arum Is Confident that Pacquiao Will Face Mayweather in May


Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko announces preliminary card for Feb. 13 event in Fresno


Quotes from CES MMA XXVII weigh-in


6 Ways Martial Arts Will Get You Promoted At Work


10 Warning Signs of a Destructive & Negative Jiu-Jitsu Academy

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Jon Jones May Not Be an Addict, but Dana White Believes ‘There’s Some Type of Problem There’


Clay Guida vs. Robbie Peralta And Justin Jones vs. Ron Stallings Added To UFC Fight Night 63


Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet Full Fight Card


ONE FC 2015 schedule: Jakarta postponed, Kuala Lumpur & Manila confirmed, Singapore added


After Being Knocked Out in Practice, Anderson Silva Is Renewed


Six Fighters Released By The UFC


UFC 183 Bold Predictions: Is Anderson Silva a Suicide Mission for Nick Diaz?


UFC Pay-Per-View Price Increase Is Now Permanent


Full Guard Thuggery: The Jiu Jitsu of Nick Diaz


Dana White: Jon Jones-Anthony Johnson Title Bout Targeted for May UFC Card


Japanese grappling wizard Shinji Sasaki heads to Korea for his first fight in ROAD FC


Kelvin Gastelum: From Bail Bondsman to Welterweight Contender


The List: The stoppages that came way, way too late


Gangsters and Boxers in London's East End


The Path of Anderson Silva: The Cracks Begin to Show


Inside Glory 19: Rico Verhoeven Vs Errol Zimmerman


Sanchez suffers broken collar bone in training


Felice Herrig Auditions For American Ninja Warrior


The Brazilian Super Bowl


Sherdog’s Top 10: Fights That Failed to Live Up to Their Hype

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Nick Diaz M.I.A. at UFC 183 Festivities, Dana White Blames Himself


Valentines Day "RUKUS"


Sheldon Silver Will Be Momentarily Replaced by Supporter of Pro-MMA Bill


Ben Askren vs Luis Santos at ONE FC: Valor of Champions in Manila this April


Rodrigo Comprido: ‘Steroid Users Feel Insecure about their Jiu-Jitsu’


Brazil's Last Undisputed Champ Stands in the Way of Ireland's First


Royce Gracie: ‘People that Walk into a BJJ School Wanting Self Defense are Guided To A Sport with a Point System’


5 tips for bringing up a healthy child in Jiu-Jitsu


Spike Pres: Coker is 'just a giant step up'


Wagner “Galeto” Campos wants to change Brazil’s luck in ROAD FC: “We breathe fighting in Curitiba!”


Warrior Code: Ronda Rousey


Conor McGregor’s Grappling Game


4 Awesome Ways You Can Live And Train Like A Spartan Warrior


Anderson Silva’s Reality Show – “Spider Life”, Episode 5


Video: Remember Kayron Gracie’s masterful submission at the Pan 2012 finals against Vitor Toledo


Chechen Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov Is Destined for Greatness


Kurt Osiander's Move of the Week


Matt Baker, Knee On Belly To Back With Finish


IMMAF Signs with UFC FIGHT PASS


Mall of Asia Arena brings the UFC to the Philippines, January 29th press conference scheduled

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Former WEC Champ Brian Bowles Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine


PANCRASE 266 - 04/26/2015: Sandro confirmed to face Isao


Dominick Cruz Expects to be Out Nine Months Following His Third ACL Surgery


Why Do Some Boxers Develop Dementia and Some Don’t?


UFC on FOX 14 peaked at 3.65 million viewers


Russian WMMA pioneer joins political group defending Russia from pro-democracy protesters


BJJ star Marcus ‘Buchecha’ discusses MMA plans, training with Velasquez and Cormier


Spike TV president: Rampage Jackson's actions 'not unexpected if you look at the history'


Cyborg Set To Defend Invicta FC Title In The Same City As Rousey vs. Zingano


The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?


Need a simple and effective conditioning workout for Jiu-Jitsu?


UFC 183 Statistical Matchup Analysis: Silva vs. Diaz


WSOF retains Hollywood marketing expert to grow sponsorship sales


Why BJJ Still Matters in the UFC


Top 5 Takedowns For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Video)


One FC champion Ben Askren drops wrestling match


Lifestyle: Black Belt Champion Monique Elias reveals her secrets to an award-winning performance on the mats


Silva vs. Diaz: The Pros Call the Fight


Keys to an effective triangle part 1.


Darren Uyenoyama to face Kentaro Watanabe at PXC 47

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Royce: BJJ moving in wrong direction


All Shamrock FC champions get Bellator contract


Sara McMann: Title fight against Rousey helped save her fathers life


Ceilings and Plateaus: Two Fighters Reach a Turning Point


Anderson Silva wanted to change his walkout song, Dana White insisted on 'Ain't No Sunshine'


Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Money Talks Louder than Pride


Up Close and Personal with Anderson Silva: ‘Nobody is Invincible’ (UFC 183 Video)


The Rise of Grassroots MMA in Thailand


Urijah Faber not ready to put Conor McGregor in Muhammad Ali's league


Did A Head Butt Cause Alexander Gustafsson To Lose In Sweden?


Small-Town Muay Thai: The Village Gyms of Phuket


Shields vs Palhares Will Be an Excellent Battle of MMA Jiu Jitsu


Arce defends BW title, Lentz takes vacant LW title at ROC 50


Video: Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Erkan Varol


Akira Corassani Retires From MMA


Anthony Johnson Plans on Giving Jon Jones ’10 Times’ the Beating Alexander Gustafsson Did


European 2015: Galvão, Gabi reach open class glory; other results and the best images of the finals


Injury Alters Tachi Palace Fight 22 Headliner; Velasco to Meet Jacarezinho for Title


Finding the Birthplace of MMA in Pakistan


Top 10 Promotions in MMA

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

No Holds Barred: A Tribute to Phyllis Lee, the First Lady of NHB


UFC on FOX 14: Anthony Johnson Confident He’ll Defeat Jon Jones The “Same Way I Took Gus Out”


FOX Sports UFC Postfight Show Quotes and Videos


Mike Tyson Raps on Madonna's New Album, Considers Mussolini a Hip Hop Pioneer


Results: Yoshifumi Nakamura Jr takes the SHOOTO Pac Rim title with a UD over Caol Uno


Chris Leben to tell all in new book, but reliving old struggles isn't always easy


UFC on Fox 14 Bonuses: Rumble, Mousasi, Amirkhani, Robertson Earn $50K Awards


Video: Renzo Gracie Shows His Leg Lock Techniques


Gustafsson On Loss To Johnson: “It’s Tough”


By the Numbers: UFC on Fox 14


Dan Henderson 'absolutely' still wants to fight despite first-round TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi


Ganryujima announces the first participants in the 8-man Openweight Tournament


Watch: Giorgio Petrosyan makes victorious return to the ring


UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs Johnson – Winners and losers


Controversy or Not, Dan Henderson Is Not What He Once Was


Tussle Fight Gear Closes its Doors


Jiu-jitsu: Stinky Gi? Try These Tips


Find Out Why Martial Artists Make The Best Lovers In Bed


Manny Pacquiao trains to be a professional wrestler and it’s pretty damn funny


1st & 2nd ADCC South American Trials 2015 Brazil – Invitation

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Live Results


UFC on FOX 14 fight time, TV schedule for Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson


MMA, Boxing Events to Become Illegal in Tennessee on July 1


Tito Ortiz: 'Kimbo Slice is a step down for me'


Body language, communication experts analyze Jon Jones FOX interview: 'Practiced liars use that kind of wording'


Nick Diaz: ‘UFC calls me when they need a real fighter’


'Cro Cop' vs. Gonzaga II set for UFC's first trip to Poland


Titan FC 33: Desmond Green vs. Kurt Holobaugh One of Three Title Fights Announced


Controversial Boxing Judge C.J. Ross Interested in Scoring MMA


GLORY CEO talks stateside deal for 'SuperFight Series' beginning with GLORY 19


Veteran MMA cutman 'Stitch' Duran set to appear in 'Rocky' spinoff


An Ode to Tank Abbott


Paige VanZant: I expected to fight Felice Herrig because we're the hot girls in UFC


Ring of Combat 50 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff


UFC Europe's David Allen: We will make 1.5 million viewers look insignificant'


Video: UFC announcer Bruce Buffer's Pac-Man-themed Super Bowl XLIX commercial


Muay Thai Legend Jomhod Kiatadisak Set to Compete in MMA at Full Metal Dojo 4


Fightland Meets: Roy Nelson


Video: 64 leglocks used in real Jiu-Jitsu fights


SHOOTO - 01/25/2015: Interview with Yoshifumi Nakamura

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Sheldon Silver, MMA's Greatest Villain, Arrested on Corruption Charges


DEEP Jewels 7 Featherweight Grand Prix fighters announced for February opening round


UFC on FOX 14 weigh-in video


Gregor Gillespie's path from wrestling, to rehab, to MMA redemption at ROC 50


Anderson Silva Treating Bout with Nick Diaz ‘Like I’m Starting My Career in the UFC’


Show Me The Money: The Evolution of Jiu Jitsu Tournaments


Koji Oishi, 4th King of Pancrase and former ONE FC Champ, to retire from MMA


Green-Holobaugh, Madsen-Gormley title fights to headline Titan FC 33


Advice from Legends: Robson Moura & Marcelo Garcia on How They Prepare for a Competition


Silva 'very, very, very disappointed' with Lyoto and Jacare


Combat Wrestling: The Ultimate Grappling Tournament Format?


Don’t Hit Me in the Mouth, I Gotta Play Tonight: Miles Davis and Boxing


Dave Herman says police endangered his family, treated him 'like a dog'


IGF schedules 2 MMA events for April and August, meanwhile Shinya Aoki gets into pro wrestling


King of the Cage Presents “Blood Brothers” on March 7 at Menominee Casino Resort


66 things every BJJ white belt needs to know


GLORY Renews Two European Television Deals


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Israel, Preserving The Essence of Jiu-Jitsu: Self Defense


Jean Jacques Machado Rolling With Eddie Bravo


This is what Perfect Technique Looks Like on Muay Thai Pads

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Top Reasons Why 99% of People That Start Jiu-Jitsu Will Never Reach Black Belt


Which bugs are living on YOUR gym kit? Hi-tech sports gear can be a breeding ground for bacteria that cause flu, norovirus and even MRSA, experts warn


Scott Coker opens up about Japanese MMA, CM Punk, Brooks vs. Aoki, MMA free agency and more


Fight Card For K-1's China vs. Japan Feb. 1st Event


The Path of Anderson Silva: Fear the Knee Strike


Victor Conte: Jon Jones Low Testosterone Levels Before UFC 182 Highly Suspicious


Lorenzo Fertitta resuscitates stalled 'Cyborg' negotiations, open to future Ronda Rousey UFC fight


Fighters Wanted - Team Quest Thailand MMA Sponsorship offered!


McGregor vs. Aldo: Who Won the First Psychological Engagement?


South Africa Expands WMMA Divisions; Two Fights Forthcoming


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to Be Arrested on Corruption Charges Today


King Mo vs. Cheick Kongo Replaces Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson at Bellator 134


UFC Fight Night 59 draws over 2.7M, Prelims grab 908K


Weighing the Options of Benson Henderson


VanSoest vs. Chajmaa Bellakhal Announced for Lion Fights


Buchecha V Keenan: Worm Guard? Not today!


Does Conor McGregor Deserve All Of The Credit For The Rise Of Irish MMA?


ONE FC’s Herbert Burns Top 5 Takedowns For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Dan Henderson feels he is still capable of a UFC title reign


Pac-Man Gives Mayweather a Deadline

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

UFC Execs Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta Comment on Cung Les Retirement


UFC Fight Night Boston Salaries: McGregor Earns Event-High $170K, Cerrone Pockets $146K


UFC Road to the Octagon: Gustafsson Vs Johnson


Pancrase 266: King Shintaro Ishiwatari defends, ROAD FC contender Kume Takasuke home


Raw video of Dave Herman arrest contradicts police report painting tased UFC vet as 'aggressive'


Mirko Cro Cop Returning to UFC For a Third Time


Barefisted, Ken Shamrock to continue the fight – whether or not you like it


Former Strikeforce Champion Cung Le Announces His Retirement


WOMEN’S MMA WORLD RANKINGS™ JANUARY 2015


Kimbo Slice wants Seth Petruzelli or Tito Ortiz for his first Bellator fight


Drill To Kill: Science Backs Up Effectiveness of Drilling for Jiu-Jitsu


Liz Carmouche Vs. Lauren Murphy Added To Ufc Fight Night 63


Openweight Champ Ken Hasegawa drops to Middleweight to face Ryuta Sakurai at DEEP 71 Impact


The Overeem Brothers Fight at Milan Fashion Week


Nevada Athletic Commission: All of Jon Jones' post-UFC 182 drug tests come back clean


Top 10 Excuses People Use To Not Try Jiu-Jitsu & How To Counter Them


ONE FC Indonesia’s Fransino Tirta on Jens Pulver: “I have what it takes to be world champion”


“Strength fixes everything” 8 Strength Training Rules For Jiu-Jitsu


Lion Fight 21: Kevin Ross vs. Tetsuya Yamato II, Tiffany Van Soest vs. Chajmaa Bellekhal Among Several Confirmed Bouts


MMA In The Streets Of Kabul (Trailer)

 

 

 

PHYLLIS LEE–REST IN PEACE. A LOVING TRIBUTE BY BRIAN “BLUE MEANIE ” HEFFRON

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

by1Wrestling News Team

Ladies and Gentleman. My name is Brian Heffron and I am here to tell you that I am……a Phyllis Lee Guy. Yes I am Brian Heffron. Yes I am The Blue Meanie. Yes I was trained by the man who went on to not only be my trainer but my big brother and best friend in Al Snow. Yes I have been wrestling for the better part of 20 going on 21 years. Yes I got to wrestle for ECW during their hottest period. Yes I got to be a part of ECW’s best known factions in the BLUE World Order. Yes I got to wrestle in the WWE during the Attitude Era. Yes I got to be in a WrestleMania. Yes I am one of the coaches at the WORLD FAMOUS Monster Factory. Yes I got to do SO MANY great and wonderful things in the wrestling business. BUT…….BUT…..there is no way I get to do these things if not for the help, guidance and love of Phyllis Lee.

Unfortunately the world lost Phyllis January 18, 2015 on a Sunday afternoon from a severe case of pneumonia. Her family has told me that her last days were peaceful. Though her last days were peaceful it’s still hard to fathom how many lives may have been if not for this wonderful woman. Phyllis Lee in many ways has been an unsung hero to many in the world of professional wrestling. Phyllis who was a tough female wrestler went onto work closely with Boris Malenko and his wrestling camp in Florida. She went on to help and guide many aspiring wrestlers and seasoned wrestlers who needed advice over the past several decades. She even made the cross over to MMA to advice and guide several Mix Martial Artists. Wrestlers and MMA fighters she has helped like Sean Waltman, Bobby Blaze, Willie Wilkins, Scott Levy, Al Snow, Sabu,
Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, Carlos Condit, Ron Waterman, Geza Kalman, Dan Severn and myself. That is just a small percentage of people she has helped. To those names I missed I apologize.

I grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. I NEEDED to be a professional wrestler. All my life I watched wrestling. Lived wrestling. Breathed wrestling. Ate wrestling. I was wrestling junkie. I would scour the tv dial for ANYTHING pro wrestling. Anything from WWF. To NWA.To AWA. To World Class. To UWF. I even found and watch pro wrestling from Hawaii in Polynesian Pro Wrestling. I bought all the magazines. Later I would add on to Dave Meltzer’s “Wrestling Observer” and Wade Keller’s “Pro Wrestling Torch” News Letters. It’s in that era I started learning and finding the world of pro wrestling schools. I mean I KNEW of The Monster Factory an hour away in New Jersey but I wasn’t well informed in anything other than there.

Through Dave Meltzer I learned of of A) The Monster Factory try outs and B) Boris Malenko had a wrestling school. To be honest those would have been my choices. I tried out at the Monster Factory the day after WrestleMania 8 and was put through the try out by none other Glenn Ruth of the Headbangers. Larry Sharpe and legendary New Jersey promoter Dennis Coraluzzo oversaw the tryouts as well. I would have loved to gone to the Monster Factory. How could I not? They produced (and still do) some of the best BIG men in the business. Guys from King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow were his best know “Big Men” at that time and being a big guy myself that would be the obvious choice. After the try out Larry Sharpe brought myself and only 2 others of the 8-9 people that tried out. Larry went over all the particulars of what would entail training there. We shook hands and I went home seriously considering going to The Monster Factory.

Now there was also the Malenko wrestling school based out of Tampa, Florida. I had recently discovered Joe and Dean Malenko through tape trading and saw a spectacular match they had with one of my ALL TIME favorite tag teams in The British Bulldogs from All Japan Pro Wrestling. Through the Observer Newsletter I got the mailing address for the Malenko school and sent off a letter asking for whatever info they could give me. Now just as much as Bam Bam Bigelow was a factor in me possibly choosing The Monster Factory. I considered the Malenko camp because of my admiration of not only Joe and Dean Malenko but I also know that’s where The Lightening Kid (Sean Waltman) had trained. I had become a HUGE fan of Sean’s work through his work in The Global Wrestling Federation and again through tape trading. I loved his matches with Jerry Lynn, in Minnesota with Sabu and strong style match I saw him have with Willie Wilkins (Beef Wellington).

I sent out a letter of inquiry to the Malenko school and with in a month to a month and a half I get a letter from……….W. Unity, Ohio? Who do I know in WEST Unity Ohio?! The name above the address written in beautifully written script read Phyllis Lee. Who is Phyllis Lee? I opened the letter to read a letter from Phyllis telling me that the Malekno’s had received my letter and had her correspond with me. The letter put 2 and 2 together on why someone from Ohio was corresponding with a kid who sent a letter of inquiry from New Jersey to Tampa, Florida as she told me she worked with the Malenko’s for a VERY LONG time.

This was 1993 with month unknown but I do remember Phyllis and I corresponding via letter a lot. This was before the days before email, text, Myspace, Facebook and Twitter. In this day and age if you wanted to talk to someone you had to pick up a phone and call or hand write your thoughts to paper, buy an envelope, buy a stamp (which were 24 cents at THAT time) put the letter IN the envelope, WALK to a mailbox and drop the letter in. Phyllis talked to me about the cost of Malenko’s camp, the cost of living in Tampa and all the students that had gone through there. She would talk GLOWINGLY of Sean Waltman and you could tell how proud she had been of him. Very motherly in a way. It was in the way I heard her not only talk about the wrestlers at Malenko’s but the way she seemed to genuinely care about the wrestlers that sold me on going to Tampa.

So I worked and worked and worked at a job as a security guard at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. Thankfully my grandparents who had raised me along with my mother allowed me to save and save and save all the money I needed to for not only the tuition for wrestling school but seed money for living expenses once I got moved and got settled in. Phyllis and I had gone from writing to talking on the phone. If her letters had come across as warm and motherly then talking to her on the phone was even more so. We talked about life. We talked about family. We talked about wrestling. I learned so much from simply talking to Phyllis on the phone that I felt like I had a mental jump start for wrestling before I put in mile one and took my first bump in the ring.

If the Makeno school was going to be my wrestling school then Phyllis Lee was my preparatory school teacher. She was knowledgeable and more importantly brutally honest. As time went on she started pushing for me to get the ball rolling. Crap or get off the pot so to speak. I had already sent her my tuition for Malenko’s and if I was going to do this I had to SOON. Every call started with “So when are you leaving?”. “I know. I know” would be my retort. I wanted to be a wrestler. I know wanted to go to the Great Malenko’s wrestling school. The one thing that kept me stutter stepping out the door to follow through was the then cost of living down in Tampa. I was fairly young and wasn’t wise to what was/wasn’t reasonable to rent a place to live but at that time and for what it cost to live in what was essentially a efficiency seemed like a lot.

To put it into perspective I now live in a 3 bedroom house and the rent for my house is only a few dollars more then what they wanted for a broom closet in Tampa. I addressed this as a concern to Phyllis and she understood. To Phyllis’ credit she gave it much thought and helped come up with an alternative. This is how awesome Phyllis Lee is. I was 19 when she started talking to me. I was 20 when I sent her THOUSANDS of dollars to pursue my dream of being a professional wrestler. Here I was talking about my concern about moving because of the cost of living. Some people would have kept my money and told me to take off or kept my money and totally no sold me and left me hanging.

Phyllis Lee didn’t. Phyllis was an honest and trusting person. Phyllis had MY best interest at heart. So knowing my concerns Phyllis came back to me and said “Well there’s Al Snow’s school here in Ohio….”. Those words were not only SO out of no where but in hind site would turn out to be one of the best decision I would ultimately make. She told me Al Snow had a school in Lima, Ohio. Al’s school was the same price as Malenko’s but not only was the cost of living a fraction of what it was in Tampa but I could live IN the actual school in Lima. Plus, I could finally get to meet Phyllis who I had only known through email and phone calls.

At that time I had sparingly heard of Al through reading the newsletters and reading results. At the time his feud with Sabu had started heating up. Having only heard Al Snow’s name and having Phyllis endorse Al. I had never seen Al wrestle nor did I know anyone who he had trained at that time. I knew the Monster Factory because of guys like King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow. I knew the Malenko school because of Joe and Dean Malenko and Sean Waltman. I knew who they were and what wrestler produced.

Today ironically I am a coach at the same Monster Factory I tried out at in Paulsboro, NJ. The now owner Danny Cage asked me “why didn’t you train at the Monster Factory?”. Which is a great question. I lived in NJ. I lived an hour away. Why not? It has nothing to do with what I saw and experienced at The Monster Factory that was the deciding factor of going elsewhere. It was the fact that I really need to fly away from the nest. If I had stayed in NJ and trained NJ. Once my mother and grandmother would have seen the bruises. Seen the lumps. Heard my moans of pain. They would have tried their hardest to get me to quit. I was their blond haired, blue eyed baby boy. In hind site I was leaving my actual mom and grand mom who didn’t under stand wrestling and pursuing my dream under the guidance of the woman who essentially became my wrestling mom. A “mom” who understood and knew the wrestling business.

On the word of a woman who I had never met. A woman I had only talked to through letter and email. A woman I trustingly sent thousands of dollars. A woman who did not take advantage of my naivety like most others would. On the word of Phyllis Lee I chose to go to Al Snow’s Bodyslammer’s Wrestling Gym in Lima, Ohio. On March 4, 1994 I walked with my mother as we walked to work at the casinos. On the corner of Morris and Arctic Avenue I had the epiphany to turn to mom and say. “I have to start wrestling. I’m gonna leave in 2 weeks”. I later told my grandparents and then put in my 2 weeks notice at work. On Monday morning March 21, 1994. The day after Wrestlemania 10 I drove from Atlantic City, NJ to Lima, Ohio. All on the blind faith I put into Phyllis Lee.

Once I met Phyllis that blind faith I put into Phyllis simply became “FAITH”. I would not have made it if not for Phyllis Lee. As many wrestler’s would tell you they owe THEIR careers and success to Phyllis Lee. All those letters, all those phone calls, all those countless car rides, all those countless shows I did with Al Snow and Phyllis would turn out to be a huge learning experience and worth their weight in not only gold….but platinum. Thank you Phyllis Lee. I love you. I will miss you. And like most others. I owe you.

Rest In Peace,
Brian
aka
A Phyllis Lee Guy
 

 

 

 

 

 

MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Rest in Peace Phyllis Lee


Former pro wrestling, key MMA figure Phyllis Lee passes away


 

 

 

PANCRASE News - Phyllis Lee "The first Lady of MMA"  is GONE!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Phyllis with some of her fighters

 

I am sad to report that my good friend and business associate of nearly 20 years, Mrs. Phyllis Lee, has died last Sunday from pneumonia. 

 

Phyllis was one of the true pioneers of MMA.  During her long career as a manager and booking agent she helped many of world's top mma fighters achieve their dreams of stardom and success.  Her only regret was that many of those stars forgot the woman who helped them to the top.

 

Phyllis, please rest in peace.  We will never forget you.

 

Your friend always

Will Hendricks

Pancrase USA MMA

 

 

 

PANCRASE MMA Purple Belt Takes On 50 Marines!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 


Pancrase Purple Belt, Chase Owen is seen here reenlisting in the Marine Corps in spectacular fashion. This may well be the first time a Marine has reenlisted in grappling gear and flip flops. Additionally, Chase followed the ceremony by grappling against 50 Marines in a row!

 

Congratulations, Chase!

 

 

 

PANCRASE BLACK BELT Luigi Fioravanti Wins At M-1 Challenge In Russia

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

 

Congratulations to Pancrase Black Belt Luigi Fioravanti for his round one, TKO victory at the M-1 Challenge 54 in Russia.

 

M-1 Challenge & ACB 12 results & pictures from Russia

 

Fight video

 

 

 

PANCRASE MMA - Purple Belt Rank Promotions

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pancrase Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO

 

                    

 

*Ben Guillot (left) was promoted to Purple Belt effective 9/27/2014, with a Red Tab Coaching certification effective 11/9/2014.


*Nate Feldman was promoted to Purple Belt with a Red Tab Coaching certification effective11/9/2014.

 

Mr. Guillot and Mr. Feldman train under black belt James Wright at the Martial Arts and More academy located in Jacksonville, NC..

 

Congratulations to our newest Pancrase purple belts - Commissioner Will Hendricks

 

 

 

PANCRASE MMA - Purple Belt Rank Promotion

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2014

Pancrase Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO

 

 

Congratulations to our newest Pancrase purple belt James Jordan.  Jordan is a student and professional MMA fighter training under black belt James Wright of Martial Arts and More academy located in Jacksonville, NC..

 

Professor Wright reports that he promoted Jordan after winning his most recent fight at Battle of the South.  Jordan was 6-1 as amateur and this was his first pro fight.  He has trained MMA for a several years before moving to Jacksonville and training at Wright's academy.

 

According to sensei Wright, "James’s judo and wrestling ability are at black belt level. His striking is beyond his rank and his submissions are good."

 

 

Congratulations to Mr. Jordan and Professor Wright - Commissioner Will Hendricks

 

 

 

PANCRASE Black Belt Enrique Watson Wins At Shamrock FC

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO

 

Congratulations to Comate Xtreme's Enrique Watson for his TKO victory at Shamrock FC last Saturday.  Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzRu2gM9tq4&feature=youtu.be