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MMA World News Headlines

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


PANCRASE 270 - 10/04/2015: Dominique Robinson signs with Pancrase

Bellator champ warns Doubting Thomases: 'Quick' Fedor Emelianenko hasn't lost anything during hiatus

Guillard hears Reebok deal discontent from teammates

LVRJ: Culinary Union play is despicable

Ricardo Liborio: The Heart of American Top Team

Rousey vs. Correia looks to have topped 900,000 pay-per-view buys

4 Tips To Help Tall People Use Their Height When Going For Takedowns

Middle man: Derek Kronig balances management, UFC-interpreting duties

Combate Americas kicks off new series Sept. 17

Exploring the Keys to the UFCs Biggest Events

Filmmaker Trolls Media With Lurid Tale of MMA "Brawl"

Jordan Mein retires from MMA competition at age 25

Conor McGregor: The Show Must Be a Spectacle

Yokkao Heads to Argentina for Yokkao 16

Card for Hero Legends Featuring Petrosyan vs. Xu Yan

Johny Hendricks Believes He Should Have Gotten the Title Shot Instead of Carlos Condit

Melvin Guillard: I could have chosen UFC over Bellator, but went the Money route

M-1 Challenge 61 Adds Two Explosive Fights to Marquee

Check Out the Only Known Fight Footage of Charles Bronson

Justin Wren has returned from the Congo, but his fight for the Pygmies has just begun




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


'UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia' drug tests come back clean

Lineup set for 'UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett' in Japan

One Hundred Years of arm bars

High says NAC is getting worse, should be accountable for Jones drug test leak

Keanue Reeves Trains BJJ with the Machado Brothers

Ringcraft Companion: Mastering the Three Initiatives

Mike Bidwell’s Tips on How he Lost 47lbs/21kgs While Training Jiu-Jitsu

Episode 2: The Three Initiatives

Jiu-Jitsu: 3 Things Halting Your Progress

Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31

Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Set For UFC on FOX 17

What to Watch For: Bellator 141

Brandon Vera to fight for inaugural heavyweight title at ONE Championship 35

ADCC 2015 women's divisions preview

Latest UFC rankings update: Anderson Silva removal leads to middleweight, pound-for-pound shake up

Caio Terra teaches how to get to the back with a no-gi leg drag

BJJ: Rolling Hard? Or hardly Rolling?

WSoF tournament faces regulatory obstacles

BAMMA Set to Test Irish MMA Fandom Outside of McGregor and UFC

Jon Jones Still the Missing Piece for UFC




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


ROAD FC Announces Choi Mu-Bae vs Mighty Mo For ROAD FC 26

Ufc 191: Johnson Vs. Dodson 2 Event Page And Fight Card

ADCC 2015 World Event Time Schedule

UFC Fight Roundup: New fights set for Melbourne, Monterrey

Cain coach: I screwed up

UFC's 'Go Big' event features Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, and many headliners

UFC's Anthony Johnson agrees to counseling, women's charity donation after gym incident

Fight Doctor – Esophageal Tear

WSOF exec Ali Abdel-Aziz: Melvin Guillard is 'the world champion of tapping'

Bellator 141 Weigh-Ins set for Thursday at the Pechanga Resort and Casino

WSOF to Host 1-Night, 8-Man Lightweight Tournament on Nov. 20 in Seattle

WWE and Impact Wrestling Star MVP Enters IBJJF Masters Worlds

Erick Silva embarrassed by his body, suggests injury contributed to loss in Saskatoon

Joe Silva Deserves a Round of Applause for Booking Alves vs. Henderson

No. 3-ranked UFC bantamweight Alexis Davis announces pregnancy

Jiu-Jitsu: Not All Medals Are Created Equal

Yukari Yamaguchi vs Yuuki Kira Title Eliminator Set For J-Fight 44

Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions: Should They Be A Surprise?

Ronda’s Rivals Join Forces –– Tate, Cyborg And Holm Get Together For A Movie

BJJPix Ignores Controversy & Continues Shooting Sexy Pictures of Grappling Athletes




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC fighters will have to inform USADA of whereabouts three months in advance

The Jiu-Jitsu History The Gracies Don’t Want You to Hear

Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves headlines UFC card in South Korea

Road to UFC: Japan Episode 8 recap: The semifinalists’ emotional backstories

Renzo Gracie Becomes Emotional During An Interview, When Asked About His Brother

Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt And American Hero Speak Out About Terrorist Paris Train Attack

Marcin Tybura to defend M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Title Belt vs. Ante Delija

What really mattered at UFC Fight Night 74: Scary injury, odd decision, surprise retirement

►Joe Rogan not impressed with Rousey vs. Holm match-up: I don't think that's smart

Roger Huerta: Famous Sports Illustrated cover 'wasn't monumental' for me

Legacy FC 46 slated for Oct. 2 with Steven Peterson vs. Irwin Rivera headliner

Disrespect the Legs: Learn Secrets of Carlson Gracie Pressure Guard Passing System

Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night Holloway vs. Oliveira

Initial Reports on Charles Oliveira’s UFC Fight Night 74 Injury are Good, but Inconclusive


UFC Fight Night 74 attendance, gate and bonuses

Mixed Martial Arts: Angela Lee quits school aiming to be Singapore's 1st world champion

Jiu-Jitsu: The Difficulty Of Dexterity

Mirko “Cro Cop” Announces Bout With Anthony Hamilton

Results From Venum Victory World Series Event in Decemberen




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Fight Night Results: Holloway vs. Oliveira Play-by-Play & Updates

UFC drug czar: Fighters could face two-year suspension for violating IV ban

One of the US Military members who stopped a terrorist on French train is a Jiu-Jitsu blue belt

6 Ways To Improve Your Submission Game In BJJ

UFC Fight Night 74 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting tonight at 'Holloway vs. Oliveira'

Shooto Champ Yuta Nezu eyes foreign gold in ROAD FC 25

“Cowboy” on Reebok deal: ‘If I say something, you will see me fighting in Bellator next week’

BJJ Training Pictures Of Hero US Airman That Stopped Terrorist in France Using Jiu-Jitsu

What Is The Price Of A BJJ Belt Promotion?

DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2015 in OSAKA - 10/11/2015: Ryo challenges Nakanishi for Deep 185 lbs title

An Inside Look at Competition Training Class at GFTeam HQ in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Ken Primola On How To Return to BJJ After A Long Layoff

Sarah Kaufman Calls Out Bethe Correia After Cupcake Troll

The Fighting Life: The Rise of MMA in Bahrain

Ronda Rouseys Coach Can See Why Holly Holm Was Booked For Title Shot

Submissions For Kids: Should They Be Allowed?

Amilcar Alves defeats Rafael Viana, wins belt at Shooto Brazil 56

Professional Boxing Urged to Adopt Uniform National Standards For Brain Safety

Why did the UFC tell Miesha she was going to have a trilogy with Ronda to begin with?

SAKURABA Cross Face Chicken Wing




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


ROAD FC 25 Results: Smaller Fighter Prevails in Champion vs Champion Bout

Cung Le: ‘Dana Tried To Get Me To Admit To Using PEDs’

Live Results: Badr Hari vs. Ismael Londt and Samedov vs. Poturak

Former UFC fighter accuses Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta of forcing him to fight injured

Raoni Barcelos Dominates Ricky Musgrave to Capture Featherweight Title at RFA 29

Holly Holm Doesnt Really Care Why She Got Title Fight Before Tate

Lineage Matters . . . But To Whom?

Full Metal Dojo 6 weigh in results, photos and fighter intros

Scott Coker says up to 13K expected for 'Bellator 142: Dynamite' in San Jose

13 Years a Brown Belt: The Incredible Journey of Mike Bidwell

Ryan Hall 50/50 Guard - Advanced Heel Hook Finishing

UFC Fighters React To Holly Holm Getting Title Shot Instead Of Miesha Tate

UFC fighters Gustafsson, Amirkhani pose with guns and axes in Chechnya

DEEP 73 - 10/17/2015: Motoya takes on Kojima for 125 lbs title

1 Killer Knee Bar Sweep

Watch Jon Jones Spar with Holly Holm

This Badr Hari Promo Video is Downright Insane

Point vs Counterpoint: Are Points Arbitrary?

Dollaway vs. Marquardt, Samman vs. McCrory added to UFC on Fox 17

11 Things You Can Do That Will Make You Better at BJJ TODAY!




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Jan. 2 at MGM Grand

Miesha Tate's manager 'shocked' and 'disappointed' about Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm UFC 195 title fight news

Fighter seeking sanctions against Bellator following disagreement centered around 'Rampage' Jackson

Rena Kubota, Mio Tsumura Win Titles At 2015 SB Girls S-Cup

Ufc Fight Night 77 Finale Event Page And Fight Card

Trump Favors Military Combat For Women Because Of Ronda Rousey

Joe Schilling vs. Artem Levin III Scheduled for GLORY 24 Denver

Teen MMA sensation Angela Lee fights misconceptions about women in the sport

RFA 29 Weigh-in Results: Barcelos, Musgrave Cleared for Featherweight Title Bout

Here’s How You Set Up A Takedown For MMA

Sakuraba Started His Own YouTube Channel

Xande Ribeiro- How to Tighten Up Your Collar Chokes from the Back

Roy Jones Jr. Asked Vladimir Putin for Russian Citizenship

Advance guard recovery

Muscle vs Athleticism A Day Of Switching Lives

Dustin Poirier Latest UFC Fighter To Get Randomly Drug Tested By USADA

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

'The Barn Cat' Tamdan McCrory Returns to the UFC

Negative Half Guard

Brock Lesnar: I was a 'stone-cold, caveman, barbarian killer' during my UFC run




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves targeted for main event of UFC's South Korean debut

Coach Cultist: A victims tale of MMA and mind control

UFC Exec: ”Stitch’ Duran Wasn’t Fired Because Of Reebok Comments’

UFC drug czar talks PED 'smell test'

Stitch calls 'bullsh*t' on UFC saying he wasn't fired because of Reebok comments

Anthony Bourdain Earns Blue Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ranking the Top-10 MMA camps in Asia

Don’t be that guy: A guide to the seven most annoying types of people in BJJ

GF Team Marcos Soares Marcão Official Statement On The Fake Black Belt Jay Queiroz

Bellator MMA Inks Heavyweight Olympic Hopeful Tyrell Fortune to Multi-Fight Deal

UFC releases statement on Anthony Johnson's angry rant against woman

DEEP CAGE IMPACT - 08/29/2015: In Regards to Imanari's New Opponents

Miss USA Pageant To Jiu-Jitsu Fighter

TUF 22 Finale set for Dec. 11 in Las Vegas with Lauzon-Dunham, LaFlare-Pierce

UFC to sponsor World Wrestling Championships

MMAFA Founder – Association is Growing and “I Am Getting Threats”

BJJ: The Value Of A Coach Who Competes

Sport Science: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Lowest Injury Rate Among Combat Athletes

Salem Officer Fires Shot At Local Jiu-Jitsu Instructor He Thought Was Armed

Marlboro Fit Day with Blackbelt FRAUD Jay Queiroz




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Muay Thai Fighters In Thailand Are Being Intentionally Poisoned

Lesnar: Rousey is 'a super athlete in a weak division'

UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer's husband won't be charged with attempted murder

Ufc 193 Headed To Ethiad Stadium In Melbourne

UFC Adds Glover Teixeira – Patrick Cummins Bout to November Schedule

Full Card Set For 2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup In Tokyo

Erick Silva's Long Road to Justifying the Hype

IMMAF Course Information: International Amateur MMA Referees Certification

BJJ competition and motivation. Do you really have what it takes to be a champion?

UFC's Anthony Johnson goes on ugly misogynistic Facebook rant

GPG 22 Heads To New Combat Sports Arena on Oct. 24, Live on GFL

Mosley: Boxing lack of respect for women fighters an embarrassment

The Violent Beauty of Creation

UFC champ Daniel Cormier: 'There's no tension between AKA and Dana'

Wrestling, MMA & Jiu-Jitsu: Hardest Sports To Train According To Famous Sports Website

Tamdan McCrory Leaves Behind Bellator Title Shot To Re-Sign With UFC


'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Mark Hunt 2 targeted for UFC 193

Freddie Roach Says Manny Would Beat Floyd in a Rematch

The Permanent Scars of Mirsad Bektic




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Brock Lesnar: Vince McMahon is a better promoter than Dana White

New Rule Changes Will Help Female Fighters in Japan

Danny Castillo bashes the idea of having PEDs being legal in MMA

Seven Common Archetypes of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Professor

Nick Diaz goes on epic rant about photoshoots and his career

Top Five Tips On How To Be a ‘Long Lasting’ BJJ Student

2 vs. 2 ‘Arena Combat’ Sanctioned, Next Event Set For September 26th

“Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 194

King of the Cage Signs Agreement with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Here's what happened when UFC fighters took on Marine Corps martial-arts experts

Top 10: Dirtiest Deeds

Flyweights Henry Cejudo and Jussier Formiga to square off on Nov. 21 in Mexico

“I Want To Be Great” – Randee Morales Small In Stature, Gigantic In Ambition

Jiu-Jitsu: A Question About Progression

7 Things You Need To Do In A Street Fight

AJ Agazarm Answers Dirty Fighter & Jerk Accusations After Metamoris Match

XFC Adds 115 tournament bouts; Silva vs. Santos to September card

BJJ Technique Bow and Arrow Choke - Hayabusa - Marcus Almeida Buchecha

Checking in on Spike’s re-branded Friday night

MMA Guard vs BJJ Guard: How To Use The Guard in Both Scenarios




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Antonio Braga Neto plans to sue bar after he was arrested, 'beat up' by security guards

Chris Weidman: I’m not leaving without fighting Jon Jones

Bellator Signs Former King of Pancrase Isao Kobayashi for Fall Debut

WWE legend: If Brock Lesnar didn't make it in UFC how can CM Punk?

UPDATE: Statements released on FAKE BJJ Blackbelt Jay Queiroz

Kunlun Fight 29 Results: Askerov KO's Kehl

Josh Thomson makes Bellator debut against Mike Bronzoulis at Bellator: Dynamite

Trading Shots: What do we make of Anderson Silva's legacy now?

Vale Tudo Relics: When Men Landed on MARS

Bethe Correia fires back at Gene LeBell’s comments, wants rematch with Ronda Rousey in 2016

Watch Conor McGregor Spar with a Pro Boxer

CTE Linked To Duration of Contact More Than Concussive History

Ronda Arouseme star: Sorry I can't be as fit and amazing as Ronda

Video: Roy Jones Jr. gets another KO, wins his 8th straight fight

UFC 192 Gets Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov, Rose Namajunas vs. Angela Hill

Metamoris 'The Underground' recap: Karo Parisyan battles AJ Agazarm to a draw

Bethe Correia breaks silence and fires back at Ronda Rousey!

Awesome fan art shows UFC's Ronda Rousey as 'Captain Marvel'

BJJ: The Benefits Of Open Mat

Video: UFC Fight Night 74 promo released for 'Holloway vs. Oliveira' event on August 23 in Canada




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Former PXC champion Ale Cali shot dead in Davao, Philippines

Eddie Cummings Submits Joe Soto to Win Eddie Bravo Invitational 4

Thar she BLOWS! The Harpoon sweep by Pedro Sauer

UFC Piracy Investigator Accused of “Entrapping” Defendant in Piracy Prosecution

Heatmaps, motion tracking and 'the next frontier' in mixed martial arts statistical data

Bas: Anderson Silva changed his story now three times

Road FC 25 Headlined by Featherweight Fight Between Two Champions

MMA fighter wins title while 12 weeks pregnant in Brazil

Super Fight League 42 – Live Results and Play-by-Play

Anderson Silva Removed From Official UFC Rankings

Felix finds revenge against Lane, takes LW title at CES MMA 30

McDonald’s Assault On Gracie University Student

Heastie: NY Likely to revisit MMA in 2016

Here’s How You Can Achieve A World Champion’s Mindset

IFMA Women’s World Muay Thai Championships Day 1 and 2 Results

Moti Horenstein: Where Is He Now?

Phil Davis Says Being Bellator Fighter Has a Good Ring to It, Talks UFC-Reebok Deal

The Hierarchy of Jiu Jitsu Academies

Trinity - War IV Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff

Eddie Cummings wins $20,000 at EBI 4 via 4 Heel hooks




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


With approval from regulators, 2-on-2 MMA is coming but where is it going?

Mike Dolce: Cyborg Has Gotten Bigger In The Last Year

Gene LeBell: Ronda Rousey 'disappointed' she didn't break Bethe Correia's 'arm, leg, or neck'

TOP FC 8: Heart of a Champion Live Play by Play and Results

Korean Top Team’s Bespoke Promotion Has Emerged as a Major Force in Korean MMA

Renzo Gracie reflections

Chael Sonnen Hints That He Wants Anderson Silva Rematch

Bellator MMA Returns to St. Louis With a 'Vengeance' on Nov. 6

►UFC Fight Night Japan adds Shinsho Anzai, Yusuke Kasuya signed to compete

BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions Announced For November 14th 2015

Ronda Rousey Judo Throws Female Training Partner Repeatedly — Could You Hang?

Three Strikers Every MMA Fan Should Be Ashamed Not to Know

Manny Pacquiao Calls For Rematch With Floyd Mayweather in 2016

What Man From U.N.C.L.E. Taught Me About Fighting

Claudia Gadelha eyes early 2016 return, vows to 'run through' Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Preview: Submission Series Pro The Trump

ADCC Southeast Asian-Philippine International Open 2015 - Results

Fake Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt Jay Queiroz Exposed

Eye talks body image issues with Cosmo

Metamoris’ First ‘Underground’ Event Is Today




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Anderson Silva Suspended 1 Year, Fined $380K by NAC for Failed Drug Test at UFC 183

Tim Kennedy: 'Where the sport is now is horrible and tragic and pathetic'

UFC releases statement on Anderson Silva's one-year suspension

WATCH! Anderson Silva Hearing For Drug Failure– Highlights

ROAD FC forms strategic partnership with Qihoo 360 for China and global expansion

US President Teddy Roosevelt Trained Jiu-Jitsu & Judo

Chris Weidman defends middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in UFC 194 co-main event

Roy Jones Jr. Returns to the Ring This Weekend

FloSports To Launch New Sports Channel For Jiu-Jitsu – FloGrappling

USA vs. Brazil for RFA 29, battle for vacant featherweight belt between Musgrave and Barcellos headlines

A Petition On Applying Choke Holds Or Joint Lock Submission Holds To Children Under The Age Of 12 In Sport Competitions Illegal

Burmese Lethwei: Bare-Knuckle Revival

Declaration of Independents for August 2015

Cotto vs. Canelo: Miguel Cotto reportedly will make up to $30 million for mega-fight

Jiu-Jitsu ‘Rooting’ Concept: How to Make Yourself Feel Heavier

Florian: 'Maybe the judges should be backstage and watching on TVs with headphones on'

Rafael Mendes Explains His Concept for Creating New Techniques

Important Things To Remember About Mat Burn

Alves vs. Viana for vacant LHW belt at Shooto Brazil 56

Diego Sanchez at 145: Dream Come True or Nightmare?




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, August 14, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Kos: Why did UFC give Noguiera a job and not me?

Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields temporarily suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct by NAC

Fabricio Werdum to defend heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez next

Joe Rogan on Reebok sponsor pay: 'I'm on the fighters' side when it comes to that'

Steve Mazzagatti lives to referee another day following WSOF 22 controversy

UFC returns to Orlando on Dec. 19 for UFC on FOX 17

Japanese boxer, 24, bursts into lawyer's office, cuts off the 42-year-old man's penis

No Holds Barred: Rose Gracie on Gracie Worlds 2015 

The Problems With Anderson Silva’s “Viagra Defence ” Under Anti-Doping Standards

Expert Advice – MMA is not for you if…

The Waning Relevancy of Heavyweights in a Changing Kickboxing Landscape

Don't Be Fooled: Ronda-Cyborg Is on

Beyond the Octagon: Bellator champ Minakov, TUF finalist Taylor, and Road to UFC: Japan

Full Fight Card Set For Ultimate Beatdown 17 In Malaysia

The Many Guards of Jiu Jitsu: Closed/Full Guard

WFL Adds Chahid vs. Khamal Rematch for October 18th Event

Petchyindee Gym: Marketing the Diamond in Bangkok

Vitor Belfort Wants Title Fight With Trilogy Win Over Henderson

Liz Carmouche meets Raquel Pennington at UFC 191 in Las Vegas

Ronda Rousey Ranks No. 8 on Forbes List of Highest-Paid Female Athletes




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Anderson Silva defense: 'Sexual performance' medication tainted drug test

Stories from the Road: Pat Miletich

Former Couture Coach Neil Melanson Joins Blackzilians

UFC declines to re-sign Josh Thomson

ROAD FC 25 “Champions’ Superfight” is a grudge match 6 months in the making

The Power of the Punch Not Thrown

Coker on expanding the Ali Act to MMA: 'I think it's a pretty good idea'

NY official guilty of taking bribe to work for MMA legalization

Filmmaker Guy Ritchie Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

An Inside Look at a Judo Olympian’s Kettlebell Workout

UFC and USA Wrestling renew partnership

Interview: Jesse Finney & His Success As Shamrock FC CEO

Forget the Blue Jays, Cirkunov Could Be Toronto's Next Great Sports Hope

WSOF 23 Adds Phoenix Jones vs. Roberto Yong

Brendan Schaub slams MMA media for twisting his words over Ronda Rousey

GPG Appoints Veteran Sports Attorney Greg Bloom To Matchmaker

Renato Laranja Demonstrates the ‘Deep Full Guard’

Roger Gracie Says Anyone Can Become A World Champion: Here Are His 5 Secrets

Legacy FC 46 October 2 in Allen, Texas

More Than Just A Sport- Nicholas Gregoriades & The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Arkansas 1st state to enact weight cutting rules

Tito Ortiz On Wanderlei Silvas Fixed Fights Allegation

The Problems with Floyd Mayweather’s Fictional Pound-for-Pound List

Egypt Steals the Show at US Sumo Open

Safe MMA reforms under the UKMMAF in the UK

Metamoris Launches Surprise Event on The Same Weekend as EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational)

Cyborg’s nutritionist says ‘she could definitely make 135 by December’

Tim Kennedy blasts the UFC Fight Night 73 Reebok payouts

How and Why to Tape Your Fingers in BJJ

UFC boss nixes AT&T Stadium visit, says Rousey's next fight likely for Las Vegas

Competition Formats: The Round Robin

Conor McGregor Wants to ‘Capitalize’ on a Cross-Style Match with Floyd Mayweather

The Implications of Jon Jones’ Absence

DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2015 - 08/29/2015: Shimoishi vs Iwase Determines Future Of Deep 155 Title?

Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor set for Dec. 12; Ronda Rousey not on card

Boxer Amir Khan getting into the MMA business

How to Develop a Combative Mindset for Professional Sparring Sessions

Brazilian commission sample collector asked Jose Aldo for autograph, picture

Mayweather on MMA, 'tough guy' Dana White: I'm in the $100 million business, not$100,000

GLORY 23 Draws 295,000 Viewers Live on Spike TV




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


The UFC Responds To Talks Of Possible Fighter Union Organizing

Attorney conflict forces another delay to Nick Diazs NSAC hearing

Invicta FC 14 fight card announced with new main event

Andre Pederneiras fires back at Brendan Schaub, wants Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor drug tested

Woman posts pictures of underwear she 'wore while in bed' with head monk of kung fu Shaolin Temple

PANCRAES 269 - 08/09/2015: ISAO and Mamoru Victorious - Full Results

Top 5 reasons to Not Train Jiujitsu

It's the End of the Road for James Toney

‘Tito’s not lying! UFC DID offer me Ronda Rousey fight in Dallas’

Joe Rogan Points Out The Looming Problems In Booking Rousey vs. Cyborg

A Black Belt’s View on the Importance of Maintaining The Dying Tradition of ‘Bowing’ in Jiu-Jitsu

Trading Shots: Is it time again to debate the merits of a fighters union?

UFC 191 'Johnson vs. Dodson' preview released for PPV event on September 5 in Las Vegas

Glory Welterweight Champion Nieky Holzken Eyeing Pro Boxing Fight in US

Recovery days vs Light workout days; The difference and Importance

USADA Doping Archives – Unintentional In Competition Ephedrine Use Leads to 2 Year Ban

The Art of Breathing to Stay Focused

Jose Aldo on Dana White's call for body pads: 'Protection is for the weak!'

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cruise feat. Helio, Ryron, Rener & Ralek Gracie

Dustin Poirier says cutting back on sparring has helped in his resurgence




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Glover Teixeira Chokes Ovince St. Preux Unconscious in UFC Fight Night Main Event

PANCRASE 269 live results from ISAO vs Will Chope

Michael Johnson on UFC Fight Night 73 controversy: Everybody knows I won that fight

Rousimar Palhares Releases Official Statement

UFC Fight Night 73: Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux video highlights

IBJJF Accept The Sanctions Determined By USADA And Reassigning Podium Positions

UFC Fight Night 73 Reebok Fighter Sponsorship Payouts

UFC Fight Night Bonuses: Teixeira, St. Preux, Nunes, Vera Pocket $50K in Nashville

The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 73

Matches to Make After UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs. St. Preux

Winners and losers of UFC Fight Night: OSP vs. Teixeira

TOP FC 8 headlined by Lightweight and Bantamweight title matches

Base: A Part Of The Subtle Complexity Of Jiu-Jitsu

Cris Cyborg Goes Off On Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Joe Rogan & The UFC

Thai Criminals Are Released Early If They Participate In Kick Boxing Matches Against Foreigners

Amanda Nunes: I deserve a shot at Ronda Rousey, or someone who gets me closer

Overeem vs. JDS Set To Take Place In Dallas

Nathan Mendelsohn And The Language Of Jiu Jitsu

The Mostly Unknown and Totally Badass History of Muay Thai

Martin Kampmann Speaks Out––Talks Leaving Team Alpha Male




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Fight Night 73 Results

The Shaolin Temple Is Under Investigation

Dana White calls Tito Ortiz's claims on Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Justino 'a total lie'

UFC Responds to Culinary Union’s Thinly Veiled Exploitation of Fighters

Glory 23 post-fight analysis: Fights to make for the main card fighters

Kickboxing: Nieky Holzken Stops Raymond Daniels to Claim Glory Welterweight Crown

REPORT: Rousey Outdraws McGregor And Entire WWE In PPVs

BJJ Academy Etiquette & Unwritten Rules

Andrew Sanchez Bludgeons John Poppie, Captures Vacant Middleweight Crown at RFA 28

Gabriel Varga set to defend title against Serhiy Adamchuck Bellator MMA: Dynamite card

M-1 Challenge 60 results from Russia: Nemkov decisions Perak

PXC 49 is taking place on Guam with a live stream. Here are the live results.

Affiliation vs Certification: How a 16-Year Old Blue Belt Can Teach Jiu-Jitsu

Phuket Dreaming Season 2 – Episode 6: “Bonus Machine”

All Access! — Hanging Backstage With Cuban, Fertitta, And Penn

PANCRASE 270 - 10/04/2015: Let's Gota defends title against Suzuki

Pros and Cons of Learning BJJ Online

Floyd Mayweather Responds to Ronda Rousey's ESPY Shots

Gabriel Varga vs. Sergei Adamchuk Added to Bellator Dynamite

Pic: Fedor Emelianenko Continues To Bulk Up For MMA Return




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Reebok's Michael Lunardelli opens up about UFC fight kit criticism, Stitch Duran and partnership with UFC

UFN 73 weigh-in results & stream (5:00 PM ET)

GLORY 23 predictions, full fight preview for 'Holzken vs Daniels 2' on Spike TV

Rolando Velasco Claims Bantamweight Title, Sinks Josh San Diego at Tachi Palace Fights 24

Novitzky: If you have a drug problem, call me

Brazilian Actor Stenio Garcia to Play Helio Gracie in Upcoming Movie

Glory 23 Las Vegas Weigh-in Results: Holzken, Daniels on Weight

Schaub: Brazilian fighters 'ain't doing too well' since new PED testing

WSOF President Ray Sefo Responds To Palhares’ ‘Greasing’ Allegations

UFC fighters spend time training with Detroit Pistons

UFC Fight Night 73 preview: Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson

Uriah Hall's Blessing in Disguise

Background On Romulo Barral

Ronda Rousey Warned to Stay Out of Boxing

SUPERKOMBAT announces final two events for 2015

Favela Jiu Jitsu: The Crew

On the Road Bonus Technique: Modified Guillotine Grip With UFC Vet Goran Reljic

King of the Cage Returns to the Meadows Casino Resort on September 26 for "HANDS OF STEEL"

Alienware Signs On As WSOF Sponsor

16 year old blue belt run Mississippi Gracie Academy




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, August 07, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Teamsters announce plan to organize UFC fighters

Raymond Daniels: Just Short of a Superstar

Tachi Palace Fights 24 Weigh-in Results: Asco, San Diego On Point

Chris Leben Threatened To Murder Father In-Law, M16 Rifle Found

Anderson Silva believes testing irregularities will clear him in NAC hearing

Rousimar Palhares Breaks Silence––Accuses Shields Of Cheating

Myles Jury, Michael Chandler among group of fighters leaving Alliance MMA

Marine Veteran Overcoming Bipolar Disorder And PTSD With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Quote of the Day: Cat Zingano “Didn’t Expect” That Ronda Rousey Would “Go for Her Arm” at UFC 184

Joe Lauzon on Metamoris Not paying on Time & Reasons for their Recent Failure

Martin Kampmann set to step down at Team Alpha Male head coach

UFC Confirms Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley’s a go, Robbie Lawler-Carlos Condit Planned For UFC 193

The Problem With Paul Harris

Champ Robbie Lawler targeted to meet Carlos Condit in UFC 193 headliner in Australia

Back to Basics with Keenan Cornelius (Episode 1)

Check Out Fighting For Glory: The Joseph Valtellini Story

10 August Tussles Worth Watching

Diego Sanchez to Fight Ricardo Lamas in Featherweight Debut

Writing a BJJ GoFundMe Campaign Pitch That Will Raise Funds Without Annoying People

BJJ Competitor Emilia’s Ideal Training Session




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Mendes: We made Bang

Several MMA fighters rally for lifetime ban of Rousimar Palhares

'Cyborg's' manager explains threat of lawsuit against UFC champ Ronda Rousey

UFC veteran Chris Leben pleads guilty in felony assault weapon case

WSOF president Sefo recommends Palhares 'speak to somebody' after stripping him of title

Jake Shields Criticizes Referee Steve Mazzagatti Over Rousimar Palhares Fight

Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum to headline TUF Latin America 2 Finale

Ricardo Liborio on Mario Sperry ADCC Superfight, Yoel Romero vs Jacare etc…

The Savage Truth: Cyborg or Bust

King of the Cage Returns to the Gold Country Casino & Hotel on October 3 for "TOTAL ELIMINATION"

NAC Issues Temporary Suspensions to Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields

UFC 190 Post-Mortem: Writing on the Wall

Wanderlei Silva And Ex-UFC Fighters Pushing For Muhammad Ali Act In MMA

Full Metal Dojo announce their next MMA Event – FMD6: For Those about to Rock

From the Inside: UFC International Fight Week - Part Two

5 Most Common Excuses To Skip Training & 5 Best Responses

Cyborg threatens legal action against Rousey for slander

Perak drops to LHW to face Nemkov in contender match at M-1 Challenge 60

The Rise and Fall of Muay Thai Legend Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn

Jessica Eye Vs. Julianna Pea Booked For Ufc 192




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


WSOF strips Rousimar Palhares of title, suspends him indefinitely

Chuck Norris Advised GOP To Use His Political Jiu-Jitsu Idea

Hearings For Silva And Diaz Set For August 13, 2015

Ronda Rousey to Star in Film Based on Her Autobiography

Legendary Carlson Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro Set to Close Its Doors

WSOF Eight-Hour TV Marathon on NBCSN on Tuesday

The Differences Between Submissions

360GAME ROAD FC 025 preliminary Young Guns 24 now open

UFC 190: Five Fighters Potentially Sidelined for Six Months

Bethe Correia: Requiem for a Troll

Rankings Update: Tate no.1, Correia drops three spots

WSOF 22 salaries: Marlon Moraes cashes $140,000 payday for WSOF title defense

Bellator 141 Fight Card Complete with the Addition of Four New Bouts

2 Time Boxing World Champion Amanda Serrano: ” Ronda Rousey’s Coach Is Very Disrespectful

Big UFC event at Dallas stadium makes for good quandaries

"G-23 Special" to air on Fight Sports

WSOF 22 Salaries: Marlon Moraes Banks $140K; Rousimar Palhares Win Bonus Withheld

Sergey Kovalev: The Other Most Feared Fighter in Boxing

BJJ Specific Grip Training Circuit

SuperKombat WGP IV in Romania Results




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Rousimar Palhares: Too Dangerous for MMA?

Dana Closes the Door on Big Nog's Fighting Career

WSOF to make an announcement on Rousimar Palhares on Tuesday

ONE Championship 30 in Shanghai: Huerta vs Ando, Boku vs Overall

Watch 'dirty' submission that may get Rousimar Palhares stripped of WSOF title, suspended from MMA

Gracie Wants Palhares Stripped, Banned from MMA

Rousimar Palhares: 'I am not a dirty fighter'

Diaz Brothers Banned After Fight with Nurmagomedov in the Crowd at WSOF 22

The intricacies of weight cutting with George Lockhart

Meet the Fighter Who Could Beat UFC Champion Ronda Rousey

Five Grappling Invitational: Spiggs & Makenzie win 10k$ Each, Keenan & Tonon Victorious

ONE Classroom with Rich Franklin brings MMA to the general public

The Trouble with Rousimar Palhares

UFC 190 Reebok pay; Rousey, Maia, Correia top list

10 Things You Should Have In Your BJJ First Aid Kit

Dana White Announces Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha 2

Could Pride FC be returning to the MMA scene? Here’s what we know

Importance of Training the Mind for Jiu-Jitsu

Fedor Emelianenko in a Sumo Match in Japan

John Kavanagh to link up with likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov to form new MMA team




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, August 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Rousimar Palhares May Be Stripped Of WSOF Title, Didnt Receive Win Bonus

Palhares Makes Shields Eat His Words, Submits Him with Brutal Kimura

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia video highlights

Rousey Not Changing Stance on Cyborg: I Prefer Who Makes Weight, Doesnt Do Drugs

UFC Targeting Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor for Blockbuster Fight Card in Dallas

Ronda Rousey told Bethe Correia 'don't cry' after UFC 190 knockout victory

UFC 190 Post Fight Press Conference

WSOF may ban Nick and Nate Diaz from attending future shows after chaotic scene at WSOF 22

UFC 190 bonuses: Ronda Rousey, Shogun Rua and more pocket $50,000

Henderson vs. Belfort to main event UFN 78 in Sao Paulo Brazil

Matches to Make After UFC 190

Hector Lombard Injured; Jeff Glover And Ezra Lenon To Fight For The Position At Five Grappling

Joe Rogan Nearly Cried During Special Ronda Rousey Interview

Ronda Rousey met with 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper weeks before his death

Videos: Nick and Nate Diaz in another brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Henry Akins: ‘I Teach Moves People Already Know but More Efficiently’

GRAPHIC IMAGES: TJ Grant Says Rousimar Palhares Should Be Banned For Life

Watch Cor Hemmers Talk About GLORY 23 as Well As Saki and Spong

UFC Fighters React to Ronda Rousey’s 34 Second KO Win Over Bethe Correia

Butt Scooter vs Wrestler in Grappling Tournament in Azerbaijan




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Full Results and Live Fight Analytics

World Series of Fighting 22 Palhares vs. Shields Results & Play-by-Play

Cat Zingano, voice of experience, offers Bethe Correia advice ahead of Ronda Rousey UFC 190 fight tonight

Judge Bans Children Under 14 from Attending “UFC 190″

New Study: Supplements Containing Creatine Double Risk of Testicular Cancer

Lion Fight 23 Live Results

IMPI FC 2: Stolarczyk grinds a win over Guyon, plus Hong Kong’s 1st women’s pro MMA bout

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is A Great Sport for Unathletic Children

Garry Tonon and The Case Against Contracts

Rowdy' Roddy Piper Has Passed Away

Professor Adem Redzovic – Arm in Guillotine Defenses

Exercises to Improve Breathing for Jiu-Jitsu

PANCRASE: Ueda Ranks Fourth After Win Over Nogueira

Lane-Felix II just two weeks away

Sarah Michelle Gellar Calls Daughter “Future Slayer” After She Takes Out Freddie Prinze in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Former foes 'Cyborg' Justino and Gina Carano reunited again

Van Soest is face of women's Muay Thai

How to Armbar A Wrestler As Soon As You Get Taken Down- Firas Zahabi

Fight-Fan Review: Southpaw




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC 190 Weigh-in Video (5 ET/2 PT)

Ronda Rousey and the Punishment of Bethe Correia

WSOF 22 press conference produces a little heat between Jake Shields and Rousimar Palhares

ABC convention ends with MMA day

MMA Fighters Association Get Backing From Teamsters Union

UFC Fighters React To Cecil The Lion Being Killed

Ronda Rousey was shocked at the drug testing when she first started MMA: It was so easy' for people to cheat

Long Step to Submission Series with Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa

Marcin Tybura to Defend M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Title Against Ante Delija on Sept. 5th

Jake Shields talks PED issues, Stitch Duran firing, Palhares, Reebok & more

Rousey's rival in Judo and current world champion considers taking up MMA

'Jacare' Souza becomes first Brazilian UFC fighter to sign with Reebok

BJJ Instructor Demotes Student From Brown to Purple Belt

Anthony Bourdain Visits Chicago Jiu Jitsu Club

Meet the South African Kickboxer Kickstarting Hong Kong’s MMA Scene

Video: UFC's Jon Jones spotted at Boys & Girls Clubs in Albuquerque, delivers motivational speech

GLORY Programming to air on KIX, Ring.Bg, Sky, Sport TV

Opinion: Danny Garcias Catch 22

CM Punk, Marc Maron, and the Search for Authenticity

Top 5 BJJ Conditioning Tools




M1 Challenge 59 - Pancrase MMA Fighter Fioravanti Takes Gold In Russia

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO



Missouri based Pancrase fighter Luigi Fioravanti traveled all the way to Astana, Kazakhstan for a July 3rd, M1 Challenge 59 bout against Russian fighter Sergei Kovalevfor.  Fioravanti, a UFC veteran and 2nd degree Pancrase black belt, took the win by rear-naked choke at 01:56 of round two.




Weigh-in photos

Official results




BELLATOR 138 - Pancrase MMA Fighter Watson Wins Again!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


photo by John Herrera


Congratulations to Pancrase fighter Enrique Watson for his impressive win last night at  Bellator 138 in St. Louis, MO.  Watson, a first degree black belt, defeated opponent Kain Royer by rear choke at .41 seconds of round one. 




PANCRASE MMA - Belt Rank Promotions

Saturday, June 13 2015

Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

By Professor Jerry Roeder


Jared McCraw Patrick Leonard Jessi Kennedy


The Pancrase Promotions Committee would like to congratulate the following martial artists promotion to Blue Belt in Pancrase MMA. These gentlemen are all Marines stationed in Okinawa, are training under Pancrase Brown Belt Chase Owen, and have proven themselves in rigorous competition on the island. Congratulations to Jared McCraw, Patrick Leonard, and Jessi Kennedy!





PANCRASE MMA - Blue Belt Rank Promotions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By Will Hendricks

Commissioner's Office

Broomfield, CO


Four Springville, New York martial artists where recently promoted to the rank of blue belt of Pancrase MMA.   The students train in a affiliate program under Jacksonville, North Carolina, black belt James Wright of Martial Arts & More. 


Aaron Klein

Blue Belt

Frankie Heinen

Blue Belt

Jamie Tharnish

Blue Belt

Kyle Oden

Blue Belt

James Wright

Black Belt ll







PANCRASE MMA Brown Belt Promotion

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire, Denver, Broomfield, CO

By Jerry Roeder


Pancrase MMA Brown Belt Chase Owen


Some of you remember a few months back when Chase Owen celebrated his reenlistment in the Marine Corps by grappling with 50 Marines in a row. After careful review of Chase's skill, experience, and commitment to the art, the Pancrase Promotions Committee has awarded Chase his Brown Belt in Pancrase Jiu-Jitsu. Even better, Chase and his bride (well, mostly his bride) have recently given birth to a baby boy! This is definitely a great time of celebration for the Owen family.


Congratulations, Chase and Airin!


Here's the video series of Chase in action for his reenlistment




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,
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

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




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: