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MMA World News Headlines

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


MMA journalist subdues crazed man on a plane with rear naked choke

Conor McGregor Outlines Why he Would Kill Floyd Mayweather in Less Than 30 Seconds

Judge Crosby: No way to make money off judge accountability

Marcelo Garcia Explains in Detail Why He Doesn’t Do Any Strength & Conditioning

Anderson Silva Will Officially Try Out for Olympic Games

Video: Watch Anderson Silva Tell The Tuf Fighters He Failed Doping Test

Enter The RZA: A Brief History of the Wu-Tang Clan Mastermind's Martial Arts Practice

Chris Camozzi: No Fear

Floyd Mayweather says he'll retire in September: 'I'm pretty much done', Boxing isn't fun anymore

Carlos Condit, Thiago Alves welcome enhanced drug testing for UFC Fight Night 67

Video: Helio Gracie’s Complete Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu System

UFC's Mark Munoz on retirement: Wanted belt but 'got precious treasure at home'

Armbar: What Happens When Someone Bites your Leg

Sherdog’s Top 10: Greatest Entrances

Jacare Souza and The Art of Adapting

Keenan Cornelius Attacks Every Limb in Amazing Drill Sequence

FULL METAL DOJO confirms newest show for May 9th in Bangkok, Thailand

Fight Time 24 results, event to air on CBS SPorts Network Thursday

Fitness: Diversify at the gym with these workout tips from Randy Couture

GLORY Confirms That Phil Baroni Turned Down Schilling Fight at GLORY 21




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


A Trip to RFA: Spring in Sioux Falls

Muscle-building supplements containing creatine could cause testicular cancer, experts warn

UFC 1's Kevin Rosier passes away from apparent heart attack at 53

ONE Championship returns to Manila next week with Valor of Champions

Tax Day Surprise! Bellator Signs Top 10 UFC Light Heavyweight Phil Davis

Roberto Tussa's Not Ready to Give Jon Jones His Blue Belt

With NAC Hearing Looming, Anderson Silva Asks for Nick Diaz Rematch in Brazil

Anderson Silvas reaction to drug test results: I did not take anything

Women In Jiu Jitsu

Glory 21: Chi Lewis-Parry added to HW tournament, full fight card announced

Shooto GIG Tokyo Vol. 18 Full Fight Videos: Sugawara vs Rambo, Ryuto vs Shojo, Ito vs Sawada

Blue Belt Evolution

Muaythai Mania 8 is coming on April 18th

XFC Signs Gaff, Fryer, and Wennergren

TUF: Brazil 4 Finale set for June 27 in Sao Paulo

Youngest champ in UFC history? Paige VanZant has path to beat Jon Jones' record

Bisping pointedly refutes claim he turned down Jacare

BJJ Mental Coach: Did I earn the medal?

Shooto BORDER: Season 7 The First: Full Fight Videos

Wondering what M-1 Medieval is, this is it.




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Stories from the Road: Monte Cox

The Tragic Love Story Of Christy Mack and MMA Fighter War Machine

CSAC pulls back the curtain on regulation

UFC Grassroots Campaign Urges New Yorkers to Push MMA Legalization

Ronda Rousey Talks WWE Experience: Theres Nothing Like It

A Muay Thai Fighter's Guide to Success

Bellator 136 Medicals: Rafael Carvalho Facing 6 Months for Possible Fractured Jaw

Bellator signs Brazilian prospect 'Toninho Furia' to a multi-fight deal

Inside Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Mackenzie Dern, Benson Henderson & Bia Mesquita Invited to ADCC 2015

Don Frye on life and fighting Kimbo Slice

Episode 1: The Art of the Stance

Lyoto Machida: The Double Edged Sword of Competition Karate

Titan FC signs prospect Hawes, veteran Cavalcante for Montreal debut

Nate Diaz feels he's being 'strong-armed' into Matt Brown fight

IBJJF vs. JJWL as Both Host Events in Las Vegas on May 9th

Calderwood confirms rumors of problems in personal life

Video: A Whole Day with Gabi Garcia & A Special Message to Ronda Rousey

Introducing Maryna "Iron Woman" Moroz




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


A grateful Mark Coleman on his recent troubles: 'I gotta fight through this'

Anderson Silva asks to compete in taekwondo at the 2016 Olympics

Hendo: Pride said Big Nog & I probably only clean fighters

Bobby Lashley-James Thompson Rebooked for Bellator 138 in St. Louis

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 - Episode Two Preview

UFC Lawsuit: Takeaways from the fighters’ response to Zuffa's motion to dismiss

After being pulled from UFC 186, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson says 'I'm not done yet'

Christy Mack tattoo 'Property of War Machine' to be covered up ahead of Sept. 2015 trial

Effective Way to Finish an Omoplata on a Strong Opponent

Six-part 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor documentary set to air on Fox Sports

What Romero's exit and Camozzi's return tell us about MMA logic, for better and worse

World Champ Abraham Marte on What is the Most Important Thing in Jiu-Jitsu

Scott Jorgensen Returns to 135, Faces Manny Gamburyan on July 15 in San Diego

Warriors Cup XXII Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff

UFC Fight Night 64 attendance

Eddie Bravo Talks about Jiu-Jitsu Training Session with Conor McGregor

UFC veteran Matt Riddle gets WWE tryout

BJJ: Online Training Programs

Asylum Fight League 48 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff - MMA/Atlantic City




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Jack Slack: Cro Cop Stops Gonzaga, Banishes Demons

Phil Baroni and Joe Schilling Beef Leading to a Possible Grudge Match

M-1 Challenge 56 results & pictures from Moscow - Emeev defeats Vasilevsky

Exposed: Fake 5th Degree Gracie Barra BJJ Black Belt in Germany

Metamoris interested in Ronda Rousey, but claims financial realities preclude signing more women

UFC Fight Night Krakow Bonuses: Cro Cop, Gonzaga, Moroz, Rocky Earn $50K Awards

UFC on FOX 15: Road to Octagon video

Healthy eating may be the new eating disorder

DEEP / FUNABASHI BOM-BA-YE! - 05/09/2015: Yokota faces Ohara at 155 lbs

Jonas Bilharinho scores vicious knockout, becomes Jungle Fights first two-division champion

RFA 25 Results and Fight Highlights: Justin Lawrence Makes Quick Defense of Belt

Model/MMA Fighter Larissa Schroeder Faces Man in MMA Exhibition Bout

What We Learned, Loved and Hated from FN 64

EPIC Fight Between Muay Thai and Karate Legends

Wanderlei Silva calls out-of-competition drug testing against the constitution

BJJ: Big Training Partners

Highlights! Mirko Cro Cop vs Gabriel Gonzaga 2 full fight video from 'Krakow'

Team Nogueira Dubai’s Rafael Haubert on his BJJ Journey from Barcelona to UAE

Tickets Now On Sale via Thai Ticket Major for Full Metal Dojo 5 – Thai MMA Tournament




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Fight Night 64: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop II Full Live Results

RFA 25: Justin Lawrence Takes Out Sam Toomer

Complete Bellator 136 results; Brooks retains title

WSOF 20 Results: David Branch Cruises En Route to Submission Win

Plaintiffs in Zuffa antitrust case file opposition to motion to transfer venue

Technical Training + Open Training = Success

Yes, XFC is “Still a Thing” and One you Need to Know About

King in the Ring 8-man Cruiserweight Tournament Stream and Live Results

What Are The illegal Techniques In Jiu-Jitsu Competition?

Fujino vs Song, Kim vs Ozyurt Announced For Road FC 23 On May 2

The Miracle Benefits of Ginger to Muscle Health

The Dangerous Life of a Muay Thai Editor

Bossé Steps in to Replace “Rampage” at UFC 186

3 Ways to Develop Explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ham Injured, Lisa Ellis To Face Bec Rawlings At UFC Fight Night 65

Video: Learn from Ben Henderson what to do when the triangle set up fails

Video: Fighter and Referee Argue Whether Opponent is Unconscious

UFC Lawsuit Statement

Freddie Roach: GSP getting the itch to fight at least once more




MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


No Ranking Eligibility For Those Suspended 9 Months or More

Bellator 136 Results: Brooks vs. Jansen

ROAD FC 023: Full Main Card now open for Bantamweight Title Match Champion Lee Yun-Jun vs Mun Je-Hoon

WSOF 20 results, discussion, & prelim stream

Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz Delay UFC 183 Drug Test Hearings Again

ADCC North America Trials May 9, 2015

Jorge de Oliveira Tests Positive For PEDs, Suspended One Year

All fighters but one make weight weight for UFC Poland

HENDO! Dan Opens Up On PED Testing, Not A Fan Of Jon Jones’ Drug Use

The Switch Kick with John Dodson

Sara McMann wants Cat Zingano UFC fight next, but 'Alpha' wants to take things slow

Attacking from an Inferior Position: Don’t Escape the Danger – Be the Danger

Victory Muay Thai VIII Stream on Friday -- The Road to the Garden

M-1 Challenge 56 weights & pictures from Moscow

TTF CHALLENGE 04 - 04/05/2015: Nakamura defeats King Of Pancrase Shimizu - Full Results

Glory Kickboxing 20 draws 359,000 viewers on Good Friday

Jiu-Jitsu: Home Away From Home

Watch: Best of BJJ Takedowns & How They Differ from Classic Judo Throws

#ASKAOJ | Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Vitor Belfort on BJJ Worlds: ‘You Pay to Compete, Win & Don’t Get Money. It’s an Exploitation’

WSOF 20 weigh-in video

Bellator 136 Weigh-in Results: Will Brooks, Dave Jansen on Point for Main Event

Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee headlines UFC Fight Night card in San Diego

Ronny Markes Hospitalized & Off Tomorrows WSOF 20

UFC Partners With IMMAF in Effort to Grow Amateur MMA

Rafael And Gui Mendes Answering Your Jiu Jitsu Questions

Jan Blachowicz Talks Polish Pride, Facing Jimi Manuwa, and UFC Krakow

Nate Diaz returns to welterweight, meets Matt Brown on stacked UFC 189 in Las Vegas

Jiu-Jitsu: The Importance Of Seminars

BJJ Academy Etiquette & Unwritten Rules

Royce on New Generation of Gracies in MMA: “We’re Not a Family, We’re a Factory’

TOP FC 6 Recap: Yang victorious, Kang and Kim advance to LW Grand Prix Finals

Ufc Fight Night 62 Drug Test Results All Come Back Clean

Weighing the Options of Clay Guida

An Enduring Legacy: The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale


Renato Tavares explains the workings of the choke Bernardo Faria used to tap Lo at the 2015 Pan

King in the Ring 8-man Cruiserweight Tournament




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


ATT founder Dan Lambert: Blackzilians founder Glenn Robinson is 'pathetic'

Bell Centre Offering Refunds for UFC 186

UFC Surprised About Court Ruling, Issues Statement Regarding ‘Rampage’ Jackson

'Combatants': A Closer Look at Women in Martial Arts

Kremlin Fight Club - Russia's Martial Arts Diplomacy

Kickboxer Sergei Lascenko shot and killed in Odessa

MMA VS Jiu-Jitsu

Royce Gracie Has Lost His Respect for Conor McGregor

Judge: Bellator is 'reasonably likely' to succeed on breach claims against Rampage Jackson

Ken Shamrock: People want bare knuckles

Justin Lawrence Defends Title at RFA 25, Hoping a Win Gets Him Back to UFC

BJJ Mental Coach on “Hyping Opponents Up”

Joe Schilling Not Proud of Initial MMA Foray: ‘I Didn’t Take it Seriously Back Then’

821 Seconds of Awesome

Kron Gracie on His Training: ‘It’s all Push Up, Pull Ups & Jiu-Jitsu’

2015 Worlds: 241 athletes already pre-qualified to compete in the black belt division

First Chapter of the New Badr Hari Documentary Released

Mike Swick returns from long absence, meets Alex Garcia at UFC 189

CHOKED OUT! This Marine Messes With The Wrong Female MMA Fighter




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


The Great Cro Cop Mystery

Foreign Affairs reports on Russia's MMA diplomacy

Rampage Jackson fires back at Bellator after losing at preliminary injunction hearing

Sherdogs Top 10: Regional MMA Promotions

Burt Watson in talks with Submission Series Pro

Melvin Guillard Pulled From WSOF 20

BJJ Academy Etiquette & Unwritten Rules

King of the Cage Presents "Cutting Edge" at The Hotel Cascada in New Mexico on April 25

Reasons For The Kimono/GI In Jiu Jitsu

Learn 52 Triangle Choke Set Ups In Just 8 Minutes

UFC Fight Night 64 pre-fight facts: Can 'Cro Cop' stay perfect in rematches?

The Forgotten BJJ Fundamental: Standing Up

The Origin Of The Triangle As A Symbol Of Jiu-Jitsu

World Amateur Championships Almost Sold Out at Citizens Business Bank Arena on April 18, 2015

Genki Sudo’s World Order kicked off baseball season with the coolest first pitch ever thrown

Brokenshire returns to main event for Super Fight League 40 America

UFC Fight Night 64 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt 1

Defense and Counter Drill

Liz Carmouche focused on Ronda Rousey, says champ forcing everyone to learn judo




MMA World News Headlines

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


UFC Tabs Anti-Doping Investigator Jeff Novitzky as VP of Athlete Health & Performance

Cat Zingano Believes Shes Much Better Than What UFC 184 Showed

Guillard: I'd rather just be in the UFC, than be the WSOF champion

UFC Fight Night 63 Medical Suspensions: Poirier Receives 60 Days

Anderson Appears in First Three Episodes of TUF Brasil 4

UFC Fight Night 63 salaries: Clay Guida, Chad Mendes earn largest disclosed paydays

King of the Cage Dual-Division Champ Alex Reyes Building Towards the Ultimate Future

Scientitsts Measure How Body Fat % Increase Affects Athletic Performance

ROAD FC announces new Vice President Bob Sapp; Bantamweight Title Match; Song Hyo-Kyung vs Fujino Emi

Jiu-Jitsu: How Often Do You Train

How Ronda Rousey WWE idea came about, and where WWE wants it to go

Luta Livre Black Belt Shows Painful Counters to Berimbolo Part2

No Holds Barred: Charles Farrell on Stevenson-Bika, Mayweather-Pacquiao Scenarios, and PBC So Far

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 - Episode One Preview

Fighter's Guide to Sin City

Rickson’s Student Reveals New Details on Yoji Anjo Challenge Fight Story

Rickson Gracie Gracie Jiujitsu Yoga Breathing Method

Jim Ross on Ronda Rousey in WWE: 'She's an attraction not an everyday player'

History of MMA: Bas Rutten




MMA World News Headlines

Monday, April 06, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Rickson Gracie – The Man Behind The Legend

Opinion: The Law of Attraction - Why Conor McGregor is destined to dethrone Jose Aldo

Joe Silva's Shoes: What next for UFC Fight Night 63's winners?

Jamie Varner 'scared' of future after 30+ concussions

Ben Askren says at this point, UFC move 'probably never will happen'

Saya Ito Defeats Chihiro Kira, Retains WPMF Title At BOM 7 In Tokyo

The 10 Principles Of Grappling, By Luta Livre Master Roberto Leitao

Judo Olympic medalist talks Ronda Rouseys $30,000 donation, 'Rowdy' vs. Bethe Correia

4 Reasons Why Manny Pacquiao Will Beat Floyd Mayweather

M-1 Challenge 57 adds Divnich vs. Barnaoui title fight May 2 in Russia

Guida clarifies remarks about president Obama

Full access: go behind the scenes and find out how Royce Gracie is living today

TOP FC 6 live results from Yang vs Hallman, LW Grand Prix

King of the Cage Presents “Total Dominance” at Black Bear Casino Resort on May 16

Bernardo Faria Pushes for Rules Change: ‘Double Guard Pull Goes Against Foundations of Jiu-Jitsu’


Former Affliction vice president Tom Atencio returns to T-shirt printing roots

Marcelo Garcia on Breaking the Closed Guard

Saulo Ribeiro: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Now An International Sport. It No Longer Deserves To Be Called ‘Brazilian’ Jiu-Jitsu.”




MMA World News Headlines

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Complete UFC Fight Night 63

UFC Fairfax results - Chad Mendes annihilates Ricardo Lamas in less than 3 minutes

Legacy FC 41: Daniel Pineda Scores Third Straight Victory

“GLORY 20 Dubai” LIVE Results and Recap

Beef Alert: John Wayne Parr says he schooled Josh Barnett in the gym, Barnett calls him delusional

Ev Ting vs Marat Gafurov to determine Featherweight title #1 contender at ONE: Warrior’s Quest

Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Considering Move to MMA

Julianna Pena on Bonus: Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me

Wal-Mart won't sell Ronda Rousey's new book because she's too violent

UFC Fight Night 63 Post-Fight Bonuses: Mendes, Poirier, Pena Pocket $50,000

Gracie Family Best Kept Secret: Breathing Method When Doing Jiu-Jitsu

Buyer Beware! This Fight Will Cost You $100!

Clay Guida explains bizarre call out of President Obama at UFC Fight Night 63

Buakaw vs Yi long fighting on the Street at Shaolin Temple.

Shlemenko retains lawyer for upcoming CSAC hearing

The Pursuit Of Pure Technique & The Parallels Of Stand-up Self-Defense And Ground Technique

Sam Caplan explains issues with co-promotion in MMA and why Bellator vs. WSOF did not happen

BJJ Relationships

Bougie Boxing: The Upscale Gym Movement Arrives in NYC




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



MMA World News Headlines

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Respect in the Martial Arts

Anderson Silva's physical trainer on PED accusations: 'I don't believe Anderson is to blame, at all'

UFC Releases 8 Fighters

UFC Fight Night 63 weigh-in video

Renzo Gracie Shares His Opinion on Junior BJJ Black Belts

Ronda Rousey's former Judo teammate and Olympic Gold Medalist moving to MMA after 2016 Rio Games?

Work, Family, or Jiu Jitsu? The juggle struggle!

Rafael Nunes vs Eddie Ng confirmed for ONE: Warrior’s Quest on May 22 in Singapore

Scott Coker: Bellator 'in dialogue' with heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury


Patrcio Freire: 'Nobody should be surprised if Bethe Correia wins the belt'

Matt Hamill Saved a Baby After Withdrawing from WSOF 19

M-1 Challenge 57 adds Divnich vs. Barnaoui title fight May 2 in Russia

5 Sneaky Escapes From The Armbar!

Photo gallery: UFC champ Ronda Rousey on red carpet for 'Furious 7'

The official poster for ONE: Warrior’s Quest, is pretty damn cool

TTF CHALLENGE 04 - 04/05/2015: All 8 Fights Confirmed, Shimizu vs Nakamura is The Headliner

An MMA Wine Tasting in Toronto

Fedor Emelianenko Teaches Wrestling & Takedowns




MMA World News Headlines

Friday, April 03, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Brandon Thatch Vs. John Howard Booked For Ufc 189

Georges St. Pierre Thinking About UFC Return: Im Training Hard

You CAN eat fast food after exercise

Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock get a world championship co-main event for June 19

Glory 20 puts the spotlight on lineal kickboxing titles in lower weight classes

It’s All Been Done Before: X Guard in Judo Competition in the 1980’s

Bellator MMA Releases Former TUF 15 Cast Member Dakota Cochrane

Marcelo Garcia on How To Benefit from Rolling w/ Lower Belts

Former champion Alexander Shlemenko denies cheating at Bellator 133

The Bible of Striking: Elements of Defense

Jiu-Jitsu: To roll or not to roll, that is the question!

Watch: Renato Laranja Invades Studio 540!

The History of Cutmen (Part 3)

Get behind the scenes of Ronda Rousey and Michelle Rodriguez’s FURIOUS 7 fight scene

Bisping: No regrets but some sour grapes over losses to PED users

How to stop bleeding: MMA Coagulants Explained by an Invicta FC Cutman

No WWE Deal in Place for UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey

This is why i do judo!!

GI & No GI: Why You Should Train in Both To Become an Ultimate Grappler




MMA World News Headlines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Pancrase on TV Tokyo Begins April 19th, Funaki Named as "Navigator"

Fedor reflects on M-1 Global/UFC altercations, excited to help Coker for Bellator's future

BJ Penn can avoid jail time if he pays alleged victim's medical bills after alleged bar beatdown

Marina Shafir signs with Invicta FC

UFC's Lawsuit Against New York Dismissed

Gi Jiu Jitsu Techniques Modified For Street Fighting

What Mayweather-Pacquiao Means for Their Legacies

Shlemenko’s Lawyer Cites ‘Unusual, Questionable Findings’ in Failed Bellator 133 Drug Test

WSOF 19: 216,000

CFMMA Unveils Progression Scheme for Participants in MMA

Two Amateurs in Hollywood Park: The Fighter and the Enthusiast

DEEP OSAKA IMPACT 0 04/29/2015: Yoshida vs Shimoishi is The Headliner

New York MMA Bill Will Regulate All “Gyms, Clubs and Training Camps”

This Month’s MMA Birthdays: ‘Tank’ Abbott Turns 50

Flavio Canto: ‘I Wouldn’t Refuse to Help Beth Correia vs Ronda Rousey’

Brandon “BK” Kesler will be making his promotional debut at TOP FC 6 against Kim Eun-Soo in Seoul, South Korea

Jiu-Jitsu Tournament: Points Vs Submission Only

Featherweight boxer Gonzalez sued by Golden Boy

World Champion Training Session: Mendes Bros, Buchecha & Kelly Slater




MMA World News Headlines

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, Broomfield, CO


Bellator MMA: Six Years Later

Commission: Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice won't happen unless both fighters pass drug tests

PANCRASE 267 - 05/31/2015: Henry to face world slam tourney winner Nakajima

‘Blue Beltitis': Why Some People Quit BJJ at Blue Belt

IBJJF Releases latest rule changes

Phuket Dreaming Season 2 Premiere Thai Style

Good News from UFC 184 and 185 Drug Test Results

Chris Weidman Receives Wake-Up Call From Nevada Commission

Brendan Schaub’s New Lease on Life

UFC vet Pineda to face Bellator vet Carson at LFC 41

Watch & Learn 49 Kimura & Americana Set Ups in Just 6 minutes

GLORY 20: Gabriel Varga Talks Records, Training And His Ability to Throw The “Fun Techniques”

Monson vs. Linderman for the inaugural HW title at Fight Time 24

Julianna Peña Is Finally Returning to Action

Chael Sonnen: UFC 187's Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson 'won't happen, mark my words'

Submission Series Pro: Canada’s Answer to Metamoris

Kunlun Fight 22 Full Fight Card for April 12th

Young Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Show Amazing Techniques || In the Gym with BJJ Hacks

UFC Inks Former Cage Warriors Champ Steven Ray for Short-Notice Debut on April 11





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: