twitter google

MMA Uncensored Live Explores The Fall of PRIDE

PRIDE was amazing. PRIDE was also infected with the Japanese mafia which ultimately led to its downfall. With the exception of Zach Arnold’s extensive coverage over at Fight Opinion, this story has largely been untouched, so it was quite the surprise to see Spike TV’s new MMA show MMA Uncensored Live dive right into it in their premiere episode. I don’t fully understand the entire story, but I do know there were many players, moving parts and details that the show didn’t cover. Nevertheless, they did manage to land an interview with Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko Cro Cop’s former manager Miro Mijatovic who played a key role in bringing the organization down after he claims he was basically forced to sign over his rights to Fedor at gun point. Spike released more of his interview below.

Like I said, no one has covered the fall of PRIDE like Fight Opinion has. If you want to learn more, definitely check out Arnold’s work on it.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson

Event Date: January 24, 2015
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

Event Date: January 31, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef

Event Date: February 13, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 60: Thatch vs. Thompson

Event Date: February 14, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 61: Mir Vs. Bigfoot

Event Date: February 22, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 134: The British Invasion

Event Date: February 27, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV