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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.

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