Courtesy of Dr. Keith Lipinski and Zach Arnold of the Puroresu Power Hour, don't miss an interview with PRIDE FC commentator Mauro Ranallo! Mauro gives us his thoughts on pro-wrestling, mixed martial arts, and his predictions for the heavyweight tournament! Don't miss it!
WANDERLEI AND ELVIS
Check out these photos of PRIDE FC middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva as he spars with PRIDE FC veteran Antonio "Elvis" Schembri at the Chute Boxe Academy!
NINJA PREPARING FOR KHARITONOV
Murilo "Ninja" Rua is hard at work for his first round match up at TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 against Sergei Kharitonov of Russia. "Ninja" is representing the Chute Boxe team of Brazil, the same team that produced 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix champion Wanderlei Silva. Will Chute Boxe make it two Grand Prix championships in a row?
7 FIGHTS FOR THE PRIDE GP 2004 OPENING ROUND!
A press conference was held in DSE headquarters on April 14 th , announcing 7 fights for the upcoming April 25 th PRIDE GP 2004 Opening Round. Present at the conference was a confident Stefan Leko, "I don't see anything scary about Ogawa."
ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA ARRIVES IN JAPAN!
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira arrived in Japan on April 15 th with one goal: to be in perfect condition for the April 25 th PRIDE GP 2004 Opening Round.
Nogueira stepped of his airplane and came through the gate without showing a bit of weariness.or, so we'd like to think but the truth is that Brazil to Japan is an incredibly long flight and he look really tired. Although his hair was a mess and his eyes were screaming for sleep, he kindly answered reporters' questions.
SAKAKIBARA ANNOUNCES OGAWA IN GRAND PRIX
DSE President, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, held a press conference on April 14 th at the DSE headquarters to talk about Naoya Ogawa's participation in the April 25 th PRIDE GP 2004 Opening Round.
AN INTERVIEW WITH HENRY "SENTORYU" MILLER
Sentoryu will make his MMA debut in the PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round. He spoke with us about his training over the last 2 months, his pro-football injuries and sumo career.
TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004 MATCH UPS!
LOS ANGELES, California - Seven match ups have been announced for the sixteen man heavyweight tournament, TOTAL ELIMINATION 2004, which will take place on April 25 th , 2004 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on same day delay.
AN INTERVIEW WITH BAS RUTTEN!
Courtesy of Dr. Keith Lipinski of the Puroresu Power Hour, don't miss this interview with Bas Rutten! The mixed martial arts legend and PRIDE FC commentator gives his thoughts on the sport "El Guapo" style!
Next week Puroresu will feature an interview with Bas' commentating partner, Mauro Ranallo.
THE PRIDE CHALLENGE 2
PRIDE Challenge is based on the concept of raising and discovering future PRIDE warriors. Although there were 14 fights in the first PRIDE Challenge, PRIDE Challenge 2 had nearly 40 fights. The even has obviously gained a lot of attention. There were many submissions and KOs and all of the fighters displayed aggressiveness.
PRIDE FC middleweight world champion and 2003 Grand Prix champion Wanderlei Silva is still making the publicity rounds in his native Brazil.