A post PRIDE.34 Press Conference was held on Monday, April 9th at the DSE office in Aoyama, Tokyo, where fighters Makoto Takimoto, Shinya Aoki, Sokoudjou "African Assassin," as well as Dream Stage Entertainment CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara and PRIDE Executive Director Nobuhiko Takada, made their appearance following Sunday's big event.
DSE Holds Final Pre-Fight Press Conference For PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE" Before Handover Of Company To New Ownership
Dream Stage Entertainment held its pre-fight press conference for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE" today, announcing two final changes to the card. DSE and PRIDE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara and PRIDE Executive Director Nobuhiko Takada also spoke about the changes involving PRIDE and new owner Lorenzo Fertitta, which they expect to usher in the dawning of a new era of matches, based on the theme of PRIDE vs. UFC matches.
War of the MMA World: Fujita Vs. Monson Represents First Salvo In The UFC Vs. PRIDE War. But Who Will Be The First Victor?
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Jeff Monson is not just another match. Even though it is not a title match, nor is it a long-anticipated rematch, it is based on a personal vendetta that fans have clamored about for years: PRIDE vs. UFC.
PRIDE Academy vol.1
Continuing PRIDE's tradition of reaching out to its fans, the very first PRIDE Academy, Vol.1, a one-day seminar where fans get to learn the basics of MMA under the tutelage of a PRIDE fighter, was held on Wednesday, April 4th, at PRIDE's official training center, Dreamers, in Tokyo.
Bazigit "Volk" Atajev Will Not Participate In PRIDE.34
Bazigit "Volk" Atajev will not be able to fight at the upcoming event due to an internal disease. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel's card is currently under consideration.
Public Training Exhibition - Shinya Aoki
PRIDE lightweight fighter promised to lay down the law at PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE," speaking recently about his upcoming fight with Brian Lo-A-Njoe. Aoki, who appeared at a public training exhibition at IMPACT, the official training center of the Japanese DEEP promotion worked as a police officer up until roughly a year ago, when he dedicated himself full-time to his MMA training.
Sokoudjou "AFRICAN ASSASSIN" Special Interview
At PRIDE.33 "THE SECOND COMING," Sokoudjou shocked everybody with a KO victory over top middleweight contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a bout that lasted merely 23 seconds. The young judo expert from Cameroon will next do battle with Ricardo Arona on April 8th at PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE." Sokoudjou took time from his busy training schedule to speak with us about his PRIDE debut and his upcoming match.
Frye/Thompson, Nakao/Drago Announced for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE"
The card for PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE" continues to fill out with two more announced matches, as Yoshihiro "KISS" Nakao squares off against the dangerous Brazilian Edson Drago, while James "The Colossus" Thompson throws down with the ever popular Don "The Predator" Frye, who returns to PRIDE after a four-year hiatus.