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MMA Freakcast #23

We are talking about UFC 199, UFC 200 additions, Ariel Helewani, the recent passings of Muhammed Ali and Kimbo Slice, and other events in the MMA world.

Obituary: Passing of Kevin “The Monster” Randleman

On February 11th the MMA community was informed that Kevin Randleman passed away due to pneumonia related heart failure at the age of 44. Randleman was born on August 10, 1971 and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. After wrestling in high school he joined the Ohio State University Buckeyes where he became a three time NCAA Division I wrestling finalist, winning the tournament twice. Following his wrestling career, Randleman was recruited by Mark Coleman (one

Top 10 Good Samaritans in MMA

Today the men and women in MMA who take the time to help will be acknowledged. Here are the good Samaritans: 10) Jon Jones Stopped a robber before his fight with Mauricio Rua. Later on he paid for a woman who had been abandoned by her boyfriend to stay in a hotel with her daughter. Jon Jones would be higher on the list if it were not for his trial. 9) Cathal

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator

List of fighters moving from Strikeforce to UFC

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Dave Mandel After Strikeforce ended on Saturday, some were still left with the question, what’s next? Where do I go from here? For some, it was obvious they were getting absorbed by the top mma organization in the world. And for others, the future was still up in the air. Top Strikeforce candidates Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez were obvious choices and have already

MMA Weekend Recap 1/14 Edition

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Dave Mandel Alright MMA-Freak & MMAVictor fans, it’s that time again! Time to get you caught up on all or any MMA news you might have missed this past weekend. Grab your morning coffee or your after work beverage and let’s get you all caught up. And I would like to personally say goodbye to Strikeforce as this past Saturday was their last event. ~Fight

With top promotional contender in Strikeforce down, is Bellator next?

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Keith Mills I think it’s safe to say that any promotion purchased by the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa LLC, will eventually be downsized, stripped of its top fighters, then promptly boarded up and forgotten. The signs were all there when Zuffa purchased Strikeforce in March of 2011 and abruptly closed the heavyweight division and brought over its fighters to the UFC, plus other