And this prank apparently went on "every few days."
Longtime NBA great Shaquille O'Neal is no stranger to mixed martial arts (MMA), getting involved with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2011 following his retirement from the courts. In fact, the promotion recently used "Diesel's" compound for its media day ahead of UFC on FOX 11.
Hopefully none of the fighters were caught milling around the big man's locker room.
That's because Shaq has a history of attacking his teammates -- stark read news >>
- 25 days ago
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So you’re head of the world’s largest MMA promotion, and 24 hours before a major event on network television, you learn that one of your headliners won’t fight because his opponent failed to make weight.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
- 2 months ago
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The UFC released the 4th episode of their new video blog series "UFC Embedded" and it included a pretty fun prank between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier, provided that you have a whole lot of context. read news >>
- 2 months ago
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"What a dick!" That was Daniel Cormier's reaction when UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event opponent Dan Henderson showed up three days before the weigh ins with a piping hot bucket of Popeye's chicken (read the text breakdown here), which just so happens to be kryptonite to "DC" and nearly derailed his weight cut once before. Check out that and much more from the promotion's latest "Embedded" video blog -- including UFC 173 main event participant TJ Dillashaw sparring at the baggage claim - read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 55 views
In Tuesday’s “not an April Fools Day prank” file, UFC officials announced a new bout for UFC 175 pitting The Ultimate Fighter 17 runner-up Uriah Hall against fellow TUF alum Thiago “Marreta” Santos. read news >>
Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 (1) MMA, 4-5 UFC) talks about his April Fools prank, UFC on Fuel 10, Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and his fans. read news >>
While he admits he'd like the opportunity, Wanderlei Silva today admitted he was simply pulling an April Fools' Day prank when he said he had replaced Alexander Gustafsson at Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 110 views
It was about six years ago when Ramiro "Junior" Hernandez checked his messages before bed and found one that would change his life.
But there's a funny twist to that story.
Hernandez, who next fights at Friday's Titan Fighting 21 event, listened to the message that told him it was from Pat Miletich, the famed trainer. It said word about Hernandez had spread - about his being beefed up from two years of hard weight training - and the caller wanted him to try MMA.
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- 3 years ago
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Not since Mirko Cro Cop played a prank on Mauro Ranallo during the Pride days has a sportscaster felt this much fear when talking to a fighter. Watch as UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar messes with ESPN's Colin Cowherd on the set of SportsNation. Read More >> read news >>