An “axe Murderer” Hungry For Victims! Wanderlei Gets Ready For Jackson As His Fighting Hunger Continues To Increase
An "Axe Murderer" Hungry For Victims!
Wanderlei Gets Ready For Jackson
As His Fighting Hunger Continues To Increase
PRIDE Middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva has been forced to stay on the sidelines since his TKO win over Hiromitsu Kanehara at PRIDE 23. After quietly dealing with numerous knee problems during more than a year, Silva finally felt he couldn’t delay his previously so avoided knee surgery anymore, and ended up doing it on December of 2002. From then on it was all recovery to the Chute Boxe star, and Wanderlei has been counting the days to return to the PRIDE ring. Known for his aggressiveness inside the ring, Wanderlei was caught up in a recent post-fight incident with NHB and K-1 stand out Quinton Jackson, hyping their future confront even more and leaving many wondering how much credibility such incident had, considering where it took place. With a renewed hunger for action, Silva takes his time to explain it all to FCF in this honest interview, where he also tells about his recent experiences outside of the ring, his first son coming up and much more! So, step aside and enjoy your read cause Wanderlei Silva is craving for another victim, and Full Contact Fighter won’t want to be in the "Axe Murderer’s" way! Would you want?
FCF: What else did you do in Japan during your stay?
FCF: Did you miss your home a lot during the trip since it was, I believe, the longest of your life?
FCF: How was the reaction of the TV producers in Japan regarding your participation on the shaver commercial? Do you think we’ll see more Wanderlei in future TV ventures?
FCF: What is easier? Stepping inside the ring to fight against the likes of Cro Cop, Dan Henderson and others or act along with Mark Coleman on a TV commercial, having to "feel his shave"? [Laughs]
FCF: Getting back to your fighting career, you have been recovering from knee surgery since the end of 2002. Give us a brief rundown on how is your recovery going along.
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Rich Franklin Steps into the Spotlight
By Jim Genia
UFC 42: "Sudden Impact" will bring no less than seven fresh faces into the Octagon on April 25th, and among those rookies will be one the sport’s best-kept secrets in the light-heavyweight division. His name: Rich Franklin, of Meat Truck Incorporated. Though he has thus far existed on the fringes of MMA mainstream, insiders know him well; his career highlights include out-slugging the slugger in Aaron Brink and quickly submitting a tough Marvin Eastman. At Sudden Impact, he’ll be facing top-ranked fighter Evan Tanner – no easy task for anyone, much less someone making their debut – but the well-rounded competitor certainly has the tools. When Franklin steps into the spotlight at UFC 42, he may just surprise you.
FCF: Rich, tell me about yourself.
FCF: What prompted you to start competing?
FCF: Tell me about your training right now.
FCF: So you’re training with the Meat Truck guys and you’re not training with the Miletich guys?
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Midevil’s Mayhem Results
Held April 19, 2003
By Joe Hall
NEWPORT, Ky. – With basketball season over, Kentucky opened its arms to a new sport Saturday night: mixed martial arts. Midevil’s Mayhem, an amateur event, broke ground in the Bluegrass State while attracting fighters from a broad surrounding area.
In the main event, Forrest Petz and Chris Wells stood toe-to-toe for much of the first round, slugging each other at a dizzying pace. The fighters took turns wobbling the other, as both connected with mighty rights and lefts at different points during the opening five minutes. In the second, however, Wells appeared drained.
Petz defended the majority of his opponent’s takedown attempts during the round and peppered him with punches to earn a unanimous decision.
In other action, a bout between Chris Griffin and Mike Easton produced the most enlivening amateur match this reporter has ever witnessed. Replete with slams, sweeps, submission attempts and Mongolian Chops, the outstanding fight prompted everyone in attendance to stand and applaud the combatants’ efforts. Initially, Griffin was awarded a split decision victory, but, later in the evening, the fight was ruled a draw. More to come on Midevil’s Mayhem in the next issue of Full Contact Fighter.
Travis Short vs. Chad Hall
Derek Ruiz vs. Keair
Brett Tillet vs. Sam Ottobre
Chris Griffin vs. Mike Easton
Kevin Knabjan vs. Andrew Varney
Jose Villirisco vs. Stonnie Dennis
Billy Bob Westfall vs. Tim Johnson
Forrest Petz vs. Chris Wells
From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:
Schembri vs. Hamanaka
DSE/PRIDE announced more match up for next show PRIDE 26.
Nino "Elvis" Schembri vs Kazuhiro Hamanaka
2000 Inter College 2nd
Here is new schedule of PRIDE.
PRIDE GP 2003 Middleweight Tournament Opening
PRIDE GP 2003 Middleweight Tournament Final