In less than two weeks, Strikeforce will close its doors for good. But not before leaving its mark in the annals of MMA history. Today, we look back at how CEO Scott Coker and Co. landed Fedor Emelianenko when Dana White and UFC couldn't.
The 'Ghost of Saitama' series continues with a look back at the latest Dynamite!! event. New Year's Eve spectacles had become the norm in mixed martial arts, but 2011 may have been the curtain call for the tradition.
Matt Hume gives his side of the story that Michael Schiavello claims that Fedor Emelianenko had diva-like demands to have his own bus after the DREAM New Year's Eve event. Hume says that the accusations are completely false.
Fedor Emelianenko causes a 90-minute delay in exiting the Saitama Super Arena on Dec. 31 simply because he -- or his management -- didn't want to share their 70-seat tour bus with any of the other DREAM fighters.
Mixed martial arts may not be the hot trend anymore in Japan, but that hasn't stopped Japanese fight promotion DREAM to put together one of the best MMA events we've seen all year in the Land of the Rising Sun. Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 will air live on HDNet at 1 AM ET on Saturday, December 31.
Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, will be live for a special roundtable to preview UFC 141 and DREAM's New Year's Eve show. We'll be joined on the panel by Todd Martin of Sherdog.com/F4WOnline.com