It's the premiere episode of Spike's MMA Uncensored Live. Join Craig Carton, Nate Quarry and Mike Straka as they preview UFC 144. Plus interviews with Nick Diaz and Dan Henderson, and a look at the corruption that ended PRIDE FC.
In the final piece of our extended interview, Miro Mijatovic retaliates against the threats of the Yakuza with help from the Japanese police. He also discusses the magazine Shukan Gendai's dealings, why he left the fight game and the climate for MMA in Japan today.
In Part 2 of our extended interview, Miro Mijatovic details how Pride impacted the Japanese TV landscape. He also mentions why Mirko Cro Cop never fought Yoshihiro Takayama, and how signing Fedor Emelianenko to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye led to death threats from the Yakuza.
The guys chat it up with the legendary Dan Henderson. Hear from Hendo on his future, his health and how he feels about waiting for a title shot.
Get a look at the rise and fall of the most popular MMA promotion in the history of Japan from the people who were there when it happened. And for the first time Miro Mijatovic exposes the corruption that led to the collapse.
In Part 1 of our extended interview with Miro Mijatovic, the former manager of Mirko Cro Cop and Fedor Emelianenko discusses his initial contact with the Yakuza, their involvement in Japanese MMA, Naoto Morishita's mysterious death, and rumors of fight fixing.
MMA Uncensored Live gets off to a bang when Craig sits down with the controversial Nick Diaz. Hear the welterweight's thoughts on his suspension, retirement rumors and championship aspirations.
PRIDE was once the international pinnacle of MMA but corruption and crime lead to a disastrous downfall. For the first time ever, insider Miro Mijatovic speaks about these events. Watch the extended interview on the series premiere of MMA Uncensored Live Thursday at 11/10c!
See some of the best fights from a career full of great ones.
The #1 place for all things MMA is on Spike! Join Craig Carton, Mike Straka and Nate Quarry on February 23 for the premiere of Spike's MMA Uncensored Live! No bias. No boundaries. No B.S.