WVR News: Randlemans Back, Could Fight Jeff Monson

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kevin randleman

During the yesterdays World Victory Road (WVR) event, the promotion announced the signing of Kevin Randleman and ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) 2007 superfight champion Roger Gracie to its lineup of fighters. The two are scheduled to make their first appearance at the promotions next event WVR 2 on May 15th.

Randleman has also announced in a interview with MMAWeekly, that he is also signed up to fight UFC veteran Jeff Monson at Global Fighting Championships next event on June 21 in North Carolina.

“As of right now, I am fighting Jeff Monson, June 21 in North Carolina in Bobcat Arena…..My first fight is going to be May 18 in the new Japanese organization, it is not Pride, (but) World Victory Road”

Kevin Randleman a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion, has not fought since losing in PRIDE to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by submission back in 2006.

Randleman career has been plagued with health and legal troubles. He was suspended in 2007 following his fight with Rua by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for submitting a non-human sample of Urine to the commission. He was also arrested for DUI in August of 2007. Apparently he was high on cocaine and tried to intimidate an officer.

Randleman health has been a problem throughout his career, his most recent issue had him hospitalized with a sick case of staph that left him with an open chest cavity.

Even with all his troubles, Randleman is a super athletic energetic fighter, who always puts on a good show, a good pickup for WVR.


  1. Thomas

    March 6, 2008 at 12:17 am

    World Victory Road? A balance has to be struck between monopoly (UFC) and 100 different organizations who each have one or two descent fighters.

  2. roy

    March 6, 2008 at 5:38 am

    they have more than 2 decent fighters and since they are willing to cross promote they will have plenty of great match ups.

  3. Tim

    March 6, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Cross promotions are great, but marketing the fights are key for big returns.

  4. Kash

    March 6, 2008 at 6:12 am

    I agree that all of these different names are getting annoying…WVR, WWR, RWR, VRW…I can't keep track. But at least they are willing to share their talent and cross promote events. They don't sign fighters exclusively, which is what Fedor hated about the UFC.

  5. dane drebin

    March 6, 2008 at 10:46 am

    haha he submitted non human urine what a bone head

  6. jon

    March 6, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    jeff monsoon will destroy raandleman he should just stick to driving drunk and snorting blow….

  7. jon

    March 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    monson, sorry i need to quit doing the blow too

  8. roy

    March 6, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    yeah tim there does not seem to be any marketing for these fights yet, well not in america i mean i don’t know when they are going to try to come over here and market and get these events on ppv or something

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