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LiverKick Podcast June 15, 2017 – GLORY 42 Post Show, K-1 Japan Preview and More

That’s right we’re back with another edition of the LiverKick Podcast. This time we follow-up on what was GLORY 42, give a quick rundown of the upcoming KNOCKOUT card in Japan and preview what looks like another really awesome K-1 World Grand Prix in Japan event that is happening this weekend. Some of the topics include how GLORY got perhaps some of the best press in years with the post-fight shenanigans in the Murthel Groenhart/Harut Grigorian fight, but is that really good press for the company? Also, didn’t the Mayweather/McGregor announcement just completely eclipse all of that? Also Nieky Holzken’s [read more]

Murthel Groenhart Talks About Receiving Death Threats with TMZ

What was a crazy, unprofessional moment at GLORY 42 featuring two men rushing the ring and attacking Murthel Groenhart has turned into some of the best publicity for GLORY in a very long time. Murthel Groenhart has been all over the news, featured on ESPN and now TMZ sat down with Groenhart to talk about his “cheat shot” victory, the guys rushing the ring and how he’s been receiving death threats following the victory. Groenhart has secured a spot as the next title contender against champion Cedric Doumbe, although Doumbe feels like Groenhart is not deserving of that fight and [read more]

Marat Grigorian: ‘I Want the GLORY Title, Because I Deserve That’

In a way, it’s hard not to feel for Marat Grigorian. Clearly one of the top lightweights in the world, he has the unique problem on his hands of being a championship-caliber fighter, he just doesn’t have a title. There’s a very key reason for that, though; Sitthichai. Not only is Sitthichai one of the toughest fighters in the world, Sitthichai is a guy who has defeated Marat Grigorian not once, not twice but three times now; two times in the GLORY ring and once in Kunlun. He’s coming off of a knockout of Antonio Gomez at GLORY 42 now [read more]

Photo: Murthel Groenhart and Harut Grigorian Embrace Backstage

While the world is weighing in on the morality and legality of Murthel Groenhart’s knockout blow on Harut Grigorian (note: it was legal) from GLORY 42 this weekend, both fighters have apparently moved on. What better way to show it than a photo of both men standing together in an embrace backstage after the fight? I’m sure this will still be a topic of much debate, but it appears that Grigorian and his team are over it and Murthel is gearing up for his upcoming title fight against reigning GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, who, by the way, is one [read more]

VIDEO: Cedric Doumbe on Murthel Groenhart: ‘That’s Not How a Fighter Acts’

The next challenge for Cedric Doumbe has been decided in Murthel Groenhart, who scored a controversial knockout over Harut Grigorian before he was assaulted by two fighters from the stands. Since then Groenhart has been all over the media, from the post-match assault to his controversial knockout. Cedric Doumbe had a lot to say about Holzken, who he believes is one of the best fighters in the world, but not quite on his level. As for his thoughts on Murthel? They aren’t complimentary. “No, c’mon, Murthel did something wrong in this fight,” he explained in a post-fight interview. “I saw [read more]

GLORY Releases Statement on Groenhart Attack From GLORY 42

GLORY 42 was a solid event from top-to-bottom, but perhaps the moment that will overshadow the rest of the event was when two men rushed the ring after Murthel Groenhart knocked out a dazed and clearly confused Harut Grigorian, one landing a superman punch on Groenhart before they swarmed and were pulled off of him. Early reports were that Murthel had injured his jaw, but backstage video footage from after the event shows him in good spirits and talking just fine. Yet, it was still an unprovoked, unprofessional attack. GLORY has released an official statement on the attack. GLORY has [read more]

VIDEO: Murthel Groenhart KO’s Harut Grigorian, Gets Jumped By Fans

Tempers ran hot in Paris today as Murthel Groenhart scored a controversial knockout over Harut Grigorian, only for fans to storm the ring and begin attacking Murthel in the corner before they were pulled away. It all started when Murthel landed a flying knee on Grigorian, followed by more blows, which made Grigorian turn his back to Groenhart. The referee apparently didn’t notice in time and Groenhart, knowing it was full well within the rules, pounced and landed a right hook that put Grigorian down and out. While the Twitter arguments about its ethics are ongoing, the follow-up was definitely [read more]

Jhonata Diniz Promises to Put on a Good Show at GLORY 42

In 2012 Jhonata Diniz entered the ranks of Glory with a solid decision win against Sebastien van Thielen at Glory 2: Brussels. Since that tie he’s racked up a 3-3 record in Glory with match ups against some of the most well known heavyweights in the world including Rico Verhoeven, Daniel Ghita and Hesdy Gerges. While these three names represent his three losses in the organization, Diniz continues to work at honing his craft and achieving his dream of being the best in the world. After nearly a two year absence from the Glory ring, Diniz returned in January at [read more]

GLORY 42 Live Results: Doumbe vs. Holzken II

Join us for results from GLORY 42, featuring Cedric Doumbe vs. Nieky Holzken for the GLORY Welterweight Championship. The SuperFight Series begins at 12:30pm eastern time, 9:30am Pacific time on UFC Fight Pass. The main card starts at 4:30pm eastern, 1:30pm Pacific time on ESPN3. Follow us on Twitter @liverkickdotcom for more updates. Update: Shar Williams is on-scene and will be posting live updates via twitter, @Shar_Williams. GLORY 42 Welterweight World Title Headline Bout: Cédric Doumbé (R5 – Split Decision) Nieky Holzken Lightweight Tournament Final Bout: Christian Baya (R3 – Split Decision) Massaro Glunder Welterweight Co-Headline Bout: Murthel Groenhart (R2 – [read more]

Massaro Glunder on Last Minute GLORY 42 Fight: ‘I just come to fight, throw bombs’

Massaro Glunder is not your average 22 year old. Let’s forget the fact that he’s the son of Rodney Glunder, or that he’s already faced many of the best and brightest in combat sports including a recent MMA bout that he accepted on two hours notice against Andy Souwer. Glunder has a 29-8-4 record overall and has been champion in both W5 and KOK. On Saturday, June 10th, Glunder will be on the biggest stage in kickboxing, making his debut in the Glory lightweight contender tournament, facing off against Denmark’s Niclas Larsen. At age 22 the road to the big [read more]