This past weekend at GLORY 44 Chicago Murthel Groenhart was able to overcome a new career-rival in Cedric Doumbe, one of the men seen as the pound-for-pound best in the sport. Murthel, after years of struggles, triumphs and disappointments was able to take his place as the king of the competitive Welterweight division. GLORY has put together a video looking back on the event in all of its, erm, glory.
This Friday evening at GLORY 44 Chicago Cedric Doumbe, the GLORY Welterweight Champion, will look to once again defend his title, this time against Murthel Groenhart. Doumbe has proven himself to be the best in the world, beyond a shadow of a doubt, largely thanks to his series of fights with Nieky Holzken where he was able to systematically dismantle the once-king of the division not once, but twice. GLORY has uploaded the second fight on their YouTube channel in preparation for the upcoming title fight and here you can watch Doumbe school on a frustrated Holzken and marvel at [read more]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]