Kevin Randleman’s Hammer House teammate Wes Sims has announced that Randleman was admitted into the hospital earlier this week with signs of kidney failure…
According to Randleman’s friend and training partner Wes Sims, Randleman was admitted to the hospital a few days ago and remains there today. Sims did not have much detailed information about Randleman’s condition, “He’s in the hospital, but I haven’t even been able to talk to him yet.” Sims did verify that it was a severe problem with his kidneys including some degree of failure.
It is not known if the kidney failure is life-threatening at this point. We will certainly be sure to pass along any new information we receive as soon as we get it…
Update 9:38 PM: MMA Universe is reporting that Randleman will now be making a full recovery as he has been taken off all medication and is now only on IV fluids to help him get rehydrated.
News and Notes
- The IFL has confirmed that “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will participate in a superfight against rising Brazilian star Eduardo Pamplona on the upcoming February 23rd event in Atlanta, Ga.
- The UFC has launched the official site for UFC 67: All or Nothing. It can be found here.
- Last night on ‘Inside the UFC’, Randy “The Natural” Couture sat down with Joe Rogan and announced that he signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC and his first fight will come against UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia.
- Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries is scheduled to take place at UFC 68.
- King of the Cage will be coming to Hull, Quebec January 20th with their card dubbed King of the Cage : Freedom Fight.
KOTC: Freedom Fight
Travis Galbraith vs. Craig Brown (205 lbs.)
Mark Bocek vs. Matt Fiordirosa (155 lbs.)
TJ Grant vs. Nick Portieous (170 lbs.)
Barry McDonald vs. Tony Legnaro (155 lbs.)
Markhaile Wedderburn vs. Mickel Alexander (185 lbs.)
Jean Marc Lalonde vs. Brett Portieous (155 lbs.)
Stephane Lamarche vs. Garrett Velroy (170 lbs.)
Nick Denis vs. Shawn Lalonde (145 lbs.)
Wayne Xilon vs. John Cole (250 lbs. challenge fight)
Yan Fortier vs. Allen Harvey (170 lbs.)
Andre Dreosiers vs. Mike Delorne (Heavyweight challenge fight)
Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer is reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has filed a complaint against former UFC heavyweight champion and current PRIDE fighter Kevin Randleman for submitting what turned out to be a fake urine sample.
Randleman’s urine sample contained no hormones which means it wasn’t his urine or the urine of a human being.
Russian heavyweight phenom Fedor Emelianenko continued his dominance of the PRIDE heavyweight division last night as steamrolled through Mark “The Hammer” Coleman earning himself the victory at 1:15 of the second round by armbar.
Fedor worked hard early to stuff the constant takedown attempts from “The Hammer”. From there he was able to work his strikes and by the end of the first, Coleman was showing a great deal of damage. The former UFC heavyweight champion’s eyes were both very swollen and a stream of blood trickled down the legend’s face. Surprisingly Coleman made it through the first round with one of mixed martial arts toughest combatants.
Early in the second round Coleman stuck to his game plan as he shot in early and finally for the first time in the fight he secured a double-leg takedown. Coleman tried to work his patented ground and pound but Fedor showed his superior skills as he rolled for an armbar and tapped out his counterpart at 1:15 of the second round.
Afterwards Fedor set his stone cold demeanor aside as he congratulated his opponent. Coleman was quickly embraced in the ring by his two young daughters who were very emotional after seeing their father get dominated by one of the world’s toughest mixed martial artists.
Coleman assured fans in his post-fight interview that he’d be back and he definitely plans on improving on a few things.
Fedor looked great in his return after spending the better part of a year on the shelf after undergoing hand surgery. With the win Fedor upped his PRIDE record to 13-0 and his mixed martial arts record to 24-1.
During the post-fight press conference while speaking through his interpreter, Fedor stated that he felt uncomfortable when Coleman came up to congratulate him while holding his two sobbing daughters. Fedor also stated that the next man he’d like to fight is Josh Barnett.
Also on the card was a light heavyweight battle between Kevin “The Monster” Randleman and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Randleman came out early and secured a powerful double-leg takedown which put the Brazilian star on his back. Immediately “Shogun” began to work for an ankle lock which eventually ended up being a kneebar. Randleman tried desperately to withstand the onslaught from “Shogun” but it ended up being too much and Randleman was forced to tap at 2:35 of the first round.
Yesterday Pride Fighting Championships held a press conference at the Fox Sports Grill in Irvine, California. The press conference featured the announcement of two fights along with the announcement of a many other fighters set to participate in the event.
The two fights that were announced were Mark Coleman versus Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua against Coleman’s teammate Kevin “The Monster” Randleman.
In an unexpected turn of events Pride officials called upon former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Apparently Tyson and the Japanese promotion have come to some sort of agreement which will feature Tyson fighting in some sort of exhibition match in the future.
Finally it was announced that Pride superstars Josh Barnett, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Phil Baroni, Kazuyuki Fujita, Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will participate on the October 21st card.
Dream Stage Entertainment has announced that heavyweight superstar Fedor Emelianenko will face off against UFC and PRIDE tournament champion Mark “The Hammer” Coleman. The fight will be a rematch of their bout in 2004 in which Fedor won by armbar.
Also on the card will be Kevin “The Monster” Randleman versus Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Randleman will be fighting for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury which forced him off of the StrikeForce card. Shogun much like Randleman will be making his return to the ring after suffering a TKO loss to Mark Coleman in which he was left with a severely injured arm.