Does Tyrone Spong still fight?
Tyrone Clinton Spong (born 3 September 1985) is a Surinamese-Dutch professional boxer and mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. He is the current WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion and WBO Latino Heavyweight Champion.
Do the Blackzilians still exist?
The Blackzilians aren’t dead. Following Hooft to the new confines were many of the brand name fighters that comprised the Blackzilians’ identity — Anthony Johnson, Michael Johnson, and Rashad Evans, the latter who fights Daniel Kelly on Saturday night at UFC 209 in Las Vegas.
Are the Blackzilians still a team?
During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Evans explained the current state of the Blackzilians as a team that has drifted apart. “The truth of the matter is, the team is splintered, the team is fragmented,” he said.
Why are they called Blackzilians?
The name ‘Blackzilians’ was coined when Strikeforce Middleweight Danillo Villefort was looking through their management’s website and pointed out to Robinson that every fighter (at the time) was Black or Brazilian. As of 2017, the Blackzilians as a gym is considered defunct.
What happened to Blackzilians?
Glenn Robinson, the founder of the Blackzilians team based out of Boca Raton, Fla., has died due to a suspected heart attack, per MMA Junkie. Robinson’s death was first noted by reporter Christopher James on his Facebook, and later confirmed by Robinson’s daughter Sam via social media.
When did the Blackzilians break up?
The Blackzilians/ATT rivalry culminated when the two teams went against each other in the 21st season of The Ultimate Fighter, which ran into the summer of 2015. These kinds of break-ups fuel the fight game.
Did Usman leave the Blackzilians?
Usman left Sanford MMA to train in Colorado with coach Trevor Wittman. He wanted more individual training than he was receiving in Florida, and by that time, it was apparent Burns — who was on a six-fight winning streak — would be his next opponent.
Who is Tyrone Spong?
Tyrone Spong was born in Suriname. In 1990 at the age of five, he moved to the Netherlands with his family. Growing up in the Bijlmermeer neighborhood of Amsterdam, he was often involved in street fighting and began training in kickboxing at the age of thirteen, under the guidance of Lucien Carbin.
When did Spong make his debut?
Spong made his highly anticipated MMA debut against Travis Bartlett at World Series of Fighting 1 on November 3, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada in the light heavyweight (205 lb) division.
What happened to Tommy Spong?
After defeating the Worlds heavyweight champion, Kyotaro on December 5, 2009, Spong fought Jerome Le Banner in April 2010. Similarly to the Corbett fight, Spong broke his right hand in the first round and was knocked down. Despite coming back strongly, he lost by decision.
Who did Danny Spong fight?
Spong faced Melvin Manhoef at It’s Showtime 2012 in Leeuwarden on January 28, 2012, and won by unanimous decision. He faced the legendary Dutchman Peter Aerts at an It’s Showtime event in Brussels, Belgium on June 30, 2012, and won by knockout in the third round. Spong fought Remy Bonjasky at Glory 5: London in London, England on March 23, 2013.