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Cheick Kongo High Earner at Bellator 115 with $50K, Two Fighters Make $1K

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the fighters who competed in Friday’s “Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo” event. Cheick Kongo (pictured) should be all smiles. Despite losing to heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov in the show’s featured attraction, Kongo was the night’s highest earner with $50,000. Minakov made $35,000, with...
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Says “Experience In Bellator Is Way Better” Than When He Was In The UFC

Bellator 115 takes place tonight from the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The main event features Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov defending his title for the first time against Cheick Kongo. On today’s podcast we talk to Kongo. We discuss the keys to the fight with Minakov, why his experience in Bellator is better than when he was in the UFC, being at the “Sabotage”...
Via Between The Ropes
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Weigh-In Results

The weigh-ins for “Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo” took place Thursday in Nevada. Former UFC star Cheick Kongo (pictured) challenges Vitaly Minakov for his heavyweight title in tomorrow’s featured attraction. A pair of semifinal bouts that were slated to appear in the main card were scrapped at the last minute. The welterweight fight with Andrey Koreshkov and Sam Oropeza was...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Issues Statement Regarding UFC Departure

Don’t close the cage door on Cheick Kongo’s (pictured) UFC career just yet … apparently. Despite not having his contract renewed by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, Kongo claims a return to the Octagon is possible and that he’s in complete control of his own destiny. “Do not believe everything you are told,” Kongo posted on his Facebook (via Google...
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Was Offered Deal Prior To 159 But Turned It Down, Will Fight Outside The UFC

Cheick Kongo was not cut by the UFC but instead he was not offered a new contract once his ran out after UFC 159.  According to Kongo’s manager he was offered a four fight deal prior to the Roy Nelson fight but turned it down when the two sides could not agree to terms.  Once the fight was over no new contract was offered.  Kongo also stated that he will continue fighting outside...
Via Tito Couture
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Checks In For Fight Week In New Jersey

Kongo gives the UFC cameras a mean mug as he checks in for fight week.  He will be facing Big Country Nelson on Saturday at UFC 159 in New Jersey.  Be interesting to see someone who doesn’t know either fighter make a pick solely off looks.  In one corner we have a ginormous, shredded up black man, and in the other a fat white guy with a beard and mullet.  But make no mistake...
Via Tito Couture
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kongo Says “You Can’t See Me”

 Cheik Kongo can’t help but to stunt on people with these glasses…If I didn’t hear that he turned down back to back fights for Dana White, I woud say “His Future Is So Bright, He’s Gotta Wear Shades. Cheick Kongo Is Good With Kids Big Country Offers To Fight Dana White
Via Tito Couture
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Cheick Kongo

Cheick KongoVitals6'4" 229 lbs (Heavyweight)82" reach, OrthodoxMay 17, 1975Record17-7-2 (UFC: 10-5-1)Current Streak1 straight lossTrainingNoneChampionships HeldNone Strengths- world class striker- big time knockout power- one of the most accurate strikers in UFC history- dishes out way more strikes than he absorbs- utilizes all aspects of his kickboxing training...
Via MMA Manifesto
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The UFC 149 curse continues; Minotauro out, Jordan in to battle Kongo

Former PRIDE Heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira has been the latest fighter to fall a victim to the curse of UFC 149. It's not surprising that the injury that forced Nogueira to withdraw from this upcoming contest had to do with his humerus not being completely recovered. Stepping in to fight Cheick Kongo on relatively short notice will be a...
Via hov-mma
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Collides with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 149

Today has got to be one of the busiest days mixed martial arts has experienced in quite some time. Late Tuesday night, a heavyweight shootout between Cheick Kongo (Pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was announced for UFC 149. While a secret source broke the news with the CalgarySun, the UFC subsequently endorsed the report by re-tweeting the article on their Canadian account...
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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