Apparently, Mike Whitehead can’t get enough of competing for team-based MMA promotions. First, the International Fight League and now the new Ring of Fire (not to be confused with the promotion in Denver).
Before we get to Ring of Fire, in my interview with Whitehead (found below) he officially cleared up that he is done with the IFL. However, Whitehead’s free agent status didn’t last very longer as he recently signed a two-fight deal with Platinum Fighting Productions’ Ring of Fire.
Honestly, I have never heard of PFP and their website doesn’t lend much in terms of additional information. That said, including Whitehead, they do have some familiar names on their roster (Ricco Rodriguez, Jeff Monson and Renato Sobral to name a few). The promotion boasts four different teams – Team Gracie, Team Shamrock, Team Barnett and Team Chivichyan – and will look to differentiate itself from the IFL by settling their fights in cages.
I spoke to the newest member of Team Shamrock about Ring of Fire, his involvement with the newest promotion on the block and his divorce from the IFL.
Mike Whitehead – 11/28/07