Interviews

May 10th 2009

Demian Maia talks Marquardt, Anderson and jiu jitsu

Demian Maia is a middleweight contender and often described as having the best jiu jitsu in his weight class, possibly even the UFC as a whole. His last fight was a submission win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 95 in February. His next fight will be against fellow contender Nate Marquardt at UFC 102 in August.Fighters Only: With your next fight not until August, have you...
May 8th 2009

Fighters Only babe wins FHM High Street Honeys

Cast your mind back to issue 41 of Fighters Only and you may recall a certain young lady called Charlotte Thomson gracing our 'Babes of MMA' section? Of course you do.Well, we are proud to announce that Charlotte's careered has sky rocketed since working with us and has now been unveiled as this years winner, of FHM magazine's annual High Street Honeys competition....
April 28th 2009

Paul Kelly "living in the gym" ahead of Roli Delgado fight

Fighters Only catches up with Paul Kelly as he gets into his training camp for his June fight against Roli Delgado at UFC 99. Fighters Only: Hi Paul, welcome back to Fighters Only again. What have you been up to recently?Training! I've been living in the gym - literally. I'm not one of those fighters who can get by on technique, I'm just fucking gore aren’t I!...
April 27th 2009

3 quick questions with UFC heavyweight Antonio Nogueira

Antonio Rodrigo “Minatauro” Nogueira (31-5-1) attended the World Fighting Combat last Friday at Quality Hotel, Niteroi-RJ. Brasil Combate reporter Carla Krys talked to the UFC heavyweight, who has started his training camp for a fight with veteran Randy Couture at UFC 102.  Brasil Combate: Minatauro, how’s your training to fight Randy Couture...
April 24th 2009

One to watch : Eddie Ng

After beating two credible opponents in Lee Doski and Jason Ball in only his first two pro fights, North East based welterweight Eddie Ng gained instant recognition on the UK domestic scene. A long lay off from competition followed but the 23 year old is now back, and ready to pick up where he left off, by facing tough Swedish based fighter, Joakim Engberg (4-3-1)...
April 21st 2009

James 'The Colossus' Thompson: "Its been hard"

British heavyweight James 'The Colossus' Thompson has had mixed fortunes of late, including a fight that ended in near-riot when one-off Canadian promotion Strikebox implemented a strange ruleset for his fight with popular local man Steve Bosse. Jim Page: Is it alright to give some background to the Strikebox rules confusion?We all had separate rules meetings which I...
April 15th 2009

Anderson Silva on UFC 97, retirement and pro boxing

Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title belt against fellow Brazilian fighter Thales Leites at UFC 97 in Montreal, Canada on April 18th. It will be his fifth defense of the belt since winning it from Rich Franklin in 2006.Question: You have talked about being interested in professional boxing, specifically a fight with Roy Jones Jr. You’ve also talked...
April 13th 2009

Chuck Liddell on Shogun, UFC 97 and his career

Chuck Liddell faces Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC 97 next week. The former light-heavyweight champion goes into the bout off the back of a loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 88.Question: Dana White made some comments earlier last month saying that you have to show him something.  What does he mean by that? And what do you take his meaning to be? Chuck...
April 11th 2009

UFC referee Marc Goddard pushing the amateur scene

You may know him best as a referee for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or perhaps you remember his stint as a heavyweight in the now defunct Cage Rage promotion.  But it is arguably Marc Goddard’s most significant contribution to British mixed martial arts that has received the least recognition outside hardcore MMA circles.A veteran of the U.K. fight...
April 10th 2009

Shogun Rua on Chuck Liddell, UFC 97 and Mark Coleman

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is fighting former light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 97 on April 18th. It will be his third fight for the UFC since joining the organisation in 2007.Question: Do you see any signs that Chuck Liddell’s skills have slipped from where they were a couple of years ago? Shogun: No, absolutely not.  My take on...