Interviews

August 26th 2010

Quick Q&A with GSP

Georges St. Pierre revealed a surprising thing in a quick chat with Fighters Only this weekend - he doesn’t do strength and conditioning. At least, not for his fighting. He does have a weightlifting regime but this is to make him “more marketable”.Connor Cordova had a few quick words with the UFC welterweight champion, who just finished a six-week...
August 6th 2010

Patrick Cote on Anderson, Lawlor, Bisping and more

Fighters Only writer Dallas Winston catches up with Patrick ‘The Predator’ Cote to talk about his return from knee injury, his hopes for the future and his dislike of Michael Bisping. FO:  You were absent for a long time while recovering from the knee injury. Were you 100% going in to your fight with Alan Belcher? Yes I was 100%, no excuse about it....
July 27th 2010

Paul Kelly on Volkmann: "He is getting a hole in his face"

There’s nothing wrong with talking some trash to hype a fight. Almost every fighter does it, to varying degrees, and it has the potential to make fans far more invested in the outcome of a fight. Trash talk made Rampage v Rashad one of the most anticipated UFC fights ever. Numerous fights have been turned from an interesting matchup to a must-see spectacle,...
July 23rd 2010

Ross Pearson Q&A, talks Cole Miller, BJ Penn and more

He has won The Ultimate Fighter, and is unbeaten in his three UFC fights to date. He is a playable character on a video game (UFC Undisputed 2010) that has sold millions of copies worldwide. He has achieved all that, and he is still only 25. Ross Pearson is very much living out his dreams. Having achieved so much at such an early stage in his career, he could be...
July 15th 2010

Thiago Alves Q&A: Fitch, brain surgery, Gsp and more

Thiago Alves challenged Georges St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 100 last year. That was on July 11th and the American Top Team fighter has not competed since. A knee injury forced him off UFC 107 and his rematch with Jon Fitch was put back to UFC 111. But prior to UFC 111 he underwent CAT scans and was found to have an abnormality in the front-left...
July 8th 2010

One to watch: Rob Mills (UK)

UK welter weight Rob ‘Rocop’ Mills (6-1) has been making quite a name for himself since turning Pro in 2007. The entertaining North East native, currently on a 5-fight winning streak, was scheduled to fight former UFC & Pride fighter Mark ‘The Wizard’ Weir (19-6-1) on July 10th. An injury at the start of week forced Weir out, so...
July 2nd 2010

UK: Matt Inman looking for another welterweight title

Matt Inman has been making a name for himself on the UK welterweight scene and recently earned the European Title at Strike&Submit, a long-running and well-respected show. On Saturday night he fights the very tough Eugene Fadiora of Team Kaobon (Terry Etim etc) for the British Welterweight title at Fight Ikon 3 and continues his quest to become the...
July 2nd 2010

Terry Etim talks Joe Lauzon, UFC 118, Dos Anjos

FO: You’re fighting on the UFC 118 main card against Joe Lauzon. Its your second main card fight in the UFC. The first was against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 112, which didn’t go your way. What are your thoughts on this fight?I am so happy that I have got a big name fight. I was coming off four wins and then I dropped my last fight so to get back on track we...
June 18th 2010

Rashad Evans responds to Rampage calling him "boring"

Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson had their long-awaited grudge match at UFC 114 on May 29th but the rivalry is still simmering away. Jackson spoke to Fighters Only this week and apologised to fans for a “boring fight”, the blame for which he laid on Evans.Evans spoke to us yesterday and responded to Rampage’s...
June 11th 2010

Dana White on expansion, Chuck, Fedor

We managed to grab a few minutes with UFC president Dana White this week to talk about the company’s global expansion, this weekend’s big fight and, er, PinkBerry. With the US and Canada almost entirely in the bag, the UFC is now setting its sights on the potentially massive markets of China and India. Staff writer John Joe O’Regan found out...