Interviews

January 29th 2010

Jay Heiron on the eve of battle with Joe Riggs

Jay Hieron faces Joe Riggs at tomorrow night’s Strikeforce event. Originally lined up to fight Nick Diaz for the welterweight title, Hieron now finds himself on the undercard. But he says his initial frustration has taken second place to a focus on the task at hand.FO: Hey Jay, thanks for talking to us. How are you feeling right now?  I am feeling great...
January 28th 2010

Mamed Khalidov on fighting for Sengoku title

MMA fans will soon witness another spectacular Mamed Khalidov fight in the Land of the Rising Sun. The KSW Team fighter recently visited Warsaw in order to undergo medical tests and to do a photo shoot. Although he had a busy schedule, he found a moment for a short interview:You are going to fight for the second time in Japan on March 7th. At first there were some...
January 22nd 2010

Q&A with Cris Cyborg & Marloes Coenen

Cris Cyborg and Marloes Coenen will face each other for the women's Strikeforce belt on January 30th. They recently conducted a press conference, excerpts of which are below: Cris, you beat Gina Carano, who was the face of women’s MMA fighting. I guess now you are the face of women’s MMA fighting.  Do you like that role?CRIS CYBORG:  “I...
January 22nd 2010

Q&A with Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis

Nick Diaz and Marius ‘Whitemare’ Zaromskis meet at Strikeforce: Florida on the 30th of this month to contest the organisation’s welterweight title. Below are some highlight’s from the press conference that was held this week to build the event.What’s it like dropping back down to 170?NICK DIAZ: “I’m very happy to fight at...
January 8th 2010

Quick Q & A with Paul Daley

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has (excuse the pun) explosively debuted in the UFC welterweight division, with two big knockouts in two fights. His wins over Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett have made him a fan favourite overnight, and now Daley looks to be getting fast-tracked up the rankings with a fight against perennial contender Josh Koscheck. Fighters Only...
December 23rd 2009

Andre Winner: “In 12 months time I want to be feeling on top of the world"

It is often said that to truly appreciate the virtues of success one must have first conquered adversity. UK lightweight Andre Winner placed an exclamation mark on a highly rewarding year with an impressive knock out of Roli Delgado at UFC 105 in November. But just 12 months earlier the talented 28-year-old was contemplating life away from MMA with his career at a...
December 18th 2009

“King” Mo talks before his Strikeforce debut

 "King" Mo Lawal is a former NCAA National collegiate wrestling champion with knockout power who has obtained a cult following in Japan.Undefeated in five fights and a cult figure in Japan - in his last bout he took just 25 seconds to leave MMA legend Mark Kerr seeing stars.The guys at Heavy.com caught up King Mo before his heavyweight encounter with...
December 18th 2009

SIX QUESTIONS WITH MATT LINDLAND

 Former Olympic wrestling medalist Matt "The Law" Lindland, who recently took a stab at the world of politics, answered six questions recently regarding his return to MMA action this Saturday at Strikeforce Evolution.Lindland (21-6) will take on submission expert "Jacare" Souza (10-2) at middleweight on the card which is headlined by Cung Le...
December 9th 2009

Greg Jackson Q&A (Jones, McSweeney, schedule)

Think you’re busy as the Christmas season lands upon us? Spare a thought for coach Greg Jackson, who has  at least one of his fighters competing every weekend for the foreseeable future and well into 2010, with numerous big-name UFC and WEC level fights among them.In the aftermath of the TUF 10 finale - where Jackson had four fighters competing - Fighters...