Interviews

December 5th 2009

Mariusz Pudzianowski reveals his training

The World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski makes his long-awaited MMA debut just one week from today. Till today the popular Pudzian has been secretive about his training regimen and preparations for the fight against pro boxer Marcin Najman. Today at 10 o’clock in the Martial Arts Pavilion at Warsaw’s Physical Education Academy, Pudzianowski...
December 4th 2009

Jon Fitch discusses Dan Hardy's title shot

Is sport giving way to spectacle? Jon Fitch told the guys over at Heavy.com that the best fighters should get the best opportunities. He doesn’t begrudge Dan Hardy’s title shot against Georges St. Pierre but does say he “can’t fully agree” with it. A short extract from the in-depth interview is below, hit Heavy.com for the full version....
December 1st 2009

Florian splits Greg Jackson family

The guys over at Heavy.com recently caught up with Kenny Florian and asked him about his training for the Clay Guida fight. Interestingly, Florian is now training with Georges St. Pierre's team, while Guida is training with GSP's cornerman Greg Jackson. They gave us a short extract from the interview below, hit Heavy.com for the full version. Heavy.com: I guess the...
November 20th 2009

Tito Ortiz talks Forrest, Dana, Obama and 205 division

Tito Ortiz meets Forrest Griffin in the headline fight of UFC 106 this weekend. The two first met in 2007, with Ortiz taking a controversial split decision win.Can you glean anything useful from your first fight at UFC 59?Tito Ortiz: Yes, I mean, I look at the fight, you know? At the time I wasn't even what I am close in today.  You know I've gotten a lot better...
November 19th 2009

Forrest Griffin on Tito, marriage and religion

Forrest Griffin meets Tito Ortiz in the headline fight of UFC 106 this weekend. The two first met in 2007, with Ortiz taking a controversial split decision win. Can you glean anything useful from your first fight at UFC 59?Forrest Griffin:  Yes.  I mean, there's a little bit to be gleaned from it, you know, tendencies don't tend to change.  But...
November 19th 2009

Dana White Q&A for UFC 106

Dana White fielded a range of questions on a recent conference call to promote UFC 106; here’s the pick of them:Is there a chance we could see Tito as a coach on TUF again?Dana White:  Yes. Tito coached season 3 of the Ultimate Fighter, but I wouldn't count him out as a coach [again].Is it a huge problem when you have guys dropping out of cards left, right...
November 11th 2009

Brandon Vera on establishing a legacy

Brandon Vera is a man on a journey. Once a much-hyped heavyweight knockout machine, he freely admits his early success translated into a relaxed work ethic. Vera thought he was as good as he could get, until a couple of losses gave him a fresh perspective.Now at light-heavyweight and with Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture in front of him on Saturday night, Vera...
October 28th 2009

Che Mills eyeing path to the UFC

Next month’s highly anticipated return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship to U.K. shores will showcase no less than nine home-grown combatants, making it the most significant card in the history of British mixed martial arts. But while Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy and company will grab all the headlines for their UFC 105 encounters, MMA enthusiasts are purring...
October 21st 2009

Pat Barry talks hardonk, CroCop, fighting your friends

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry was kind enough to join us on the phone today, just a few days out from his UFC 104 clash with Dutch heavyweight Antoni Hardonk.Hey Pat, thanks for talking to us, hope our training has gone well. First thing I’d like to ask is, is is true you spent time studying under Antoni in Holland some years ago?We trained together for like five...

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