Interviews

August 1st 2009

Miguel Torres, WEC bantamweight champion

WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres is one of the world’s top fighters pound-for-pound. He has successfully defended his WEC title three times and has not lost a fight since 2006. In a recent conference call, he discussed following the path of his samurai hero and also talks about his August 9th title defence against challenger Brian Bowles.The event will...
July 31st 2009

Kenny Florian on fighting BJ Penn at UFC 101

Kenny Florian fights BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 101 on Saturday August 8th. He recently took part in a conference call to talk about the fight. Here are some highlights:On fighting a few hours drive from his home city of Boston:Kenny Florian:  You know it's awesome.  I've had the opportunity of fighting a couple of different places;...
July 20th 2009

CroCop talks UFC, Lesnar, Dana White

Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic talked to Croatian site Index.hr about signing a three-fight deal with the UFC recently. The below is a translation of that article from its original Croatian language version. If you enjoy the interview, plese give Index.hr a 'hit' by clicking this link (even though you probably can't read Croatian...) CLICK HEREIs the contract with the UFC...
July 1st 2009

GSP talks Alves, fame and fighting

Georges St. Pierre is preparing to defend his welterweight title belt at UFC 100 against Thiago Alves of American Top Team. Both are explosive, athletic fighters and the bout promises to be the highlight of a stacked card. When did you first realize that you'd eventually have to face Thiago?Georges St. Pierre: I know Thiago for a while. When I first saw him fighting...
June 25th 2009

Mike Bisping talks TUF, Hendo and Hamill

Mike Bisping recently coached a UK team to double success on The Ultimate Fighter season nine and will face rival coach Dan Henderson at UFC 100 next month. Rumour has it he will be heading into a middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva if he wins that fight. We caught up with Mike as he gets into his final preparations for the July 11th bout with...
June 17th 2009

Tim Sylvia talks boxing, Fedor, Arlovski, charity and kids

This interview with Tim Sylvia was conducted shortly before his fight with Ray Mercer at the weekend. Sylvia was KO'd by Mercer in nine seconds in a fight that presumably sounds the death knell on his fledgling boxing career (even though the fight took place in a cage under MMA rules, despite the fact it was originally supposed to be a proper professional boxing...
June 13th 2009

Terry Etim on being compared to Anderson Silva

Terry Etim (12-2) has been described as "the lightweight Anderson Silva" by UFC commentator Joe Rogan. He faces Justin Bucholz at UFC 99 tonight.Fighters Only: Hey Terry, How's it going? How has the camp been for this one?Its gone good, its been my usual eight-week camp. I have had my new Luta Livre coach over, he was here for the last camp but now he is...
June 9th 2009

Marcus Davis v Dan Hardy: The Transcript

Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy recently took part in a conference call for UFC 99. The two have had an intense war of words in the press ahead of their fight this Saturday and tempers spilled over in the conference call. The mp3 excerpt of their argument has been doing the rounds for several days, but for those who can't access the audio file, here is the...
June 2nd 2009

Al-Turk on facing CroCop at UFC 99

Mostapha Al-Turk is the man charged with welcoming Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic back to the organisation for UFC 99. The former heavyweight champion of Cage Rage, Al-Turk lost his UFC debut to Cheick Kongo earlier this year. Fighters Only: Hello Mus, thanks for talking to us. Its ten o'clock at night but it sounds like you are still in the gym, is that right?I have been...