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July 3rd 2014

Mendes frustrated by Aldo withdrawal

Leading featherweight contender Chad Mendes couldn't hide his disappointment when hearing late last night of champion José Aldo's injury-forced withdrawal from next month's planned UFC 176 featherweight title fight. Aldo was due to make the seventh defence of his 145lb UFC belt against Mendes, in a return of their January 2012 title matchup, at the Staples Center...
July 3rd 2014

Faber says he requested to headline UFC 175 prelims

This weekend's UFC 175 show is the most stacked event we've seen for some time - so stacked, in fact, that big-name star Urijah Faber will be featured on the undercard for the first time in his UFC career. Being such a high-profile fighter, there were many who were shocked and displeased at the placement of 'The California Kid' on the July 5th card. However, Faber...
July 2nd 2014

The Ultimate UFC 175 Party Kit

Here at Fighters Only we're as hardcore as hardcore can be when it comes to MMA, which means the more fights the better! However, with events becoming a much more regular occurrence in recent years, it's not as easy to organise special fight night experiences as it used to be. There was a time when the neighbourhood would be alive with UFC parties. Monthly occasions...
July 2nd 2014

[Video] UFC 175 Embedded (episode 1)

This weekend Las Vegas will be something of a dreamland for mixed martial arts fans, with two UFC events taking place plus the UFC Fan Expo and a whole bunch of other MMA goings-on. In the first episode of the new UFC Embedded series, offering fans a behind-the-scenes look at the goings on prior to UFC 175, Chris Weidman arrives at what might be the nicest hotel...
July 2nd 2014

Dana says he'll "push" BJ to retire if he loses to Edgar

This coming Sunday will see the return of the greatest UFC lightweight champion of all time in BJ Penn, who we haven't seen compete since December 2012 when he lost via unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald. "BJ Penn's a legend in this sport, he's been around forever," said UFC president Dana White. "He's accomplished so many things. I keep questioning him, 'Why does...
July 2nd 2014

Dana discusses decision to let Sonnen go

Following last week's news of a second-straight failed drug test for Chael Sonnen, it was announced on Monday that the UFC and FOX had broken all professional ties with the former fighter. "It's never easy making decisions like this," explained UFC president Dana White on yesterday's edition of America's Pregame on FOX Sports 1. "Chael's a person that I personally...
July 2nd 2014

MMA's Hidden Gems - 4th July - 6th July

In this week's edition of MMA's Hidden Gems, we've got three internationally televised fight cards filled with a bunch of mouth-watering bouts on them, including a fantastic flyweight showdown at the TUF 19 Finale, a lightweight title fight which could produce the next star of the 155lb division at WSOF 11 and the debut of a highly-touted prospect at UFC 175.   ...
July 1st 2014

Between the Sheets: Frankie promises best Penn vs best Edgar

In this week's 'Between the Sheets', we give fans a sneak preview of our exclusive interview with Frankie Edgar - the full version of which can be found only inside the current UK edition of Fighters Only magazine. In this four-page feature, the former UFC lightweight champ explains how, although many are questioning how he will cope should he find himself facing...