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February 24th 2011

Hendo: "I plan on knocking Feijao silly"

Dan Henderson makes no bones about his gameplan for the Strikeforce light-heavyweight title challenge he is mounting against champion Rafael Feijao.However, he is also pretty sure he knows what the title-holder will be trying to do as well when they meet on March 5th.“I don't think it's a secret that both of us are probably going to look for a knockout. That's...
February 24th 2011

No more 'Nightmare' for Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez has talked about abandoning the ‘Nightmare’ nickname he carried for so long, saying he ditched it as he no longer wants to be associated with negativity and “evil”.“I let that go. I let the 'Nightmare' go. To me, I see some negatives in it. A nightmare is something that is negative and kind of evil. I don't want to...
February 23rd 2011

Phil Davis vs Rogerio Nogueira official for Fight Night 24

A fight between unbeaten light heavyweight Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is official for  UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26th in Seattle. The 8-0 Davis replaces Tito Ortiz, who was forced to withdraw from the bout after sustaining a cut in training.“Phil Davis is an absolute beast,” UFC President Dana White said. “He is undefeated at 8-0...
February 23rd 2011

Fedor's next camp likely to be Dutch

Fedor Emelianenko is likely to change his training arrangements for his next fight, M-1 sources have confirmed.Evgeni Kogan, a Europe-based executive with the Russian outfit, said today the former PRIDE FC champion would likely train in the Netherlands for his next camp, along with bringing in some US training partners.Kogan revealed the news via Twitter but added...
February 23rd 2011

Two UFC 127 fights to air free on Facebook this weekend

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will once again stream live fights on the Facebook social networking site. Two undercard bouts from this weekend’s UFC 127 event will be streamed on Facebook on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.Fans are invited to watch the featherweight battle between China’s Tiequan Zhang and gritty...
February 23rd 2011

Dana: "Japan represents the tradition of MMA"

UFC president Dana White spoke with Japanese journalists at Kampiro magazine about the current difficult time of local stars Takanori Gomi (1-2) and Norifumi Yamamoto (0-1) in the American organization.“The Fireball Kid” comes off a loss to Clay Guida at UFC 125 in January but is still in UFC plans. White said the former Pride FC lightweight champion...
February 23rd 2011

UFC reserves dates in London, Manchester, Dublin

UFC UK division president Marshall Zelaznik - who also wears the snappy handle ‘Vice-President of International Development’ - says the organisation has reserved a number of dates throughout the UK and Ireland this year.“We are holding (reserving) dates in Ireland [in 2011]. I think we are holding dates in June and October. After this (Australia) I...
February 23rd 2011

Brandon Vera could be coming back, 'no contest' in pipeline

Brandon Vera could be about to have his recent removal from the UFC roster reversed, according to multiple sources.The light-heavyweight was cut after a loss to Thiago Silva on January 1st. But sources tell Fighters Only that Silva is about to be hit with a suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs and that the Vera fight will be changed to a...
February 23rd 2011

Eliot Marshall in for injured Vemola vs Luiz Cane

Karlos Vemola‘s bad luck is Eliot Marshall’s fortune. Shortly after it was announced that Vemola is out of a UFC 128 clash with Luiz Cane it has been reported that TUF 8 cast member Marshall is stepping in to replace him.Marshall’s short-notice return to the big time was first reported by Tatame and has been independently confirmed by Fighters...
February 23rd 2011

Bisping: I would rematch Hendo for free

Michael Bisping gave some frank answers today during a live online Q&A session for fans hosted by the Australian edition of the Daily Telegraph.Bisping was asked about facing Anderson Silva if his title shot hope comes true, and also saw the usual questions about the Dan Henderson fight crop up again. Here’s some of the Q&A highlights -Q: When will you...

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