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February 1st 2011

Florian does little to dispel rumours of move to 145

Kenny Florian’s camp played down talk of him moving to 145 pounds when contacted by Fighters Only yesterday, but the man himself did not deny it. Florian has been the subject of repeated rumours linking him with a drop to featherweight. His agent Malki Kawa told us by text message that “we don’t know where it came from”.And Florian took to...
February 1st 2011

Sengoku cancels April event, blames media

Sengoku has cancelled its next event.The Japanese promotion, operating in the troubled landscape of present day J-MMA, has announced today that a planned April show will not be going ahead.But the reason given is unusual - the blame has been laid at the door of a writer from long-running Japanese MMA magazine GONG.A statement on the Sengoku website says critical...
January 31st 2011

Cesar Gracie expands on Greg Jackson comments

Cesar Gracie upset a few people when he appeared on The MMA Hour recently and, in the context of discussing Georges St. Pierre, made an observation that Greg Jackson is not a “great” coach in his eyes. "He's more of a coordinator where he puts things in perspective… as a true sense of the word 'coach,' he's not on the same page as great...
January 31st 2011

Nick Diaz "not impressed with Paul Daley as a martial artist"

Nick Diaz is “not really impressed with Paul Daley as a mixed martial artist” and says there is any number of ways he could beat him should Daley earn a welterweight title shot in Strikeforce.Daley’s shot is almost in the bag but is dependent on him beating DEEP champion Yuya Shirai at British show BAMMA next month. If he wins, the fight with Diaz...
January 31st 2011

Miller vs Kennedy off, Miller vs Jacare 3 on?

A rumoured third fight between Strikeforce middleweights Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Tim Kennedy will not now be happening in March.The fight had some verbal agreements in place but no paperwork and while it had been thought to be a lock for Strikeforce’s March event it is no longer happening, according to MMA Junkie.Mayhem may instead be heading for...
January 31st 2011

Strikeforce looking at PPV model in the UK

Strikeforce is looking at airing its events on pay per view in the UK, it has been reported.The news comes from respected MMA business reporter Robert Joyner at MMAFA, who spoke with Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz.Abramowitz “confirmed that the San Jose based promotion would be going the Pay Per View route for broadcasts of Strikeforce...
January 31st 2011

Reminder: Fighters Only launches iPad edition

Fighters Only today announced the launch of its iPad application, an industry first for the mixed martial arts media.The spectacular popularity of the iPad, which was released last year, prompted the development of an app which will serve the needs of fight fans around the world."The Fighters Only application is one of the coolest and slickest iPad magazines...
January 31st 2011

Belfort "I came to God through pain"

Vitor Belfort has been talking about his Christian faith and how he became so religious.In an interview with Christian Post, the former UFC champion said his move towards religion was prompted by the kidnap and subsequent murder of his sister Priscilla some years ago. He found the ordeal indescribably painful“We have words for if you’ve lost your husband,...