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April 2nd 2011

Dana: Jones vs Evans in September or October

Rashad Evans and Jon Jones will throw down in the Fall, according to UFC president Dana White.White appeared on The Underground forum to interact with MMA fans briefly on Friday evening and fielded some questions during his short sojourn.One pertained to the date of the Jones-Evans clash and White replied: “Sept or Oct.”The fight will be Jones first...
April 2nd 2011

Thiago Silva to appear before NSAC on April 7

Thiago Silva’s inevitable suspension for providing a fake urine sample at UFC 125 is going to be made official quickly.Silva is due to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on April 7th, just a few days after NSAC made public the allegations against him. The allegations were quickly followed by a public admittance from Silva that he is guilty as...
April 1st 2011

UFC appeals for fans to back Vegas footballer player

It isn’t often a sports organisation appeals for its fans to turn their attentions to a different game, but that is what the UFC is asking for this week.The North American promotion is asking for fans to vote for gridiron football player DeMarco Murray to be on the cover of EA Sports' forthcoming NCAA Football 12 video game. Murray, of Las Vegas, has promised...
April 1st 2011

Strikeforce: Fedor to fight in July, opponent tbc

Fedor Emelianenko will return to action under the Strikeforce banner in July.The news comes direct from Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, who said an announcement on the Russian’s opponent will be forthcoming in the next week to ten days.Coker says the fight will be a big name opponent, but did not specify if it would have any relation to the Strikeforce Heavyweight...
April 1st 2011

Nick Diaz says $10m would not get him to fight team mate

Nick Diaz, famously loyal to his Cesar Gracie team, weighed in on the ‘friend vs. friend’ issue during a conference call to promote his April 9th  Strikeforce welterweight title defence against Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley.Asked to comment on the Jon Jones/Rashad Evans situation, and whether he could be induced to fight anyone from his own team,...
April 1st 2011

TUF debuts with 1.5 million viewers in US

The debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter season 13: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos drew 1.5 million viewers in the US. Spike TV has officially confirmed the numbers by email.Airing on Wednesday night, it was the top-scoring program for males aged 18 to 34 and males aged 18 to 49, a demographic highly prized by advertisers.However, the numbers were a touch short of last...
April 1st 2011

Daley eyes legacy ahead of Strikeforce title shot

Paul Daley says his decision to stay in the Strikeforce welterweight title fight with Nick Diaz next week was motivated as much by legacy as anything.The British banger has a fractious relationship with UFC president Dana White and said he was going to pull out of the fight when he learned Zuffa had bought Strikeforce out. Cooler thinking prevailed, but he is still...
April 1st 2011

Franklin open to another middleweight title run

Rich Franklin is eyeing a summer return to the UFC and says he is open to fighting at either light-heavyweight or middleweight, depending on what fights are offered. Franklin, coming off a loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 126, told MMA Junkie that he didn’t feel outsized in the fight, although he admits being “small” for light-heavy.“Here's the...
March 31st 2011

Fitch out with shoulder injury, Penn rematch off

Jon Fitch has become the latest AKA man to join the injured list.Cain Velasquez and Josh Koscheck, his team mates at the American Kickboxing Academy, are on long-term hiatus and now Fitch has come down with a shoulder injury.The UFC has confirmed that Fitch is out of his rematch with BJ Penn in July because of the injury, but there is no word on whether Penn is...
March 31st 2011

Hardy not being cut, getting one more shot in the UFC

Dan Hardy will get another shot in the UFC.His fans had feared that he would be cut following the loss to Anthony Johnson, which put him on an 0-3 run.But Fighters Only has confirmed with UFC sources that Hardy is not being dropped from the roster and will get one more chance to redeem himself.There is no indication of when that might be or against whom, but Hardy...

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