News

February 2nd 2011

Sean Sherk eyes Hall of Fame spot

Sean Sherk has two things on his mind at this stage of his career. One, he would like a place in the UFC Hall of Fame when he eventually retires and two, he wants nothing but top-level opponents.“I’m not walking away, but if I were to walk away, I’ve done enough in my career to be happy with what I’ve accomplished,” he said in appearance...
February 1st 2011

Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg - salaries, gate and attendance

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the salaries for the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg event on Saturday night.Contracted win bonuses are provided in brackets.MAIN CARD:Nick Diaz: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $85,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Robbie Lawler:...
February 1st 2011

Aldo-Hominick, Couture-Machida confirmed for UFC 129

A featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Mark Hominick is official for UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada.The UFC has also confirmed that Hall of Fame inductee and former heavyweight/light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture will take on fellow former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.Georges St. Pierre will defend his welterweight belt...
February 1st 2011

Strikeforce scores good ratings for 'Diaz vs Cyborg'

Strikeforce had an internal ratings winner on its hands Saturday night, with ‘Diaz vs. Cyborg’ eclipsing all the broadcasts the promotion had aired on the Showtime network in 2010. Saturday's broadcast "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" event peaked with 853,000 viewers, according to figures obtained by MMA Junkie.The report, citing television...
February 1st 2011

Anderson in the money for UFC 126 fight

Anderson Silva has landed a big-money, mainstream sponsor as he heads into his UFC 126 middleweight title defence against Vitor Belfort.Bozzano, a company which makes male hygiene and grooming products, has reportedly issued Silva with a $100,000 sponsorship for the fight with Belfort.The sponsorship came about following Silva signing with Brazilian sports marketing...
February 1st 2011

Pat Barry: "Scotty Jorgenson next"

Pat Barry wants a fight with Scott Jorgenson to be his next outing in the UFC heavyweight division - he just needs Jorgenson to move up a few weight classes first (or Barry could drop to bantamweight).Barry is eager to get back into action soon. His place in the heavyweight division means he is fighting 'builder' fights and gets little say in who he opposes. Barry...
February 1st 2011

TapouT branches out into Nascar; first non-MMA sponsorship

TapouT has branched out of the MMA sponsorship market. Nascar outfit Kevin Harvick Inc. today announced today a multi-year partnership with TapouT, which will make its NASCAR debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, 2011 as sponsor of the No. 2 Chevrolet Impala in the Nationwide Series event with driver Elliott Sadler.  KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick will also...
February 1st 2011

Wanderlei promises 'treats' for fans when he returns

Wanderlei Silva is fully recovered from the knee surgery that has kept him away from the UFC middleweight division. Having now got back to his training routine, “The Axe Murderer” used his Twitter to thank Brazilian fans for all the support in his time away from fighting.“I will repay with ‘treat’ fights, you’ll see. I feel proud...
February 1st 2011

Affliction to stage official UFC 126 post-fight party

In a sign of how much things have changed between the two brands, Affliction has announced an official after-party for the UFC on February 5th.The official Affliction UFC 126 after party will take place on Saturday, February 5th at Tao, a Las Vegas’ nightclub located in the Venetian Hotel. Proceedings will begin immediately after UFC 126, which is headlined by...