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March 10th 2011

Strikeforce quarter-final fighters test clean

All twenty Strikeforce fighters tested at the February 12th event stage by the promotion tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational drugs.The tests were conducted by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which released the results today. Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Silva were among the fighters tested. They headlined the event in a fight...
March 10th 2011

Cyrille Diabate talks UFC, Bisping, heroes

Following an impressive unanimous decision win over Steve Cantwell at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann, regular Fighters Only contributor Simon Platt caught up with light-heavyweight fighter Cyrille Diabate to talk about his victory; the future of 205lb division; and how even fighters can be fan boys too.Fighters Only - Thanks for taking the time to speak to us....
March 10th 2011

Todd Duffee talks Overeem, training and toilets

Todd Duffee was last in action on New Year’s Eve, where he suffered a quick stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem at the K-1 Dynamite! event.Since then he has been training at the Grudge Training Center and sharpening his boxing under coach Fareed Samad. The pair, who were in Japan together for the NYE fight, sat down with Conner Cordova to answer a few...
March 9th 2011

Pearson believes Hardy is too technical for Johnson

Ross Pearson is backing his Rough House team mate Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy to outclass Anthony Johnson when they meet at UFC Fight Night 24 later this month.Johnson is much bigger than Hardy, especially in walk-around weight, and has considerable power - but Pearson doesn’t think his technique is on the same level.“It's a very tough fight for...
March 9th 2011

Jon Jones fed up of being asked about Rashad

Jon Jones is fed up of being asked about Rashad Evans.The light-heavyweight title challenger said exactly that on today’s conference call to promote his fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua later this month.“I want to be clear to other reporters, that I absolutely HATE when people mention Rashad Evans, especially throughout this training camp....
March 9th 2011

Six UFC 127 drugs tests come back clean

Six fighters were tested for performance enhancing and recreational drugs at UFC 127 and all came back clean.UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner confirmed the results of the tests today, originally to the Heavy.com website. The main event fighters Jon Fitch and BJ Penn were among the six tested fighters. The names of the other four were not...
March 9th 2011

Frankie Edgar signs with new management

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has signed with new management.Edgar split with former Shari Spencer nearly two months ago. His new management has strong roots in the East Coast area he hails from.Dominance MMA is his new management partner and will co-manage Edgar alongside his wife, according to MMA Weekly.The agency also manages New York-based Renzo Gracie...
March 9th 2011

'Bang' Ludwig out of Sadollah fight, James Wilks in

Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig has been forced out of his fight with Xtreme Couture fighter Amir Sadollah due to a sternum injury suffered in training. James Wilks, winner of The Ultimate Fighter season nine, has stepped in on just three weeks notice. The news comes from sources at the Xtreme Couture camp.There is no news yet on how long Ludwig will be out of...
March 9th 2011

UFC confirms card for UFC 128

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed the remaining bouts for its return trip to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on March 19th for UFC 128.With the headliner fights of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua defending his UFC light heavyweight championship against Jon “Bones” Jones and a co-main event featuring Urijah “The California...

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