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December 20th 2010

Bellator announces light-heavyweight grand prix

Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that a light-heavyweight grand prix will form the centrepiece of its fourth season.The winner of the eight-man tournament, which plays out over a number of weeks, will capture Bellator's inaugural light-heavyweight title and $100,000.It will commence in March and there are six fighters already in place to fill spots, with...
December 19th 2010

Chute Boxe vs BTT Redux: Palhares vs Ferreira set

Rousimar Palhares and Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira are lined up for a meeting at ‘UFC Live on Versus 3’ on March 3rd.Verbal agreements are in place and contracts for the fight are expected to be signed shortly, according to multiple sources.The fight has a number of interesting angles to it behind the scenes.For one, it resurrects the long...
December 18th 2010

Fedor not fighting on Jan 29th, according to M-1 exec

Fedor Emelianenko seems no closer to returning to the Strikeforce cage and a January 29th fight with Antonio Silva is not happening, according to his management.Evgeni Kogan, an executive with the M-1 Global group, told MMA Junkie that a January 29th appearance is “not on the table” for the Russian former Pride FC heavyweight champion.That puts paid to...
December 18th 2010

Dos Santos was once an 11-year old ice cream salesman

Junior Dos Santos spoke with Fighters Only writer Gareth Davies recently and gave an interesting insight into his early life and the hunger that drives him to be successful in his MMA career.Davies recounted some of it in a blog post on the Daily Teelgraph website:“JDS also talked to me about his early life. Fascinating. His father left when he was 11. He was a...
December 17th 2010

Shogun still looking for fight with Couture

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua reached out to Randy Couture via Twitter today, imploring the former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion not to retire.“Randy Couture has more to give to MMA and shouldn't retire yet! I would be honoured to fight him, he is a legend of the sport!” he wrote, simultaneously addressing the message to UFC president...
December 17th 2010

Torres has been approached regarding TUF coaching role

There has been some contact with Miguel Torres regarding him taking a coaching spot on The Ultimate Fighter 13.Sources close to the situation confirmed to Fighters Only on Friday that Torres’ name has been in the mix and that he has been spoken to about the possibility, although nothing was confirmed during the talks.While all our sources are still remaining...
December 17th 2010

UFC's Pierson has job taken away by Toronto Police Department

Earlier this week Sean Pierson, a Toronto Police Department candidate, was told that his competing at UFC 124 was a “conflict of interest” with a career in law enforcement.Pierson was a day away from making his first patrol as an officer with the force when he was told this. He was told to hand in his badge while the force considered what to do.Now, it...