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January 17th 2011

Bellator FC loses latest round of court case with UFC

The second round of the legal battle between Bellator FC and the UFC has taken place, and it was a 10-9 in the UFC’s favour. Bellator, and the talent agency MMA Agents, are accused by the UFC of conspiring to misuse the company’s intellectual property by copying fighter contracts and other paperwork.Last year, Bellator were able to get the case moved from...
January 16th 2011

Falcao out, Natal in against Sakara

Maiquel Falcao is out of his middleweight fight with Alessio Sakara at UFC Live on Versus 3.He has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and his place has been taken by Rafael Natal in a switch first reported by MMA Weekly. Natal has yet to win a fight in the UFC (he has one win and one draw to his name) and the match is a crucial one for him. Sakara is on a...
January 16th 2011

Dennis Hallman signs new deal with UFC

Dennis Hallman has signed a new deal with the UFC.The MMA veteran and two-time Matt Hughes nemesis has a new four-fight contract in place, according to MMA Junkie.Hallman is booked for a fight with TJ Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24 and the fight will be the first under the new contract.He is currently riding a two-fight winning run in the UFC and is 3-4 in the...
January 16th 2011

Carwin may train in Russia with Fedor

Shane Carwin might take a trip to Russia for training - and possibly meet up with Fedor Emelianenko while he is there.The UFC heavyweight title challenger’s name came up in an interview last week when Fedor mentioned his desire to train with him for his upcoming fight (although he also observed that he probably wouldn’t as he likes to stay in Russia for...
January 14th 2011

Antonio McKee returns to MFC for fight with Drew Fickett

Antonio McKee has not wasted any time getting back into action.Having departed the UFC following a one-and-done loss to Jacob Volkmann at UFC 125, McKee has returned to the MFC promotion in Canada where he will defend the show’s lightweight title against Drew Fickett.Fickett, likewise a veteran of the UFC, will be making his debut for MFC as announced earlier...
January 14th 2011

Frankie Edgar holding 'meet n greet' in new York next week

UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will bring his championship belt to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York next Wednesday, where he will greet fans, sign autographs and promote the upcoming “Fight For the Troops II.” Edgar will be at the museum from 11am to 12Noon ET. The venue can is located at Hudson River Park Pier 86 (46th Street...
January 14th 2011

More bad news for Volkmann following Obama comments

Things are going from bad to worse for Jacob Volkmann.An off-the-cuff and very much joking comment he made in a post-fight interview after UFC 125 has spiralled into something that is affecting his life and career in serious ways.White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked as an assistant wrestling coach for the last three years, has placed him under suspension...
January 14th 2011

Overeem: "I dont like long fights"

Alistair Overeem gave an interesting insight into his mentality in a video recorded after the New Year’s Eve fight with Todd Duffee but just recently released.Overeem, who dispatched Duffee inside a minute, told a Japanese interviewer “I don’t like long fights. Long fights injure you. And I always go for the knockout. I think I have only one...
January 14th 2011

Edgar-Maynard III "set for UFC 130"

The rematch between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and top contender Gray Maynard take place in May, it has been reported. UFC president Dana White told MMA Fighting that the lightweight championship bout would take place on May 28th at UFC 130 in Las Vegas.It will be the third time the pair have met in the Octagon. Maynard won their first meeting in 2008 but...
January 14th 2011

Anderson talks legacy, motivating the youth

Anderson Silva says he is concerned more about his legacy than anything else at this stage of his career.The 36-year-old is also looking to set an example for young people and especially young fighters taking their first steps into the MMA game. "I'm always motivated to improve and be a better fighter. I believe that people put a big focus on things like...