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January 12th 2011

Pokrajac vs Brown added to UFC Live on Versus

A fight between light-heavyweights and Igor Pokrajac and Todd Browne has been added to ‘UFC Live on Versus 3’. It will take place on the unaired preliminary card and may see the loser exit the UFC. This is particularly true in Pokrajac’s case.Brown arrived in the UFC with a unanimous decision loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC 117 in August last year. The...
January 12th 2011

Barnett not attending next CSAC meet, CSAC will rule anyway

Josh Barnett will not be appearing before the California State Athletic Commission on February 4th it seems. He had until January 10th to apply for the right to address the commission on an application he has submitted to be licensed for fighting in their jurisdiction. According to MMA Junkie he has missed that deadline, but CSAC will adjudicate on his application...
January 12th 2011

Machida "to beome a legend" by beating Couture

Lyoto Machida has been going through a bad moment in UFC. Coming off two losses in the latest two combats, the former champion has to react to confirm himself in the list of the main light heavyweights.The chance for redemption is against one of the biggest names in the sport, the 47-year old veteran Randy Couture.Interviewed by UOL Esporte, the manager Ed Soares...
January 12th 2011

Machida "to become a legend" if he beats Couture

Lyoto Machida has been going through a bad moment in UFC. Coming off two losses in the latest two combats, the former champion has to react to confirm himself in the list of the main light heavyweights.The chance for redemption is against one of the biggest names in the sport, the 47-year old veteran Randy Couture.Interviewed by UOL Esporte, the manager Ed...
January 12th 2011

Dana White satisfied with Lesnar's coaching credentials

Within minutes of Brock Lesnar being announced as one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter season 13, there were fans on message boards deriding the choice and saying that Lesnr, just 5-2 in MMA, has no place coaching anyone.UFC president Dana White disagrees. Strongly. “The guy’s a former world champion, has beat guys and held the title. No matter what...
January 12th 2011

Strikeforce Feb 12 main card is all-heavyweight

Strikeforce will be showcasing an all-heavyweight main card on February 12th as it commences its Heavyweight Grand Prix event.Two of the fights - Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov and Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva - are taking place as part of the GP.The others are intended to “showcase the depth of talent in the Strikeforce...
January 11th 2011

Lesnar and Dos Santos unveiled as TUF 13 coaches

Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos are the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter 13.The pairing was announced on today’s conference call by Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White.After the season concludes airing on Spike TV in the US later this year, the two will pair off in the Octagon with a title shot on the line.Filming begins this month and the...
January 11th 2011

Little Nog believes its do or die against Tito Ortiz

UFC ‘Fight Night 24’ features light heavyweights Rogerio Nogueira and Tito Ortiz in a bout in which may see the loser cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship as both are coming off losses (to Ryan Bader and Matt Hamill respectively).Brazil product “Minotouro” claims his team wasn’t present to help him prepare for the last fight and...
January 11th 2011

Sonnen not suspended, fighting again soon, says manager

Chael Sonnen has NOT been suspended from the UFC and will be back in action as soon as possible, according to his manager.This contradicts reports that UFC president Dana White put Sonnen on ice while he awaits sentencing on a charge of money laundering stemming from a 2006 real estate transaction. Sonnen has already agreed to a $10,000 fine and surrendered his...
January 11th 2011

Lesnar is king of the PPV in 2010

The fifteen UFC pay per view events staged in 2010 - plus a lone WEC pay per view effort - came to a total of 9,145,000 buys, it has been reported.Five of the UFC events did over 750,000 buys and in total there was $411 million generated, according to Yahoo Sports.Brock Lesnar was the UFC’s biggest star in pay per view terms, with events headlined by him (vs....