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February 21st 2011

Strikeforce expands UK TV deal, March 5th event airs on PPV

Strikeforce has expanded its television deal in the UK.The North American promotion partnered with PPV platform Primetime, originally with a deal to air the four stages of its Heavyweight Grand Prix this year.Today it was announced that the forthcoming March 5th event will also now air on Primetime. The event is headlined by a light-heavyweight title bout between Dan...
February 21st 2011

Lindland out of KSW 15, Khalidov awaits new opponent

Only a few weeks remain until the KSW 15 card scheduled for March 19th in the Torwar Hall, located in the Polish capital of Warsaw. KSW are very excited about the show, their first of 2011, as it features some of their biggest names to date and a mix of international and native talent.Antoni Chmielewski will face Englishman and Cage Rage veteran James Zikic, while...
February 21st 2011

Arianny drops hint of Playboy return

Could Arianny Celeste be on her way back to Playboy for another shoot?The popular UFC Octagon girl dropped a hint to that effect on her Twitter account today, although she was suitably vague.“The next big Mag I'm shooting for is FHM Australia. Sorry, no new Playboy feature...yet... ;)” she tweeted, to the delight of her fan base.Arianny was featured in...
February 21st 2011

Torres sees similarities in Fedor situation

Miguel Torres sees comparisons between his own situation and that of Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. Both were dominant in their weight class before suffering unexpected losses and sudden falls from grace. Torres told MMA Fighting that he thinks  Fedor should do what he himself did and switch up his training camp in order to remain competitive in the...
February 21st 2011

Dana White explains why Rashad-Rampage II isn't happening

Rashad Evans said recently that he did not understand why the UFC was not keen on having him rematch Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.UFC president Dana White gave him an answer via USA Today."Talking's fun before the fight, but if you do all this talking and then you go in there and don't fight, who wants to see that s--t again? Rampage-Rashad, the f-----g...
February 21st 2011

Fighters Only Babe battles for Strikeforce role

Fighters Only discovery Ashley Salazar is gunning for a place in the final round of the Strikeforce ring girl competition, which is currently underway. The competition, which Strikeforce is running via their Facebook page, has seen the former Fighters Only 'Babe' already through the preliminary rounds. Should Ashley receive the most votes in the final round, she...
February 21st 2011

Kazuyuki Miyata lands Nike sponsorship

There isn’t much positive news about Japanese MMA at present but Kazuyuki Miyata at least has something to be happy about.The DREAM fighter has signed a sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Nike, adding his name to a fairly exclusive list of top athletes who can say the same.Miyata is on a seven-fight winning streak and closing in on the Dream featherweight...
February 21st 2011

Dana: Japan show on UFC schedule this year

The UFC will stage a show in Japan this year, according to an MMA magazine there.Japanese MMA magazine Kamipro have an interview with UFC president Dana White in their latest issue and the show is mentioned therein.“A Japan event is already in this years schedule,” the promoter says. Kampiro also notes in its table of contents that “Finally, in...
February 21st 2011

Lindland says Sonnen "not training enough"

Matt Lindland wants his friend and training partner Chael Sonnen to use his hiatus from competition to expand his skillset - but says that the UFC middleweight challenger is in fact not training enough.“Chael is in the gym, not as frequent as he should be. Three or four times a week is not as frequent as he should be. He should probably be putting in high...
February 19th 2011

Manhoef was offered UFC spot in 2007

Melvin Manhoef appeared on TapouT Radio last night, during which he talked about his career to date and, among other things, told the hosts that he had never been offered a contract with the UFC.But the hard-hitting middleweight WAS offered a deal with the UFC in 2007, prior to the company’s re-entry to the UK market with UFC 70.A key UFC source told Fighters...

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