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January 26th 2011

Nick Diaz eyes boxing match with Vargas or Mayorga

Nick Diaz is apparently looking at taking a professional boxing match this year, and has two possible opponents in mind.The Strikeforce welterweight champion has a clause in his contract with the MMA promotion that allows him to take such a match if he wants."In boxing, when you're a superstar, you get millions of dollars," Gracie told ESPN.com "In...
January 26th 2011

UK: BAMMA releases card for Feb 26 event in Manchester

BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) has today revealed the official card for its February 26th event at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England.As first reported by Fighters Only last week, BAMMA 5 will feature a headline fight between top British welterweight Paul Daley and Japan’sYuya Shirai, champion of respected Japanese promotion DEEP.Both Daley...
January 26th 2011

UFC UK president explains lack of early 2011 shows

UFC UK division president Marshall Zelaznik has explained to British fans why there won’t be any shows in the UK during the first quarter of 2011 and why rumoured Scottish and Abu Dhabi have been postponed. "In order to make our events run generally you need all the pieces of the puzzle to come together, and one of the major pieces is the US TV dates...
January 25th 2011

Florian not impressed by talk of Guillard title contention

Kenny Florian has slammed talk of Melvin Guillard being put forward as a lightweight title contender. He says the ‘Young Assassin’, who demolished Evan Dunham on Saturday night, should have to fight someone like himself first."It doesn't make sense. There's a lot of guys working hard. It's who the best fighter is. If Melvin thinks he deserves a shot...
January 25th 2011

Jon Jones reminds Aaron Simpson he is facing the axe

Jon Jones and Aaron Simpson got into a little row yesterday via their Twitter accounts.UFC middleweight Simpson, a two-time All American wrestler at Arizona State, upset Jones with a tweeted observation that Jones did not like.“I don't think Jon Jones has any idea what he is getting into with Bader. I hope he is up for it,” he wrote, referring to the...
January 25th 2011

Coker confirms interest in Strikeforce show in Japan

Last week, Fighters Only reported that Strikeforce had struck a pay-per-view deal in Japan. This week, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker tells MMA Weekly Radio that the country is high on the list of potential destinations for when his show eventually hits the international road.“We’re having a couple conversations right now and we definitely want to travel to...
January 25th 2011

More details released on UFC media deals in Japan

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has revealed some more details on the two agreements it signed in Japan this week. In a joint press conference held Monday at Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Cloud Dojo by senior executives from the UFC, TV Bank and NTT Plala,  digital media distribution deals were announced that will increase the amount of access Japanese MMA fans...
January 25th 2011

Anderson to be assistant coach on TUF 13

Dominant middleweight champion Anderson Silva has once again been invited to be one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter. Silva coached Team Nogueira when “Minotauro” and Frank Mir were the head trainers of the reality show on the eighth season.Now Anderson was invited by Brazilian team mate Junior dos Santos, who headlines the program with former...
January 25th 2011

Bisping hoping for warmer welcome on second trip Down Under

Michael Bisping is hoping for a better reception in his second visit to Australia.He fights Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 next month in a fight he must win if his middleweight title shot dream is to stay alive. In his first visit, UFC 110, he faced living legend Wanderlei Silva and was surprised by the hostile reception he received from the crowd.“At my last...

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