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January 11th 2011

Carwin to fight at UFC 131, Dos Santos a possible opponent?

Shane Carwin has revealed that a proposed fight with Roy Nelson at UFC 130 was called off at the 11th hour and he is now looking at a UFC 131 return to action. There is no opponent in the frame yet.“So last week we got the call from Joe Silva asking if we would consider fighting Nelson at UFC 130. We accepted the match up and UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva said that...
January 11th 2011

CroCop vs Schaub official for UFC 128

The UFC 128 match between Mirko CroCop Filipovic and Brendan Schaub has now been officially confirmed by the UFC.The announcement confirms the exclusive report made by Fighters Only in December when we revealed the match-up.Prior to that, Schaub had been linked with fights against veteran former champion Frank Mir and young lion Stefan Struve. But sources close to...
January 11th 2011

Couture explains reasons for taking Machida fight

Randy Couture has explained his decision to return to the UFC Octagon for a fight against Lyoto Machida.Couture had been thought to be all but retired with a burgeoning movie career ahead of him and any prospect of a UFC title shot seeming slim. But there were other possible fights that motivated him, as he explained to MMA 30."There's really only one or two...
January 11th 2011

Guida vs Pettis in summer

Clay Guida and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis are set to meet in a UFC contenders clash this summer.The pair are set to meet in May or June, on the main card of either UFC 130 in Las Vegas or UFC 131 in Toronto, Canada.News of the fight emerged first via Heavy.com and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout.The move was an...
January 11th 2011

Disabled WEC veteran Will Ribeiro hopes for UFC Rio judging spot

Former WEC fighter Will Ribeiro is stuck in a wheelchair since the motorcycle accident that stopped his 12-fight career (10-2) in 2008. The resulting paralysis has made it very difficult to earn money and while he is too proud to consider himself a charity case, he does have much reliance on friends, family and comrades.He made an effort to be present at the recent...
January 11th 2011

Barnett: "I don't care what drugs fighters take"

Josh Barnett, who has tested positive for steroid use a total of three times, says he is not bothered if fighters want to use performance enhancing drugs and that he has no issues with those that do."I think everybody is doing whatever they can to get an edge on their opponent, no matter what, be it taking anything whether it's illegal or legal… I'm a big...
January 11th 2011

Hardonk: may return in 2011, talks Overeem, Struve, K-1

A former K-1 World Grand Prix finalist turned professional mixed martial artist, Dutch fighter Antoni Hardonk went 8-6 in a MMA career than began in 2001 - sharing the Octagon with notable opponents Frank Mir, Chieck Kongo and Pat Barry - before ‘retiring’ in 2010. Fighters Only staff writer Simon Platt caught up with the original ‘Mr...
January 10th 2011

Shogun 'super confident' ahead of Evans match

UFC light-heavyweight Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is feeling “super confident” and is back to training full force after recovering from his knee surgery.He tells Tatame Magazine in Brazil that he is training a lot of wrestling for his March 19th fight with former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.“I’m in the beginning of my...
January 10th 2011

Florian back in training, eyes May return, wants Pettis

Kenny Florian anticipates a return to the cage around May and would like a fight with WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.Florian’s manager Malki Kawa revealed the news via Twitter today.“So I just spoke to @kennyflorian. Looks like he can return in or around May... I asked him who wants to fight.... Answer: @showtimepettis!” he wrote.In a...
January 10th 2011

Brad Pickett talks UFC, next opponent, England

Brad Pickett had a talk with Fighters Only USA recently in which he discussed the move from the WEC to the UFC, opponents he would like to face and his hopes of getting a spot on a UK card.FO: So being British, presumably you would like to get a spot on one of the arena cards over there?I’d love to fight [for the UFC] in England. I have a lot of friends, family...