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February 19th 2011

Florian makes featherweight debut against Nunes at UFC 131

Kenny Florian has revealed the name of his first opponent in the UFC featherweight division.During his spot on MMA Live this week he said he will fight Diego Nunes at UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, Canada.Florian’s move to featherweight was only made official recently and he is expected to be fast-tracked as a contender.Possibly a win over Nunes will be...
February 19th 2011

Ortiz out, Davis in versus Little Nog at Fight Night 24

Tito Ortiz has pulled out of his UFC Fight Night 24 fight with Rogerio Nogueira after sustaining a cut in training that required stitching.The news was broken by UFC president Dana White on Twitter. He revealed that Phil Davis is stepping in for Ortiz.“Tito has pulled out of Fight Night due to getting stitches. 8-0 Phil davis will be fighting Lil Nog now and is...
February 18th 2011

Hamill coach: "Rampage easier than Phil Davis, strategically"

Matt Hamill’s trainer and manager Duff Holmes says he asked the UFC to match his fighter with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson back when Jackson was matched with Lyoto Machida.He was hoping Jackson would lose to Machida because that would make a follow-on fight with Hammil more likely. He told MMA Junkie he is glad the former champion has now accepted the...
February 18th 2011

Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin III: Ultimate Tweeting

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin have had two fights in the UFC cage and last night started a third one on Twitter, fast becoming the arena of choice for 21st century fall-outs. Griffin ruffled Ortiz’s feathers with a post that made fun of Ortiz’s notorious fondness of detailing all his injuries during post-fight interviews.“I am the new Tito: bitch...
February 18th 2011

M-1 signs four-event deal with Showtime

A long-rumoured deal between M-1 Global and the Showtime network has come to fruition.The Russian promotion has finally signed a four-event deal with the US subscription cable network, according to MMA Weekly.Broadcasts will begin with a March 25th event with a the remaining three being broadcast at intervals across 2011.The cards will feature fighters from the M-1...
February 18th 2011

Franklin enters the dragon (tattoo parlour)

Remember when Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin made light-hearted comments before their UFC 126 fight about the loser having to get a tattoo of the winner’s choosing?It seems the comments weren’t that light-hearted and Franklin has followed through.Franklin’s manager JT Stewart told MMA Fighting that Franklin visited a tattoo studio today to start...
February 18th 2011

Brock Lesnar autobiography hits stores May 24

Brock Lesnar will become the newest addition to the list of UFC fighters turned authors when his autobiography hits shelves later this month.Snappily entitled ‘Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination and Survival,’ the seminal work will be on bookstore shelves on May 24th and is expected to be an instant success. The hardback is priced at...
February 18th 2011

Lashley headlines Titan Fighting next month

Bobby Lashley has been announced as the headliner for the next show being staged by North American promotion Titan Fighting Championships.Lashley, who left Strikeforce at the end of 2010, will put his 5-1 record against that of  M-1 Challenge veteran James Jack (6-2-1).“We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the MMA community...

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