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March 8th 2011

Strikeforce ratings dip for Henderson-Feijao

Dan Henderson may have been a big winner on Saturday night in literal and payroll terms, but the show he headlined was off-target in the ratings battle.Strikeforce’s Saturday night broadcast on Showtime, which Henderson headlined, saw peak and average viewer numbers dip compared to preceding events.That is not a huge surprise given that Henderson was the...
March 8th 2011

Source: Fedor vs Henderson likely for Strikeforce this year

Fedor Emelianenko could challenged for the Strikeforce light-heavyweight title this year.Sources close to the Russian say he is giving serious consideration to the prospect of fighting newly crowned Dan Henderson at 205 pounds.The prospect of the fight was put to him by Strikeforce before the weekend’s Henderson/Feijao showdown, which Henderson won by third...
March 8th 2011

Couture "I am healthy as a horse"

Randy Couture is nowhere near slowing down, according to the man himself.“Healthy as a horse,” was how he described his physical condition when asked to by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during a licensing hearing.He was licensed this morning by NSAC for an April 30th light-heavyweight fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 129.The fight is taking place...
March 8th 2011

Lindland sued for alleged theft of marijuana plants

In what has to rank as the strangest MMA news story of the year thus far, former Olympian and Republican political candidate Matt ‘The Law’ Lindland has been sued- for alleged theft of marijuana plants.Suit was filed against him earlier this month in Multnomah  County Circuit Court, with the plaintiff alleging that Lindland allowed him to grow...
March 8th 2011

UFC moving PPV shows one hour forward

Good news for UK fans, and all fans of an early night - the UFC is to move its broadcasts forward one hour, starting with UFC 129.That means that things will kick off for British fans at 2am and finish at 5am; that’s still a late one but its an extra hour of beauty sleep (and lord knows most of our readers need as much as they can get).Fans on the east coast of...
March 8th 2011

Bellator and MTV happy with network debut ratings

Bellator Fighting Championships has reportedly done well with its first MTV2 broadcast.The first show of its latest season, numerically known as Bellator 35, drew an average audience of 200,000 fight fans according to a report from MMA Weekly.The report, citing TV industry sources, says that a repeat airing of the show two hours after the original live broadcast drew...
March 8th 2011

Rashad Evans: "You havent seen me fight yet"

Rashad Evans might have once held the UFC light-heavyweight title belt, but he says we still haven’t seen everything he is capable of.The former champion, who missed out on a title shot against Mauricio Shogun Rua this month because of knee injury, says his in-cage performances are not a patch on his performances in the gym.“The thing that keeps me from...
March 7th 2011

Report: UFC to Malmo, Sweden on November 5

Sweden is to have its first MMA show on November 5th, it has been reported.The UFC is set to visit the prominent city of Malmo with a Fight Night event on November 5th, according to Swedish site FightPlay.tvThe report cites sources at MMA clothing giant TapouT, a leading sponsor of UFC events. Previous cities under consideration were Stockholm and Gothenburg but and...

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