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December 15th 2010

Confirmed: TUF 13 is not Sonnen-Wand

As first confirmed by Fighters Only earlier this week, season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter will not feature Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva as opposing coaches.UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in an appearance at a press conference in Rio De Janeiro today.There had been rumours - and wildly inaccurate unsourced reports - that the pair were a lock to face...
December 15th 2010

UFC Brazil press conference commencing

11a.m Eastern Time - A UFC press conference is underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to formally announce the company’s return to the South American country.The press conference can be watched by heading to UFC.comEarlier today Rio de Janeiro, Dana White had lunch with Sergio Cabral (State Governor), Eduardo Paes (Major) and various Brazilian fighters. (Among them...
December 15th 2010

Couture clarifies talk of immediate retirement

Randy Couture has moved to head off the talk of immediate retirement from MMA that was prompted by his Twitter posts last night.Couture posted messages reading "Thanks to everybody who's been tweeting about seeing my fights I must have missed the memo… I think I'm at the end of it y'all, it's time" and "It's time to move on and focus on all the...
December 14th 2010

Fitch comments on being "passed over" for title shot

Jon Fitch commented on being “passed over” for a title shot when he appeared at a press conference in Sydney, Australia today to talk up his UFC 127 fight with BJ Penn, which takes place in February next year.Asked if he was at all aggrieved that he seems to be getting passed over in favour of Jake Shields, Fitch gave a well-structured answer that...
December 14th 2010

"Koscheck fought a crappy fight," says coach

Javier Mendez, one of the head coaches at the American Kickboxing Academy, was frank about the strategy Josh Koscheck employed in his fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 124."Josh fought crappy. He knows it. If we told him he fought great, we'd be lying. He didn't do anything what he was supposed to do, and at the same time, Georges did,” Mendez told MMA...
December 14th 2010

Grand Theft Aldo: Jose absconds with WEC belt

WEC general manager Reed Harris revealed on today’s pre-WEC 53 conference call that he asked Jose Aldo to return the WEC featherweight belt to him after he became the default UFC featherweight champion following a merger.“No,” said Aldo, according to Reed.“I asked him for it back, but he said ‘no,’” Reed laughed, adding that...
December 14th 2010

UFC 124 Aftermath: Fallout from the fights

Georges St. Pierre defended his UFC belt for a fifth consecutive time on Saturday night, defeating Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision in the headline bout of UFC 124. GSP basically won the fight with a jab and superior timing and head movement. That left hand landed again and again on Koscheck’s face. He was left with a broken orbital that required surgery....
December 14th 2010

Bellator FC signs 3-year deal with MTV 2

The news is out regarding the new TV deal Bellator Fighting Championships has signed - its a three-year agreement with MTV2 commencing in 2011. The news was announced today by Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney and Eric Conte, Senior Vice-President of Programming and Production at MTV2. “MTV2 is the perfect home for the intense mixed martial arts action of...
December 14th 2010

TUF 13: Its not Sonnen-Wand or Mir-Lesnar

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will not be the opposing coaches on season thirteen of The Ultimate Fighter, according to sources Fighters Only has spoken to.Several sources involved with the new season of the Spike TV hit series said that coaching spots won’t be going to the two middleweights.But all remained tight-lipped about who the coaches might be....