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January 5th 2011

Strikeforce window-shopping for an AC to license Barnett?

Is Strikeforce window-shopping in search of an athletic commission that will license heavyweight Josh Barnett without any difficulties?Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has included Barnett in the promotion’s forthcoming heavyweight Grand Prix. But Barnett is still in licensing limbo, having been denied a license to fight at Affliction 3 (August 1st 2009) because he...
January 5th 2011

UFC Auction announced in support of Fights for the Troops 2

UFC Press Release - From walking out to the Octagon with your favorite fighter to having dinner with the lovely UFC Octagon Girls, place your bids now in the "UFC Fight For The Troops" auction in anticipation of the "UFC Fight For The Troops" event live from Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT on Spike TV. The...
January 5th 2011

Palhares unhappy about fighting a friend

On March 3rd 2011 two friends will have to square off at UFC On Versus 3. Former team mates Rousimar Palhares and Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira solidified a friendship when they were members of Brazilian Top Team, but today “Cacareco” flies the Chute Boxe flag and will look to win for the first time in the UFC organisation.Palhares shared with...
January 5th 2011

Florian comments on Sonnen's issues

Kenny Florian has lent moral support (of a kind) to beleaguered UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen following the drug and money laundering scandals that have consecutively engulfed him.Sonnen, who is serving a six-month suspension for non-disclosure of medicines prior to his UFC 117 fight with Anderson Silva, also entered a guilty plea this week to a charge of money...
January 5th 2011

Lesnar announces autobiography release in 2012

Brock Lesnar has announce plans to release an autobiography in 2012.In a video blog posting on the LesnarMMA Youtube channel, the former UFC heavyweight champion gave some details of the contents. “[Its] coming out next year; its about my life story, my fight to the top through WWE and the UFC despite all the doubters and despite fighting through injuries and...
January 4th 2011

Confirmed: Fedor in Strikeforce tournament, faces Bigfoot first

M-1 has officially confirmed that Fedor Emeilianenko will be participating in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament.His opponent will be Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and their fight will take place on February 12th at the IZOD Center in New Jersey."After the fight with Werdum, I trained hard, I cannot wait until I again find myself in a cage. Strikeforce...
January 4th 2011

Benavidez vs Loveland at UFC 128

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a fight between Joseph Benavidez and Ian Loveland for UFC 128. It will take place on the undercard of the event - named ‘Shogun vs. Evans’ - which takes place March 19 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Benavidez will be making his UFC debut after shipping over from the WEC following the merger late last...
January 4th 2011

Shogun vs Evans official for March 19

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans is now official. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed a return to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, March 19 with a long-awaited title fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former champion “Suga” Rashad Evans.  “This is the light heavyweight...
January 4th 2011

Report: Sonnen 'suspended' from UFC contract pending sentencing

Chael Sonnen has reportedly had his UFC contract ‘frozen’ while he deals with issues outside the cage.According to gossip website TMZ, in a story that has since been taken down from the site, UFC top brass feel Sonnen needs time to address his legal issues arising from a 2006 real estate transaction."Chael Sonnen has gone through a lot in the last...