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February 11th 2011

Lytle "really hopes" GSP does not move to middleweight just yet

Chris Lytle “really hope(s)” that UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre does not move up to middleweight.St. Pierre is set to try his hand at 185lbs if he beats Jake Shields at UFC 129, but Lytle has his fingers crossed that the move doesn’t happen.“Without a doubt I want to fight St. Pierre. I don't think it's going to happen but if...
February 11th 2011

Sonnen: "I stopped hitting Silva out of mercy and boredom"

More comedy gold from recent UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen - the Team Quest man says he stopped hitting Anderson Silva “out of mercy and boredom” in their five round title fight. “Here's a little something for you "pocket protector/number cruncher" types: I hit Anderson Silva with more unanswered, undefended strikes than...
February 11th 2011

Strikeforce HW GP R1 weigh in results

The official weigh-in event for Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Silva" were held today at 5 p.m. ET, in the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ."Fedor vs. Silva" is the start of the Strikeforce's upcoming heavyweight world grand prix tournament, featuring a main event and quarterfinal match-up between former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and...
February 11th 2011

Bisping slams "f--king dork" Rivera for parody video

Jorge Rivera released a video this week in which he made various remarks about Michael Bisping and used a comedian to parody the British middleweight. Bisping is known for his own wisecracks but he hasn’t taken Rivera’s latest efforts well.“Rivera’s a f--king dork and there’s only one person who’s going to be laughing on the night...
February 11th 2011

Strikeforce GP Russians cast doubt on Slavic Arovski

Apparently there are some regional tensions and ethnic undercurrents swirling in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix pool.They center on Russian participants Fedor Emelianenko and Sergei Kharitonov and Belarusian competitor Andrei Arlovski.Jordan Breen has posted an interesting piece at ESPN in which he illustrates the tensions between Arlovski and the two...
February 11th 2011

Semtex vs Shirai available as $10 online PPV

British promotion BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) has announced that its forthcoming February 26th show, headlined by Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley vs. DEEP champion Yuya Shirai, is to be streamed live on PPV for worldwide fans.Other fights on the card include former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez in a light-heavyweight match against James McSweeney...
February 11th 2011

Rampage vs Hamill agreed for UFC 130

The UFC 130 reshuffle saga continues. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is now going to face Matt Hamill.Hamill, who graduated into the UFC from season three of The Ultimate Fighter, has been offered the fight and has signed a bout agreement to make the clash official, Fighters Only has learned.Jackson was originally slated to face Thiago Silva but that fight is...
February 11th 2011

Wanderlei blasts Belfort again "Where are you running to now?"

Wanderlei Silva has again called for a rematch with Vitor Belfort.The former PRIDE FC middleweight champ suffered a lightening quick loss to Belfort when the UFC visited Brazil for the first time, back in 1998. It was Silva’s debut for the promotion and the rapid loss has haunted him ever since.Speaking with Brazilian magazine Tatame this week, Silva publicly...
February 11th 2011

Wanderlei and Alejarra ditch lawsuit, settle issues amicably

Wanderlei Silva and his former conditioning coach Rafael Alejarra appear to have patched things up, or at least settled the matter(s) that were looking likely to end up in court.Alejarra had filed suit against Wanderlei back in their native Brazil, claiming he was owed monies following his termination as the middleweight’s conditioning coach last year.Wanderlei...
February 10th 2011

Condit out, Ebersole in against Lytle at UFC 127

Carlos Condit is out of his UFC 127 fight with Chris Lytle.The Team Jackson welterweight suffered a knee injury in training. His place has been taken by Australian debutant Brian Ebersole.Ebersole is 12-1 and had been in training for a fight on an Australian show before getting the call up. His inclusion in the fight was first reported by Fight News...

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