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November 23rd 2010

GSP: The Specialist

George’s St Pierre has the roles set for his UFC 124 showdown with long-time rival Josh Koscheck. He has Koscheck as the bad guy, and himself as “the specialist”.“He is the perfect villain. You cannot ask for a better match-up that this,” he says of the fight, which takes place in his home city of Montreal.“I am a specialist with...
November 23rd 2010

Fitch: "Refusal to fight Koscheck is business, not friendship"

Jon Fitch clarified something when he spoke to USA Today recently: his refusal to fight Koscheck is about business, not friendship.It has long being taken that their adament refusal to fight each other in the 170lb UFC division was because of a personal bond or friendship. UFC president Dana White has been very critical of this aspect in the past.“It's not a...
November 23rd 2010

Jose Aldo out of UFC 125, suffers vertebrae injury (updated)

No sooner was he lined up for the first UFC featherweight title defence than he has been pulled out of it.Jose Aldo was today forced to withdraw from what would have been the UFC’s inaugural featherweight title match after suffering an injury in training.According to Josh Gross of Sports Illustrated, the injury is “a compacted vertebrae causing tingling...
November 23rd 2010

UFC Fighter Vitor Belfort to hold autograph signing at the Palms

In honor of the 2010 World MMA Awards, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort will make a special appearance at the Palms Casino Resort to sign his cover of Fighters Only magazine for lucky fans. The signing takes place THIS Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010Signing to take place from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Those in attendance will receive a free copy of the magazine, autographed...
November 23rd 2010

Fitch confirms verbal agreement to Penn fight in February

Jon Fitch has confirmed that he has verbally agreed to meet BJ Penn in Australia. The fight will take place in February.Speaking to USA Today, Fitch said he was “very surprised” when he got a phone call “right before” the UFC 123 post-fight press conference asking if he would face Penn, so that it could be announced at the press conference...
November 23rd 2010

Mike Swick blasts "bully" Shamrock

UFC welterweight Mike Swick took some pops at Frank Shamrock yesterday, questioning the former champion’s suitability to front an anti-bullying campaign. “ARE YOU KIDDING FRANK SHAMROCK!?!? I have seen it all now! I usually keep my mouth shut and stay far away from any controversy or disputes with other fighters but this is too much!” Swick fumed on...
November 22nd 2010

Sotiropoulos among UFC 123 medical suspensions

Five fighters have been issued with medical suspensions following UFC 123 on Saturday night.Two of them - Mike Lullo and George Sotiropoulos - cannot return to competition until cleared by a physician. The rest have fixed-term suspensions.The suspensions, issued by the Michigan Unarmed Combat Commission, are as follows:Sotiropoulos - indefinite, until cleared by...
November 22nd 2010

Soares "loves" Rampage, apologizes for outburst

Ed Soares has issued a public apology to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson for his equally public outburst against Jackson’s decision win over Lyoto Machida on Saturday night.As Jackson and Machida leaned in and spoke to each other after the Jackson win, Soares popped up and interjected “That’s bullshit!”. His words were broadcast live to...
November 22nd 2010

Dana: "This isnt the Ultimate Staring Competition"

“This isn't the Ultimate Staring Competition, it's the Ultimate Fighting Championship.”So says UFC president Dana White, increasingly frustrated by fighters who are throwing very little and circling at distance very much. "This isn't the f--king Ultimate Staring Competition, it's the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I'll take a guy who loses a dog...