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February 2nd 2011

Penn talks training camp, Hughes, Fitch, titles

BJ Penn gave some insight into his training camp and his preparations for the UFC 127 fight with Jon Fitch during a recent radio appearance.The former lightweight champion told Five Knuckles Radio that he trains three times a day on three days of the week and rests the others. He also revealed that Matt Hughes is going to be helping him with some specific anti-Fitch...
February 2nd 2011

New York governor wants to de-salary state athletic commission

The battle to legalise mixed martial arts in the state of New York may be about to suffer another setback.It had been hoped that Governor Andrew Cuomo would enter something pertaining to the legalisation of MMA in his 2011-2012 Executive Budget proposals.But the proposals were revealed on Tuesday and had no such provision in them. On the contrary, it is being...
February 2nd 2011

Bellator FC collaborates with Palace Fights for season kick-off

Bellator FC is to collaborate with Tachi Palace Fights - formerly known as Palace Fighting Championships - for an event later this year. The fourth season of Bellator FC will commence on Saturday, March 5th with an event at the Tachi Palace Casino. The main card will be a Bellator affair and the undercard will be supplied by Tachi Palace Fights. The event will air in...
February 2nd 2011

Sean Sherk eyes Hall of Fame spot

Sean Sherk has two things on his mind at this stage of his career. One, he would like a place in the UFC Hall of Fame when he eventually retires and two, he wants nothing but top-level opponents.“I’m not walking away, but if I were to walk away, I’ve done enough in my career to be happy with what I’ve accomplished,” he said in appearance...
February 1st 2011

Strikeforce: Diaz vs Cyborg - salaries, gate and attendance

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the salaries for the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg event on Saturday night.Contracted win bonuses are provided in brackets.MAIN CARD:Nick Diaz: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $85,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Robbie Lawler:...
February 1st 2011

Aldo-Hominick, Couture-Machida confirmed for UFC 129

A featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Mark Hominick is official for UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada.The UFC has also confirmed that Hall of Fame inductee and former heavyweight/light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture will take on fellow former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.Georges St. Pierre will defend his welterweight belt...
February 1st 2011

Strikeforce scores good ratings for 'Diaz vs Cyborg'

Strikeforce had an internal ratings winner on its hands Saturday night, with ‘Diaz vs. Cyborg’ eclipsing all the broadcasts the promotion had aired on the Showtime network in 2010. Saturday's broadcast "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" event peaked with 853,000 viewers, according to figures obtained by MMA Junkie.The report, citing television...
February 1st 2011

Anderson in the money for UFC 126 fight

Anderson Silva has landed a big-money, mainstream sponsor as he heads into his UFC 126 middleweight title defence against Vitor Belfort.Bozzano, a company which makes male hygiene and grooming products, has reportedly issued Silva with a $100,000 sponsorship for the fight with Belfort.The sponsorship came about following Silva signing with Brazilian sports marketing...

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