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September 14th 2010

UFC brings out big guns for second gym opening

The UFC is bringing out all the big guns for the grand opening of its second fitness facility, which will be located in Rosemead, California. An official ‘Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Expo’ is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th and will feature numerous star names from the UFC. Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, BJ “The Prodigy”...
September 14th 2010

Penn: "Dana offered me a fight I could not refuse"

BJ Penn says he has been offered a fight he “could not refuse” in a video blog posted today. While he does not mention the opponent or the date of the fight, it is understood to be a UFC 123 meeting with Matt Hughes.“Dana offered me a fight a couple of days ago, on Sunday, because he said the lightweight guy I was gonna fight was hurt, he...
September 13th 2010

CroCop advises "big mouth" Mir to say his prayers

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic seems decidedly unimpressed with comments made by his UFC 119 opponent Frank Mir. CroCop took the fight on five weeks notice and said that the short period would not allow him a full training camp.Mir construed this as “making excuses” and has said so in several promotional interviews for the fight. CroCop has heard...
September 13th 2010

UK: UFC signs deal with Sky Sports to air TUF 12

Sky Sports has signed a deal to screen the first UK showing of The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP v Team Koscheck Series. TUF - which is now the world's longest running sports reality show - premiers its twelfth season from Tuesday 21st September at 10pm on Sky Sports 2 and runs for the following thirteen weeks. This season features 28 of the world's best lightweight...
September 13th 2010

Josh Barnett signs with Strikeforce

Former UFC champion and PRIDE FC grand prix finalist Josh ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’ Barnett has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce.“Strikeforce is the home of the best heavyweight division in the world and I’m proud to be able to call it my home now,” said Barnett, 32. “I’m looking forward to competing amongst the...
September 13th 2010

UFC UK president explains moving TUF to Sky Sports

UFC UK division president Marshall Zelaznik has commented on today’s announcement that season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter will be airing on Sky Sports in the UK. Some fans have expressed dismay that the series has gone from freeview to a subscription channel, but Zelaznik says the move is part of a long term strategy.Speaking to Fighters Only today, he said...
September 13th 2010

Matt Hughes hints at fight on UFC 123 card

Matt Hughes could be fighting on the UFC 123 card in Michigan, according to a post made on his blog yesterday.The former welterweight champion made an entry which was largely unrelated to MMA but did contain the following two lines:“Finally, Dana called me yesterday and we had an interesting conversation about the November 20th UFC in Detroit. More news about...
September 12th 2010

Mir accuses CroCop of "making excuses"

Frank Mir has taken his first verbal shots at UFC 119 opponent Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic, accusing the Croatian of ‘making excuses’ and claiming he will submit the PRIDE FC grand prix champion in the first round.Speaking to Raw Vegas TV, Mir made reference to comments CroCop had made regarding taking the fight on late notice (five weeks out...
September 12th 2010

Daley, Alexander, Prangley winners at Shark Fights

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley earned a hard-fought win over Jorge Masvidal at Shark Fights 13 in Texas last night - and ironically, it was probably a third-round takedown that sealed the win for him.The irony comes not only from Daley being a striker by trade, but from his tirade about boring wrestlers during an appearance on TapouT Radio earlier this week."I...
September 11th 2010

Tim Sylvia headed to Japanese pro-wrestling circuit

Tim Sylvia is headed to Japan - to hit the professional wrestling circuit. The former UFC heavyweight champion is one of several MMA heavyweights hitting the ‘puroresu’ scene later this month.He revealed the news in a post on his Twitter account, telling fans he would be having his first pro-wrestling bout in Japan in two weeks time. A subsequent report...