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November 1st 2010

Thoughts on the UFC/WEC merger

Last week the UFC staged a press conference call to announce that it would, at last, be folding its diminutive sibling the WEC into its own ranks. The move created two new championship divisions in the UFC and will expose millions of eyes to exciting fighters they have never seen before. (If you weren’t watching these guys before now, you have been missing out...
November 1st 2010

Swick hinting at January return

Mike Swick is dropping strong hints about making a return to action in January.“So there is a UFC Fight for the Troops event in Texas on January 22nd huh? Wonder who will fight on that card? Hmmm…” he wrote on his Facebook page earlier.Swick last fought at UFC 109 in February when he was submitted and put to sleep by Paulo Thiago. Prior to that he...
November 1st 2010

Paulo Thiago gets new four-fight deal

Paulo Thiago has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, it has been reported.The welterweight Team Constrictor fighter was worried about his future with the UFC after losing to Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez but according to Brazilian site Tatame he can rest easy - for now.“[Thiago’s manager] Wallid Ismail, told Tatame staff that the UFC has...
October 31st 2010

Bader vs Jones set for UFC 126

The much-anticipated light-heavyweight clash between Ryan Bader and Jon Jones is set for UFC 126.Despite being heavily rumoured in the last couple of months, the match was feared to be off when UFC president Dana White told media in London, England (UFC 120) that he wasn’t sure it would be taking place.But now the fight is official. In the latest episode of...
October 31st 2010

Roy Nelson unhappy at being moved off UFC 125

Roy Nelson is not at all happy about his removal from the UFC 125 co-main event slot. His fight with Shane Carwin fell through when Carwin pulled out citing a back injury, which he has since said he will have surgery on. Nelson had hopes that a replacement opponent would be found - Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic expressed an interest - but he has since been...
October 31st 2010

Shields not sure he is getting title shot after all

Jake Shields says he is not “not 100 per cent sure” that he will be getting a shot at the UFC welterweight title in his next fight, despite ostensibly being promised one if he beat Martin Kampmann.He accomplished that at UFC 121 - his organisation debut - but the win was by split-decision and not particularly convincing, even to Shields.“I’m...
October 30th 2010

Aldo defends UFC featherweight belt against Grispi on Jan 1st

The first UFC featherweight championship match has been set. Jose Aldo will defend the belt against Josh Grispi at UFC 125 on January 1st. News of the fight was first reported by MMA.tv and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the situation. Bout agreements are expected to be returned soon for what will be the first match under 146lbs in the...
October 30th 2010

UFC giving away 100 special edition Halloween posters

The UFC has created 100 copies of a special edition ‘zombie’ UFC 122 poster to mark the Halloween weekend.They are being given away to fans who upload pictures of their Halloween outfits to the UFC’s Facebook page.“To win a FREE poster, upload your best UFC Halloween costume,” a UFC spokesperson wrote on The Underground. “We'll...
October 29th 2010

Gray Maynard "welcomes" influx of lightweights from WEC

Gray Maynard has welcomed the news that the WEC is to be folded into the UFC in 2011. He was practising when the news broke yesterday and the first he heard of it was a text message from Fighters Only afterwards.“I just solidifies 155 as the best in the world especially in the UFC. Now its even better. I welcome more competition!” responded the leading...