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August 25th 2010

Nick Diaz rematches KJ Noons on October 9th

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz is set to rematch former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons on October 9th, it has been reported.The news was first broken by via Steph ‘Crooklyn’ Daniels, long-time TapouT Radio host and all-round MMA industry insider. She says the fight was revealed to her by a Strikeforce source.Shortly after she posted...
August 24th 2010

King Mo out for 9 months, needs double knee surgery

Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal is going to be out of action for around nine months because he needs surgery in his left knee to replace both his anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. The news comes from Sherdog News, which says it was informed of the operations and the potantial time on the sidelines by Lawal’s manager Ryan Parsons.“Mo wanted...
August 24th 2010

Confirmed: Sonnen gets immediate rematch with Silva

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Chael Sonnen is to get an immediate rematch with middleweight champion Anderson Silva, just as soon as the Brazilian is fit to return to action. White revealed the news in an appearance on ESPN.Rumors of an immediate rematch surfaced immediately after the UFC 117 match but were then apparently quashed when Sonnen said he...
August 24th 2010

Dana: Shogun out till spring or summer 2011

UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (19-4) could be out of action until as late as summer 2011, according to company president Dana White.White appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter show today and confirmed two title fights: Chael Sonnen’s rematch with Anderson Silva and Rashad Evan’s (15-1-1) shot against Rua. But he also said that...
August 24th 2010

Strikeforce: Houston "peaks at 500,00 viewers"

Strikeforce’s show in Houston at the weekend appears to have been at least moderately successful in TV ratings terms, drawing more than double the amount of viewers (on average) than its Los Angeles show in June.The weekend’s event aired on the Showtime network, which is subscription-based, and peaked with an audience of nearly half a million viewers,...
August 24th 2010

Fedor may be off to Japan for NYE fight, says manager

Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight might not be under the Strikeforce banner. In a revelation that will not thrill Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker, Emelianenko’s manager Vadim Finkelstein said a fight in Japan or Russia is being considered for New Year’s Eve. Speaking to Russian website Championat.ru, Finkelstein said that with his fighter set on an...
August 23rd 2010

Quick Q&A with Georges St. Pierre

Georges St. Pierre revealed a surprising thing in a quick chat with Fighters Only this weekend - he doesn’t do strength and conditioning. At least, not for his fighting. He does have a weightlifting regime but this is to make him “more marketable”.Connor Cordova had a few quick words with the UFC welterweight champion, who just finished a six-week...