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May 25th 2010

Anthony Johnson to return as middleweight?

Anthony Johnson could be on his way up to middleweight as he seeks to hasten his return from a knee injury that required recent surgery. Johnson had an operation to repair his MCL a few weeks ago and is currently recuperating and trying to get it back to full health.But he is huge by welterweight standards because of the giant cuts he makes (and sometimes...
May 24th 2010

UFC confirms second event on Versus

A second ‘UFC Live on Versus’ event has been officially confirmed by The Ultimate Fighting championship. As previously reported, it will take place August 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah.The date and location has been known for some time but had not been confirmed until now. Likewise many of the matches are known but only two have been given official...
May 24th 2010

Shields hoping for GSP fight "sometime soon"

Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields says he hopes a fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will “come together sometime soon” and also says it is “tough” for Strikeforce to find exciting matches for him. Shields has come to the end of his contract with the organisation and has around a month left before he reaches...
May 24th 2010

GSP versus Pacquiao for Most Dangerous Man title

Manny Pacquiao and Georges St. Pierre are going head to head, but sadly not in a combat sports context. Instead the two have been put forward for the title of ‘Most Dangerous Man’ in the 2010 Spike TV's “Guys Choice Awards”.A strapline next to the pair’s listing on the Spike TV site says “Whoever said, "We have nothing to fear...
May 24th 2010

Nogueira backs Dos Santos as next UFC champion

Junior Dos Santos is going to be the next Brazilian champion in the UFC, says his mentor and training partner  Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, himself the former Pride heavyweight champion and UFC interim heavyweight champion.“He’s going through a very good time in his career, a very good phase, just as I had those moments to become a champion and others...
May 24th 2010

Greg Jackson on the Rashad-Rampage race row

There could be more than a little psychology at play in Rashad Evan’s verbal trashing off Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson on the UFC 114 conference call last week, says his coach Greg Jackson, winner of Coach of the Year in the 2009 World MMA Awards.The conference call is already a legend thanks to an incendiary and relentless verbal showdown between the...
May 24th 2010

Dos Santos confirms Roy Nelson fight at UFC 117

Junior Dos Santos has confirmed he will be fighting Roy Nelson in a heavyweight match-up at UFC 117 in August.The Brazilian, who is riding a five-fight winning streak and is undefeated in the UFC, made the announcement via his Twitter account. “Fight confirmed, Roy Nelson is my next opponent. I hope to have support from all my fans,” he wrote, posting a...
May 24th 2010

Bisping still hoping for Wanderlei rematch in near future

Michael Bisping is still hoping the UFC will set up a rematch with Wanderlei Silva at some point in the new year, even though Nate Marquardt looks more likely to be his next opponent if he and Bisping win their forthcoming matches against Rousimar Palhares and Dan Miller respectively.“I am not looking past my opponent,” Bisping told us ahead of his UFC...
May 23rd 2010

UFC signs Renzo Gracie black belt Dave Branch

The UFC has signed Renzo Gracie black belt Dave Branch to a four-fight deal, Gracie announced via his Twitter account. Branch, who has recently been campaigning in Bellator, fights in the middleweight division.“Congrats to Renzo Gracie BB, Dave Branch for getting a 4 fight contract with UFC! Dave is the truth at 185! Website coming soon!!!” Gracie...