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September 6th 2010

Dos Santos coach: "Its his time now"

It is time for Junior Dos Santos to get his shot at the UFC heavyweight title, says his coach Luis Carlos Dorea. Unbeaten in his six fights for the UFC, Dos Santos will be the facing the winner of the forthcoming fight between champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Cain Velasquez, also undefeated at this point."They are both great athletes, the fight will be tough...
September 6th 2010

Mir says size not skill was deciding factor in their second fight

Frank Mir has explained why he decided to bulk up and add some size following his loss to Brock Lesnar in their second fight.Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, beat Lesnar in their first meeting but was soundly thrashed in their second. The loss prompted him to look again at his training and all-round philosophy.“We all have our opinions and pre-conceived...
September 6th 2010

Liddell pondering retirment - or one more run at the title

Chuck Liddell is still undecided about his future and is torn between making another run at the light-heavyweight title, or calling it a day on his long and distinguished career. Liddell has lost five of his last six fights and while UFC president Dana White has publicly called for him to retire, he is powerless to actually force retirement on the former...
September 6th 2010

Maia speaks out on Anderson's rib iinjury

Demian Maia has chimed in on the debate about how much Anderson Silva’s rib injury affected his performance against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117. Silva apparently went into the fight with a damaged rib and members of his camp say it helped Sonnen dominate him for four rounds before being submitted.“Anderson being 100 percent, it’s a very relative thing....
September 5th 2010

Bonnar vs Pokrajac at TUF 12 Finale

TUF icon Stephan Bonnar is returning to his roots with a fight on the TUF 12 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 4th.Bonnar is set to face Croatian light-heavyweight Igor Pokrajac on the card and the fight is likely to take place on the televised portion of the card. News of the fight comes via MMA Fighting.Bonnar is coming off a win over Krzysztof Soszynski at...
September 4th 2010

Vemola-Petruzelli set for UFC 122

Contrary to reports last week, Karlos Vemola has not been dropped by the UFC. Instead he has been asked to drop from heavyweight to light-heavyweight and has been slotted in for a fight at UFC 122 in Germany.Vemola made his UFC debut against John Madsen at UFC 116. He was outwrestled and dominated for three rounds on his way to a unanimous decision loss. He was...
September 4th 2010

Cole Miller slams wrestlers, wants fights finished

Cole Miller has slammed wrestlers in the UFC - and by extension MMA - for not trying hard enough to finish fights. Miller, who fights in the lightweight division, says the likes of Frankie Edgar are hurting the sport by getting in there to play the points game.“People finishing fights is a big topic right now and that’s how I fight. You look at Frankie in...
September 4th 2010

Aleksander Emelianenko falls short at Sambo competition

Russian heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko suffered an unexpected loss at the Combat Sports Accord Games 2010 in China this weekend.The games have been ongoing for several days but the Sambo final only took place today and Aleksander - who is considered by many to be a better Sambo stylist than his brother Fedor - was beaten by a 29-year-old German standout.Neither...