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August 22nd 2010

Jay Hieron released by Strikeforce; UFC bound?

Xtreme Couture welterweight Jay Hieron has been released from his contract with Strikeforce - and is apparently delighted.He posted two messages on Twitter to announced the news, the first being “I finally got my release from SF... Y'all know what I'm about to do!!!!!!!”That was followed by a second message: “I have been threw a lot of shit this...
August 22nd 2010

Strikeforce: Nick Diaz returns to action in November

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (170-pounds)will return to the cage on Saturday, October 9th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The event will be aired live on the Showtime network. Diaz will face an opponent to be named in the coming week while women’s welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman, who fights on the same card, will defend her title...
August 21st 2010

Antonio Silva expects Overeem next - but Fedor a possibility

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is preparing for his next Strikeforce heavyweight fight, but doesn’t know if it will be Alistair Overeem or Fedor Emelianenko. Overeem seems the more likely, but Emelianenko has been linked with Silva this week and nobody knows what exactly Strikeforce’s next move will be."Strikeforce hasn't yet given us a definite...
August 20th 2010

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: Maia vs. Miranda

By Simon Platt Originally scheduled to face Alan Belcher at the self-entitled; ‘Ultimate Fight Night: Maia vs. Belcher’ on September 15th, Maia instead now finds himself facing off against fellow Brazilian Mario Miranda as part of an excellent undercard to next Saturdays Edgar vs. Penn main event – Belcher forced out of their original fight on...
August 20th 2010

WEC 50 medical suspensions list

WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and leading contender Scott Jorgensen are two of 11 fighters issued with medical suspensions following this week’s WEC 50 event, which took place on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. A list of medical suspensions was circulated today by Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.The list...
August 20th 2010

Strikeforce Houston: Weigh-in results

Two fighters missed weight at today’s official weigh-ins for ‘Strikeforce: Houston’, but no bouts are being affected. Main card fighter KJ Noons was a quarter-pound overweight at 156.25 pounds (there is a one pound excess weight allowance in each weight class, so lightweight is 155+1).He expressed willingness to go and cut the excess quarter-pound...
August 20th 2010

Kimbo off to pro-boxing, according to former Elite XC promoter

With his mixed martial arts career in the doldrums since being dropped by the UFC, former street fighter Kimbo Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) could be on his way to professional boxing, according to a recent interview with promoter Gary Shaw.Shaw, who headed EliteXC and oversaw Slice’s transition into mixed martial arts in the first place, has returned to...
August 20th 2010

Lesnar's BJJ coach talks Velasquez, Dos Santos

Rodrigo Comprido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and BJJ coach to Brock Lesnar among others, has given his thoughts on Lesnar’s next fights. Lesnar faces Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 and if he retains the UFC heavyweight title, will face Junior Dos Santos after that. Speaking to Tatame, he first gave his thoughts on the fight with Velasquez. The Mexican-American...