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May 23rd 2010

Wand: "I am not retiring until at least 40"

Wanderlei Silva says he will not be retiring until he is at least 40 years old, following a move down to middleweight which has reinvigorated him and given him a new set of targets to aim for. The former PRIDE FC champion campaigned at light-heavyweight for most of his career but on moving to the UFC found himself outsized by contemporaries who were making big weight...
May 22nd 2010

Sylvia conquers Pudzianowski at Moosin

Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski suffered the first loss of his fledgling MMA career last, tapping to strikes after running out of gas and getting stuck under former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in the second round of their fight at Moosin: Gods of War. Few expected Pudzianowski to win and many thought he would be blown away inside the first minute. But...
May 22nd 2010

Lindland scores knockout at Strikeforce Challengers

Newly turned 40-year-old Matt “The Law” Lindland sent the raucous Portland MMA fans home with smiles on their faces as he battered “King” Kevin Casey  with a barrage of punches in a fight stopped at 3:41 in the third round, earning Lindland his first Strikeforce Challengers win on Friday night on SHOWTIME. Lindland (22-7) of Eagle Creek,...
May 21st 2010

Overeem ready for Fedor challenge, says brother

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is “ready to meet the challenge” of a fight with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, says his brother Valentijn Overeem. Alistair has been calling for the match for some time, but claims Fedor’s management do not want to risk putting their man against him.Valentijn told Sports...
May 21st 2010

Overeem tests come back negative for steroids

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has tested negative for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs following his performance against Brett Rogers at ‘Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery’ last weekend. Overeem was one of ten fighters tested for performance-enhancers. Other names who have passed their tests include Antonio Silva, Joey...
May 21st 2010

Matt Hughes confirms Almeida fight at UFC 117

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has confirmed he will be fighting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117. News of the match leaked out this week, with Almeida being the first to confirm he had put pen to paper via an appearance on Versus show ‘The Daily Line’.“The UFC hasn’t told me I can release this yet, but...
May 21st 2010

Lindland redeeming himself via Strikeforce challengers

Matt Lindland makes a surprise appearance on Strikeforce Challengers card tonight. His appearance is surprise in the sense that ‘Challengers’ is a show aimed at uncovering new talent and yet Lindland is a well-established name in the sport and has fought the likes of former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Lindland, who once represented the...
May 21st 2010

Former WWE exec denies UFC move

Former WWE Canada president Carl DeMarco has denied that he is to join the UFC and head up a dedicated Canadian office for the company, as reported yesterday by Sportsnet.ca."There's no truth to it whatsoever. I know the UFC guys. I think it's a great organization, and I have a lot of respect for them, but I just have way too many ventures on the go, and I...
May 20th 2010

East Chicago announces 'Miguel Torres Day'

Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres will be recognized by his hometown of East Chicago, Indiana on Friday, June 4 in a special ceremony to reward both his achievements and his work with the city’s youth.East Chicago city officials announced today that June 4, 2010 will serve as “Miguel Angel Torres Day” in the city, with the former...
May 20th 2010

Q & A with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took part in a qick Q&A following the weekend’s ‘Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery’ card in St. Louis, Missouri. He talked about Alistair Overeem, Jake Shields and the future for several of the Strikeforce weight classes.Question: How did the results from Saturday’s event reshuffle the Strikeforce heavyweight...