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December 21st 2010

Sonnen fires back at Wanderlei. Repeatedly.

Yesterday we reported how Wanderlei Silva had commented on a sparring session he partook in at Xtreme Couture some time ago. Silva sparred with Chael Sonnen there and said he “killed him” in the rounds.Sonnen got wind of the comments yesterday and fired back at Wanderlei. Repeatedly.Here’s his Twitter posts in order of appearance:- You killed who? I...
December 21st 2010

Big Nog out until August 2011

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the former UFC interim heavyweight champion, underwent a successful surgery on both hips recently.He will be forced to stay away from training for at least six months. The surgery occurred in the United States and was the second one since Nogueira pulled out of facing Frank Mir at UFC 119. “Big Nog” faced the knife late in August...
December 21st 2010

Ortiz blasts Koscheck; faces Nogueira at Fight Night 24

Tito Ortiz had some strong words for recent welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck this week.Ortiz, the former UFC light-heavyweight champion, was responding to Koscheck saying he wanted to fight him. Koscheck made the comment in a recent interview.“He was the first person to talk trash about me and I gave a response but why would I want to give this guy...
December 21st 2010

Leben hopes to avoid DUI charge

Chris Leben says his recent arrest for drink-driving will hopefully not result in a DUI conviction and should not affect his fight with Brian Stann at UFC125 - although he is temporarily banned from driving and has to get lifts to and from the gym while he awaits his February court appearance.“Hopefully, mostly likely I'm not going to get charged with a...
December 20th 2010

UFC 124 medical suspensions

Every single fighter who competed at UFC 12 in Montreal, Canada last Saturday was issued with a medical suspension by the  Quebec Athletic Commission.However, many are short-term precautionary suspensions and six of them have already expired because they were mere 7-day suspensions.The longest suspensions from contact and competition have been handed to Josk...
December 20th 2010

UFC 127 equals fastest sell-out record

UFC 127 is the joint  fastest-selling event in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a spokesman said today.The event, which takes place at Sydney’s Acer Arena on February 27th, sold-out in half an hour when tickets went on sale last week, equalling the company record set earlier this year by UFC 115 in Vancouver, Canada.The UFC’s...
December 20th 2010

Wand on Sonnen: "I trained with him once, I killed him"

Wanderlei Silva has fired another shot at Chael Sonnen in their smouldering war of words.In a video released today, former PRIDE FC middleweight champion Silva talked about several possible opponents for himself, Sonnen among them.“With Sonnen, he is more wrestling [based]. I trained with him one time at Xtreme Couture and I killed him there. I think he is a...
December 20th 2010

Alves: "I want to be back by the beginning of April"

Thiago Alves wants to get back in the cage as soon as possible.The American Top Team welterweight had a year off competition before fighting Jon Fitch earlier this year. He said the ring rust was a major factor in losing that match to Fitch and he reinforced that point by outclassing John Howard in his next fight (UFC 124)."I already talked to Dana (White) and...
December 20th 2010

Bellator announces light-heavyweight grand prix

Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that a light-heavyweight grand prix will form the centrepiece of its fourth season.The winner of the eight-man tournament, which plays out over a number of weeks, will capture Bellator's inaugural light-heavyweight title and $100,000.It will commence in March and there are six fighters already in place to fill spots, with...

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