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May 25th 2010

Arona hoping to talk with Dana White this week

Ricardo Arona says he is hoping to snatch a few minutes with UFC president Dana White around this week’s second annual UFC Fan Expo, which he will be attending with his friend and sometime training partner Rogerio Nogueira.Arona is one of the few big names from PRIDE that did not find his way to the UFC and now three years on from the Japanese event folding, he...
May 25th 2010

Rashad goes deep on Rampage "perpetuating black sterotypes"

A week on from the already notorious UFC 114 conference call Rashad Evans has again slammed his opponent Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, claiming he deliberately portrays negative stereotypes of black people. Speaking on ProMMA Radio this week, Evans - who faces Jackson in the headline bout of UFC 114 this weekend - said that the Memphis, Tennessee man puts on...
May 25th 2010

M-1: "We were never offered Overeem fight"

M-1 Global executive Eugene Kogan has reacted angrily to Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem’s claim last week that Fedor Emelianenko had turned down offers of a fight with him. Overeem made the claim in his post-fight speech but Kogan says the Dutchman is lying and is just trying to hype a fight.Kogan told Sherdog the claims are...
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...