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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...
September 3rd 2010

Mir says CroCop has no advantages in their fight

Frank Mir doesn’t see a single advantage for Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic in their forthcoming fight at UFC 119.Filipovic is a late stand-in, having taken the fight on five weeks notice when Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira pulled out injured, and he has repeatedly been described as being well past his PRIDE FC glory days - but that isn’t the source of...
September 3rd 2010

WEC signs 'The Mongolian Wolf'

The WEC today announced the signing of undefeated lightweight fighter Tiequan “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang of Beijing, China. Zhang, who will take on The Ultimate Fighter alumni Alex Karalexis in his debut on September 30th, becomes the first fighter from mainland China to fight in the WEC.“Tiequan is an excellent addition to our lightweight...
September 3rd 2010

Joe Lauzon happy with win, hopes for Florian or Stout rematch

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon scored a first-round win over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of his home city of Boston. He submitted the BJJ black belt with an armbar at 2:01 of the very first round.FO: So you’re coming off a great win, an absolute demolition job, over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of your hometown crowd. Tell us how you’re feeling!...
September 3rd 2010

Marcus Davis issues statement on Diaz loss

Marcus ‘The Irish Hand Grenade’ Davis has issued a statement in the wake of his UFC 118 loss to Nate Diaz in Boston last weekend. The loss put Davis 1-3 in his last four and facing a potentially big problem if he loses his next fight for the UFC.“I am now home resting with my family. I want to thank all the people who supported me and all the people...
September 3rd 2010

UFC Primetime returns for Lesnar vs Velasquez

‘UFC Primetime’ is to return to Spike TV for a three-part special in advance of the heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 on October 23rd.Part one of ‘UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez’ will air on Wednesday, October 6th at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode two goes out on October 13th and episode three on October...
September 3rd 2010

Toney may be done with UFC, but not done with MMA

Dana White said James Toney is done with the UFC following his first round loss to Randy Couture at UFC 118 but Toney is apparently not done with MMA.That’s according to his longtime boxing coach John Arthur, who told MMA Junkie that Couture “might have won the battle, but the war ain't over yet".Responding to White’s remarks that Toney was...
September 2nd 2010

UFC 118 medical suspensions

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission has released details of the medical suspensions for UFC 118, which took place under its auspices last weekend.They are as follows:Gray Maynard: 30 days/21 days no contactKenny Florian: 45 days/30 days no contactNate Diaz: 60 days or 180 days if suspected nasal fracture is proved; can return earlier if cleared by...