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September 29th 2010

Pearson having surgery for torn knee cartilage, chipped bone

Ross Pearson is going under the knife in two weeks after an MRI scan revealed that he has torn cartilage in his knee and has also chipped the knee bone. Pearson says the injury was sustained in the first round of the fight with Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 22.“I think it tore when he pulled guard on me. After that I was really heavy-footed and I lost my...
September 29th 2010

'Big Sexy' McCorkle on his "nightmare" weight cut

UFC newcomer Sean ‘Big Sexy’ McCorkle say he had “a nightmare” cutting weight for his fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 119 - he had to lose SIXTY pounds to make the heavyweight limit.McCorkle had spent his preceding nine fights at super-heavyweight and had to boil down to make the 265lb upper limit for the UFC’s heavyweight division. But he...
September 29th 2010

Tom Blackledge off UFC 120 card, requires surgery

Wolfslair light-heavyweight Tom Blackledge is off the UFC 120 card after a nagging injury flared up and stopped his training camp.Fighters Only was told about the withdrawal this morning. The Wolfslair would not reveal the exact nature of the injury but said it had been an “on and off” long term issue and would “require a surgical...
September 29th 2010

Tyson talks TUF, boxers in MMA

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was not impressed with James Toney’s performance when his fellow boxing luminary made his MMA debut against Randy Couture at UFC 118. "You have to admit, Toney looked horrible," Tyson told The Associated Press. "He looked slow. He didn't look like a seasoned, conditioned athlete. You only had to look...
September 29th 2010

Strikeforce confirms Daley vs Smith

Strikeforce have confirmed a potentially cage-shattering middleweight bout between Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley (25-9-2) of Nottingham, England and Scott ‘Hands Of Steel’ Smith (17-7, 1 NC) of California on Saturday, December 4th. Both are known for finishing fights; they own 42 wins between them but only five (all Daley) have been by decision. One of...
September 28th 2010

GSP overwhelmed by "insane" Filipino fans

Georges St. Pierre says the level of adulation he experienced on his promotional trip to the Philippine was “insane” and utterly dwarfed the kind of receptions - rapturous though they are - they he gets in the US or even Canada. “I was not expecting to see that many people. If people think I’m popular in the United States, they should have...
September 28th 2010

Mitrione ex-agent defends himself

Matt Mitrione rather publicly fired his agent Malki Kawa following Saturday night’s UFC 119 event, claiming that Kawa had not obtained enough sponsorship money for him and that the agent had been rude to his wife.Mitrione told MMA Fighting that Kawa was “out of line in a lot of ways”. But Kawa has defended himself and says that the $5,000 he raised...
September 28th 2010

Wanderlei: "Sonnen is on the list, we'll settle it in octagon"

Wanderlei Silva says Chael Sonnen’s name is now “on the list” and he would like to fight him after getting  a match with Chris Leben.Sonnen was seen getting a telling off from Wanderlei in a video released last week. The Brazilian middleweight and former PRIDE FC champion was unhappy with comments Sonnen had made abot Brazil and the Nogueira...
September 28th 2010

Stefan Struve signs new 4-fight deal

Young Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, it was announced today.The deal was revealed by Alchemist Management, the new representatives for Struve, who has gone 4-2 in the UFC since making his debut with a loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 95.He is 1-1 in his last two and is coming off a stoppage win over Christian Morecraft...