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August 2nd 2010

Roy Jones Jr sues UFC, Roy Nelson

Roy Jones Jr. is suing both Zuffa LLC (parent company of the UFC) and TUF 10 winner Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson. Jones and his promotions company Square Ring have filed suit against both parties claiming collusion in depriving Square Ring of contractual rights.  Square Ring is alleging that it had contractual rights to negotiations with Nelson for his...
August 2nd 2010

Jon Jones has feet on the ground but wants "top three" test

Despite his light-hearted demeanour on entering the Octagon, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has admitted that he is starting to feel the pressure of expectation more and more as his reputation grows. With a relatively modest number of fights making up his 11-1 record, he is now constantly being talked up as a title contender. "To be honest, they (expectations)...
August 2nd 2010

Gomi: "Its not my mission to turn Japanese MMA around"

Japanese MMA has taken some hard hits of late and with the likes of Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Ryo Chonan having failed to set the UFC alight, Japanese fighters have become something of a whipping boy on some forums.Many saw fit to write former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi off ahead of his fight with Tyson Griffin last night simply because he was a Japanese fighter facing...
August 2nd 2010

UFC Live on Versus 2: Gate, attendance, bonus awards

UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko drew 8,132 attendees for a live gate of $489,685, according to figures provided at the post-event press conference. The event took place in San Diego, California on Sunday night, having moved from its originally scheduled location of Salt lake City, Utah. It was headlined by Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, who scored a quick...
August 2nd 2010

War Machine posts another blog from jail

The MMA fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver has posted another blog from the inside of his prison cell. He is currently serving time for an assault committed during a bar altercation and is two weeks into a one-year sentence.“Starting to get the hang of things here and the time seems to be passing faster than I had expected. Couple of the guys housed here...
August 2nd 2010

Ellenberger scores third-round TKO over Howard

Wrestling and wrestlers have come in for some criticism from fans recently but Jake Ellenberger showed that the world’s oldest combat sport can still be exciting. He hit numerous takedowns and had an active top game on the way to his win over John Howard at  UFC Live on Versus 2.But it was a Muay Thai technique rather than wrestling which finally sealed...
August 2nd 2010

Gomi KO's Griffin with fireball right hand

Former PRIDE FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi earned his first UFC win in style at UFC Live on Versus 2, stopping lightweight star Tyson Griffin in the first round of their contest. Even better (for Gomi) the stoppage was one that is already being talked up as a contender for KO of the Year and it came just 64 seconds into the fight. Gomi landed a textbook 1-2...
July 31st 2010

Dos Santos talks UFC 117 training camp, strategy for Nelson

Junior ‘Cigano’ Dos Santos faces TUF 10 winner Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson at UFC 117 on Saturday August 7th. He told Brazilian website Tatame this week about his training, which has included sparring with the Nogueira brothers Rodrigo and Rogerio. “I’ve been training with the Nogueiras here in Bahia. Rogerio was here a little longer...
July 31st 2010

UFC makes debut at X Games on ESPN

For the first-time ever, millions of sports fans will see the UFC and its matching event numbers racing around the ESPN X Games this weekend live on ESPN, all as part of a cross-promotional partnership with PMR Motorsports.ESPN viewers and X Games fans packed inside the LA Coliseum won’t miss the trademark UFC logo and numbers “117” and...