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October 21st 2010

UFC 121 Countdown (part 2 of 3): Shields vs. Kampmann

By Simon PlattHe may not be the Holy Grail of employee acquisitions that is Fedor Emelianenko, but when Jake Shields (25-4-1) took advantage of his free-agent status and swapped Strikeforce for the UFC earlier this year, he became one of MMA's biggest transfer coups - Dana White famously grinning like a fan boy on heat as he bragged live on PPV "he's...
October 21st 2010

Chris leben arrested on DUI charge

UFC middleweight Chris Leben is back in trouble with the law and scheduled to appear in court next month after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol earlier this week.Leben was arrested after crashing his truck on a Hawaii freeway on Tuesday. He was arrested by police officers on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an...
October 21st 2010

Dana: "Bisping gets Top 5 opponent next"

Michael Bisping is getting a “top five” opponent in his next bout as he tries to make a run at the UFC middleweight title, UFC president Dana White told Fighters Only.Asked for his thoughts on Bisping’s fight with Akiyama on Saturday night and where the win places him in the division, White said the Brit looked “great” and would be...
October 21st 2010

UFC extends THQ deal to 2018

Any prospect of an EA Sports and UFC reconciliation/collaboration in the near future has been buried this week by news that the UFC has signed a deal with its video game developer THQ, extending the franchise right through to 2018.“We’re very excited to extend our relationship with Zuffa and the Ultimate Fighting Championship,” said Danny Bilson,...
October 20th 2010

Jon Jones reiterates: "I will never fight Rashad"

Whereas Carlos Condit recently brought music to UFC president Dana White’s ears by expressing a willingness to fight his Team Jackson colleague Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight belt, a fellow Team Jackson fighter has again reiterated his refusal to do similar.Jon Jones told ESPN UK reporter Ben Blackmore that he would never consider fighting Rashad...
October 20th 2010

Paulo Thiago working 24 shifts to get time off for training

Paulo Thiago has given an insight into the special arrangements he makes with his police special forces unit employers in order to be able to train for his UFC fights. The solid welterweight, who burst onto the UFC scene with a KO win over Josh Koscheck in his debut, works 24-hour shifts in order to earn time off to train. I still work for the Battalion of Special...
October 20th 2010

Jorge Santiago says fight with Jacare possible in Strikeforce

Talented middleweight Jorge Santiago (23-8) has nothing lined up for now but has maintained a strong routine of training for a possible invitation from Sengoku to appear on New Year event in Japan. Speaking with Eduardo Cruz - of Fighters Only Brazil - Jorginho, as he is kindly known among friends, remarked on his wish to face off with Strikeforce champion Ronaldo...

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