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May 17th 2010

Fedor open to fight with Overeem, say managers

Fedor Emelianenko is open to a fight with Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem later this year, according to his management at M-1 Global. But first the Russian has to get past Fabricio Werdum on June 26th.M-1 Global executive Evgeni Kogan told MMA Junkie, “As we've mentioned in the past, Fedor fights whoever is put in front of him. If Overeem is...
May 17th 2010

Lauzon brothers fall out over 'tough love'

The Lauzon brothers Joe and Dan have had something of a public falling-out just two weeks out from Dan’s fight at UFC 114. Dan, the younger of the two, told a newspaper in his home city of Boston that neither Joe nor his regular corner team was willing to accompany him to Las Vegas for his fight.In a Boston Herald article headlined ‘Dan Lauzon left to...
May 16th 2010

King reigns supreme, Shine Fights cancelled

Don King succeeded in his efforts to get Ricardo Mayorga’s mixed martial arts debut against Din Thomas cancelled yesterday, with the whole Shine Fights III event being scrapped at the last minute following an intervention by the North Carolina Athletic Commission.King had successfully obtained an injunction against Mayorga at midday yesterday, on the grounds...
May 16th 2010

Overeem dominates Rogers, Arlovski goes 0-3

Alistair ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem lived up to his nickname and his billing as one of the most dangerous heavyweights in the world on Saturday as he easily retained his Strikeforce heavyweight title with a 3:40 first-round knockout over Brett Rogers in the main event of the evening.Overeem rose to 33-11 wit the win, the eighth time he has won in the...
May 15th 2010

Shine Fights: All competitors make weight

All fighters competing on tonight’s SHINE Fights III card made weight at the first attempt, although some had to strip right off behind a towel to do so.Headliners Din Thomas and Ricardo Mayorga were on target for their catch weight bout at 160lbs. Notorious boxing promoter Don King tried to have the fight stopped by injunction because Mayorga has a contract...
May 15th 2010

Strikeforce: main event previews

Alistair Overeem is the clear favorite in tonight’s fight with Brett Rogers at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. The massive Dutchman has a wider MMA repertoire and is far more comfortable on the floor than Rogers, who relies on his heavy punching power to put his opponents away.Overeem also possesses massive power in his strikes and has held his own against some...
May 15th 2010

President Obama knows his MMA

Whenever the word ‘president’ is mentioned in connection with mixed martial arts it is usually a reference to UFC president Dana White, one of the most well-known faces in the sport. But even his colossal status in the MMA world pales in comparison to that of another president, US head of state Barrack Obama.Obama visited Duff's Famous Chicken Wings in...
May 14th 2010

Overeem not letting Fedor off the hook

Alistair Overeem says he will divert from type and start doing some trash-talking of his own to get a fight with Fedor Emelianenko if he gets past Brett Rogers this weekend. “He has been ducking me. I'm sure he's not but his management (has), putting all these barriers to a fight between us, and his management doesn't want us to fight. That's why he's fighting...
May 14th 2010

Strikeforce weigh-in results

Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and his challenger Brett Rogers made weight at the first attempt in today’s official weigh-ins. The two heavyweights are topping tomorrow night’s Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery card in St. Louis, Missouri. Andrei Arlovski and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva also made weight for their fight, which is the co-main...