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August 31st 2010

DREAM employee admits the company may be in trouble

K-1 official Mike Kogan has given the frankest indication to date that the company is in dire - possible terminal - financial trouble. Kogan is the US representative of FEG, the parent company of DREAM and K-1.Earlier this year, FEG announced it had made a deal with investment bank PUJI Capitol to find $200 million of investment for the combat sports brand. That news...
August 31st 2010

Dana White to address Oxford Union Society

UFC president Dana White is to follow in the footsteps of US presidents, British prime ministers, and various heavyweights from the political, scientific and sporting arenas when he addresses Oxford University’s famed Oxford Union Society on 13th October.Among the names that have graced the speaker’s podium at Oxford University are former US Presidents...
August 30th 2010

Florian refutes "choker" comments

Kenny Florian has responded to UFC president Dana White’s comments regarding him “choking” during fights, saying that White perhaps doesn’t see all the technical aspects of a fight. (White told the UFC 118 press conference that Florian “froze” in his UFC 118 fight with Gray Maynard.) “I didn’t freeze at all. I felt...
August 30th 2010

Don't expect Daley back in the UFC, says Dana

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has said several times since his departure from the UFC that he expects to return there one day, but UFC president Dana White is of a very different mind.Daley was given his marching orders for attacking Josh Koscheck after their fight at UFC 113, which prompted his immediate dismissal from the organisation by White. In interviews...
August 30th 2010

Gunnar Nelson makes statement with win over Mitchell

Altrincham Leisure Centre, Manchester played host to one of the biggest UK Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights in history. Cage Contender, not content on being only the 3rd domestic show to be hosted in Manchester, opted to produce the biggest domestic level fight ever held in the northern city.Boasting a fight card which many consider to be the best in recent years,...
August 29th 2010

Diaz undecided on future after choking Davis out

Nate Diaz knew his guillotine choke was in deep on Marcus Davis in the third round of their fight, so he was not surprised when Davis passed into unconsciousness a few moments later. “I knew I had it tight. I felt him gurgle and I knew that that it was deep,” says Diaz, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Cesar Gracie. The choke put Davis to sleep...
August 29th 2010

Florian "frustrated", Dana unimpressed with his performance

Kenny Florian found Gray Maynard “frustrating” and says the Xtreme Couture lightweight refused to engage with him over the course of their three round fight at UFC 118. Florian lost a decision and saw Maynard earn the next lightweight title shot against Frankie Edgar.“I expected him to try and take me down near the ends of the rounds. I wasn’t...
August 29th 2010

UFC 118 gate, attendance and fight bonuses

Joe Lauzon, Nate Diaz and Marcus Davis were the bonus winners at UFC 118, taking home a cheque for $60,000 in addition to their contracted purses and any win bonuses.Submission of the Night went to Joe Lauzon for his armbar win over Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Gabe Ruediger. Fight of the Night went to Diaz and Davis who went to war for three rounds. Davis...