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December 18th 2010

Dos Santos was once an 11-year old ice cream salesman

Junior Dos Santos spoke with Fighters Only writer Gareth Davies recently and gave an interesting insight into his early life and the hunger that drives him to be successful in his MMA career.Davies recounted some of it in a blog post on the Daily Teelgraph website:“JDS also talked to me about his early life. Fascinating. His father left when he was 11. He was a...
December 17th 2010

Shogun still looking for fight with Couture

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua reached out to Randy Couture via Twitter today, imploring the former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion not to retire.“Randy Couture has more to give to MMA and shouldn't retire yet! I would be honoured to fight him, he is a legend of the sport!” he wrote, simultaneously addressing the message to UFC president...
December 17th 2010

Torres has been approached regarding TUF coaching role

There has been some contact with Miguel Torres regarding him taking a coaching spot on The Ultimate Fighter 13.Sources close to the situation confirmed to Fighters Only on Friday that Torres’ name has been in the mix and that he has been spoken to about the possibility, although nothing was confirmed during the talks.While all our sources are still remaining...
December 17th 2010

UFC's Pierson has job taken away by Toronto Police Department

Earlier this week Sean Pierson, a Toronto Police Department candidate, was told that his competing at UFC 124 was a “conflict of interest” with a career in law enforcement.Pierson was a day away from making his first patrol as an officer with the force when he was told this. He was told to hand in his badge while the force considered what to do.Now, it...
December 17th 2010

WEC 53 attendance figures

There were 6,348 fans in attendance for the WEC’s final show on Thursday night.WEC 53, which took place at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona, was the last show that the promotion will ever stage, having been absorbed into the UFC.The figures come courtesy of an MMA Junkie report. While the figures are high in WEC terms, they don’t compare...
December 17th 2010

Interview: Lyoto Machida

A loss is something hard to swallow. Even more when you think you won the contend. This is how the former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida feels after being defeated by Quinton Jackson at UFC 123. “The Dragon” spoke with blog Mano a Mano (Fighters Only friend in Brazil) about the upset outcome, Dana White’s words on his latest performance...
December 17th 2010

WEC 53 bonus award winners

Eddie Wineland, Shane Roller, Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson were the fight night bonus winners at WEC 53, the organisation’s last-ever event.Each earned cheques for $10,000 for their standout efforts. Knockout of the Night went to Eddie Wineland for a thrilling - and frightening - KO slam of Ken Stone. Stone was out cold for a long time and had to be...
December 16th 2010

Chinzo Machida falls short in his return to MMA

Yesterday night Machida brothers Lyoto and Chinzo changed the roles in their careers. Chinzo, who is Lyoto’s main coach and corner man, entered into the cage after a four-year layoff to face off Leonardo Laiola at WFE Platinum in Brazil last night. Lyoto served as his corner man for the fight.The karate specialist started well, dominating the centre of the...
December 16th 2010

Shogun and Evans set to meet March 19th

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Rashad Evans are pencilled in for a meeting to dispute the light-heavyweight title at UFC 129 on March 19th.The booking was first reported by Canadian sports news broadcaster Sportsnet.ca and sources close to the fight have since independently confirmed the arrangement to Fighters Only. Bout agreements have not been signed...
December 16th 2010

Versus re-airs MMA Awards 2010 tonight

Versus will be re-airing the 2010 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards tonight at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.The show will precede tonight’s live broadcast of WEC 53, the last-ever WEC event that will be staged (the organisation will be closed down and folded into the UFC after tonight’s show is over).This year saw the Awards being staged at The Pearl at The Palms Casino...

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