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May 14th 2010

Jeff Lawson talks BAMMA, Daley, training at Rough House

Fighters Only contributor Matt Benyon spoke to Bournemouth-based, Ultimate Fighter Season 9 alumni Jeff "Ippon" Lawson about his upcoming fight at BAMMA 3 this weekend.How has preparation been going for your fight this weekend, Jeff?JL: Preparation has been the best yet. I've been at the Roughouse with the likes of Andre Winner, Paul Daley, Ross Pearson,...
May 14th 2010

Andrei Arlovski taking no chances at Strikeforce tomorrow

Andrei Arlovski was issued with an ultimatum following his loss to Brett Rogers last year - and it came from his own coaches. Now riding a two-fight losing streak, the former UFC heavyweight champion knows he cannot afford to go 0-3.“I had meetings with all my trainers, and they gave me a lot of ultimatums. They said that I had to do it their way, or that I...
May 14th 2010

Tito Ortiz: "We have problems like every couple does"

Tito Ortiz has made light of his recent problems with partner Jenna Jameson, saying the situation is no different to those faced by other couples around the world - apart from the media scrutiny. Ortiz was arrested last month on allegations of domestic abuse against Jameson. The allegations have since proved groundless.“I've never laid a hand on Jenna and never...
May 14th 2010

Rampage finds Shogun "very interesting"

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson says the prospect of a fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is “very interesting” to him should he get past Rashad Evans at UFC 114. The fight offers him both the prospect of revenge for the 2005 loss he suffered to Shogun in PRIDE and the chance to reclaim the UFC light-heavyweight belt.“Yeah [Shogun...
May 14th 2010

Strikeforce confirms Fedor-Werdum for June 26th

Fedor Emelianenko’s next appearance in the Strikeforce cage is confirmed for Saturday, June 26th, the organisation has officially announced. It will be the second time that the Russian heavyweight has competed under the Strikeforce banner.His opponent is Fabricio Werdum, a fellow PRIDE veteran, and their fight will be the main event of the evening. Werdum holds...
May 14th 2010

Bisping playing the waiting game

Michael Bisping is nervously playing the waiting game this weekend - but it is not anxiety about his UFC 114 fight on May 29th. Instead the top British middleweight is awaiting the arrival of his second child, due literally any minute now.The birth is badly-timed in the sense that Bisping has a fight next Saturday night and would like to be already out in Las Vegas...
May 13th 2010

Don King fails to intimidate Mayorga, Shine Fights

Ricardo Mayorga has labelled Don King‘s attempts to stop his MMA debut as “ridiculous”, saying the notorious boxing promoter just “wants to try to stop me from fighting” despite having expressed little interest in him prior to Mayorga stepping into MMA.Mayorga has a contract with King for his boxing activities but King has filed for an...
May 13th 2010

UFC dream of Xande Riberio

Xande Riberio, who together with his brother Saulo is one of the world’s top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has expressed a desire to fight in the UFC. Speaking to Tatame Magazine in his native Brazil, the BJJ phenomenon says he wants to test himself at the top level - although he has some concerns about commercialism.“When I step in the ring again, with...
May 13th 2010

Tito in the clear, all charges dropped

Tito Ortiz is in the clear after the Orange County District Attorney declared that it would not be pressing charges against him following recent domestic abuse allegations from his partner Jenna Jameson. She had Ortiz arrested on April 26th claiming he had assaulted her.But within hours of making her first public statement she provided a different story. Over the...
May 13th 2010

Parisyan headed to Australia for next fight

Karo Parisyan is apparently headed to Australia for a fight under the Impact FC banner. The former UFC welterweight is facing Luis Dutra Jr. on July 10th in what will be a pay-per-view offering from the new Australian promotion, reports MMA Junkie.Earlier today it was reported that negotiations between Strikeforce and Parisyan had been unfruitful. The two had...