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August 24th 2010

Strikeforce: Houston "peaks at 500,00 viewers"

Strikeforce’s show in Houston at the weekend appears to have been at least moderately successful in TV ratings terms, drawing more than double the amount of viewers (on average) than its Los Angeles show in June.The weekend’s event aired on the Showtime network, which is subscription-based, and peaked with an audience of nearly half a million viewers,...
August 24th 2010

Fedor may be off to Japan for NYE fight, says manager

Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight might not be under the Strikeforce banner. In a revelation that will not thrill Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker, Emelianenko’s manager Vadim Finkelstein said a fight in Japan or Russia is being considered for New Year’s Eve. Speaking to Russian website Championat.ru, Finkelstein said that with his fighter set on an...
August 23rd 2010

Quick Q&A with Georges St. Pierre

Georges St. Pierre revealed a surprising thing in a quick chat with Fighters Only this weekend - he doesn’t do strength and conditioning. At least, not for his fighting. He does have a weightlifting regime but this is to make him “more marketable”.Connor Cordova had a few quick words with the UFC welterweight champion, who just finished a six-week...
August 23rd 2010

GSP: "A fight with Anderson is not on my radar"

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre says a fight with Anderson Silva is “not on [the] radar” and will not be happening any time soon.The fight had been rumoured heavily early this year and was discussed publicly by UFC president Dana White several times. But Anderson’s performance at the UFC 112 event in Abu Dhabi dampened White’s...
August 23rd 2010

Boxing and MMA greats give their thoughts on Couture vs Toney

Some of the biggest names in boxing and MMA have come together to offer their opinions on this weekend’s fight with UFC Hall of Fame inductee Randy Couture on August 28th.  There is more than money and a W at stake - the winner will earn bragging rights for his combat sport discipline, and that is probably more important to the fans than anything...
August 23rd 2010

Strikeforce Houston in review: Poor refereeing marrs good fights

by David Bateman Refereeing decisions marred the weekend’s biggest MMA event, Strikeforce Houston: King Mo v Feijao. Two of the fights on the main card of the event were impacted by the sub-standard officiating on display. Bobby Lashley v Brad Griggs was the first to suffer.  With one minute remaining in the second round, referee Jon Schorle opted to stand...