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October 10th 2010

Diaz retains title, takes UD over Noons in grudge rematch

Nick Diaz (22-7, 1 NC) won his eighth consecutive fight and retained his Strikeforce welterweight title with a  five-round decision over KJ Noons (9-2) in a 25-minute slugfest last night. The win puts him 1-1 with Noons and possibly sets up the rubber match.By winning a unanimous decision by the scores of 49-46, 49-47 and 48-47, Diaz evened the score with heated...
October 8th 2010

Overeem: "I hope Fedor reads this..."

Alistair Overeem has made his most damning comments yet about Fedor Emelianenko’s management group M-1 Global. The Strikeforce heavyweight champion - who has also been romping through the K-1 kickboxing circuit of late - told Russian site ValeTudo.ru that M-1 “destroyed the legacy” Fedor had built up in Japan.Asked for his response to recent...
October 8th 2010

Tyson: "fighting reflects life, fighting is very spiritual."

Boxing legend Mike Tyson - the youngest man ever to win a heavyweight world title - delivered some stirring words to the cast of TUF 12 when he dropped in to the Las Vegas facility as the series was being shot.Talking in Team St. Pierre’s dressing room after Michael Johnson defeated British lightweight Aaron Wilkinson, Tyson held forth on the subject of...
October 8th 2010

Carwin's coach Wittman fears MMA could go boxing route

Renowned coach Trevor Wittman - head of the Grudge MMA facility which counts Shane Carwin among its products - got his start in the boxing world. He guided several boxers to world championships before discovering MMA and producing champions there too.Speaking to Tapout Radio on Thursday night, he revealed that he fears the ‘protectionism’ which has so...
October 8th 2010

Spike TV to broadcast UFC 123 prelims

Spike TV will showcase a middleweight showdown between two former All-American wrestlers and a welterweight battle featuring a former standout performer on “The Ultimate Fighter” and one of the sport’s rising stars in live undercard bouts from “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” on Saturday, November 20, at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT. Emanating...
October 8th 2010

Quick A & A with KJ Noons

KJ Noons has a long-awaited rematch with Nick Diaz tomorrow night at Strikeforce’s event in San Jose, California. Noons won their first match - under the EliteXC banner - when he opened a cut on Diaz that doctors deemed too severe to allow the fight to continue.Eduardo Cruz, a Fighters Only writer based in Brazil, caught up with him via email yesterday evening...
October 7th 2010

DEEP champion Riki Fukuda signs for UFC, debuts in February

Japanese fighter Riki Fukuda has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and will be competing in the organisation’s middleweight division.Fukuda is currently the champion of respected Japanese organisation DEEP, but will be vacating that belt as he takes up his UFC role.He is heading to the US in December and will be training with the American Kickboxing Academy...
October 7th 2010

Hazelett vs Bocek official for UFC 124

Dustin Hazelett’s move to lightweight is official. His reported fight with Mark Bocek at UFC 124 on December 11th was today confirmed by the promotion.Hazelett suffered back-to-back KO’s in his last two outings at middleweight, being stopped by Paul Daley and Rick Story respectively.Those losses snapped a two-fight losing streak and marked the end of a...

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