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July 27th 2010

Baroni off UFC 118 card

Phil Baroni has pulled out of his UFC 118 fight with John Salter citing a collarbone injury. The ‘New York Bad Ass’ made his withdrawal known to UFC officials today and Fighters Only has independently confirmed the news.However, it is being speculated that there may be other reasons behind Baroni’s withdrawal from the card. Yesterday he posted a...
July 27th 2010

Thiago Silva out of UFC 117

Thiago Silva has been forced off the UFC 117 card and out of his fight against Tim Boetsch due to an undisclosed injury. The withdrawl ws first reported by MMA Weekly and Fighters Only has since obtained confirmation from sources close to the fighter.However, there is no news on the nature of the injury that has forced him out of this bout. Silva did have surgery...
July 27th 2010

Japan: "MMA is dead," says leading agent

A leading Japanese MMA agent has cast doubt on the future of the sport there, telling Fighters Only that the recent announcement that DREAM’s parent company K-1 is partnering with investment bank PURI is a “desperate move”.Speaking on condition of anonymity the agent - who has represented big-name fighters at the absolute pinnacle of the Japanese...
July 27th 2010

ESPN UK to air Jones vs Matyushenko card live

ESPN will showcase one of the most exciting young talents in combat sports this Sunday night as Ultimate Fighting Championship sensation Jon “Bones” Jones attempts to continue his rapid ascension in the light heavyweight division. The 23-year-old from New York State will pit his youth against the vast experience of veteran former UFC Title challenger...
July 27th 2010

Semtex Daley headed to Texas for Sept 11 fight

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is on his way to Texas for a September 11th fight against an unnamed opponent, it was announced today. The fight will take place under the banner of Shark Fights, an ambitious promotion which has signed up a number of high-profile ex-UFC fighters recently.Daley has signed a one-fight deal with Shark Fight Promotions and is set to fight...
July 27th 2010

Machida's Muay Thai coach joins Dan Henderson, Team Quest

Dan Henderson and Team Quest have invited Anderson Silva’s ex-Muay Thai coach to be their full-time striking instructor at the main Team Quest facility in California. Daniel Woirin, who also works with Lyoto Machida, will take up the position in two weeks.“I was indicated by a friend of mine, Cyrelle Diabate, and I went there for a test. I trained Dan...
July 26th 2010

TUF 9's Jeff Lawson signs for Sengoku

Jeff ‘Ippon’ Lawson, who competed for Team UK on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter, will be heading to Japan to compete at Sengoku 14 next month.Lawson’s management confirmed to Fighters Only this morning that he will be facing top ten featherweight Hatsu Hioki on August 22nd. Hioki, 21-4-2, is unbeaten in 10 of his last 11 fights while Lawson,...
July 26th 2010

Jon Jones says title talk premature ahead of Janitor clash

There are many fans already talking Jon ‘Bones’ Jones up as a future champion, but the man himself says that talk of a title shot at this stage is premature. "I think once you start to think that you're the man, and you know it all, and your style is unbeatable and stzuff like that, that's when you get caught and clipped, and get humbled really...
July 26th 2010

Machida confirms Rampage Jackson is next opponent

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida has confirmed that his next fight will indeed be against fellow former champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Machida confirmed the match via his Twitter account today. He wrote two posts: “My next fight is confirmed and it's [going] to be against Rampage,” and...