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May 13th 2010

Karo Parisyan talks with Strikeforce "didn't work out"

Talks between Strikeforce and ex-UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan “did not work out” and the Armenian-American judo stylist will not be joining the California-based promotion any time soon, says CEO Scott Coker."We had a cup of coffee. It didn't work out. "He's a great kid. We wish him luck,” Coker told MMA Junkie. According to the report,...
May 13th 2010

Lawlor: "Loss to Simpson was most important point of my career"

Ask Tom Lawlor what the most important fight of his career was and you get an odd reply - he selects a loss. His unanimous decision defeat by Aaron Simpson at UFC Fight Night 20 at the start of this year still rankles, but Lawlor says it taught him more than a win ever could.“I think the lessons that I learned in that fight going for the full 15 minutes were...
May 12th 2010

Overeem, Arlovski and more added to EA MMA game

EA Sports has announced more additions to the roster for its forthcoming video game, largely drawn from the Strikeforce roster. Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem will be immortalized in digital form, alongside roster mates Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Roger Gracie, Kevin Randleman, Vitor Ribiero and Lyle Beerbohm. Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, brother of...
May 12th 2010

Alves: "GSP is just about takedowns now"

Thiago Alves is back in the game following recent surgery to correct a fused artery in his brain, and he is hoping to finally get his revenge match with Jon Fitch out of the way. The two have been set to fight at UFC 107 and UFC 111 but both fell through because of injury, the latter when Alves’ brain condition was discovered.After having surgery on his brain...
May 12th 2010

Marcus Davis matched with Nate Diaz for UFC 118

Marcus Davis is looking at a big night when UFC 118 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts. The man is famously proud of his Irish heritage and was desperate for a place on the card, which is taking place in the spiritual home of Irish-America.He got what he wanted - the UFC has matched him with Nate Diaz for the event. MMA Junkie first reported news of the match and...
May 12th 2010

Daley officially discharged from UFC, headed for Australia

Paul  ‘Semtex’ Daley has been officially discharged from the UFC and is now looking to get a deal in place with one of the main Japanese promotions, DREAM or Sengoku. Daley was handed his walking papers following an after-the-bell attack on Josh Koscheck that was broadcast around the world to UFC 113 viewers.Earlier today MMA Weekly, quoting Daley,...
May 12th 2010

UFC counterprograms Strikeforce TV broadcast

In keeping with previous practice, the UFC is counter-programming this weekend’s Strikeforce show with a rerun of recent fights. On Saturday Spike TV will broadcast ‘UFC Ultimate Fights’ at 10pm ET and 7:00pm PT.The show is being advertised as “a special telecast of 2010’s most action-packed mixed martial arts fights, including the...
May 12th 2010

Couture-Toney may be at heavyweight not catchweight

A fight between Randy Couture and former boxing champion James Toney is all but finalised, with weight being the only issue still to be decided, according to reports. The fight was originally due to fall between heavyweight and light-heavyweight at a catch weight of 215lbs, but Toney is now apparently requesting an upper limit of 220lbs.According to MMA Fighting...
May 12th 2010

Filho adamant he does not have drug problems

Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho says he is concerned that people will think he is having drug problems again following his withdrawal from a May 13th Bellator fight with Hector Lombard. Filho was rumoured to be having visa issues last week and it was confirmed this week that his place would be taken by Jay Silva.“My biggest concern is that people...
May 12th 2010

Rashad: "Mom, stop talking about the Rampage fight!"

Rashad Evans says he is fed up being asked about his UFC 114 showdown with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson - especially since his mother started bombarding him with questions! The former light-heavyweight champion appeared on TapouT Radio last night and the team asked what the press attention was like now the fight is so close.“Man its so much I have...