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September 7th 2010

Shine Fights statement on move to Oklahoma from Virginia

Troubled new US promotion Shine Fights has issued a statement castigating the Virginia State Athletic Commission for the “questionable treatment” allegedly received from the body. The statement also announces Shine’s September 10th Grand Prix Tournament will be moved from Virginia to First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma."I was given verbal...
September 7th 2010

Palhares: "I'm not trying to hurt anyone, just be fast"

During a recent chat with Fighters Only, Rousimar Palhares took a moment to address allegations that he holds onto submissions for too long once he has something locked in and his opponent taps. Criticism of the Brazilian Top Team fighter was rife after his heel hook win over Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 in March this year. He was accused of holding the submission for too...
September 7th 2010

Carwin calls for MMA world to support wrestling

Shane Carwin has called for the MMA world to support youth wrestling programs, and has urged the likes of Randy Couture to reach out to disadvantaged youths in a bid to develop future talent both in the MMA world and on the international and Olympic wrestling circuit.“Wrestling (Folk, Freestyle and Greco) needs our (the MMA community) support. We need Club...
September 7th 2010

TapouT revenues "will double in two years", says new owner

TapouT’s new owners are predicting that they will double the brand’s $200 million turnover within two years. The iconic MMA apparel company was sold to capital venture group Authentic Brands Group this week, along with Silver Star and Hitman Fight Gear (a TapouT subdivision).Neither side is revealing how much the brand was sold for. ABG formed recently...
September 7th 2010

TapouT sold to Authentic Brands Group

Rumours that MMA clothing giant TapouT was to be sold have proved true. Along with Silver Star and Hitman Fight Gear, the label has been bought out by Authentic Brands Group, which describes itself as a company dedicated to “acquiring a global portfolio of world-renowned brands and to enhance brand equity through partnering with best-in-class brand...
September 6th 2010

Ryan Bader talks Nogueira, boxing and more

Light-Heavyweight prospect Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader spoke to Fighters Only writer David Bateman ahead of his fight with Antonio Rogerio Noguiera at UFC 119: Mir v Cro Cop on the 25th of September.   Bader discussed fighting ‘Little Nog’ in detail, as well as his training and position in the stacked UFC Light-Heavyweight...
September 6th 2010

Mike Pyle: "I will beat the s**t out of Hathaway"

Lots of people were very impressed with relative unknown John Hathaway’s win over Diego Sanchez at UFC 114. Mike Pyle was not among them. "I will beat the shit out of John Hathaway,” Pyle said in an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio. “"Let's face it; the fight that he had with Diego wasn't an awesome, back-and-forth fight. Diego's a small,...
September 6th 2010

Dos Santos coach: "Its his time now"

It is time for Junior Dos Santos to get his shot at the UFC heavyweight title, says his coach Luis Carlos Dorea. Unbeaten in his six fights for the UFC, Dos Santos will be the facing the winner of the forthcoming fight between champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Cain Velasquez, also undefeated at this point."They are both great athletes, the fight will be tough...
September 6th 2010

Mir says size not skill was deciding factor in their second fight

Frank Mir has explained why he decided to bulk up and add some size following his loss to Brock Lesnar in their second fight.Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, beat Lesnar in their first meeting but was soundly thrashed in their second. The loss prompted him to look again at his training and all-round philosophy.“We all have our opinions and pre-conceived...
September 6th 2010

Liddell pondering retirment - or one more run at the title

Chuck Liddell is still undecided about his future and is torn between making another run at the light-heavyweight title, or calling it a day on his long and distinguished career. Liddell has lost five of his last six fights and while UFC president Dana White has publicly called for him to retire, he is powerless to actually force retirement on the former...

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