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June 22nd 2010

James Toney reports 'muder in Boston'

Former boxing world champion James Toney has put out a video baiting his UFC 118 opponent Randy Couture, pretending to place a 911 call and order the emergency services to attend to “a murder in Boston” where the UFC 118 card takes place.Grasping a phone, Toney pretends to dial a number in theatrical fashion before launching into his tirade. “911?...
June 22nd 2010

Jon Fitch signs bout agreement for UFC 117 Thiago Alves fight

Fighters Only can confirm that Jon Fitch has signed a bout agreement to face Thiago Alves at UFC 117 in Oakland, California on August 7th. Fitch wrote on his Facebook account earlier “SIGNED, see you in Oakland!” and Fighters Only has since confirmed with that the document signed was a bout agreement for a rematch with Alves.The fight had been rumoured...
June 22nd 2010

Leben comments on replacing Wand against Akiyama

Chris Leben has given his thoughts on being asked to step in to face Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116, which will take place just 12 days after his TUF 11 Finale win over Aaron Simpson. The fight with Akiyama will be the co-main event of the evening and will precede a heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.“The UFC called me and they said...
June 22nd 2010

Wanderlei out of UFC 116 fight, suffers fractured ribs

Wanderlei Silva is out of his UFC 116 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama after suffering fractured ribs in training. Chris Leben has been drafted in as a replacement opponent and will feature in the co-main event of the evening.Fighters Only has learned from a source in the Las Vegas MMA community that the injury was picked up in a hard sparring session around this time...
June 22nd 2010

Kendall Grove lifts the lid on TUF selection process

Kendall Grove has lifted the lid on The Ultimate Fighter selection process, telling TapouT Radio listeners that the show’s stars are selected by Spike TV and are not picked by the UFC. Grove said that explains why the likes of Junie Browning would get a place over another more talented fighter who was not going to create as much drama. "Spike TV pretty...
June 22nd 2010

Wanderlei: "I expect Akiyama to fight like a man"

Wanderlei Silva is expecting a stand-up battle from Yoshihiro Akiyama when they meet at UFC 116 on July 3rd. Silva believes the Japanese judo stylist is going to stand right in front of him to exchange strikes - and he cannot wait.“I think he will be the first guy I fight that isn’t going to run from me. All my other opponents run, I have to chase them...
June 21st 2010

Shields and Strikeforce far apart on new contract numbers

Jake Shields’ camp have presented Strikeforce with “a much different number than what we thought was realistic" says company CEO Scott Coker. He told MMA Junkie that he and his middleweight champion appear to be on different pages regarding what the terms of a new deal should be.But Shields manager, his father Jack, says that in his opinion the...
June 21st 2010

Tim Credeur: "I will fight again"

Following Tim Credeur being unable to fight both Mike Massenzio and Tom Lawlor due to injury, there have been rumors circulating about his ability to continue in the sport.The Ultimate Fighter 7 contestant last appeared on UFC Fight Night 19 in an exciting war with former middleweight title contender Nate Quarry. When Fighters Only asked about his health issues,...
June 21st 2010

Jon Jones celebrating brother's Baltimore Ravens draft

Jon 'Bones' Jones is celebrating a different kind of ‘win’ today after seeing his brother get drafted to NFL team the Baltimore Ravens in today’s picks. Defensive tackle Arthur Jones was the Ravens’ first draft pick this year and earned a three-year deal. According to Jon, Arthur has already been told he has made the team and can expect to be...