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April 14th 2010

Melendez on Aoki: "Its kill or be killed"

Gilbert Melendez is defending his Strikeforce lightweight title against DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki on Saturday night, when they will meet on the main card of Strikeforce: Nashville. In a recent interview, Aoki talked of how important it was to him to represent Japanese MMA and more importantly to represent DREAM, his home promotion.The last time Aoki...
April 13th 2010

UFC 112 medical suspensions

Fighters Only has obtained details of the medical suspensions issued to fighters following UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Saturday night. Demian Maia and Rick Story potentially have the longest time on the sidelines, requiring scans and doctors approval before returning to the fray.The suspensions are as follows:Brad Blackburn Jr    45 days no contest /...
April 13th 2010

Surgery complete on Florian staph infection

Kenny Florian has already had surgery on the staph infection in his knee, pictures of which have been circulating on the internet for the past 48 hours. Florian’s knee swelled like a golf ball while he was overseas and he was forced to have the ailment dealt with before it made him very sick.“Surgery involved scooping pus out of my knee. They irrigated it...
April 13th 2010

Penn: Immediate rematch with Edgar in 3-4 months

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn expects a rematch with Frankie Edgar before the end of the summer, he told a US radio station yesterday. Edgar took the belt from Penn by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 112 on Saturday night."The UFC contacted us yesterday, and I think they want to put a rematch together, so I think a rematch is in the...
April 13th 2010

UFC 115 sells out... in 30 seconds!

Just two weeks ago, Vancouver was on the verge of being removed from the UFC’s list of 2010 destinations. Certain legal hurdles were overcome andtoday that city set a new record for speed of ticket sales, with UFC 155 selling out in just half an hour."Vancouver sold out in 30 mins!!!! Thank you Vancouver we worked hard on getting it there. Thank you Mayor...
April 13th 2010

Source: Edgar knows nothing of Penn rematch

Frankie Edgar has not been approached about a rematch with BJ Penn, a source close to the new UFC lightweight champion tells Fighters Only today. Edgar won the belt on Saturday night after out pointing Penn over five rounds at UFC 112.“He knows nothing about the rematch. He has not been spoken to about a rematch yet but Frankie will fight whomever the UFC wants...
April 13th 2010

Marc Goddard clarifies Dos Anjos/Etim spine strikes warning

UFC 112 referee and Fighters Only Magazine columnist Marc Goddard has explained why he briefly stopped the fight between Rafael Dos Anjos and Terry Etim on Saturday night to warn Dos Anjos about striking the spine. Goddard caused confusion initially by muddling his words and warning Dos Anjos against elbowing the spine rather than kneeing it.In a post on the British...
April 13th 2010

Liddell and Ortiz slam each other via Twitter

Following yesterday’s revelation that Rich Franklin will be stepping in for Tito Ortiz for a fight against Chuck Liddell, Ortiz and Liddell have been throwing barbs at each other via Twitter, with both accusing the other of being scared.“When I started the show with that pussy I was assured he'd fight me at the end I was pissed and have done as little...
April 13th 2010

Dana remains tight-lipped on reasons for Tito TUF 11 exit

UFC president Dana White is staying tight-lipped on the reasons behind Tito Ortiz’s departure from season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter. Ortiz would have been fighting rival coach Chuck Liddell at the end of the season’s airing, in keeping with TUF tradition, but has been replaced by Rich Franklin.“Fans and media have been asking me for weeks what is...
April 12th 2010

Mir wants catchweight fight with Anderson Silva

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir says he would like to fight current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at a catch weight if Anderson’s planned super fight with Georges St. Pierre is now off.Silva has previously talked of a move to heavyweight but more recently talked about dropping for a catch weight fight with welterweight division boss...