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April 10th 2014

Bisping says marriage is bigger fight than Tim Kennedy

Michael Bisping has promised his vision is clear and he has both eyes set on his upcoming grudge match against Tim Kennedy. "The eye's fine," said Bisping in an interview on UFC Tonight. "There is a little turn in the eye, but other than that it's fine. I can see. It ain't gonna give [Kennedy] any better prospect of beating me, let's just put it like that. The eye...
April 10th 2014

Lawler talks Ellenberger, thoughts on Diaz rematch and more

Robbie Lawler believes he had the wrong strategy going into his UFC 171 title bout against Johny Hendricks. "I don't think I was out there trying to win rounds," explained Robbie on UFC Tonight. "I was trying to stop him, plain and simple. I didn't really care about the score, I didn't really care about anything. I knew I was going to go out there and knock him...
April 10th 2014

Purpose-built TUF house planned for Abu Dhabi

Today is the four-year anniversary of the UFC's first and only previous trip to the Middle East, when UFC 112 rolled into town a matter of months after Zuffa sold 10% of the organization to Flash Entertainment, an events company whose sole shareholder is the government of Abu Dhabi, in a deal which involved Sheikh Tahnoon, a prominent member of the Abu Dhabi royal...
April 10th 2014

Dillashaw talks Barao fight, will continue to work with Ludwig

Regardless of his massive underdog status, TJ Dillashaw feels he has the recipe for success against UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. “He's big, he's dangerous and you can't stand in front of him," said Dillashaw of his upcoming opponent on yesterday's edition of UFC Tonight. "I think my cardio's better and I think I can put everything together just a little...
April 10th 2014

TONSILLITIS FORCES ANDREW CRAIG OFF ABU DHABI CARD

UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi has lost a bout just a couple of hours before the official weigh-in after Andrew Craig was diagnosed with tonsillitis and refused permission to fight by the doctor.   Craig was due to face Chris Camozzi in an all-American middleweight bout on the preliminary card tomorrow night, but due to the late notice the entire fight has now been...
April 9th 2014

Johnny Bedford planning to 'put his hands on' Rani Yahya

Fresh-faced Johnny Bedford seems to be the only American in Abu Dhabi not talking about jet-lag this week, despite the fact like everyone else on Friday's UFC card from the US, taking three flights to get into town. And that's because he's been on Abu Dhabi time for almost a fortnight already. The Ultimate Fighter season 14 graduate takes on jiu-jitsu whizz Rani...
April 9th 2014

Ryan LaFlare urges fans 'don't blink' as he chases Abu Dhabi finish

Unbeaten Ryan LaFlare insists his perfect hat-trick of UFC wins so far aren't a true reflection of his natural finishing prowess, and believes Friday's fight with John Howard in Abu Dhabi is set up perfectly for him to show the world what he's truly all about. The Blackzilians star racked up four TKO's and three submission victories in an almost faultless run before...
April 9th 2014

It's Thailand or bust for John Howard in Abu Dhabi

Red hot UFC welterweight John Howard is hoping a bonus cheque-winning performance in Abu Dhabi this weekend will fund a planned training vacation in Thailand right after. Howard, currently enjoying the best form of his decade-long career in this his second stint with the UFC, takes on unbeaten prospect Ryan LaFlare in the open-air purpose built venue here on Friday...
April 9th 2014

Diaz speaks out against UFC: "They tried to do me dirty."

Nate Diaz has finally opened up about his problems with the UFC, which he has been hinting at through vague online posts over the past few months. "I'm ready to fight but not for some funny money that they're trying to give me,” Diaz told MMAFighting.com. “They can let me go or they can let me fight, but let me do something. They know I need to make some money....
April 8th 2014

Ramsey Nijem out to derail the hype train in Abu Dhabi

Ramsey Nijem is reveling in the role of 'underdog' in Abu Dhabi, despite the fact his opponent is a one-fight UFC novice. The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 graduate laughs off the notion he's simply the next destination of choice for the Beneil Dariush hype train, and intends to give the Kings MMA prodigy a real Octagon welcome on Friday night. Speaking at today's...