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December 13th 2010

Report: Sonnen-Wand, Brock-Mir being considered for TUF 13

Season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter could feature Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen in the opposing coach roles, says UFC president Dana White.Other names in contention are former heavyweight champions Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, and bantamweights Miguel Torres and Urijah Faber.While the Sonnen-Wanderlei pairing has been heavily rumoured for some time - ever since, or...
December 13th 2010

Koscheck displays mangled eye socket: "Enjoy this picture"

“Enjoy this picture” was the message posted by Josh Koscheck alongside a photograph of his mangled left eye socket today.Having suffered a fractured orbital in his UFC 124 fight with Georges St. Pierre on Saturday night, Koscheck was unable to fly home (cabin pressure would be dangerous) and was instead driven to Boston for immediate surgery.St. Pierre...
December 13th 2010

Report: Mir vs Schaub early 2011

A third meeting between Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar does not look to be happening any time soon, according to reports today.Mir is apparently being lined up for a fight with TUF 10 runner up Brendan Schaub early in the New Year, according to MMA Weekly.If true, the match puts paid to a third fight between the two former heavyweight champions happening any time soon....
December 13th 2010

McCorkle: "I choked"

Sean McCorkle has admitted that he ‘choked’ in his fight with Stefan Struve at the weekend and allowed the nerves to get to him. The fight, co-main event of UFC 124 in front of a record crowd, was the biggest of his career and saw him lose by TKO midway in the first when Struve had him mounted and was pummelling away.McCorkle took to Twitter to make some...
December 13th 2010

Dana: "GSP has cleaned out welterweight division"

Georges St. Pierre has officially cleaned out the UFC welterweight division, according to company president Dana White."He has cleaned out the division now. Georges St-Pierre has beaten everybody. He lost to [Matt] Serra, but he came back and avenged it. That's what it's all about for me,“ he said following St. Pierre’s dominating win over Josh...
December 12th 2010

Q&A with Thiago Alves

American Top Team welterweight Thiago Alves attempts to get back to winning ways this Saturday when he takes on fellow banger John Howard at UFC 124. Alves in 0-2 in his last two after an unsuccessful title shot and a dropped decision to Jon Fitch. He also missed weight against Fitch, and so he feels he has a lot to atone for in this next outing. Fighters Only...
December 12th 2010

Quick results: UFC 124

Georges St. Pierre retained  his welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Josh Koscheck in the headline bout.Over five rounds, St. Pierre used a lightning-fast jab/straight left to keep Koscheck at bay, off balance and eventually half-blind.St. Pierre won the fight 50-45 on all cardsMain CardGeorges St Pierre def. Josh Koscheck via Decision...
December 12th 2010

$100,000 bonus cheques at UFC 124

Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck earned bonuses of $100,000 for their five-round UFC 124 headline bout. Mac Danzig got a cheque for $100,000 after being awarded Knockout of the Night, while Mark Bocek and Jim Miller were joint Submission of the Night winners and so had to split a cheque to take $50,000 each.St. Pierre outboxed Koscheck for all five rounds of the...
December 12th 2010

UFC 124 sets new attendance record for North America

UFC 124 set a new North American record for attendance.A total of 23,152 fight fans crowded into the Montreal Bell Centre to see local hero Georges St. Pierre retain his welterweight title in a five-round fight with Josh Koscheck. UFC president Dana White says the live gate amounted to $4.586 million. Despite the record-setting attendance, the gate money falls short...
December 12th 2010

Straight punches key to victory, says St. Pierre

Josh Koscheck’s over-reliance on the overhand right was the key to defeating him, says UFC welterweight Georges St-Pierre. “He throws his punches circular. I knew to beat him, I needed to stay on the outside behind my jab standing up,” St. Pierre told the post-fight press conference after retaining his title in the headline bout of UFC 124....