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February 23rd 2011

Brandon Vera could be coming back, 'no contest' in pipeline

Brandon Vera could be about to have his recent removal from the UFC roster reversed, according to multiple sources.The light-heavyweight was cut after a loss to Thiago Silva on January 1st. But sources tell Fighters Only that Silva is about to be hit with a suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs and that the Vera fight will be changed to a...
February 23rd 2011

Eliot Marshall in for injured Vemola vs Luiz Cane

Karlos Vemola‘s bad luck is Eliot Marshall’s fortune. Shortly after it was announced that Vemola is out of a UFC 128 clash with Luiz Cane it has been reported that TUF 8 cast member Marshall is stepping in to replace him.Marshall’s short-notice return to the big time was first reported by Tatame and has been independently confirmed by Fighters...
February 23rd 2011

Bisping: I would rematch Hendo for free

Michael Bisping gave some frank answers today during a live online Q&A session for fans hosted by the Australian edition of the Daily Telegraph.Bisping was asked about facing Anderson Silva if his title shot hope comes true, and also saw the usual questions about the Dan Henderson fight crop up again. Here’s some of the Q&A highlights -Q: When will you...
February 23rd 2011

Ricco: "I nearly destroyed the UFC, Dana wont take me back"

Ricco Rodriguez has dismissed recent reports that he was being lined up for a return to the UFC, saying “that opportunity is just not available, and I just don’t ever see myself returning to the UFC.”In an interview with Cage Potato the former heavyweight champion revealed how in 2002, when the UFC was a fraction of its current size, he almost...
February 23rd 2011

Jorge Santiago officially signs with UFC, debuts at UFC 130

As first reported by Fighters Only earlier this month, Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago (23-8, 9 KO/TKO’s, 12 submissions) has now officially been signed to a multi-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will face Brian Stann at UFC 130.Santiago previously competed in the UFC in 2006. Since leaving from the promotion, the...
February 22nd 2011

UFC 127: Three fights air free on ION TV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that three undercard fights from the weekend’s UFC 127 event will air live on ION Television in the US.Broadcast commences Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.The fights are: Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda at middleweight James Te Huna vs. Alexander Gustaffson at light-heavyweightRoss Pearson vs. Spencer...
February 22nd 2011

Report: Second round of Strikeforce GP postponed

The second round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix is to be postponed, it has been reported.Strikeforce is preparing to change the April 9th date for the two remaining quarter-final matches, according to Sherdog. The report says an April 9th event will go ahead in California but the heavyweights will be off the card, which will instead feature lightweight...
February 22nd 2011

Fedor coach denies making 'psychic' comments; "Its Bulls--t"

Fedor Emelianenko’s coach Vladimir Voronov has refuted reports that he said his fighter was affected by “forbidden technologies” and psychic interference when he lost to Antonio Silva last week.A Russian publication called LifeSport had Voronov quoted as saying, "We believe that forbidden psychological technology was used… Not ones that...
February 22nd 2011

Vemola out of UFC 129 clash with Luiz Cane

Karlos Vemola has pulled out of a UFC 128 fight with Luiz Cane after coming down with a “serious infection”. The London-based Czech fighter will be sidelined for an unspecified length of time. News of the pullout was first broken by the MMA Fighting website. With the Cane-Vemola fight lined up for a preliminary broadcast on Spike TV, the UFC is losing out...
February 22nd 2011

Diego Sanchez - no longer 'The Nightmare'

Diego Sanchez has “changed everything” about his training and even his personality as he seeks to establish himself in the welterweight division once again.The likeable, if slightly eccentric, Sanchez revealed that part of his change has been the abandonment of the “negative” nickname ‘The Nightmare’. He says he toyed with the idea...

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