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December 29th 2010

Liddell officially retires, becomes UFC VP of Business Development

Chuck Liddell simultaneously retired and gained a promotion today.At the UFC 125 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas, it was announced that Liddell has officially retired from his career as a professional mixed martial artist.But UFC president Dana White and chief executive Lorenzo Fertitta then announced that Liddell was being appointed to the role of Executive...
December 28th 2010

Anderson's jiu jitsu coach: "I don't see any problems at all"

Reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been training jiu-jitsu with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza under Ramon Lemos’ supervision for the much-anticipated fight versus Vitor Belfort on February 6th 2011.Lemos was asked by Marcelo Alonso (from PVT) about a possible strategy of the “Phenom” to take the Anderson down and the answer was...
December 28th 2010

UFC 125 prelim fights air free on ION TV this weekend

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced that a special broadcast of selected UFC 125 prelim fights will air live on the ION network and not Spike TV.A total of three preliminary fights will air live on ION Television on Saturday, Jan. 1 starting at 8:55pm ET/5:55pm PT.The announcement marks the first time UFC prelims will air live and free on...
December 28th 2010

CroCop vs Schaub at UFC 128

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic and Brendan Schaub are set to meet on March 19th, Fighters Only can exclusively reveal.The fight will take place at UFC 128 in the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey and will air on the evening’s PPV main card.News of the fight comes from a source very close to the bout. Verbal agreements are in place and paperwork is...
December 28th 2010

Nick Diaz signs new deal with Strikeforce

Strikeforce welterweight champion and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt Nick Diaz (23-7, 1 NC) has signed a new multi-year agreement with the San Jose, California-based MMA promotion.“I’m looking forward to continuing my career with Strikeforce. When I first got here, there weren’t a lot of great 170 pound fighters for me to fight, but that’s...
December 28th 2010

Thiago Silva returns at UFC 125, promises Vera knockout

American Top Team prospect Thiago Silva (14-2) makes the return to the Octagon after one-year layoff versus Brandon Vera at UFC 125. Despite coming off a loss in January to Rashad Evans, Thiago promises to knock Vera out.“I think this is going to be a very good fight for me because he is a striker but I also can trade on the feet and I think it has the all the...
December 28th 2010

Clay Guida is no TUF noob

Lightweight prospect Clay Guida faces former PRIDE FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi on January 1st at UFC 125. Having fought most of his career in his native Japan, Gomi is an unknown quantity to many UFC fans - but Guida has been watching him for a while now. Speaking with Sherdog, Guida broke down his opponent and revealed that he has been a fan - and an...
December 27th 2010

Ray Sefo weighs in on Anderson vs Belfort

Vitor Belfort has been sharpening his ability as a striker with former K-1 fighter Ray Sefo for the upcoming challenge against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Speaking to Sensei Sportv, Sefo made the following remarks about the “Phenom” vs “The Spider” match-up:Describing Belfort’s stand-up game“Technically he’s...
December 27th 2010

Dos Santos coach: "He is built to be champion"

Boxing coach Luiz Dorea told Portaldovaletudo that his pupil Junior dos Santos has been getting better in all aspects of his arsenal to face off with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez while the match eventually happens. Dorea made the following remarks on Cai Velasquez, “A great athlete, very well physically, a real fighter. He punches well, kicks well...

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