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November 17th 2010

Feijao: "I don't see Belfort beating Anderson"

Rafael Feijao, the Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, is backing Anderson Silva to beat Vitor Belfort when they meet in February next year.“I’ve had the opportunity of training with both of them and to see them training with each other. I’ve never seen Vitor beating Anderson,” he told Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame as he reflected on...
November 17th 2010

Wanderlei sued by former coach, feels "stabbed in the back"

When Wanderlei Silva decided to leave Chute Boxe to run his own MMA team, the Brazilian icon took conditioning coach Rafael Alejarra to the United States with him and, thanks to the partnership, Rafael became all-over famous for his peculiar training style.Their partnership turned into friendship as Wanderlei hosted Alejarra in his house in Las Vegas and counted on...
November 16th 2010

UFC 122: A summary

After the euphoria of Cain Velasquez's pummeling of Brock Lesnar last at last month's UFC 123, the latest octagon installment on Saturday was a somewhat sobering experience.Once again the sport's marquee names were absent on a European UFC card. A decidedly uninspiring line-up for the casual MMA fan was hurt further by news that Alessio Sakara has pulled out of his...
November 16th 2010

Q&A with Dana White

UFC president Dana White gave Fighters Only some time after the UFC 122 post-event press conference to talk about the event, the headline fight of Marquardt-Okami, Brock Lesnar and more.FO: First of all, can you give us your thoughts on the UFC 122 event?As far as the event goes, overall it was a good event. I was very happy with the prelims. I was very happy with...
November 16th 2010

Lesnar to WWE? "Not gonna happen," says Dana

There have been rumours recently that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar had received a big-money offer from the WWE to take part in a forthcoming show of theirs in some capacity.The rumour started around the time that Lesnar and ‘The Undertakeer’ had a little face-off moments after Lesnar had lost his belt to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.But when...
November 16th 2010

Dana: "Jackson fighters have 'avoid the fight' mentality"

Fighters from the Greg Jackson camp have an ‘avoid the fight once you are winning’ mentality, according to UFC president Dana White. Speaking to Fighters Only following the weekend’s UFC 122 event, he said Nate Marquardt’s performance against Yushin Okami was an example. “You see this happen now consistently with the Greg Jackson camp....
November 13th 2010

Sakara pulls out of UFC 122 fight with Rivera

Alessio Sakara is out of his UFC 122 fight with Jorge Rivera after coming down with “flu-like symptoms” this morning.A UFC source told us a moment ago that Sakara “woke up sick, with nausea and flu-like symptoms. He saw a doctor and he was really ill. He came to the arena anyway and was going to fight but his symptoms came back in a big way and he...