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October 5th 2010

John McCarthy calls for MMA judging reform

Legendary referee John McCarthy has chimed in on the MMA judging debate. He says that even though the sport has evolved massively since its early days, the judging has not.“The judging standards for MMA now are the same ones that Jeff Blatnick and I put in place before UFC 22. Well, the sport’s evolved a lot and even back then when we put that in, we had...
October 5th 2010

Franklin vs Griffin tapped for UFC 127

Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin are on their way to a light-heavyweight meeting at the SuperBowl weekend’s UFC 127 show, which takes place on February 5th.Sources close to the fight say verbal agreements are in place for the meeting, which was initially reported by MMA Fighting.Both fighters are coming off wins. Franklin scored a highlight reel KO win over...
October 5th 2010

Lawler vs Lindland set for Strikeforce in December

Robbie Lawler (17-6, 1 NC) and Matt Lindland (22-7) will clash in a 185-pound match on Saturday, December 4th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Miss.Southpaw Lawler, who hails from the St. Louis area, in nearby Granite City, Illinois, is returning to middleweight after losing a close decision to Sobral in a catch weight fight at 195 pounds in his last start on...
October 5th 2010

Carwin wants "war" for January UFC fight

Shane Carwin is coming off a loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 - the first defeat of his career - and could be forgiven for wanting an easy time of it when he next returns to the cage.But instead, he says he wants a war. In a new blog posted on his website today, Carwin says he is following “crazy” training routines and is in top shape. He wants to both put...
October 5th 2010

UFC's head of international development on his way to India

The UFC’s head of international development is on his way to India.Marshall Zelaznik, who is also the president of the UFC’s UK division, was spotted in London yesterday emerging from the Indian Consulate’s visa applications department. A fan recognised Zelaznik and tipped Fighters Only off. We were subsequently able to obtain confirmation from the...
October 5th 2010

Karo Parisyan addresses addiction rumours, talks return to UFC

Karo Parisyan appeared on Inside MMA at the weekend to talk about his return to the UFC. He was kicked from the organisation at UFC 106 after pulling out of a fight with Dustin Hazelett the day before the weigh-ins.UFC president Dana White said at the time that Parisyan would never fight in the UFC again but he recently relented and the Armenian-American will fight...
October 4th 2010

Jon Jones "sick of fighting wrestlers"

UFC light-heavyweight prospect Jon Jones is ready to “mix it up” in the octagon and is hoping to be matched with some strikers soon, instead of the procession of wrestling-based opponents he has faced. In an appearance on MMA Live he discussed his upcoming match with Ryan Bader, who defeated Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119, and said that stylistically, he...
October 4th 2010

Soares feels "really sorry" for Sonnen

In the unlikeliest of scenarios, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares has stepped up to offer his support to suspended UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen. Support from this quarter is unexpected, as Soares was the target of many a rant from Sonnen prior to his UFC 117 fight with Anderson, including a threat to “crucify” him and his “piglet tribe of...
October 4th 2010

Bonnar vs Pokrajac and Grove vs Maia at TUF 12 Finale

TUF graduates Stephan Bonnar and Kendall Grove will be featured in separate co-featured fights in the live finale of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck” on Saturday, December 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT.  Bonnar (season 1) takes on Croatian contender Igor Pokrajac while Grove (season 3) battles one of the top middleweights in...