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November 12th 2010

Lesnar-Mir III on the cards, likely to be Lesnar's next match

Brock Lesnar’s next fight is likely to be a rubber match with Frank Mir, according to UFC president Dana White.Lesnar lost the UFC heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 and White has ruled out an immediate rematch, because there was no ambiguity about the loss.“There won’t be an immediate rematch, there is no need for one,” White said...
November 11th 2010

Okami: "I would rather face Anderson than Belfort"

Yushin Okami says he would prefer to face Anderson Silva rather than Vitor Belfort if he earns a title shot by beating Nate Marquardt on Saturday night.“Anderson Silva,” he stated flatly when the choice was put to him at the pre-fight press conference held in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier today.Fighters Only asked Okami if that was because of the bad blood...
November 11th 2010

UFC/Spike TV formally announce 'Fights for the Troops 2'

Today being Veteran’s Day, it is an auspicious moment to formally announce the next ‘UFC Fights for the Troops’ event. The UFC and Spike TV have confirmed that Kenny Florian, Mike Swick, Matt Mitrione, Melvin Guillard, and U.S. Army and National Guard veteran DaMarques Johnson will all feature on the event, which takes place at Fort Hood, Texas on...
November 11th 2010

Duane Ludwig still off the record books

Duane Ludwig still can’t catch a break.Its now four years since he knocked out Jonathan Goulet in four seconds to set what should have been a UFC record for fastest-ever KO. But a timekeeper’s error meant that the time was recorded as eleven seconds and Ludwig has since seen various fighters lay claim to the record that should be his. Most recently Todd...
November 11th 2010

Confirmed: Okami "definitely" gets title shot if he beats Marquardt

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has confirmed that Yushin Okami is in line for a title shot if he beats Nate Marquardt on Saturday night.The fight has been billed as a middleweight contender elimination match but Okami said yesterday he had not actually been told for definite that he would get a title shot if he won. Fighters Only saw Joe Silva after the pre-fight press...
November 11th 2010

Wand tells Belfort: "I'll catch you, you'll see"

Vitor Belfort appears to have lit a fire under Wanderlei Silva.What started as an observation on Wanderlei’s part (that Belfort seemed scared of Anderson Silva) turned into a tit-for-tat (Belfort said Wanderlei was now merely a “spectator” to the middleweight title picture and was trying to draw attention to himself.)That seems to be just what...
November 11th 2010

MMA illegal in New York "because of Las Vegas labor dispute"

The UFC’s route into New York is being blocked not by Bob Reilly but by a union “strongly opposed to the Fertitta brothers,” Fighters Only was told by a well-placed source this week. In the process of researching an article on New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly and his repeated efforts to derail efforts to have mixed martial arts legalised in the...
November 11th 2010

UFC UK: Next date possibly Liverpool in May

The UFC’s next visit to the UK could be a May date in Liverpool, which currently holds the unofficial crown as the UK’s premier MMA hotspot.Gyms in the Liverpool area have produced more UFC fighters than any other region of the country. Nottingham runs a close second, being the HQ of Rough House, but that is a team rather than a gym and so only the team...
November 11th 2010

Junior Dos Santos boxing clever for title shot

Junior dos Santos is planning to box his way to the UFC heavyweight belt.The big Brazilian has won all six of his UFC fights, five of those by way of stoppage. Roy Nelson took him the distance at UFC 117, the first opponent of Dos Santos’ career to do so, but lost a decision. The win put Dos Santos in the number one contender spot.“I hope they [UFC]...