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January 28th 2011

Belfort on "unique" Anderson, and putting journalists straight

Vitor Belfort recalled putting a journalist in his place with style during the conference call for UFC 126 yesterday.Belfort was once asked by a mainstream Brazilian reporter, who had an idea of MMA fighters as uncontrollable lunatics, what he would do (being a trained fighter) if someone crashed into his car.“People think MMA is brutal and that we’re...
January 28th 2011

Diaz: If he goes on bottom, I will wreck him

Nick Diaz has been at pains this week to tell people that his Saturday night opponent Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, journeyman though he is, is no pushover. But he does admit that if the fight goes to the floor and Cyborg ends up on his back, it will be a matter of minutes before the Brazilian is finished."The thing is, if you take shots from this...
January 28th 2011

Forrest Griffin unsettled by long layoff

Forrest Griffin, who faces Rich Franklin on February 5th, is a little bit unsettled by the amount of time that he has spent away from competition.The former light-heavyweight champion - he won the belt by controversial decision in 2009 and lost it in his first defence - did not fight at all in 2010.His last outing was a split-decision win over Tito Ortiz in November...
January 28th 2011

Semtex predicts huge KO against Shirai

Paul 'Semtex' Daley is predicting another massive knockout win for himself when he headlines BAMMA 5 at Manchester's Evening News Arena on February 26th.His opponent is Yuya Shirai, champion of Japanese promotion DEEP and currently riding a five-fight win streak. Shirai has only been knocked out once in seven years of fighting, but Daley is not overly...
January 28th 2011

Diaz tells Cyborg: "I'm crazy too"

Nick Diaz acknowledges that Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos has a reputation for being a bit “crazy” but warned the Brazilian at a press fight press conference, “I’m crazy too.”The two are facing off for Diaz’s Strikeforce welterweight belt this weekend in the headline bout of  Saturday night’s event, which will...
January 28th 2011

JZ Cavalcante "in the dark" about next fight

JZ Cavalcante says he is “in the dark” about his immediate future.The American Top Team lightweight is signed to Strikeforce and has a four-fight deal with the organisation. Thus far he has fought once for the US promotion, a controversial decision loss to Josh Thompson in October 2010. He says he has been trying to get on Strikeforce cards since, with no...
January 28th 2011

Soares: Big Nog is not done yet

Former PRIDE FC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is nowhere near done, says his longtime manager Ed Soares.The veteran Brazilian is currently recovering from surgery on one hip and has an operation on the other due in a couple of weeks. This has prompted speculation that a long and distinguished career is in its death throes. But Soares disagreed in an appearance on...
January 27th 2011

UFC releases ticket sales info for UFC 129, Toronto

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released details of ticket pricing and availability for UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday, April 30.Fighters Only does not usually report ticket prices and ticket information but in this case we are doing so because UFC 129 has already been the subject of scams by tickets scalpers and...

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