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August 28th 2010

Shaq O'Neal on stage at UFC Fan Expo today

Fifteen-time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal will meet Boston Celtics fans for the first time when he appears at today’s UFC Fan Expo at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. Now, The 7’1” superstar, who signed for the Celtics this summer in a massive coup for the team, will appear on the main stage at 12pm ET alongside UFC commentator Mike Goldberg...
August 27th 2010

UFC 118 fight previews

Over the past week we’ve brought you a fight-by-fight breakdown of the choicest bouts from the UFC 118 card, covering a different fight each day.If you missed any, or you want to refresh your memory on the Fighters Only breakdown of key clashes like Edgar-Penn II and Couture-Toney, just click any of the links below to bring up the FO breakdown.And remember, if...
August 27th 2010

Nate Marquardt on Palhares, Silva-Sonnen and more

Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt was supposed to be fighting on tomorrow night’s UFC 118 card against Rousimar Palhares, but the match was moved to UFC Fight Night 22 when Alan Belcher dropped out of his fight with Demian Maia and the Fight Night needed another headliner.Fighters Only reporter Conner Cordova caught up with Nate this week to get his...
August 27th 2010

Kimbo to make pro boxing debut "October or December"

Kimbo Slice is done with MMA (for now) after reportedly inking a deal with boxing promoter Gary Shaw to make his professional boxing debut later this year.Shaw, who headed up the ill-fated EliteXC MMA promotion for a time - said recently that he was looking to bring Slice - real name Kevin Ferguson - into the boxing world.According to a report today Shaw told ESPN...
August 27th 2010

WEC 50: All drug tests negative

All the WEC 50 fighters tested for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs provided negative samples, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed.In an email to Fighters Only yesterday NSAC executive Keith Kizer wrote, “The Commission tested the following athletes on 8/18:  Cruz, Benavidez, Pettis, Mendes, Jorgensen, Palaszewski,...
August 26th 2010

Kenny Florian talks Maynard, title shot and more

Ahead of his fight against Gray Maynard at UFC 118: Edgar v Penn 2 this Saturday, UFC Lightweight title contender Kenny Florian spoke to Fighters Only writer David Bateman.   Here are his thoughts on Gray Maynard, being a fighter and analyst at the same time, training with GSP and how Penn v Edgar will turn out.  Your next opponent is Gray Maynard at...
August 26th 2010

Quick Q&A with GSP

Georges St. Pierre revealed a surprising thing in a quick chat with Fighters Only this weekend - he doesn’t do strength and conditioning. At least, not for his fighting. He does have a weightlifting regime but this is to make him “more marketable”.Connor Cordova had a few quick words with the UFC welterweight champion, who just finished a six-week...
August 26th 2010

Arianny Celeste is Playboy covergirl in November

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, winner of Ring Girl of the Year in the 2008 and 2009 World MMA Awards, will be the cover girl on the November issue of Playboy Magazine. Celeste sparked interest - and more than a few racing hearts - when she tweeted a photo recently from outside the Playboy headquarters and revealed the she was in talks with the company about doing a...
August 26th 2010

UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn II - The Main Event

by Simon Platt  Barely four months on from their original encounter in the desert air at UFC 112: Invincible, Abu Dhabi, Edgar vs. Penn II tops the bill this coming Saturday in what is the highly anticipated return leg of the UFC's top two lightweights. A 7-1 underdog in their original encounter, Edgar comes into their rematch once again the bookies outsider - a...
August 26th 2010

Maynard and Marcus Davis confirmed for London UFC Expo

With the UFC 120 Fan Expo in London, England under two months away, Fighters Only has learned the names of two of the many overseas fighters that are being lined up to meet the fans, sign autographs and conduct MMA workshops and seminar.Gray Maynard, who is fighting Kenny Florian this weekend and is looking at a UFC lightweight title shot if he wins, is confirmed to...