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January 31st 2011

Belfort "I came to God through pain"

Vitor Belfort has been talking about his Christian faith and how he became so religious.In an interview with Christian Post, the former UFC champion said his move towards religion was prompted by the kidnap and subsequent murder of his sister Priscilla some years ago. He found the ordeal indescribably painful“We have words for if you’ve lost your husband,...
January 31st 2011

Carwin in touch with Fedor, hope to arrange training

Shane Carwin says his agent and Fedor Emelianenko’s agent have made preliminary contact regarding getting the two to train together.Carwin started the ball rolling with recent comments that he would love to train with the former PRIDE FC champion. That filtered back to the Russian and precipitated the initial contact.“There has been a little contact...
January 31st 2011

Hendo challenges Feijao for Strikeforce belt in March

Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante is to defend his belt against former PRIDE FC double-champion Dan Henderson in March.The event, ‘Strikeforce: Columbus’(which would be Strikeforce 32 under a numerical system), takes place in Columbus, Ohio as part of the Arnold Sports Festival event weekend.While the fight has been long...
January 31st 2011

Jacare does not want third Mayhem fight, may get no choice

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza retained his Strikeforce middleweight belt with a second round submission on Saturday night and now says he wants to fight again “right away”.But there was no word from Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker at the post-fight press conference regarding Jacare’s next challenger.One name that is obvious on paper is Jason...
January 30th 2011

Diaz retains welterweight title, stops Cyborg

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos was giving Nick Diaz the fight of his life in their Strikeforce welterweight title match, until he made the inexplicable decision to take the Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter down at the end of the second round.That allowed Diaz to lock in an armbar off his back - with ease, despite Santos being a black belt himself - and put an end to...
January 30th 2011

Jacare retains middleweight belt, Walker and Gracie win

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza retained his middleweight belt with a third-round submission but he was close to losing it at one point during the first round when Lawler clattered him with punches and briefly had him “on rollerskates” in the words of Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo.Jacare also had his moments in the first round. When he scored a...
January 29th 2011

Hughes on his way to Hawaii to train with Penn?

Matt Hughes is on his way to Hawaii to train with BJ Penn.Penn himself revealed that the former welterweight champion, who he recently defeated at UFC 123, will be joining him to help prepare for the fight against Jon Fitch in February.In a comment posted on his own website, Penn wrote “One thing is for sure about Hughes!! hes coming to help me train for...
January 29th 2011

Tim Sylvia loses in 33 seconds

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia suffered the ignominy of another quick first round loss last night.Making his debut for Titan FC in the US, Sylvia took a barrage of punches from Abe Wagner and the referee stepped in at 33 seconds to stop the fight when Sylvia hit the floor.Sylvia protested that the stoppage was early and he did have a point - he was...
January 28th 2011

Overeem-Werdum set for April 9th, Japan venue possible

A Strikeforce card in Japan looks to be moving even closer to fruition, according to reports from the Strikeforce press conference yesterday.CEO and promoter Scott Coker confirmed that Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum are set to fight their heavyweight grand prix match on April 9th, according to ESPN reporter Josh Gross.Coker also apparently intimated that Japan...
January 28th 2011

Excusive: Anderson's training partner reports from the camp

“Anderson will go there to knock Belfort out” says trainer JamboVery happy and just some a few pounds over the weight limit for the fight, Anderson Silva prepares at Nogueira Gym for his fight of the century versus Vitor BelfortAnderson called upon an army of friends for the bout on February 5th. Pedro Rizzo, Ronaldo Jacare, Rogerio Minotouro, Rafael...

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