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June 21st 2010

Carwin sets record straight on supposed 'media blackout'

Shane Carwin has set a few things straight about his curtailing of interviews ahead of his UFC 116 fight with heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Carwin said a few weeks ago that he would not be doing any interviews that were not set up either by Zuffa or his management.That has attracted the ire of some MMA bloggers and Carwin has even been accused of doing nothing...
June 20th 2010

TUF 11 Finale: Bonuses, gate and attendance

Chris Leben, Court McGee, Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine were the bonus winners at The Ultiamte Fighter season 11 finale, each taking home a cheque for $25,000 in addition to their purses and any other win bonuses accrued. Leben earned Knockout of the Night for his second round stoppage of Aaron Simpson. He survived a difficult first round to rally in the second. When...
June 20th 2010

TUF 11 Finale highlights and results

Team Liddell fighter Court McGee won the title of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 11’ last night, submitting Kris McCray in the headline bout of The Ultimate Fighter 11 season finale event in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGee was initially an unlikely prospect to win the season as he lost his first fight on the show and only got back in the mix by replacing an injured cast...
June 20th 2010

Report: Fedor thinking 'more and more' of retirement

Fedor Emelianenko’s translator did not play it quite straight on Friday’s conference call, according to the guys over at Middle Easy. They claim that an answer Fedor gave regarding the future of his career had a crucial line removed when it was translated from Russian to English.Fedor was asked what he saw himself doing after his contract with Strikeforce...
June 20th 2010

Liddell is not talking retirement yet

Chuck Liddell has commented on his future - and he is not talking retirement. The former light-heavyweight champion says he still feels competitive in the UFC and has by no means taken the UFC 115 stoppage loss to Rich Franklin as a red light on his career.“I’m still working on evaluating. I thought I did great before I was caught. I have to look at it...
June 19th 2010

War Machine looking at a year in jail for bar assault

War Machine, the mixed martial artist known as Jon Koppenhaver, is likely to be sent to a Californian prison within the next two weeks to serve a one-year sentence for an assault on a bouncer during a  night out in March.War Machine posted on his Twitter account last night: “Weak! Looks like Ill be doing a year in San Diego County jail. Prolly gonna go in...
June 19th 2010

Fedor on his future, Overeem, Lesnar and politics

Former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko wants to end his career without any losses and is now taking things one fight at a time. He recently added himself to a list of candidates for the United Russia political party but says he won’t enter into a political career until he is done with fighting. “I’d like to finish my career without any...
June 18th 2010

Rashad Evans responds to Rampage calling him "boring"

Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson had their long-awaited grudge match at UFC 114 on May 29th but the rivalry is still simmering away. Jackson spoke to Fighters Only this week and apologised to fans for a “boring fight”, the blame for which he laid on Evans.Evans spoke to us yesterday and responded to Rampage’s...
June 18th 2010

Just ten more minutes...pleeease?

So after a year of high anticipation, expectation and no small amount of titillation, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson finally got to the business end of their long-running feud and squared-off where it mattered most: inside the Octagon.Billed as the UFC’s “greatest ever grudge match”, UFC 114 had a lot to...
June 18th 2010

Edgar-Penn, Couture-Toney confirmed for UFC 118

The UFC has confirmed its August 28th Boston date and has also confirmed Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn, Randy Couture vs. James Toney and others. UFC 118 will take place at the TD Garden Arena and will air on pay-per-view in the US.“Without a doubt, August 28th will be one of the highlights of my career, I’m thrilled to bring the UFC to Boston for the first...