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August 25th 2010

The first UFC boxer: Art "One Glove" Jimmerson

At the forthcoming UFC 118, decorated boxer James Toney will attempt to utilize the “Sweet Science” against Randy Couture in the octagon. Not many are giving the professional boxer a chance as he follows a long line of pugilists who have tried and failed in MMA.The first and perhaps most infamous of these was Art “King Arthur” or “One...
August 25th 2010

Jon Jones picks up Everlast sponsorship

Jon Bones Jones has signed a deal with iconic boxing (and now MMA) apparel manufacturer Everlast, it was announced today. Jones, 23, has a record of 11-1 and trains under Greg Jackson (Coach of the Year 2009 in the World MMA Awards) at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico."I couldn't be more excited to join the Everlast family"...
August 25th 2010

Fedor wants Overeem fight in November or December

Just 24 hours after Fedor Emelianenko’s manager gave an interview in which he seemingly eliminated Alistair Overeem as a potential opponent, the Russian fighter has called for a match with… Alistair Overeem.He had been looking at an immediate rematch with Fabricio Werdum but the Brazilian is having surgery on his elbow and will be out of action for a...
August 25th 2010

UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: Couture vs. Toney

When this fight was officially announced back in June this year, my immediate reaction was one of concern, a kind of “this spells trouble” if you will. Two months on and that nagging feeling has still not gone away. Why? – For the life of me I simply cannot see what good can come of this fight.Yes there is the common argument that the transition of...
August 25th 2010

Dana: "BJ probably going to be more motivated for this one

UFC president Dana White spoke to Fighters Only recently and gave us his thoughts on some of the fights going down on this weekend’s UFC 118 card - in particular the Frankie Edgar/BJ Penn rematch and the clash of the combat sports between MMA’s Randy Couture and boxing’s James Toney.“Obviously it’s a big one for me, I am excited to be...
August 25th 2010

Todd Duffee out, Yvel in against Madsen

Todd Duffee is out of his fight with Jon Madsen at UFC 121 after suffering the recurrence of a knee injury that has plagued him for the latter part of his fledgling MMA career.His place has been taken by Dutch veteran Gilbert Yvel. The switch was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun and Fighters Only has since been able to confirm it with sources close to the...
August 25th 2010

Dana: Winner of Florian-Maynard getst title shot

The winner of this weekend’s fight between Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard will get a title shot, UFC president Dana White has confirmed.White said at today’s UFC 118 pre-fight press conference that Maynard would definitely be getting a title shot if he manages to beat Florian “by knockout, submission… even if he just ekes out a...
August 25th 2010

Strikeforce confirm Diaz vs Noons rematch

Strikeforce has confirmed that welterweight champion Nick Diaz and his longtime rival KJ noons will rematch on Saturday, October 9th in the main event of a Strikeforce show being staged at the HP Pavilion, San Jose, California.News of the rematch, which has three years of bad blood simmering behind it, was broken by TapouT Radio host Steph ‘Crooklyn’...
August 25th 2010

Kaufman defends Strikeforce women's belt on October 9th

Undefeated Strikeforce women's welterweight world champion Sarah Kaufman (12-0) will make the second defense of her 135-pound title against No. 1 contender and Dutch superstar Marloes Coenen (17-4) on October 9th in an event headlined by the Nick Diaz-KJ Noons rematch.Another featured fight will pit an emerging star from the STRIKEFORCE Challengers series,...