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September 28th 2010

Strikeforce confirms Hendo vs Babalu for December 4th

Strikeforce has confirmed a light-heavyweight meeting between Dan Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral for Saturday, December 4th. The event will also feature former NFL star Herschel Walker, who has a 1-0 record in mixed martial arts and is having his second professional fight. His opponent has yet to be announced.  A...
September 28th 2010

Cruz and Henderson defend WEC titles in December

The WEC heads to Arizona for the first time ever on December 16th with a show in Glendale featuring two  title fights. Glendale’s own Ben Henderson defends the lightweight crown against 23-year-old Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, while Tucson-born Dominick Cruz defends the bantamweight title against Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen.With two...
September 27th 2010

UFC 119 medical suspensions

The Indiana Gaming Commission has produced the list of medical suspensions to be implemented in the wake of Saturday night’s UFC 119 event. Headliner Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has been suspended until he undergoes a brain scan showing he has suffered no ill effects from being knocked out by Frank Mir. He also has a concurrent 180-day mandatory...
September 27th 2010

Jeremy Stephens: "I won that fight!"

Jeremy Stephens is not happy with the judges’ decision in his UFC 119 fight against Melvin Guillard and says he does not understand how the arbitrators reached their decision.“It wasn't a good/exciting fight like I typically put up, but I always fight to win the KO and [Fight of the Night] bonus, so sorry he kept running and I didn't get an exciting fight...
September 27th 2010

Lytle thanks Serra for "giving me exactly what I wanted"

Chris Lytle has credited Matt Serra with giving him “exactly what I wanted” in their fight on Saturday night. The UFC 119 welterweight clash played out on the fight, where Lytle likes it, despite Serra being a Renzo Gracie black belt with an extremely dangerous ground game.“I really can’t credit Matt Serra enough for the fact that he gave me...
September 27th 2010

Dana baffled by "freight train" expectations

There was a lot of booing at UFC 119 on Saturday night, some of it justified (Mir vs. CroCop) but much of it not. UFC president Dana White confesses to being baffled by the way the crowd reacted to the more strategic battles. “Sometimes when you go into some of these [new] markets people expect these guys to just run into each other and start banging and...
September 27th 2010

Mir could be cut for UFC 119 performance, says White

There were several theories put forward as to why UFC president Dana White seemed so angry after UFC 119 on Saturday night. Was it the judging, the rangey point-fighting in many of the bouts, or the lacklustre main event?It seems it was all of those, but especially the main event. White put Frank Mir on blast for his performance against Mirko ‘CroCop’...
September 27th 2010

CroCop "sorry like a dog" for Mir loss

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has already returned to Croatia, where he met with reporters at Zagreb airport and expressed disappointment that he was knocked out by Frank Mir with just over a minute left in their fight."I'm sorry like a dog! I could eat myself alive! I can only congratulate Mir, he really caught me with that knee. But taking all...