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January 22nd 2011

Watson retracts statement, will retain BAMMA title

Tom Watson has retracted his statement regarding BAMMA owing him money.Just 24 hours after publishing a long statement about being owed over £6,000 by the British MMA promotion and stating that he was relinquishing his title, Watson has now reversed his position.“I have removed my comments from earlier today as they were the result of a misunderstanding...
January 22nd 2011

UFC Fights for the Troops 2 Countdown: Barry vs Beltran

As easygoing, funny and likeable as Pat Barry is, he does have a dark side and in this fight we should see it. Barry is well and truly fed up of everyone accusing him of throwing the CroCop fight, or at least of having made no effort in it. Considering the fight earned him a broken hand and foot and has perpetually shortened the fingers on one hand, he has a fair...
January 21st 2011

UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Weigh In results

Today's UFC Fights for the Troops 2 fighter weigh-ins took place behind closed doors, because the venue is an active US military base and not the most suitable place for fans and members of the public to be wandering round.There was little in the way of drama anyway; all the fighters made weight at the first attempt and there was none of the pushing and shoving that...
January 21st 2011

Roy Nelson expects Lesnar to pull out of TUF mid-way

Roy Nelson has a “conspiracy theory” regarding The Ultimate Fighter 13 and Brock Lesnar, who is one half of the principal line-up opposite Junior Dos Santos.Nelson thinks Lesnar has no intention of following through with an end-of season fight against Lesnar and instead expects him to vacate the show at some point during filming, to be replaced by Shane...
January 21st 2011

Tom 'Kong' Watson vacates BAMMA title, alleges non-payment

Tom ‘Kong’ Watson has vacated the BAMMA middleweight title and claims the promotion owes him around £6,000 in unpaid fees and expenses dating from his blockbuster fight with Alex Reid last year.In a statement released via his personal website today, Watson said he had made numerous attempts to retrieve monies owed under his contract, but has been...
January 21st 2011

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Countdown: Miller vs Wiman

Cole Miller (17-4-0) vs. Matt Wiman (12-5-0)  Originally scheduled to appear on the undercard of UFC 125, Cole Miller and Matt Wiman instead find themselves elevated to main card status at this weekends ‘Fight for the Troops 2.’ A worthy status for two fighters that only three years ago were opposing contestants on season five of ‘The Ultimate...
January 21st 2011

Zuffa/UFC brings lawsuit against Justin.tv

UFC parent company Zuffa has today filed suit against Justin.tv for “copyright and trademark infringement”. the case has been filed in the District Court for the District of Nevada.According to Zuffa the case arises from “Justin.tv’s repeated and ongoing failure to meaningfully address the rampant and illegal uploading of video of live...
January 21st 2011

Ishii dropping to light-heavyweight for Strikeforce debut?

Satoshi Ishii is likely to have his next fight at light-heavyweight, according to reports from Japan.The former heavyweight Olympic judo gold medallist is 4-1 since turning to professional mixed martial arts following his 2008 Olympic Games glory.But according to a blog post from DEEP featherweight champion Koichiro Matsumoto - via NightmareOfBattle - “it looks...
January 21st 2011

Semtex Daley vs DEEP champion Yuya Shirai at BAMMA 5

Paul Daley’s prospective BAMMA 5 opponent can be revealed - DEEP champion Yuya Shirai. Verbal agreements are in place but contracts are yet to signed on the Japanese side.The news follows yesterday’s announcement that Daley had signed a contract to headline the February 26th UK event, which takes place at the Manchester Evening News Arena (host of UFC 70...
January 21st 2011

Hendricks vs Thiago at UFC Live on Versus 3

Johnny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago are set to meet in a welterweight battle at ‘UFC Live on Versus 3’ in March.Verbal agreements are in place and bout agreements are expected to be completed shortly, according to MMA Junkie.Both are coming off losses and badly need the win. Thiago is actually coming off back-to-back losses against Martin Kampmann and Diego...

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