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June 17th 2010

Fighters Only fighter joins Urban Kings team

 Fighters Only staff writer and resident professional fighter Pete Irving has taken up another role teaching mixed martial arts at a brand new facility in London. The new gym, Urban Kings, opened this week and claims to be the most luxurious MMA and fitness facility in the capital.“Its a fantastic facility. It really is something special, people will be...
June 16th 2010

Barry did not get CroCop autograph, got scars instead

Pat Barry never did get his autograph from Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic after all - but he did get some other souvenirs. For the next five weeks he will wear a plaster cast on his foot after breaking a metatarsal bone and he will also be nursing a broken right hand.Barry said repeatedly before UFC 115 that he wanted CroCop‘s autograph after the fight...
June 16th 2010

Sonnen withdraws from election campaign

Chael Sonnen has withdrawn from his campaign to be elected to the Oregon House of Representatives because of  “legal issue” that needs adjudicating. Sonnen says if the decision in the case were to go against him he would be barred from running for office until 2011.“In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the...
June 16th 2010

Rampage apologizes for boring fight, cites 'Jackson gameplan'

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has extended an apology to UFC fans for what he calls a “boring fight” between himself and Rashad Evans. The bout headlined UFC 114 and looks likely to have set PPV records, but Jackson was unhappy with how it panned out - and not just because he lost a decision.“I apologise for the fight not so much because I...
June 16th 2010

Cordeiro: "Wand can only kill one lion at a time"

Wanderlei Silva can “only kill one lion a day” says his long-time coach, friend and mentor Rafael Cordeiro as he cautions people against overlooking Yoshihiro Akiyama and talking about Wanderlei fighting Anderson Silva or Vitor Belfort next.“He is doing the job right, he has to make one fight at a time. A champion can not think three fights ahead,...
June 16th 2010

Leben: The best is yet to come

Chris Leben thinks he can take Aaron Simpson out “rather easily” if he implements the right gameplan in their fight this weekend. The two veteran middleweights are set to clash at The Ultimate Fighter season 11 finale on Saturday night.“He is a phenomenal athlete and he’s obviously accomplished a lot in his wrestling career. He’s also a...
June 16th 2010

Mike Bisping joins UK soap opera Hollyoaks

Mike Bisping has followed his team mate Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson into the acting world by taking a part in a British soap opera. Bisping has played a small part in a movie before but this is the first time he has taken on a major speaking role.Bisping talked about the move in an appearance on The MMA Hour this week, confirming that he has been taking...
June 16th 2010

Paulo Thiago reflects on Kampmann loss

Paulo Thiago says he “struggled badly” in his UFC 115 fight with Martin Kampmann but cannot understand why. Speaking to Tatame Magazine in his native Brazil, Thiago expressed frustration that he could not get into the fight, allowing Kampmann a one-sided win."I struggled badly for damn ages. At the start I caught him, I went up to the guy at the...
June 15th 2010

GSP coach responds to steroid accusations

Georges St. Pierre’s trainer has commented on the recent accusations of steroid use from his TUF 12 rival coach Josh Koscheck. Firas Zahabi said the allegations are, if anything, a backhanded compliment to him and St. Pierre. “Nobody knows Georges or spends more time with him than I do and I can tell you that he absolutely does not use any performance...