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October 26th 2010

Marcus Davis dropping to lightweight

Marcus Davis is moving down to lightweight after suffering three defeats in his last four outings in the UFC welterweight division. The 37-year-old expects to stay at 155lbs until he retires, which cannot be far off at this point.In fact Davis says himself that he won’t be fighting when he is 40, giving him a maximum of 36 months if he sticks to his...
October 26th 2010

Duffee defends Lesnar: "He has earned his place in the sport"

Todd Duffee says the “mind boggling and sickening” criticism that has been levelled at former UFC champion Brock Lesnar since his defeat on Saturday night has confused him. He cited threads on the very popular Sherdog forum as an example.Duffee, who was with the UFC until receiving his marching orders in September (apparently for having a bad attitude),...
October 26th 2010

CroCop finds prospect of Nelson fight "interesting"

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic says he hasn’t been approached about a fight with Roy Nelson at UFC 125, but would probably be interested if the UFC wanted to make it. Nelson was due to fight Shane Carwin at the January 1st event but Carwin pulled out earlier today citing a back injury.“I know nothing about it, this is the first I heard of it. But it...
October 26th 2010

Shane Carwin is out of UFC 125 fight with Nelson

Shane Carwin has pulled out of a scheduled UFC 125 bout with Roy Nelson citing injury.Carwin revealed his withdrawal today via a blog posted to his official website. He said the decision was taken after having an MRI scan to see what was causing his back pain.“I am going to pull out of the fight with Roy Nelson. As many of you know I have been having some back...
October 25th 2010

Shields faces winner of GSP-Koscheck fight, Dana White confirms

Jake Shields might be the leading contender in the UFC’s welterweight division following his win over Martin Kampmann but, in the words of the current champion, he was not impressed with his own performance.“Martin Kampmann is a great fighter. As far as my performance, I don’t think it was my best, but it is what it is. My first fight for the UFC,...
October 25th 2010

EA likely to abandon MMA market, says analyst

EA Sports is likely to pull out of the MMA video game market following poor initial sales of its debut title in the genre, it has been reported.Long-running video game title CVG (‘Computer and Video Games’) quotes Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz as saying that the EA title is essentially ‘DOA’ in stores."EA's recently released...
October 25th 2010

Wanderlei expects to fight Leben in April, in Toronto

Wanderlei Silva expects to make his return to action with a fight against Chris Leben in April 2011, he tells Fighters Only. And he expects the fight to take place in Canada, possibly on a show in the newly-opened territory of Ontario.“I think I want to fight in April in Canada, I want to fight in Toronto. I think against Chris Leben. I want to fight with him...
October 25th 2010

Paulo Thiago's coach "can't understand what's wrong" recently

Paulo Thiago was on the top of the welterweight division until sustaining two consecutive losses; Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez. The bad results put the Brazilian cop in delicate situation under the UFC banner.“What saved it was the Fight of the Night award; I think the boy still has a chance to come back. He did a very good first round but started to...
October 25th 2010

Matt Hughes: Not impressed with Kampmann, Tito or Rogan

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was impressed with Jake Shields’ performance at UFC 121, kind of, but was less complimentary about the night’s work turned in by Martin Kampmann, Tito Ortiz and Joe Rogan.In a blog post on his personal website he wrote:“Jake Shields fight was interesting to me. Jake ran out of gas, but still ended up...