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November 24th 2010

Dos Santos: "Velasquez is on my mind like a girlfriend"

Junior Dos Santos is taking obsession to a whole new level. The heavyweight contender says that UFC champion Cain Velasquez is more important to him than a girlfriend at the moment."Velasquez is more than a girlfriend, he doesn’t leave my head,” he laughed in an interview with Portal do Vale Tudo in Brazil.“I’m just waiting for...
November 23rd 2010

UFC 123: A summary

 At 21 seconds into his rubber match with BJ Penn, welterweight legend Matt Hughes sat on the mat and asked the referee "what happened?" UFC 123 will forever be remembered for BJ Penn's lightning-quick destruction of his greatest rival.The "Prodigy" floored Hughes with a right hand before swarming over him and landing four precise punches....
November 23rd 2010

CSAC exec picks holes in proposed Sonnen defence

Chael Sonnen will not be able to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy as an excuse for failing his UFC 117 drug tests, according to a  California State Athletic Commission executive.Despite recent - and correct - reports that CSAC allows athletes to undergo TRT, the exception is made with two caveats: one, the fighter must give adequate prior notification to...
November 23rd 2010

Petruzelli departs UFC roster

Seth Petruzelli has been released by the UFC following his loss to Karlos Vemola at UFC 122 last weekend.The loss put him 0-2 in his last two, which often marks the end of a fighter’s tenure with the UFC.It also put him 0-4 in his four total UFC appearances, accounting for two-thirds of his total six career losses and making it difficult to justify his...
November 23rd 2010

GSP: The Specialist

George’s St Pierre has the roles set for his UFC 124 showdown with long-time rival Josh Koscheck. He has Koscheck as the bad guy, and himself as “the specialist”.“He is the perfect villain. You cannot ask for a better match-up that this,” he says of the fight, which takes place in his home city of Montreal.“I am a specialist with...
November 23rd 2010

Fitch: "Refusal to fight Koscheck is business, not friendship"

Jon Fitch clarified something when he spoke to USA Today recently: his refusal to fight Koscheck is about business, not friendship.It has long being taken that their adament refusal to fight each other in the 170lb UFC division was because of a personal bond or friendship. UFC president Dana White has been very critical of this aspect in the past.“It's not a...
November 23rd 2010

Jose Aldo out of UFC 125, suffers vertebrae injury (updated)

No sooner was he lined up for the first UFC featherweight title defence than he has been pulled out of it.Jose Aldo was today forced to withdraw from what would have been the UFC’s inaugural featherweight title match after suffering an injury in training.According to Josh Gross of Sports Illustrated, the injury is “a compacted vertebrae causing tingling...
November 23rd 2010

UFC Fighter Vitor Belfort to hold autograph signing at the Palms

In honor of the 2010 World MMA Awards, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort will make a special appearance at the Palms Casino Resort to sign his cover of Fighters Only magazine for lucky fans. The signing takes place THIS Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010Signing to take place from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Those in attendance will receive a free copy of the magazine, autographed...
November 23rd 2010

Fitch confirms verbal agreement to Penn fight in February

Jon Fitch has confirmed that he has verbally agreed to meet BJ Penn in Australia. The fight will take place in February.Speaking to USA Today, Fitch said he was “very surprised” when he got a phone call “right before” the UFC 123 post-fight press conference asking if he would face Penn, so that it could be announced at the press conference...
November 23rd 2010

Mike Swick blasts "bully" Shamrock

UFC welterweight Mike Swick took some pops at Frank Shamrock yesterday, questioning the former champion’s suitability to front an anti-bullying campaign. “ARE YOU KIDDING FRANK SHAMROCK!?!? I have seen it all now! I usually keep my mouth shut and stay far away from any controversy or disputes with other fighters but this is too much!” Swick fumed on...

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