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June 13th 2010

UFC 115: Gate, attendance and bonuses

UFC 115 event drew 17,000 fans to GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada last night, according to UFC president Dana White. He gave the figure at the post-event press conference and said that the preliminary live gate was $4.2 million.Tickets for the show sold out in a reported 30 minutes after going on public sale, with most tickets being bought in advance...
June 13th 2010

Jake Shields and Dana talk at UFC 115

Jake Shields attended last night’s UFC 115 event in Vancouver, Canada and spent some time talking with UFC president Dana White. It seems there was at least one Strikeforce fan in the crowd though - White and Shields had a beer throw at them as they stood talking together."When MacDonald lost, some dude threw a beer at me. That's never happened in 10...
June 13th 2010

UFC 115 highlights: Liddell done, CroCop wins

Three head kicks, a few body kicks, a right cross-elbow and a successful takedown - Chuck Liddell utilised more MMA techniques in the first four minutes of this fight than he had in his preceding four fights (some might say the last four years!)And the variety paid off initially as Franklin was faced with someone who was not just plodding around looking for that one...
June 13th 2010

Franklin won with broken arm

Rich Franklin’s win over Chuck Liddell in the headline bout of UFC 115 was not only achieved in impressive fashion (a first round stoppage), it was also earned with real grit and heart - Franklin suffered a broken forearm early in the fight.Franklin arrived in the post-fight press conference wearing a sling on his arm and revealed that he had suffered the...
June 13th 2010

Croatian media believe CroCop to retire from fighting

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic may be about to call time on his fighting career but apparently still has designs on staying with the UFC in some kind of capacity, according to comments he made to Croatian media after his win over Pat  Barry last night.According to Nova TV in his homeland, Filipovic was saying before the fight that win or lose he expected...
June 13th 2010

Liddell is done, says Dana

Dana White told Fighters Only prior to this weekend’s fights that Chuck Liddell would be “done” if he lost to Rich Franklin by stoppage. At the post-UFC 115 press conference he stuck to his guns, saying Liddell would probably not disagree that it is the end of the road for him."I'll be the first one to say he does not have the chin he used to...
June 13th 2010

UFC 115 highlights

Three head kicks, a few body kicks, a right cross-elbow and a successful takedown - Chuck Liddell utilised more MMA techniques in the first four minutes of this fight than he had in his preceding four fights (some might say the last four years!)And the variety paid off initially as Franklin was faced with someone who was not just plodding around looking for that one...
June 12th 2010

All UFC 114 fighters test clean

None of the 13 fighters tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at UFC 114 tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, recreational drugs or banned painkillers. Fighters Only learned of the test results in an email from Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.The fighters tested were: Quinton JacksonRashad EvansMichael BispingMike...
June 12th 2010

UFC 115 weigh-in results

All but three fighters made weight at the first attempt during the official weigh-ins for UFC 115 at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Headliners Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell both weighed 205 pounds for their light-heavyweight clash while co-main event fighters Pat Barry and Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic were 248 pounds and 235 pounds...
June 12th 2010

Exclusive: Rampage Jackson responds to The Game, offers battle

The Game has had no shortage of feuds with fellow hip-hop stars, most notably a long-running battle with 50 Cent, but feuding is par for the course in the rap game and is as much about selling records as it is about actual personal disagreements.But he may find himself having to back his latest outburst up with more than a quick freestyle diss should he bump into...