News

September 7th 2010

TapouT sold to Authentic Brands Group

Rumours that MMA clothing giant TapouT was to be sold have proved true. Along with Silver Star and Hitman Fight Gear, the label has been bought out by Authentic Brands Group, which describes itself as a company dedicated to “acquiring a global portfolio of world-renowned brands and to enhance brand equity through partnering with best-in-class brand...
September 6th 2010

Q & A with Joe Lauzon

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon scored a first-round win over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of his home city of Boston. He submitted the BJJ black belt with an armbar at 2:01 of the very first round.FO: So you’re coming off a great win, an absolute demolition job, over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of your hometown crowd. Tell us how you’re feeling!...
September 6th 2010

The dominance of the wrestler

The aftermath of UFC 118 saw a hefty amount of criticism from some corners over the domination of the wrestler in the octagon. Terms like “The Ultimate Wrestling Championship”, “Ultimate Points Scoring” and “lay and patty” were just some of the derogatory phrases circulating on forums alluding to the now apparent perfunctory...
September 6th 2010

Triangles: The Polygon In The Octagon

After twenty three minutes of dominating Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen had the UFC middleweight title tantalisingly within reach. Two more minutes of the same strong wrestling and strikes from the guard and all the trash talk would become prophecy. As we all know this dream came crashing down, at least for the moment, as his chance was quite literally squeezed out of...
September 6th 2010

Ryan Bader talks Nogueira, boxing and more

Light-Heavyweight prospect Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader spoke to Fighters Only writer David Bateman ahead of his fight with Antonio Rogerio Noguiera at UFC 119: Mir v Cro Cop on the 25th of September.   Bader discussed fighting ‘Little Nog’ in detail, as well as his training and position in the stacked UFC Light-Heavyweight...
September 6th 2010

Mike Pyle: "I will beat the s**t out of Hathaway"

Lots of people were very impressed with relative unknown John Hathaway’s win over Diego Sanchez at UFC 114. Mike Pyle was not among them. "I will beat the shit out of John Hathaway,” Pyle said in an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio. “"Let's face it; the fight that he had with Diego wasn't an awesome, back-and-forth fight. Diego's a small,...
September 6th 2010

Dos Santos coach: "Its his time now"

It is time for Junior Dos Santos to get his shot at the UFC heavyweight title, says his coach Luis Carlos Dorea. Unbeaten in his six fights for the UFC, Dos Santos will be the facing the winner of the forthcoming fight between champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Cain Velasquez, also undefeated at this point."They are both great athletes, the fight will be tough...
September 6th 2010

Mir says size not skill was deciding factor in their second fight

Frank Mir has explained why he decided to bulk up and add some size following his loss to Brock Lesnar in their second fight.Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, beat Lesnar in their first meeting but was soundly thrashed in their second. The loss prompted him to look again at his training and all-round philosophy.“We all have our opinions and pre-conceived...
September 6th 2010

Liddell pondering retirment - or one more run at the title

Chuck Liddell is still undecided about his future and is torn between making another run at the light-heavyweight title, or calling it a day on his long and distinguished career. Liddell has lost five of his last six fights and while UFC president Dana White has publicly called for him to retire, he is powerless to actually force retirement on the former...
September 6th 2010

Maia speaks out on Anderson's rib iinjury

Demian Maia has chimed in on the debate about how much Anderson Silva’s rib injury affected his performance against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117. Silva apparently went into the fight with a damaged rib and members of his camp say it helped Sonnen dominate him for four rounds before being submitted.“Anderson being 100 percent, it’s a very relative thing....