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October 20th 2010

Wolfslair coach: "Kongo is not a dirty fighter"

Wolfslair Muay Thai coach Dave Jackson has given some insight into injury issues Cheick Kongo had going into his UFC 120 fight with Travis Browne, which ended in a draw. Jackson says the issues, including a long term back problem, severely hampered the giant Frenchman and also caused him to use some risky tactics.“Taking nothing away from Travis Browne, he put...
October 19th 2010

GSP: "I am a nerd"

You’re the world’s best welterweight, with probably more valuable endorsements than any other MMA fighter, so meeting girls is going to be easy right?Not according to Georges St.Pierre. The French-Canadian sends girls all round the world weak at the knees; (this writer’s girlfriend included, judging by the amount of times she says “I was not...
October 19th 2010

UFC 121 Countdown (part 1 of 3): Ortiz vs Hamill

Tito Ortiz vs. Matt HamillBy Simon Platt The most dominant light-heavyweight champion in UFC history, with five consecutive defences at the turn of the century, Tito Ortiz (15-7-1) has been more notable of late by his absence away from the Octagon than his presence inside it.Plagued by injuries throughout much of his career – notably a long-term back problem...
October 19th 2010

Cote looks forward to new beginning at UFC 121

Some fighters would see dropping from the main card to the undercard as a knock back; Patrick Cote sees it as a chance for a new beginning. Riding a two-fight losing streak, with an 18-month absence not long behind him, Cote is on the preliminary card for his fight with Tom Lawlor at UFC 121 this weekend."It's a new beginning for me. I'm going back to the prelim...
October 19th 2010

Ronys Torres fights to save his mother's eyesight

Ronys Torres is preparing for the fight of his life.The former UFC athlete, team mate of Jose Aldo among others, recently spoke with Eduardo Cruz – Fighters Only Brazil staff – about the emotion of going back to Manacapuru to take part of “Amazon Show Combat” after three years absence from his home city, in northern Brazil. (click here to read...
October 19th 2010

UFC confirms several bouts for January 1st event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed a number of fights for its New Year card on January 1st. The main event sees Frankie Edgar, coming off back-to-back wins over BJ Penn, defends his title in a rematch against undefeated No. 1 contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard, who holds a decision win over him from UFC Fight Night 13.“I’m very...
October 19th 2010

WEC confirms seven more fights for November 11th event

World Extreme Cagefighting general manager Reed Harris has confirmed seven additional fights set to take place at The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas on November 11th.In addition to Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki, Erik Koch vs. Josh Grispi, Wagnney Fabiano vs. Joseph Benavidez and Javier Vazquez vs. Chad Mendes, Harris announced the following matchups:Damacio Page...
October 18th 2010

Hardy: "It was a good shot; he taught me a lesson"

Dan Hardy says the loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 120 will prove to be an asset in the long run, because it has taught him a valuable lesson - keep the guard up with the non-punching hand. Its a fundamental piece of boxing advice but even the top professionals forget it when the fists are flying.“That’s not the way it was planned. I came in good shape, I...
October 18th 2010

UFC 120 bonus award winners

Carlos Condit, Paul Sass, Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama were the fight night award winners at UFC 120, taking home cheques for $60,000 each.Condit won Knockout of the Night for his stoppage of Dan Hardy in the evenings co-main event. It was the first time the Brit has been stopped in his career and the win advanced Condit in the welterweight division, with...