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January 17th 2011

Schaub on CroCop: "There will be no hugging, no high-fives"

Brendan Schaub says Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is one of his long-time heroes - but promises there will be no high-fiving and hugging during their fight at UFC 128.The Team Grudge heavyweight, who trains alongside title challenger Shane Carwin, told Fighters Only roving reporter Conner Cordova that it will be strictly business when he and the Croatian...
January 17th 2011

Nogueira talks Dos Santos, TUF 13, Lesnar, Strikeforce GP

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is in Brazil recovering from the hip surgery that has put him on hiatus from the Octagon. The heavyweight veteran will be ready to train as normal later in March, according to himself, when he starts to prepare for an August return that will likely take place at ‘UFC Rio’.Nogueira spoke with PVT about the importance of The...
January 17th 2011

Strikeforce GP may go on tour; Canada and Japan possible

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker says the promotion may take its show on the road as part of the upcoming heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.He told MMA Junkie Radio that both Ontario, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan are in the running to host one of the GP events at some point this year."This is a world grand-prix tournament, which means we might not just be in the United...
January 17th 2011

Vitor Belfort talks Andersoin, training and 'being Vitor'

UFC 126 matches middleweight champion Anderson Silva against Vitor Belfort on February 5th 2011.Belfort granted an video interview to UFC Brazil in which he spoke about the fight versus Anderson, moving to Las Vegas, the importance of the fighter as a professional and fighting at ‘UFC Rio’. Check what he said below:On whether it makes any difference to...
January 17th 2011

Luiz Cane knows he is out of UFC if he loses to Vemola

Luiz ‘Banha’ Cane is promising the performance of his career at UFC 128 against Karlos Vemola - because if he loses the fight, he loses his UFC contract. Cane is coming off back to back defeats and knows that a third consecutive loss would undoubtedly be the end of his current UFC tenure. “The fact that I am coming from two defeats motivates me even...
January 17th 2011

Bellator FC loses latest round of court case with UFC

The second round of the legal battle between Bellator FC and the UFC has taken place, and it was a 10-9 in the UFC’s favour. Bellator, and the talent agency MMA Agents, are accused by the UFC of conspiring to misuse the company’s intellectual property by copying fighter contracts and other paperwork.Last year, Bellator were able to get the case moved from...
January 16th 2011

Falcao out, Natal in against Sakara

Maiquel Falcao is out of his middleweight fight with Alessio Sakara at UFC Live on Versus 3.He has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and his place has been taken by Rafael Natal in a switch first reported by MMA Weekly. Natal has yet to win a fight in the UFC (he has one win and one draw to his name) and the match is a crucial one for him. Sakara is on a...
January 16th 2011

Dennis Hallman signs new deal with UFC

Dennis Hallman has signed a new deal with the UFC.The MMA veteran and two-time Matt Hughes nemesis has a new four-fight contract in place, according to MMA Junkie.Hallman is booked for a fight with TJ Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24 and the fight will be the first under the new contract.He is currently riding a two-fight winning run in the UFC and is 3-4 in the...
January 16th 2011

Carwin may train in Russia with Fedor

Shane Carwin might take a trip to Russia for training - and possibly meet up with Fedor Emelianenko while he is there.The UFC heavyweight title challenger’s name came up in an interview last week when Fedor mentioned his desire to train with him for his upcoming fight (although he also observed that he probably wouldn’t as he likes to stay in Russia for...
January 14th 2011

Antonio McKee returns to MFC for fight with Drew Fickett

Antonio McKee has not wasted any time getting back into action.Having departed the UFC following a one-and-done loss to Jacob Volkmann at UFC 125, McKee has returned to the MFC promotion in Canada where he will defend the show’s lightweight title against Drew Fickett.Fickett, likewise a veteran of the UFC, will be making his debut for MFC as announced earlier...

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