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August 17th 2010

Carwin "told not to comment on steroid allegations"

Shane Carwin says he has been told not to issue a statement on the steroid allegations that engulfed him at the weekend. Carwin’s name was brought up in a court case against a medical professional accused of the manufacture and supply of steroids; the court was told that his name appeared on paperwork ordering various prohibited drugs.Several days on and no...
August 17th 2010

UFC confirms CroCop vs Mir, CroCop issues short statement

The UFC has confirmed that Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has stepped in to replace Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Frank Mir at UFC 119 on September 25th.Fighters Only broke the news of Nogueira’s withdrawal - and his replacement by Filipovic - at the weekend, and bout agreements have now being signed. Filipovic spoke to Croatian media today, telling...
August 17th 2010

Nogueira to have surgery on both hips and one knee

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has confirmed his withdrawal from a UFC 119 fight with Frank Mir - first reported by Fighters Only yesterday - was prompted by an injury which will require surgery and leave him sidelined for around four months.Nogueira, the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion and UFC interim heavyweight champion, requires surgery on both hips - and is also...
August 16th 2010

UFC 117 salary details released

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the salaries paid to fighters at UFC 117, which took place last weekend.Headliner Anderson Silva, who successfully defended his middleweight title, and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes, who choked Ricardo Almeida out, were the show’s joint top earners, both taking home $200,000 for their...
August 16th 2010

UFC 121 main card confirmed, Lesnar vs Velasquez headlines

The has confirmed a heavyweight title fight between champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Cain Velasquez for the main event of  UFC 121, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on October 23rd. Also confirmed for the UFC 121 card is Jake Shields, who makes his long-awaited UFC debut against perennial contender Martin “The Hitman”...
August 16th 2010

Marcus Davis on Toney, Diaz, Hardy, his book

By David W Bateman The Irish Hand Grenade’ Marcus Davis knows exactly what kind of effort and talent is required to make the transition from professional boxing to competing in the UFC against the best Mixed Martial Artists in the world.  Having participated in The Ultimate Fighter season two, and currently holding a 9-3 record in the UFC, Marcus is as...
August 16th 2010

The Expendables takes $35m on opening weekend

Big-budget Hollywood flick ‘The Expendables’ - starring MMA’s own Randy Couture - had a successful opening weekend at the box office, taking $35 million in its first two days of airing across the US.Of course Couture may have taken a back-seat role in driving traffic to the movie, given that the cast is headed by Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li and Jason...
August 16th 2010

Beltran on Mitrione fight: "Fans are in for a treat"

UFC heavyweight Joey Beltran says “the fans are in for a treat” when he and Matt Mitrione meet on September 25th. The two are set to clash in a UFC 119 undercard bout that will air on Spike TV.“I feel very excited about the match-up. I really think that Matt Mitrione improves with every fight and I am expecting a different guy from the one I saw...
August 16th 2010

BJ Penn: "I am going to knock him out or submit him"

BJ Penn has stern words for Frankie Edgar in a promotional interview for their forthcoming match at UFC 118. The former lightweight champion, who lost his belt to Edgar at UFC 112 earlier this year, says he is looking for the finish in their rematch.“I'm going to knock him out or submit him or slam him on his head and have him get knocked out from that. I'm all...