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August 10th 2010

Demian Maia talks UFC 118, Anderson vs Sonnen and more

Demian Maia was due to headline UFC Fight Night 22 against Alan belcher, but that fight was called off when Belcher suffered a detached retina and was forced to withdraw. Maia was given a new opponent, but his fight was moved to UFC 118, which cuts nearly three weeks off his training camp. Fighters Only writer David Bateman caught up with Maia today to get his...
August 10th 2010

Diego Sanchez rejoins Greg Jackson's team

Diego Sanchez has returned to his roots and has rejoined his old team-mates at Greg Jackson’s school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “It's official I'm 100% back at Team Jackson’s about to gear up and spar.. My heart is very warm at the moment ;)” Sanchez posted on his Twitter account today.The news comes as a surprise given that Sanchez left the...
August 10th 2010

Thiago Alves going on a serious diet

Thiago Alves is bringing in MMA fighter and well-known dietician Mike Dolce to work with him and make sure he never misses weight again, it has been reported. Dolce, who appeared on TUF 7, was the man responsible for getting Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson into fighting shape for UFC 114, following a long layoff. Alves missed weight for his fight with Jon Fitch...
August 10th 2010

King Mo, Bobby Lashely conference call highlights

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker chaired a conference call this week with Bobby Lashley and Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal among others discussing their fights at the forthcoming ‘Strikeforce: Houston’ on August 21st. The event, which will air live on Showtime at 10pm ET/PT, will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be headlined by...
August 9th 2010

Silva, Soares talk about damaged rib

Shortly after his last-minute win over Chael Sonnen on Saturday night, Anderson Silva  talked about having damaged ribs heading into the fight, something his manager Ed Soares has also since talked about. Silva revealed after the fight that his rib was damaged during a training session with Japanese heavyweiught Judo specialist Satoshi Ishii. "This is not...
August 9th 2010

Bisping responds to "two-faced" Cote

Michael Bisping has responded to “two-faced” comments made by Canadian middleweight and former UFC title challenger Patrick Cote.Fighters Only spoke with Cote at the weekend and ‘The Predator’ revealed that he has been looking for a fight with Bisping for some time, saying “I'm not a big fan of him and I’ve asked for this fight...
August 9th 2010

Report: UFC 123 headed to Chicago

UFC 123 is being lined up for Chicago’s United Center on November 20th, according to a report from the US today. The report, courtesy of MMA Recap, says a deal is about to be finalized but is still pending “mainly due to rules and regulations by the state with regards to how far in advance a promotion can declare an event.”A fight between Lyoto...
August 9th 2010

Anderson out until early next year, says coach

Anderson Silva’s jiu jitsu coach says his fighter came back to his corner after the first round complaining of a “broken rib”. Ramon Lemos also told Tatame that he does not expect Anderson to return to fighting until around March 2011. “After the first round he said he broke his ribs. He said told me he could not breath because of the rib. I...
August 9th 2010

Matt Hughes sitting out until 2011

Matt Hughes is going to be sitting on the sidelines until early 2011 as he takes some time away from fighting to rest and go hunting. “I’ll be real honest, I’m gonna take this fall off and do some hunting and then early next year I’ll talk with the UFC and we’ll see where we’re at,” he said when asked what his next move would...
August 9th 2010

Lauzon-Ruediger and Lentz-Winner air on Spike TV

Spike TV is to showcase two live undercard bouts from UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II on Saturday, August 28th it was announced today. The broadcasts will take place at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.  The two undercard bouts include local boy Joe Lauzon, who hails from just outside Boston where UFC 118 is taking place. He takes on his former TUF 5 housemate Gabe Ruediger,...