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December 7th 2010

Aftermath: Weighing in on Strikeforce and TUF 12 Finale

It was a big weekend for premier league mixed martial arts, with the UFC and Strikeforce both staging events on Saturday night. The UFC crowned a new ‘Ultimate Fighter’ in an event that also saw some controversial judging, while the Strikeforce had three huge knockouts to end the year in style.Here’s what some of our MMA media friends and...
December 6th 2010

James Toney launches 'Uncle Tom' attack on Rampage

James Toney maintained his reputation for class when he responded to Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson’s recent comments with some derisive, inflammatory and outright offensive comments of his own.Last week Jackson appeared on Inside MMA (HD Net) and mentioned that he would like to fight Toney under MMA rules, saying he would not approach the fight the way...
December 6th 2010

Nam Phan gets win bonus after losing controversial split-decision

If you thought that Nam Phan was robbed by the judges in his TUF 12 Finale fight with Leonard Garcia on Saturday night, you were not alone.And UFC president Dana White apparently agrees so too. A source close to him says that he arranged for Phan to be paid his purse plus contractual win bonus despite being on the wrong end of a split decision.Paying him the...
December 6th 2010

UFC 124 countdown part one: Alves vs Howard

UFC 124 Countdown – part  1 - Alves vs Howard  By Simon Platt A long-time fan favourite, Thiago Alves (17-7)has forged a fearsome reputation inside the Octagon thanks to a destructive Muay Thai base that has seen the American Top Team member rack up a highlight reel of stoppage victories - Tony De Souza, Karo Parisyan, and...
December 6th 2010

Florian out, Guillard in for Evan Dunham fight

Kenny Florian has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 23 fight with  after picking up an injury. His place will be taken by Melvin Guillard.Florian suffered an undisclosed injury while training for the fight with Evan Dunham, according to a report from MMA Junkie.The lightweight contender’s withdrawal from the bout has been confirmed by his management...
December 6th 2010

Wanderlei comments on UFC Brazil 2, winning Gym of the Year

Wanderlei Silva became famous all over the world for being an aggressive fighter who does whatever it takes to attain the victory. In the beginning of the Vale Tudo era, he fought without gloves, faced taller and heavier opponents and made all the necessary steps to achieve the legendary status in the sport.After a victorious run in Japan the veteran moved to U.S....
December 6th 2010

Diaz vs Mayhem off, Diaz camp blames Mayhem

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Nick Diaz cannot agree on a mutually acceptable weight to fight at and the meeting is off for now, according to Diaz’s camp.A statement on the GracieFighter website, operated by the Cesar Gracie camp, says that Miller “has opted to not take a fight with Nick Diaz in January at a catchweight of...
December 6th 2010

Henderson stops Babalu, likely to get title shot

Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo christened Dan Henderson’s right hand as ‘The H-Bomb’ last night. Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral knows why.Babalu failed to land anything of note - excepting perhaps a left head kick - on Henderson as they stood and circled in the opening period of their fight. Henderson stalked and pressed forward, right...
December 5th 2010

TUF 12 Finale: Quick results

Here’s the quick results from The Ultimate Fighter season 12 Finale which took place at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.Main CardJonathan Brookins defeats Michael Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)Stephan Bonnar defeats Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)Demian Maia defeats Kendall Grove via...
December 5th 2010

Bonnar comes through referee mishaps to take win

The officials overseeing the fight between Stephan Bonnar and Igor Pokrajac had a less than stellar performance.Referee Steve Mazzagatti was the first to hit a bum note, warning Pokrajac for illegal knees to the head in the second round. Pokrajac was trapped under side control and was throwing knees upwards into the side of Bonnar’s head with some force.The...

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