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October 29th 2010

Gonzaga dropped - but decision not popular with fans

Gabriel Gonzaga has been dropped by the UFC in a move that, while expected, has not been popular with many fans.Gonzaga revealed via his Twitter that he had been released following his decision loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 121. The loss put him 0-2 in his last pair of outings.Shortly after the news was released it was being discussed on all the major message boards...
October 29th 2010

Soszynzki reveals reason for Team Quest departure

Krzysztof Soszynski has revealed why he left Team Quest to join Team Reign, which features Mark Munoz among others.“I left Team Quest about four months ago, they were in a transition phase. A lot of the bigger guys left Team Quest and now its mostly 155ers and 170-pound guys. I just needed bigger guys to train with,” he said in an interview with Cage...
October 28th 2010

Belcher expects to be back in training January

Alan Belcher’s second eye operation to correct a detached retina appears to have gone well and he thinks he could be back doing contact training as early as January.  That is a sharp turnaround from the situation just a couple of months ago when he was told his initial operation had not been enough to correct the injury and he would have to undergo it...
October 28th 2010

Aldo to defend UFC Featherweight title on January 1st

Jose Aldo is to defend the new UFC featherweight belt at UFC 125 on January 1st.His place on the card was confirmed by the UFC today, but the promotion is “still working on” his opponent. In a media conference call today, UFC president Dana White announced the UFC is adding two new championship divisions at bantamweight (135lbs or 9stone 9lbs) and...
October 28th 2010

WEC/UFC merger: Brittney goes too

If our Twitter feed is anything to go by, its a pressing issue for many of you - what happens to Brittney Palmer now that the WEC is being folded into the UFC.Well worry no more. We forwarded the many, many (many) Twitter enquiries of this regard to UFC president Dana White and he replied, “She goes to the UFC too.”She isn’t as well known as...
October 28th 2010

UFC cuts Patrick Cote

Patrick Cote has been released from his UFC contract following his loss to Tom Lawlor at UFC 121. He announced via his Twitter feed yesterday. “I had a little hope but finally got the release word from the UFC. Its been an awesome experience ! I’ll be back!” he wrote.And he told Canadian newspaper the Calgary Sun, “Its tough to take but I was...
October 28th 2010

Fedor's manager denies UFC negotiations, again

Fedor Emelianenko’s manager Vadim Finkelstein has again denied reports that talks are still ongoing with the UFC about bringing the Russian into the US promotion’s heavyweight division.“It’s stupidity. We are not conducting such negotiations. Right now we are in active negotiations with Showtime on a contract extension, and perhaps we will...
October 28th 2010

WEC merging with UFC, Aldo to be UFC featherweight champion

The WEC will be merged with the UFC in 2011, making the UFC seven weight divisions deep and marking the end of World Extreme Cagefighting as an independent entity. The merger was announced by UFC president Dana White in a conference call today.In addition, the UFC will be staging four live events a year for the Versus network, double the amount it has aired on the...
October 27th 2010

Shields wants Melendez and Diaz to jump ship to UFC

Jake Shields is still hoping for his Cesar Gracie team mates Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez to jump ship to the UFC from Strikeforce, their current promotion. Shields recently made the same move, and won his debut UFC fight against Martin Kampmann on Saturday night. He was the Strikeforce middleweight champion until he made the move; at the time he said he felt he...

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