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September 9th 2010

More bad news for Shine Fights, fighter plans to sue

More bad news for troubled upstart MMA promotion Shine Fights. Currently trying to shift tickets for its show on an Oklahoma Native American reservation this weekend, where it was forced to move after the state of Virginia refused to sanction it, Shine is also about to get sued by one of the fighters from its first show.That show, “World’s Collide”...
September 9th 2010

Donald Cerrone: "Varner has no heart, he will look for way out"

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone finally gets his rematch with Jamie Varner at WEC 51 on September 30th. Their first fight at WEC 38 ended in controversy and Cerrone has been seething ever since. Fighters Only reporter Conner Cordova learned that Cerrone feels there is a big score to settle.FO: So you’re finally getting the fight that everyone has been...
September 8th 2010

Gabe Ruediger vs Paul kelly at UFC 123

UFC returnee Gabe Ruediger has his next fight lined up already, and it is another tough one. After being blitzed by Joe Lauzon at UFC 118, he is now set to face Paul Kelly at UFC 123 in November.Ruediger will get a full camp for the fight, which was reported by MMA Weekly, in contrast to his fight against Lauzon, which was taken on a few weeks notice.Kelly is also...
September 8th 2010

Lauzon vs Sotiropoulos set for UFC 123

Fresh of his two-minute win over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 last week, Boston man Joe Lauzon is heading into a battle with another Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt - Australian grappling ace George Sotiropoulos Eddie Bravo, head of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu school and a long-time coach to Sotiropoulos, hinted at the match earlier today and sources close to the fight have...
September 8th 2010

Todd Duffee unexpectedly dropped by UFC

Despite a record-setting KO win in his debut for the UFC, heavyweight Todd Duffee has been released by the organisation in a sudden and unexpected move.Duffee’s departure from the roster was initially reported by MMA Junkie and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to him.After demolishing Tim Hague in seven seconds to set a new UFC record...
September 8th 2010

Duffee's manager: "Dana wouldn't listen, Todd is an asset"

Todd Duffee’s sudden removal from the UFC roster late Tuesday has prompted much speculation regarding its cause. There has been no word from Duffee or the UFC on the subject, but his manager has shed a little light on the subject."Well, I'm not sure exactly what the problem or problems were.I tryed [sic] hard to avoid, but Dana wasn't listening. It...
September 8th 2010

Grove vs Maia at TUF 12 Finale

Kendall Grove has a tough test in store for his next fight, as he faces recent middleweight title challenger Demian Maia at the TUF 12 Finale on December 4th.Grove announced the match via his Twitter account, “December 4th live on Spike TUF 12 final Grove vs Maia,” he wrote. And he added, “I know he's one of da best that's [wh]y I took the fight I'm...
September 7th 2010

All Shine Fights participants face 90-day suspensions

All fighters who compete at Shine Fights this Friday will be hit with 60-day or 90-day suspensions immediately afterwards, for taking part in an unsanctioned event. The suspension is not punitive, it is a safety measure aimed at protecting fighters who have competed in events outside the jurisdiction of an athletic commission.Shine Fights was die to take place in...
September 7th 2010

Dan Hardy: "Lots of UFC 'fighters' are nothing of the sort"

If you are a UFC fighter, you should be putting it all on the line in every fight.That’s the message that recent welterweight title challenger Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy sent out today in a column for his home city news portal, This is Nottingham, as he pondered whether British fighters like Andre Winner, Nick Osipczak and himself need to be doing more...