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June 2nd 2010

Pat Barry on CroCop "One of us is getting carried out"

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry says his UFC 115 fight with Mirko “CroCop” Filipovic is “the craziest thing that has ever happened in my career”. Barry idolised Filipovic when he was younger and the Croatian was one of his role models in the sport as he moved into professional kickboxing and from that in MMA.“Every once in a while you get a...
June 2nd 2010

Shogun looking at fights with Couture, Anderson and Forrest

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is at the top of the light-heavyweight world now, having won the UFC belt from Lyoto Machida, but he sees many challenges still to come. Among them, a possible fight with former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture.Interestingly, the new light-heavyweight champion is also open to a fight with Anderson Silva. The...
June 2nd 2010

Nate Diaz expected to cough up for Strikeforce brawl

Nate Diaz is likely to be hit with a $7,500 fine for his part in the post-fight brawl at April’s ‘Strikeforce Nashville’ event - despite being a UFC fighter and not actually present in an official capacity on the night the brawl happened.The Tennessee Athletic Commission are going to impose the fine any day now, according to an MMA Junkie report,...
June 1st 2010

Evans on Rampage: "I wanted to make him respect me"

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is famed for his power punching, so it was important for Rashad Evans to show him that he also had power in his hands. Evans clipped Jackson with a straight right very early in the first round and he says that seeing it stagger Jackson was a key moment for him in Saturday night’s fight.“It was very important [for my...
June 1st 2010

Escudero: "I hope Lauzons settle their dispute"

Efrain Escudero might have beaten Dan Lauzon to take a unanimous decision win over him at UFC 114 and put him on a two-fight losing streak but he says he still hopes the best for him and would like to see the Lauzon brothers repair their relationship.Dan and his brother Joe Lauzon fell out when Joe refused to travel to Las Vegas and corner him for the fight, saying...
June 1st 2010

Lee Murray sentenced to ten years

Lee Murray is starting a ten year jail sentence in Morocco today after being found guilty of a £53 million ($106 million) armed robbery in England four years ago. Murray is well known to MMA fans, having fought for Cage Rage and the UFC, where he made his ring entrance dressed as Hannibal Lecter from the film Silence of the Lambs.Murray, 30, fled the UK in the...
June 1st 2010

Dana puzzled by UFC 114 boos

UFC president Dana White was happy with the event his promotion staged on Saturday night, but he confesses to being a little confused about the timing of crowd boos. UFC events normally feature some booing, normally when a fight goes to the floor and thus passes outside the remit of the casual spectator, but the UFC 114 crowd were booing almost at random.“I...
June 1st 2010

Dellagrotte: "UFC in Boston is a dream come true"

Sityodtong head coach Marc Dellagrotte is overjoyed that the UFC is finally coming to his home city of Boston, following a recent decision by Massachusetts state to begin regulating and overseeing mixed martial arts events.UFC 118 will take place at the Boston Garden Arena, which has played home to the Boston Celtics in the past, and will be supported by a two-day...
May 31st 2010

Overeem trolls the MMA world

Internet forums are famous for being full of trolls - but now even the top fighters are at it. Alistair Overeem generated massive excitement this morning with a tweet saying Badr Hari had agreed to fight him under MMA rules at DREAM 15.“I got some mews for ya'll… MMA fight with Badr Hari confirmed juli 10 @ dream 15,” he wrote several hours ago....
May 31st 2010

Dana on Germany: "We don't back down"

UFC president Dana White has declared an intention to conquer Germany no matter what the odds. The company staged an event there in June last year and had been making inroads into the country but suffered a setback recently when a decision by a German state watchdog had UFC programming pulled from the airwaves.White says the UFC is not deterred by this and will be...