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December 2nd 2010

Barnett CSAC hearing turns into debacle, hearing postponed

Josh Barnett thought he was turning up to today’s meeting of the Californian State Athletic Commission to re-apply for a license to fight in the state.He was denied a license last year after steroids were found in samples he provided CSAC with during the license application process. But as he was not licensed under CSAC at the time, they could not issue him...
December 2nd 2010

Awards: Gym of the Year 2010

Wanderlei Silva has not had a great 2010, but he has at least got some good news at the end of the year.His Las Vegas facility ‘The Wand Training Center’ was voted Gym of the Year in the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010.While other gyms have had more in-cage success in 2010, such as fellow nominees the American Kickboxing Academy, Wanderlei’s...
December 2nd 2010

Lifetime Achievement Award: Randy Couture

Randy Couture was unveiled as the winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at tonight’s World MMA Awards 2010, which were staged at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.Couture served as the host of the awards and had no idea that he was to receive one himself. The honor was known only to a few Fighters Only staff and key...
December 1st 2010

Quick Q&A with Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Bonnar faces Croatian light-heavyweight Igor Pokrajac at the TUF 12 Finale this weekend. He spoke to Fighters Only about his training arrangements, his delight at facing a right-handed opponent and his coach’s unique take on gym egos.On Pokrajac:He’s been around for a while. Tough rugged guy, doesn’t mind getting hit, likes to come forward,...
December 1st 2010

World MMA Awards 2010 streaming live tonight

The 2010 World MMA Awards take place in Las Vegas tonight - and you can watch them live online for free.Versus.com will be streaming the event live from The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort. The broadcast commences at the following times, depending on your time zone:10:30 p.m. ET7:30 p.m. PT 3:30 a.m. UK/GMT The awards ceremony, which is a black-tie affair, will be...
December 1st 2010

UFC holds key meetings for return to Brazil

Signs of the UFC’s return to Brazil are becoming increasingly tangible.Brazilian newspaper O Globo reports that the UFC had two meetings with key people in October. One was the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, and the other was with a representative of Eike Batista.Batista is reportedly the richest businessman in Brazil and Forbes Magazine estimates his...
November 30th 2010

Confirmed: Taylor vs Ruediger at UFC 126

After pulling out of a planned bout with Paul Kelly due to injury, Gabe Ruediger has another opponent lined up. Its another Brit, another Paul and another Team Kaobon fighter: Paul Taylor.The bout was first reported by MMA Weekly and Fighters Only has since obtained confirmation of the match from sources close to the fight. Contracts for the bout are being signed and...
November 30th 2010

Exclusive: Marquardt responds to Dana, calls out Wanderlei

Nate Marquardt has issued an exclusive statement to Fighters Only in order to address some issues surround him at present, including the criticism levelled at his last performance and his hopes for a ‘stand and bang’ fight with Wanderlei Silva (“I will knock him out!”)The UFC middleweight is coming off a decision loss to Yushin Okami at UFC...
November 30th 2010

Lee Murray sentence increased by 15 years

Lee Murray has had his prison sentence increased by fifteen years.The former UFC and Cage Rage fighter was jailed for ten years in June this year following a trial in Morocco for his part in a multi-million pound robbery in the UK four years ago.Murray fled to Morocco because he has Moroccan citizenship through his father and Morocco has no extradition treaty with...
November 30th 2010

Gustafsson vs TeHuna at UFC 127

Alexander Gustafsson has been matched with James TeHuna for the UFC’s show in Australia on February 27th.The fight was revealed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout.Swedish light-heavyweight Gustafsson (pictured) is 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the UFC. He is 1-1 in his last two and is coming off a submission win over Cyril Diabatte at UFC 120.TeHuna is...

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