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June 4th 2010

UFC 114 'over 925,000 PPV buys'

UFC 114 was a big success in terms of pay-per-view buys and is looking likely to be one of the top-five selling events the company has ever staged, according to a preliminary report from by Dave Meltzer The Wrestling Observer. “The earliest cable estimate is 925,000 buys, which would make it the fourth highest number in UFC history. Any estimate this early is a...
June 4th 2010

Kelly to Volkmann: "You are getting 30 stitches minimum"

The fight between Paul Kelly and Jacob Volkmann may have been moved from UFC 116 to ‘UFC on Versus 2’ because of Kelly struggling to get a US visa, but the UK lightweight does not think he should be blamed for that, given that he has no control over the visa issuing process.Volkmann told MMA Fighting earlier this week that the move was "extremely...
June 4th 2010

'Kimbo Killer' Seth Petruzelli returns to the UFC

‘The Kimbo Killer’ Seth Petruzelli is headed back to the bigtime after landing another UFC deal, according to a Twitter announcement he made today. Petruzelli, who appeared on season two of The Ultimate Fighter, says he will be fighting at UFC 116.“Ready for HUGE news?! I'm fighting for UFC 116 July 2nd! In Vegas against Ricardo Romero...its KO...
June 4th 2010

UFC confirms main fights for 117

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has ruled the 185-pound weight class for nearly four years and will look to add to his record six title defences when he fights Chael Sonnen on August 7th, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.“When we offered Chael Sonnen this shot at the title, he promised us one thing: that he was going to make this a...
June 4th 2010

Fedor eyes political career, possibly retiring after two fights

Fedor Emelianenko could be retiring when his Strikeforce contract is up as he pursues a career in Russian politics. His management group M-1 Global have confirmed that he is included in the internal elections of the ‘United Russia’ party.According to US site Middle Easy, which has in the past proven to have reliable sources in the MMA world, Fedor may...
June 4th 2010

CroCop: "I don't like tough guy attitude"

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts and has a competition pedigree that encompasses wins over legends of the sport and a PRIDE Grand Prix title. His UFC 115 opponent Pat Barry has been fighting in MMA for only two years, yet Filipovic professes a lot of respect for him.“I never met Pat but definitely I like the...
June 3rd 2010

Dan Lauzon admits tough love from brother was a wake-up call

Dan Lauzon says that he has learned a valuable lesson from his loss to Efrain Escudero at UFC 114 and that the decision of his brother Joe Lauzon not to corner him was a wake-up call. Dan was also without his coaches Joe Pomfret and Steve Maze. They and his brother said he had not  trained at the intensity he promised he would and that their absence was a...
June 3rd 2010

Toney: "I wanted Brock first" and "Liddell looked uneasy"

Former heavyweight boxing champion James Toney says he wanted Brock Lesnar to be his first fight in the UFC octagon, instead of former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture. Toney will make his UFC and MMA debut on August 28th in a fight against Couture at a catch weight of around 220lbs.“I told Dana White, I said, the only way I would do...
June 3rd 2010

Paulo Thiago backs Koscheck against GSP

Paulo Thiago has commented on the fact that Josh Koscheck is getting a title shot in the UFC welterweight division despite suffering a KO loss at his hands early last year. Thiago stopped Koscheck at UFC 95 but says he is not at all bitter that he is still lower in the rankings.“Not at all, Koscheck has a much bigger name than me and deserves this opportunity...
June 3rd 2010

Krazy Horse out, Noons face Heun on June 16th

KJ Noons (8-2) is now set to face Conor Heun (8-3) on the main card of Strikeforce’s June 16th event, which will be televised on Showtime. Noons was originally set to face Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennet but Heun was brought in when the original match could not be made.Noons will be making his Strikeforce debut and fifth start on Showtime. He has won...