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August 6th 2010

Patrick Cote on Anderson, Lawlor, Bisping and more

Fighters Only writer Dallas Winston catches up with Patrick ‘The Predator’ Cote to talk about his return from knee injury, his hopes for the future and his dislike of Michael Bisping. FO:  You were absent for a long time while recovering from the knee injury. Were you 100% going in to your fight with Alan Belcher? Yes I was 100%, no excuse about it....
August 6th 2010

UFC 117 Breakdown: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

By Simon PlattIf becoming a UFC champion was based solely on the ability to talk smack, then Chael Sonnen would be the UFC’s undisputed pound-for-pound King. Whether he’s slagging off his next opponent, “He’s (Anderson Silva) got a black belt under the Nogueira’s, I think a black belt under the Nogueira’s is saying, like, ‘I...
August 6th 2010

Forrest donating all book profits to charity

Forrest Griffin has a reputation as one of the nicest guys in MMA (even if he isn’t a fan of doing the press thing all that much) but it is still surprising to learn that he is not interested in making any profit off his latest book.Instead all proceeds are going to be diverted to various charities, which Griffin detailed on his website this...
August 6th 2010

Lauzon looking to smash Ruediger

Joe Lauzon is lamenting the fact that Terry Etim has been forced to pull out of their UFC 118 fight with a broken rib, because he spent the last few months following a very gampelan-specific training regimen.In a blog posted on his personal website today, Lauzon discussed Etim’s withdrawl and his replacement by Gabe Ruediger. Lauzon and Ruediger know each other...
August 6th 2010

Etim and Sakara off UFC 118, replacements in

The UFC 118 card has undergone two late changes, with Terry Etim and Alessio Sakara both dropping out with injuries.Etim sustained a broken rib in training and has been replaced by TUF 5 cast member Gabe Ruediger, who went 0-1 in the UFC after the series finished, being cut after his sole loss. His return was first reported by MMA Fighting and has since been...
August 6th 2010

Want free UFC tickets? Serve your country

Ever wonder how to get your hands on complimentary UFC tickets when the world’s biggest MMA show hits your town? Numbers given out in the agenda for a recent Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting give some useful insight.  According to the agenda, Zuffa LLC - parent company of the UFC - requested tax to be waived on 950 complimentary tickets issued for...
August 6th 2010

Gomi top earner at UFC Live on Versus 2

Takanori Gomi was the top earner at UFC Live on Versus 2, pocketing $80,000 for his stoppage win over Tyson Griffn. The former PRIDE lightweight champion defeated Griffin by KO at 1:04 of the first round.His purse was made up of a $40,000 base rate and a $40,000 win bonus on top of that. As with all salaries revealed by the California State Athletic Commission this...
August 5th 2010

Fitch says Alves weight-cut issues are "ridiculous"

Jon Fitch says that Thiago Alves’ weight-cutting problems are “ridiculous” and that the American Top Team welterweight had “better” make weight for their Saturday night meeting at UFC 117.“He’s got a lot of stuff to do, he’s had a long layoff. We knew that his weight was probably gonna be an issue coming in so its no...
August 5th 2010

UFC 117 Breakdown: Fitch vs. Alves

By Simon Platt Since his UFC 87 ‘fight of the night’ decision loss to current welterweight champion George St Pierre in August 2008, Jon Fitch has gone on a convincing, if less than enthralling, 4-0 run.  Whilst each victory has been via his now near customary trip before the judges, (Fitch’s last seven victories all being via decision), solid...