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October 3rd 2010

Machida: "No one is untouchable"

Lyoto Machida never bought into his own hype, and he advises fans to do the same. Talk of a ‘Machida Era’ was widespread when he won the UFC light-heavyweight title, and talk of the era being over was equally widespread when Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua took it from him at UFC 113."Everyone is human. Fighters win or lose; it's part of the game....
October 2nd 2010

Finalists in World MMA Awards 2010 announced

Having counted up the thousands upon thousands of nominations received over the last two months, the finalists for the 2010 World MMA Awards can now be announced.The shortlists below can now be voted on from now until November 26th, at which point voting will be closed and the overall winners will be determined. A black-tie awards ceremony will be held in Las Vegas...
October 1st 2010

Sonnen says he "showed mercy" to Anderson Silva at UFC 117

Chael Sonnen claims that he “took mercy” on Anderson Silva after the UFC middleweight champion complained about pain in his ribs during their recent title contest at UFC 117.“I took mercy on him, his rub hurt, he told me his rib hurt in the fight. So I took pity on him, I thought he was done and I thought well I’ll be nice to this guy and win...
October 1st 2010

Aldo dominance makes WEC title shot a loaded gift

Jose Aldo justified all the hype and added to his burgeoning reputation in the headline bout of WEC 51. The featherweight champion disposed of challenger Manny Gamburyan early in the second round to retain the WEC title.Aldo’s performance makes a WEC featherweight title shot the most double-edged gift Zuffa can bestow on anyone at the moment. He had a little...
October 1st 2010

Cerrone wins grudge match, retains animosity

Donald Cerrone may have overcome Jamie Varner on the main card of WEC 51, but their mutual dislike has not abated any.Moments after getting the unanimous decision win over Varner - giving them a win each in their brace of fights thus far - Cerrone was offering to fight Varner for a third time, as soon as possible.“I want to go one up on him,” he explained...
October 1st 2010

WEC 51 bonus awards

George Roop, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner were the bonus winner at WEC 51, each taking home a cheque for $10,000 in addition to their purses and any win bonuses. Roop earned Knockout of the Night for achieving what was thought to be almost impossible. He stopped the forward lurch of ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung with a second-round...
October 1st 2010

Exclusive: Q & A with BJ Penn

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn lost his title at UFC 112 when he was out pointed by Frankie Edgar in the course of a five-round battle. Their rematch at UFC 118 was predicted to be a washout for Penn, but Edgar confounded his detractors by dialling in an emphatic and pretty one-sided victory.Fighters Only staff writer Gary Alexander recently met up with Penn...
September 30th 2010

UK: OMMAC 7 - Scanlon back with a vengeance?

The Liverpool Olympia sees the return of the Olympian MMA Championships tomorrow with OMMAC 7 - Vengeance. An 11-fight card includes two British title fights with no less than nine Liverpool fighters enetring the OMMAC cage in front of the MMA faithfull.The main event is for the Vacant British Middleweight Title between Lancaster's Alex Makhonin 7-1-0 and London's...
September 30th 2010

Edgar defends belt for second time on January 1st

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will defend his belt for the second time when UFC 125 takes place on January 1st. As with his first title defence, this will also be a rematch - he faces undefeated contender Gray Maynard, who brings a 10-0 record to the table.The match was first reported by MMA Fighting yesterday evening and Fighters Only has since obtained...