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December 15th 2010

UFC Rio: press conference cliff notes

The press conference for “UFC Rio” took place at Palacio da Cidade where Dana White confirmed to August 27th 2011 the return of the organization to Brazilian soil - “The home of MMA,” as White puts it.Brazilian champions Jose Aldo (featherweight), Anderson Silva (middleweight) and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (light heavyweight) were...
December 15th 2010

UFC formally announces 'UFC Rio' for August 27th

The UFC has formally announced a show for the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro on August 27th.For the first time, the UFC will name an event after the host city and so the event will be known as ‘UFC Rio’. The company’s first trip to Brazil was the aptly-title UFC Brazil back in October 1998.The event was announced by UFC president Dana White at a...
December 15th 2010

Confirmed: TUF 13 is not Sonnen-Wand

As first confirmed by Fighters Only earlier this week, season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter will not feature Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva as opposing coaches.UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in an appearance at a press conference in Rio De Janeiro today.There had been rumours - and wildly inaccurate unsourced reports - that the pair were a lock to face...
December 15th 2010

UFC Brazil press conference commencing

11a.m Eastern Time - A UFC press conference is underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to formally announce the company’s return to the South American country.The press conference can be watched by heading to UFC.comEarlier today Rio de Janeiro, Dana White had lunch with Sergio Cabral (State Governor), Eduardo Paes (Major) and various Brazilian fighters. (Among them...
December 15th 2010

Couture clarifies talk of immediate retirement

Randy Couture has moved to head off the talk of immediate retirement from MMA that was prompted by his Twitter posts last night.Couture posted messages reading "Thanks to everybody who's been tweeting about seeing my fights I must have missed the memo… I think I'm at the end of it y'all, it's time" and "It's time to move on and focus on all the...
December 14th 2010

UFC 124: A summary

  Georges St. Pierre put on a striking clinic in front of his adoring Montreal fans against Josh Koscheck - once again retaining his welterweight title with a landslide decision.Although Koscheck stepped up his wrestling game since their last meeting and thus was able to keep the fight standing, he had no answer to GSP's jab in any of the five rounds.Save for...
December 14th 2010

Fitch comments on being "passed over" for title shot

Jon Fitch commented on being “passed over” for a title shot when he appeared at a press conference in Sydney, Australia today to talk up his UFC 127 fight with BJ Penn, which takes place in February next year.Asked if he was at all aggrieved that he seems to be getting passed over in favour of Jake Shields, Fitch gave a well-structured answer that...
December 14th 2010

"Koscheck fought a crappy fight," says coach

Javier Mendez, one of the head coaches at the American Kickboxing Academy, was frank about the strategy Josh Koscheck employed in his fight with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 124."Josh fought crappy. He knows it. If we told him he fought great, we'd be lying. He didn't do anything what he was supposed to do, and at the same time, Georges did,” Mendez told MMA...

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