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October 4th 2010

Soares feels "really sorry" for Sonnen

In the unlikeliest of scenarios, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares has stepped up to offer his support to suspended UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen. Support from this quarter is unexpected, as Soares was the target of many a rant from Sonnen prior to his UFC 117 fight with Anderson, including a threat to “crucify” him and his “piglet tribe of...
October 4th 2010

Bonnar vs Pokrajac and Grove vs Maia at TUF 12 Finale

TUF graduates Stephan Bonnar and Kendall Grove will be featured in separate co-featured fights in the live finale of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck” on Saturday, December 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT.  Bonnar (season 1) takes on Croatian contender Igor Pokrajac while Grove (season 3) battles one of the top middleweights in...
October 4th 2010

Shogun back early 2011, return opponent uncertain

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua expects to be back to martial arts training in around a month.The UFC light-heavyweight champion had surgery on his left knee, long a source of trouble for him, shortly after winning his title at UFC 113. This week he had a consultation with the surgeon who operated on him, and he tells Sherdog the prognosis is good.“The doctor...
October 4th 2010

Hendo says CBS are "faltering on their commitment to MMA"

Dan Henderson is more than a little cheesed off. It has become apparent that he - and his Strikeforce MMA home - will not be being featured on the CBS network any time soon. As exposure on CBS was a major factor in his decision to leave the UFC for Strikeforce, the former PRIDE FC double-champion is understandably narked.In an appearance on The MMA Hour, he said that...
October 4th 2010

Wanderlei: "A year is too long to suspend a guy"

Chael Sonnen’s year-long suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs at UFC 117 is too long, according to his fellow UFC middleweight - and newly-acquired rival - Wanderlei Silva, the former PRIDE FC champion.Wanderlei had a little fall-out with Sonnen recently over the latter’s comments on Brazilian and several Brazilian fighters,...
October 4th 2010

UFC confirms six bouts for UFC 121

The UFC has confirmed a number of bouts for UFC 121, which will be headlined by Brock Lesnar defending the heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez. The following matches have previously been reported but were only made official today. They are:Court McGee vs. Ryan JensenPatrick Cote vs. Tom LawlorMike Guymon vs. Daniel RobertsSam Stout vs. Paul TaylorChris Camozzi...
October 3rd 2010

Exclusive: BJ Penn Q&A

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...
October 3rd 2010

Anderson: "Sonnen ows his entire career to Brazil"

Chael Sonnen owes his entire MMA career to Brazil and its martial arts and MMA pioneers, according to his UFC 117 vanquisher Anderson Silva.Silva, who took the worst of their fight for four rounds before pulling off a submission victory halfway into the fifth, spoke to Portal de Vale Tudo about the various comments Sonnen has been making recently on Brazil and...
October 3rd 2010

Little Nog: "I phoned Wand to congratulate him for Sonnen earful"

Rogerio Nogueira got on the phone to Wanderlei Silva and congratulated him as soon as he could after seeing a video the former PRIDE FC champion having strong words with Chael Sonnen regarding his comments about Brazil and various Brazilian fighters, including the Nogueira brothers. "I loved it. I had to call to Wanderlei to congratulate him. I always get along...