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May 28th 2010

Luis Cane: "I am not here to make excuses"

Luis Cane may have lost his last fight, a  UFC 106 meeting with Rogerio Nogueira, but he is taking nothing but positives from it. Speaking to Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame, the light-heavyweight said he has taken lessons from the UFC 106 loss.“I'm not here to make excuses or to justify the defeat; I get angry when I see people do that. The guy came, beat...
May 28th 2010

Little Nog still wants Forrest Griffin fight

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is not underestimating the challenge that Jason Brilz poses at Ufc 114 tomorrow night, but he still has his eye on a fight with Forrest Griffin, who was his original opponent until he was forced to pull out of the clash with a shoulder injury."I was a little bummed out. It was an opportunity for me to fight a great big name like Forrest...
May 28th 2010

Baroni thinking of retiring?

Phil ‘The New York Badass’ Baroni is apparently toying with the idea of retiring from fighting, following a career that has seen him compete in major league promotions such as the UFC and now-defunct Japanese outfit PRIDE FC.In a series of recent Twitter updates Baroni has given the impression he is ready to quit the sport of mixed martial arts, possibly...
May 27th 2010

Kelly-Volkmann fight moved to UFC 117

Paul Kelly’s fight with  Jacob Volkmann has been put back a month because of a delay in processing his US work visa. The British lightweight was due to meet Volkmann at UFC 116 on July 3rd but that fight is now off.In a text message to Fighters Only this morning Kelly wrote, “My fight has been put back a month because the [work] visa won’t be...
May 27th 2010

Sonnen takes "porn star" swipe at Anderson

UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has taken another dig at his UFC 117 opponent Anderson Silva, telling him to expect to be playing guard most of the fight.“You are going to be on your back more than a pornstar with a mortgage,” Sonnen tweeted earlier in an oblique reference to his wrestling skills that reveals what the gameplan will be: takedown...
May 27th 2010

Rumble: "Koscheck deserves an Oscar, he needs to be careful"

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson recently spent some time in the UK to do some promotional work for his sponsors at BSN, a leading nutritional supplement company. Fighters Only caught up with him to find out what he has been up to since his fight with Josh Koscheck at UFC…FO: Hey Anthony, thanks for talking to us. What’s been going on?I’ve been...
May 27th 2010

UFC targets Chinese expansion, TUF China promised

Having just announced the opening of a dedicated Canadian office, the UFC is already hard at work in Asia. China and India are two countries high on the target list and White revealed this week that the UFC is to open an office in China, although he did not say when. "What we've used [until now] to go into Europe and even Australia is our UK office but we're...
May 27th 2010

Alves to Fitch: "Lets put on a great show"

Thiago Alves has appealed to Jon Fitch to “put on a great show” when they finally meet for a rematch at UFC 117. The clash was supposed to take place at UFC 111, and at UFC 108 before that, but both meetings were scuppered by injury.Prior to UFC 111 Alves underwent a brain scan and was found to have “irregularities”. That caused him to be...
May 27th 2010

Bipsing on Miller: "He is mentally beaten already"

Michael Bisping says he has a lot of respect for his UFC 114 opponent Dan Miller but is of the opinion that he is already beaten in his own head. Bisping says Miller’s demeanour in Las Vegas over the past couple of days suggests he is lacking confidence.“To be honest I think he is mentally beaten already. Its no secret he is coming off two losses and I...