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September 20th 2010

UFC confirms return to Germany in November

The Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation returns to Germany on November 13 when UFC 122 emanates from König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen.In the high-stakes main event, mixed martial arts legend Vitor ‘the Phenom’ Belfort will face Japanese powerhouse Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami in a three-round contest to determine who will ...
September 20th 2010

CroCop requires eye test before being allowed to fight

Despite swearing to persevere with his fight against Frank Mir at UFC 119 despite suffering an eye injury in training, Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic may not actually get the choice. According to reports from Croatia, he will have to be examined by the Indiana State Athletic Commission to determine whether his eyesight is Fighters Only spoke with CroCop on...
September 20th 2010

Maia backs Marquardt, doesn't believe he would grease

Demian Maia has backed Nate Marquardt and said he considers it unlikely that the UFC middleweight would have used grease in his fight with Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 22. Palhares initially claimed Marquardt had some greasing agent on his legs, but later retracted that claim and apologised for it.“Man, I don’t you, you can’t tell. You...
September 19th 2010

How to stop a wrestler (in theory)

The anti-wrestling bandwagon in mixed martial arts has been in full swing now for several months and is showing no signs of stopping.Dominant performances in recent outings by the likes of Gray Maynard, Jon Fitch (pictured) and Nik Lentz have all fuelled calls for something of an overhaul in the rules and also the way bouts are scored.   And such calls...
September 19th 2010

Sonnen samples test positive for UFC 117 bout

Chael Sonnen has been notified by the California State Athletic Commission that he failed a drug test administered after his UFC 117 fight with Anderson Silva, it has been reported.The failed test was first reported by Greg Savage of Sherdog and California State Athletic Commission executive George Dodd has since said that Sonnen failed the test due to having traces...
September 19th 2010

Dana White comments on steroids in MMA

UFC president Dana White has commented - in a roundabout way - on the failed drug test scandal that has engulfed middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen this weekend. Speaking to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, White expressed frustration that performance enhancing drugs are still an issue in mixed martial arts. But he said that he is unlikely to be levelling fines on...
September 17th 2010

Time is running out...

Nominations close 24th SeptemberIt's already a landmark event - the one time MMA's elite come together for an evening of celebration hounouring the sport's greatest figures and most unforgettable moments. The Fighters Only World MMA Awards is back for 2010 presented by Randy Couture and sponsored by Bodybuilding.com with you the fans on the judging panel once...
September 17th 2010

Marquardt-Bisping possible for early 2011

A middleweight meeting between Nate Marquardt and Michael Bisping is likely to go ahead - if the Brit gets past Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 12 0 in October.The two were originally set to be matched at UFC 116 but the fight was called off because Marquardt’s first child was due to be born on that weekend. Bisping faced Dan Miller instead.Marquardt was then matched...