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May 13th 2010

UFC dream of Xande Riberio

Xande Riberio, who together with his brother Saulo is one of the world’s top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has expressed a desire to fight in the UFC. Speaking to Tatame Magazine in his native Brazil, the BJJ phenomenon says he wants to test himself at the top level - although he has some concerns about commercialism.“When I step in the ring again, with...
May 13th 2010

Tito in the clear, all charges dropped

Tito Ortiz is in the clear after the Orange County District Attorney declared that it would not be pressing charges against him following recent domestic abuse allegations from his partner Jenna Jameson. She had Ortiz arrested on April 26th claiming he had assaulted her.But within hours of making her first public statement she provided a different story. Over the...
May 13th 2010

Parisyan headed to Australia for next fight

Karo Parisyan is apparently headed to Australia for a fight under the Impact FC banner. The former UFC welterweight is facing Luis Dutra Jr. on July 10th in what will be a pay-per-view offering from the new Australian promotion, reports MMA Junkie.Earlier today it was reported that negotiations between Strikeforce and Parisyan had been unfruitful. The two had...
May 13th 2010

Goulet released from UFC contract

Jonathan ‘The Road Warrior’ Goulet has been released from his UFC contract following a second successive loss in the organisation. Goulet was stopped by Marcus Davis in the second round of their UFC 113 contest last weekend.Prior to that he had suffered a KO loss to Mike Swick at 0:33 of the first round. That loss snapped a two-fight winning run in which...
May 13th 2010

Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson headed to UK this month

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson is going to be making his first ever UK appearance later this month, but it won’t be in a UFC cage. Instead Johnson will be appearing at BodyPower Expo, the UK’s largest martial arts and bodybuilding show, to meet his British and European fans for the first time.“Anthony is sponsored by BSN Nutrition and they...
May 13th 2010

Karo Parisyan talks with Strikeforce "didn't work out"

Talks between Strikeforce and ex-UFC welterweight Karo Parisyan “did not work out” and the Armenian-American judo stylist will not be joining the California-based promotion any time soon, says CEO Scott Coker."We had a cup of coffee. It didn't work out. "He's a great kid. We wish him luck,” Coker told MMA Junkie. According to the report,...
May 13th 2010

Lawlor: "Loss to Simpson was most important point of my career"

Ask Tom Lawlor what the most important fight of his career was and you get an odd reply - he selects a loss. His unanimous decision defeat by Aaron Simpson at UFC Fight Night 20 at the start of this year still rankles, but Lawlor says it taught him more than a win ever could.“I think the lessons that I learned in that fight going for the full 15 minutes were...
May 12th 2010

Overeem, Arlovski and more added to EA MMA game

EA Sports has announced more additions to the roster for its forthcoming video game, largely drawn from the Strikeforce roster. Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem will be immortalized in digital form, alongside roster mates Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Roger Gracie, Kevin Randleman, Vitor Ribiero and Lyle Beerbohm. Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, brother of...
May 12th 2010

Alves: "GSP is just about takedowns now"

Thiago Alves is back in the game following recent surgery to correct a fused artery in his brain, and he is hoping to finally get his revenge match with Jon Fitch out of the way. The two have been set to fight at UFC 107 and UFC 111 but both fell through because of injury, the latter when Alves’ brain condition was discovered.After having surgery on his brain...
May 12th 2010

Marcus Davis matched with Nate Diaz for UFC 118

Marcus Davis is looking at a big night when UFC 118 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts. The man is famously proud of his Irish heritage and was desperate for a place on the card, which is taking place in the spiritual home of Irish-America.He got what he wanted - the UFC has matched him with Nate Diaz for the event. MMA Junkie first reported news of the match and...