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June 18th 2010

Fedor: "I am not a UFC fan"

Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko says he is not a UFC fan and believes the world’s leading MMA promotion puts out a “negative” product. Speaking on a Strikeforce conference call, Fedor also said that UFC fights often do not live up to their hype."I'm not a fan of watching their fights. Compared to a lot of the commercials and promotion in...
June 18th 2010

How Rampage became Rampage

Last night Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson introduced himself to millions of Americans who had previously never heard of him, appearing on the hugely popular ‘Tonight with Jay Leno’ as part of a media tour to promote The A-Team movie currently in theatres.Jackson, who plays BA Baracus in the movie remake of the cult television classic, discussed...
June 17th 2010

Fitch: "If Koscheck is champ I will move up to 185"

Jon Fitch says he will not fight his team mate Josh Koscheck even if the UFC welterweight title is on the line. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter says if Koscheck wins the title from Georges St. Pierre later this year, he will move up to middleweight."To me there's no reason to fight a teammate. It's just not a fight [either of us are] interested in at...
June 17th 2010

UFC having success on Japanese TV

Fighters Only has received some statistics from a Japanese source which suggest the UFC is engaged in a big push there and is well on its way to winning a ratings battle with the likes of native promotion DREAM. The UFC aired three fights from UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi (which took place on March 31st) on just over a one-week delay, screening them on...
June 17th 2010

Rampage wants revenge and exciting fight from Forrest

Yesterday we reported on Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson apologizing for what he called a “boring fight” with Rashad Evans at UFC 114. Jackson said Evans’ clinch- and wrestling-based gameplan (what he termed “the Greg Jackson gameplan”) had robbed the fight of its potentially explosive nature.Expanding on those comments, Jackson...
June 17th 2010

Liddell's trainer says latest loss "broke my heart"

Chuck Liddell’s trainer John Hackleman hopes and expects his long-time pupil will be hanging up his gloves for good following the stoppage loss to Rich Franklin in the headline bout of UFC 115. It was Liddell’s third consecutive stoppage loss and put him 1-5 in his last six outings."You can't make someone quit. But definitely when I looked down at...
June 17th 2010

Fighters Only fighter joins Urban Kings team

 Fighters Only staff writer and resident professional fighter Pete Irving has taken up another role teaching mixed martial arts at a brand new facility in London. The new gym, Urban Kings, opened this week and claims to be the most luxurious MMA and fitness facility in the capital.“Its a fantastic facility. It really is something special, people will be...
June 16th 2010

Barry did not get CroCop autograph, got scars instead

Pat Barry never did get his autograph from Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic after all - but he did get some other souvenirs. For the next five weeks he will wear a plaster cast on his foot after breaking a metatarsal bone and he will also be nursing a broken right hand.Barry said repeatedly before UFC 115 that he wanted CroCop‘s autograph after the fight...
June 16th 2010

Sonnen withdraws from election campaign

Chael Sonnen has withdrawn from his campaign to be elected to the Oregon House of Representatives because of  “legal issue” that needs adjudicating. Sonnen says if the decision in the case were to go against him he would be barred from running for office until 2011.“In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the...