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July 14th 2010

King Mo wants one-sided fight for first title defence

Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal wants his first Strikeforce light-heavyweight title defence to be “as one-sided as possible”, according to comments he made at a press conference yesterday. He faces Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante on Saturday August 21st. “I don't want to fight a war.  I'm going to look to finish (Feijao) as fast as...
July 14th 2010

UFC 116 drug tests come back clean

All fifteen fighters tested at UFC 116 provided negative samples, Fighters Only learned from Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer earlier today.UFC 116 was headlined by Brock Lesnar and saw him retain his heavyweight title against challenger and interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin.Aside from Lesnar and Carwin, the following fighters were...
July 14th 2010

Wilks vs Patrick at UFC 120

James Wilks is set to meet Claude Patrick at UFC 120 in London this October, it has been reported. Wilks is British by birth but resides in the US. He was the welterweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter season nine. News of the fight comes via long-time MMA commentator Mauro Ranallo, who revealed the match on his Hardcore Sports Radio broadcast ‘The Fight...
July 14th 2010

UFC 116 official gate and attendance

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released details of the ticket sales and final gate for UFC 116, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 3rd. The final gate was $4,053,990 Tickets sold amounted to 9,218 Complimentary tickets distributed amounted to 3,522 Unsold tickets totalled 2,194 The number of unsold tickets is surprising given that the fight...
July 14th 2010

Bruce Buffer out of World Series Of Poker

Veteran voice of the Octagon and long-time card shark Bruce Buffer has walked away from day five of the World Series of Poker with $27,519 in winnings. Had he won the tournament outright, he would have pocketed an astonishingly high first prize of $8,547,042.As it was, he placed around 478 (there were 7,319 entrants overall) and took the prize designated for that...
July 13th 2010

Your name's not down, you're not coming in

For most of us in the daily nine-to-five grind, the best reward we can ever hope for after a job well done is a pat on the back from the boss and the occasional Red Letter Day voucher that’ll be lucky if it stretches to an afternoon’s basket weaving. By contrast for those mixed martial artists who fight their way to the upper echelons of the sport, the...
July 13th 2010

GSP already has retirement plan in mind

Georges St-Pierre is only 29 years old and is at the peak of his career, but he already has clear ideas about what may motivate him to finally call it a day and quit the fight game. The French-Canadian welterweight told MMA Junkie Radio that he is motivated by goals rather than money, and that if he went up in weight to take a “superfight” and managed to...
July 13th 2010

Anderson: "You are a gangster? I am a cop"

Anderson Silva comes from a long line of police officers and wanted to serve in law enforcement himself when he was growing up, which makes Chael Sonnen’s recent Twitter post proclaiming to be a “gangster from Oregon” all the more ironic.Back in May Sonnen posted a message on his Twitter account aimed at Anderson, making another dig at the opponents...
July 13th 2010

UK: Impact FC confirmed to air on Primetime

UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock takes on another MMA legend this weekend as he faces Pedro Rizzo on the Impact FC fight card, which is exclusively being broadcast in the UK on Primetime (Sky Channel 480). Shamrock and Rizzo both tasted fame at the top of the UFC ladder back in the 90’s, so fans old and new to the sport will be eager to see what happens when they...
July 13th 2010

NCAA heavyweight champ Mark Ellis joins Cain Velasquez at AKA

Cain Velasquez has a new heavyweight team mate at the American Kickboxing Academy - and he has the perfect credentials to prepare Velasquez for a title fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 later this year.Mark Ellis is a two-time All-American NCAA heavyweight champion who represented the University of Missouri. Standing 6’3” and weighing 265 lbs, Ellis was...