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April 17th 2010

Strikeforce: Nashville weigh-in results and gallery

All the fighters competing at Strikeforce: Nashville made weight at the first attempt, with the exception of undercard fighter Andrew Ulrich who had to go and sweat an extra half-pound off. Strikeforce's middleweight champion Jake Shields hit the scales at 184.75 while his challenger Dan Henderson was bang on the middleweight target of 185.Strikeforce...
April 16th 2010

Anderson Silva versus Dana White

  Anderson Silva's fiercest challenge at UFC 112 Invincible did not come from opponent Demien Maia - who he mocked and played with for five rounds on the way to the easiest pay day of his career - but from Dana White who publicly lambasted the middleweight champion, calling him a "jackass" among other things."I don't think I've ever been more...
April 16th 2010

Former boxing champ Mayorga claims smacktalk crown

Ricardo Mayorga took the SHINE Fights press conference by storm yesterday as he and Din Thomas fielded questions about their May 15th fight, which will air in the US on pay-per view. Mayorga, a former WBA/WBC boxing champion with 22 KO wins, is also a man with a foul mouth and a hair-trigger temper. He demonstrated both in the press conference.“We have to...
April 16th 2010

Rogers: "I've got a point to prove against Overeem"

Brett Rogers is a man with a point to prove and Alistair Overeem is the man in the firing line, the likeable American heavyweight told Fighters Only this week. He fights Overeem on May 15th at Strikeforce: heavy Artillery and says the fight will be one to erase memories of his loss to Fedor Emelianenko.“It was my first loss, so I took it to heart a little bit,...
April 16th 2010

Edgar on immediate Penn rematch: "Its looking that way"

Frankie Edgar says it is looking increasingly likely he will be fighting BJ Penn for his first title defence, despite initial speculation he could be fighting Gray Maynard or Kenny Florian. Edgar beat Penn by unanimous decision at UFC 112 last weekend to take the belt, but many fans feel the decision was so close that an immediate rematch is warranted, much like...
April 16th 2010

Curran produces 'YouTube' moment at Bellator

Bellator Press Release - CHICAGO, Ill. (April 15, 2010) - Bellator Fighting Championships produced yet another stunning "YouTube moment" on Thursday as local fan-favorite Pat Curran added to his family's MMA legacy with a spectacular KO of Mike Ricci during Bellator 14 at the historic Chicago Theatre.The fight got the highly anticipated event off to roaring...
April 15th 2010

Alex Reid pulls out of fight with Tom 'Kong' Watson

British middleweight Tom ‘Kong’ Watson has been left high and dry after Alex Reid announced his withdrawal from their scheduled May 15th  fight at BAMMA. Reid’s name may not mean a lot to US fans (he was one of the fighters eliminated in the first episode of TUF 9) but he is well known in the British mainstream thanks to his relationship with...
April 15th 2010

Rogers on Overeem: "I swear to god I will crush him"

American heavyweight Brett Rogers gets genuinely angry when the subject of Alistair Overeem comes up. An incident in a hotel last year, where Overeem supposedly gave him the brush-off, has provided Rogers with a very real dislike of the Strikeforce champion.So much so that he carries a picture of Overeem around with him. Speaking to Fighters Only, he produced the...
April 15th 2010

Maia suggests Anderson needs to check his ego

Demian Maia has refuted suggestions that he mocked Anderson Silva or was rude to the champion and his team at any point prior to their fight at UFC 112. The fight saw Anderson spend five rounds effectively playing with Maia and taunting him, with Anderson claiming afterwards that his actions had been motivated by some disrespect from Maia.“Those who know me...