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April 19th 2010

Anderson on Maia fight: "Its strictly business"

Anderson Silva has praised Demian Maia as a “warrior” and “a valiant man” today, despite spending most of their UFC 112 fight mocking and taunting his fellow Brazilian, apparently angry about some perceived disrespect before the fight.“Inside the ring we have to act that way, it’s the biggest fight show in the world, so it’s...
April 19th 2010

Top story: Fighters Only signs with Time-Warner

Fighters Only Magazine, the world’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts magazine, is set to dramatically expand its readership by signing an exclusive distribution deal with media powerhouse Time Warner. The partnership will allow Fighters Only to be represented at retail by a major force within the publishing industry. Time Warner Retail currently handles such titles...
April 19th 2010

Dana White comments on Strikeforce brawl

UFC president Dana White has reacted to the in-cage melee that marred Strikeforce’s show on CBS this weekend and unsurprisingly, he is was not impressed. The brawl, between Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and the Cesar Gracie MMA camp, was screened live on CBS and has sparked fears that MMA may once again be subjected to a backlash from ‘the...
April 18th 2010

Strikeforce: Fight report and pictures

Strikeforce returned to the CBS network last night with a three-title fight main card that featured the likes of Jake Shields, Dan Henderson and Shinya Aoki. But the title fight stories have been overshadowed by reports of the brawl that occurred in the cage after Jake Shields retained his title against Dan Henderson, who went into the fight as the...
April 18th 2010

Strikeforce - quick results

US promotion STRIKEFORCE returned to primetime on CBS last night with a card featuring three title fights. Jake Shields upset Dan Henderson to retain his middleweight title but the biggest story of the night was Shields and crew then brawling with potential challenger Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller after the bout.Attendance at the Breakstone Arena, Nashville,...
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...