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August 5th 2010

Brazilian coalition to sue Impact FC promoters

None of the Brazilian fighters who fought for short-lived Australian MMA promotion Impact FC last month have been paid, Fighters Only was told today. The list of names awaiting payment includes Pedro Rizzo, Murilo Bustamante and Paulo Filho. One of the affected fighters is attempting to form the others into a coalition to bring a group lawsuit against Impact FC. He...
August 5th 2010

Hughes looking to make an example of Almedia this weekend

Matt Hughes is aiming to make an example of Ricardo Almeida when they meet in the Octagon on Saturday night. Former welterweight champion Hughes has recently found himself being called out by a string of fighters, Almeida included, and he doesn’t like it.“When I started fighting for the [Ultimate Fighting] Championship, I was always the underdog and I...
August 5th 2010

"Good for Roger," says Dana

UFC president Dana White says he has no time for illegal street fighting, but he does not extend that disapproval to letting your fists fly in defence of a woman being assaulted.Last night former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta hit the headlines after a video emerged of him remonstrating in the street with an unnamed male who had moments earlier sucker-punched a woman...
August 5th 2010

Almeida: "Before you seek revenge, dig two graves"

Ricardo Almeida might be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie but he does not see this weekend’s match against Matt Hughes at UFC 117 as any kind of vendetta, despite Hughes having beat Renzo by TKO at UFC 112."Vengeance is a negative feeling. I try to be the best strategist possible inside the Octagon. Liking or disliking Hughes isn't going...
August 4th 2010

UK: UFC stars starting signing tour of country today

To celebrate the release of UFC Undisputed 2010 video game, the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation and THQ have arranged a ‘meet ‘n’ greet’ tour of elite British UFC fighters at selected GAME and Gamestation stores around the UK this summer.Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Ross Pearson, Terry Etim, John Hathaway and Paul Kelly are taking...
August 4th 2010

UFC 117 breakdown: Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson

By Simon PlattIt’s no secret that the UFC’s heavyweight division has got a whole lot more interesting in the last 18-24 months or so.Love him or loathe him, Brock Lesnar’s tickertape arrival at the UFC and subsequent meteoric rise to the top of the heavyweight ladder injected some much needed excitement into a division that was otherwise going stale...
August 4th 2010

Anderson: "Nogueira told me not to retire"

Anderson Silva has talked more about his potential retirement, revealing that he was talked out of calling time on his career by his close friend Rodrigo Nogueira, the former PRIDE heavyweight champion.Silva also revealed that his manager and interpreter Ed Soares had been one of the people who had counselled him towards retirement recently, although Silva eventually...
August 4th 2010

Anderson talks arrogance, Maia, kids and UFC relations

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva gave an interview in Brazil recently where he discussed claims he is arrogant, what exactly happened with Demian Maia, MMA vs Boxing, children and more. The interview, originally in Portuguese, was given to UOL and translated for Fighters Only by a staff member in Brazil. Check it out: UOL: Are you arrogant?Anderson Silva: I...
August 4th 2010

UFC announces launch of weekly webcast

In keeping with UFC president Dana White’s oft-repeated sentiment that “internet is the future”, the Ultimate Fighting Championship hs announced the launch of a weekly web shows.‘UFC Ultimate Insider’ airs this Thursday, August 5th at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET on UFC.com and weekly thereafter. “Every week, UFC Ultimate Insider will take...
August 4th 2010

uStream hands over IP addresses to UFC

Online streaming platform uStream has capitulated to the UFC and handed over the IP addresses of persons suspected of pirating UFC and Zuffa-owned content via their site.The company announced this week that it has complied with a subpoena recently issued by Zuffa LLC and has handed over data pertaining to suspected pirates.Zuffa LLC has stated that it is only going...