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September 3rd 2010

WEC signs 'The Mongolian Wolf'

The WEC today announced the signing of undefeated lightweight fighter Tiequan “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang of Beijing, China. Zhang, who will take on The Ultimate Fighter alumni Alex Karalexis in his debut on September 30th, becomes the first fighter from mainland China to fight in the WEC.“Tiequan is an excellent addition to our lightweight...
September 3rd 2010

Joe Lauzon happy with win, hopes for Florian or Stout rematch

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon scored a first-round win over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of his home city of Boston. He submitted the BJJ black belt with an armbar at 2:01 of the very first round.FO: So you’re coming off a great win, an absolute demolition job, over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of your hometown crowd. Tell us how you’re feeling!...
September 3rd 2010

Marcus Davis issues statement on Diaz loss

Marcus ‘The Irish Hand Grenade’ Davis has issued a statement in the wake of his UFC 118 loss to Nate Diaz in Boston last weekend. The loss put Davis 1-3 in his last four and facing a potentially big problem if he loses his next fight for the UFC.“I am now home resting with my family. I want to thank all the people who supported me and all the people...
September 3rd 2010

UFC Primetime returns for Lesnar vs Velasquez

‘UFC Primetime’ is to return to Spike TV for a three-part special in advance of the heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 on October 23rd.Part one of ‘UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez’ will air on Wednesday, October 6th at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode two goes out on October 13th and episode three on October...
September 3rd 2010

Toney may be done with UFC, but not done with MMA

Dana White said James Toney is done with the UFC following his first round loss to Randy Couture at UFC 118 but Toney is apparently not done with MMA.That’s according to his longtime boxing coach John Arthur, who told MMA Junkie that Couture “might have won the battle, but the war ain't over yet".Responding to White’s remarks that Toney was...
September 2nd 2010

UFC 118 medical suspensions

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission has released details of the medical suspensions for UFC 118, which took place under its auspices last weekend.They are as follows:Gray Maynard: 30 days/21 days no contactKenny Florian: 45 days/30 days no contactNate Diaz: 60 days or 180 days if suspected nasal fracture is proved; can return earlier if cleared by...
September 2nd 2010

UFC 118: Official gate and attendance

Official details of the UFC 118 gate and attendance have been revealed by the  Massachusetts State Athletic Commission.Tickets sold: 11,205 Complimentary tickets issued: 2,963 Total attendance: Total gate: $2.8 million.Massachusetts State tax: 4% of live gate, plus 2% of broadcast tax, capped at $75,000...
September 2nd 2010

UFC 118 salareis: Toney takes $500,000

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission has released purse details for UFC 118, which took place under its auspices last weekend.IBA heavyweight boxing champion James Toney was the big winner, taking home $500,000 despite being blitzed by Randy Couture and submitted in just over three minutes. Toney’s paycheque makes him the highest-paid MMA debutant ever...
September 2nd 2010

Alan Belcher forced to undergo second eye surgery

Alan Belcher has had surgery on his right eye for a second time after his vision became blurry again on Tuesday.Belcher suffered a detached retina last month and was forced to undergo emergency surgery to correct the problem. He was told that he would possibly have to retire from fighting depending how it healed and that there was no guarantee that he would regain...
September 2nd 2010

Overeem wants to see Fedor vs Antonio Silva

Alistair Overeem has lent his weight to Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva’s efforts to get a fight with Fedor Emelianenko under the Strikeforce banner.Silva has been pushing for the fight and Strikeforce are interested but the match is apparently meeting with resistance from Emelianenko’s management.Overeem took to Twitter to back Silva‘s call for...

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