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June 4th 2010

Fedor eyes political career, possibly retiring after two fights

Fedor Emelianenko could be retiring when his Strikeforce contract is up as he pursues a career in Russian politics. His management group M-1 Global have confirmed that he is included in the internal elections of the ‘United Russia’ party.According to US site Middle Easy, which has in the past proven to have reliable sources in the MMA world, Fedor may...
June 4th 2010

CroCop: "I don't like tough guy attitude"

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts and has a competition pedigree that encompasses wins over legends of the sport and a PRIDE Grand Prix title. His UFC 115 opponent Pat Barry has been fighting in MMA for only two years, yet Filipovic professes a lot of respect for him.“I never met Pat but definitely I like the...
June 3rd 2010

Dan Lauzon admits tough love from brother was a wake-up call

Dan Lauzon says that he has learned a valuable lesson from his loss to Efrain Escudero at UFC 114 and that the decision of his brother Joe Lauzon not to corner him was a wake-up call. Dan was also without his coaches Joe Pomfret and Steve Maze. They and his brother said he had not  trained at the intensity he promised he would and that their absence was a...
June 3rd 2010

Toney: "I wanted Brock first" and "Liddell looked uneasy"

Former heavyweight boxing champion James Toney says he wanted Brock Lesnar to be his first fight in the UFC octagon, instead of former heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture. Toney will make his UFC and MMA debut on August 28th in a fight against Couture at a catch weight of around 220lbs.“I told Dana White, I said, the only way I would do...
June 3rd 2010

Paulo Thiago backs Koscheck against GSP

Paulo Thiago has commented on the fact that Josh Koscheck is getting a title shot in the UFC welterweight division despite suffering a KO loss at his hands early last year. Thiago stopped Koscheck at UFC 95 but says he is not at all bitter that he is still lower in the rankings.“Not at all, Koscheck has a much bigger name than me and deserves this opportunity...
June 3rd 2010

Krazy Horse out, Noons face Heun on June 16th

KJ Noons (8-2) is now set to face Conor Heun (8-3) on the main card of Strikeforce’s June 16th event, which will be televised on Showtime. Noons was originally set to face Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennet but Heun was brought in when the original match could not be made.Noons will be making his Strikeforce debut and fifth start on Showtime. He has won...
June 3rd 2010

Cung Le/Scott Smith rematch set for June 26th

Scott Smith is set to rematch Cung Le on Saturday, June 26th, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California when Strikeforce stages an event headlined by Fedor Emelianenko against Brazilian heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fights will air live on Showtime.Smith and Le fought on December 19th in the same venue. Le was having the best of the fight, dominating Smith...
June 3rd 2010

Tito 'fired' from show, baited into Twitter war with troll

The Tito Ortiz mystery was finally cleared up on The Ultimate Fighter last night as viewers saw UFC president  Dana White take Ortiz into an office and tell him that he was being relieved of his coaching duties immediately.Ortiz’s departure has been known about for some time but the exact circumstances were only aired last night. His woes were added to...
June 2nd 2010

Paul 'Semtex' Daley

True to his name, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley made an explosive debut in the UFC and followed that with a dynamite performance in his second fight for the company. But then he went out of the UFC with a bang, following a post-fight assault on Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 that was seen around the world. Fighters Only caught up with him to see what the future holds.FO:...
June 2nd 2010

Russow beat Duffee with broken arm

Mike Russow’s late knockout of Todd Duffee at UFC 114 impressed most fans who had watched him take a beating for much of the preceding two and a half rounds. But his win has been made even more impressive by the news that he earned it with a broken arm.According to medical suspensions imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission this week on fighters injured...