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May 31st 2010

Ricardo Arona likely to join UFC

Former PRIDE standout Ricardo Arona says his meeting with Dana White over the weekend went “better than I expected” and has left him feeling positive about the prospect of fighting for the UFC in the near future. “I told him I wanted an opportunity to rejoin the UFC before the end of the year, a chance to be here and he said he wanted me on his...
May 31st 2010

Rampage vs Machida likely later this year

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson could face Lyoto Machida in his next UFC fight, according to company president Dana White. Both fighters are coming off losses, Jackson to Rashad Evans at UFC 114 and Machida to Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC 113.“I was talking to [his manager] Ed Soares, I am going to get together with Machida in the next couple...
May 31st 2010

Fedor comments on controversial 'Nazi' documentary

Fedor Emelianenko and his brother Aleksander are not happy with the Russian television company NTV following the making and recent broadcast of a documentary which tried to paint the pair as thugs and some kind of right-wing fascists. The documentary aired late March but the repercussions are ongoing.According to Fedor, the program-makers used very selective editing...
May 30th 2010

Rampage on Evans loss; "Its going to haunt me"

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson chided reporters in the build-up to UFC 114 when they asked him if ring rust would be a factor when he stepped into the cage against Rashad Evans following a 15-month absence from competition.But at the post-fight press conference he admitted that yes, the break did have an effect. "I'm really ashamed of myself that I fell...
May 30th 2010

UFC 114 salary payouts

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released details of the salaries paid to fighters at last night’s UFC 114 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top earner was Rashad Evans who walked away with nearly half-a-million dollars after defeating arch-rival Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson by way of unanimous decision. The purse included a $185,000 win bonus....
May 30th 2010

UFC 114 main card highlights

The build-up to this fight lasted over a year and it was one of the most highly-anticipated clashes of recent memory. The staredown at the start was one to savour and the stage was set for an explosive conclusion to a genuinely bitter rivalry.It looked like things were going to be over quick - Evans piled forward after ten seconds and landed a right hand square on...
May 30th 2010

UFC 114 Fight of the Night bonuses

Mike Russow, Ryan Jensen, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jason Brilz were the award winners last night with each earning a bonus cheque for $65,000 in addition to their basic purses and any win bonuses they may have accrued.Russow earned the Knockout of the Night for his surprise KO of Todd Duffee in the third round of their fight. Russow had been on the losing end for...
May 30th 2010

UFC 114 review and highlights

The build-up to this fight lasted over a year and it was one of the most highly-anticipated clashes of recent memory. The staredown at the start was one to savour and the stage was set for an explosive conclusion to a genuinely bitter rivalry.It looked like things were going to be over quick - Evans piled forward after ten seconds and landed a right hand square on...
May 29th 2010

All UFC 114 fighters make weight

All 22 fighters made weight for UFC 114 at the official fighter weigh-ins that were held today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amir Sadollah and Aaron Riley needed to strip right down to make their weights but other than that everyone made weight at the first attempt. The results were:Main Card:Rashad Evans (206) vs. Quinton...
May 29th 2010

UFC 114: Main event preview

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Rashad Evans will square off a few hours from now in what is one of the most anticipated UFC fights of recent memory. The two were opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter season nine and were due to fight at UFC 107.But then Jackson took a role in a movie version of The A-Team and he was forced to pull out of the match. The...