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June 22nd 2010

Wanderlei out of UFC 116 fight, suffers fractured ribs

Wanderlei Silva is out of his UFC 116 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama after suffering fractured ribs in training. Chris Leben has been drafted in as a replacement opponent and will feature in the co-main event of the evening.Fighters Only has learned from a source in the Las Vegas MMA community that the injury was picked up in a hard sparring session around this time...
June 22nd 2010

Kendall Grove lifts the lid on TUF selection process

Kendall Grove has lifted the lid on The Ultimate Fighter selection process, telling TapouT Radio listeners that the show’s stars are selected by Spike TV and are not picked by the UFC. Grove said that explains why the likes of Junie Browning would get a place over another more talented fighter who was not going to create as much drama. "Spike TV pretty...
June 22nd 2010

Wanderlei: "I expect Akiyama to fight like a man"

Wanderlei Silva is expecting a stand-up battle from Yoshihiro Akiyama when they meet at UFC 116 on July 3rd. Silva believes the Japanese judo stylist is going to stand right in front of him to exchange strikes - and he cannot wait.“I think he will be the first guy I fight that isn’t going to run from me. All my other opponents run, I have to chase them...
June 21st 2010

Respect

No matter how fervently we supporters of Mixed Martial Art try to suggest otherwise, if we are honest we have to admit it is a fairly brutal sport.  To win a fight you must land a punishing blow to your opponent, rendering them unconscious. Or, you have to mercilessly provoke excruciating pain and force a submission. Or, you have to impress the judges by...
June 21st 2010

Shields and Strikeforce far apart on new contract numbers

Jake Shields’ camp have presented Strikeforce with “a much different number than what we thought was realistic" says company CEO Scott Coker. He told MMA Junkie that he and his middleweight champion appear to be on different pages regarding what the terms of a new deal should be.But Shields manager, his father Jack, says that in his opinion the...
June 21st 2010

Tim Credeur: "I will fight again"

Following Tim Credeur being unable to fight both Mike Massenzio and Tom Lawlor due to injury, there have been rumors circulating about his ability to continue in the sport.The Ultimate Fighter 7 contestant last appeared on UFC Fight Night 19 in an exciting war with former middleweight title contender Nate Quarry. When Fighters Only asked about his health issues,...
June 21st 2010

Jon Jones celebrating brother's Baltimore Ravens draft

Jon 'Bones' Jones is celebrating a different kind of ‘win’ today after seeing his brother get drafted to NFL team the Baltimore Ravens in today’s picks. Defensive tackle Arthur Jones was the Ravens’ first draft pick this year and earned a three-year deal. According to Jon, Arthur has already been told he has made the team and can expect to be...
June 21st 2010

Fedor: "I am not a very special person"

Fedor Emelianenko does not consider himself to be “a very special person” or “the strongest fighter” out there, according to an interview released by Strikeforce ahead of his fight with Fabricio Werdum this Saturday night. “I do not consider myself to be the strongest fighter or be a very special person. I just come out to the ring...
June 21st 2010

WEC 49 highlights and results

Jamie Varner got kicked in the groin three times during his fight with Kamal Shalorus at WEC 49 last night. As if that was not bad enough Varner also broke his right hand at some point in the second round and was forced to resort to a kicking game, which probably did little to soothe his groin.Shalorus was swinging for the fences in the first round while Varner...