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July 6th 2010

UFC 116 purse payments

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer has released details of the purse payments made to fighters at  UFC 116. Brock Lesnar was the top earner, with a flat fee of $400,000 for his title-retainng efforts against challenger Shane Carwin, who was paid $40,000.Chris Leben was the second-highest earner, taking home $86,000 for his win over Yoshihiro...
July 6th 2010

Nate Diaz signs new UFC deal

Nate Diaz has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and will continue his campaign in the welterweight division with a fight against Marcus Davis at UFC 118, with signed bout agreements now in place.Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie told MMAjunkie.com about the new contract today and also confirmed that the Davis fight is signed. That fight will take place in...
July 6th 2010

Velasquez ready for Brock "any time the UFC wants"

Cain Velasquez has not been told when he will be meeting with UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, but a source close to the top contender says he will be ready “any time the UFC wants”.It had been rumoured that the UFC was looking to make the match in September, having it headline UFC 119. But Yahoo! Sports writer Kevin Iole, who has good access to...
July 6th 2010

M-1 boss denies multiple reports that company is in meltdown

M-1 Global executive Evgeni Kogan has denied reports that the company is in “meltdown” and has closed its head office in the Netherlands. The claim was made by a report on MMA Fighting which said Fedor Emelianenko’s loss to Fabricio Werdum has caused “panic” at M-1.According to the report, by long-time MMA Fighting writer Michael David...
July 6th 2010

Rich Franklin raffles autographed arm-cast for charity

Remember the picture of Chuck Liddell signing Rich Franklin’s arm-cast after breaking the arm for him in their UFC 115 fight? Well now that arm-cast could be yours, courtesy of a raffle Franklin is running in aid of a breast cancer charity. Liddell’s signature is already on the cast and Franklin’s will be added once it is removed from his arm. He...
July 5th 2010

Exclusive: CroCop "I could not refuse a rematch with Nogueira"

Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira said last week that he would like a second fight with Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic, the former K-1 kickboxer who along with Nogueira was one of the stars of the heavyweight division.Nogueira told Mano a Mano that he would like a second fight with Filipovic now they are both in the UFC. He won their...
July 5th 2010

Fisher signs new UFC deal, meets debutant Warburton at UFC 120

Spencer Fisher has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and will return to action at UFC 120 in October. He will face organisation newcomer Kurt Warburton, who will be making his debut at the event.The news comes via a Dayton Daily News report today citing sources close to the Fisher camp. According to the report, verbal agreement has been given by both fighters...
July 5th 2010

Wand out for six to seven months, wants Leben on return

Wanderlei Silva expects to be out of action for six to seven months after surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his knee. The former Pride champion was forced to pull out of a UFC 116 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama because of the damage and because of broken ribs suffered in training.He was replaced by Chris Leben, who surprised many when he submitted Akiyama in the...
July 5th 2010

Chute Boxe heavyweight signs with UFC

Chute Boxe founder Rudimar Fedrigo has announced Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz as the camp’s UFC newcomer. “Spartan” debuts at UFC 120 event in UK, on October 20th in London against Rob ‘The Bear’ Broughton, who is widely considered the best heavyweight in Britain. The Chute Boxe fighter is comeing off two knockout victories at...
July 5th 2010

Carwin: "I felt like I had whole body cramp"

Shane Carwin has posted an analysis his fight with Brock Lesnar on his personal blog, in which he reveals that he felt like he was suffering from “whole body cramp” shortly before the end of the first round. Carwin looked tired when he came out for the second round and Lesnar was able to take him down and eventually submit him with an arm-triangle, ending...