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May 27th 2010

Rumble: "Koscheck deserves an Oscar, he needs to be careful"

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson recently spent some time in the UK to do some promotional work for his sponsors at BSN, a leading nutritional supplement company. Fighters Only caught up with him to find out what he has been up to since his fight with Josh Koscheck at UFC…FO: Hey Anthony, thanks for talking to us. What’s been going on?I’ve been...
May 27th 2010

UFC targets Chinese expansion, TUF China promised

Having just announced the opening of a dedicated Canadian office, the UFC is already hard at work in Asia. China and India are two countries high on the target list and White revealed this week that the UFC is to open an office in China, although he did not say when. "What we've used [until now] to go into Europe and even Australia is our UK office but we're...
May 27th 2010

Alves to Fitch: "Lets put on a great show"

Thiago Alves has appealed to Jon Fitch to “put on a great show” when they finally meet for a rematch at UFC 117. The clash was supposed to take place at UFC 111, and at UFC 108 before that, but both meetings were scuppered by injury.Prior to UFC 111 Alves underwent a brain scan and was found to have “irregularities”. That caused him to be...
May 27th 2010

Bipsing on Miller: "He is mentally beaten already"

Michael Bisping says he has a lot of respect for his UFC 114 opponent Dan Miller but is of the opinion that he is already beaten in his own head. Bisping says Miller’s demeanour in Las Vegas over the past couple of days suggests he is lacking confidence.“To be honest I think he is mentally beaten already. Its no secret he is coming off two losses and I...
May 26th 2010

Bisping talks UFC 114, Rampage, middleweight division

Michael Bisping faces Dan Miller in the co-main event of UFC 114 this coming weekend. Miller is a dangerous submission wrestler while Bisping will have the edge on the feet. The British middleweight talked to us about the fight, his team mate Rampage and the middleweight landscape.FO: So lets start with the obvious, how has this training camp been? Jiu Jitsu...
May 26th 2010

Hathaway on Sanchez:"There are a lot of things in my favour"

John Hathaway says he did not have to think long when UFC matchmaker Joe Silva offered him a fight with recent lightweight contender Diego Sanchez at UFC 114. Despite Hathaway’s relative low profile in the organisation, he was not at all overawed by Sanchez’s resumé or past achievements.“It was just one of several fights that got offered to...
May 26th 2010

GSP admits playing it safe in fights

Georges St. Pierre says he is baffled by the criticism his tactics against Dan Hardy at UFC 111 have received from fans who were not impressed by his performance. The French-Canadian has been accused of playing it safe - and he says that yes, he does, but he does not see it as a bad thing. "That's true, I fight safe, and I'm not going to hide it… I don't...
May 26th 2010

Belcher wants match with Maia, eye on title shot

Alan Belcher is asking for the UFC to match him with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Demian Maia in a bid to earn the top contender spot in the middleweight division and get a crack at the title belt currently held by Anderson Silva’s. Maia recently made an unsuccessful challenge for the belt and Belcher feels a win over him would place him in pole position."Right...
May 26th 2010

Daley says fan pressure may put him back in the UFC

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley says it will be almost impossible for the UFC not to take him back into the fold if he blazes such a trail outside the organisation that fan pressure mounts for his return. Speaking to Fighters Only today, Daley said that money talks louder than anything when it comes to business.“I’m just going to be me now. When people...
May 26th 2010

Strikeforce CEO on Fedor-Werdum title shot, Melendez-Alvarez

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has confirmed that the winner of the fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum is looking at a title shot against heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem later this year. Coker has also dismissed rumours that he is in talks with Bellator to have Gilbert Melendez fight Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.“It’s...