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May 21st 2010

Overeem ready for Fedor challenge, says brother

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is “ready to meet the challenge” of a fight with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, says his brother Valentijn Overeem. Alistair has been calling for the match for some time, but claims Fedor’s management do not want to risk putting their man against him.Valentijn told Sports...
May 21st 2010

Overeem tests come back negative for steroids

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has tested negative for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs following his performance against Brett Rogers at ‘Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery’ last weekend. Overeem was one of ten fighters tested for performance-enhancers. Other names who have passed their tests include Antonio Silva, Joey...
May 21st 2010

Matt Hughes confirms Almeida fight at UFC 117

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has confirmed he will be fighting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117. News of the match leaked out this week, with Almeida being the first to confirm he had put pen to paper via an appearance on Versus show ‘The Daily Line’.“The UFC hasn’t told me I can release this yet, but...
May 21st 2010

Lindland redeeming himself via Strikeforce challengers

Matt Lindland makes a surprise appearance on Strikeforce Challengers card tonight. His appearance is surprise in the sense that ‘Challengers’ is a show aimed at uncovering new talent and yet Lindland is a well-established name in the sport and has fought the likes of former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Lindland, who once represented the...
May 21st 2010

Former WWE exec denies UFC move

Former WWE Canada president Carl DeMarco has denied that he is to join the UFC and head up a dedicated Canadian office for the company, as reported yesterday by Sportsnet.ca."There's no truth to it whatsoever. I know the UFC guys. I think it's a great organization, and I have a lot of respect for them, but I just have way too many ventures on the go, and I...
May 20th 2010

East Chicago announces 'Miguel Torres Day'

Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres will be recognized by his hometown of East Chicago, Indiana on Friday, June 4 in a special ceremony to reward both his achievements and his work with the city’s youth.East Chicago city officials announced today that June 4, 2010 will serve as “Miguel Angel Torres Day” in the city, with the former...
May 20th 2010

Q & A with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took part in a qick Q&A following the weekend’s ‘Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery’ card in St. Louis, Missouri. He talked about Alistair Overeem, Jake Shields and the future for several of the Strikeforce weight classes.Question: How did the results from Saturday’s event reshuffle the Strikeforce heavyweight...
May 20th 2010

Palhares says UFC 111 suspension was unfair

Rousimar Palhares may have received a suspension from the New Jersey Athletic Commission for holding a submission too long on Tomasz Drwal, but UFC president Dana White apparently did not think he had done anything wrong.Palhares told Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame, “Dana did not pull my ear, in fact he gave me a gift… the only one who punished me was the...
May 20th 2010

UFC confirms Boston Fan Expo in August

As first reported by Fighters Only earlier this week, the UFC has announced that it will be staging a fan Expo around the UFC 118 event in Boton this August. It will be the organisation’s third-ever expo and will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, 2010. "I think everyone knows...
May 20th 2010

GSP to head all-Canada team, UFC to open Canada office?

The UFC has promised a “major announcement” this week at a press conference to be held in the Canadian city of Toronto. The organisation has long had its eye on Toronto and the state of Ontario, which outlaw MMA, so speculation is rife as to what the announcement might be.The obvious guess is that Ontario has reversed its stance and brought in legislation...