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August 6th 2010

Want free UFC tickets? Serve your country

Ever wonder how to get your hands on complimentary UFC tickets when the world’s biggest MMA show hits your town? Numbers given out in the agenda for a recent Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting give some useful insight.  According to the agenda, Zuffa LLC - parent company of the UFC - requested tax to be waived on 950 complimentary tickets issued for...
August 6th 2010

Gomi top earner at UFC Live on Versus 2

Takanori Gomi was the top earner at UFC Live on Versus 2, pocketing $80,000 for his stoppage win over Tyson Griffn. The former PRIDE lightweight champion defeated Griffin by KO at 1:04 of the first round.His purse was made up of a $40,000 base rate and a $40,000 win bonus on top of that. As with all salaries revealed by the California State Athletic Commission this...
August 5th 2010

Fitch says Alves weight-cut issues are "ridiculous"

Jon Fitch says that Thiago Alves’ weight-cutting problems are “ridiculous” and that the American Top Team welterweight had “better” make weight for their Saturday night meeting at UFC 117.“He’s got a lot of stuff to do, he’s had a long layoff. We knew that his weight was probably gonna be an issue coming in so its no...
August 5th 2010

UFC 117 Breakdown: Fitch vs. Alves

By Simon Platt Since his UFC 87 ‘fight of the night’ decision loss to current welterweight champion George St Pierre in August 2008, Jon Fitch has gone on a convincing, if less than enthralling, 4-0 run.  Whilst each victory has been via his now near customary trip before the judges, (Fitch’s last seven victories all being via decision), solid...
August 5th 2010

The Game takes aim at Rampage (again)

Compton-based rapper The Game, once a part of 50 Cent’s G-Unit clique before parting ways over a disagreement, has taken a few more popshots at former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.Regular readers will remember that Rampage and The Game got into a little feud around June when The Game used his Twitter account to tell all...
August 5th 2010

Brazilian coalition to sue Impact FC promoters

None of the Brazilian fighters who fought for short-lived Australian MMA promotion Impact FC last month have been paid, Fighters Only was told today. The list of names awaiting payment includes Pedro Rizzo, Murilo Bustamante and Paulo Filho. One of the affected fighters is attempting to form the others into a coalition to bring a group lawsuit against Impact FC. He...
August 5th 2010

Hughes looking to make an example of Almedia this weekend

Matt Hughes is aiming to make an example of Ricardo Almeida when they meet in the Octagon on Saturday night. Former welterweight champion Hughes has recently found himself being called out by a string of fighters, Almeida included, and he doesn’t like it.“When I started fighting for the [Ultimate Fighting] Championship, I was always the underdog and I...
August 5th 2010

"Good for Roger," says Dana

UFC president Dana White says he has no time for illegal street fighting, but he does not extend that disapproval to letting your fists fly in defence of a woman being assaulted.Last night former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta hit the headlines after a video emerged of him remonstrating in the street with an unnamed male who had moments earlier sucker-punched a woman...
August 5th 2010

Almeida: "Before you seek revenge, dig two graves"

Ricardo Almeida might be a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie but he does not see this weekend’s match against Matt Hughes at UFC 117 as any kind of vendetta, despite Hughes having beat Renzo by TKO at UFC 112."Vengeance is a negative feeling. I try to be the best strategist possible inside the Octagon. Liking or disliking Hughes isn't going...
August 4th 2010

UK: UFC stars starting signing tour of country today

To celebrate the release of UFC Undisputed 2010 video game, the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation and THQ have arranged a ‘meet ‘n’ greet’ tour of elite British UFC fighters at selected GAME and Gamestation stores around the UK this summer.Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Ross Pearson, Terry Etim, John Hathaway and Paul Kelly are taking...

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