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September 8th 2010

Grove vs Maia at TUF 12 Finale

Kendall Grove has a tough test in store for his next fight, as he faces recent middleweight title challenger Demian Maia at the TUF 12 Finale on December 4th.Grove announced the match via his Twitter account, “December 4th live on Spike TUF 12 final Grove vs Maia,” he wrote. And he added, “I know he's one of da best that's [wh]y I took the fight I'm...
September 7th 2010

All Shine Fights participants face 90-day suspensions

All fighters who compete at Shine Fights this Friday will be hit with 60-day or 90-day suspensions immediately afterwards, for taking part in an unsanctioned event. The suspension is not punitive, it is a safety measure aimed at protecting fighters who have competed in events outside the jurisdiction of an athletic commission.Shine Fights was die to take place in...
September 7th 2010

Dan Hardy: "Lots of UFC 'fighters' are nothing of the sort"

If you are a UFC fighter, you should be putting it all on the line in every fight.That’s the message that recent welterweight title challenger Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy sent out today in a column for his home city news portal, This is Nottingham, as he pondered whether British fighters like Andre Winner, Nick Osipczak and himself need to be doing more...
September 7th 2010

Dana: Shields may get next title shot instead of Fitch

Jon Fitch is not a lock to get the next welterweight title shot, it has been confirmed by UFC president Dana White, who says that Jake Shields and Martin Kampmann may also be in the mix.Instead, the organisation is waiting to see what happens with the Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck fight later this year and“I want to wait for Koscheck and St. Pierre to...
September 7th 2010

Shine Fights statement on move to Oklahoma from Virginia

Troubled new US promotion Shine Fights has issued a statement castigating the Virginia State Athletic Commission for the “questionable treatment” allegedly received from the body. The statement also announces Shine’s September 10th Grand Prix Tournament will be moved from Virginia to First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma."I was given verbal...
September 7th 2010

Palhares: "I'm not trying to hurt anyone, just be fast"

During a recent chat with Fighters Only, Rousimar Palhares took a moment to address allegations that he holds onto submissions for too long once he has something locked in and his opponent taps. Criticism of the Brazilian Top Team fighter was rife after his heel hook win over Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 in March this year. He was accused of holding the submission for too...
September 7th 2010

Carwin calls for MMA world to support wrestling

Shane Carwin has called for the MMA world to support youth wrestling programs, and has urged the likes of Randy Couture to reach out to disadvantaged youths in a bid to develop future talent both in the MMA world and on the international and Olympic wrestling circuit.“Wrestling (Folk, Freestyle and Greco) needs our (the MMA community) support. We need Club...
September 7th 2010

TapouT revenues "will double in two years", says new owner

TapouT’s new owners are predicting that they will double the brand’s $200 million turnover within two years. The iconic MMA apparel company was sold to capital venture group Authentic Brands Group this week, along with Silver Star and Hitman Fight Gear (a TapouT subdivision).Neither side is revealing how much the brand was sold for. ABG formed recently...
September 7th 2010

TapouT sold to Authentic Brands Group

Rumours that MMA clothing giant TapouT was to be sold have proved true. Along with Silver Star and Hitman Fight Gear, the label has been bought out by Authentic Brands Group, which describes itself as a company dedicated to “acquiring a global portfolio of world-renowned brands and to enhance brand equity through partnering with best-in-class brand...
September 6th 2010

Q & A with Joe Lauzon

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon scored a first-round win over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of his home city of Boston. He submitted the BJJ black belt with an armbar at 2:01 of the very first round.FO: So you’re coming off a great win, an absolute demolition job, over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 in front of your hometown crowd. Tell us how you’re feeling!...

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