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March 17th 2010

GSP: "I trained to fight an army, one man cannot break me"

Dan Hardy is the massive underdog in everybody’s betting book bar one - Georges St. Pierre’s Where many fight fans are writing Hardy’s chances off in his March 27th challenge for St. Pierre’s welterweight belt, the French-Canadian has him pegged as “the most dangerous guy” he has ever faced.“I have to say something, a lot of...
March 17th 2010

Mir seeks to apply Brock lessons in Carwin fight

Losing to Brock Lesnar in their second match was a hard blow for Frank Mir, but as with all clouds it had something of a silver lining. Being only the second time Mir had faced a gargantuan man with such wrestling credentials - and improved MMA skills since their first meeting - Mir found himself on something of a (painful) learning curve. “I think I learned...
March 17th 2010

No regrets for Carwin over missing out on Brock fight

Despite having a recent shot at the heavyweight belt fall through, UFC 111’s Shane Carwin is all business as he prepares to fight Frank Mir for the interim version of the belt at the March 27th event. If he is disappointed not to be going directly into a title fight with Brock Lesnar as originally planned, you would not know it from talking to him.“I have...
March 17th 2010

Irvin carries scars of addiction into battle with Sakara

UFC light-heavyweight James Irvin says that being caught using competition- prohibited prescription drugs was the best thing that could ever have happened to him. Not only were the Vicodin, methadone and oxymorphone something that threatened his license to be a fighter, they had also taken over his day-to-day life. Like many people, Irvin began using the strong...
March 17th 2010

Ortiz: "I lost 15lbs, I thought I had swine flu"

Tito Ortiz says he has lost over a stone in weight during his recent bout of influenza. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion was admitted to hospital on Monday after suffering the debilitating effects of a bad flu infection.In fact, the symptoms were so bad Ortiz thought he may have swine flu, a particularly virulent strain of the ailment. Regular influenza...
March 16th 2010

Mariusz Pudzianowski on facing Tim Sylvia, Nastula, MMA

The World’s Strongest Man’s next MMA fight is only nine weeks away. I met Mariusz Pudzianowski in Olsztyn and I decided to ask him about his preparations for KSW 13, his fight in USA and future plans. Here is the interview.Mariusz your next MMA bout will take place at the Martial Arts Confrontation 13 on May 7th in Katowice. Tell me please, how are your...
March 16th 2010

UK: Sinclair v Weichel set for BAMMA 3

Rob Sinclair and Daniel Weichel will meet in a five-round lightweight title clash at BAMMA 3 in Birmingham on May 15th, Fighters Only learned last night. Bout agreements are expected to be signed and returned this week.Weichel (23-6) is a very experienced fighter at the top end of the European circuit and is unbeaten in his last five outings. He fights at both...
March 16th 2010

Shields wants fights with Anderson, GSP

Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields says he wants to fight the likes of Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre to prove that he is the best fighter in the world. His ideal scenario is a Strikeforce vs. UFC event pitching the organisation’s champions against each other, with him fighting St. Pierre.But that is never going to happen, so is Shields...
March 16th 2010

Ortiz treated in hospital for bad case of influenza

Tito Ortiz is laid up with a heavy case of what he describes as influenza and has suffered symptoms so bad he went to hospital yesterday to be looked at. His partner Jenna Jameson posted a Twitter message Monday afternoon saying Ortiz had gone to seek medical attention. “My heart is with @titoortiz right now. I know being in the hospital is rough, your family...
March 16th 2010

Pudzianowski has contract for Tim Sylvia fight in May

Mariusz Pudzianowski has agreed to a fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia on American soil. The fight, to be staged by a company called Moosin, had been rumoured for late April but the World’s Strongest Man legend was scheduled to fight for Polish promotion KSW on May 7th. Polish television company PolSat did not like the risk of him fighting...