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June 15th 2010

Claude Patrick comments on CroCop snatching Sub of the Night

UFC newcomer Claude Patrick has give his thoughts on Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic getting the Submission of the Night bonus at UFC 115. The night was Patrick’s debut and he won with a submission of his own, guillotining Ricardo Funch in the second round of their match.Patrick had his eye on the Submission of the Night bonus himself and figured that the...
June 15th 2010

Tim Kennedey takes issue with army jokes

Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy (11-2) is a decorated military veteran who served the US in Iraq and Afghanistan. No surprise then that he took issue with some smartass comments made when he was on a recent tour of a brewery back home.“I was at a brewery the other day that has 300 beers on tap, and if you drink a certain amount of them - I don’t...
June 15th 2010

Mike Goldberg comments on the "end of the Iceman era"

Long-time UFC commentator and Octagon-side fixture Mike Goldberg has given his thoughts on the end of “the Iceman era” following Chuck Liddell’s stoppage loss to Rich Franklin in the headline bout of UFC 115 on Saturday night.“Its more than sad, it’s the end of an era. He was the face, the guy on the cover of every magazine, every...
June 15th 2010

Dana does not rule out Anderson-GSP superfight

A “super fight” between Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre could still happen at some point, says UFC president Dana White, although fans should not expect to see it in the very near future. “We're in the business of making fights that people want to see. For instance, right now, I am getting terrorized - and I'm shocked that people keep doing it...
June 14th 2010

Big Fight in Piictures: CroCop vs Barry UFC 115

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic had something of a return to form in the co-main event of UFC 115,  submitting Pat Barry in the third round of their match after spending the previous two demonstrating the striking prowess that he used to dominate the PRIDE heavyweight division and win the Grand Prix in 2006.Barry had his moments as well - he dropped CroCop...
June 14th 2010

Canadian authorities questioned CroCop about war crimes

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has revealed how Canadian immigration officials subjected him to intensive questioning during his first two days in the country. They wanted to know if he was involved in any war crimes during his military service when the former Yugoslavia descended into civil war in the mid-1990s.Filipovic was with a Croatian unit from 1993-4...
June 14th 2010

Franklin broke arm, Barry broke hand and foot

Pat Barry and Rich Franklin both suffered breaks in their UFC 115 fights, with Barry suffering a double-dose of misfortune by breaking both his right hand and a bone in his right foot on the way to getting submitted by Mirko’CroCop’ Filipovic.“Pat is in the hospital with broken hand after 1st round & possible broken foot. Proud of the guys. Get...
June 14th 2010

MMA uncivilized?! (Response to Vancouver Sun article)

The UFC made its first visit to Vancouver, Canada on Saturday night and 17,000 fans packed into the sold out GM Arena to see a night of quality fights. But not everyone was taken with it. The Vancouver Sun writer in attendance didn’t like it. He found it ‘uncivilized’ - unlike hockey fighting!From the Vancouver Sun review of UFC 115:I'm trying to...
June 14th 2010

Nick Diaz vs Mayhem Miller "by end of year"

Nick Diaz and Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller could meet in a Strikeforce cage by the end of the year, says promoter Scott Coker. The pair were part of the now-notorious Nashville brawl in April but their next meeting looks set to be more legitimate."I think 'Mayhem' versus Nick Diaz was a fight we were going to promote anyway. It was just going to be a matter...
June 14th 2010

UFC Live II moved from Salt Lake City, Mormons to blame?

The UFC announced today that the Sunday, August 1st UFC LIVE event scheduled at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, is moving to San Diego, California and will now take place live from the San Diego Sports Arena.The move has been prompted by poor ticket sales in Salt Lake City, something which has baffled UFC president Dana White.“Our television...