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June 23rd 2010

Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin: Conference Call Highlights

The conference call for UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin took place today, and leviathan contender Shane Carwin fielded questions from the media along with a jovial Brock Lesnar about their upcoming confrontation on July 3rd. Fighters Only’s Dallas Winston got on the call:Brock Lesnar has never been a man who hesitates to express what’s really on his mind, and...
June 23rd 2010

Send your Get Well wishes to Wanderlei - here's how

Wanderlei Silva revealed to Fighters Only today that he has three broken ribs and also has a bad knee injury that will require surgery. The rib injury forced him out of his UFC 116 clash with Yoshihiro Akiyama and he is now looking at a long stretch on the sidelines.“This is a very, very, very hard moment for me. This is my livelihood, my job and I already put...
June 23rd 2010

Lesnar on Carwin: "I feel no threat from him whatsoever"

Brock Lesnar has dismissed the threat Shane Carwin poses out of hand, saying the interim heavyweight champion has no chance of taking the main heavyweight belt from him when they meet at UFC 116 on July 3rd.Commenting on what lessons he had taken from Carwin’s win over Frank Mir at , which earned Carwin the UFC interim heavyweight belt, Lesnar scoffed...
June 23rd 2010

Exclusive: Wanderlei comments on rib injury, reveals knee surgery

Wanderlei Silva has commented exclusively to Fighters Only on the training camp injury that forced him off the UFC 116 card and out of his bout with Yoshihiro Akiyama. Silva was forced to pull out after suffering broken ribs in training last week.But he also tells us that he suffered a bad knee injury two weeks ago and while he was advised to withdraw based on that...
June 22nd 2010

M-1 executive on Fedor's retirement comment

Talk of imminent retirement is misplaced, say Fedor Emelianenko’s management at M-1 Global, but they do concede that the Russian heavyweight is not going to continue fighting into his 40s like some of his fellow competitors.Fedor’s translator came under fire last week for omitting part of a reply during a Strikeforce conference call, which had Fedor...
June 22nd 2010

James Toney reports 'muder in Boston'

Former boxing world champion James Toney has put out a video baiting his UFC 118 opponent Randy Couture, pretending to place a 911 call and order the emergency services to attend to “a murder in Boston” where the UFC 118 card takes place.Grasping a phone, Toney pretends to dial a number in theatrical fashion before launching into his tirade. “911?...
June 22nd 2010

Jon Fitch signs bout agreement for UFC 117 Thiago Alves fight

Fighters Only can confirm that Jon Fitch has signed a bout agreement to face Thiago Alves at UFC 117 in Oakland, California on August 7th. Fitch wrote on his Facebook account earlier “SIGNED, see you in Oakland!” and Fighters Only has since confirmed with that the document signed was a bout agreement for a rematch with Alves.The fight had been rumoured...
June 22nd 2010

Leben comments on replacing Wand against Akiyama

Chris Leben has given his thoughts on being asked to step in to face Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116, which will take place just 12 days after his TUF 11 Finale win over Aaron Simpson. The fight with Akiyama will be the co-main event of the evening and will precede a heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.“The UFC called me and they said...
June 22nd 2010

Wanderlei out of UFC 116 fight, suffers fractured ribs

Wanderlei Silva is out of his UFC 116 fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama after suffering fractured ribs in training. Chris Leben has been drafted in as a replacement opponent and will feature in the co-main event of the evening.Fighters Only has learned from a source in the Las Vegas MMA community that the injury was picked up in a hard sparring session around this time...