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February 12th 2010

Mousasi leaves M-1 Global? (updated)

Gegard Mousasi has left the M-1 Global stable, according to a report published earlier today on Sherdog. The report said Mousasi had confirmed his departure from M-1 via an email. But shortly afterwards the article was taken down from the Sherdog site.An extract from the email was published in the article and read: ““After careful consideration, I have...
February 12th 2010

Ross Pearson confirms clash with Denis Siver

British lightweight Ross Pearson has confirmed that he will be fighting Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only on January 21st and Pearson today confirmed it via his Facebook account.“My next fight will be in Charlotte North Carolina, UFC Fight Night 21: Florian v Gomi against the very tough Dennis Siver,...
February 12th 2010

Belfort out of title fight with Anderson Silva

Vitor Belfort is out of his title fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 112 after picking up an injury in training, it has been confirmed. News of the withdrawal was first reported by Brazilian website Tatame last night, and sources in Belfort’s camp have since confirmed the news.According to the original Tatame report, Belfort’s karate trainer said the...
February 12th 2010

Machida-Shogun signed for UFC 113

The UFC has confirmed that bout agreements for a light-heavyweight title rematch between champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have been signed. The fight will headline UFC 113, which takes place at the Montreal Bell Centre in Canada on Saturday May 8th.The two first met at UFC 104 and Machida walked away...
February 12th 2010

@danawhite tops 1 million followers

As if the battle of Hall of Famers at UFC 109, legalization of the sport in Wisconsin and the first-ever show in Australia at UFC 110 weren't milestones enough for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, February also set records on Twitter.Dana White, UFC president, reached 1,000,000 followers on his Twitter account, @danawhite, on Tuesday, February 9th. Fewer than 250...
February 11th 2010

Kampmann cut puts him off UFC 111, no contact for four weeks

The cut which Martin Kampmann sustained to his forehead recently requires him to avoid contact for at least four weeks, he told Fighters Only today. The Danish Mauy Thai champion was to fight Ben Saunders at UFC 111 but has had to be replaced by Jake Ellenberger. “I got a very bad cut that needs a least 4 more weeks with no contact. So it not serious, but I am...
February 11th 2010

Tim Hague "I am going to spin someone's face backwards"

Tim Hague is disappointed to have been dropped from the UFC heavyweight division following his loss to Chris Tuscherer at the weekend, especially as he feels he won the fight. The decision could have gone either way and many fans feel that Hague should have got the nod from the judges.“Yes it sucks, yes I feel I won the fight, yes I landed a beauty flying knee...
February 11th 2010

CroCop interview on UFC 110: "I hope to justify my reputation"

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipvoc says his goal heading out to UFC 110 in Australia is to “justify my reputation”. The Croatian heavyweight has not had much luck in the UFC and is coming off a loss to Junior Dos Santos. Once considered almost unbeatable, Filipovic has now been written off by many and if he loses to Ben Rothwell next weekend, his career...
February 11th 2010

Trigg dropped by UFC after going 0-2

Frank Trigg has become the latest victim of the roster cuts that have followed UFC 108. He only rejoined the UFC in late 2009 but has lost both his bouts by way of first-round stoppage.  Having had a long career in MMA, the veteran fighter is now unlikely to see the inside of the Octagon again.“It is true, I was released from my contract with the UFC on...
February 11th 2010

Renzo "embarassed" by Rolles Gracie performance at UFC 108

Renzo Gracie is not a man to mince his words, so his reaction to Rolles Gracie’s loss at UFC 108 is unsurprising. Renzo, legendary even among the fighting family who share his surname, told the website GracieFighter that he was embarrassed about Rolles’ performance.“It was embarrassing. I can tell you he wasn't in that bad of shape. Fact is the...