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May 29th 2010

Nick Diaz, Kid Yamamoto victorious at DREAM 14

Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz submitted Hayato ‘Mach’ Sakurai in the first round of their clash at DREAM 14 in Japan today. Sakurai was arguably having the better of it early on and even managed to survive when on his back wedged against the fence by the Cesar Gracie black belt.After getting the fight back to the standing phase Sakurai went...
May 29th 2010

Matt Hughes inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

Matt Hughes became the latest inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame yesterday, becoming only the eight person in the company’s history to receive the honour. He lines up alongside great names such as Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Chuck Liddell.Hughes received the award on the main stage of the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. UFC president Dana...
May 29th 2010

Rashad: " I thought Rampage would have thicker skin"

Contrary to popular perception, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is sensitive to criticism and can’t take a joke, according to his UFC 114 opponent Rashad Evans. The build-up to this fight has been characterised by a back ‘n’ forth slew of insults and Evans reckons his barbs have hit home.“For somebody that talks a lot of trash,...
May 28th 2010

Belcher vs Maia at UFC Fight Night 22

Alan Belcher has been matched with Demian Maia for the headline bout of UFC Fight Night 22. The clash will take place on September 15th although the venue is yet to be confirmed.Belcher has been calling for a crack at Maia as part of his campaign to edge into the top of the middleweight division and title picture following a reasonably lengthy absence from...
May 28th 2010

Luis Cane: "I am not here to make excuses"

Luis Cane may have lost his last fight, a  UFC 106 meeting with Rogerio Nogueira, but he is taking nothing but positives from it. Speaking to Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame, the light-heavyweight said he has taken lessons from the UFC 106 loss.“I'm not here to make excuses or to justify the defeat; I get angry when I see people do that. The guy came, beat...
May 28th 2010

Little Nog still wants Forrest Griffin fight

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is not underestimating the challenge that Jason Brilz poses at Ufc 114 tomorrow night, but he still has his eye on a fight with Forrest Griffin, who was his original opponent until he was forced to pull out of the clash with a shoulder injury."I was a little bummed out. It was an opportunity for me to fight a great big name like Forrest...
May 28th 2010

Baroni thinking of retiring?

Phil ‘The New York Badass’ Baroni is apparently toying with the idea of retiring from fighting, following a career that has seen him compete in major league promotions such as the UFC and now-defunct Japanese outfit PRIDE FC.In a series of recent Twitter updates Baroni has given the impression he is ready to quit the sport of mixed martial arts, possibly...
May 27th 2010

Kelly-Volkmann fight moved to UFC 117

Paul Kelly’s fight with  Jacob Volkmann has been put back a month because of a delay in processing his US work visa. The British lightweight was due to meet Volkmann at UFC 116 on July 3rd but that fight is now off.In a text message to Fighters Only this morning Kelly wrote, “My fight has been put back a month because the [work] visa won’t be...
May 27th 2010

Sonnen takes "porn star" swipe at Anderson

UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has taken another dig at his UFC 117 opponent Anderson Silva, telling him to expect to be playing guard most of the fight.“You are going to be on your back more than a pornstar with a mortgage,” Sonnen tweeted earlier in an oblique reference to his wrestling skills that reveals what the gameplan will be: takedown...