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July 7th 2010

Little Nog on Sonnen: "Anderson will beat him like a child"

UFC light-heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira leapt to the defense of his heavyweight brother Rodrigo when he heard what Chael Sonnen said about him at a recent UFC fan Q&A. Sonnen said Anderson Silva’s BJJ black belt was questionable, coming as it does froim the Nogueira brothers. He then added “I don’t really understand what the big deal is...
July 7th 2010

Shane Carwin finds out why body 'locked up' in Brock fight

Further to comments he made after losing his UFC 116 title challenge, Shane Carwin has found out what it was that was bothering him in the fight with Brock Lesnar and making him feel like his body had ‘locked up’. “What happened to me July 3rd is called ‘Lactic Acidosis‘. It was brought on by a few things and mainly not breathing while...
July 7th 2010

M-1 boss: "I think Fedor can still reach deal with UFC"

M-1 Global president Vadim Finklestein thinks that a deal could still be reached with the UFC that could see the Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko join the organisation, despite the bad feeling that has thus far existed between M-1 and the UFC.Speaking to Russian magazine ProSport (the article was replicated on Sports.ru website) Finkelstein was asked if he...
July 7th 2010

Machida looking for interim title fight with Rashad Evans

Former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is looking for an interim title to be created now that current champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is going to be sidelined until at least early 2011, according to his manager Ed Soares.Soares told MMA Junkie Radio that Machida would like to dispute an interim title with fellow former champion Rashad Evans, the...
July 6th 2010

Alistair Overeem: Official statement regarding DREAM

Alistair Overeem has released an official statement explaining his decision not to fight on the forthcoming DREAM 15 show. He was originally lined up to face Andrei Arlovski for the DREAM heavyweight title but withdrew after his opponent was changed several times and the belt was taken off the line.The statement reads:“I have heard numerous rumors about me...
July 6th 2010

Gallery: Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin in pictures

Brock Lesnar retained his title in style at UFC 116 on Saturday night, coming back from a forst-round pummelling at the hands of Shane Carwin to finish his challenger off with an arm-triangle submission in the second round. Click on any picture to the right to open a gallery of images from the fight. Here's how Fighters Only reported the fight at the weekend: With...
July 6th 2010

UFC 116 purse payments

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer has released details of the purse payments made to fighters at  UFC 116. Brock Lesnar was the top earner, with a flat fee of $400,000 for his title-retainng efforts against challenger Shane Carwin, who was paid $40,000.Chris Leben was the second-highest earner, taking home $86,000 for his win over Yoshihiro...
July 6th 2010

Nate Diaz signs new UFC deal

Nate Diaz has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and will continue his campaign in the welterweight division with a fight against Marcus Davis at UFC 118, with signed bout agreements now in place.Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie told MMAjunkie.com about the new contract today and also confirmed that the Davis fight is signed. That fight will take place in...
July 6th 2010

Velasquez ready for Brock "any time the UFC wants"

Cain Velasquez has not been told when he will be meeting with UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, but a source close to the top contender says he will be ready “any time the UFC wants”.It had been rumoured that the UFC was looking to make the match in September, having it headline UFC 119. But Yahoo! Sports writer Kevin Iole, who has good access to...

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