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May 15th 2010

Strikeforce: main event previews

Alistair Overeem is the clear favorite in tonight’s fight with Brett Rogers at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. The massive Dutchman has a wider MMA repertoire and is far more comfortable on the floor than Rogers, who relies on his heavy punching power to put his opponents away.Overeem also possesses massive power in his strikes and has held his own against some...
May 15th 2010

President Obama knows his MMA

Whenever the word ‘president’ is mentioned in connection with mixed martial arts it is usually a reference to UFC president Dana White, one of the most well-known faces in the sport. But even his colossal status in the MMA world pales in comparison to that of another president, US head of state Barrack Obama.Obama visited Duff's Famous Chicken Wings in...
May 14th 2010

There's no school like the Old School

As the UFC, and by default MMA, continues its global expansion faster than Matt Mitrione’s waistline, new fans are being introduced to the sport on an almost daily basis. Where pirated VHS once provided the only real medium to watch what sparse events there were, today’s world is comparatively teeming with exposure - 38 live shows across the UFC,...
May 14th 2010

Overeem not letting Fedor off the hook

Alistair Overeem says he will divert from type and start doing some trash-talking of his own to get a fight with Fedor Emelianenko if he gets past Brett Rogers this weekend. “He has been ducking me. I'm sure he's not but his management (has), putting all these barriers to a fight between us, and his management doesn't want us to fight. That's why he's fighting...
May 14th 2010

Strikeforce weigh-in results

Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and his challenger Brett Rogers made weight at the first attempt in today’s official weigh-ins. The two heavyweights are topping tomorrow night’s Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery card in St. Louis, Missouri. Andrei Arlovski and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva also made weight for their fight, which is the co-main...
May 14th 2010

Jeff Lawson talks BAMMA, Daley, training at Rough House

Fighters Only contributor Matt Benyon spoke to Bournemouth-based, Ultimate Fighter Season 9 alumni Jeff "Ippon" Lawson about his upcoming fight at BAMMA 3 this weekend.How has preparation been going for your fight this weekend, Jeff?JL: Preparation has been the best yet. I've been at the Roughouse with the likes of Andre Winner, Paul Daley, Ross Pearson,...
May 14th 2010

Andrei Arlovski taking no chances at Strikeforce tomorrow

Andrei Arlovski was issued with an ultimatum following his loss to Brett Rogers last year - and it came from his own coaches. Now riding a two-fight losing streak, the former UFC heavyweight champion knows he cannot afford to go 0-3.“I had meetings with all my trainers, and they gave me a lot of ultimatums. They said that I had to do it their way, or that I...
May 14th 2010

Tito Ortiz: "We have problems like every couple does"

Tito Ortiz has made light of his recent problems with partner Jenna Jameson, saying the situation is no different to those faced by other couples around the world - apart from the media scrutiny. Ortiz was arrested last month on allegations of domestic abuse against Jameson. The allegations have since proved groundless.“I've never laid a hand on Jenna and never...
May 14th 2010

Rampage finds Shogun "very interesting"

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson says the prospect of a fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is “very interesting” to him should he get past Rashad Evans at UFC 114. The fight offers him both the prospect of revenge for the 2005 loss he suffered to Shogun in PRIDE and the chance to reclaim the UFC light-heavyweight belt.“Yeah [Shogun...