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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...
May 14th 2010

Strikeforce confirms Fedor-Werdum for June 26th

Fedor Emelianenko’s next appearance in the Strikeforce cage is confirmed for Saturday, June 26th, the organisation has officially announced. It will be the second time that the Russian heavyweight has competed under the Strikeforce banner.His opponent is Fabricio Werdum, a fellow PRIDE veteran, and their fight will be the main event of the evening. Werdum holds...
May 14th 2010

Bisping playing the waiting game

Michael Bisping is nervously playing the waiting game this weekend - but it is not anxiety about his UFC 114 fight on May 29th. Instead the top British middleweight is awaiting the arrival of his second child, due literally any minute now.The birth is badly-timed in the sense that Bisping has a fight next Saturday night and would like to be already out in Las Vegas...
May 13th 2010

What makes Tom Lawlor tick?

Fighters Only spoke to Tom Lawlor before his UFC 112 fight to find out what makes the MMA madman tick. FO: To date which has been your most memorable fight, good or bad, and why?I guess I’d have to say my most memorable fight is the fight against Aaron Simpson. Everybody says that you learn more from a loss than you do from a win. I’m going to go out on a...
May 13th 2010

Don King fails to intimidate Mayorga, Shine Fights

Ricardo Mayorga has labelled Don King‘s attempts to stop his MMA debut as “ridiculous”, saying the notorious boxing promoter just “wants to try to stop me from fighting” despite having expressed little interest in him prior to Mayorga stepping into MMA.Mayorga has a contract with King for his boxing activities but King has filed for an...
May 13th 2010

UFC dream of Xande Riberio

Xande Riberio, who together with his brother Saulo is one of the world’s top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has expressed a desire to fight in the UFC. Speaking to Tatame Magazine in his native Brazil, the BJJ phenomenon says he wants to test himself at the top level - although he has some concerns about commercialism.“When I step in the ring again, with...
May 13th 2010

Tito in the clear, all charges dropped

Tito Ortiz is in the clear after the Orange County District Attorney declared that it would not be pressing charges against him following recent domestic abuse allegations from his partner Jenna Jameson. She had Ortiz arrested on April 26th claiming he had assaulted her.But within hours of making her first public statement she provided a different story. Over the...
May 13th 2010

Parisyan headed to Australia for next fight

Karo Parisyan is apparently headed to Australia for a fight under the Impact FC banner. The former UFC welterweight is facing Luis Dutra Jr. on July 10th in what will be a pay-per-view offering from the new Australian promotion, reports MMA Junkie.Earlier today it was reported that negotiations between Strikeforce and Parisyan had been unfruitful. The two had...
May 13th 2010

Goulet released from UFC contract

Jonathan ‘The Road Warrior’ Goulet has been released from his UFC contract following a second successive loss in the organisation. Goulet was stopped by Marcus Davis in the second round of their UFC 113 contest last weekend.Prior to that he had suffered a KO loss to Mike Swick at 0:33 of the first round. That loss snapped a two-fight winning run in which...