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May 24th 2010

Greg Jackson on the Rashad-Rampage race row

There could be more than a little psychology at play in Rashad Evan’s verbal trashing off Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson on the UFC 114 conference call last week, says his coach Greg Jackson, winner of Coach of the Year in the 2009 World MMA Awards.The conference call is already a legend thanks to an incendiary and relentless verbal showdown between the...
May 24th 2010

Dos Santos confirms Roy Nelson fight at UFC 117

Junior Dos Santos has confirmed he will be fighting Roy Nelson in a heavyweight match-up at UFC 117 in August.The Brazilian, who is riding a five-fight winning streak and is undefeated in the UFC, made the announcement via his Twitter account. “Fight confirmed, Roy Nelson is my next opponent. I hope to have support from all my fans,” he wrote, posting a...
May 24th 2010

Bisping still hoping for Wanderlei rematch in near future

Michael Bisping is still hoping the UFC will set up a rematch with Wanderlei Silva at some point in the new year, even though Nate Marquardt looks more likely to be his next opponent if he and Bisping win their forthcoming matches against Rousimar Palhares and Dan Miller respectively.“I am not looking past my opponent,” Bisping told us ahead of his UFC...
May 23rd 2010

UFC signs Renzo Gracie black belt Dave Branch

The UFC has signed Renzo Gracie black belt Dave Branch to a four-fight deal, Gracie announced via his Twitter account. Branch, who has recently been campaigning in Bellator, fights in the middleweight division.“Congrats to Renzo Gracie BB, Dave Branch for getting a 4 fight contract with UFC! Dave is the truth at 185! Website coming soon!!!” Gracie...
May 23rd 2010

Overeem: "I would love unification bout with Brock"

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has given his opinion on the forthcoming fight between Fabricio Werdum and Fedor Emelianenko, saying Werdum seems to have issues with the pressure that big fights bring. He also says he would “love” to fight UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in a UFC/Strikeforce title unification bout. “Every...
May 23rd 2010

Wand: "I am not retiring until at least 40"

Wanderlei Silva says he will not be retiring until he is at least 40 years old, following a move down to middleweight which has reinvigorated him and given him a new set of targets to aim for. The former PRIDE FC champion campaigned at light-heavyweight for most of his career but on moving to the UFC found himself outsized by contemporaries who were making big weight...
May 22nd 2010

Lindland victorious at Strikeforce Challengers

Newly turned 40-year-old Matt “The Law” Lindland sent the raucous Portland MMA fans home with smiles on their faces as he battered “King” Kevin Casey  with a barrage of punches in a fight stopped at 3:41 in the third round, earning Lindland his first Strikeforce Challengers win on Friday night on SHOWTIME. Lindland (22-7) of Eagle Creek,...
May 22nd 2010

Sylvia conquers Pudzianowski at Moosin

Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski suffered the first loss of his fledgling MMA career last, tapping to strikes after running out of gas and getting stuck under former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia in the second round of their fight at Moosin: Gods of War. Few expected Pudzianowski to win and many thought he would be blown away inside the first minute. But...
May 22nd 2010

Lindland scores knockout at Strikeforce Challengers

Newly turned 40-year-old Matt “The Law” Lindland sent the raucous Portland MMA fans home with smiles on their faces as he battered “King” Kevin Casey  with a barrage of punches in a fight stopped at 3:41 in the third round, earning Lindland his first Strikeforce Challengers win on Friday night on SHOWTIME. Lindland (22-7) of Eagle Creek,...
May 21st 2010

Overeem ready for Fedor challenge, says brother

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is “ready to meet the challenge” of a fight with former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, says his brother Valentijn Overeem. Alistair has been calling for the match for some time, but claims Fedor’s management do not want to risk putting their man against him.Valentijn told Sports...