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May 21st 2010

Former WWE exec denies UFC move

Former WWE Canada president Carl DeMarco has denied that he is to join the UFC and head up a dedicated Canadian office for the company, as reported yesterday by Sportsnet.ca."There's no truth to it whatsoever. I know the UFC guys. I think it's a great organization, and I have a lot of respect for them, but I just have way too many ventures on the go, and I...
May 20th 2010

East Chicago announces 'Miguel Torres Day'

Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres will be recognized by his hometown of East Chicago, Indiana on Friday, June 4 in a special ceremony to reward both his achievements and his work with the city’s youth.East Chicago city officials announced today that June 4, 2010 will serve as “Miguel Angel Torres Day” in the city, with the former...
May 20th 2010

Q & A with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took part in a qick Q&A following the weekend’s ‘Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery’ card in St. Louis, Missouri. He talked about Alistair Overeem, Jake Shields and the future for several of the Strikeforce weight classes.Question: How did the results from Saturday’s event reshuffle the Strikeforce heavyweight...
May 20th 2010

Palhares says UFC 111 suspension was unfair

Rousimar Palhares may have received a suspension from the New Jersey Athletic Commission for holding a submission too long on Tomasz Drwal, but UFC president Dana White apparently did not think he had done anything wrong.Palhares told Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame, “Dana did not pull my ear, in fact he gave me a gift… the only one who punished me was the...
May 20th 2010

UFC confirms Boston Fan Expo in August

As first reported by Fighters Only earlier this week, the UFC has announced that it will be staging a fan Expo around the UFC 118 event in Boton this August. It will be the organisation’s third-ever expo and will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28, 2010. "I think everyone knows...
May 20th 2010

GSP to head all-Canada team, UFC to open Canada office?

The UFC has promised a “major announcement” this week at a press conference to be held in the Canadian city of Toronto. The organisation has long had its eye on Toronto and the state of Ontario, which outlaw MMA, so speculation is rife as to what the announcement might be.The obvious guess is that Ontario has reversed its stance and brought in legislation...
May 20th 2010

Strikeforce: KJ Noons to rematch Krazy Horse, June 26th

KJ Noons has his next MMA fight lined up - and it is one that offers him the opportunity to avenge one of only two losses he has suffered in his MMA career. According to Sherdog, Noons will face Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett.The match has been confirmed by Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and will take place on the Strikeforce “Fedor vs. Werdum”...
May 20th 2010

UK: Matt Inman talks European Welterweight Title challenge

Matt Inman (6-1) challenges for the vacant ‘Strike and Submit’ European Welterweight Title against James Mair (8-3) on May 30th. It is a key fight for a rising prospect who has been gathering press attention since early on his career. Fighters Only backed Inman as ‘One to Watch’ in 2008 and that prediction has held true. We got a few words...
May 20th 2010

BJ Penn chokes reporter out on ESPN 2 tonight

Ever wondered exactly what happens when someone gets ‘choked out’ via a Brazilian Jiu Jitu technique such as a rear-naked choke? When a submission wrestler links in a guillotine or a judo player grabs a gi choke, why is it that people slip quickly into unconsciousness?ESPN show MMA Live wanted to know the answers so they brought in former UFC lightweight...