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June 8th 2010

Barry: "I haven't slept in weeks"

Pat Barry has made no secret of the way he idolises his UFC 115 opponent Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic and says that his excitement at the match-up is such that it has interfered with his sleeping patterns. Barry and Filipovic will throw down in the co-main event of this Saturday’s event. “I haven't slept in weeks. I've been awake for three months...
June 8th 2010

Maia confirms fight with Belcher at UFC Fight Night 22

Recent middleweight contender Demian Maia has confirmed he will be fighting Alan Belcher at UFC on September 15th. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace says Belcher is “tough” and “at the top of the division”.“For me, it’s an excellent thing to come back with a guy from his level... Man, I’ve seen him fighting, once he fought in the...
June 7th 2010

Q&A with Chael Sonnen on MMA, Anderson and CroCop

Fighters Only recently caught up with middleweight contender Chael Sonnen for a few quick questions about MMA, politics and, erm, the Croatian military. (We did mention Anderson Silva briefly as well.) FO: Anderson has finally started speaking English in interviews - only since you outed him! People doubted you at first but you have been proven right. How nice is it...
June 7th 2010

Rampage responds to homophobia criticism

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has called on the media and people in general to “lighten up” after the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation took him to task for describing acting as “kind of gay”. The pressure group focuses on media portrayals that gay people might take offence to, and it was quick to pick up on Jackson’s...
June 7th 2010

Shields expects to have new MMA home "in next couple of weeks"

Jake Shields has not signed with the UFC today, despite rumours to the contrary emerging in the early afternoon. The rumours were started by a former training partner of Shields’, who made a post on The Underground forum claiming Shields had just signed a $300,000 deal.“If you get a chance please let people know I know nothing about this!" Shields...
June 7th 2010

Struve to face newcomer Morecraft at UFC 117

Stefan Struve is likely to welcome Christian Morecraft to the UFC in an August fight at UFC 117. Morecraft’s signing was reported yesterday by MMA Fight Council and Dutch sources tell Fighters Only that Struve will be his first opponent.Bout agreements have not yet been sent out for the match - Morecraft has only just signed his four-fight UFC deal - but both...
June 7th 2010

TUF 12 begins filming this week

Twenty-eight up-and-coming lightweight mixed martial artists from around the world have entered a house in Las Vegas for a six-week stay, with the goal of being crowned ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ at the end of this, the twelfth season of the UFC’s reality show.Production begins this week and will run for the next six, with cast members being eliminated...
June 7th 2010

UFC counter-programs Fedor-Werdum with Machida-Rua II

Fedor Emelianenko’s heavyweight fight with Fabricio Werdum later this month is to be counter-programmed by a rern of UFC 113 on Spike TV, it was announced by Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship today.UFC 113 took place on May 8th and featured Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the headline bout as he took the light-heavyweight title from Lyoto...
June 7th 2010

Franklin says nine month layoff is nothing

Rich Franklin does not understand why such a fuss is being made about the fact that he has taken nine months off from competition. Nor does he feel that Liddell’s 14-month absence is problematic, although he is wondering if the former light-heavyweight champion has come up with some new tricks in the layoff.“The thing is, in this sport, it’s kinda...
June 6th 2010

Bet the farm on young MacDonald

Rory MacDonald cannot even buy a beer in the US (not legally anyway), yet is already fighting in the world’s top MMA league and in one of the most stacked divisions. Just 20 years old, MacDonald has a four-year career behind him already and owns a 10-0 record. Not your average young man.Next weekend he will fight former WEC welterweight boss Carlos Condit at...

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