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May 9th 2010

UFC cuts Kimbo following UFC 113 loss

Kimbo Slice has been cut by the UFC after losing to Matt Mitrione by TKO at last night’s UFC 113 event. Slice did not put in a particualry bad performance but UFC president Dana White has nonetheless decided it is the end of the road for the former street fighter."I said that I have a lot of respect for Kimbo and how he's handled this whole thing – a...
May 9th 2010

UFC drops Paul Daley for punch after the bell

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has been dropped by the UFC for throwing a punch at Josh Koscheck after the final bell of their UFC 113 clash. The blow came as a surprise to everyone including UFC president Dana White, who reacted quickly and decisively.“I don’t give a shit if he is the best 170 pounder in the world, he will never come back here again. He...
May 9th 2010

Shogun slays the Dragon, becomes new champion

The UFC has a new light-heavyweight champion. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua knocked Lyoto Machida out in the first round of their fight last night to take the belt that many feel he should have been wearing since their first meeting at UFC 104.Rua was pressing forward aggressively from the off and Machida was not shying away from the engagement. He was able to...
May 8th 2010

Dana lauds GSP's "important work"

Georges St. Pierre has been doing “important work” for the UFC in Canada, says company president Dana White. He told the pre-fight press conference that St. Pierre has been meeting with key government officials in his home country in a bid to obtain blanket legalisation of MMA across each state. "He was doing PR and he was out there talking to...
May 8th 2010

Thiago Alves: "My mom wanted me to be a baker"

Would it surprise you to learn that Thiago Alves narrowly escaped being forced into a career as a baker? It was news to us. The American Top Team welterweight gave an interview with Fightbook this weekend in which he revealed that his mother and family were sceptical (even horrified) when he first made moves towards being a professional fighter.“At first they...
May 8th 2010

Pudzianowksi victorious at KSW

Mariusz Pudzianowksi won his second-ever MMA fight last night against a seasoned opponent, but did not put on the kind of performance that suggests he will be a world-beater any time in the near future. His decision win over DEEP champion Yusuke Kawaguchi (11-2) was a scrappy affair and Pudzianowksi’s cardio looked questionable.The fight only went two rounds, a...
May 7th 2010

Dan Hardy vs Dustin Hazelett is off

Welterweight challenger Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy was to face Dustin Hazelett at a UFCevent in England on October 16th but the fight has now been scratched. The fight was cancelled due to Hazelett getting married in September, which would not allow him a proper training camp. Hardy is still set to appear on the card although an opponent has not yet been...
May 7th 2010

Kelly-Volkmann set for UFC 116, Taylor out of TUF 11 finale

Paul Kelly will meet Jacob Volkmann in an undercard lightweight match at UFC 116. The fight was reported by MMA Junkie this morning and we have since confirmed it with a UK source. Bout agreements have been sent out and one side has signed and returned the paperwork while the other “is about to”, which will make the fight official. Kelly is coming off an...
May 7th 2010

UFC 113 weigh-in results

All fighters made weight at the first attempt for today’s official UFC 113 weigh-ins, which took place in Montreal, Canada. Defending light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida hit the scales at 204lbs while his challenger Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was 205lbs. Main card:Lyoto Machida (204) vs. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (205)Paul Daley (170) vs....
May 7th 2010

TUF 12 coaches: GSP vs winner of Kos-Daley

The TUF 12 coaches have been announced and as expected one of them will be welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. The other spot will be taken by the winner of tomorrow night’s fight between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley.The announcement was made today by UFC president Dana White, who had promised at yesterday’s pre-fight press conference that news...