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April 15th 2010

Maia suggests Anderson needs to check his ego

Demian Maia has refuted suggestions that he mocked Anderson Silva or was rude to the champion and his team at any point prior to their fight at UFC 112. The fight saw Anderson spend five rounds effectively playing with Maia and taunting him, with Anderson claiming afterwards that his actions had been motivated by some disrespect from Maia.“Those who know me...
April 15th 2010

Nate Quarry needed facial reconstructive surgery (with pics)

Nate Quarry has had to have facial reconstruction surgery following his fight with Jorge Rivera at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The middleweight fighter, a graduate of TUF season one, had screws put into his face as a result of his TKO loss in the second round.“Got screwed in the face 13 times yesterday! Yep, facial reconstruction surgery. Good...
April 15th 2010

Overeem: "If Fedor loses, M-1 is over"

Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem pulls no punches in his assessment of M-1 Global’s reluctance to have him fight Fedor Emelianenko, the former PRIDE heavyweight champion who is now on the Strikeforce roster alongside Overeem, holder of the organisation’s title belt.Speaking to MMA Mania, Overeem had some choice things to say about Fedor, the...
April 15th 2010

Paulo Thiago: not scared of drug dealers, snakes or spiders

Brazilian special forces police officer and welterweight UFC fighter Paulo Thiago took some time to do a Q&A session for fans over at MMA Mania recently. Readers submitted various questions and Thiago answered them via Brazilian MMA reporter Eduardo Cruz.Here’s a few of the more interesting questions and answers:Are you worried about your face and job being...
April 14th 2010

Maia: "I was never disrespectful to Anderson"

Demian Maia has finally revealed some of what Anderson Silva was saying to him during their five-round fight at UFC 112 on Saturday night. Maia challenged Anderson for his middleweight belt but was subjected to nearly 25 minutes of taunting and abuse from the champion, as well as suffering a broken nose. broken his silence on “I just thought it was...
April 14th 2010

Edgar: "I have a bullseye on my chest"

Four days on from his unexpected win over former lightweight champion BJ Penn at UFC 112, the new boss of the 155lb division knows he has all the top names in the division gunning for him. “Heavy lies the crown. I just got a nice bullseye painted on my chest. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. Right now, I’m not even thinking about [the...
April 14th 2010

Soares: I am not covering up for Silva in translations

Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares says he is not covering up for his fighter when he translates his post-fight interview speeches and press conference utterances. This is something that Soares is frequently accused of and has been accused of again over the last few days following Anderson’s performance against Demian Maia at UFC 112 in Saturday...
April 14th 2010

Thiago Silva vs Ryan Bader set for UFC 116

Thiago Silva is being matched with Ryan Bader at UFC 116, the American Top Team light-heavyweight has announced to fans via his Facebook page. Silva left a message via his status update in the afternoon saying “Ryan Bader, come get some! UFC 116!”The short message did not make clear whether bout agreements have been signed, but with Silva making such a...