Interviews

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Fighting Fedor: Matt Lindland

As Fedor Emelianenko, now 40, gears up for a headline slot at Madison Square Garden, New York this Saturday (June 24), Fighters Only spoke to four of his victims to find out what it’s like to compete against ‘The Last Emperor’, otherwise known as MMA’s greatest ever heavyweight. Matt Mitrione, look away now…   Today … Continued

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No Larkin Around: Lorenz wants Bellator gold

Lorenz Larkin is making moves. Vital ones, he’d say; moves that need to be made in order for his career to progress rather than stagnate. There’s the move down in weight, for one. Going from middleweight to welterweight was a move Larkin put in motion in early 2015 and is one that has seen him … Continued

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Fighting Fedor: Chris Haseman

As Fedor Emelianenko, now 40, gears up for a headline slot at Madison Square Garden, New York this Saturday (June 24), Fighters Only spoke to four of his victims to find out what it’s like to compete against ‘The Last Emperor’, otherwise known as MMA’s greatest ever heavyweight. Matt Mitrione, look away now…   Today … Continued

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Q&A: UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch

Fighters Only’s Tony Reid catches up with Tim Boetsch just days before ‘The Barbarian’ collides with former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC Fight Night 112 this Sunday (June 25) in Oklahoma. Q: How do you see the fight with Johny Hendricks playing out? Tim Boetsch: Johny Hendricks is one of those guys that … Continued

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Pendred: “McGregor has told me he’s going to beat Mayweather.”

Former UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred, a long-time training partner of Conor McGregor, says his fellow Irishman is 100% confident he will become the first man to defeat boxer Floyd Mayweather when the pair meet in a heavily-hyped hybrid superfight on August 26 in Las Vegas. Having spent time around the UFC lightweight during training camps … Continued

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Namajunas “ready” to fight Jędrzejczyk for UFC title

Not only is women’s strawweight contender ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas ready to face champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk in her very next fight, she also possesses the tools and mindset required to dethrone the undefeated Polish maestro. That’s the view of Trevor Wittman, Namajunas’ coach, whose admiration for Jędrzejczyk is equalled only by his belief that he holds … Continued

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Q&A: Anthony Birchak is scrapping with style

By Tony Reid Tony Reid catches up with Arizona bantamweight Anthony ‘El Toro’ Birchak, a 31-year-old with four UFC bouts to his name who last appeared in April at Rizin FF 5: Sakura. Question: If you could choose one fight from your career that every MMA fan should see, which fight would you choose and … Continued

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Mark Hunt: Rumble, old man, rumble

“I’m all about the rumble, man,” Mark Hunt told me back in 2011, having finally ended an unsightly six-fight losing streak with a devastating walk-off knockout of Chris Tuchscherer. “If the rumble is on, I’m there one hundred percent.” Six years later, the rumble is still on and Hunt, now 43, is still present and … Continued

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Geordie Sure: James Mulheron says UFC move is perfectly timed

When James Mulheron was nineteen years of age, he did what many nineteen year olds do. He went to Ibiza, tested the durability of his liver and gut, and partied like it was his profession. Days into this holiday, however, the sunburnt teenager from South Shields decided to do what few other nineteen year olds … Continued