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  1. UFC Will Not Provide Live Counter Against April Strikeforce Event
    Strikeforce has the spotlight to itself. The long-rumored UFC event expected to counter the promotion's April 17 CBS offering will not take place, MMA Fighting has confirmed. Earlier this month, the...
  2. Mousasi Expected To Sign Long-Term Deal With Strikeforce
    Gegard Mousasi's nickname is "Dreamcatcher", and evidently he's decided Strikeforce is the place to be just that. The Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion is expected so sign a long-term extension...
  3. Japanese star Shinya Aoki says UFC won't succeed in Japan
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki widely is considered a torchbearer for MMA in Japan. And he's very protective of its landscape, particularly when it comes to the interests...
  4. Fredie Roach Talks Boxing vs MMA
    Topics include whether it is tougher to transition from boxing to MMA or the other way around, which MMA fighter would fair best in boxing, which Boxer would do best in MMA, and which sport has the...
  5. Fedor Emelianenko Will Face Hidehiko Yoshida at ASTRA
    Bloody Elbow An article in tomorrow's Nikkan Sports newspaper says that Yoshida's retirement fight in ASTRA will most likely be against Fedor. The exact quote is "Retirement match against Fedor,...
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  6. Rashad Evans May Bring Mr. T To The Octagon To Mess With Rampage
    And perhaps we may have to pity the new B.A. in the face of the original B.A., fool! But it's an idea Rashad threw out in his latest pre-UFC 114 trash talk ahead of his grudge match with Quinton...
  7. "Big Country" Needs To Win Because He Needs To Eat
    Apparently those hoped-for fast food sponsorship deals haven't yet come through for Roy Nelson, because of course food came to be mentioned in the TUF 10 winner's recent comments about his upcoming...
  8. Tito Ortiz Maintains UFC 115 Bout With Liddell Is Still On
    Despite recent reports that his UFC 115 fight with Chuck Liddell is off due to medical and personal problems, Tito Ortiz says it's still on. He confirmed this to SI.com's Josh Gross earlier in the...
  9. Christian M'Pumbu Added To DREAM LHW Tournament
    French veteran Christian M'Pumbu has signed a multi-fight deal with DREAM and is expected to be part of the upcoming Light Heavyweight Tournament starting in May. M'Pumbu is 15-2-1 career and is...
  10. Overeem vs. Rogers, Arlovski vs. "Bigfoot" official for May 15 Strikeforce event in St. Louis
    A pair of previously reported heavyweights bouts is now official for May 15 with today's official announcement of "Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery." As expected Strikeforce heavyweight...
  11. Nogueira’s Trainer Luiz Alves Dies
    Luiz Alves, the long-time trainer of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, died Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Considered alongside Rudimar Fedrigo as the two most important representatives of muay Thai in...
  12. UFC on Versus 1 Official weigh-in results (Updated)
    MAIN CARD - Jon Jones (206) vs. Brandon Vera (204) - Junior Dos Santos (238) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (255) - Paul Buentello (246) vs. Cheick Kongo (237) - James Irvin (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (185)...
  13. Update: UFC Banned from German TV...Or maybe not?
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been banned from German television. The Bavarian state office for new media (BLM) revoked the promotion’s broadcast clearance on Thursday for programming...
  14. M-1: Fedor-Yoshida Not Happening, Strikeforce Talks Still on Track
    link Japanese press reports stating that Hidehiko Yoshida will likely face Fedor Emelianenko in his retirement bout at Astra 1 on April 25 in Tokyo have no validity, said Evgeni Kogan, director of...
  15. UFC Jon Jones and Vera main event on VS
    Jon Jones video discussing scuffle at weigh ins and Vera fight. link
  16. UFC on Versus 1 bonuses: Three fighters earn $50,000 "KO of Night" awards
    mmajunkie.com BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jon Jones, Junior Dos Santos, John Howard and Clay Guida each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Sunday's UFC on Versus 1 event. For the first time...
  17. UFC on Versus 2 set for Aug. 1, Oakland to host its first-ever UFC event
    mmajunkie.com With its Versus debut in the books, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has already secured a second event on the cable station's lineup. Following Sunday's successful UFC on Versus 1...
  18. If James Irvin remains on UFC roster, it won't be at middleweight
    Following Sunday's unfortunate eye injury and TKO loss to Alessio Sakara at UFC on Versus 1, James Irvin's future in the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be up for discussion among the UFC brass....
  19. White says April 17 show was never planned, guarantees Strikeforce's demise
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – UFC president Dana White has seen his share of potential competitors fall by the wayside. PRIDE was purchased. The IFL, EliteXC and Affliction all went belly up. And though...
  20. White says "we'd love to take" Shields, plays coy regarding Emelianenko
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – While the UFC will remain firmly in the MMA spotlight for the next 10 days with two more shows on the horizon, that focus will briefly shift in April for Strikeforce's second-ever...
  21. White on "TUF 11" reports: "You're just going to have to watch and see what happens"
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – While the UFC put on another entertaining card on Sunday night with UFC on Versus 1, one of the most-discussed stories of the past week has been the potential involvement of Rich...
  22. Referee makes wrong call according to Dana White
    "It was another one of those nights for the officials in the UFC. Referee Josh Rosenthal got it right in the James Irvin fight but Colorado officials and ref Herb Dean made a judgement error in the...
  23. Vera talks injuries
    "The elbow that ended Brandon Vera's bout with Jon Jones at UFC on Versus 1 also did serious damage to Vera's face. Jeremy Botter first reported that Vera's face was broken in three places, and...
  24. James Irvin's future at middleweight
    "When James Irvin announced his intentions to drop to 185 pounds from his normal 205 there was no one more skeptical than me. Irvin had always been a guy with an action figure physique and to cut 20...
  25. UFC "Indefinitely" Yanks Sherdog.com's Media Credentials
    link Two hours before doors opened Sunday at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., a UFC official informed Sherdog.com -- the largest independent MMA media site on the Web, the official MMA...
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  26. Jon Jones Not Ready For Title Shot
    That's the opinion of Dana White following Jones' TKO win over Brandon Vera at UFC on Versus, which has the Jones hype at an all-time high. White thinks Jones is a year away from a shot, and that's...
  27. UFC On Versus: 1.24 Million Viewers
    The ratings for the first UFC on Versus event this past weekend are out. The broadcast did 1.24 million total viewers with 1.21 rating in the key 18-49 demo and a 1.66 rating in the target men 18-34...
  28. Dana White Expects Return To German TV, Not Ruling Out Live Event
    While UFC may have recently gotten Das Boot from TV in Germany, it's nothing new for Dana White. The Bavarian state office for new media (BLM) announced this past Thursday that the UFC has been...
  29. Banged: Duane Ludwig Out Up To 6 Months
    Duane Ludwig's manager today confirmed that the fighter suffered a severe ankle fracture in his fight with Darren Elkins at UFC on Versus over the weekend. Ludwig suffered a Maisonneuve fracture–a...
  30. Following release from UFC, Eliot Marshall hopes to re-emerge in promotion this fall
    "The Ultimate Fighter 8" veteran Eliot Marshall (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been released from the UFC following his loss to Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Versus 1 this past Sunday. Marshall blogged for...
  31. Jon Fitch: Promoters and fighters are dumbing down MMA to appease fair-weather fans
    "I view them as fair-weather fans. They aren't mixed martial arts fans. They want to see K-1 kickboxing with small gloves and not MMA. I'm always working to finish fights. There are two guys in the...
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  32. Frank Mir Is Not Obsessed With Brock Lesnar As A Person-Just In Finding A Way To Beat Him
    It was one of many topics he touched on during an appearance on Pro MMA Radio this past Monday. "It's a legitimate concern [focusing too much on Lesnar while overlooking (Shane) Carwin]. But I'm not...
  33. Lift The Ban Watch: Reilly "Probably" Won't Vote Against MMA If Included In State Budget
    Victory for MMA legislation in New York may finally be near. The biggest roadblock to MMA in the state-NY Assemblyman Bob Reilly-may be ready to wave the white flag. He's still against it, but should...
  34. Fedor Return Confirmed For June
    It's official: Fedor Emelianenko returns to Strikeforce in June. SF President Scott Coker has announced that the top Heavyweight fighter will return to the promotion in late June, but didn't give an...
  35. UFC Cuts Shannon Gugerty
    In addition to the earlier reported release of Eliot Marshall, UFC has also released Shannon Gugerty. He was 2-3 in UFC but his UFN on Versus loss to Clay Guida gave him the dreaded "losing streak of...
  36. Silva says no bad blood with Belfort, welcomes Maia's challenge at UFC 112
    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (25-4 MMA, 10-0 UFC) says there's no bad blood between him and Vitor Belfort, and that he's ready to face Demian Maia (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Silva attempts his...
  37. Dana White talks to Toronto Media
    On Fedor - "Any guy that's considered one of the best fighters in the world. I want him and I'll get him. Fedor is just being a nightmare." On The Ultimate Fighter - "I want to take The Ultimate...
  38. Dana White Blames Dan Hardy's Airbrush Tattoo Removal On China
    If you've been paying attention to the promotional material released for "UFC 111: St. Pierre Vs. Hardy", you may have noticed that on some of the posters (not the one pictured here, check the UFC's...
  39. Anderson Silva talks about fighting at heavyweight
    “I’m actually far from cleaning out my division,” said Silva through an interpreter Tuesday during a UFC 112 conference call. “I feel like there may be guys that are even better than me coming into...
  40. "Mack" and "Cheese" official for "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" prelims in April
    A featherweight match-up between Anthony "Cheesesteak" Morrison (15-8 MMA, 0-1 WEC) and Mackens "Mack da Menace" Semerzier (5-1 MMA, 1-1 WEC) is now official for the non-televised portion of WEC 48....
  41. Report: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Wanderlei Silva booked for UFC 116 on July 3 in Las Vegas
    Former DREAM and K-1 star Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1) may finally get the chance to test his sexiness against the ferocity of Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1) when the two reportedly square off at UFC 116 on...
  42. ESPN 'MMA Live' graduates to television on ESPN2
    ESPN's wildly successful Web show "MMA Live" is finally getting the recognition it deserves. MMAmania.com has learned that host Jon Anik, along with analysts Franklin McNeil and Kenny Florian, will...
  43. Brain Irregularity Sidelines UFC Fighter Thiago Alves
    UFC's Thiago "Pitbull" Alves will not fight at Saturday's UFC 111, because a CAT Scan shows an irregularity in his brain ... TMZ has learned....
  44. Shane Carwin Misses UFC 111 Press Conference Due to Licensing Issue
    NEW YORK -- When the UFC made its triumphant entrance into New York with one of its biggest cards of the year, one fighter was notoriously absent, co-main event heavyweight Shane Carwin. While UFC...
  45. GSP, Mir, Lesnar on SportsCenter
    In a positive sign that major mixed martial arts events are getting the kind of mainstream recognition that they deserve, ESPN has scheduled interviews with Georges St. Pierre, Frank Mir and Brock...
  46. UFC still not sure what to do with James Toney
    It’s been three weeks since the Ultimate Fighting Championship signed former heavyweight boxing world champion James Toney to a mixed martial arts contract. He’s been through the rumor mill of...
  47. Thiago Alves' agent says "Pitbull" disappointed, aims for quick return
    Less than 72 hours before his chance at redemption against Jon Fitch (21-3 MMA, 11-1 UFC), Brazilian slugger Thiago Alves (16-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) was told he wouldn't get the chance to step inside the...
  48. Jon Fitch replaces Jake Ellenberger, meets Ben Saunders on UFC 111 main card
    Hours after learning opponent Thiago Alves failed a CT scan and was scratched from the card, his opponent, Jon Fitch (21-3 MMA, 11-1 UFC), has agreed to replace Jake Ellenberger (22-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC)...
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  49. UFC On Versus Fighter Payouts
    The official fighter payouts for UFC on Versus last weekend were revealed today. The total disclosed payouts were $713,000 with the largest share-$110,000-going to Cheick Kongo. Article
  50. Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine targeted for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale
    Light heavyweights Matt Hamill (8-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Keith Jardine (15-7-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned....
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