July 17, 2010 No Comments
Yesterday, exiled UFC fighter Paul Daley alluded to fighting on a card in Australia this summer. Today, exiled UFC fighter Karo Parisyan says he’s headed to Australia, too, and will appear on the Impact FC event (it’s not clear whether this is the same event Daley referred to). The announcement comes after Parisyan failed to come to terms with Strikeforce. Parisyan, you’ll recall, has had problems with prescription painkillers and severe anxiety and was shown the door by UFC president Dana White after he backed out of UFC 106 at the eleventh hour. Suddenly, Australia is living up to its reputation/history as a penal colony.
May 13, 2010 No Comments
David Loiseau will get his crack at returning to the UFC after all. No, he’s not at Saturday’s UFC 113 in Montreal, the Quebec Athletic Commission screwed that up. As consolation he’ll face Mario Miranda at UFC 115 in Vancouver. That is all.
May 4, 2010 No Comments
It didn’t take long for the UFC to find a replacement for the injured Forrest Griffin, who had to pull out of his UFC 114 bout with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. And no, it’s not Jon Jones, which would be a great test for both fighters except he’s already booked to face Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC on Versus 2 in August. Instead, Little Nog will face Jason Brilz. Who? Exactly. He’s got an 18-2-1 record, including 3-1 in the UFC but no notable victories. Expect that trend to continue against the Brazilian. Too bad there isn’t any more notable light heavyweight out there to make the fight a fight, ya know?
May 4, 2010 No Comments
In honour of Sam Stout’s birthday (he turns 26 today), I’m posting this video of him at his coach and brother-in-law Shawn Tompkins‘ house as he preps for his UFC 113 fight with Jeremy Stephens. Ah, the glamour of being a UFC fighter.
April 23, 2010 No Comments
If you missed former UFC star Roger Huerta’s win over Chad Hinton at last week’s Bellator 13 event, here it is. It’s worth checking out for the last couple of minutes of the fight alone.
April 11, 2010 No Comments
If you miss the tournament format common in many Japanese promotions, get ready for season 2 of Bellator, which starts on April 8. The promotion has four weight classes (featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight) and fighters have to win three straight fights over the course of the season to advance to the final against the reining champion.
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