Shogun Rua’s Manager releases an Open Letter to fans following UFC 128

Eduardo Alonso, manager of former Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, has released an open letter to fans, thanking them for their support and promising that the Brazilian will bounce back strong from his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 128. “Shogun” was dethroned Saturday night after being overwhelmed by Jones, who was able to out strike the former champ from start to finish, resulting in a third round TKO stoppage. It was Rua’s first title defense since knocking out Lyoto Machida to take the…

UFC 129: GSP vs. Shields Weigh-In Video from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada

UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields participants will gather at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the official weigh-ins. Fighters will hit the scales approximately 24hrs before testing their skills inside the Octagon, on a fight card headlined by Georges St. Pierre’s UFC Welterweight Title defense against Jake Shields.Also on the card, Jose Aldo will make his long-anticipated UFC debut, putting his title on the line against Mark “The Machine” Hominick.The weigh-ins will be streamed LIVE

Jon Jones subdues a criminal just hours ahead of his UFC 128 title fight

Just hours before he will challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in New Jersey, Jon “Bones” Jones witnessed a crime in progress and quickly intervened. Jones, who recounted the incident via Twitter, said he and his coaches, Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, were out at a park when they noticed a man break into a car, steal something and attempt to flee.

Eliot Marshall is prepared to let the cards fall where they will at UFC 128 (Exclusive Interview)

Eliot “The Fire” Marshall is not the type of person to just sit back and hope for the best. Following his time on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, he won his first three UFC match-ups before a single loss, against veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, resulted in his release. Determined to make his way back to the promotion, Marshall wasted little time, picking up two consecutive wins with smaller Colorado based organizations, and a third under the now infamous Nemesis…

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones Media Conference Call Highlights

Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and the young phenom Jon “Bones” Jones will headline the stacked UFC 128 fight card, set to take place March 19th from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The co-main event will feature a Bantamweight showdown between top contenders Uriah Faber and Eddie Wineland, while Nate Marquardt looks to start his climb back up the Middleweight ladder against Yoshihiro Akiyama and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic takes on rising Heavyweight prospect Brendan Schaub.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson possible for Strikeforce this year

Immediately following Dan Henderson’s destruction of Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante this past Saturday, talks of a possible superfight between the newly crowned Light Heavyweight Champion and Fedor Emelianenko began to spread throughout the MMA community. However, according to sources close to the Russian, the match-up had already been proposed by Strikeforce prior to last weekend’s title bout and it is an idea that Emelianenko is seriously considering.

Vitor Belfort hints at a return against Michael Bisping in May

Via his official Twitter (@vitorbelfort)

Following on from his win over Jorge Rivera, it seems Vitor Belfort wants a shot at Michael Bisping. Belfort is coming off of a loss against Champion Anderson Silva, back in February. Rumours had initially spread of a bout between Belfort and fellow Brazillian Wanderlei Silva, but it appears Joe Silva has had a change of heart.
A win over Bisping could see “The Phenom” quickly catapulted back into title contention. Despite being touted as the biggest challenger to

Meisha Tata forced to pull out of fight against Marloes Coenen, Liz Carmouche is the replacement

NEW YORK (Feb. 23, 2011) – Undefeated Liz “Girl-Rilla’’ Carmouche (6-0) has replaced an injured Miesha Tate and will face STRIKEFORCE Women’s World Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen on Saturday, March 5, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).Tate, the No. 1 contender at 135 pounds, was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury during training.Carmouche, of San Diego, by way of Lafayette, La., will be making

Kharitonov: I would advise Fedor Emelianenko to be more active

When will be your next fight? Do you play to fight outside the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP? Until the GP Semi-Finals I’ll definitely have 2-3 fights. I want to keep myself in a good shape. You can always train hard, but without competing it will only have a negative effect during the fight.  I had four fights during the recent months. I’m always in shape, and always ready to fight, both physically and mentally. So I think in this case more is better. And I would advise the same thing to Fedor

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Weigh-In Results from Sydney, Australia

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Weigh-Ins will take place at the Acer Arena in Sydney Australia on February 26th. The weigh-ins will be streamed and updated live through this post starting 10PM EST.UFC 127 will be headlined by a Welterweight battle between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch, who will fight for a possible shot at the UFC Welterweight title. The event will be headlined by a Middleweight bout between Michael “The Count” Bisping and the hard-hitting veteran Jorge Rivera. Also on the card, George Sotiropoulos will