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Filed Under:Martial Arts / MMA & UFC
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Archived Since:April 19, 2010

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Carl Froch 'is techically inept' claims Georges Groves team ahead of biggest UK fight

George Groves' team are adamant that stamina will not be an issue in his second world title contest against Carl Froch, at Wembley Stadium a week today (tomorrow for online), the challenger having undergone a new strength and conditioning regime to face the IBF and WBA 12st. Groves' trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick also labelled Froch as [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Chael Sonnen and Drew Dober

On this week's UFC World podcast Chael Sonnen joins Gareth A Davies and talks Ronda Rousey, psychological warfare and discusses the UFC 173 card. Sonnen believes Jake Ellenberger needs to make the step up to contender against Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson should not be written off against Daniel Cormier, whom he rates highly, and TJ [...]

UFC: Matt Brown faces tricky Erick Silva assignment; Francis Carmont on 'two friends shot dead' in Paris; Marc Ratner on 'frustration' of New York push

Francis Carmont, the UFC's No 9 middleweight who faces CB Dolloway in Berlin on May 31, has revealed to Telegraph Sport that he was surrounded by violence in his early life in Paris, living in the 19th arrondissement. Carmont insists that he was happy to get away from there after "two friends were shot and [...]

The UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Greg Jackson says critique of his fighters 'boring' is old hat; Marc Ratner on New York advance

On the UFC World podcast this week host Gareth A Davies is joined by coach Greg Jackson, middleweight Luke Barnatt, and Vice-President of the UFC's Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner. Jackson insists that boring fights are "a fallacy" – his fighters have so many FOTN awards to say otherwise. He says the criticism of his fighters [...]

Kickboxing Pat Barry finds 'spiritual homecoming' as new recruit at Glory 16 in Denver

Pat Barry is 5ft 10ins tall, but he's a larger than life heavyweight. Fighting is in his DNA, and it is part of his code. Well-known for his entertaining bouts in the UFC, he has his debut fight in GLORY in Denver this weekend, having not competed regularly as a kickboxer since 2007. Despite a [...]

UFC 180 breaks new ground in Mexico with Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum TUF show-down

The UFC's ambition to be a force in Mexico has always been honest and open. Outside the USA and Canada, UFC president Dana White has repeated that the UK, and Mexico, were desirous markets. Both have been stop-start. The EMEA is now upwardly mobile, and Mexico final got its final push. And it is set [...]

UFC: TUF middleweight Cathal Pendred "thrilled" to work with Mark Coleman, Andre Pederneiras and Jason Parillo

Irishman Cathal Pendred last night won his first fight in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn, and moved one step closer to achieving his dream of signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. But he says the greatest thrill was working with BJ Penn, Mark Colemam, Andre Pederneiras and Jason Parillo. In [...]

UFC 172: Phil Davis in the frame with Jon Jones ahead of seventh title defence for champ against Glover Teixeira

Phil Davis answered Dana White's call. It's as simple as that. I put it to him this week on the UFC 172 conference call that White had said he needed to put more pressure on getting a title shot, instead of being so laid back. When I pointed that out to him this week – [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Shaq O'Neal, Dana White, Fabricio Werdum, Sara Kaufman, Hector Lombard, Elias Theodorou

On a packed UFC World podcast this week host Gareth A Davies is joined by Fabricio Werdum, who talks about his fine victory over Travis Browne, whilew Tim Kennedy and Dana White comment in the aftermath of the headliner with Michael Bisping in Quebec City. Werdum agrees that the victory over Browne is arguably his [...]

Amir Khan: I'll avoid Floyd Mayweather questions, on Al Haymon, and of course I'd fight Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan has insisted he will steer clear of the inevitable questions about Floyd Mayweather in fight week in Las Vegas next week but he said yesterday that a fight with Manny Pacquiao "could happen". "We are friends [me and Pacquiao] but sometimes friends fight each other", Khan said yesterday. Khan is relishing his first [...]

Innovative UFC App opens Octagon up during fights – listen to corners, track movements,

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a number of new updates to its mobile UFC Fan App, Powered by MetroPCS for the event in Orlando. Available for free worldwide, UFC’s Fan App is designed for fans around the world to watch fights and interact with the UFC. As the ultimate all-in-one fight night companion, the [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Travis Browne 50-minute special

Listen to the UFC World podcast with Travis Browne here On the UFC World podcast this week, Travis Browne joins host Gareth A Davies to discuss heavyweight life and times. For the big man, it is family that drives him on. Browne discloses that he could have been a professional basketball player if he'd taken [...]

Victory for Manny Pacquiao will compel us to hound Floyd Mayweather for answers

Over the course of the last few days here in Las Vegas, one thing has become clear: if Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley, we have a duty within the media to hound Floyd Mayweather when he fights on May 3 for answers. Answers as to why he will not fight Manny Pacquiao. If we fail [...]

Manny Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley: who the writers are picking

Always worth remembering why Manny Pacquiao fights… THE OFFICIAL PACQUIAO-BRADLEY 2 PREDICTIONS It's another nail-biter with Pacquiao and Bradley waging a fight of the year type bout. I just think Bradley is on the upswing, swelling with confidence after his two recent wins while Pacquiao is on the way down. As a result, I see [...]

UFC Abu Dhabi: Roy Nelson big right hand confirms Minotauro Nogueira decline

The most powerful right hand in the heavyweight division confirmed in Abu Dhabi that Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira's long and decorated career is all but over. They say the fighter is always the last to know. Roy Nelson confirmed that in two letters – K and O – as he knocked out the Brazilian MMA [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Alex Gustafsson, Garry Cook, Mark Munoz

On this week's UFC World podcast host Gareth A Davies joins Mark Munoz and Garry Cook in Berlin, and catches up with Alex Gustafsson in Dubai, on his way to Abu Dhabi. Cook, head of the UFC in EMEA, talks about development in Germany, the plans to open more gyms there, and how Berlin 'has [...]

Manny Pacquiao coach Freddie Roach delivers 'No 1 sox symbol' message to Timothy Bradley

Freddie Roach sent this to Timothy Bradley yesterday: Freddie Roach had a box full of dozens of socks delivered to Tim Bradley at his LA media workout on Thursday with the attached note, but Bradley's management team refused to allow him to show the contents of the box to the media. Mr. Timothy Bradley, Jr. [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Eddie Bravo, Royler Gracie, Duane Ludwig and Norman Parke

On this week's UFC World podcast, host Gareth A Davies is joined by Eddie Bravo, Royler Gracie, Duane Ludwig and Norman Parke. Eddie Bravo talks of the rematch, 11 years on, with Gracie, this weekend. Bravo also explains his theories and philosophies on his "Rubber guard", "Twister" and submission-only games, which he insists he came [...]

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