Paulo Filho Cut From Contract has reported that Paulo Filho has been released from his contract and will not move into the UFC.

The news comes off the heels of him not making weight for his scheduled WEC Middleweight Title defense at WEC 36 against Chael Sonnen.

Not making weight combined with one of the worst performances in recent memory seemed to be enough to warrant a release from his Zuffa contract.

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Blagoi Ivanov at Sambo World Championship 2008

Here is Fedor Emelianenko at the 2008 Sambo World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia which took place November 13-17. Fedor has long been regarded as the number one heavyweight MMA fighter in the world and some even regard him as the number one pound for pound fighter in the world. However, he had to settle … Read more

Pro Wrestling writer claims UFC is fixed

The "old" Brock Lesnar

by: Jack Bratcher

One of the down sides of giving Brock Lesnar a title shot when he didn’t earn it and then him having the nerve to beat the UFC Heavyweight Champion (Captain America of all people) is now MMA is being written about by the pro wrestling gurus.

Take for example some cat named Ronnie Bryce who says,

Mark my words, it may take years to come out, but UFC is predeterimed just like WWE.  Wrestling used to try and fool everyone years ago too in its infancy. Then when Vince took control he decided to come clean and admit matches are predeterimed and changed it to sports entertainment and now just “entertainment.” …UFC is the new “sports entertainment” even if they dont care to admit it yet. How ironic it’s home is Las Vegas. The city of UFC fans like Criss Angel and other illusionist.

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High School Mixed Martial Arts

Marcelo Siquiera teaches MMA at Winchester High

by:  Jack Bratcher

What if when you were in High School they offered an MMA class as an option? There are many of us who were not too interested in team sports and preferred those sports that relied upon your own efforts to win or lose.

Enter Winchester High School in Winchester, Massachusetts where they have a mixed martial arts club. How cool is that? It could very well be the only high school program of it’s kind in the country.

The story goes that In-Goo Kwak, a senior at Winchester, began petitioning school officials for the program when he was a freshman as an outlet for those who were not drawn toward traditional sports.

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UFC 95 in London with possible Silva vs Liddell headliner

Anderson Silva could fight Chuck Liddell at UFC 95

by:  Matt De La Rosa

The Sun is reporting that UFC 95 will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England on February 21. With UFC 93 occurring just one month earlier, the UFC apparently will waste no time making two trips to Europe to kick off the new year.

According to the report, current middleweight kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva has been offered a spot on the card. His potential opponent would be Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, creating another blockbuster main event for the promotion.

If Anderson Silva had his way he would have been on the card this past weekend.  The champion reportedly asked Dana White to fight on the UFC 91 card following his bout with Patrick Cote. “He’s flipping out,” said White. “He wants to fight again, like on Nov. 15. He’s upset about his performance and he wants to fight again immediately.”

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UFC 91 Salaries

Dustin Hazelett wins Submission of the Night

The official salaries have been released from UFC 91 along with the traditional bonuses.  Dustin Hazelett took home Submission of the Night.  Jeremy Stephens nabbed Knockout of the Night.

Jorge Gurgel and Aaron Riley’s three round prelim bout earned Fight of the Night honors.  Those extra bonuses netted the four men an additional $60,000 respectively.

The total payroll (excluding the above bonuses) equaled $1.119 million.  It should also be noted the mysterious back stage “Locker Room” bonuses we occasionally hear about.

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Full Time Fighter: Eric Lawson – PRO MMA Exclusive

 by: Matt De La Rosa

Gladiator Challenge veteran and current Strikeforce middleweight, Eric Lawson will square off against Tony Johnson this Friday November, 21st at Strikeforce: Destruction in San Jose, California.

Eric is undefeated in Strikeforce and is steadily climbing up the ranks.

 He last fought on the Strikfeforce at the Playboy Mansion card submitting Kenneth Seegrist toward the end of round one.

After racking up three straight wins in the San Jose based promotion and winning four of his last five, Eric has started to make a name for himself.

A victory over  the young and undefeated Tony Johnson would put Eric’s Strikeforce record at 4-0 and his overall record at 8-2.

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Ricky Hatton says “Boxing can learn from UFC”

British boxer, Ricky Hatton took in his very first UFC event on November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he attended UFC 91 in Las Vegas.

Hatton will actually be fighting at the very same venue this Saturday nght, November 22, as he takes on Paulie Malignaggi in a junior welterweight world championship unification bout.

Hatton had this to say to the Daily Star about what he witnessed at UFC 91:

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