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Frank Mir considering retirement if he will be released from UFC

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

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Frank Mir while protesting the stoppage loss to Josh Barnett at UFC 164

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir is thinking of retirement once the promotion cuts him if he loses to Alistair Overeem in UFC 169. The fight between the two is considered as a “loser leaves town” battle since both fighters is coming off consecutive losses. Mir is in a 3 fight losing skid while Overeem has suffered back to back losses. Both men were stopped twice in those defeats.

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Overeem vs. Mir moved to Super Bowl event as the supporting bout for Jones vs. Teixeira

Written on October 04, 2013 by Hector

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Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir moved to UFC 169

The light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is now officially booked as the main event of UFC 169 that will be held at on the Super Bowl weekend. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will also square off as the supporting bout of the event. The news was announced this Thursday night on Newsday and was later confirmed by UFC officials.

The UFC also noted that they moved the Overeem-Mir fight to give Mir ample time to recover after his knockout loss to Josh Barnett last August. The fight was originally scheduled in November 16 as a part of the 20th anniversary of UFC.

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“Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” Draws 5,413 attendees

Written on May 24, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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"Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final" earns $226,005 live gate.

The recently concluded “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” event has drawn over 5,413 attendees for a $226,005 live gate. 2,609 attendees out of 5,413 (48 %) received complimentary tickets. This data was released by the California State Athletic Commission.

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Josh Barnett Breaks Left Hand, Tweets X-ray Image

Written on May 20, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett lost to Daniel Cormier at last night's Grand Prix Final.

Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett has lost to Daniel Cormier and broke his left hand in last night’s ‘Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Grand Prix Heavyweight Final’ event.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale Lineup Finalized

Written on May 09, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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The final lineup for Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale is out and will feature eight bouts, including a heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.

Fighting Insider has the final lineup for The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale that will take place on the 19th of May at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The main event will feature a heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cornier. It will also feature lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez defending his title against his top contender Josh Thomson.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Josh Barnett, Granted Conditional Fighter’s License by CSAC

Written on March 06, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett, passes urine drug test, allowed to fight in Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Strikeforce Heavyweight fighter Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett, was granted a conditional fighters license by the California State Athletic Commission on Monday. He passed a random urine drug test and has been allowed to fight Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final in San Jose, California. The fight will be held on May 19, 2012.

Barnett, was denied a license back in 2009, after failing a pre-drug test for his scheduled fight against Fedor Emelianenko at the “Affliction: Trilogy” show. He is fortunate to be given another chance by the CSAC, after also testing positive for a banned substance in 2002, where he was stripped of his UFC heavyweight title and kicked out of UFC.

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Strikeforce Post-Fight: Josh Barnett Talks About Daniel Cormier

Written on September 12, 2011 by Lulu

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Josh Barnett talks about his win over Sergei Kharitonov and his upcoming match against Daniel Cormier for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Josh Barnett is now on his way to the finals of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, after submitting Sergei Kharitonov on the first round of their match. Now he is set to face former Olympian, Daniel Cormier, for the finals of the said tournament.

After his previous match, Josh Barnett talks about how he got the set up and the finish in the fight. Now with the finals set, he also has a goal of taking Daniel Cormier – a multi-time wrestling champion – down to the mat.

Check-out Josh Barnett’s exclusive interview courtesy of MMAweekly.com after the cut.

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Josh Thomson, Out of Strikeforce Bout with Maximo Blanco

Written on August 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Josh Thompson hurt himself within the past week, and tests revealed foot injury that left him unable to complete his training camp and compete.

Due to foot injury, Josh Thomson withdrew from his Strikeforce bout against Maximo Blanco this September 10. The Josh Thomson vs Maximo Blanco match was slated as a main card for the promotion’s upcoming event in Cincinnati that will feature Heavyweight Grand Prix fights. The said grand prix will feature a Josh Barnett vs Sergei Kharitonov and Antonio Silva vs Daniel Cormier matches.

Strikeforce officials could not immediately disclose whether they will seek a replacement for Josh Thomson against Maximo Blanco.

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Josh Barnett Takes the Win by a Submission, On the Way to Face Kharitonov

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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Josh Barnett secured a slot on the semifinals of Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix by submitting Brett Rogers on last Saturday night's tournament.

At the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal last Saturday in Dallas, Josh Barnett advances to the semifinals by submitting his heavy handed opponent — Brett Rogers. During the first round of the match, Josh Barnett quickly closed the distance between them by a leg kick that elevated his opponent and slammed him to the ground. Then he mounted Brett Rogers and pound him several times. However, the latter was able to escape, though he was placed back to the ground again.

As the second round started, Josh Barnett launched a left hook to Brett Rogers’ head and went for a takedown. As the latter fell to the ground, the former quickly performed an arm triangle choke that forced Brett Rogers to tap out. As the match ends, Josh Barnett grabs the microphone from broadcaster – Gus Johnson – to address his audience. He talks about his upcoming matches, and said that he will surely defeat and annihilate those who will stand against him.

On the semifinals of the Heavyweight tournament, Josh Barnett is scheduled to face Sergei Kharitonov later this year.

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Grand Prix at California, Impossible Because of Josh Barnett’s License Issue

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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After having trouble in getting his license to fight Fedor Emelianenko for Affliction: Trilogy at California, Josh Barnett is still having an issue with the California State Athletic Commission that brings the Grand Prix out of the said state.

After the quarterfinals of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix last Saturday night at Dallas, Strikeforce CEO – Scott Coker – was already talking about plans for the semifinal round, which will take place some time this fall. Scott Coker also added that they’re open to anything, except for the state of California where Josh Barrnet still have […]

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