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“Fighters Only” Launches the “Train Hard Fight Easy” Magazine with GSP

Written on February 23, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Know the stories behind the octagon inside the 'Train Hard Fight Easy' magazine.

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, will be featured fighter on debut issue of ‘Train Hard Fight Easy.’ Fans will know how GSP trains, eats and maintains his fitness level from pre-fight to post-fight.

“Basically, what you’re going to find in there is you’ve got Renzo Gracie doing jiu-jitsu technique, Wanderlei Silva and (Rafael) Cordeiro doing our Muay Thai, Greg Jackson is taking care of all our MMA technique, and Matt Hughes and Kenny Johnson taking care of the wrestling technique,” Gary Alexander, Operations Manager of Fighters Only said.

Wonder what makes this magazine stand out among other out there?

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UFC Chosen as Best Positioned Property for 2011

Written on December 28, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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UFC attained a massive growth this year plus garnered prestigious awards like Best Promotion and Best Positioned Property. The promotion is truly a crowd's favorite.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship attained a good profile this year. The promotion got the best position for 2011 than any other sports organization.

The said conclusion was according to 1,100 senior-level sports executives who took part in the latest Turnkey Sports Poll. The UFC lead orgs such as the IZOD IndyCar Series, the X Games, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the United Football League (UFL) and the WNBA.

Voters, who come from the pro and college ranks, can choose from essentially every professional sports organization outside of veteran leagues such as MLB, NBA, NFL, NASCAR, MLS and the PGA. The UFC was the only mixed-martial-arts promotion available as a voting option.

The organization which ended the season with a ground-breaking UFC 124 earned three times as many votes as its competitors. UFC has hosted 24 events in 2010, which is the same number it hosted in its first six years of existence. This year alone UFC president Dana White was a featured speaker at both the Microsoft CEO Summit 2010 and the Oxford Union Society, and he won the 2010 “Game Changer Award” from the entertainment industry’s PromaxBDA organization.

Plus, the UFC again won the “Best Promotion” award on the 2010 World MMA Awards, and White again picked up the “Leading Man” trophy.

And as if 2010 wasn’t big enough, the UFC plans to host an additional eight shows in 2011, two new weight classes have been added thanks to the merge with WEC , and an expanded deal with Versus complements the promotion’s existing pay-per-view and Spike TV offerings.

The official Turnkey Sports Poll results included:

Which sports properties are you paying more attention to now than you did at the start of the year?

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The World MMA Awards 2010 Winners

Written on December 02, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Last night's 2010 World MMA Awards was spectacular from start to end. FightingInsider knows you are keen on knowing who got the awards and those who went home empty-handed. Nevertheless, those who received recognitions are all deserving.

Last night, the World MMA Awards 2010 took place at The Pearl in The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas. This is the third year for the award-giving body which started by Fighters Only magazine in 2008. Nominees and winners were determined from fan votes which was conducted online. Categories include Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year and Breakthrough Fighter of the Year, as well as non-fight specific categories like Ring Girl of the Year and Most Memorable Ring Entrance.

The past year’s winners included UFC president Dana White as Leading Man of the Year, Georges St-Pierre for Fighter of the Year and Brock Lesnar for Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.

The event was lead by UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture with co-host Molly Qerim from Versus network. The event streamed live at Versus.com, while the edited one-hour highlights version will air on Versus on Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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2010 World MMA Awards Streams on Versus Live

Written on December 01, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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In less than 24 hours, fans will finally know the winners for the 2010 World MMA Awards. The award giving body entitled Fighters Only will give honors to ultimate fighters in the mixed martial arts. The event will stream live on Versus while the unedited version will air on December 9,2010.

Officials holding the production of the 2010 World MMA Awards announced today that the ceremony which will take place in a short while will stream live on Versus.com. The MMA Awards is a black tie event which will happen at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The edited version will air […]

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Randy Couture: Aiming for Hollywood Stardom

Written on November 29, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"(My fighting career is on hold) for now. You never know what [UFC officials] are going to throw at me. We'll see, and if it's interesting, I might not be able to walk away from it." ---Randy Couture, former UFC Champion

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy Couture (19-10 MMA, 16-7 UFC) has not yet announced his official decision about his fighting career, but “The Natural” revealed that his schedule is not yet booked for several months.

Couture, who’s hosting 2010 World MMA Awards next week, will start shooting the new Bruce Willis film, “Setup,” in December and hopes to emancipate his role as Toll Road in “The Expendables II” beginning in March. Randy Couture revealed this on The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show in Las Vegas’ X-107.5 FM wherein he was a guest.

“I’m getting ready to do a movie in Grand Rapids, Mich., here the first couple weeks of December with Bruce Willis,” Couture said.”

“It just happened a couple of days ago. It’s a fun character. Small part, but a fun character in kind of a gangster movie.”

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MMA Awards Officially Airs on Versus

Written on October 12, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The much-anticipated award giving body for Mixed Martial Arts are little by little becoming official. The Fighters Only MMA Awards 2010 will air on Versus and former ESPN reporter Molly Qerim will be Randy Couture's co-host.

For the second MMA Awards ceremony, Versus station will be the one to air the event. It was announced and disclosed by officials today.

This 2010 World MMA Awards is a black-tie ceremony which will take place on Dec. 1 in Las Vegas. A taped version of the event will air Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on Versus.

Fighters Only has announced earlier this year that UFC Hall of Famer and known legend, Randy Couture, will host the ceremony. His co-host will be Molly Qerim, former ESPN “MMA Live” host and reporter who works for Versus now.

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The Official Finalists for the 2010 World MMA Awards

Written on October 04, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Finally, the lists of nominees for the 2010 Fighters Only World MMA Awards is revealed. With UFC dominating 20 categories, it shows how far the promotion has reached.

The Finalist for the Fighters Only 2010 World MMA Awards is revealed. On the third edition of the award wgiving body, UFC as always, dominated the 20 categories. All winners are to be determined via fan vote and ballots to be cast on Nov. 26 at www.worldmmaawards.com. This year’s awards culminate with a black-tie, red-carpet ceremony that takes place Dec. 1 at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Broadcast plans are expected to be announced shortly.

“The anticipation for the 2010 awards has been a little overwhelming,” Fighters Only CEO Rob Hewitt stated. “I couldn’t be more thrilled by the potential of this year’s event. Last year’s ceremony opened many people’s eyes. Seeing is believing, so more and more people want to get behind the awards. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s supported us in making the World MMA Awards a landmark occasion in the industry’s calendar and appeal to the fans to let their voices be heard.”

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Randy Couture, Official Co-Host for the MMA Awards

Written on August 19, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Randy Couture is an official co-host to this year's MMA Awards.

As reported earlier on www.fightinginsider.com, the 2010 World MMA Awards is open for nominations. The December event has found itself a co-host. CEO Rob Hewitt announced today at the Press Conference of “Fighters Only” at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas that they chose the Legend, Hall of Famer and Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture to be co-host.

“This announcement goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to make this year’s awards bigger and better,” Hewitt said. “We are proud to announce Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture as the co-host of the 2010 ceremony. I’ve mentioned the word ‘legitimate’ before. Randy epitomizes legitimacy as as fighter, a world champion, a movie star and is the best ambassador to mixed martial arts there has ever been. He’s been committed throughout his career to representing the sport with the highest regard to professionalism – both in and out of the octagon – and has become a legend and an icon in the process. We are honored to have Randy involved in the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards.”

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MMA Awards 2010: Now Open for Nominations

Written on August 16, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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It's the award season for the world of cage fighting, and the MMA Awards 2010 is now open for Nominations.

“Fighters Only”, the World MMA Awards is now on its third season’s installment and is now taking down nominations for the 2010 cover.

Nomination is based on the performance of the fighters from September last year until the end of this month. Under 20 categories until September 26. Finalists will be announced on October 1 and the voting ends on November 26 at the www.worldmmaawards.com.

The winners will be awarded at The Pearl at the Palms Casino, Vegas on December 1 with a black-tie reception. All of this sponsored by BodyBuilding.com. Broadcast details are to be announced.

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