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Leapai Can Be Compared With Rocky: Wladimir Klitschko

This is what can be termed as the open testimonial. Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has said that if somebody can be defined as real life Rocky, then it is none other than Australian fighter Alex Leapai.

“Leapai can be compared with Rocky, he is an underdog but he is an experienced player and can change the game anytime,” Wladimir was quoted saying this recently.


Silva out of Action

It appears UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva will not be fighting again until early next year after cracking his ribs in the first round of his title defense against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.

Speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, Silva's coach, Ramon Lemos said:

“After the first round he said he broke his ribs. He told me he could not breathe because of the rib. I told him to forget about the rib and work the movement of legs and he would get the triangle…After the fight he went to the hospital and did an x-ray and the doctor said he did not break it, it was just a crack.”

UFC at Home in Brazil

Two of the UFC's five champions are Brazilian, and it soon could be five after Junior Dos Santos, who won a No. 1 contender's bout against Roy Nelson this past weekend at UFC 117, gets his shot at the heavyweight belt early next year.

But despite the Brazilians' success in the UFC, the organization hasn't hosted a show in their home country in nearly 12 years.

But according to UFC president Dana White, that soon could change.

"We're spending money in Brazil right now," White told MMAjunkie. "We're spending marketing money, PR money, and we've got people down there working for us."

White long has hinted at the possibility of returning to Brazil, which hosted UFC 17.5 in 1998 and marked the promotional debuts of Pedro Rizzo and a then-22-year-old Wanderlei Silva. In fact, of the 16 fighter slots on the card, seven went to Brazilians.


Jones wins in San Diego

No surprises, that Jon Jones, the rising force in the UFC light-heavyweight division, made rapid work of the ageing Vladimir Matyushenko in San Diego in the early hours.

Once in position on the ground, the Belarussian was punished over twenty devastating seconds before referee Herb Dean, the best in the business, did the 39-year-old a serious favour.

Jones had age – 16 years – on his side. He was too quick, too slick and, in truth, too spiteful for the older Octagon warrior to deal with vicious strikes

Jones should be moved to a top eight 205lb division contest with alacrity.

Fightclub Star in Street Brawl

TMZ has learned the Austin Police Department has viewed the tape of the bloody street brawl involving ex-UFC star Roger Huerta ... and have opened an investigation into the incident.

We're told cops are interested in interviewing everybody who was present during the Saturday morning brawl -- including Huerta and the man he knocked out.

Law enforcement sources tell us so far cops have not identified the man Huerta knocked out -- or the woman who THAT guy attacked ... but officials are working on it.