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I was able to catch up with Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate to ask him a few questions about his upcoming octagon debut on May 29th's UFC 114 event versus Luis "Banha" Cane.

For ayone unfamiliar with Cyrille, he always puts on a great show and is a pleasure to watch.  I enjoy seeing tall fighters take advantage of their extra reach with crisp and polished striking, and Diabate has a pterodactyle-like wingspan at 6'6", and puts those extra inches to good use.  Unless someone can point out a taller fighter of relevance at 205 pounds, Cyrille very well  may be the tallest light-heavyweight around.

Although it's still far ahead on the horizon, UFC 114 on May 29th is taking shape quite nicely.  Also expected for the show is the highly anticipated pairing of Rampage vs. Rashad as the headliner, with Forrest vs. Lil' Nog, Diego Sanchez vs. John Hathaway, the return of Todd Duffee, and Diabate-Cane rounding out the card.

I've also embedded a highlight reel of Cyrille Diabate at the end of the article.  Thanks to Ken Pavia and Julian Gregorio of www.MMAagents.com for their help with the interview.

Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino is excited about fighting in his backyard at UFC 111 on March 27 in Newark, NJ.  He is taking on  Fabrico Camoes and has been training with boxing legend Miguel Cotto.  He talks about all of these things in this exclusive interview.

 

Jim Miller is a rising star in the UFC and he's fighting on March 27 against Mark Bocek at UFC 111 in Newark, NJ.  In this exclusive interview, Jim talks about his brother Dan's broken thumb in the Demian Maia fight and about fighting Bocek.  He also gives his predictions on some upcoming fights.

The WEC's Miguel Torres is looking for a rematch with Brian Bowles, but first he has to win on March 6th.  In this exclusive interview, Miguel talks about the KO loss to Bowles, his training with Kurt Pellegrino, the Urijah Faber match against Jose Aldo in April and much more.

Pete "Drago" Sell was down in AC at Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat show a couple of weeks ago and I talked to him about Matt Serra's big win over Frank Trigg and about his thoughts on some upcoming fights, including UFC 111.  Always a good time when Pete's in the house.

 

This is old school goodness right here.  A UFC promo clip from 2002, one of Zuffa's earliest promos.  Lots of famous faces in this video.

M-1 Global insider Igor Karaev has confirmed that Fedor Emelianenko will still be fighting Fabricio Werdum, but the scheduled date has been altered from April to May.

Confusion has encircled the Russian fighter's immediate future after teammate Gegard Mousasi made a departure from M-1 Global, and a definitive plan for Emelianenko's next Strikeforce opponent had not been announced.

Caught up with Frankie "The Answer" Edgar at Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat show last Friday night.  We talked about his upcoming title fight at UFC 112 with BJ Penn.

In this wide ranging interview, legendary fighter Renzo Gracie talks about the difference between the old no hold barred days and today's rules.  Surprisingly, he thinks the sport was safer back then and explains why.  He also talks about his upcoming fight with Matt Hughes and avenging Royce Gracie's loss.  Plus a whole lot more good stuff.

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