Throw Angel by Fedor Emelianenko
We have the ability to cut a guy when he loses a fight. He lost that fight [against Mike Russow], but the biggest problem I have with Todd Duffee is his attitude. You guys don't see it. You don't know. I deal with tons of guys. We have hundreds of guys under contract and I've had thousands of guys under contract over the last ten years and Todd Duffee, to me, doesn't seem like he wants to be in the UFC. He doesn't like being in the UFC. Let him go fight in the smaller organizations and work his way back up, if he even wants to work his way back up and get back into the UFC. He just came off a knockout. He got knocked out in his fight and he's got a horrible attitude. He's got a horrible attitude. He can still go back and train and fight in these smaller leagues and work on his skills and his attitude.Todd Duffee earned a mere $8,000 in his last UFC fight. Duffee is set to earn a minimum of $60,000 for this fight with Alistair Overeem, with an undisclosed bonus if he wins, which admittedly is a long shot. Duffee will definitely be overmatched in this fight, but realistically he doesn't have a whole lot to lose. This is a huge payday for Duffee in a high-profile fight that he's expected to lose anyway. If he can somehow beat Overeem, Duffee will become an instant star in Japan and likely will be given the option to return to the UFC, or to join the ranks of Strikeforce since he will have beaten their champion. If Duffee loses, he still has a fight scheduled in the United States at Titan Fighting 16 against The Ultimate Fighter 10 participant Abe Wagner on January 28, 2011. Worst case scenario for Duffee is that he'll have to start all over again, but he'll be no further away from where he was before he accepted this megafight with Overeem.
A key figure in bringing mixed martial arts into the media mainstream, Strikeforce founder and CEO Scott Coker sits down for an interview with Mike Straka. Coker discusses the future of his organization and its top fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem and Gilbert Melendez. Coker also talks about Strikeforce's ongoing rivalry with the UFC.
UFC 125: RESOLUTION will be held January 1, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air on PPV.
The main event features a rematch between UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar and undefeated challenger Gray "The Bully" Maynard, the only fighter to ever defeat Edgar. Maynard won a unanimous decision over Edgar at UFC Fight Night 13 in April 2008, well before Edgar would go on to twice defeat B.J. Penn and become the UFC Lightweight Champion. Maynard will attempt to repeat history by beating Edgar again to become the UFC's new 155-pound champion.
The co-main event features a middleweight bout between 2010 Fighter of the Year candidate Chris "The Crippler" Leben and decorated military veteran Brain "All American" Stann.