Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White discussed the latest rumors surrounding the promotion, and what fans have to expect in the future. White related to the “rant-crazy” Chael Sonnen, who made headlines with his comments in the recent days:
“I didn’t agree with 90% of the stuff he said. He said that there’s no such thing as a game plan. Really? So who are all of these guys who pretend to know what they’re doing in your corner? Are you telling me that you don’t want any cornermen?
Tell Randy Couture that there’s no such thing as a game plan. Randy Couture has won most of his fights based on incredible game plans. Pretty much everything he said was dumb. It was crazy and made no sense. I like Chael and he’s a good guy, but I don’t agree with 90% of what he said in that interview.”
Chael Sonnen will have to back-up his words in the fight against UFC Middleweight Title contender Nate “The Great” Marquardt in the co-main event of UFC 109, this Saturday. Sonnen is currently on a two-fight winning streak over Dan Miller and Yushin Okami, two legit contenders in the UFC Middleweight division. Dana White also discussed outrageous Tito Ortiz comments regarding Chuck Liddell’s drinking problems. Tito stated in a radio interview that “The Iceman” needed a direct intervention from White, to save him from Alcoholism, but UFC President dispelled the rumors:
“It’s not true. I never stepped in and had an intervention for Chuck Liddell, and he never went to rehab or anything like that. Tito says some crazy stuff sometimes, you know? Chuck Liddell is not drinking. He stopped drinking to get ready for this fight. Chuck hates Tito. He doesn’t understand why I brought him back. He doesn’t think he belongs here.”
Another UFC superstar who will return from a long layoff is Brock Lesnar. Heavyweight Champion suffered from a devastating stomach injury which almost made him to hang up his gloves, but White confirmed once again that the mammoth fighter will return this summer:
“We have to do these next two fights with Nogueira/Velasquez and Carwin/Mir and then we’ll figure out what we’re going to do. We have to do the fight in Australia first, and then the Newark fight. If those guys come out of the fight healthy (Carwin or Mir), then we’ll do that fight. The earliest Brock will return? If everything goes perfectly, he could fight in July. The end of June or July.”
Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday to present an entertaining UFC 109: Relentless fight card. Do not forget to join as at LowKick.com for a LIVE Play-by-Play Commentary, Results and Discussion.