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Dana White UFC 146 pre-event interview: Daniel Cormier would be a great Light Heavyweight
In this video interview courtesy of MMAFighting.com, UFC President Dana White addresses a variety of hot topics surrounding the UFC right now, from his bout with Meniere's disease to Jon Jones's controversial arrest last week. White explained how hard it was for him to miss his first card at UFC on Fuel TV 3, fighting the disease until the plane took off. He briefly touched on the issue of the Fox TV ratings, stating that he was upset with the MMA media and not sorry for what he said about certain members.
Bjorn Rebney: Hector Lombard is the best Middleweight in the world
Recently Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney came out with some comments regarding his former Middleweight champion Hector Lombard, who has of course signed with the UFC. However they are not the kind of bitter or resentful comments you may expect from a man whose champion just left his promotion Rebney actually praised Lombard for what he did while fighting in Bellator, and understood that him going to fight in the UFC was always a distinct possibility. Rebney has a high outlook for Lombard in the UFC
Three fights added to UFC on Fuel TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Three additional bouts were added to the UFC on Fuel TV 4 event this summer. Featuring a main event of Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman, the card is now starting to take shape. In what promises to be an exciting show from the HP Pavilion in San Joe, CA, the previously announced Light Heavyweight scrap of Brandon Vera versus James Te Huna will serve as the co-main event, with three bouts just added. Two Bantamweight fights were announced, with TUF veteran T.J. Dillashaw will face Vaughan Lee, while Raphael
Chael Sonnen explains his defense of Alistair Overeem, his respect for the fans, and...
In his lengthy interview courtesy of bleacherreport.com, Chael Sonnen sounds off on several subjects, including the media advancement that has taken place in MMA and the issue of sportsmanship and respect within the sport, be it fighter or media-based. He explains his highly controversial defense of Alistair Overeem, saying that something does not become true just because the media believes it to be. He sticks by the stance that Overeem did not fail the test for anything specific. Sonnen believes that TRT
TUF: LIVE fighters discuss fighting, Cruz’s injury and competition
The UFC and FX hosted a media conference call with four of this season’s The Ultimate Fighter® Live quarterfinalists on Tuesday, May 8, 2012: James Vick (Team Cruz) vs. Joe Proctor (Team Faber) and Justin Lawrence (Team Cruz) vs. Michael Chiesa (Team Faber). The panel of fighters were asked who they thought would come out on top. Justin Lawrence said that all the fighters were great and that every one of them has an opportunity to make it. Michael Chiesa agreed that they were all there to
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch officially set for UFC 149 in Calgary
This morning, news broke that the previously scheduled UFC 148 bout of Michael Bisping vs.Tim Boetsch has been officially moved to the UFC 149 card in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally thought to be part of the UFC 148 blockbuster card on July 7 in Las Vegas, Bisping will now try to work his way closer to his coveted title shot in Canada. He confirmed the news via Twitter.com earlier today: My bout has been moved to UFC 148 in Calgary. My apologies to those who bought tickets to come see me get my ass
Looking into the future of the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones
Jon Jones has now dispatched the very best in his weight division within a span of only two years. He’s been faced with challenge after challenge, and continues to not only triumph, but to learn and grow from every experience both inside and outside the octagon. With every opponent came a different challenge physically, and a new lesson morally. With Shogun, he proved to himself and the world that he possesses the skills to fight fire with fire, and ended up defeating Shogun in his strongest area. He
Chael Sonnen: Alistair Overeem did not test positive for anything
Tuesday night Chael Sonnen came to the defense of under-fire Heavyweight Alistair Overeem, who awaits the decision of NSAC concerning his license to fight at UFC 146. Blaming the media, Sonnen essentially considered Overeem's issue to be an overblown phenomenon created by MMA media. Familiar with the issue of elevated T:E levels, Sonnen had the following to say on Fuel TV's “UFC Tonight”: "Congratulations to MMA media, right when I think you're incompetence can't get to any higher level, the
Josh Thompson vs. Gilbert Melendez III Booked for May 19th Strikeforce Card, Because Why...
(Hey Gil, hold up a finger for each title defense you’ve given a shit about lately.) OMG, you guys. Rematches are like SO HOT right...
Dana White: Dan Henderson is next in line for 205 title shot
According to UFC President Dana White, he has offered Dan Henderson two fights since he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 139, which took place at San Jose’s HP Pavilion. White has stated that Henderson has turned down both of those fights. For his part Henderson has made it clear that he is only interested in a title shot, at either middleweight or light heavyweight. Earlier this week, White announced that he would capitulate to Henderson’s desires, but made it clear that