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Dana White: UFC to hold press conference on July 31 to announce "a lot of crazy things"

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The UFC is on the verge of some major announcements.

During a guest spot today on the ESPN 1100 Radiothon, a 24-hour fundraiser for The Caring Place cancer charity, UFC president Dana White said the organization will soon hold a major press conference, tentatively planned for July 31.

He referenced the media event when asked about reports of Affliction halting operations and becoming a UFC sponsor, the possibility of the UFC acquiring Affliction contracts, whether or not Fedor Emelianenko could be signed to the UFC, and whether a rumored deal with ESPN could come to fruition.

"We're working on some big things," White said without going into specifics. "It's going to be a lot of crazy things. ... There will be a laundry list of things addressed."

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Post #1   7/25/09 9:19:56AM   

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What are the odds of this getting pushed back into august?

Post #2   7/25/09 11:00:40AM   

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you mean getting pushed back 1 day?

I guess there are decent odds on that...

Post #3   7/25/09 12:08:15PM   

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For Dana "A lot of crazy things" usually means that he bought a new shirt and had his car washed.

Post #4   7/25/09 12:49:17PM   

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Im always Excited for his "announcements"

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Posted by Aether

For Dana "A lot of crazy things" usually means that he bought a new shirt and had his car washed.

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yeah I have been wondering what the news that was going to shock the world of MMA a few weeks back was...let alone the possibilities of what next weeks "announcement" could be. Fedor v Brock UFC 107 or 108
Vitor in the UFC...A weekly ESPN fight show(showing up and coming fighters or unaired prelims of pay perviews) I would be happy with any or all of these

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Oh, man. I am excited. Sounds like Dana has got some big things brewing up. I really want to see what these big announcements are. I would love to see ESPN start broadcasting some UFC fights, that would be huge for the sport.

Post #8   7/25/09 2:59:22PM   

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man im suprised at how excited i am!!


please dana tell me something i want to hear

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Yea like: we just bought Fedor's contract. And Hendo will be beating up Tito instead of Franklin.

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Dana is good at getting people pumped about even the small things. He makes the smallest press announcements sound huge. But I have a feeling there will be some big stuff to announce on the 31st. Think about it who would have thought a week ago that Josh would test positive and Affliction would can its show and rejoin the UFC. Then top that off with Tito coming back. Its been a crazy week and I have a feeling things will just get crazier on the 31st.

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Dana at the press conference....

"We just signed Vitor Belfort to fight Anderson Silva after the Silva/Griffin fight"

"We Just signed Gegard Mousasi to fight in the LHW division"

"Brock Lesnar will fight Fedor Emelianenko UFC 101"


"and I saved the biggest announcement for last...........I just save alot of money by switching to GEICO"

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Probably going to be about a few signings from Affliction. Hopefully Fedor and Vitor.

Post #13   7/26/09 12:35:15AM