Official UFC 71 Fighter Salaries: Paydays for Jackson, Liddell, Karo, Burkman
Quinton Jackson ($225,000) def. Chuck Liddell ($500,000) by KO - Round 1, 1:53
Karo Parisyan ($32,000) def. Josh Burkman ($7,000) by unanimous decision
Terry Martin ($12,000) def. Ivan Salaverry ($17,500) by TKO - Round 1, 2:04
Houston Alexander ($8,000) def. Keith Jardine ($7,000) by TKO - Round 1, 0:48
Kalib Starnes ($10,000) def. Chris Leben ($10,000) by unanimous decision
Thiago Silva ($16,000) def. James Irvin ($7,000) by TKO - Round 1, 1:06
Alan Belcher ($14,000) def. Sean Salmon ($3,000) by guillotine choke - Round 1, 0:53
Din Thomas ($28,000) def. Jeremy Stephens ($3,000) by armbar - Round 2, 2:24
Wilson Gouveia ($16,000) def. Cermelo Marrero ($5,000) by guillotine choke - Round 1, 3:06
News And Notes From Canada
This weekend saw another illustrious UFC champion’s fabled reign come to an abrupt and unpredictable end when Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell lost to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 71 in Las Vegas.
Dana White: "We're Going To Have Them All."
During the UFC 71 post-fight press conference, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White confirmed what Josh Gross reported last week: The purchase of Pride Fighting Championships has been finalized
MMA Mainstream Acceptance? Not So Fast
Let me be the first to applaud the recent exposure that the Ultimate Fighting Championships brand of mixed martial arts has been getting. Let me also be the first to underline Dave Meltzer's statement; "MMA isn't popular - the UFC is popular."
As UFC rises, is boxing down for the count?
With the ascent of mixed martial arts into the mainstream sports world, came the inevitable friction with boxing. Even though both sides will throw the occasional verbal jab at the other, renowned boxing promoter Lou DiBella told Newsday he feels boxing has to fight its own battles.
"The Heat" on Burkman, Title Shot
Sherdog.com's Mike Sloan spoke with Karo Parisyan (Pictures) after the welterweight contender's impressive victory over Josh Burkman (Pictures) Saturday in Las Vegas at UFC 71.
StrictlyMMA Review: Rampage snuffs out Iceman’s fire with first round knockout
"The Iceman" showed emotion. On May 26, 2007 Chuck Liddell's typically stone cold demeanor adorned a grin in front of the incensed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Rampage was the final pillar to be knocked down in Liddell's revenge masterpiece. A mere minute and fifty three seconds later, the champion's face expressed confusion and disbelief as Rampage knocked out the knockout artist.
Sports Illustrated on MMA
This weekend’s UFC 71 card could end up being the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” of mixed martial arts. The sport has been touted by the mainstream media as “hip” and “up-and-coming” for months now but this past weekend everything blew up.
Drama Could Have Taken Liddell
If Drama had not been psyched out by all of Chuck Liddell’s bull crap hype as most of his opponents and spectators (including me) have been, Drama could have knocked out Liddell with 1 punch on Entourage. That is what Quinton “Rampage” Jackson did last night to Liddell as they had their over hyped and under whelming rematch of the last time Jackson bitch slapped Liddell.
Video: "Rampage" Celebrates Victory
Sherdog.com editor Josh Gross briefly spoke with new UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson after his impressive first round knockout of Chuck Liddell Saturday in Las Vegas at UFC 71.
"RAMPAGE" MAKES HIS MARK
The rematch was set. The crowd and viewers eagerly waited. The UFC enjoyed increased coverage by mainstream media. The fighters were ready.
Last Saturday evening, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson stunned fans by knocking out the most dominate light heavyweight in the UFC. A single right hook preceded unanswered strikes on the ground, forcing referee John McCarthy to end one of the most anticipated rematches in recent history.