Dana White: “We’ve Got Wanderlei Silva”
In a recent interview with a Las Vegas television station, UFC president Dana White said the UFC has acquired some of the world’s top fighters, and among them, he named PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Wanderlei Silva (31-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
Lee Murray's $100 Million Heist Caught On Camera
Former UFC fighter and the man infamous for his street fight against Tito Ortiz in England, was arrested a while back for being caught in the biggest bank heist in the history of the UK - stealing over $100 million.
If you check out the CNN.com video section, apparently there is a good deal of video footage of the actual heist itself and all the aftermath that followed.
Dan Lauzon: Joe Lauzon Fighting at UFC 78
“The Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Joe Lauzon (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who made a splash by scoring a first-round TKO of Jens Pulver prior to the show’s filming, has undergone knee surgery but expects to be healed in time to appear on the UFC 78 fight card in Newark, New Jersey.
Anthony Torres to Replace Anthony Johnson at UFC 75
Anthony Johnson, who scored a stunning 13-second knockout of Chad Reiner at UFC Fight Night 10 last month, has been scratched from his UFC 75 fight with Jess Liaudin (11-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC) because of a shoulder injury and has been replaced by the “The Ultimate Fighter 2’s” Anthony Torres.
Corey Hill to debute in October at Fight Night Event
Corey Hill, one of the most talked about fighters from The Ultimate Fighter 5 due to his potential and reach advantage, will make his official MMA and UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 12 according to a UFCDaily.com source. The event is expected to take place on Wednesday October 17th and will air on Spike TV from 9pm to 11pm. The location of the event is not known at this time. Hill is the first rumored fighter for the event which will promote The Ultimate Fighter 6, airing immediately following the event, as well as UFC 77 which takes place in Cincinnati just days later on October 20th.
Royce Gracie’s Fine, Suspension Upheld by CSAC
MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie (14-3-3 MMA, 11-1-2 UFC), who tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone during a June 2007 fight, today had his $2,500 fine and approximate one-year suspension finalized by the California State Athletic Commission.
Frankie Edgar Targeted for UFC 78 Event
Undefeated lightweight Frankie Edgar (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will likely appear on the upcoming UFC 78 fight card, according to a source close to the event’s planning who spoke to UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) last week
- LIDDELL: "I'VE NEVER HAND-PICKED AN OPPONENT"
When the possible match up with Wanderlei Silva for UFC 76 fell through and Keith Jardine was named as Chuck Liddell's next opponent, reports surfaced that the former UFC light heavyweight champion picked Jardine as his opponent. Liddell recently spoke with MMAWeekly, setting the record straight about how the fight with Jardine transpired.