Dana White 'done' giving Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fights, will offer him UFC job
“I love ‘Big Nog,’ and I think everybody loves ‘Big Nog,'” White said. “He’s such a good guy. He’s respected by everybody, and he and I actually talked tonight. I’m done. I don’t want to see him fight anymore. He doesn’t disagree.
“He and I are going to get together, and we’re going to talk. I’m probably going to give him the Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin deal. I’m going to bring him in and make him an employee.”
UFC 190 bonuses: $1,470.59 per second in bonus money for Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey, Demian Maia, Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 190 event.
Rousey and Maia won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Rua and Nogueria earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended.
Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women's boxing world title
Ronda Rousey was an Olympic medal-winning judoka with little striking experience before stepping into Glendale Fighting Club. There, she has become a dangerous boxer with knockout power. Just ask Alexis Davis.
Rousey's hands have become so good that her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, said she has never lost a round against female boxers at the gym. Does part of Tarverdyan wonder what would happen if "Rowdy" crossed over into the sweet science? Not really. He already thinks he knows...
UFC 190 weigh-in results: Ronda Rousey (135), Bethe Correia (134) official for title fight
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
-Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Bethe Correia (134) – for women’s bantamweight title
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206) vs. Mauricio Rua (206)
-Fernando Bruno (155) vs. Glaico Franca (156) – “TUF: Brazil 4? lightweight tournament final
-Dileno Lopes (135) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (135) – “TUF: Brazil 4? bantamweight tournament final
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240) vs. Stefan Struve (265)
-Soa Palelei (264) vs. Antonio Silva (265)
-Jessica Aguilar (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (116)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Neil Magny (171) vs. Demian Maia (171)
-Rafael Cavalcante (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (206)
-Warlley Alves (171) vs. Nordine Taleb (171)
-Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Leandro Issa (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
-Clint Hester (186)* vs. Vitor Miranda (186)
-Guido Cannetti (135) vs. Hugo Viana (136)
* Hester was 186.7 pounds on her first attempt, but made 186 on his second try.
Benson Henderson nearing clean bill of health, wants return at UFC Seoul
Benson Henderson isn't yet ready to return, but he's getting close. The former UFC lightweight champion is "on the verge" of being medically cleared from the injury he suffered in May, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Henderson (22-5) has been sidelined since removing his name from a planned bout against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. Henderson attributed the withdrawal to injury, but repeatedly declined to elaborate on the nature of the damage, stating only that "it was in [the] area" of his eye.
Dominick Cruz: 'I could be Duane Ludwig's coach, straight up'
Dominick Cruz is no stranger to the nasty vernacular of the fight game. After all, for much of the past four years there's been plenty of halfwits on social media ready to remind Cruz about his injuries or his precipitous fall from UFC bantamweight champion to sideline fixture. Cruz has stayed largely silent during the process, but that doesn't mean he's lost his edge.
John Dodson: Jon Jones 'wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be'
Dodson, Jones' teammate at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., said there was a bit of a misconception about Jones early in his career, which was fostered by Jones himself.
"He just wasn't the perfect angel that everyone thought he was to be," Dodson said at a UFC 191 media lunch Wednesday in Downtown LA. "You guys keep on thinking that he's supposed to be like Hannah Montana, but really he was Miley Cyrus."