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White suggests Velasquez-Cormier possible; Barnett not getting quick title shot
LAS VEGAS – On Saturday at UFC 156, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva derailed Alistair Overeem's planned title shot and threw the heavyweight division into a bit of chaos. Even UFC President Dana White isn't sure what to make of it.
UFC: Vitor Belfort didn't fail UFC on FX 7 drug test
LAS VEGAS – Despite a flood of rumors to the contrary, UFC on FX 7 main-event winner Vitor Belfort did not fail a drug test this past month at UFC on FX 7, UFC President Dana White said.
White skewers Randy Couture, Ryan remains with UFC
UFC president Dana White didn't hold back when asked about UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture's recent move to Spike TV to work with Bellator. But he did say that Randy's son Ryan will remain with the UFC.
Dana White says 'it looks like' Chris Weidman is next for Anderson Silva
UFC president Dana White told the assembled media at the UFC 156 post-fight media scrum that "it looks like" Chris Weidman is next for Middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
UFC Hands Out $50,000 Fighter Bonuses Following UFC 156
The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $50,000 fighter bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar on Saturday in Las Vegas. Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Antonio Silva and Bobby Green took home the extra earnings.
UFC 156 results & analysis - Aldo edges Edgar
Another 25-minute title fight for Frankie Edgar? Who'd have thunk it? But for the third straight time, he came out on the short end of a decision, this time in a new division, falling to featherweight champion Jose Aldo in an entertaining battle. Aldo won with scores of 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47.
M-1 president, Vadim Finklestein once again offers co-promotion deal to UFC
M-1 president, Vadim Finklestein says the UFC won't go very far without their help and a co promotional deal.
UFC 156 official weigh-in results: Champ Aldo (145), Edgar (144) hit mark
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Champ Jose Aldo (145) vs. Frankie Edgar (144) -Rashad Evans (206) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206) -Alistair Overeem (264) vs. Antonio Silva (262) -Jon Fitch (171) vs. Demian Maia (170) -Joseph Benavidez (126) vs. Ian McCall (125) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) -Evan Dunham (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155) -Jay Hieron (168) vs. Tyron Woodley (170) -Bobby Green (155) vs. Jacob Volkmann (156) -Yves Edwards (155) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET) -Chico Camus (134) vs. Dustin Kimura (139.5) -Edwin Figueroa (137.5) vs. Francisco Rivera (137) * Figueroa and Rivera has been given additional time to lose the remaining weight
UFC boss promises all 14 cast members of 'TUF 17' an official UFC fight
According to UFC President Dana White, all 14 fighters competing on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" will get at least one official UFC appearance. White said he was so happy with the efforts of the entire cast that he has promised each of them one more shot at earning a spot on the UFC roster...
Rivera would love to have Rampage's $$ problems
UFC bantamweight contender, Cisco Rivera, discusses the need for the lighter weight classes to step it up to get maximum exposure.
Michael Bisping responds to rumors that Vitor Belfort failed his UFC on FX 7 drug test
Did Vitor Belfort fail his UFC on FX 7 drug test? Michael Bisping, who was knocked out by "The Phenom" last month in Brazil (see it here), is hoping the nasty little rumor making the rounds on Twitter isn't true. While Tatame reports the drug test results won't be released until later this month, Belfort may unfortunately (and unfairly) be held guilty until proven innocent, at least in the court of public opinion, following his steroid scandal back in 2006, which was later compounded by allegations of TRT use. Stay tuned.
Dana happy to never work with Couture again
Two days ago, former UFC champion Randy Couture announced that he'll be working with Bellator as part of a multi-year contract he recently signed. Today, Dana White gave the media his response to the news.
Evans ahead of Weidman to become next MW contender
Just 2 days before Rashad Evans' next fight, Dana White adds an extra incentive to the bout. If Evans wins against Lil Nog, he'll be given the option of of challenging Anderson Silva for the Middleweight belt.
Khabilov vs. Medeiros added to April 27th event
UFC 159 has two more fights added to its lineup, as Rustam Khabilov fights Yancy Medeiros in a battle of young prospects, and TUF 15 cast members Al Iaquinta and Joe Proctor battle each other.
UFC Fighter Rankings Set to Launch in February
FightMetric, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC Fighter Rankings. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcast and featured on UFC.com. Voting will be open to media immediately after each live event with results made available to UFC.com within 24 hours. “We are thrilled to have UFC recognize our fighter rankings and to have them hosted on UFC.com, as well as incorporated into event broadcasts. FightMetric has worked closely with the UFC for several years as an industry-leader in MMA statistics. Sports fans are accustomed to seeing performance data and rankings on their favorite baseball, football and soccer players, and now we can engage UFC fans on a similar level,” said FightMetric creator Rami Genauer...
Season 8 middleweight tournament joins Bellator 89 on Feb. 14
In addition to a previously announced title fight, next month's Bellator 89 event also will feature all four opening-round matchups from the organization's Season 8 middleweight tournament. The event takes place Feb. 14 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The main card airs on Spike TV following Spike.com. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, the headliner features bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (14-3 MMA, 4-0 BFC) vs. recent tournament winner Marcos Galvao (13-5-1 MMA, 4-2 BFC). The eight-man middleweight tournament, meanwhile, features some familiar names. The latest Bellator 89 card now includes: Champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Marcos Galvao - for bantamweight title Dan Cramer vs. Brian Rogers - middleweight-tournament opening round Brett Cooper vs. Norman Paraisy - middleweight-tournament opening round Doug Marshall vs. Andreas Spang - middleweight-tournament opening round Sultan Aliev vs. Mikkel Parlo - middleweight-tournament opening round
Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef booked for UFC on FUEL TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden
Who says you can't go home again? It's a war between locals at UFC on FUEL TV 9, where Papy Abedi will try to keep himself employed at the expense of Besam Yousef as part of the "Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Kimura.se confirmed the welterweight pairing earlier today.
Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta joins 'UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen' card
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor and Al Iaquinta, two cast members from "The Ultimate Fighter 15," will meet in March at UFC 159.
UFC 156's Jacob Volkmann expects victory, has post-fight speech planned
UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann didn't know he would be fighting Bobby Green at UFC 156 until late December, but that's no longer a bother. Give him a week's notice, and he'll be just fine.
Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante wants UFC's Ryan Bader for anticipated summer return
Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Rafael Cavalcante wants to be the next fighter from the defunct promotion's roster to move to the UFC. And he's got an opponent in mind.
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