Michael Bisping may need surgery for neck issue
NEWARK, NJ -- About six weeks before he was to fight Alan Belcher at UFC 159, Michael Bisping was informed that he should undergo surgery to correct a case of spinal stenosis that has compromised his strength.
Bisping bypassed the procedure, opting to go through with his fight with Belcher, which he won via technical decision.
Dana White: UFC could be on cusp of major sponsorship deal with Reebok
NEWARK, N.J. – UFC 159 main event winner and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones broke some major ground in 2012 when he signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. But Nike soon could have some in-octagon competition from one of its biggest competitors.
UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following UFC 159 that the promotion will meet with Reebok this week to talk about a major sponsorship opportunity.
Anderson Silva calls Dana White for a fight – post-Weidman
NEWARK, N.J. – Chael Sonnen had just finished a characteristic rant on the fickle competitive appetites of champion fighters – Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in particular – when UFC President Dana White chimed in with some apparently good news.
"Anderson called and wants a fight," said White, who declined to name the middleweight champ's target.