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Dan Henderson: 'I'm definitely not done.'
Dan Henderson spoke to Heidi Androl last night after his loss to Vitor Belfort and from the sounds of it he has no interest in talks of retirement.
Dana White: No reason Vitor Belfort shouldn't be able to use TRT in Nevada or anywhere else
Following last night's event, the UFC president talks about Belfort fighting stateside in his promised Middleweight title fight.
35 post-event facts about 'UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2'
If you're a fan of violence inside the octagon, "UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2" on Saturday night from Brazil's Goiania Arena was the card for you. The memorable event featured nine knockout or submission finishes in 11 fights, which is just one finish shy of the single-event record held by UFC Fight Night 13 and UFC on FUEL TV 10. While stoppages were a common theme throughout the evening, Vitor Belfort stole the show, as he knocked out Dan Henderson with a dramatic first-round head kick in the main event. After dropping a decision to Henderson (29-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in their first meeting back in 2006, "The Phenom" avenged the loss in the most decisive way possible as it took just 77 seconds to stop the former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion. Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) proved once again why he is one of the great finishers in UFC history and his statistical acumen inside the cage is one few can match. With the help of FightMetric, here are 35 post-fight facts about Belfort and the other competitors on the UFC Fight Night 32 card...
“ONE FC: Warrior Spirit” Gets Last-Minute Heavyweight Match-up
ONE FC: Warrior Spirit is less than a week away, but a big heavyweight fight was recently added to the card with Tony Johnson Jr. taking on Chris Lokteff (11-1).
Pettis injured again, but Thomson fight still on
Hold your breath MMA fans, Anthony Pettis is injured once again.
Grace Tourinho announced as managing director of UFC Brazil
GOIANIA, Brazil – As the UFC continues to expand its presence in Brazil, it now has made official a new boss for the region. UFC President Dana White on Saturday officially announced Grace Tourinho as the promotion's managing director for UFC Brazil.
UFC 167 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
After a two-event week for the UFC, it's once again Fight Week for the UFC with one the most historic shows in the company's history: UFC 167. Here's the essential information for the show.
Dana White: After another first-round stoppage, Brandon Thatch 'a f---ing stud'
GOIANIA, Brazil – Never one to mince words, Dana White was plenty blunt when it comes to recent UFC acquisition Brandon Thatch. Put simply: "Stud. F---ing stud," White said.
Dana White Offered UFC Fight to Nick Diaz Last Week, but He Turned It Down
If you’re waiting for Nick Diaz to return to the Octagon, don’t hold your breath. UFC president Dana White on Saturday evening revealed that he made a fight offer to Diaz last week. Diaz, however, isn’t interested in cutting his retirement short for what the UFC is offering.
After punching wall, Rony Jason sent to hospital following UFC Fight Night 32
UFC featherweight Rony Jason probably thought his night was bad enough after suffering a devastating first-round knockout loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. But as he headed backstage following the loss, he let his emotions get the best of him and, in the process, made things even worse for himself. According to backstage rumors, an angry Jason punched a wall and injured his hand so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. The true story was slightly different, according to UFC President Dana White – but not by much...
UFC boss not quite ready to promise Vitor Belfort next title shot
GOIANIA, Brazil – Following his first-round TKO of Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32, Vitor Belfort's next move is simple – unless it's not.
UFC Fight Night 32 bonuses: Belfort, Martins, Akhmedov, Perpetuo win $50,000
GOIANIA, Brazil – Vitor Belfort, Adriano Martins, Omari Akhmedov and Thiago Perpetuo each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 32 event.
Injured Sergio Moraes out of TUF 18 Finale, replacement search underway
Sean Spencer, himself an injury replacement, is awaiting a new opponent for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale following the injury withdrawal of welterweight Sergio Moraes.
UFC's Daron Cruickshank wants bonus to buy 'zombie outbreak response vehicle'
Most prelim fighters pinch pennies as they work their way onto the maincard, but Daron Cruickshank wants a new toy. Cruickshank (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC),who meets Adriano Martins (24-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tonight on the MMAjunkie.com-streamed preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 32, hopes to earn a stoppage victory that will bring him a $50,000 bonus. He's got shopping to do.
UFC Fight Night 32's Thiago Tavares fled to Hawaii, B.J. Penn's gym
There's a good reason Thiago Tavares fled from his native Brazil to Hawaii, where he trained with UFC champ B.J. Penn at his UFC Gym affiliate.
UFC's Igor Pokrajac enlisted Croatian wrestling team in hopes of 'open fight'
GOIANIA, Brazil – It's been 13 months and three fights since Igor Pokrajac has tasted victory, but the Croation doesn't believe his results have proven anything other than his desire to stand and bang.
‘Shogun’ Rua won’t rule out moving down to middleweight
Mauricio Rua may follow fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida to the middleweight division. Following back-to-back losses inside the Octagon, "Shogun" revealed that he could cut some pounds to "restart" his career at the middleweight weight class. The former light heavyweightchampion takes on James Te-Hunaon Dec. 7 in Australia, and that could be his last fight at 205.
Mirko Cro Cop: ‘Jones, Werdum Mir and Overeem should be fired’
Ahead of his Legends 2 fight, Mirko Cro Cop had some strong words for UFC stars that appeared at the press conference for the event in Russia.
Artur Kyshenko signs with Glory: Kickboxing veteran to fight at 77 kg
Glory has announced the signing of kickboxing veteran Artur Kyshesnko. Get all the details right here at Bloody Elbow.
Todd Duffee Recovering from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, Hopes to Fight Within a Year
The pain woke Todd Duffee in the middle of the night. “It felt like somebody stabbing me in my back,” he told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I kind of freaked out. Should I go to the ER? What do I do? It was that kind of pain. I just couldn’t move. I could kind of lift my shoulder to a certain extent, but I couldn’t use my hand fully. I could like pulse it, but I couldn’t close it. I couldn’t pick up anything with it or anything like that.”
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