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Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30
The UFC needed a featherweight replacement for Mike Wilkinson on just about a week's notice, and it got one. Scottish featherweight Robert Whiteford (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is expected to step in for the injured Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to face Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30 this week.
UFC 166 bonuses: Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson win $60,000
HOUSTON – Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson each earned $60,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 166 event.
What's next for Cain Velasquez? White says it'll be Fabricio Werdum
According to UFC President Dana White, Fabricio Werdum likely is the next challenger to Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title. White made the announcement immediately following UFC 166.
Dana White: UFC 166 main event winner will be the best heavyweight in UFC history
UFC president Dana White very excited for Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos III. Feels it is the biggest trilogy in the history of the UFC.
Mike Wilkinson off UFC Fight Night 30, UFC seeking replacement for Jimy Hettes
An injury has forced a change to the preliminary card of next week's UFC Fight Night 30 card in England. England's Mike Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his featherweight fight against Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a source close to the bout on Friday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com. According to the source, the UFC is actively seeking a replacement for Wilkinson to take the fight with Hettes on only about one week's notice. But with the card taking place next Saturday, and in the United Kingdom, time and a replacement fighter's home base may be factors.
Dana White said they offered Fedor so much money "It made no sense"
Crazy demands...a stadium?
MARIO SPERRY, RENZO GRACIE DEFEND RELEASED UFC FIGHTER ‘TOQUINHO’ PALHARES
Last week, Brazilian Top Team coach and co-founder Murilo Bustamante told Fighters Only that Palhares had injured teammates in similar situations during training in the past. Former BTT coach Mario Sperry this week denied the statement. “I don’t remember him hurting teammates in an intentional manner,” Sperry told Sherdog.com. “He hurt others and got hurt just like any other athlete. To tell you the truth, I remember seeing him hurt more than hurting others. I think he should have paid more attention to the reaction of his opponent and the referee. He also had several problems with athletes who tapped and continued after he released the submission hold without the referee interrupting. In my view, this can hamper your judgment on when to release the submission even more in the middle of a fight.” But, even in defending Palhres, Sperry said he understood the position of the UFC and its, president Dana White. “It’s a difficult position for Dana, as he has to manage the world’s largest MMA event,” said Sperry. “Making a realistic assessment with the events that happened in and after the fight, I’d fire him to show that where there’s excellence, there’s no room for mistakes. However, I would hire him back, because Toquinho is a great fighter for any event.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie also defended his countryman via Twitter on Monday. “I just watch the fight and I have to reinforce it... He had no ill intent. His opponent went on the wrong direction,” Gracie wrote. “So, if there’s injury involved, it has more to do with the way his opponent try to get out than his intentions... We are in a fight business. If we will begin a witch hunt, the intensity of our sport will be gone. We are supposed to get hurt.”
UFC president wants some 'f**king common sense' from tweeting fighters
Following the controversial tweet from McGregor, Dana White rants about fighters representing themselves on social media. He's not asking for "f***ing rocket scientists", just "a little tiny bit of f***ing common sense."
UFC boss downs Bellator's Ben Askren offer: They're playing f---ing games
HOUSTON – If Bellator MMA officials thought UFC President Dana White might have been intrigued by their latest offer in regards to Ben Askren, they would be wrong.
UFC 'talking about' Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas for UFC 169 in New Jersey
HOUSTON – It's far from a lock, but Ricardo Lamas could finally get his shot at the UFC featherweight title in February.
Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley tapped final UFC 167 addition
A welterweight bout between Jason High and Anthony Lapsley is the latest addition to the UFC's 20th anniversary show, UFC 167.
Nogueira brothers defend Rousimar Palhares, say he's never hurt anyone
Embattled welterweight Rousimar Palhares is getting support from his current MMA team. In a prepared statement, brothers and UFC fighters Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira said Palhares isn't a danger to Team Nogueira.
Dana White: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn't want to fight
HOUSTON – Don't start getting too excited about that Michael Bisping vs. Nick Diaz fight just yet. While you'll struggle to find someone to say they wouldn't be interested in seeing the two clash, UFC boss Dana White isn't convinced Diaz is planning a return to the sport.
Rockhold and Carmont interested in possible bout 16
Two UFC middleweights looking for their next bout, Luke Rockhold and Francis Carmont, have their eyes set on each other.
Nelson: UFC 166 training was 'crappiest camp ever'
Roy Nelson loses coach and two training partners during preparation for UFC 166 co-main event matchup against Daniel Cormier.
Mark Hunt explains rationale for Australian flag on UFC Fight Night 33 poster
New Zealander Mark Hunt said there's a simple reason he's digitally draped in an Australian flag on the fight poster for December's UFC Fight Night 33 event: His adoptive home has been far more supportive of his fighting career.
UFC 166 headliner Junior dos Santos discusses recent cut that required stitches
HOUSTON – UFC 166 apparently came a little too close to losing its heavily promoted headliner.
Mike Pierce suffers 'severe MCL sprain' in controversial UFN 29 loss
Mike Pierce suffered a fairly significant knee injury during a recent controversial loss, but for now, it appears he'll be able to avoid surgery.
Zak Cummings vs. Sergio Moraes joins quickly filling TUF 18 Finale lineup
A welterweight bout between Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is now official for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale next month.
Former TUF 18 contestant calls Miesha Tate 'disgusting,' threatens to 'knee her in the cooter'
think it's safe to say that veteran female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Tonya Evinger, had a rough couple of days as a short-lived contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18. In addition to losing her opening round elimination fight to Raquel Pennington, a submission defeat that kept her out of the famed TUF house, "Triple Threat" had to rub elbows with head coach Miesha Tate, a "disgusting bitch" who continues to "dig her own grave" everywhere she goes.
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