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Dana White on Fighter Pay: “When you look at the lives we’ve changed, I’m (expletive) proud of it”
(mmaweekly.com)
In the 13 years that Zuffa has owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it has taken the promotion from the brink of extinction to one of the hottest sports properties on the planet. Over the course of that time, they’ve also provided the opportunity for numerous fighters to not only make a living in their chosen sport, but to thrive. Several have gone on to become millionaires, and many have cemented legacies. But along with any success story come the critics who believe that things can always be better...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:55AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White Says Rumors of a UFC 162 Ticket Sales Flop are Way Off the Mark
(mmaweekly.com)
There had been rumors this week of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman being a dud, at least on the ticket sales front. UFC president Dana White on Thursday, at the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference, squashed those rumors...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:53AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.? The boxer and Dana White are talking
(mmajunkie.com)
Anderson Silva hasn't been shy about saying he's interested in a fight against boxer Roy Jones Jr. And the buzz around that potential may reach a fever pitch this weekend. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Jones will be the UFC's guest on Saturday at UFC 162 in Las Vegas – and that the two are "talking."
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Luke Rockhold wants top contender bout alongside Velasquez at Houston's UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
After dropping his UFC debut in May, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is ready to get back to work – and wants a fight against a top contender at UFC 166 in Houston this October.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez added to UFC 166 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
In an intriguing lightweight matchup, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez meets "The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez at October's UFC 166 event in Houston.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Thomson's message to UFC officials is clear: Give me a fight with Anthony Pettis, and then give me the UFC lightweight title shot I've been awaiting for the past decade.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva: Boxing Roy Jones Jr. means more than GSP or Jon Jones superfight
(mmajunkie.com)
As far as Anderson Silva is concerned, his legacy is already complete. But if the UFC middleweight champion can stray from the normal title defenses for one blockbuster, he'd rather it comes against boxer Roy Jones Jr. than with UFC champs Georges St-Pierre or Jon Jones. Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who fights undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in Saturday's UFC 162 pay-per-view headliner, would claim his 17th straight UFC win and 11th consecutive title defense if victorious. Yet, heading into the fight, and despite a new 10-fight contract, the 38-year-old has spent a lot of time talking about his legacy. Why?
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Renan Barao-Eddie Wineland Rescheduled for UFC 165 Co-Headliner in Toronto
(sherdog.com)
The UFC interim bantamweight title tilt originally slated for June will now take place Sept. 21, as Renan Barao will face Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event. UFC officials confirmed the booking Wednesday night following an initial report from TheStarPhoenix.com. UFC 165 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is headlined by a light heavyweight title collision pitting Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:50AM by Bubbles - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bocek-Prazeres, Clements-Thompson added to September's UFC 165 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's September return to Toronto continues to fill out with a new pair of fights featuring two Canadians added to the bill. Mark Bocek will meet Michel Prazeres, and Chris Clements takes on Stephen Thopmson.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le targeted for coaching spot on "The Ultimate Fighter: China"
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC plans to put Cung Le front and center for the first Chinese edition of "The Ultimate Fighter." Sources with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie.com that Le will serve as a coach on the reality show's fourth international edition.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Pyle replaces Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves' road back to the octagon will wait once again. Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Matt Brown (17-11 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August, and Mike Pyle (25-8-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will step in as his replacement. The UFC announced the change on Wednesday. The fight is expected to be part of the six-fight main card. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will be the UFC's debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 4:13PM by jjeans - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard vs Nate Marquardt welterweight bout official for UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston
(mmamania.com)
Ask and you shall receive. Hector Lombard played matchmaker less than two weeks ago, officially announcing he'd cut to 170 pounds and that he wanted a fight against former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt. It wasn't the first time he'd asked for the fight either. Lombard has wanted a piece of Marquardt for over two years now, hearkening back to his Bellator days when "The Great" was originally kicked from UFC for elevated levels of testosterone. MMAFighting has confirmed that Lombard vs. Marquardt will go down at UFC 166 this fall (Oct. 19, 2013) in Houston's Toyota Center.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 2:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Quinn Mulhern drops to lightweight, faces Ryan Couture at UFC 164
(mmajunkie.com)
Former King of the Cage welterweight champion Quinn Mulhern is dropping to lightweight, and he'll meet fellow Strikeforce vet Ryan Couture at UFC 164.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Herman passes drug test, cleared for UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga
(mmajunkie.com)
Dave Herman is set for his UFC 162 bout against Gabriel Gonzaga after passing a pre-fight drug test ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:41PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Only 25% of tickets sold for UFC 162
(bloodyelbow.com)
A report citing the box office officials at MGM is claiming that only 25% of available tickets have been sold for this weekend's UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman. Dave Meltzer disputes the report.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:40PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White's defense of Bonnar tells us everything we need to know about UFC HOF
(mmajunkie.com)
Five days before he's due to induct a man he's still not speaking to into the UFC Hall of Fame, UFC President Dana White did his best to explain to the media why he thinks Stephan Bonnar is deserving of the honor.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nine Superfights Headline Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo, Including Jim Miller vs. Cole Miller
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced the Official Superfights for Grapplers Quest, the official grappling tournament at the UFC Fan Expo.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 11:12AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Eddie Alvarez: At this point, 'he should fight for' Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White believes, after months of the fighter's legal jousting with his current home, Eddie Alvarez's best course of action may be fighting again for Bellator MMA.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani off UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card, Steven Siler meets Mike Brown
(mmajunkie.com)
Another change has hit the preliminary card of the UFC's August return to Boston. Akira Corassani has been forced out of his featherweight bout against former WEC champion Mike Brown, and another Season 14 "Ultimate Fighter" alum, Steven Siler, takes his place
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says he can solve UFC fighter pay gripes – by eliminating bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is contemplating the elimination of fight-night and discretionary bonuses to fighters, the promotion's president told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "You don't like the structure? All right, we'll pay the lower-level guys more money – no more f--king bonuses," Dana White said. "You guys come in, you negotiate your contracts, and we do away with all bonuses. That's what I'm thinking about doing."
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:13PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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