Dana White: Julianna Pena's 'worst injury ever' resulted from attack by male training partner in gym
"It’s the worst injury I’ve ever heard of, ever, in this sport, and you hear about those types of injuries in football. Apparently, when she came into the gym -- and again, she was hysterical when I talked to her, crying -- she was training in her gym and one of her training partners, a guy, was saying to her, ‘oh, you’re wearing your Ultimate Fighter shirt, we’re real scared.’ He says that and was talking smack to her and then basically attacked her."
"He jumped on her back, started cranking her neck, and the way she fell her knee blew out. The most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard in my life. A year-and-a-half to two years she’ll be out, and I told her to leave that disgusting gym and go somewhere else with new coaches, new training partners, whatever. And that’s all I know."
Report: Bethe Correia meets Jessamyn Duke at UFC 172
A pair of undefeated recent UFC debut winners will meet in April in Baltimore.
According to a report from Combate, Brazil’s Bethe Correia (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Jessamyn Duke (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 172. UFC officials have not yet made the bout official.
UFC 172 takes place April 26 at Baltimore Arena in Baltimore. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
TUF China Finale adds Nam Phan vs. Vaughan Lee, tournament finals
The TUF China Finale, a live conclusion to “The Ultimate Fighter: China” reality series, has added three bouts, including two tournament finals and a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) vs. Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC).
The event also will see the tournament finals for “TUF: China.” They include a quartet of UFC newcomers with welterweights Wang Sai (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zhang Lipeng (6-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Michael Bisping cleared for TUF Nations Finale headliner with Tim Kennedy
NEW YORK – Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) got the green light, and his planned headliner with fellow middleweight Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set.
UFC President Dana White today confirmed Bisping had been medically cleared for the fight, which headlines the TUF Nations Finale on April 16.
The event, which serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,” takes place at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Evan Dunham vs. Mark Bocek slated for TUF Nations Finale
A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will be part of April’s live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia,” officials today announced.
The TUF National Finale takes place April 16 at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It’s expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
It’s not clear where Dunham vs. Bocek will be placed on the lineup.