Tim Kennedy softens stance against UFC fighter pay
In an interview earlier this week, Kennedy took a hard stance against fighter pay at the highest level of the sport. He spoke harshly saying he could make more money "emptying garbage cans" than he does as a fighter. However, today he released a statement with a much more optimistic view.
Rampage wants to 'f---- up' Roy Nelson
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson is now with Bellator MMA and is already calling out opponents. It just so happens that some are in different weight classes and different organizations. Here, he calls out UFC heavyweight, Roy Nelson.
Junior Dos Santos- "Cain hits like a girl"
In an interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language radio show “Pânico” former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had the following to say about his UFC 166 opponent Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC):
“I had no cut against Cain Velasquez, and he hits like a girl. He hit me a lot during the five rounds, but did not open any cuts, although I was very bloated and had to go to the hospital.”
The mention of the hospital refers to a potentially fatal medical condition that JDS developed while training for their second fight, which Velasquez won decisively at UFC 155.The pair will meet for a third time this fall when they headline UFC 166 in Houston, Texas on October 19th.
UFC's Dana White: I don't know why Anderson Silva likes to f--- with the media
Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva claims he doesn't even have Dana White's digits, let alone the desire to lobby for a fight with Jon Jones.
During a media teleconference today in support of UFC 162, Silva denied that he called the UFC president post-UFC 159 to request his next opponent, which White then hinted to be the light-heavy champ.
"I think everyone already knows that I didn't call Dana," Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) said. "I don't even have his phone number personally."
That's news to White, who today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Silva did call him following the April 27 event in Newark, N.J.
"I don't know why he loves to f--- with the media," said White. "Ask (Anthony) Pettis if he called me that night (after UFC 156). Jones said he didn't tell me he wanted to HURT Chael (Sonnen), but he did. I think the guys don't like that I tell the media everything. Roy Nelson and his wife don't like it either."
Ireland Lands UFC Events on Television with Setana’s New Sports Package Additions
Ireland has waited for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to return to its shores for a long time, and while they’re not getting an event on Irish soil in the near future, Irish sports fans will be able to watch 30 live UFC events beginning in August.
Setanta Sports on Monday announced that BT Sports 1 and BT Sports 2, as well as ESPN, would become available through Setana’s sports packages starting Aug. 1. The new channels will be automatically added to existing customers line-ups on that date.
Pricing for the sports channels was not announced, but an announcement is expected by mid-July...