UFC prez on Tito Ortiz's rumored comeback: 'Obviously, Tito needs money'
UFC President Dana White isn't exactly waiting with open arms if Tito Ortiz decides to come out of retirement.
In fact, he's pretty much the opposite of a cheerleader when it comes to the UFC Hall of Famer's recent hints at a return.
"Who gives a s--t?" White blurted when asked by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) for his thoughts on Ortiz's recent musings on the topic...
Report: Vitor refuses to fight Kennedy (or anyone) at 185 Pounds.
The UFC plans to schedule a fight between Vitor Belfort and American Tim Kennedy for the middleweight (84kg) went downhill. The wife and manager of Brazilian Joana Prado, who on Thursday received a call from Lorenzo Fertitta told Combate.com who refused the offer of the owner of the organization. Kennedy had already posted up on Twitter to come to Brazil to face Belfort.
- It makes no sense Vitor, who is the number 1 ranking, fight number 2, number 6 or number 10 category. In his next fight in the middleweight division will be against the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva.
If the UFC wants him to fight in any other category above average, we are available. Can be against anyone, Tim Kennedy, to Roy Nelson, but has to be in the 93kg division or weight married. Even in heavy fighting him. Vitor wants to fight, but in his category only if the title fight.
Frustrated Costa Philippou still waiting for first fight of 2013: ‘Just give me somebody'
Costa Philippou fought seven times over the past two years, so he's used to keeping a busy schedule. But the middleweight has yet to step foot into the cage in 2013, and despite the UFC's hectic second-half calendar, his name remains in limbo.
So if it was up to him, when would Philippou like to fight next?
"As soon as possible," the New Yorker flatly answered on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I wanted to fight in Boston. That didn't happen. I know there's a show in Toronto on September 21st. My last fight was in Canada. The fans are great over there. It's a short flight for me, I don't have to change anything. I would love to fight in Toronto...
UFC 163 Fighter Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”
When former Tachi Palace Fights flyweight champion Ian McCall inked a deal with the UFC in late 2011, he had high expectations. He entered the 2012 UFC Flyweight Tournament to determine the inaugural UFC 125-pound champion.
He faced Demetrious Johnson in the opening round and the two fought to a draw. Johnson was originally declared the winner, but after a scoring error correction, the fight was ruled a draw. Johnson defeated McCall by unanimous decision in a rematch...
Local favorite Shawn Jordan agrees to fight Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC 166
Heavyweight knockout artists Shawn "The Savage" Jordan and Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 166 on Saturday, October 19, at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Jordan, a former LSU full back, and Gonzaga are coming into this bout with first round knockout wins in each of their last bouts. Confidence is high as both fighters try to break into the Top 10 of the heavyweight division.
UFC 166 will also have one the most anticipated fights in recent UFC history. In the main event, the rubber-match has finally been set between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former heavyweight champion Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos. Each fighter has one loss on record to the other. This event will settle the score once and for all.