Dana White says he can solve UFC fighter pay gripes – by eliminating bonuses
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."
Anderson Silva gets rematch with UFC 162 loss; with win, superfight on table
Anderson Silva's record-breaking run in the UFC has earned him an immediate rematch should Chris Weidman take his middleweight title on Saturday at UFC 162.
"I'd do the rematch the next fight," UFC President Dana White on Monday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Guy hasn't lost in the UFC ever, has beat everybody. He loses that fight, he's the guy for a rematch if he wants it."
Nick Ring out, Josh Samman meets Uriah Hall at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
Nick Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of the UFC's return to Boston in August, and Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has stepped in to meet Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card.
With the change to the lineup, the latest UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen
Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem
Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber
Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown
Uriah Hall vs. Josh Samman*
Michael "The Menace" Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET)
Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett
Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle
Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani
Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller
Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux
Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick
Canadian UFC programming headed to new Sportsnet 360 channel
There have been many broadcasting changes around the world for the UFC of late, and Canada joins the club on Monday.
Starting Monday, all of the UFC's programming in Canada will take place on the new Sportsnet 360 channel, which launches the same day.
Sportsnet, a multiplatform brand owned by Rogers Media, announced earlier this month the plans for Sportsnet 360, and recently unveiled some details about the UFC programming ticketed for the channel.
Report: UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston no longer in jeopardy
The UFC's return to Boston in August will go on as scheduled, and the "positive outcome" the promotion was hoping for apparently has been found.
The Boston Herald on Sunday reported the Aug. 17 UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card set for the city can go on as planned. As reported earlier this month, a Massachsetts law preventing foreign-born fighters without U.S. Social Security numbers from competing was putting the show in jeopardy.
But UFC President Dana White told the Herald the issue has been resolved...
'The Ultimate Fighter: China' tryouts announced for July and August
A long-discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is now a step closer to reality following the UFC's announcement of show tryouts that begin next month.
Officials are searching for featherweight, lightweight and welterweight hopefuls to try out for the show, which will air on the Chinese-language Liaoning TV. North American broadcast plans weren't announced.
Officials today posted the announcement on the UFC-China website...
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.