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.
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."