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Dana White says UFC won't counter-program Bellator 106 pay-per-view
Don't expect the UFC to cram another show onto its already busy end-of-year schedule to compete with Bellator MMA. Dana White told MMAjunkie.com there will be no counter-programming Bellator 106.
Dana White: Georges St-Pierre's VADA stance before UFC 167 'a little weird'
BOSTON – Maybe Dana White isn't used to fighters volunteering to foot the bill for things. But he knows one thing when it comes to Georges St-Pierre's insistence on being tested by VADA: "It's a little weird."
Faber not just thinking about Alcantara, has sights set on "superfights"
One of the big topics on Urijah Faber's mind right now has nothing to do with his opponent on this weekends UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen card.
New "The Ultimate Fighter" cast revealed
The new history-making season of The Ultimate Fighter is only weeks away. But the 32 competitors of the first season to feature women as cast members and coaches have now been revealed in a FoxSports.com exclusive. Only sixteen of the male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters—from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Sweden—will make it into the TUF House, where they will face-off in the toughest sports tournament on TV. “This season of The Ultimate Fighter was monumental, as we had women as coaches and competitors – fighting and living together with the men – for the first time ever," said UFC President Dana White. The premiere episode on September 4 will determine the eight men and eight women who will be divided into teams coached by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and her arch-rival Miesha Tate.
Dana White makes Nick Diaz an offer: Lyoto Machida at 185 pounds
OSTON – For now, Nick Diazremains retired. But if he wants to come back, UFC President Dana White has an offer for him: Lyoto Machida in a middleweight contest."I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we'll see what happens," White said. "He had been talking about going to 185 pounds. Machida has been talking about going to 185 pounds. So we wanted to see if he wanted to fight Machida at 185."White revealed his offer during a special Q&A session at Boston's Barrio Cantina, where he appeared as part of a fundraising effort for The Shawn Thornton Foundation at an event billed as the UFC Homecoming.Diaz (26-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the former Strikeforce welterweight champ, hasn't fought since March, when he lost a unanimous decision to Georges St-Pierre in a failed bid for the UFC welterweight title. It was Diaz's second decision loss in a row after he also fell short against Carlos Condit in a UFC 143 bout for the UFC's interim welterweight title.After the loss, a frustrated Diaz said he was done with the sport and has thus far kept his word.Meanwhile, former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) fought earlier this month at UFC 163, where he suffered a hotly contested unanimous-decision loss to Phil Davis. Both before and after the bout, Machida teased the potential for a move down to 185 pounds but ultimately said he'd defer to UFC brass to make the decision.The offer seems to throw some doubt on a rumored Machida vs. Vitor Belfort fight, which White was also said to be looking to book. Belfort has repeatedly refused to fight at 185 pounds unless he's granted a shot at the title, but that belt is currently tied up until new champ Chris Weidman rematches former titleholder Anderson Silva in December. Instead, Belfort has expressed a desire to fight outside of the division in hopes of retaining his position as a No. 1 contender in the middleweight class."I wanted Machida to fight Vitor Belfort, but Vitor Belfort is his own matchmaker, apparently," White joked. "He wants to make his own fights."White said he's not sure whether or not Diaz will accept the offer, and an exact date for the matchup has yet to be determined, though November seems the most likely timeframe. But for now, it remains Diaz's choice. White said he tendered the offer and will now wait for a response."They said they'd gt back to me," Sorrybout the wall of text, I'm on y phone
Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said. The three carriers -- satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish and cable operator Time Warner Cable -- all have agreed to carry Fox Sports 1 when it launches. Those three distributors combined reach over 40 million homes. (((>>> Daddy Chael pulled some strings today to get the deals done....you are welcome <<<<)))
Chael Sonnen will apply to referee Weidman vs. Silva 2
Chael Sonnen talks about his UFC Fight Night 26bout against Shogun Rua, switching camps before the fight, juggling being an analyst and a fighter, why he's moving down to middleweight after this fight, and why he's applying to ref Weidman vs. Silva 2.
UFC contender Fabricio Werdum willing to wait for Velasquez-JDS winner
With three straight wins since his return to the organization, UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum is apparently willing to wait for a title shot he feels he deserves.
Mayhem Miller issues an official apology
Following his arrest Sunday on charges of domestic violence, and his subsequent release on bail, Jason Miller has taken to his personal web page to offer fans and loved ones an apology for his actions.
Dillashaw/Assuncao re-booked for October 9th
A bantamweight fight between Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw has been re-booked for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.
UFC 164 loses Yoel Romero vs. Brian Houston, card finalized with 12 bouts
A late replacement will now be a non-replacement after Brian Houston's medical issue has forced him out of this month's UFC 164 event.
Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida possible... at middleweight
Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida could meet in the co-headliner of November's big UFC 167 event, but there's a twist.
Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza official, UFC Fight Night 28 lineup set
With a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Kevin Souza now official, the fight card is set for next month's UFC Fight Night 28 event.
Four UFC fighters set to compete at ADCC 2013
One of the most prestigious grappling competitions in the world lands in China for the first time on October, and their list of competitors has four fighters currently on the UFC roster. Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship, also known as ADCC, announced on Monday that Dong Hyun Kim has been confirmed to compete in the 169-pound division on Oct. 19 and 20 in Beijing, China. Jiu-Jitsu specialists Rousimar Palhares, Vinny Magalhaes and Fabricio Werdum are also confirmed at the competition. UFC veterans Dean Lister and Jon Olav Einemo are also listed...
Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia targeted for UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil
A previously reported fall bout between welterweights Jake Shields and Demian Maia appears to have a date.
UFC releases Sheila Gaff following TKO loss to Amanda Nunes
Sheila Gaff becomes the first female UFC fighter released from the promotion following her 2nd loss in as many fights.
Max Holloway aiming to derail Conor McGregor's hype train at UFC Fight Night 26
UFC featherweight Max Holloway is well aware of the attention his UFC Fight Night 26 opponent Conor McGregor is receiving going into their showdown Saturday night, but he has absolutely no problem with it. Currently the youngest active fighter on the UFC roster, the 21-year-old Holloway (7-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is soft-spoken and humble with a personality and lifestyle that is a far cry from his next opponent...
UFC boss not stressing FOX Sports 1's issues with cable providers
Dana White today said he isn't worried that the UFC's debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable channel could fall short of its expected broadcast reach.
Mark Munoz: Michael Bisping has 'pillows for fists'
Mark Munoz didn't take long to respond to jabs from Michael Bisping, saying that his October opponent has "pillows for fists" among other things.
As Speed's move to Fox Sports 1 looms, so do serious carriage problems
It's a NASCAR article, the title caught my eye though, it's relevant to people looking to actually watch Fox Sports One on their tv package. Directv, Time Warner and Dish Network have no deal with Fox Sports a week out. I've been seeing stories like this for a over a month in other sports stories like college football and soccer, but this is getting close again with the cable stuff. I was looking at the cable package I have now and I have speed but not fuel. The way it sound form stuff later in the article, the package that will get FS1 is gonna be the next option up. They need to figure it out though, it's supposed to be going down at mi casa that night for the fights. I'd rather crisp cable HD, and a good creek would probably be harder to come by if there were 50 million less options to potentially to one.
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