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Wanderlei or Shogun could be in line for Chuck at 96
Speaking with CBS Sports, White explained: “It will not be Jardine. If (Mauricio Rua) Shogun defeats Mark Coleman in Ireland, it could be Shogun — or it could be Wanderlei (Silva).”
Report: Demian Maia agrees to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 95 in London
Undefeated UFC middleweight Demian Maia (9-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has agreed to face former WEC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen (21-9-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 95 according to a report on Maia's official website. UFC 95 is scheduled for Feb. 21 at the 02 Arena in London. This oughta shut us all up about this card haha!
UFC 92 Medical Suspensions
Former light heavyweight Forrest Griffin is the most notable competitor to make the list, but we knew it was more than likely a foregone conclusion after he revealed in the post-fight interview that he had broken his left hand in the second round of his fight against Rashad Evans. He needs to have the injury cleared by an orthopedic physician before returning to action otherwise he will be on the shelf until June 27, 2009. Griffin is suspended at the very least until February 12 and he’s forbidden to have contact until January 28
UFC 92 salaries: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson top earner with $325K
Rashad Evans: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus) def. Forrest Griffin: $100,000 Frank Mir: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $250,000 Quinton Jackson: $325,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000 C.B. Dollaway: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Massenzio: $5,000 Cheick Kongo: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def: Mostapha Al Turk: $7,000 Yushin Okami: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Dean Lister: $19,000 Antoni Hardonk: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Mike Wessel: $4,000 Matt Hamill: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Reese Andy: $15,000 Brad Blackburn: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) vs. Ryo Chonan: $18,000 Patrick Barry: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) Dan Evensen: $4,000
Chuck Liddell named as possible headliner for UFC 96
With Randy Couture recently quelling previous rumors of fourth bout with "The Iceman," the next appearance for former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (21-6 MMA, 16-5 UFC) is still an uncertainty. But at Saturday night's post-UFC 92 press conference, UFC President Dana White hinted that the fan-favorite could possibly headline the recently announced UFC 96 on March 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Hey I'm like the new Mmacca ha ha
Cro Cop Back to the UFC If He Beats Choi on NYE?
Our buddy Robert at FreeFightVideos has a report that suggests a return to the UFC for Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic might be as simple as a win over Hong Man Choi on New Year’s Eve. Cro Cop has apparently been dropping hints lately that the fight at K-1 Dynamite will “end one chapter and start another” in his career, and insists he’s not retiring. But Cro Cop has been increasingly vague about his plans for 2009, and when Dana White appeared on the “Best Damn Sports Show,” he stated that, “if [Cro Cop] wins, he will definitely be welcomed back into the UFC."
WAMMA Exclusive Interview in regards to Aoki/Alvarez For WAMMA Belt
DreamFighters.com: So Mike, it is official? The Eddie Alvarez v. Shinya Aoki fight is for the first ever WAMMA Undisputed World Lightweight Championship? Michael Lynch: Yes, it is confirmed. WAMMA will officially be recognizing the winner of the Alvarez vs. Aoki match-up, which will take place December 31 in Saitama, Japan at the Saitama Super Arena during FEG’s “FieLDS Dynamtie!!”, as the inaugural WAMMA Undisputed World Lightweight Champion. The winner of the Alvarez vs. Aoki match-up will join WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko as WAMMA’s second-ever undisputed champion. Emelianenko is scheduled to defend his title against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski during Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event on January 24 in Anaheim, California.
Dana White opens the door for “The Pitbull” to return
Speaking to CBS Sports, White explained: “In nine years, there’s only one fighter that I’ve lost that I didn’t want to lose. That was (Andrei) Arlovski, and it still bothers me.” “I jumped on a plane and flew to Chicago with Lorenzo (Fertitta) and kissed his butt to try to make him not leave.” “He wanted to box on HBO. He had a lot of different things that he wanted to do that I couldn’t let him do.”
Dana White is unhappy with Steve Mazzagatti
And when Kongo was pounding out Mostapha Al-Turk, the Beirut native’s face quickly turned into a messy site, and yet the pounding continued. Dana White criticised Mazzagatti’s actions with the following statement. “He’s a nice guy, but he’s not a referee,”
Jardine Will Not Fight Liddell in March
Despite several reports assuring the fight, a source close to Jardine's camp says he will not lock horns with Liddell at UFC 96 on March 7 in Columbus, Oh. Jardine will, however, return against an unnamed opponent during the "Arnold Classic" weekend card.
Nogueira Addresses KO; Talks Fight Against Couture
"It was the first knockout of my career, said the ever-gracious Nogueira at the post fight press conference. "I feel like I didn't fight well tonight; I didn't fight my distance. He had a great fight tonight. He was a great fighter. He had better distance than me, he had some good shots at the beginning of the fight that changed everything I was planning. He's just great, he had a great night tonight and fought very good... he threw some strong hands. Nogueira was a bit somber, but appeared in good spirits following the fight; stating that he's committed to improving his game and insisting that he'll come back stronger and faster. As for an upcoming opponent? How about Randy Couture? "Yep. For sure I would accept this fight against Randy Couture," Nogueira said. "He's a great fighter. He just lost his last match but he's a true legend in this sport and I'd love to fight him. It would be a good promotion; we're both very experienced fighters and it would be a nice match."
JOE STEVENSON VS DIEGO SANCHEZ HEADLINES UFC 95
UFC president Dana White, at the UFC 92 post-fight press conference on Saturday night, confirmed a previously rumored lightweight bout between Joe "Daddy" Stevenson and new 155-pounder Diego Sanchez for UFC 95 in London, England.
'Rampage' Eyes Griffin Rematch, Not Title Shot
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson wants to wear the UFC light heavyweight championship again, but what he desires most is another crack at the last man to defeat him.
SATOSHI ISHII STARTS EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS WITH UFC
Ishii yesterday started exclusive negotiations to enter into a contract with the UFC.
Despite wanting Griffin, Jackson could be first to challenge for Evans' title
With his violent knockout victory over Wanderlei Silva at Saturday's "UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008" event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson (29-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) could get an immediate shot to reclaim his belt.
UFC 92 bonuses and awards for ‘The Ultimate 2008’ PPV fights
Knockout of the Night — Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Submission of the Night – N/A Fight of the Night — Rashad Evans vs. Forrest Griffin
Rampage Jackson Talks Changes; Wanderlei Silva
When Quinton "Rampage" Jackson left Juanito Iberra and the US to train at Wolfslair Academy in England, he also claims to have left behind baggage that has prevented the UFC former champion from realizing his enormous natural potential. He claims to live a spartan lifestyle now, complete with zero distractions and an overhaul of his diet and workout routines.
UFC 92 Weigh-In Results
The weigh-ins for UFC 92 have just been completed. Everyone made weight, making the entire fight card official.
2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii to Attend UFC 92
2008 Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii has been formally invited to attend UFC 92 next weekend by UFC President Dana White. According to a report by Nikkan Sports, Ishii will accept the invitation and will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena next Saturday.
Mir doesn't understand why he's fighting five rounds
"Having the November 14th fight (Couture v. Lesnar) took some of the air out of the sails of this fight," said Mir. "It made it very confusing with the title with Nogueira and myself. I've had to train for five rounds for no reason."
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