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February 3rd 2011

Dana dismissed talk of Lesnar/TUF "conspiracy"

Brock Lesnar will not be dropping out of The Ultimate Fighter season 13 to make way for Shane Carwin, says UFC president Dana White.He laughed off the “conspiracy” that has been circulating recently, which has it that Lesnar will pull out as he does not want to fight Dos Santos at the season’s end. Carwin is set to appear at UFC 11 but news of...
February 3rd 2011

Wanderlei vs Stann confirmed for UFC 130

Wanderlei Silva said he did not want to fight Brian Stann because he felt the latter’s status as a decorated ex-serviceman would make him the de facto ‘bad guy’ in the fight.But it seems those concerns have been set aside - Silva vs. Stann is now a lock for UFC 130, according to the promotion’s own website.The match-up was included in an...
February 3rd 2011

Social media continues to prove its worth to the UFC

The UFC is very happy with the reaction to its latest social media drive, which saw it use the networking site Facebook to air preliminary fights from the ‘UFC Fight for the Troops 2’ undercard.And so it is turning to the famous blue masthead once again this weekend, using the UFC Facebook page to air the bantamweight bout between Norifumi "Kid"...
February 3rd 2011

No more predictions on New York from UFC's Dana White

No more predictions about MMA in New York, says UFC president Dana White.He said at the UFC 126 pre-fight press conference that he has given up on predicting an imminent entry into the state given the latest setback suffered in the campaign to legalise MMA there. It had been thought a proviso relating to the legaisation of MMA would be inserted into Governor...
February 2nd 2011

Cerrone blasts Danzig, clarifies Kelly comments

It seems Donald Cerrone has a knack of putting people’s noses out of joint. His backhanded insult to UFC 126 opponent Paul Kelly (“I’ve never heard of him”) upset the Brit’s fans, while his long-running feud with Cole Miller still bubbles away. And now Mac Danzig’s name is on the list.Danzig struck first when he took to Twitter to...
February 2nd 2011

Anderson intense, Belfort unfazed at today's press conference

Anderson Silva has not talked about Vitor Belfort much at all in the run up to this weekend’s fight but insiders from his camp have been telling us he feels strongly about his opponent. Some of that intensity was on display at the staredown which followed today’s UFC 126 press conference in Las Vegas. Silva was very intense as he faced off with Belfort,...
February 2nd 2011

St. Pierre vs Silva superfight edges closer

A superfight between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is very close to happening, according to UFC president Dana White.He says the pair are at the point of running out of credible opponents in their respective divisions and if they win their upcoming fights, a meeting is very likely.“What happened is...

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