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November 17th 2010

UFC 122 averages 2.2 million viewers

UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami might have seen the lowest attendance for a numbered UFC event since UFC 80, but it was a winner in the television ratings.The tape-delayed broadcast averaged 2.2 million viewers on SPIKE TV, according to figures released by the TV station. It earned a 1.4 household rating, with a 2.0 rating among men ages 18-49 and a 2.16 among males...
November 17th 2010

Rashad Evans is wondering if the UFC are against him

Rashad Evans is starting to wonder if the UFC top brass are against him. "Sometimes it seems to me like they're not wanting me to fight for the belt. Maybe that could just be me being paranoid but I'm like ‘okay, if that's the case then just let me know’ and I won't fight for the belt,” he said in an appearance on ProMMARadio. Evans suggested...
November 17th 2010

Feijao: "I don't see Belfort beating Anderson"

Rafael Feijao, the Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, is backing Anderson Silva to beat Vitor Belfort when they meet in February next year.“I’ve had the opportunity of training with both of them and to see them training with each other. I’ve never seen Vitor beating Anderson,” he told Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame as he reflected on...
November 17th 2010

Wanderlei sued by former coach, feels "stabbed in the back"

When Wanderlei Silva decided to leave Chute Boxe to run his own MMA team, the Brazilian icon took conditioning coach Rafael Alejarra to the United States with him and, thanks to the partnership, Rafael became all-over famous for his peculiar training style.Their partnership turned into friendship as Wanderlei hosted Alejarra in his house in Las Vegas and counted on...
November 16th 2010

Lesnar to WWE? "Not gonna happen," says Dana

There have been rumours recently that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar had received a big-money offer from the WWE to take part in a forthcoming show of theirs in some capacity.The rumour started around the time that Lesnar and ‘The Undertakeer’ had a little face-off moments after Lesnar had lost his belt to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.But when...
November 16th 2010

Dana: "Jackson fighters have 'avoid the fight' mentality"

Fighters from the Greg Jackson camp have an ‘avoid the fight once you are winning’ mentality, according to UFC president Dana White. Speaking to Fighters Only following the weekend’s UFC 122 event, he said Nate Marquardt’s performance against Yushin Okami was an example. “You see this happen now consistently with the Greg Jackson camp....