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October 27th 2010

UFC 121 medical suspensions: Lesnar and four others get 180 days

Brock Lesnar: Suspended 180 days due to possible eye injuries, concurrent with order of no contact for 180 days. Can be cleared early by an ophthalmologist. Also: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 60 days due to a left-cheek laceration. Also: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for “precautionary reasons”All suspensions run concurrently.Jake...
October 27th 2010

UFC 121 purse payments

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the purses paid out at Saturday night‘s UFC 121 event. The total amount paid out was $1.513 million, not including any ‘fight night’ bonuses.Brock Lesnar was the top earner. He walked away with $400,000 but without the heavyweight belt after losing it to Cain Velasquez ($200,000, half...
October 27th 2010

Nelson would "love the challenge" of CroCop fight

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson has said he would happily face Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic at UFC 125 if the UFC wants to make the match. His original opponent, Shane Carwin, pulled out yesterday citing a back injury that will require surgery.CroCop told Fighters Only yesterday that he would be “interested” if the UFC offered him the fight...
October 27th 2010

Dana: "Paul Taylor always brings it, I'm a fan"

Paul Taylor’s UFC contract may be hanging in the balance after his split-decision loss to Sam Stout on Saturday night but he has at least one highly influential fan in his corner - UFC president Dana White.White was asked by UK reporter Gareth Davies for his thoughts on Taylor’s position shortly after the fight, and specifically whether he was likely to...
October 27th 2010

Dana Whte: "I'm not PC"

Rashad Evans recently appeared in a Microsoft advert to claim “I’m a PC”.Famously outspoken UFC president Dana White is just the opposite. In an interview with car-fanatic publication Dub Magazine this week, he revealed that being called ‘politically incorrect’ only lets him know he is doing the right thing.“It’s honest. We...
October 27th 2010

Wanderlei wants Chute Boxe to reform... kind of

Wanderlei Silva wants his old Chute Boxe colleagues to reform in a 2010 version of the once-fearsome team, albeit under a different name. Silva and his coach Rafael Cordeiro released a video blog this week in which they called for ex-team members such as Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua to join with them and form a new superteam.“Our intention now is to...
October 26th 2010

UFC 121: A summary

UFC 121 was one of the more memorable octagon offerings in recent memory. Cain Velasquez's utter annihilation of Brock Lesnar, Jake Shield's pretty dismal debut and a revitalised and inspired Diego Sanchez all turned heads on Saturday night.Lesnar's defeat and the way it happened is obviously the main talking point. Casual fans have and will continue to post comments...
October 26th 2010

Dana: "Brock is going nowhere, no WWE"

Brock Lesnar won’t be ‘fighting’ The Undertaker in a WWE match any time soon, according to UFC president Dana White. Speculation on this subject has been intense since Lesnar and The Undertaker exchanged a smouldering staredown moments after Lesnar lost the UFC heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez in the headline bout of UFC 121."Brock Lesnar is...
October 26th 2010

Jones-Bader set for UFC 126, says Dana

A fight between Jon Jones and Ryan Bader will be going ahead in February, according to UFC president Dana White. The clash will take place on the SuperBowl weekend UFC 126 card on Saturday February 5th.“Yes, the fight will happen with Ryan Bader,” he said during an appearance on Comcast Sportsnet’s Fight Fix show. But the winner of the fight will...
October 26th 2010

Marcus Davis dropping to lightweight

Marcus Davis is moving down to lightweight after suffering three defeats in his last four outings in the UFC welterweight division. The 37-year-old expects to stay at 155lbs until he retires, which cannot be far off at this point.In fact Davis says himself that he won’t be fighting when he is 40, giving him a maximum of 36 months if he sticks to his...

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