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October 28th 2010

WEC merging with UFC, Aldo to be UFC featherweight champion

The WEC will be merged with the UFC in 2011, making the UFC seven weight divisions deep and marking the end of World Extreme Cagefighting as an independent entity. The merger was announced by UFC president Dana White in a conference call today.In addition, the UFC will be staging four live events a year for the Versus network, double the amount it has aired on the...
October 27th 2010

Shields wants Melendez and Diaz to jump ship to UFC

Jake Shields is still hoping for his Cesar Gracie team mates Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez to jump ship to the UFC from Strikeforce, their current promotion. Shields recently made the same move, and won his debut UFC fight against Martin Kampmann on Saturday night. He was the Strikeforce middleweight champion until he made the move; at the time he said he felt he...
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...

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