Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Diego Sanchez returns at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

"I talked to (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva yesterday, and he penciled me in for Aug. 31," Sanchez said. "We're looking at opponents. I did like I always do and said, 'Look, you're the man, Joe. You're the one who makes all these big matchups. And I'm, in my opinion, in the most stacked division in the UFC, and there are plenty of great fights out there, and you'll hook me up with a good scrap.'"

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dana White: Johny Hendricks is next for UFC champ Georges St-Pierre – 'and soon'

"If he doesn't want to do a superfight (with Anderson Silva), nobody's going to pressure him to do a superfight. That's up to him. But Johny Hendricks is next – and soon. He's next and soon. Soon, soon. Maybe in August."

"I want to fight GSP because I'm a competitor," Hendricks said. "I want to fight the best guys in my weight class. But also, the belt is more important than GSP, and that's really what I'm looking at.

"If he wants to go to 185, then by all means, go to 185, and fight Anderson Silva. Yes, it would be a great thing for our sport. But I want the belt. I'd like to fight GSP for it, but if that doesn't happen, I'm not going to hang my head and say, 'Oh man, I'm not going to be fighting that guy for the belt.'"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

UFC on FOX 7 salaries: Benson Henderson, Frank Mir earn biggest fight purses

Main-event winner Benson Henderson and co-main-event loserFrank Mir were the top earners at Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event and each earned $200,000.



Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $175,000

Daniel Cormier: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000

Josh Thomson: $95,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $15,000

Matt Brown: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $16,000

Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Elkins: $24,000

Francis Carmont: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $23,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Hugo Viana: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000

Anthony Njorkuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $12,000

Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $8,000




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Video-Jon Jones steroid accusation at Chael Sonnen ahead of UFC 159 title fight

"Chael Sonnen is a guy who people know he's done steroids throughout his career," he said. "It's probably the reason why his testosterone is low now. I don't think that's the heart or an attitude of a champion. That's what I meant when I said he lacks a championship soul."

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dana White agrees with Cat Zingano-Miesha Tate stoppage

Dana White headshot"She was in a bad position; I think it was a good stoppage," White said of Tate. "People can say her hand was down and everything else, but she just ate six, seven, eight knees. It was time for the fight to be stopped.

White said he believed the blow was legal and commended Winslow for stepping in when she did.

"Her hand might have been down for a second," White said. "First of all, it's a stupid rule anyway. It's the dumbest rule in the sport, number one. Number two, the referee was right there while the fight was going on. Not that that's one of my favorite referees – there's a lot that that referee doesn't see – but I do not agree that was a bad stoppage. It was a good stoppage. Was it illegal, what happened? If she saw it or didn't see it, that fight needed to be stopped either way in my opinion."


"I'm not a big fan of the ref who reffed that fight; there's a lot of stuff that that referee doesn't see," White said. "But I have absolutely no beef whatsoever with that stoppage."

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UFC suspends Matt Mitrione's contract after comments about Fallon Fox

On "The MMA Hour," Mitrione called Fox a "lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak."

"The UFC was appalled by the transphobic comments made by heavyweight Matt Mitrione today in an interview on 'The MMA Hour,'" the statement read. "The organization finds Mr. Mitrione’s comments offensive and wholly unacceptable and – as a direct result of this significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct – Mr. Mitrione's UFC contract has been suspended and the incident is being investigated. The UFC is a friend and ally of the (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, and expects and requires all 450 of its athletes to treat others with dignity and respect."

Mitrione repeated referred to Fox as "he" and "him" and said he was "appalled" by Fox fighting other women.

"It's an embarrassment to us as fighters, as a sport, and we all should protest that," Mitrione said. "The woman that's fighting him, props to you. I hope you beat his ass, and I hope he gets blackballed and never fights again because that's disgusting and I'm appalled by that."

Sunday, April 7, 2013

UFC on FUEL TV 9: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ilir Latifi full fight video highlights

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard added to July's UFC on FOX 8 card in Seattle

Season Six "TUF" winner Mac Danzig (21-10-1 MMA, 5-6) will meet Season two cast member Melvin Guillard (30-12-2 MMA, 11-8 UFC), and both fighters will be looking to get back in the win column.

UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle. The main will air on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook

Video: Anderson Silva's emotional hospital surprise for a young fan