A mixed martial arts blog about UFC, Strikeforce and other MMA promotions and fighters
UFC president Dana White sat down for a full-length interview on "UFC Tonight" that aired Tuesday night on UFC broadcast partner Fuel TV.
Among the highlights:
- He has no regrets about the quotes he gave regarding Jon Jones and the UFC 151 cancelation.
- He says Dan Henderson deserves some of the blame as well, yet he still bashed Greg Jackson once more.
- Anderson...Read more »
UFC 151 should be taking place this Saturday night in Las Vegas just as Zuffa, its fighters and its fans had planned.
But Dan Henderson injured his knee, Jon Jones turned down a fight against replacement Chael Sonnen on 10 days' notice and UFC canceled the entire card for the first time since Zuffa bought the company in 2001.
So where does that leave the 22 fighters on that non-existent...Read more »
First, the quote that lead to the ensuing train of thought:
“When the fans speak, we listen," UFC president Dana White said in a statement. "So whoever scores the best win, whoever gets the fans excited by going out there on Saturday and looking the most impressive, he will get the winner of Jones vs. Henderson. It is down to what these four guys do Saturday night in the Octagon....Read more »
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has his driver's license suspended for six months and was fined $1,000 as a result of a drunk driving charge on May 19 in Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton City Court Judge Daniel L. Seiden handed down the sentence, and as expected, it did not involve any jail time.
Jones was also ordered to install ignition interlocks on his vehicles. Jones pleaded...Read more »
Take this for what it's worth, which is not much: UFC president Dana White hinted on Jim Rome's "The Jungle" show Monday that perhaps Anderson Silva would fight Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre in the near future.
"He wants to stay at 185, but I'll tell you, there's a lot of interesting things out there we could do. A lot of people have been asking for a pound-for-pound type fight,...Read more »
As far as promotional tie-ins go, this one between Ultimate Poker and the UFC is a bit out of the ordinary and rather impressive for a hardcore fan.
All you have to do is win Ultimate Poker's free online poker tournament (ends July 22) and then you can be the guy who straps the belt around the waist of the winner of UFC 151's main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger...Read more »