WWE loudmouth and master of mic skills Paul Heyman acts as the fictitious manager for Brock Lesnar in WWE. He has also been known to cross over in to the real world as a representative for Brock so we aren’t sure what to make of this. Is it fake, a work? Or real, a shoot? Listen to him claim Brock is ready for a UFC comeback and then listen for Mark Hunt’s screams of rage at the thought.
Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 28 takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens facing off against Josh Emmett. The official weigh ins are in the books and are listed below courtesy of MMAmania.com. The ceremonial weigh-ins are at 6PM Friday evening.
Main card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET)
Josh Emmett (146) vs. Jeremy Stephens (146)
Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Tecia Torres (116)
Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs. Ilir Latifi (206)
Mike Perry (170.5) vs. Max Griffin (170)
Undercard (FOX at 6 p.m. ET)
Renan Barao (136) vs. Brian Kelleher (136)
Sara McMann (135.5) vs. Marion Reneau (136)
Angela Hill (116) vs. Maryna Moroz (114)
Ben Saunders (171) vs. Alan Jouban (171)
Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 4:15 p.m. ET)
Sam Alvey (206) vs. Marcin Prachnio (205.5)
Rani Yahya (136) vs. Russell Doane (136)
Eric Shelton (126) vs. Alex Perez (126.5 *missed weight)
Albert Morales (135) vs. Manny Bermudez (136)
Sure, we’re not getting Cyborg vs Nunes, but it may happen down the line. For now we are getting Invicta FC champion Yana Kunistkaya vs UFC featherweight champ Cris Cyborg at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3rd. We reportedly almost had Frankie Edgar vs Conor McGregor if you believe Conor’s tweets that he offered to face Frankie. Regardless, this should be a solid card. Check it out.
We love these things. The latest remix featuring a UFC fighter is a take on Derrick Lewis’s UFC Fight Night post fight interview where he said he was “Going Deep”. You can guess what he was talking about it. Think about it and then check out this remix.
Tyler Shipp won the Hardrock MMA middleweight title and that in itself is an accomplishment because Brandon “Hardrock” Higdon’s promotion is the premier fight organization in Kentucky. It attracts fighters from all over the country making it that much more meaningful for Shipp to hold a title there. Here’s the kicker – Tyler won both … Read more
Conor McGregor’s UFC absence has been noticeable and has now become a problem that Dana White is about to solve. McGregor’s lightweight belt is going around the waist of the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 in New York. The event takes place in April in Brooklyn and should be fireworks if you believe the hype – and we do. Nurmagomedov vs McGregor has been THE bout fans want to see and we may finally get it if Khabib can beat Tony. Check out what Dana said about stripping McGregor of his title and where a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. deal to fight in the UFC is at.
Ronda Rousey is hopefully about to take WWE by storm. Last night on RAW the hype got real and they released a video package of her in preparation for it and they did a really good job. Despite the rumors that she’s going to let Stephanie McMahon beat her and the outrage that will follow we are still excited. Are you? Check it out!
Because Luke Rockhold talked a lot of smack before UFC 221 it made his opponent go to a dark place. No not the dark place GSP said he went to before his bout with Nick Diaz. Romero put Luke on his “Blacklist” which is a naughty list of people he wants to annihilate. He spoke to MMAFighting’s MMA Hour and expounded. Check it out.
Jeff Jarrett was once in the dog house with Vince McMahon for holding him up for hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was leaving WWE for WCW and was scheduled to drop the intercontinental title to Chyna on a PPV but his conditions for doing so were kind of unreasonable. He wanted what he said were hundreds of thousands of dollars of back pay. Long story short, when Vince bought WCW one of the first things he did was fire Jeff Jarrett on air. Now, years later he’s welcomed JJ in to this year’s hall of fame class. Check out what Jarrett said to TMZ about it.
Nate Diaz is a baller. At UFC Fight Night 126 we got a shot of legendary not giving a damn Stockton native Nathan Diaz pulling out a blunt and preparing to light it. It doesn’t get any more gangster than that. Check it out.