UFC 92 defeats “Lesnar fight” by 150k buys – Rampage to fight Evans for LHW Title

Dana White recently did an interview with ESPN The Magazine that revealed a few interesting nuggets. White is such a busy guy in an ever-changing and evolving business that something new is revealed just about every time he speaks publicly.

UFC 91, at last count did a little over a million buys. White’s statement in this interview indicates that UFC 92 blew 91 out of the water by over 150,000 buys. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

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Talking MMA with Kevin James

MMA LIVE’s Molly Qerim, talks with long time MMA fan Kevin James. Kevin reveals his MMA knowledge as they discuss the light heavyweight title picture involving Rashad Evans defeat of Forrest Griffin and how Rampage looked at UFC 92. They also discuss the Mir’s upset of Nogueira, Kevin’s new movie, “Mall Cop,” and more. Please … Read more

MMA LIVE episode 34

Host, Jon Anik, along with Kenny Florian and Franklin McNeil are back this week for another edition of INSIDE MMA. Guests include Frank Mir and Rashad Evans as the boys break down what happened at UFC 92, the Dynamite!! New Year’s Eve in Japan card, and everything going on in the world of mixed martial … Read more

“One day you show up and look your age. That’s what happened to Nogueira.” -Dana White

 Dana White appeared on the Carmichael Dave show on Monday, December 29, 2008 to talk about everything that went down at UFC 92, Fedor, and much more.

White talks about the now infamous “shock pen” that got a ton of use in his UFC 92 video blogs where White went around shocking Chuck Liddell, Rampage, Lorenzo Fertitta, and other players within the UFC promotion.

White reveals that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira went into his interim title fight with Frank Mir having just come off a case of staph infection and “other problems.” He also said, “It happens to all of us, one day you just show up and look your age. That’s what happened to Nogueira that night. Nogueira looked horrible.”

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4,465 tickets comped for UFC 92

UFC 92 may have drawn a total of 14,166 spectators this past Saturday, however, not all of them paid for their ticket. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed that 4,465 of fans in attendance received complimentary tickets. The 4,465 fans who did not pay made up thirty one and a half percent … Read more

Liddell and Bonnar post-UFC 92 thoughts

Only Chuck Liddell can throw an after party for a card he didn’t even fight on. This could be a good career choice for LIddell once he retires from MMA – party planner. The Iceman gives his thoughts on what went down and how he felt about Quinton’s victory. Bonnar thinks Liddell should fight Brock … Read more

Wanderlei speaks about his UFC 92 defeat

Wanderlei Silva says he feels fine and Rampage should enjoy this win because next time it will be different. He definitely wants a rematch. Wandy also discusses a possible rematch with Liddell and a hypothetical bout with Forrest Griffin. He gives Rampage complete credit for the win and tells the interviewer it was not just … Read more

Mike Whitehead hates Rashad Evans

Mike Whitehead was in Wanderlei’s corner on Saturday night for his fight against Quinton Jackson. To say the least, Whitehead is VERY bitter about A LOT of things. He hates Rashad, he hates Brock, and all his friends have been losing. Sorry Mike. He does say however, he thinks Rashad will beat Quinton, but he … Read more

UFC 92 pay scale: $1,381,000.00

The official numbers have been released for UFC 92: Ultimate 2008 and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson walked away with the biggest paycheck of $325,000 for his efforts against Wanderlei Silva.

While the pay scale does include win bonuses, it does not include the infamous UFC locker room bonuses or Fight of the Night and Knockout bonuses.

Rampage’s purse of $325,000 only includes his base pay and win bonus. In addition, he also walked away with a ‘KO of the Night’ $60,000 for knocking out Silva in the first round.

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UFC 92 medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official medical suspensions from UFC 92, which is a necessity after MMA events usually for precautionary reasons.

Forrest Griffin has what seems to be a broken left hand, which he said in a post-fight interview he injured in round one. He has a minimum suspension until February 12, but can be cleared early with a negative x-ray.

Wanderlei Silva, who many were concerned about after receiving a devastating knockout from Quinton Jackson has been suspended until Feb. 27 with no contact until Feb. 12.

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