Dana White UFC 96 video blog #3 + bonus interview

From Germany to Ohio, Mr. White takes us along for the ride. We get a look at the UFC 96 pre-fight press conference where Rampage offers to help Jardine out in an effort to keep him from having to fight his good friend Rashad Evans. Then we get to hang out for a Joe Rogan comedy special. If you have never heard Rogan’s act, it is a must.

Bonus interview with Dana White after the jump…

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Frank Mir is out, winner of Gonzaga vs. Carwin could get shot at Lesnar at UFC 98

The ink is barely dry on the bottom line of the paper that would unify the UFC Heavyweight Title. Now it seems the unification will have to wait until Interim Champion Frank Mir (12-3) can recover from injury.

The rematch between Mir and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (3-1) was announced by the UFC earlier in the week, but today MMAweekly.com is reporting that sources indicate a knee injury will prevent Mir from competing in the UFC 98 main event slated for May 23.

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Official UFC 96 weigh-in results

All fighters successfully made weight today at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE. UFC 96 features a main event light heavyweight bout between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. Jackson came in right at the 205lbs. mark and Jardine was one pound under. In a highly anticipated heavyweight match-up, Shane Carwin at 259.5lbs., came in three pounds heavier than his opponent, Gabriel Gonzaga. UFC 96 will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. PRO MMA (promma.info) will have live round-by-round updates and fight results during the broadcast.

Full weigh-in results & photos after the jump…

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Frank Trigg video blog 3-6-09

Professional fighter and professor of Triggonomics, Frank Trigg, is back with a new video blog today. Trigg is in Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96 and the Arnold’s. If you are attending the Arnold’s today, stop by and say hi to ‘Twinkle Toes’ at his booth. Trigg gives his thoughts and picks on the UFC 96 … Read more

BREAKDOWN: UFC 96 – PRO MMA podcast

Richard Anderson Mann and Doug Drexler kicked off the inaugural edition of ‘BREAKDOWN’. The guys went down the UFC 96 main card providing their analysis on the fights as well as looking at the betting lines. ‘BREAKDOWN’ will cover every major MMA card for PRO MMA (promma.info). Not only will you hear the fight predictions … Read more

COUNTDOWN TO UFC 96 (video)

COUNTDOWN TO UFC 96 takes an in-depth look at the Quinton Jackson vs. Keith Jardine match-up as well as the Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Carwin fight. UFC 96 takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 7. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing real time live round by round coverage of the event starting at 9pm CST / … Read more

UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE in-depth preview

UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE takes place this Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The card is headlined by two top-ranked light heavyweights, Keith Jardine and Quinton Jackson who are battling for the division’s top contender status. PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be providing live round by round coverage of UFC 96 starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST Saturday night.

Aaron Riley (27-10-1, 1-2 UFC) vs. Shane Nelson (11-3, 1-0 UFC)
At twenty-eight years old, Aaron Riley has a ton of experience. He first appeared in the UFC back in 2002 at UFC 37 where he lost a decision to Robbie Lawler. His most recent Octagon appearance was a unanimous decision victory at UFC 91 where he became one more fighter to use Jorge Gurgel to help build their name. Riley is a submission specialist, having won nearly half his fights by making his opponents tap out.

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Video cram session for UFC 96

This weekend UFC 96 goes down in Columbus, Ohio. As always, we here at PRO MMA (promma.info) wanted to provide our readers with an opportunity to get ready for the event with some choice videos of the fighters. Most of the videos will be fights, but there will also be interviews or other types that give insight into a fighter’s personality. You will get to see Quinton Jackson’s power bomb on Ricardo Arona, Mark Munoz during his wrestling days, Ryan Madigan in Chuck Norris’ WCL, and more.

All videos after the jump…

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Dana White UFC 96 video blog #2

PRO MMA (promma.info) has posted every single Dana White video blog since he first started this tradition. If you have not watched many of these, they have become a real fan favorite and you get to see a different side to the business you would normally never see. In this UFC 96 video blog #2 … Read more