As he prepares for his World Series of Fighting main event, welterweight Jon Fitch took some time to respond to Dana White over some comments made about money. Fitch released a YouTube video earlier today. White issued a statement regarding the discretionary bonuses the UFC had given Fitch during his tenure with the company. In all those figures totaled just over $300, 000.
The UFC 161 PPV event is set to take place on Saturday, June 15, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The event will be headlined by the light heavyweight bout between former champions Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson. Also, UFC heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic will meet in the co-main event as they try to put themselves into title contention with a win.
Watch the UFC on Fuel TV 10 post-fight press conference LIVE from Fortaleza, Brazil. Fabricio Werdum submitted Big Nog in the main event. Leonardo Santos submitted William Patolino to win The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 tournament and Thiago Silva knocked out Rafael “Feijao” Cavalacante. Now watch as the fighters field questions from the media, discuss their performances and future.
Live MMA action kicks off in Mumbai, India today as Super Fight League 19 takes place at the SFL Challengers Arena. The featured match up on the evening takes place in the heavyweight division between as Jaideep Singh takes on Alireza Tavakoli. Singh is from India and will make his SFC debut after successful performances in K-1 and a 2011 Rise heavyweight title. Singh amassed a 40-16 record in his kickboxing career.
MMA great Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will return to the octagon on Saturday night to rematch Fabricio Werdum in the UFC on FUEL TV 10 main event. Nogueira was able to defeat a young Werdum in 2006 at the PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute event in Japan. Werdum will be fighting for the first time in almost a year, and will look to avenge the defeat while inching closer to an eventual UFC title shot.
UFC President Dana White was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame Friday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Other sports figures inducted along with White included tennis star Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Motor Speedway chief Chris Powell, pro golfer Stephanie Louden, high school basketball coach Bill Bobier and Las Vegas Events chief Pat Christenson.