The UFC is headed to London, England this weekend for UFC on FUEL TV 7, but before that happens UFC President Dana White gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at UFC 156. Watch as Alistair Overeem is upset by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Tyron Woodley makes a grand UFC debut over Jay Hieron, Joseph Benavidez defeats Ian McCall, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeats Rashad Evans and Jose Aldo keeps his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar.
ProMMAnow was notified of the suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the UFC 156 event. The card saw 13 fighters receive medical suspensions for the efforts on Saturday night. There are several fighters that could be out for quite a while unless cleared by a doctor beforehand.
Mirko Cro Cop might still be angry about the two knees he took to the groin from Alistair Overeem back at DREAM 6 in September 2008 in Japan that halted the bout early via No Contest.
Or he might just be giving his unbiased opinion on what happens to a fighter who gets popped for elevated testosterone levels high enough to power a thoroughbred race horse, who then is forced to sit on the sidelines and return to the Octagon eight months later without pharmaceutical crutches.
UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shocked the MMA world at UFC 156 when he knocked out Alistair Overeem in the third round. There was a lot of bad blood between the two leading up to the fight with Overeem seemingly not respecting the skills of Silva. Silva told Overeem that “he was going to make him respect him” at the weigh-in’s. Overeem responded, “I’m going to [expletive] destroy you.” I guess you could say Overeem will have to respect Silva at this point.
The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar event took place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was a night of upsets and overall an excellent event except for the co-main event between former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Let’s take a look at the top five moments of the event.