UFC 99 post-fight press conference video

Here is the complete UFC 99 post-fight press conference from Germany. Dana White announced the live gate as $1.3 million with 12,854 fans in attendance, and they broke the Lanxess Arena merchandise record. Also announced were the $60,000 bonuses for submission of the night for Terry Etim, KO of the night for Mike Swick, and … Read more

Cro Cop’s UFC return is short lived

Many long time MMA fans were happy to see Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic make his Octagon return at UFC 99 in Germany on Saturday and were cheering as he won a TKO over England’s Mostapha Al-Turk. Fans dared to believe the Cro Cop of old had returned and could make a run at the UFC title which is what he claimed he wanted to do.

However, any hopes of ever seeing Cro Cop in the UFC again have just vanished forever. According to a report from Kevin Iole at Yahoo Sports, Cro Cop, shortly after defeating Al-Turk, informed UFC President Dana White he had signed a three-fight deal with the Japan-based MMA promotion DREAM. This was a small detail he just happen to leave out when negotiating his one fight deal for UFC 99.

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“UFC 99: The Comeback” weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for “UFC 99: The Comeback” took place today in Cologne, Germany. We streamed the weigh-ins live right here at PRO MMA (promma.info) and we will also be streaming the post-fight press conference following UFC 99 on Saturday, June 13. All fighters successfully made their designated weight limits. Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy had … Read more

UFC 99 live weigh-ins broadcast

The UFC 99 live weigh-ins broadcast from Cologne, Germany will begin this morning (Friday, June 12) at 10:00 AM ET/7:00 AM PT for those of us here in the States. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be streaming a live feed of the weigh-ins right here. We will also be streaming the UFC 99 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

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UFC 99 PRO MMA staff picks and special weigh-ins live feed announcement

The PRO MMA (promma.info) staff submitted their predictions (at least those who made the deadline) for the main card of “UFC 99: The Comeback,” which takes place this Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Cologne, Germany. The historic event marks the first time the UFC has ever held a show in Germany.  The main card will air on pay-per-view at 12pm & 7pm PT/3pm & 10pm ET.

UFC fans can watch the UFC 99 weigh-ins on Friday June 12 right here at PRO MMA (promma.info) through a special live stream we have set up with the UFC. The live feed will begin at approximately 7am PT/10am ET. Also following UFC 99 on Saturday, we will be streaming the UFC 99 post-fight press conference. The video will be offered on a delay at approximately 10pm PT/1am ET.

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Cro Cop returns to UFC with new motivation

For the first time since 2007, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will return to the UFC this Saturday, June 13, in Cologne, Germany where he will face fellow heavyweight Mostapha Al-Turk. The 34-year-old Croatian was excited about the prospect of fighting at UFC 99 due to Germany’s high Croatian population.

UFC President Dana White made it clear when Cro Cop left the promotion two years ago the door to the Octagon would remain open to him if the day came he wanted to return. Cro Cop earned his name as the most fearsome striker on the planet during his four year tenure with the Pride organization in Japan.

However, something was amiss when he arrived in the UFC in 2007. He won his first fight but was brutally knocked out in his second fight and lost a unanimous decision in his third. Something was different. Cro Cop tried to explain it during Tuesday’s UFC 99 conference call, “I just think I wasn’t the old Mirko Cro Cop that I used to be. I don’t know the reason. I spent so many times thinking about it. I don’t know, maybe I was just empty right after I won the Pride Grand Prix, I don’t know.”

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UFC 99 Spotlight: Spencer Fisher – PRO MMA exclusive interview

This Saturday, June 13, 2009, UFC veteran Spencer “The King” Fisher (22-4) will face MMA legend Caol Uno (25-11-4) as the UFC makes mixed martial arts history by holding their first ever event in Germany with “UFC 99: The Comeback.”

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently had the privilege of speaking with Spencer about fighting at historic UFC 99 and how he feels he matches up against Uno who is making his return to the Octagon after a six year absence.

Spencer talked about his most recent fight with Shannon Gugerty at UFC 90, gave his opinion and prediction on several high profile fights and fighters, and also shared his thoughts about a certain Cole Miller who recently called out the winner of the Uno vs. Fisher fight. — For your convenience, we have provided the interview in both audio and typed format.

SPENCER FISHER interview (audio):

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Dan Hardy and Marcus Davis go at it on UFC 99 conference call

Things are really heating up between Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy who are scheduled to meet at UFC 99: THE COMEBACK on June 13th. The two fighters exchanged a war of words Tuesday on a media conference call. It is hard to sort out just where the bad blood began but it seems to involve … Read more

UFC 99 conference call with Franklin, Silva, Hardy, Davis

Rich Franklin, Wanderlei Silva, Marcus Davis, and Dan Hardy were on Tuesday’s UFC 99: THE COMEBACK media conference call. Highlights include the UFC’s feeling on the public perception of MMA in Germany, the guys weighing in on Kimbo Slice being added to The Ultimate Fighter season 10 roster, Wanderlei’s opinion of Anderson Silva, why Wanderlei … Read more

Rich Franklin looking toward a future title shot

With the right fights, Rich Franklin believes he could be as few as just a couple of fights away from a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight Title. Rich talks about his upcoming fight with Wanderlei Silva set for UFC 99 and considering his last few bouts, the pleasure he takes in getting to fight … Read more