We’ve never really seen Daniel Cormier upset. His demeanor even when going into big fights always seems to be respectful and calm. That doesn’t appear to be the case against Patrick Cummins though, who Cormier will fight Saturday night in UFC 170’s co-main event. Take a look at what went down at the pre-fight press conference.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced it has selected Future US, a leading digital media group, to oversee its UFC 360, the official magazine of the UFC. Through the partnership, Future US will publish the UFC 360 Magazine in the US, UK and Australia; as well as the worldwide digital property. The first Future US managed issue will launch in April (#28), which will hit stands on April 1, 2014.
UFC President Dana White is gearing up for the upcoming UFC 170 PPV event that’s set to take place on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Events center. The event will be headlined by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looking to defend her title against fellow Olympian and undefeated challenger Sara McMann.
UFC President Dana White recently stated in an interview that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is the biggest star the UFC has ever had and that she already has “Rock Star” status. However, that statement will certainly be put to the test on Saturday as Rousey headlines UFC 170 against a relatively unknown fighter (Sara McMann) and a less than stellar under card.
We reported earlier this week that top five lightweight Gilbert Melendez had agreed in principle to sign with Bellator MMA after negotiations with the UFC fell through. The UFC still holds matching rights, so the deal isn’t complete and he very well could re-sign with the UFC. If he goes to Bellator, there are many people, like Dave Meltzer, who think the move would be a game changer.
Former UFC champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz walked away from the sport a little over a year ago as a fighter, and looked to get into the managing side of things shortly thereafter by signing on to manage former women’s Strikeforce champion Cris Cyborg. After negotiating with the UFC and ultimately deciding to sign with Invicta FC, Ortiz has decided to step down as manager of Cyborg.