MMA superstar and former U.S. Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson signs with Strikeforce

Dan Henderson signs with Strikeforce

NEW YORK (December 7, 2009)-Four-time mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion and two-time United States Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson will enter a new chapter in his legendary career after signing a multi-fight agreement with world championship MMA promotion STRIKEFORCE.

Henderson, the only fighter in history to simultaneously hold two titles in two different weight classes – the welterweight (183 pounds) and light heavyweight (205 pounds) crowns – with a major MMA promotion – PRIDE Fighting Championships – will enter the STRIKEFORCE cage after earning “Knockout of the Night” honors with his stunning second round (3:20) KO of Michael “The Count” Bisping at UFC 100 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 11, 2009.

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Tom Atencio reaffirms desire to fight Dana White

Vice President of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio, the man who has brought Fedor Emelianenko to fight on American soil now twice, is not only a fight promoter, he has also been inside the MMA ring himself. On June 27th, in his second professional MMA bout, the 42-year-old Atencio will face Randy Hedderick on the under card of Lashley vs. Sapp in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Atencio recently made the comments¬†that UFC President Dana White comes off as a “bully” and a “tough guy” and he would be willing to “fight him at any weight.”

In an interview today on TAGG Radio, Atencio responded to questions about him challenging the UFC President to an MMA fight. Atencio had this to say about the situation,

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Rule change made in order to save UFC 97 in Montreal

UFC 97 has been saved. UFC 97: REDEMPTION, headlined by a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva (23-4) and Thales Leites (14-1), is set to take place at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on April 18. However, the Quebec Athletic Commission’s rules regarding mixed martial arts almost forced the UFC to move the event to Las Vegas even after thousands of tickets had been sold.

UFC officials met with the commission on Tuesday, February 17, to try and salvage the event. The original rules of Quebec’s Athletic Commission would make certain techniques that are commonplace in UFC matches illegal. There was no way the world’s premiere mixed martial arts promotion could make such drastic changes as not allowing elbow or knee strikes, which incidentally are two of the main weapons used by the middleweight champion who would be appearing in the main event.

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Dana White headed to Montreal to try and save UFC 97

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned that the Quebec Athletic Commission has a meeting planned next week with Dana White, in which the UFC President wiill try and save UFC 97. Sources close to the situation indicate both parties would like to try and resolve the issue with an open mind.

We reported to you on Thursday that the athletic commission had intentions to cancel UFC 97 if the UFC did not adapt its regulations to those of Quebec. According to the current rules of the Quebec Athletic Commission a fighter can not strike their opponent with knees or elbows.

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Dana White video blog for UFC 91 #5

Here’s the November 14th edition of Dana White’s video blog leading up to UFC 91. Tomorrow is the big day and Dana has been doing constant PR for “biggest fight in history.’ They make it look relatively easy but these guys are constantly working to produce quality shows. Please like & share:

Dana White on Jim Rome is Burning

Jim Rome plays host to UFC President Dana White, giving his thoughts on this weekend’s big fight. White also talks about how the down economy could or could not affect pay-per-view numbers. Jim Rome then brings up the old Tito vs. Dana boxing fight for some reason. Please like & share: