Watch James Toney’s first UFC job interview


If you thought it was some kind of joke, this video should be proof enough, it is no joke – UFC President Dana White is seriously considering putting 41-year-old professional boxer James Toney in the UFC. The two sat down together following UFC 108 last weekend for an impromptu on-the-spot job interview.

Making sure potential employee Toney fully realizes what he’s getting into, White asked him if he had ever felt a leg kick. Tony said he has (that’s doubtful). Then Dana asked him if he knows how to check kicks. In a classic line that will remind you of every job application you ever lied on, Toney replied, “Yeah. Front kick, back kick, alll that. Side check kick.”

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UFC 108 fighter salaries

The “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” official fighter salaries are now available. ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) received the disclosed payroll today via fax from Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer.

The man leading the charge was main event winner and former UFC lightweight champion Rashad Evans. Evans made a nice $200,000 to fight, and another $175,000 on top of that for defeating Thiago Silva via unanimous decision.

The low man on the UFC 108 totem pole was John Gunderson, who earned $5,000 for a unanimous decision loss to Rafaello Oliveira on the preliminary card. Full list of fighter salaries after the jump…

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Professional boxer James Toney wants to fight in the UFC

Boxing’s current NABO and IBA Heavyweight Champion, James Toney, wants to fight in the UFC. He has been coming to UFC events, trying to talk to UFC President Dana White, and Saturday night at UFC 108’s post-fight press conference he confronted White in front of the media. White said they were going to sit down … Read more

Dana White UFC 108 fight night video blog

Part 1

It’s fight night at UFC 108, and Dana White takes us behind the scenes to see things from his perspective. We get to walk to the ring with Thiago and Rashad as they make their entrances, and our very own blogger Frankie Trigg, along with his dad Frank, make cameos.

Part 2 after the jump…

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UFC 108 “fight-night” bonuses: Daley, Miller, Lauzon and Stout, each earn $50k

Paul Daley, Cole Miller, Joe Lauzon and Sam Stout each earned $50k fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” event.

Lauzon and Stout both took home “Fight of the Night” honors, while Miller used a slick inverted triangle to kimura combination to submit Dan Lauzon earning him the “Submission of the Night” bonus and Paul Daley landed a devastating left hook to lock up his ”Knockout of the Night” award.

Joe Lauzon fought his way back from a devastating knee injury three months ahead of schedule prior to stepping into the Octagon tonight against Sam Stout. Early on it looked like Lauzon would have his way with Stout, getting an easy takedown, working to mount, then almost securing a kimura as Stout looked to roll out of danger.

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“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” Recap: Dos Santos K.O.’s Yvel, Evans survives to defeat Silva

LAS VEGAS – Rashad Evans had gotten away from his dominating wrestling of late, favoring his speed and power in the exciting knockouts of Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin. Following his devastating knockout loss at the hands of Lyoto Machida, some fans wondered if Evans would revert back to wrestling in this bout against the heavy-handed Thiago Silva.

That is exactly what he did in a dominating effort through the first two and a half rounds against the the very tough brazilian. Evans used his speed and superior wrestling to control the fight, taking Silva down countless times during the first two frames of the bout.

Silva managed to work back to his feet each time he was taken down, but was unable to mount any tangible offense until late in the third round after calling out Evans to man up and come forward for a war. Silva taunted Evans with his hands down by his waste and motioning with both hands for Evans to come forward, in an attempt to bait the former light heavyweight champion into a stand up battle.

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“UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” results and play-by-play commentary

LAS VEGAS – “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” takes place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features a light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva. Both fighters have one loss on their record, and it is to the same person, champion Lyoto Machida. Evans and Silva will be battling it out to see who can get their redemption shot at Machida first.

ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) will be providing live play-by-play commentary of UFC 108 beginning tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Also, immediately following the event, we will be providing a live video stream of the UFC 108 post-fight press conference.

Quick Results

•Rashad Evans def. Thiago Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3
•Paul Daley def. Dustin Hazelett by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (2:24)
•Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision 30-26, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3
•Jim Miller def. Duane Ludwig by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (2:31)
•Junior dos Santos def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (2:07)
•Martin Kampmann def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (4:03)
•Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon by submission (kimura from reverse triangle) Rd 1 (3:05)
•Mark Munoz def. Ryan Jensen by submission (strikes) Rd 1 (2:30)
•Jake Ellenberger def. Mike Pyle via TKO (punches) Rd 2 (0:22)
•Rafaello Oliveira def. John Gunderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3

Play-by-play commentary starts after the jump…

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Countdown to UFC 108 – full length video

In this Countdown to UFC 108 video, the main event fight between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva is looked at, as well as the welterweight match-up between Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley. Will Rashad revert back to his wrestling and try to take the fight to the ground, or will he choose to stand and … Read more

UFC 108 weigh-in results

Photo by Dave Mandel / Sherdog - Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva headline UFC 108, the first UFC show of the new year, which takes place this Saturday, Jan. 2.

Today’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” fighter weigh-ins took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. All fighters but one made weight. Paul Daley weighed in at 172 lbs. on his first attempt, and then was still over the limit after removing his shorts. If he is still over weight after being given some additional time, he is required to forfeit a percentage of his purse to his opponent Dustin Hazelett. Because it is only one pound, he will likely make the weight.

Dan Lauzon and Cole Miller had an intense stare down and exchanged words. That is one fight you do not want to miss. It is one of two preliminary bouts that will be shown on Spike TV Saturday night beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

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ProMMA.info UFC 108 staff picks

Rashad Evans (No. 4 LHW) vs. Thiago Silva (No. 8 LHW)

BRIAN FURBY: In spite of the fact I wish that one of the other 12 original main event match-ups were still going down, I’m looking forward to this fight. Both guys are quick strikers with good power and have solid all-around games. I think Silva packs more power, but I do think Rashad has a slight edge on speed and technicality while also being more elusive. I don’t think the fight is likely to hit the ground – both guys want an impressive victory to get another shot at Machida, and Rashad also has the added factor of still wanting a piece of Rampage. I think the first round will see a lot of range-testing and maybe some quick flurries where one or both guys look in danger, but in the end, I see Rashad finishing it about halfway through the second. Rashad by TKO in Round 2.

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