Pro Wrestling writer claims UFC is fixed

The "old" Brock Lesnar

by: Jack Bratcher

One of the down sides of giving Brock Lesnar a title shot when he didn’t earn it and then him having the nerve to beat the UFC Heavyweight Champion (Captain America of all people) is now MMA is being written about by the pro wrestling gurus.

Take for example some cat named Ronnie Bryce who says,

Mark my words, it may take years to come out, but UFC is predeterimed just like WWE.  Wrestling used to try and fool everyone years ago too in its infancy. Then when Vince took control he decided to come clean and admit matches are predeterimed and changed it to sports entertainment and now just “entertainment.” …UFC is the new “sports entertainment” even if they dont care to admit it yet. How ironic it’s home is Las Vegas. The city of UFC fans like Criss Angel and other illusionist.

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UFC 95 in London with possible Silva vs Liddell headliner

Anderson Silva could fight Chuck Liddell at UFC 95

by:  Matt De La Rosa

The Sun is reporting that UFC 95 will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England on February 21. With UFC 93 occurring just one month earlier, the UFC apparently will waste no time making two trips to Europe to kick off the new year.

According to the report, current middleweight kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva has been offered a spot on the card. His potential opponent would be Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, creating another blockbuster main event for the promotion.

If Anderson Silva had his way he would have been on the card this past weekend.  The champion reportedly asked Dana White to fight on the UFC 91 card following his bout with Patrick Cote. “He’s flipping out,” said White. “He wants to fight again, like on Nov. 15. He’s upset about his performance and he wants to fight again immediately.”

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UFC 91 Salaries

Dustin Hazelett wins Submission of the Night

The official salaries have been released from UFC 91 along with the traditional bonuses.  Dustin Hazelett took home Submission of the Night.  Jeremy Stephens nabbed Knockout of the Night.

Jorge Gurgel and Aaron Riley’s three round prelim bout earned Fight of the Night honors.  Those extra bonuses netted the four men an additional $60,000 respectively.

The total payroll (excluding the above bonuses) equaled $1.119 million.  It should also be noted the mysterious back stage “Locker Room” bonuses we occasionally hear about.

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Dana White video blog for UFC 91 #7

Here’s the final video blog for UFC 91. It was filmed right before, during, and after the event. Lots of cameos in this one. Someone please tell me was that Martin Sheen saying hi to Brock Lesnar in his dressing room? Please like & share:

Ricky Hatton says “Boxing can learn from UFC”

British boxer, Ricky Hatton took in his very first UFC event on November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he attended UFC 91 in Las Vegas.

Hatton will actually be fighting at the very same venue this Saturday nght, November 22, as he takes on Paulie Malignaggi in a junior welterweight world championship unification bout.

Hatton had this to say to the Daily Star about what he witnessed at UFC 91:

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Randy says Fedor would “tear Brock up”

A battered Randy Couture shares his thoughts on what happened in his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 91. When asked if he thought Brock was more of a threat than Fedor at this point he says no way. Guess he hasn’t heard that Fedor just lost at the Sambo Championships. Please like & share:

Dana White & Brock Lesnar post-UFC 91 interviews

Dana White breaks down Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture and talks about the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. White also discusses Kenny Florian’s performance and says that B.J. “better stay on his game and stay focused.” No truer words were ever spoken.

Post-fight interview with Brock Lesnar after the jump.

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UFC 91 Live Gate

At the post fight press conference Dana White announced UFC 91 took in $4.8 million at the gate. The MGM Grand Garden Arena drew a crowd of 14,272, nearly a sell out.

Billed as the “biggest fight in UFC history” the card did not disappoint at the box office.

While the UFC’s pay-per-view numbers traditionally do not get released, they are required by state law to make their live gate numbers public.

UFC 91 earned the recognition of being the fourth highest grossing live gate in the company’s history. With UFC 66, 83 and 79 ahead of Saturday’s card.

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