UFC 107 post-fight press conference video

Dana White, and the night’s main card winners, field questions at the “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” post-fight press conference at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. B.J. Penn arrives after several minutes, and answers questions regarding his dominating victory over lightweight contender Diego Sanchez. If you are wondering, that is a Tiger Woods hat … Read more

Dana White claims Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be fighting soon in the UFC – fight with Evans in jeopardy

Photo: Sherdog - Rampage is back, but fight with Evans in jeopardy.

At the UFC 107 pre-fight press conference on Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., UFC President Dana White confirmed that former light heavyweight champion Quinon “Rampage” Jackson will be returning to the UFC in the near future.

The original plan was to have “Suga” Rashad Evans and Jackson fight each other in Jackson’s home town of Memphis, Tenn. following their stint as coaches on this season of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.

However, before the fight could take place, Jackson announced his retirement from the sport, and his intention of becoming a full-time movie actor. White was bewildered, and the MMA world was in an uproar over the former champion’s refusal to fight Evans after an entire season of TUF showed the two at each other’s throats.

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UFC 107 pre-fight press conference notes

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The “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” pre-fight press conference took place Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.

The press conference was in anticipation of Saturday’s UFC 107 card which will take place at the FedEX Forum in Memphis and is headlined with a UFC lightweight title fight between champion B.J. Penn and challenger Diego Sanchez.

In the co-main event, former UFC heavyweight champion and grappling specialist Frank Mir takes on devastating striker Cheick Kongo.

Kicking off the press conference was Steve Zito, Senior Vice President of Operations at the FedEX Forum in Memphis. Zito spoke about how great it was to have the UFC come to Memphis for the first time “I can not tell you how happy I am to be standing here today. Over three years ago we watched many MMA events by-pass Tennessee because it was illegal. We knew of the incredible potential of this sport in Tennessee and Memphis because of our previous successes with major boxing events.”

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Watch Thursday’s UFC 107 pre-fight press conference

Watch the “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” pre-fight press conference, which took place Noon on Thursday at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. It is the first UFC event to ever be held in Memphis, and only the second UFC event to ever be held in the state of Tennessee.

Those participating in the pre-fight press conference include: Dana White – UFC President, Jeff Mullen -Exec Director of Tennessee Commission, BJ Penn – UFC Lightweight Champion, Diego Sanchez – UFC #1 Lightweight Contender, Frank Mir – Former Heavyweight Champion, and Cheick Kongo.

Stay tuned to ProMMA.info for all your “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” coverage, including a live play-by-play Saturday night. Watch the press conference as well and pre-fight interviews after the jump…

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Tito Ortiz at the UFC 106 post-fight press conference

Tito Ortiz talks at the UFC 106 post-fight press conference about his performance against Forrest Griffin, and how he felt he won the fight. He also couldn’t believe Koscheck vs. Johnson got “Fight of the Night.” Ortiz would like a rematch with Griffin, and says his future is in Dana’s hands. Ortiz goes on to … Read more

“Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp” press conference

On Saturday June 27, 2009 two of the biggest men in MMA will face each other at “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Mississippi. Also fighting on the card will be Tom Atencio, Chris Horodecki, Pedro Rizzo, and Din Thomas. A recent press conference was held to announce the event:

Interviews with Tom Atencio’s opponent, Randy Hedderick and Bobby Lashley after the jump…

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