Dana White: ‘Chuck Liddell gets a big fat paycheck every week’

If you recall when Chuck Liddell retired he was given his new position of Vice President of Business Development with the UFC. But anytime anyone asked him about his job description, he gave vague answers like, “help promote the sport” or be an “ambassador” for the sport — stuff like that.

In a new interview with SI.com, UFC President Dana White gave a little more insight into what exactly “The Iceman’s” duties require — and if you think ol’ Chucky boy is sitting in an office somewhere answering phone calls or setting up appearances, think again.

Roger Huerta signs with Bellator, will debut on April 8

Bellator Fighting Championships held a press conference today to announce the signing of lightweight fighter Roger “El Matador” Huerta (20-3-1). Huerta will compete in Bellator’s eight-man 155 lb. tournament, and his first fight will take place at their season opener at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on April 8. Huerta … Read more

What it Takes: Episode 3 – SI.com’s look at Randy Couture preparing for Nogueira

Step into the cage with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture as he prepares for his upcoming battle with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 on Aug. 29. Learn first-hand what it takes to be an MMA fighter as Couture takes you through his weekly training regimen in this five-episode series. Produced by Greg Choat.

What It Takes: Introducing Randy Couture – a Sports Illustrated special (episode 1)

Step into the cage with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture as he prepares for his upcoming battle with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102 on Aug. 29. Learn first-hand what it takes to step into the Octagon as Couture takes you through his weekly training regimen in this five-episode series.

PRO MMA exclusive interview: Josh Gross

While many hardcore MMA fans have their eyes fixated on tonight’s card, many well-respected MMA journalists are paying close attention as well. PRO MMA caught up with Sherdog.com’s Loretta Hunt early in the week at the final ‘Day of Reckoning’ press conference. Today, former Sherdog editor and current SI.com columnist, Josh Gross sat down with PRO MMA.

Gross gave his thoughts on the Affliction fight card, Fedor Emelianenko, Strikeforce, the UFC, and he also informed fans that he may be making his way back to the air waves some time in 2009.

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Thomson out; Ludwig likely replacement at Strikeforce

Duane "Bang" Ludwig
Duane "Bang" Ludwig

by:  Matt De La Rosa

Josh Thomson will have to wait to make his first attempt at defending his Strikeforce Lightweight title.

SI.com’s Josh Gross has reported Duane “Bang” Ludwig will likely replace the champion in the bout against Yves Edwards

According to Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker, Thomson tore ligaments in his toe causing the American Kickboxing Academy fighter to pull out of the bout.

Thomson and Edwards were poised to meet for a second time. Their first bout at UFC 49 became famous for Edwards running into a head kick knockout from Thomson toward the end of the first round.

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