“UFC Fight Night 21” spotlight: a chat with Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi

Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi joined the media for a conference call on Monday to discuss their upcoming main event fight at “UFC Fight Night 21”, which takes place at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. on March 31. The following questions and answers are taken directly from the transcript of that call. If you would … Read more

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON conference call (transcript)

Joe Stevenson and Diego Sanchez recently joined members of the media for a UFC 95 conference call. Joe Stevenson will fight Diego Sanchez in a main event lightweight match-up on Saturday, Feb. 21 in London England. The event will air in the U.S. free on SPIKE TV. Here is a transcript of that call:

Jennifer Wenk: Hi. Good morning. Sorry we’re getting a late start. We were – we have Joe Stevenson on the line here for you, one of the headliners for the UFC 95 event and we were hoping to have Diego Sanchez on this call as well. And as of now I have not been able to connect with him and we’re worried that it’s a cell phone issue. So hopefully he’ll be able to join us in progress.

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Strikeforce – Feb. 10 conference call (audio)

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) was on hand this afternoon for the Strikeforce conference call. Ken Hershman, Showtime’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sports and Event Programming, Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker and Frank Shamrock talked to the press about Strikeforce’s future. Many topics were disscussed including the Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz main evet, Gil Melendez, Josh Thomson potentially facing K.J. Noons, Alistair Overeem, possibly holding an event on the east coast and female MMA.

Ken Hershman provided the most tense moment of the one hour conference call when he vehemently stated that “there has been no conversation and they’re wont be” in regards to Ken Shamrock facing Kimbo Slice in the future. Shamrock also proclaimed that he will “knock out” Nick Diaz on April 11th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

STRIKEFORCE CONFERENCE CALL audio:
[podcast]http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/theinfo_20090210_1738-378989.mp3[/podcast]

Complete transcript of the conference call after the jump…

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Dana White participates in live chat

There was a live chat today (Dec. 26, 2008) with UFC President, Dana White over at MMA Fanhouse. The UFC Prez gave almost a solid hour to MMA fans and answered everything from questions about Corey Hill and fighter insurance to what his favorite KO and submission of the year was.

There’s a ton of little nuggest in this chat including a question about UFC 92 that many have been asking, “Why is Okami vs. Lister not on the main card?”

Just one day before the biggest card of the year and Dana is spending quality time with the fans; that is pretty damn cool. Here’s a full transcript of the question and answer chat session:

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