Lyoto Machida critical of UFC President Dana White

“For Dana White to go out there and say that I lost, not only is taking credibility away from the judges, but taking credibility away from his event. …because if the judges are stealing, what does that say about the UFC?” Those are the words from UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida in … Read more

Shogun Rua discusses controversial Machida loss

The MMA Analyst (what’s up Karsten!!) once again catches up with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua while he is on location in Canada visiting Toronto BJJ. Shogun discusses his controversial UFC 104 decision loss to Lyoto Machida. He said he was about 80% sure he had won the bout prior to the judges’ ruling. And he says … Read more

Josh Neer’s manager confident about UFC return recently spoke with KO Dynasty CEO Mickey Dubberly regarding the UFC’s release of his client Josh Neer (25-9-1) following a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC 104. Since his UFC debut in 2005, Neer has had ten fights inside the Octagon, and his manager is confident the 26-year-old will have the opportunity … Read more

Lyoto Machida discusses UFC 104 performance

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida discusses his UFC 104 performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Machida believes he won the first three rounds, he thinks the fourth round was very close, and feels Shogun won the last round. Although the judges awarded Machida the victory, the majority of people thought Shogun won the fight. Machida admits Shogun … Read more

Josh Neer released from UFC contract following loss at UFC 104

This isn't the first time Josh Neer has been released from his UFC contract.
This isn't the first time Josh Neer has been released by the UFC.

Lightweight MMA fighter Josh “The Dentist” Neer (25-9-1) has been released from his UFC contract following a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau (20-6) at UFC 104 on Oct. 24. Neer has lost his last three out of four fights, for a total of six out of ten times inside the Octagon.

Neer’s first UFC appearance was against Drew Fickett (36-13) at the very first Ultimate Fight Night back in August 2005. Fickett submitted Neer in the first round via rear-naked choke. However, Neer bounced back with wins over Melvin Guillard and Joe Stevenson in his next two UFC bouts.

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THE INFO episode 36 – featuring Luke Rockhold

PROMMA.INFO’s Matt De La Rosa and ‘Fast Eddie’ Constantine welcomed their new co-host Dave Camarillo to the team on this week’s edition of THE INFO. Dave’s first show was a hit as the guys discussed Cain Velasquez and MMA’s Biggest Loser competition. Strikeforce Middleweight Luke Rockhold climbed up in the Guerrilla Jiu JItsu rafters to … Read more

“UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries

The “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The highest paid fighter of the night was main event winner Lyoto Machida who took home $200,000. His opponent “Shogun” Rua was paid $155,000.

Razak Al-Hassan, who lost a split decision to Kyle Kingsbury, was low man on the totem pole, taking home $3,000. Kingsbury took home $8,000 to show and $8,000 to win for a total of $16,000.

The UFC 104 total fighter payroll was $922,000. Here are the official fighter salaries:


  • Lyoto Machida $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua $155,000
  • Cain Velasquez $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Ben Rothwell $50,000
  • Gleison Tibau $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer $14,000
  • Joe Stevenson $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher $26,000
  • Anthony Johnson $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida $12,000*

*Johnson forfeited 20-percent of his $15,000 show money for missing weight

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The Cageside Beat October 29, 2009: Chad Hinton

The Cageside Beat is the newest addition to the PROMMA.INFO Radio Network
The Cageside Beat is the newest addition to the PROMMA.INFO Radio Network
Join co-hosts Brian Furby and Mike Menninger for the newest episode in the series, The Cageside Beat, brought to you as part of the PROMMA.INFO Radio Network. Brian and Mike will be joined by pro lightweight standout Chad “H-Bomb” Hinton. The group will be discussing Hinton’s MMA career, his recent first-round KO win over Justin Moore, and current news in MMA including Lyoto Machida’s recent win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 104.

This episode is brought to you by Silver Star, the fastest growing company in MMA sponsorship.

For instructions on how to listen and call in, follow the jump.

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Machida and Shogun agree to rematch following UFC 104 controversy

Photo courtesy of UFC - Lyoto Machida takes a big shot to the neck from "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104.

UFC President Dana White wants to see a rematch between light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. “I think there will be a rematch. I talked to both of them and they both agreed to a rematch,” White stated at the UFC 104 post-fight press conference.

White, along with the majority of MMA media and fans, felt that Shogun defeated Machida in their UFC 104 light heavyweight main event title fight Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

The fight marked Machida’s first title defense since he took the belt from Rashad Evans at UFC 98 with vicious punches that left the TUF winner in a crumpled unconscious heap.

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PROMMA.INFO UFC 104 contest winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the PROMMA.INFO UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun pick ’em contest sponsored by Silver Star. Some of the mini-contests were hotly contested, coming down the tie-breaker question, while in one mini-contest, only one entrant picked the correct winner, thus ensuring himself a new shirt courtesy of Silver Star.

The winner for each of the mini-contests is listed after the contest he won.

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua – Mike Choe
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell – Jeff Shen
  • Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen – Jeff Howard
  • Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher – Bryce Wirzba

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