Watch today’s UFC 108 fighter weigh-ins live on ProMMA.info at 7pm ET

The official fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” will take place today, Jan. 1 (can you believe it’s 2010), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. A live stream of the weigh-ins will be available for your viewing pleasure right here at ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) beginning at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

Headlining UFC 108 tomorrow night is former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, taking on American Top Team’s Thiago Silva. Both fighters have only one loss on their record, and it is from the same man, champion Lyoto Machida. These two top-ten fighters will be battling it out to see which one will be first to get their shot at redemption.

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UFC 108 pre-fight press conference quotes

Photo by Tracy Lee - Rashad and Thiago face off at the UFC 108 presser.

The “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” pre-fight press conference took place on Wednesday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. UFC President Dana White, along with headliners Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, as well as Dustin Hazelett and Paul Daley fielded questions from the media. Here are some notable quotes from the presser:

Dana White

Just like 97 other fights in the past couple of months, that one has fell apart. Cantwell has some medical problems. He might not ever fight again.

I think he’s [Rashad] going to have to beat Thiago on Saturday to get that shot with Rampage.

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Dana White says Steve Cantwell may never fight again

Dana White says Cantwell may never fight again.

At today’s UFC 108 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White stated that Steve Cantwell’s (7-3) professional MMA fighting career may be over.

Cantwell, the former WEC light heavyweight champion, came to the UFC in 2008 when Zuffa merged the WEC’s welterweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight divisions into the UFC. Since then, he has gone 1-2 inside the Octagon, defeating Razak Al-Hasan, and losing to Luis Cane and Brian Stann.

Cantwell, who was a guest on ProMMA.info’s Cageside Beat Radio Show last week,¬†was scheduled to fight Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko in his return bout to the organization, this Saturday at “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Speculation the bout may be in jeopardy began circulating on Tuesday. However, when ProMMA.info contacted Cantwell’s agent yesterday, they felt like the bout would still take place.

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Watch today’s UFC 108 pre-fight press conference live on ProMMA.info at 4pm ET

Today’s “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” pre-fight press conference takes place today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, and will be available in a live video stream here at www.promma.info.

UFC 108 features a light heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, who are battling it out to see who gets the next shot at the title. Both fighters have only one loss on their record, and it is from the same man, champion Lyoto Machida.

Also on the card, is a welterweight match-up between Paul Daley and Dustin Hazelett, Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout, Jim Miller vs. Duane Ludwig, and Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel.

Stay tuned to www.promma.info for all your “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” coverage, including a live stream of the weigh-ins on Friday, a live play-by-play of UFC 108 Saturday night, followed by a live stream of the post-fight press conference, and more. Watch the press conference video and UFC 108 pre-fight interviews after the jump…

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The Cageside Beat December 30, 2009: WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner

Join Brian and Mike tonight at 10:30 PM ET as they wrap up 2009 with the year’s final episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMA.info. Brian and Mike will be joined by WEC Lightweight Champ Jamie Varner, who will face Ben Henderson at the upcoming Jan. 10, 2010, “WEC: Varner vs. … Read more

UFC 108: Rashad Evans arrives in Las Vegas


Steve Cofield catches up with Rashad Evans as he is met by a mob of fans upon arriving in Vegas for this weekend’s UFC 108 main event bout against Thiago Silva.

Evans talks about what it was like training through the holidays and not being able to be with his family during Christmas. He also discusses the heartache of losing his title, and now trying to bounce back.

Of course, the subject of Rampage is discussed, not being able to fight him, and whether or not Rampage will actually be rooting for him in this fight.

Enjoy another Rashad Evans interview after the jump…

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Dana White UFC 108 video blog – mega Twitter ticket give-away

The UFC President holds another one of his famous Twitter ticket give-aways for “UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” which takes place this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The fans come out like a stampede of cattle to receive their free tickets from the man himself. It’s a generous gesture, as … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Steve Cantwell not officially removed from UFC 108 card

Contrary to a report published earlier today, UFC fighter (and recent guest on The Cageside Beat) Steve Cantwell has not been officially removed from this weekend’s UFC 108 card. Speaking exclusively to ProMMA.info, KO Reps (Cantwell’s agent) confirmed after speaking to Cantwell’s manager that Cantwell has not been removed from the card. While not elaborating … Read more

Dana White UFC 108 video blog – not happy with reporter

Dana White is not happy with another MMA reporter from Sherdog. Sound familiar? This time it’s Jake Rossen. Rossen disagreed with White’s prediction of how big the UFC and MMA will be within the next decade. This did not sit well with the man who has devoted his life to making it flourish. Oh yeah… … Read more

MMA Flashback 2004: Gilbert Yvel knocks out referee

Legendary bad boy Gilbert Yvel will be given a chance to fight in MMA’s premiere organization this weekend when he takes on Junior dos Santos at UFC 108 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has granted Yvel a special one-fight license. If everything goes well, and Yvel can control his urge to … Read more