In anticipation of this weekend’s “UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira” fight card, UFC President Dana White has released this behind-the-scenes video blog of of last month’s “UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler” card. He says it’s the first of two vlogs he will release this week. Fight week blog week, let’s roll… [ads1] [ads2]
Do people still take the disclosed salaries for UFC fighters seriously anymore? Take for example this past weekend’s UFC 171 event, would you expect the new king of welterweights Johny Hendricks to make less than someone that is 3-2 in the UFC like Hector Lombard? Let’s be honest, these numbers reflect the money that the UFC wants us to know about. The rest is all speculation and so is what is listed below but is worth looking at.
When it comes to earning(or giving ) UFC title shots there are often times there’s no rhyme or reason as to why a fighter is in that position. Sometimes a fighter runs the gauntlet of top contenders (Johny Hendricks), other times by fan demand (Nick Diaz), and other times by default/dominant champion cleaning out a division (Jake Shields). A new welterweight champion was crowned on Saturday night at UFC 171 when Johny Hendricks outlasted Robbie Lawler to win a unanimous decision in an instant classic.
The UFC 171 PPV event took place on Saturday night in Dallas, Texas, at the American Airlines Arena, and provided one of the best MMA cards we’ve seen in a long time capped off by a classic main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Those two fighters were vying to become the new UFC welterweight champion since Georges St. Pierre vacated the title a couple of months ago. Let’s take a look at what we learned from the awesome event.
UFC welterweight lighting rod Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in a year, but still seems to be able to have people talking about him fighting. Diaz spoke with MMA Heat about his desire to fight again and who he wants to fight. Diaz said he wants to fight the winner of the Johny Hendricks/Robbie Lawler fight which Hendricks won although Diaz has lost his last two fights.