Vince McMahon loses $350 million in a matter of hours reported the following earlier today. The WWE announced Thursday that it had re-signed with NBCUniversal in a deal that would pay WWE about $150 million a year, a decent increase of 50% on the previous contract but nowhere near the spike investors had been waiting for. According to Forbes, McMahon, the chairman and CEO of … Read more

The Cageside Beat February 4 Recap

In the latest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of Pro MMA Now, Brian and Mike were joined by veteran sportswriter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. Iole offered his thoughts on UFC 109 as well some great insight into the backstage scene of a UFC event. This episode was sponsored by Silver … Read more

UFC President Dana White discusses Quinton Jackson and smaller Octagon

Do you think the Octagon is too big? Would a smaller cage help force the action?
Do you think the Octagon is too big? Would a smaller cage help force the action?

Dave Doyle over at Yahoo Sports recently spoke with UFC President Dana White about a number of topics but a couple of things stuck out in particular.

Doyle asked White if anything had changed between himself and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson since he quit fighting to follow his dreams of Hollywood movie stardom. White said nothing had changed but he feels Rampage is not done fighting.

“Nothing’s changed, but he’ll be back. He’ll fight. ‘Rampage’ is mad right now, he’ll do his movie things, but we’ll figure it out. He knows this is where his money is.”

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Anderson Silva not relinquishing title – Soares says Henderson does not deserve next title shot

It is likely many fighters in the UFC middleweight division wish it were true, but regardless of a report on Yahoo! Sports, Anderson Silva is not relinquishing his 185 lbs. title to move to light heavyweight, and no such talks ever took place between Silva’s manager Ed Soares and Dana White.

Soares is upset about the report and is getting his attorney involved according to ESPN’s Franklin McNeil. A UFC spokesperson confirmed that Soares and White did not have a conversation in which they agreed Silva would move to light heavyweight permanently.

So what is next for what many consider to be the world’s number one pound-for-pound fighter?

At the UFC 101 post-fight press conference White stated that a 185 lbs. rematch with Dan Henderson would probably be Silva’s next bout. However, Soares would prefer Silva fight again at 205 lbs. until there is a legitimate contender at middleweight.

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Dana White Interview – Gives Update About Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Here’s a recent audio interview with Dana White by Steve Cofield of Yahoo Sports.  Dana talks about what is going on with Rampage and what the future may hold for him.  It’s very refreshing to hear White speak about Rampage as a friend and not an employee or even a fighter.  It’s clear to Dana … Read more