RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite suffering his third-straight UFC loss, Fabio Maldonado will fight again in the octagon.
At Saturday night's post-UFC 153 press conference, UFC President Dana
White said the 32-year-old Brazilian will not be released from his
"If we cut that guy, we deserve to be beat with a stick," White said.
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Saturday's UFC 153 card in Rio de Janeiro was billed as being about Anderson, but Erick was the Silva on plenty of minds heading into the card.
Erick Silva had torn through all three of his UFC opponents before his meeting with Jon Fitch, and only a controversial disqualification against Carlo Prater in January stood between him and a 3-0 UFC record.
But Fitch stood right in front of the Silva hype train, and if he didn't send it off the track, he at least slowed it down.
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Alistair Overeem entered the UFC in late-2011 lugging around a trio of prestigious titles -- heavyweight belts in Strikeforce, DREAM, and even K-1 -- plus a superhero physique to boot. At the time he was effectively a marketer's dream, the man who retired the UFC's cash cow in a vicious two-minute long Octagon debut, and the man who was, supposedly, the next great heavyweight champion of this era. How quickly things change. Following his loss to Ben Rothwell on Friday, Overeem has now lost three read news >>
Dana White has released a statement on Thiago Silva's UFC return following a prior stand off with the police and assault charges. Earlier this year, Thiago Silva was involved in a police stand off and some serious assault and domestic violence charges leading to Dana White saying he would never fight for them again. After going back on these claims and surprisingly bringing him back to the promotion, the UFC president has since released an official statement on the light heavyweight's return: "W read news >>
The sport of mixed martial arts carries a 24-hour news cycle, and there appears to be something brewing with Mark Hunt's current employment status with the UFC. While Monday was monopolized with the brawl between lightweight heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his upcoming challenger Daniel Cormier at a media day the promotion held in Las Vegas, Tuesday morning started off with something a bit more ambiguous as the "Super Samoan" launched a series of vague messages on Twitter. The New Zealand-bas read news >>
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Last call! "This is B.J. Penn's last fight possibly. If he wins, we'll see what he does from there, but if he loses, I will actually push for him to retire.... It could be possibly watching Michael Jordan playing his last basketball game. It could be Tiger Woods' last golf game." -- Stop me if you've heard this one before ... okay, don't. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White appeared on FOX Sports 1 (via MMAFighting.com) earlier this evening to promote the organization's upc read news >>
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Following Tyron Woodley’s loss to fellow contender Rory MacDonald this past weekend at UFC 174, UFC President Dana White offered a rather blunt assessment of his performance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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UFC president Dana White hangs choker tag on Tyron Woodley following Woodley's loss to Rory MacDonald in the co-main event of UFC 174 On Saturday night UFC president Dana White hung the choker tag around the neck of another fighter. In the past, White has called former UFC title contenders Nate Marquardt and Kenny Florian chokers after they came up short in big fights. Following his unanimous decision loss to Rory MacDonald (17-2) in UFC 174's co-main event, White added Tyron Woodley (13-3) to t read news >>
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UFC president Dana White did not have kind words for Jake Ellenberger following Ellenberger's third round TKO loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 173 On Saturday night, UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger was stopped in the third round of his fight by No. 1 ranked contender Robbie Lawler. The loss did little to change UFC president Dana White's opinion of Ellenberger. Prior to the loss to Lawler (23-10-0-1), Ellenberger (29-8) dropped a unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald (16-2) at UFC on Fox 8. After t read news >>
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- UFC president Dana White discusses the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 fight card, why FOX requested the Browne vs. Werdum fight, Gina Carano, Jon Jones, and much more from Shaquille O'Neal's house. read news >>
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UFC president Dana White said he never heard about Nate Diaz's latest infamous tweet. In a widely circulated late-February tweet, Diaz wrote, "I would like to request to be released from the @ufc. It's time for me to be on my way .. ?" Once apprised of the situation during the UFC Fight Night 37 pre-fight scrum, White quickly shot down the request. "Really? He hasn't called me. That's how you do these things, you tweet? ... The answer would be no." White said of releasing Diaz. "He just signed a read news >>