Monthly Archives: July 2009

MMAScraps Radio: Mike Goldberg Interview, Plus Reaction to UFC Press Conference. Catch it All on Sunday at 6pm ET

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The voice of the UFC is joining us Sunday on MMAScraps Radio for an exclusive interview. Plus all the fallout from the UFC Presser earlier today.

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Dana White Press Conference Updates

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Props to Bloody Elbow

- Dana says they tried everything possible to get Fedor in the UFC and went above and beyond, the only thing they wouldn’t cave on is co-promotion.

- Dana White confirms that they have signed Vitor Belfort. Belfort will fight Rich Franklin at UFC 103.

- A 3 year deal has been signed with ESPN UK. Free, Hi-Def starting with UFC 101

- Tito Ortiz is officially back in the UFC. Dana White says “Tito will retire in the UFC”

- White confirms Tito’s first fight back could be against Mark Coleman and expects some ring rust.

- Dana claims that Dan Henderson is next in line for a title shot at 185.

- White claims that M-1 can call him right now if they’re ready to make a deal. He was very confident this was going to happen.

- White claims they were willing to make a deal at almost any cost to get Fedor but he doesn’t want to fight the best.

Dana says he feels it is his job to make Fedor/Lesner a reality since it is what fans want. And Fedor can do sambo every Thursday night for all he cares

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Vitor Belfort Talks Fedor Fight Cancellation on "Inside MMA"

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ESPN MMA Live- Affliction’s Demise

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Is This the Face of the Enemy?

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UFC Offers Fedor Amazing Deal, But M-1 Global is Still Breaking Our F*#king Hearts

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According Bloody Elbow, this is what the UFC offered Fedor,

- The UFC offered Fedor a 6 fight, 30 million dollar contract. That’s 5 mil a fight

- The UFC offered Fedor an immediate title shot

- Lesnar/Fedor would be the biggest PPV in MMA history (we assume), and the UFC offered M-1 Global a cut of the PPV on top of Fedor’s purse.

- Fedor was free to wear as many M-1 logoed items as he wished.

- The UFC also relented on allowing Fedor to compete in combat sambo.

Apparently, for good or bad, M-1 refuses to sign a deal unless the UFC agrees to co-promote.

That kind of deal, I’m guessing, has never been offered to an MMA fighter. But it looks like M-1 Global strikes again and Dave Meltzer reports via WKR.

The only thing we can say on the subject is that two different sources have told us negotiations between UFC and Fedor have fallen through again.

If true, this another pathetic and sad day in the Fedor/UFC/M-1 saga.

Reminder: "Ultimate Fighting Fistful of Dollars" Airs Tonight on CNBC at 10pm ET

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On Wednesday, CNBC takes viewers back inside the Octagon with “Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars,” revealing how the UFC continues to grow – even as other professional sports face financial crisis. While the recession is putting a beat-down on the economy, Ultimate Fighting’s revenues are up 30%. CNBC’s Scott Wapner travels to Germany for the UFC’s first-ever event in mainland Europe and speaks with Dana White, as well as billionaire backers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. Hear what they have to say about the sport’s successes, challenges and growth. And, in just 18-months since CNBC first took viewers inside the UFC, see how this controversial sport has flexed its muscles worldwide to include major sponsors, product endorsements and brand extensions.

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