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UFC on FX 6 Sotiropoulos vs Pearson Full Weigh in Results & Video



Main Card (FX)
Lightweight George Sotiropoulos (155) vs. Ross Pearson (155)
Welterweight Robert Whittaker (170) vs. Brad Scott (171)
Lightweight Colin Fletcher (155) vs. Norman Parke (155)
Middleweight Hector Lombard (186) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186)

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Featherweight Chad Mendes (146) vs. Yaotzin Meza (145)
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac (205) vs. Joey Beltran (204)
Welterweight Mike Pierce (171) vs. Seth Baczynski (170)
Welterweight Ben Alloway (171) vs. Manuel Rodriguez (171)
Lightweight Brendan Loughnane (155) vs. Mike Wilkinson (155)
Light Heavyweight Nick Penner (205) vs. Cody Donovan (204)

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani (Ray Sefo,Stephen Bonner,Ed Soares,Eddie Alvares,Carlos Condit and more)

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UFC Tonight 8-21-2012 Full Episode

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UFC 151 Canceled after Dan Henderson suffers injury


UFC president Dana White announced on Thursday that because Henderson, who was set to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 151 on Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, suffered a partially torn MCL, the event would be canceled.

Jones will instead fight former champion Lyoto Machida on Sept. 22 in Toronto.

“This is one of my all-time lows as a president,” said White. “For the first time, in 11 years we’re gonna cancel an event.”

During the teleconference, White said that when he found out about Henderson’s injury, former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen was offered the bout with Jones and accepted, but Jones refused to accept the fight. White also said that Machida was offered to take the spot on Sept. 1, but was in flight to Brazil and the couldn’t make the circumstances work. “I can accept why Machida didn’t take the fight,” White said.

With a weak undercard and no other viable main-event alternatives worth asking customers to spend $50 on, White pulled the plug on the event.

The UFC president clearly placed the blame for the fight cancellation on the champion.

“Chael Sonnen accepted the fight with Jon Jones last night,” White said. “At 8 or 9 last night the one thing I never thought would happen in a million years happen. Jon Jones said, I won’t fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice. That has never happened either.”

White said that the company has not yet figured out what will happen to the remainder of the fights scheduled for the card. Fans who purchased tickets for the event will be able to get refunds at the point of purchase.

While a planned March event in Montreal was canceled, this marks the first time a UFC event will be canceled with a full card announced. White acknowledged the company doesn’t know how much of a hit it will take for the cancellation.

“It’s major, major deal,” said White. “We lose [expletive] of money, money that’s already been spent. We’re eight days out. We’ve spent [expletive] of money on this fight. How long, how far it goes and how bad it hurts. I don’t know because it’s the first time we’ve done it.”

White held steadfast in his belief that the UFC is not running too many events, despite a summer filled with fights canceled due to injuries and now a major event cancelation.

“We’ve built this industry, we know what we’re doing,” he said. “There are going to be things coming up, like injuries, and guys who don’t want to fight anybody. It has nothing to do with business. .. nothing to do with too many cards and cards stretched too thin.”

White’s anger level didn’t subside as the teleconference went on, if anything, he got angrier. The majority of his wrath was vented at Jones’ coach, Greg Jackson, whom White said counseled Jones not to take the bout.

“The guys a [expletive] sport killer,” said White. Later, he added. “Greg Jackson should never be interviewed by anyone again, except a psychiatrist.”

Moments after the press conference ended, reaction started pouring in from around the MMA world. Henderson posted the following statement to his Facebook page:

“Sadly and unfortunately, I partially tore a ligament in my knee in training,” the post read. “As a result I’ve had to make one of the toughest decisions that I have ever had to make…for the first time in my career I am forced to pull out of a fight, my fight with Jon Jones at UFC 151. Luckily, surgery is not needed at this time and I will be completely devoted to rehabbing my knee as quickly as possible. I feel that I owe it to my fans and all the people supporting me to fight at my full potential in order to give myself a chance to win the UFC title. I appreciate the loyal support that I have felt from my fans. I want to thank all of my coaches and team of guys for the great support with my training camp. Most importantly, I appreciate their honesty when I needed them the most to make this very difficult decision. I also want to thank Dana and Lorenzo for being so understanding and supportive. I will continue to pursue the UFC belt with all of my heart!”


Jackson told Mauro Ranallo on The MMA Show, “I was asked if it was smart to take a fight on three days notice and I don’t think it’s smart to do that. Three days to fight a guy that caliber is not a smart thing to do. I’m not trying to ruin the sport or cancel an event. I don’t know about that stuff, but thought it wasn’t a wise course of action.”

Story courtesy of MMAFighting.com

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Chael Sonnes’s Coach “Scott McQuarry” appealing the UFC 148 Lose to Anderson Silva


The Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC) may have tied a ribbon on its  UFC 148 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night (July 7, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the fight between Anderson Silva Vs Chael Sonnen is far from over.

Sonnen, who was on the wrong end of a second round technical knockout (TKO) stoppage, planned to file an appeal against his loss to “The Spider” with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), claiming Silva’s crushing knee intended to strike the head of a downed opponent.

And part of it did, causing Chael to receive eight stitches in his mouth, according to longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter Jonathan Snowden, who today (July 9)  tweeted news of the appeal while rubbing elbows with the cast and crew of The MMA Hour Show with Mauro Ranallo.

In addition, Sonnen’s trainer, Scott McQuarry,told snowden his student deserves a rematch:

“We’re going to ask for a rematch. We deserve a rematch. If the only way Anderson Silva can win is by cheating, we need to keep a closer eye on Silva before and during a fight. And we need a rematch now. Legal knee or illegal knee, there’s enough doubt with all the fouls to warrant a rematch.”


The appeal, which was eventually  abandoned to pursue a rematch from the UFC brass, comes in stark contrast to Sonnen’s post-fight comments, who not only  admitted to joining his Brazilian nemesis in a clothing tug-of-war, but also  downplayed the intentions of the knee that signaled the beginning of the end to his championship rematch:

“Yeah, Anderson grabbed my trunks but I grabbed his right back. It goes both ways. We can’t sit and nit pick some of that stuff. It’s a two man sport. It’s kind of like moving the chains in football, it evens itself out. What goes around comes around. Anderson grabbed my shorts tonight, I’ll grab someone else’s shorts down the road.”

On the knee on the ground:

“You know, I don’t make those decisions and I hate those rules anyway. You know, I’m an old school guy before we had rounds and weight classes and all that stuff. We’re in a lot better spot now, I don’t propose we should go back to that but I don’t care about legal or illegal. I could see him, I could see it coming. That’s just the way it goes.”

Whether or not Team Sonnen can create enough of an uproar to get the UFC to consider a rematch remains to be seen.

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UFC Tonight 02-14-2012 with Chael Sonnen

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Ariel Helwani’s Interview with Anderson Silva on UFC Tonight

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UFC Tonight 02-07-2012

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UFC Middleweight Fighter Chael Sonnen talk’s with Mmaabsolute.com at today’s open Work out’s

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Chael Sonnen Vs Brian Stann

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