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Dana White’s Interview about Rampage

In a recent interview Dana White tells Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck all about his relationship with Rampage Jackson.  At one point Dana goes as far to say, “If Rampage Jackson is unhappy here and hates working here or whatever the situation is then he should go somewhere where he’s happy.”  Dana White goes on to state that he thinks Rampage is handling the media poorly and being a roller coaster.  With all that being stated The UFC President admits that Rampage is an MMA icon and wherever Rampage goes he’ll be happy for him.  Check out the entire interview posted by HDNetFights:

Bantamweight Champ, Dominick Cruz, Tore his ACL and Must Withdrawal from UFC 148 Fight against Urijah Faber

That’s correct, Dominick Cruz has torn his ACL and can not compete against, opposing TUF 15 coach, Urijah Faber for the Bantamweight title, at UFC 148 on Jul 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dana White confirmed the injury, via Twitter, when he wrote, “It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info,”

This event was scheduled to be a co-main event at UFC 148 which is still headed by Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen.  Cruz and Faber are no strangers to each other in the octagon.  Faber and Cruz first met, in competition, at WEC 26 where Faber submitted Cruz by way of guillotine choke in the first round.  The two met again at UFC 133 where Cruz successfully defended his title by way of decision.

Many unanswered questions loom over the injury, which could likely take 9 months or more to recover from.  While we all wish Cruz a speedy recovery, what should happen to the Bantamweight title until his return?  It looks likely that another interim champ will take the stage.

UFC Press Conference for UFC 149

Check out the UFC 149 press conference held recently in Alberta Canada.  The press release covers many topics on the UFC and its Canadian affiliates.

The press conference comes after the announcement that UFC 149 will be held in Calgary, Alberta at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 21 7pm/10pm PTET where champion, and pound for pound contender, Jose ‘Junior’ Aldo (21-1-0) will face Erik ‘New Breed’ Koch (13-1-0).

Also announced to be on the card are Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (20-6-0) vs Thiago Silva (14-3-0, 1nc), Minotauro Nogueira (33-8-1, 1nc) vs Cheick Kongo (27-7-2), Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping (23-4-0) vs Tim ‘The Barbarian’ Boetsch (15-4-0), Court ‘The Crusher’ McGee (13-2-0) vs Nick ‘The Promise’ Ring (12-1-0), and more.  This promises to be a stacked card and July can’t come fast enough.

UFC on Fox 3 Diaz vs Miller: Results

UFC on FOx 3 is in the books and here are the winning fighters.  Winning fighters are in bold.

Main card (Fox 8 p.m. Eastern)

Nate Diaz (16-7) vs Jim Miller (21-4)

1st round – No glove touching as they go to the corners to await the start of the fight.  Miller comes out with a big leg kick that finds its mark and Diaz answers with some sharp hooks.  Miller continues to try to work the fight to the cage where he lands knees on the thighs of Diaz.  Diaz breaks out of the clinch and makes it back his range where the two exchange.  Diaz secures a front headlock on Miller and lands a nice knee for his troubles.  Miller escapes and Diaz begins to pour on the crisp punches and eventually drops Miller with a straight left.  Miller is down on his knees near the cage and Diaz is on top of him trying to take his back.  Miller intelligently defends and it’s almost Diaz who ends up giving his back.  The fighters begin to scramble as the round comes to a close.

Diaz 10-9

2nd round- Fighters are both active out of the corner.  Nate pins Miller against the cage for some dirty boxing.  Miller escapes and lands a shot of his own.  Fighters exchange on their feet for a while with neither man holding a clear advantage.  Diaz seems to loosen up a little and has apparently broken Millers nose as he is breathing with his mouth wide open.  Diaz begins taunting Miller with his hands down and begins landing his shots seemingly at will.  Miller closes the gap and attempts to shoot on Diaz when Diaz secures a guillotine choke.  Miller scrambles but Diaz stays with him finally has the choke locked in and Miller is forced to tap at 4:09 of round 2.

Johny Hendricks (13-1) won by split decision against Josh ‘Kos’ Koshcheck (17-6)

Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (18-6) secured a first round TKO against Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares (14-4)

Pat ‘HD’ Barry (7-6) got TKO’d before making it out of the first round against Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson (18-5)

Prelims (Fuel tv)

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson (13-3) lost a unanimous decision to Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (11-6)

John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (13-5) got the unanimous decision over Tim Elliot (8-3)

John ‘The Hitman’ Hathaway (16-1) walked away with a  decision win over Pascal Krauss (10-1)

Luis ‘Goodnight’ Gaudinot (5-2) submitted John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (19-5) by way of guillotine at 4:54 of the second round.

Danny ‘Last Call’ Castillo (14-4) won the unanimous decision over John Cholish (8-2)

Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez (8-3) won the decision, unanimously, against Pablo ‘The Scarecrow’ Garza (11-3)

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Roland ‘Stunning’ Delorme (8-1) tapped Nick ‘The Ninja of Love’ Denis (11-3) with a rear-naked choke with only 1 second left to go in the first round.

Mike Massenzio (13-7) has a rear-naked choke thrown on him in the second round and taps to the winner, Karlos ‘The Terminator’ Vemola (9-2)

UFC on Fox 3: Weigh In Video

The fighters get set for tomorrows big event on Fox this Saturday 5/5/2012 at 8PM/5PM ET/PT and catch the prelims on Fuel TV at 5PM/2PM ET/PT and on Live on Facebook at 4PM/1PM ET/PT

Main card (Fox 8 p.m. Eastern)

Nate Diaz (15-7) vs Jim Miller (21-3)

Johny Hendricks (12-1) vs Josh ‘Kos’ Koshcheck (17-5)

Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (17-6) vs Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares (14-3)

Pat ‘HD’ Barry (7-4) vs Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson (16-5)

Prelims (Fuel tv)

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson (13-2) vs Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (10-6)

John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (12-5) vs Tim Elliot (8-2)

John ‘The Hitman’ Hathaway (15-1) vs Pascal Krauss (10-0)

Luis ‘Goodnight’ Gaudinot (5-2) vs John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (19-5)

Danny ‘Last Call’ Castillo (13-4) vs John Cholish (8-1)

Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez (7-3) vs Pablo ‘The Scarecrow’ Garza (11-2)

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Roland ‘Stunning’ Delorme (7-1) vs Nick ‘The Ninja of Love’ Denis (11-2)

Mike Massenzio (13-6) vs Karlos ‘The Terminator’ Vemola (8-2)

UFC on Fox 3 Match Ups

Be sure to tune in Saturday May 5 to Fox in order to watch a very exciting night of fights scheduled to air live from East Rutherford, New Jersey on Fox.

Main card (Fox 8 p.m. Eastern)

Nate Diaz (15-7) vs Jim Miller (21-3)

Johny Hendricks (12-1) vs Josh ‘Kos’ Koshcheck (17-5)

Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (17-6) vs Rousimar ‘Toquinho’ Palhares (14-3)

Pat ‘HD’ Barry (7-4) vs Lavar ‘Big’ Johnson (16-5)

Prelims (Fuel tv)

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson (13-2) vs Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (10-6)

John ‘The Magician’ Dodson (12-5) vs Tim Elliot (8-2)

John ‘The Hitman’ Hathaway (15-1) vs Pascal Krauss (10-0)

Luis ‘Goodnight’ Gaudinot (5-2) vs John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (19-5)

Danny ‘Last Call’ Castillo (13-4) vs John Cholish (8-1)

Dennis ‘The Menace’ Bermudez (7-3) vs Pablo ‘The Scarecrow’ Garza (11-2)

Not yet confirmed but rumored to be on the card:

Roland ‘Stunning’ Delorme (7-1) vs Nick ‘The Ninja of Love’ Denis (11-2)

Mike Massenzio (13-6) vs Karlos ‘The Terminator’ Vemola (8-2)

Wyoming Creates First Ever MMA Exclusive Commission

That’s right, Wyoming is securing itself as prime real estate for future MMA events by creating a commission, that does not rely on pre-existing athletic or boxing commissions.  This is very big news as there are now just five states left that are not regulating MMA.  MMA was not illegal in the state of Wyoming, but there was no way to regulate the sport, until now.  When MMA events take place in a state with no regulation, the fighters that take part in the show will not have their win loss records updated due to the outcome of the event, as it is considered non sanctioned.  Right now Alaska, Montana, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York are the only states left that do not have any commission in place for MMA.

Wyoming State Rep. Bryan Pederson, introduced the bill earlier this year and it was approved unanimously in Congress.   Gov. Matt Mead signed House Bill 87 into law just last week, and he will appoint three members to the commission once the it takes effect on July 1, 2012.  The board is to be funded by a 5% tax on gross revenues earned at the gate, which some believe could upset the potential of the sport in Wyoming.  However, Marc Ratner, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, stated that Wyoming would be a likely candidate for a Fight Night venue once the commission was in place.

That’s one more state down and five more to go.  Hopefully Wyoming will set an example that will open the eyes of the remaining states to see that not only is there a call for the sport in their relative states, but there can also be quite a financial boost to their economies if leveraged correctly.

UFC on Fuel TV Fight Card

The fight card is set for the next UFC on Fuel TV, scheduled to air live on Fuel TV on Saturday April 14,2012 at 12pm/3pm PT/ET from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.  Scheduled to fight on the card will be:

Main Event:

Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustaffson (13-1-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-2-0, 1nc) in a light heavyweight fight

Brian ‘All American’ Stann (11-4-0) vs. Alessio ‘Legionarius’ Sakara

Paulo Thiago (14-3-0) vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Dennis Silver (19-8-0) vs. Diego ‘The Gun’ Nunez (17-2-0)

Damarques ‘Darkness’ Johnson (18-9-0) vs. John Maguire (17-3-0)

Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett (21-5-0) vs. Damacio ‘The Angel of Death’ Page (12-6-0)

Papy ‘Makambo’ Abedi (8-1-0) vs. James Head (7-2-0)

Cyrille ‘The Snake’ Diabate (18-8-3) vs. Jorgen Kruth

Francis ‘Limitless’ Carmont (17-7-0) vs. Magnus Cedenblad

Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef

Jason ‘Shotgun’ Young (8-5-0) vs. Eric ‘Little Lee’ Wisely (19-7-0)