News and Notes
- Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Tito Ortiz turned down an offer to fight Forrest Griffin in a rematch of their controversial split decision bout in 2006 at UFC 72.
UFC president Dana White said he had tried to match Griffin with former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, but said Ortiz declined.
“Tito didn’t want to come over here, the big sissy,” White said.
Griffin, who lost a controversial split decision to Ortiz last year, said he would welcome a rematch with Ortiz.
“Most definitely, it’s a fight I wouldn’t say no to,” Griffin said.
- The official fight card for the Pancrase 13th Annual Neo-Blood Tournament Finals currently scheduled for July 27th at the Korakuen Town Hall Arena in Tokyo, Japan has been released by the promotion:
Daizo Ishige vs Katsuya Inoue - Welterweight King of Pancrase Title
Rikuhei Fujii vs Tomoyoshi Iwamiya - Middleweight Final
Nao ‘Yoshirock’ Yoshida vs Satoru Takadaya - Welterweight Final
Yuichi Ikari vs Koichiro Matsumoto - Lightweight Final
Yuichi Miyagi vs Koji Yoshimoto - Featherweight Final
Jose Aldo vs Shoji
Miki Shida vs Jong Jin Sok
- Bodog Fight: Paradise Lost premieres next Tuesday, June 26th at 11 PM EST. The season will feature fights involving Daniel Puder and Chael Sonnen among others..
Video of the Day
At its spectacular pay-per-view event on Saturday, BodogFight recognized Chael Sonnen as the viewer’s choice for favorite fighter. In a strictly fan-based voting contest, Sonnen beat out all other fighters who competed in the first season of the newest mixed martial arts (MMA) program created by billionaire Bodog.com Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre. For receiving nearly four times the number of votes than his nearest competitor, Sonnen will take home the $50,000 cash prize as the fan’s favorite fighter.