Here’s the fourth part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 94 event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The previous three video blogs are after the jump.
Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ever since Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva each ascended to the top of their respective divisions, many have been calling for a mega-fight between the two, possibly to solve the question regarding who really is the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Talks last year seemed to be premature while UFC officials were content to let both establish dominance at middleweight and welterweight, but now that standout contenders for both St. Pierre and Silva are starting to become few and far between, an eventual clash between the two is becoming more and more likely according to UFC President Dana White.
“I think anything is possible,” White said when asked about the possibility of the two fighting in the near future on Thursday’s pre-fight conference call for UFC 94. “Georges has gotta face Thiago [Alves] first, but yeah, anything is possible.”
B.J. Penn. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Reports earlier this week suggested that B.J. Penn was so upset with those producing the “UFC Countdown” shows covering his upcoming fight against Georges St. Pierre, that he banned cameramen from filming his training sessions and had decided to quit filming the show, putting it’s completion in doubt.
After all, the show’s first episode depicted Penn in a negative light of sorts, showing him preparing for a five-day vacation to visit his girlfriend and to heal his body while UFC President Dana White was lead to believe that Penn was slacking off just weeks before the biggest fight of his career.
While that may have been the case at one point, the reigning UFC lightweight champion seems to have put all of the drama past him. During a conference call with the media on Thursday, Penn said that he couldn’t fault White for the way he was portrayed on the program.
Here’s the third part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for tomorrow afternoon’s UFC 93 event, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. This edition is relatively short and only features a $10,000 bet between Dana and 1995 AL Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova. Still fun to watch though.
Here’s the third part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Here’s the third part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event. In this edition, White does some weightlifting at a gym in Ireland, checks out the O2 Arena where UFC 93 will be held, and talks with Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle, and Rich Franklin.
Here’s the second part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event. In this edition, White hosts more tapings of the upcoming ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, talks with Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson about their fight this weekend, and then challenges both to a round of Guitar Hero via iPhone.
Here’s the first part of UFC President Dana White’s video blog for this Saturday’s UFC 93 event. In this edition, White races a UFC staff member around the streets of England, tapes the first episode of the upcoming ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, and asks Michael Bisping which one of his potential opposing “TUF” coaches he would rather fight - Rich Franklin or Dan Henderson.
Quinton Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A fourth fight between longtime rivals Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva will likely not be taking place anytime soon after Jackson avenged two prior losses against Silva by knocking out the former PRIDE middleweight title holder in one of the featured bouts at Saturday night’s UFC 92 event in Las Vegas.
UFC President Dana White shed some light concerning future fights for the two veterans at the post-fight press conference for UFC 92. According to White, Jackson could end up being the challenger in Rashad Evans’ first light heavyweight title defense at some point next year.
Jackson however, seems to be more interested in a rematch with Forrest Griffin, who defeated Jackson via an unanimous, albeit somewhat controversial, decision following their stints as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show in July.
Anderson Silva. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Although Thales Leites himself has said that he has signed a contract to challenge Anderson Silva for his UFC middleweight title when the organization returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for UFC 97 on April 18, UFC President Dana White has been hesitant to confirm the rumored bout.
When asked if the Silva-Leites matchup would serve as the main event for UFC 97 at the post-fight press conference for UFC 92 early Sunday morning, White only stated that the fight would “probably” headline the show.
Leites told Tatame.com on December 23 that he had signed to fight Silva and was very much looking forward to the bout, citing that a fight against Silva would require a strategic training camp and game plan going into the bout.