Chris Lytle. Photo by Michelle Pemberton.
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— Following his loss to Brian Ebersole at UFC 127 this past weekend, longtime veteran Chris Lytle is reportedly considering retirement . The Indiana native also apparently underwent surgery during his training camp to prepare for Ebersole and original opponent Carlos Condit and had his meniscus removed from his right leg, leaving him obviously less than 100% for the bout. [MMAFighting.com]
— The 14 member cast of "The Ultimate Fighter 13" reality show was announced today by Spike TV officials. The lineup includes Shamar Bailey, Charlie Radar, Myles Jury, Len Bentley, Michael Bowman, Nordin Asrih, Chris Cope, Zach Davis, Tony Ferguson, Javier Torres, Ryan McGillivray, Ramsey Nijem, Clay Harvison and Keon Caldwell. [Spike.com]
— The UFC announced today that "UFC on Versus 3" on March 3 would be the first-ever event broadcast in 3D by the promotion. The broadcast will reportedly feature a separate 3D production crew and equipment and will also use a separate announce team featuring former WEC commentator Todd Harris and former two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian. [UFC.com]
— Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons will reportedly return to 155 lbs and expects to compete at Strikeforce's upcoming April 9 event, which is rumored to feature a Strikeforce lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez and Japanese standout Tatsuya Kawajiri as well as Nick Diaz defending his Strikeforce welterweight belt against Paul Daley instead of the remaining quarterfinals of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament. [MMA Weekly]
— UFC veteran Marcus Davis has signed with the Canadian-based Maximum Fighting Championship and will make his promotional debut on April 8 at MFC 29 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada against Kajan Johnson. Davis was released from the UFC following consecutive defeats to Nate Diaz and Jeremy Stephens. [MFC]
— UFC President Dana White has stated that Michael Bisping will be reprimanded for his actions following his second-round TKO of Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 on Saturday. Bisping struck Rivera with an illegal knee and flipped off and spat at Rivera's cornermen during and after the bout. White said that he was unsure if the punishment would include a fine or suspension. [MMAFighting.com]