The Daily Recap: Silva-Stann Not Signed, Kirby Sentenced in Lewis Murder & More


Brian Stann. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Despite the UFC officially announcing Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann for UFC 130 in May, sources have stated that Silva will not be healthy enough to compete at the event and that the bout was announced prematurely, as the fight was never actually signed. Stann will likely stay on the card against another opponent. [MMAFighting.com]

— Jeffrey David Kirby was sentenced to nine years in prison today for his role in a March 2009 car crash that killed Tapout co-founder Charles "Mask Lewis. Kirby was convicted of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence while intoxicated in December. [MMAJunkie.com]

— Plans to expand "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show to an international level are reportedly underway according to UFC President Dana White, who has apparently informed Daily Telegraph reporter Gareth Davies, that the Philippines will likely be the first country to serve as a base for an edition of "TUF". [Fighters Only Magazine]

— Former King of the Cage heavyweight champion and highly-regarded prospect Tony Johnson Jr. has reportedly inked a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships that would have him debut during the promotion's upcoming fourth season. [Sherdog.com]

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