In the sports world at large, the first event cancellation in the modern era of the Ultimate Fighting Championship was a curiosity: A one-day headline on the home page of major websites and the subject of a quick mention on national sports broadcasts.
"This is one of those selfish, disgusting decisions that doesn't just affect you," Dana White spat out Thursday afternoon. "You just affected 16 other people's lives."
Aug. 15, 2009. San Jose, Calif. The biggest fight in the brief history of women's mixed martial arts goes down in front of a crowd of nearly 14,000 at the HP Pavilion, as Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos squares off with MMA's reigning prom queen, Gina Carano.
It was late Monday morning when I decided to get a head start on the week by jotting down some ideas for a preview of this weekend's UFC on Fox event. Scanning the fight card, it occurred to me that quite a few of the bouts feature guys in the midst of stabilizing their careers after setbacks. Lyoto Machida. Phil Davis. Joe Lauzon. Mike Swick.
Mixed martial arts is a dangerous game. You punch and you kick, you twist limbs and you choke off airways. And that's just what you do in training camp while preparing for an actual fight.
If you didn't know better, you'd have thought UFC president Dana White was talking about an act of God, some unavoidable misfortune that finds its way across the universe and zaps you right in the teeth. A tree falling on your house in the middle of the night. A meteor rocketing through the roof of your Camry as you zip along the highway. Nothing you can do.
Dana White doesn't quit. It had been a long day, with preparations for UFC 146 winding down all of last Friday and then, in the late Las Vegas afternoon, the weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena getting the show started. But that wasn't the end of a day's work for the UFC president. His presence also was required in the evening for the final regular episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Live, with two live fights set to determine who'll get to compete for a UFC contract after putting in time on the FX reality show.
They put on eye-opening performances over the weekend that impressed millions of viewers on national television. So what will Nate Diaz and Johny Hendricks do to build on the momentum they created?
Imagine if the NBA and NHL determined matchups for those playoff series you're now watching simply by assessing which teams are most exciting to watch or which ones ended the regular season on a hot streak. Goodbye, any hockey team that owes its success to a neutral zone trap. Welcome to the top seed, any basketball team that wins with fast-break offense rather than clamp-down defense.
May 26 was supposed to be a big night in mixed martial arts. A huge, hefty, ample, gigantic, colossal night.
Ultimate Fighting Championship, meet the real world.
There was Dana White, standing cageside being interviewed, talking brightly about the future of Strikeforce. And the presence of the UFC president at one of these events, even 10 months after the fight promotions became family, had an odd vibe to it. Perhaps that's because ever since the UFC's parent company took over, the No. 2 mixed martial arts organization has been disappearing before our eyes. So White was talking about a mirage.
LAS VEGAS -- UFC president Dana White doesn't usually bother to comment on the typical pre-fight bluster that comes falling out of fighters' mouths in interviews and press conferences before the big night, but even he couldn't resist taking the bait this time.
1. Big-stage backlash. Now that the UFC is on network TV, with so many more viewers able to see the fights, it's inevitable that the wrong eyes will catch a glimpse. A curious football fan or let's-see-what's-on channel surfer will click over to Fox at the precise moment when a fighter suffers a broken limb, like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria did at UFC 140, or when one drops to the mat lifelessly after being choked unconscious, as Lyoto Machida did that same night. Or maybe the cringe-worthy moment will be a bloodbath like the first Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fight, a bout legendary for MMA diehards but probably too brutal for the uninitiated to bear.
It was an important enough occasion for Dana White to travel all the way to the fight capital of the world. What's the big deal, you say, since the UFC president already lives in Las Vegas? Well, Dana wasn't referring to Sin City on Wednesday when he sang the praises of the locale hosting his UFC 140 news conference. He came to tout Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida, but first he had to tout Toronto.
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Every female fighter on the Strikeforce roster knows it: the clock is ticking on big-time women's MMA.
Let me see if I have this straight.
You wouldn't think there'd be a lot of overlap between cage fighting fans and patrons of Pinkberry, the international low-fat frozen yogurt chain. Especially not a Pinkberry in Midtown Manhattan, late on a weeknight. But there they were, hundreds of members of UFC Nation, squeezed into the shop, a crowd so large it required intervention from the New York City Police Department.
Big guys bring big excitement. That's not to say a heavyweight bout is necessarily more entertaining than one in a lighter-weight division. In fact, the opposite is more often the case -- the smaller fighters tend to be the fitter fighters, the quicker and more mobile fighters, the more skilled fighters with a more versatile array of those skills.
Ramsey Nijem and Tony Ferguson will be in Las Vegas on Saturday night, competing for the fighter contract the UFC awards to the winner of its reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter. They're the last two survivors in the season-long game of musical chairs.
These mixed martial artists sure don't move around like they used to.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Matt "The Hammer" Hamill is not a bad fight. Jackson is a former UFC light heavyweight champion, a brawny aggressor who twice has earned a Fight of the Night bonus and two other times has pocketed the many thousand extra dollars company president Dana White awards for Knockout of the Night. Hamill also is a forward-moving strongman with a UFC Fight of the Night and a Knockout of the Night on his résumé. It will not be a boring bout.
The folks at the Bellator Fighting Championships don't want to hear it. Hector Lombard definitely doesn't. But even though the promotion's middleweight champion fought Saturday night and scored a vicious one-punch knockout in front of the second-largest viewership in MTV2 history, mixed martial arts has been on spring break for the last couple of weeks, pretty much, and will remain in a holding pattern for another week or so, before picking up steam with UFC 130 on Memorial Day weekend.
Shane Carwin was working out Thursday afternoon at his training camp in Colorado when his cellphone rang. He ignored it, keeping his focus on preparations for his June 11 bout at UFC 131. The phone rang again. And again. "My phone was blowing up," Carwin later wrote on his blog, "so I looked over and saw some missed calls from Dana and Joe Silva."
The steak is still there, but the sizzle is all gone.
Two things -- Georges St-Pierre's eye and his opponent Jake Shields' pesky toughness -- kept UFC 129 from an explosive finish on a night that, until the main event, was one of the more memorable in the sport's recent history.
Randy Couture might think his fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 is his last, but Dana White isn't buying it. At Wednesday's news conference in Toronto, the UFC president made it very clear that when it comes to the 47-year-old Couture's emotional farewells from the sport, he's seen and heard it all too many times to take it seriously now.
Did you happen to hear Gilbert Melendez in the aftermath of last Saturday night's explosive defense of his Strikeforce lightweight championship? Asked what's next for him, he didn't hesitate.
The enduring image from Saturday night's Strikeforce event was not of Nick Diaz or Gilbert Melendez rocking the house in San Diego with the stuff of a champion, or even of a bloodied, battered yet rejuvenated Keith Jardine. Even more memorable -- and surreal -- was the sight of UFC president Dana White sitting cageside in a Strikeforce T-shirt. This was the second-fiddle mixed martial arts promotion's first major event since being purchased by the top-dog UFC's parent company. And the historic evening made clear that it's now a whole new ballgame for the organization White not long ago was referring to as "Strikefarce."
There are a dozen wrongs you can cite about Strikeforce and the way it's done business as the Avis to the UFC's Hertz over the past two years. But there is no question that it delivers, more often than not, a thoroughly compelling product.
It's a good week in fighting, with a pair of terrific Strikeforce title fights coming this weekend and more on the dock. Per my inbox, though, fight fans are a bit less concerned about given Strikeforce fights than about the future of the organization itself. That and more here, as you ask and I answer.
A month ago, the Bellator Fighting Championships was pretty much flying under the radar, a third-class destination on the landscape of American mixed martial arts. But with the parent company of the sport's foremost organization, the UFC, purchasing No. 2 Strikeforce, you might say those two outfits are now Nos. 1 and 1A, and you can take away the "A" if Dana White's much-emphasized "business as usual" post-sale approach gradually gives way to a consolidation of all Zuffa-owned talent. So that means Bellator has essentially moved up to the No. 2 position, right?
This time, UFC president Dana White would have us believe, he's serious. This time when he says that the winner of Jon Fitch's next fight with B.J. Penn at UFC 127 will receive a title shot, he really means it.
Dana White has always nurtured the vigorous growth of the UFC as if he were the manager of a rising rock band loath to rush the act from nightclubs to theaters to arenas to stadiums for fear of muddying its hit sound.
The Heavyweight Grand Prix is lying flat on the mat, stunned and fully mounted, punches raining down, the referee keeping a close eye on things, ready to jump in if need be. Now it's time to see if Strikeforce's ambitious tournament has some fight left.
Dana White can't call Evan Dunham undefeated anymore.
He's not a main event fighter, never has been, at least not in the big show. He's not even part of Saturday night's co-main event -- you know, the other fight the UFC has chosen to trumpet on its poster for Fight for the Troops 2. That distinction goes to the big boys, Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague, probably because heavyweight bouts always make us sit up straighter in our seats.
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is rarely rested, careless by nature and often in range of people with questions and notebooks. So he says a lot, and a great deal of what he says makes no sense.
Every few weeks Dana White spends an evening cageside watching a couple dozen fighters show him their courage and toughness. This Saturday night the UFC president will be sitting among fighters he considers the toughest and most courageous of all -- some 6,000 of them -- when Fight for the Troops 2 takes place in front of a crowd of military men and women at Fort Hood outside the small central Texas city of Killeen.
That backward-leaning, chest-pressed-forward mad dash around the cage, arms in full wingspan, eyes wildly open and facial muscles still twitching from an explosion of ecstatic zeal, will never be forgotten. Not many UFC fighters could celebrate a win like Chuck Liddell. Not many could fight like him, either.
Chael Sonnen is smarter than you. It doesn't matter if you're a Nobel laureate, the brightest light in Mensa or even Yogi Bear. The self-satisfied UFC middleweight is smarter than the average bear, too, and he's certain he is brainier than you as well. That is what gets the man in trouble.
This is the time of year when lots of folks are wrapping and unwrapping presents, so here are some suggested recipients in the mixed martial arts world whose gifts would keep on giving, all through 2011:
1. UFC sells 10 percent share to Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment. Despite several offers to go public or take on additional investors, the Ultimate Fighting Championship remained a private outfit since Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta purchased it in 2001. Amid explosive growth in the decade's second half, UFC president Dana White repeatedly said the promotion's parent company, Zuffa LLC, would never dilute its ownership. But in January, that's exactly what it did when it sold a 10 percent stake in the UFC to the Abu Dhabi-owned entertainment company Flash Entertainment. Fertitta said the sale would benefit the UFC's strategic goals in the Middle East and other developing countries while keeping intact its management structure. One month later, the promotion announced its entry into the Middle Eastern market with UFC 112, held an arena to be constructed specifically for the event. The first event would later prove challenging -- to put it charitably.
Five observations from UFC 122, where Yushin Okami beat Nate Marquardt to become the No. 1 contender in the middleweight division:
UFC president Dana White is fond of saying nationalism doesn't apply in mixed martial arts. He doesn't express it quite like that, but essentially his thinking suggests if a good fight is within view, humans will watch regardless of the neighborhood they're from. Two Brazilians can meet in Montreal and MMA fans will care just as if their very own Canadiens were going after it. And in most cases, this has proven to be true. During Pride's heyday, the majority of the Japanese company's most beloved fighters, the guys who really drew at the gate and created an aura around events, were not native. Yet local fans showed up in droves for the fight and spectacle.
UFC president Dana White probably doesn't spend much time wishing it were still 2004. Back then his company was millions in the hole and desperate for a TV deal. These days, Zuffa sits atop a pile of money and has a pair of cable channels at its beck and call.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, in hopes that it might shift the culture of competitive mixed martial arts away from a widely adopted philosophy that rationalizes the use of illegal drugs to enhance performance -- i.e. everyone does it, people will always cheat when opportunity or money is on the line -- should immediately and forcefully declare it no longer wants to be in the business of promoting steroid users.
They came from the cities and they came from the smaller towns. An odd collection of kickboxers, sumo wrestlers, grapplers, jiu-jitsu masters, karate kids and garden-variety badasses descended on Denver in 1993 for the first UFC card. It wasn't known as UFC 1. There was no series, no ambition that more cards would follow. It was supposed to be a one-time event, a made-for-TV charade, meant to determine which fighting style was superior. For all the times fight fans wondered whether Bruce Lee could beat up Mike Tyson, this was supposed to provide the answer.
It's late May on the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Mott Gym is packed. This is a welcome sight for Lennis Cowell and John Azevedo, who fondly remember the halcyon days when wrestling drew more than 2,000 fans -- four times today's average -- to dual meets against Cal State Bakersfield, the California coast school's rival.
When current WEC matchmaker Sean Shelby and I established the now-buried MMA Media Top 10 in 2001, it became a goal of mine to see mixed martial artists ranked in a real way. Yes, there were periods when I soured on the idea -- e.g. confusion among weight classes in different regions of the world and the likelihood that top fighters in competing promotions would never fight -- but for the most part I hung in there, convinced the exercise was worthwhile because it put fighters' accomplishments into context, assigned them value on the open market, and held promoters accountable when it came to matching title fights.
I totally agree with you that Rampage seems to have regressed as of late. It could be because of the allure of Hollywood, but I tend to think that it has a lot to do with his training with Wolfslair. Bisping is a nice middleweight, but other than him, who have they produced? I think he has subjected himself to inferior training and it is showing in his fights. He is not the same since he got rid of Juanito Ibarra. I think you should get Juanito's thoughts on this for an article or even a podcast. -- Dave, Bridgewater, N.J.
If you feel at all uneasy about the racially-tinged exchanges between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans, you're not UFC president Dana White.
Let me start by saying something my friends and family already know: I'm generally awful at being sentimental. But in trying to sort through a decade of covering mixed martial arts -- April 2010 marks my 10-year anniversary reporting on this rags-to-riches tale -- it occurred to me, if there was ever a period worth getting reflective about, it's this one.
Urijah Faber, not so much the kid he once was, has always desired comparisons to the similarly sized Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Calling someone a lightweight in their field isn't necessarily a compliment. But in Frankie Edgar's world, one could scarcely come up with a more appropriate description -- well, besides champion, which works perfectly well now, too.
Well, we won't have a hard time remembering the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first effort in Abu Dhabi. In the shadows of all things red, fast and Italian, Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta came to the Arabian Peninsula touting two high-performance machines of their own.
Roy Nelson got off to a bit of a rocky start with his current boss. Maybe that's understating it a little, since UFC president Dana White has publicly referred to him as a "moron" and an "idiot," while also making an issue of how unimpressed he was with Nelson's performance on The Ultimate Fighter.
Not quite two weeks into the new year, Zuffa LLC, the driving force behind the UFC and WEC, has already promoted three cards and announced a 10 percent sale of its business to a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government.
FIGHTER OF THE DECADE: Fedor Emelianenko Emelianenko isn't the only fighter to ply his trade exclusively during the first decade of the 2000s, but he is the best. Competing in a wholly unforgiving sport, the 33-year-old Russian boasts -- not that he would -- an unparalleled resume featuring 31 victories in 33 fights. The other two? A dismissed loss in 2000 (that he violently avenged) and a no-contest against the second best heavyweight in MMA history, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who Emelianenko has beaten twice.
1. UFC 100 heralds new era (July 11, 2009)
Dan Henderson's days with the UFC are over. For now, anyway. On Monday, the heavyweight signed a four-fight deal with rival organization Strikeforce, sparking a heated response from UFC president Dana White and continued speculation on the terms of his contract.
If you were willing to commit yourself to it, Saturday evening turned Sunday morning and live mixed martial arts engulfed your time like an inappropriate Michael Schiavello analogy.
Randy Couture said it simply enough after dropping a competitive decision to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: The Brazilian great is who the former two-division UFC champion thought he was.
With a little more than a week remaining in what has been a wild month in mixed martial arts -- both in and out of the cage -- SI.com readers aren't short on opinions or questions. From the heavyweight legends and 185-pound contenders on the UFC's upcoming card in Portland, Ore., to the thought of Anderson Silva moving up two weight divisions has readers curious, perplexed and somewhat annoyed. After Cris "Cyborg" Santos demolished Gina Carano at Strikeforce, several SI.com loyalists were left wondering whether the new champ deserved to be ranked among the 10 best fighters in the world, regardless of weight -- and gender.
You can see it out the window of the rickety SEPTA car, as you rumble down the R7 line past Joe Frazier's gym and through the hardscrabble neighborhoods of North Philly, where alternating blocks of pristine brownstones and bombed-out vacants make the brick-and-mortar landscape.
With or without Fedor Emelianenko, the UFC plans to continue pushing forward, making money and breaking barriers.
LAS VEGAS -- If UFC president Dana White were in the business of creating characters instead of fighters, storylines instead of matches and superheroes instead of champions, he still couldn't have dreamt up a villain as perfect as Brock Lesnar.
Not everything related to UFC 100 is about big fights. Big business is also brewing under the surface, which, when it comes to mixed martial arts' most visible promoter, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
SI.com MMA writer Josh Gross will once again provide his unique insight and analysis for UFC 99: The Comeback main event, featuring Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin from Laxness Arena in Cologne, Germany.
It's a tough time to be a legend of MMA. The hungry crop of next-generation fighters is always nipping at your heels, the threat of a Dana White-imposed retirement might be only one or two losses away, and all while the money is just starting to get good. Wanderlei Silva -- a legend who was doing this back when bare fists were the order of the day -- summed up the difficulties perfectly when I spoke to him about what might be at stake in his clash with Rich Franklin at UFC 99 in Germany this weekend.
Whenever UFC president Dana White is asked to pinpoint the moment the UFC and sport of mixed martial arts went mainstream he doesn't even pause before answering.
As Lyoto Machida walked through the corridors of the MGM Grand Garden Arena back to the locker room after knocking out previously undefeated Rashad Evans in the second round of their main-event fight Saturday, tears welled up in his eyes as he looked down at the new UFC light heavyweight championship belt wrapped around his waist.
MONTREAL -- UFC President Dana White knew this would be Chuck Liddell's last fight before it ever began. He knew the moment that Liddell stepped into the Octagon at the Bell Centre to fight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua that it would be the last time he would ever see "The Iceman," who helped build the UFC into the giant it is today, hit the mat with his signature Mohawk and tattooed scalp.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's left hook was once again his most formidable weapon at UFC 96 on Saturday night, and though it put Keith Jardine on the mat throughout the night, it couldn't keep him there. A game Jardine battled the former champ for three hard rounds but couldn't find the answer to Jackson's impressively technical striking attack, en route to a unanimous decision loss.
So long as Quinton Jackson is healthy following his three-round scrap with Keith Jardine at UFC 96 on Saturday, the former light heavyweight champion will return to the cage in May for his third fight in five months.
Pure talent and athleticism may have been enough for B.J. Penn to stay competitive against UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre for one round, but once St. Pierre turned up the heat "The Prodigy" melted in the Octagon. Takedowns and an unrelenting, suffocating attack on the mat proved too much for the UFC lightweight champ, who was simply overpowered and outworked by St. Pierre on Saturday night at UFC 94.
LAS VEGAS -- It was billed as one of the deepest and most anticipated fight cards that the UFC had staged in its 15-year history. With two title fights, a third grudge match amongst MMA legends and a bevy of up-and-coming stars littered throughout the under card, Saturday's UFC 92 pay-per-view not only showed the depth of the company's talent pool but highlighted the impact that The Ultimate Fighter reality television show has had on the sports' growth since TUF premiered four years ago next month.
Rich Franklin used to spend his days teaching math to high school students. Today, he spends his evenings in an octagon-shaped cage grounding and pounding fighters into submission in front of thousands of screaming fans.
Dana White loves to say that running a major mixed martial arts organization isn't as easy it looks -- that's the typical self-congratulatory rhetoric we've become accustomed to from the outspoken UFC president. But White surely is the king of easy in comparison to the Elite XC, a recently tumbling promotion that has become the prodigy of making it look hard -- really hard.
As season seven of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a close, SI.com got a chance to speak with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White about all things T.U.F., the UFC's laundry list of future endeavors, and even boxing's demise and today's sports heroes and losers. Not surprisingly, the man was rather candid.
After speaking with the legislative director to New York State Assemblyman and Chairman of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Sports Development, Steve Englebright, on Thursday, SI.com has learned the legislation to sanction mixed martial arts in the state has not been defeated, but will be revisited and up for a re-vote June 18 at 9:30 a.m.
With or without Tito Ortiz, the light-heavyweight division will remain The Ultimate Fighting Championship's marquee class. Though stars have emerged in each of the organization's five active weight categories, none have delivered bigger fights -- at the gate or on pay-per-view -- than the light heavies.
There's no getting around it: Wanderlei Silva needs a victory at UFC 84.
Spread over a full season, pressures associated with a contract year can be managed. But what about when everything an athlete has worked for boils down to one 15-minute stretch?
As the Ultimate Fighting Championship looks to expand globally, President Dana White's first target is England. White is in England this week to preside over UFC 80, being held in Newcastle on Saturday.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship opens 2008 with its first pay-per-view card of the year coming just three weeks after UFC 79. The promotion takes its show to Newcastle, England, after the UFC held two events in the country last year. UFC 80 begins a very busy stretch for the UFC -- one that includes a UFC Fight Night the Wednesday after UFC 80 and UFC 81 just two weeks later.
Last year featured a number of intriguing storylines in American MMA. The UFC established itself as the number one MMA brand in this country, if not most of the world, while PRIDE was dismantled. Steroids became a major topic as high-profile fighters failed drug tests. And, for the first time in this country, a MMA fighter succumbed to injuries suffered at a sanctioned event. So, what are some potential storylines in 2008? Here are five things to look for as we begin the new year.
UFC ends what can only be described as an eventful year with what may go down as one of the top cards of 2007. The promotion returns to Vegas and fans expect pre-New Years Eve fireworks at Saturday's UFC 79, which features an interim title bout, a dream fight, the introduction of "The African Assassin", and a couple of other intriguing matchups.
The blood sport has soared in popularity. But now it's involved in an all-out battle with one of its biggest stars
Fight fans have already weighed in on UFC 76, an event that saw Forrest Griffin ruin Mauricio Rua's UFC debut, and Keith Jardine hand Chuck Liddell a second straight loss for the first time in his career. I caught up with UFC president Dana White to find out what he had to say about submissions, scoring and the state of the Iceman.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tito Ortiz walked into the Octagon against Rashad Evans knowing it would be a do-or-die fight at this stage of his career. When it was over, he simply ended up surviving.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The billboards outside of the Arco Arena are advertising the much-hyped fight between Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans on Saturday night but the most intriguing rivalry in the sport today might be between Ortiz and Dana White, the president of the UFC.
For many years, there were two preeminent organizations in the world of mixed martial arts: The US-based Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Japan-based Pride Fighting Championships. That is no longer the case. Following a scandal over mob connections, Pride lost its lucrative Japanese television deal with Fuji TV in 2006. That put the promotion in financial peril, and earlier this year the UFC purchased Pride. With this development, many of Pride's elite fighters have dispersed to other organizations.
Saturday night was all right for fighting. But the pageantry for the 69th card in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's tough-and-rumble existence began much earlier that week. Long before the fighters unhinged the latch of the steel Octagon on April 7 and fought on a card titled UFC 69: Shootout, thousands of fans had converged on Houston, tribalists on a pilgrimage. The prefight weigh-ins drew massive crowds. The line for the fighters' autograph show wreathed the girth of the Toyota Center, the venue for UFC 69. The downtown bars and restaurants were overrun by fight fans.
LAS VEGAS -- Like it or not the Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially gone "mainstream." It's gracing magazine covers, popping up on television shows and putting a stranglehold on conversations among hipsters who know more about the inner workings of The Octagon than The Pentagon.
Paris Hilton is looking for her bunnies. It's really not as crazy at it sounds. Saturday night just turned into Easter Sunday morning and she's walking around her Tuscan-style home in the Hollywood Hills looking for her furry friends. "Where are they?" she asks her sister, Nicky, whose lounging by the pool and talking to their friend Brandon Davis. "They're not in the cage."
This would be a particularly awesome time for the Fertitta brothers to finally disagree. That's because the dispute resolution clause in their ownership contract of the Ultimate Fighting Championsh...
This would be a particularly awesome time for the Fertitta brothers to finally disagree. That's because the dispute resolution clause in their ownership contract of the Ultimate Fighting Championship states that "in order to resolve a Deadlock among the LLC Members, Frank and Lorenzo shall engage in a Sport Jiu-Jitsu match under the rules as set forth herein."
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