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Dana White Responds to ESPN and UFC Releases Full Uncut Interview


Following the ESPN Outside the Lines report on fighter’s pay in the UFC Dana White has issued his response along with the full and uncut interview with ESPN and ZUFFA CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Last week when the OTL episode aired White has been all fired up about the “hack job” ESPN did with the 45 minute interview.

Jon Jones Featured in ESPN The Magazine’s 2011 Body Issue


The third edition of “The Body Issue” by ESPN the Magazine will feature the current  UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in nothing but his birthday suit. Jones is not the first Mixed Martial Arts star to appear in “The Body Issue”, he’s actually the fifth, but the champ is the first from the UFC. 

Check out the ESPN commercial with Georges St-Pierre

UFC superstar Georges St.-Pierre has followed in the footsteps of Derek Jeter, Floyd Mayweather and Larry Fitzgerald to star in a ESPN commercial. The commercial has been running for a few weeks now and features GSP working in a cubicle surrounded by a cage. ESPN’s John Anderson asks for a sticky note from GSP, but he declines to take it when asked to enter the cage.

Picture of the day: Actual Rear “Naked” Choke

In the newest issue of ESPN the magazine titled “The Body” Strikeforce stars and married couple Evangelista Santos and Cristiane Santos appear fully naked. Evangelista is being submitted by Cristiane in a rear naked choke, while actually being naked.

Can Demian Maia get back into the title mix?

Demian Maia (12-2) has fought some tough battles to get him where he is today. Maia’s last fight didn’t go the way he had hoped for at UFC 112. The fight took place in Abu Dhabi where Maia faced Anderson Silva (26-4) in the main event of the night for his shot at the middleweight title.

Maia was offered the fight with Silva due to a shoulder injury that Vitor Belfort had received in training, causing Belfort to pull from the fight. Maia went into this fight confident and counting on his Jiu Jitsu against Silva’s grappling and knockout power. After being mocked, the first two rounds of the fight, Maia came out being aggressive in the third and took the fight the distance, Silva ultimately won by unanimous decision.

Chael Sonnen next for Silva; on a short leash

Following Saturdays performance by Anderson Silva, Dana White went out of his way to bash Silva for his antics. Saying things like Silva was disrespectful and maybe he should be the first champ to fight on an undercard. All the while Silva was none apologetic even saying Demian Maia was disrespectful towards him.