All signs indicate UFC 119 will be a poor performing card.
Mike Tyson actually signed a contract with Pride Fighting Championships with plans for a "world tour" featuring the former boxing champ in boxing rules bouts against Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. Head Kick Legend has the gory details and explained why nothing ever happened. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Reports that Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic were fine and able to fight at UFC 119 may have been premature.
Dana White's ability to blunt reports from Croatian news media show his PR mastery of American MMA media.
#6 Junior Dos Santos didn't get any bump from beating #19 Roy Nelson at UFC 117. But he earned a title shot against the winner of #1 Brock Lesnar vs #4 Cain Velasquez at October's UFC 121.
Wow. What a historic month in MMA. We knew going in that it would be a big month given that the #1 and #2 heavyweights would both be fighting, but no one quite expected the way things turned out.
Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira said last week that he would like a second fight with Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic, the former K-1 kickboxer who along with Nogueira was one of the stars of the heavyweight division. CroCop sent a text message to Fighters Only today saying "I heard what Nogueira said in Brazil. That would be a fight I could not refuse." Fighters Only