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To say Frank Mir (pictured) was upset with how Saturday’s fight against Josh Barnett concluded would be an understatement. UFC president Dana White even felt the stoppage was premature.
However, no matter which way you slice or dice the controversial ending, the defeat marks three in a row for the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion. While White didn’t agree with the stoppage, which leads many to believe Mir’s chances of being granted a reprieve increases, White states a loss is a loss.
“It counts,” White says of Mir’s latest setback, despite the controversy surrounding it. “I don’t know, we’ll see what happens.”
In most instances, running the reverse trifecta typically spells the end of an athlete’s UFC career. However, Mir is a popular veteran who competes in one of the UFC’s thinnest divisions.
On the flipside, it might be tough for the UFC to justify paying a 34-year-old on a three-fight skid $200,000, which is what Mir has made in each of his last two outings, just to step inside the cage.
Outside of the Mir’s first two professional bouts, his last 22 fights have taken place inside the Octagon. He’s posted a 16-8 record over his 12-year career.
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Highlights: Barnett – Mir Watch highlights of Josh Barnett’s victory over Frank Mir at UFC 164.
Dana's post event and presser scrums are the hottest thing going right now. This one covers just about all of the fallout from 164 and even goes into more about some upcoming fights and events that will close out 2013. And as always, much love to Dana for never shutting up about the sport we love, and even throwing in an expletive or ten to make sure we're still listening.
The UFC 164 PPV fight card left fans with an array of violent stoppages, a surprising number of which came in the third round of action. Yet while the majority of the bouts were entertaining affairs, there were a couple of duds including the final Facebook prelim between debuting heavyweights Soa Palelei and Nikita Krylov.
The two heavyweights engaged actively for the first three...
When the UFC arrived in Boston, Massachusetts for UFC Fight Night 26, the organization held a special media screening for the premier of the TUF 18 show. After the conclusion of the episode, the organization hosted a Q&A session that featured coaches Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey as well as UFC President Dana White.
Watch the Q&A below:
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The only thing more subjective than the divisional UFC Fighter Rankings is the pound-for-pound UFC Fighter Rankings. Unless athletes hop divisions or collide at catchweights to face each other, how can one possibly determine which heavier/lighter fighter is better than the other?
Nonetheless, the discussion came up Saturday night after Anthony Pettis (pictured) submitted Benson Henderson...
Check out Dana White’s usual post fight scrum with the media following UFC 164 – Henderson vs Pettis 2. For all the news from the event check out our UFC 164 In Review, or the Main and Undercard round by rounds.
UFC President Dana White released the latest video in his series of behind-the-scenes video blogs, the UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann II fight vlog.
In this edition, we get to see all the backstage footage Carlos Condit, Martin Kampmann, Kelvin Gastelum and more after they'd completed their fights inside the Octagon.
Catch all the killer footage here and then jump into...
Now that the dust is finally settling on the whirlwind of action we saw at UFC 164, it’s time to settle down and hear what the President of the UFC has to say about all that went down. As always, these post-fight scrums must be seen as a perfect bookend to a night of fights. The most interesting parts come with the Barnett/Mir situations, as well as Ryan Couture, who may or may...
Something tells me Ronda in fact would do The Ultimate Fighter again for 10 million bucks, I mean, wouldn’t anyone? Hyperbole aside, we’ve heard the horror stories of TUF filming, and how much it can wear on someone and Ronda may be TUF’s latest victim as she’s come out saying that she’ll never do it again.
But still, I think she would for 10 million US dollars.
Newly-crowned UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will be out of action for approximately two months with a grade 2 knee sprain. The news was first revealed by UFC President Dana White, who went on ESPN’s SportsCenter to break the news. He would later post a confirmation on twitter.
Pettis has a grade 2 sprain. Needs to rehab and will be back in 7 weeks
— Dana White (@danawhite...
UFC President Dana White was a guest on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday fight and relayed the following information about newly crowned Lightweight Champion, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Unfortunately, Pettis suffered an injury to his knee during the 1st and only round of his victory over Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC 164 this past weekend. […]
Mir, Barnett – it was a great example of why heavyweight fights can be great in MMA. Unfortunately, it was marred by a supposed early stoppage which has everyone giving their 2 cents on the situation. I will be above this and hold my opinion.
Alright, alright just kidding; for the record I think the stoppage last night between Barnett and Mir was fine, but apparently Mir, Dana...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Glover Teixeira (pictured), Piotr Hallmann, Rafael Natal and Tor Troeng each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Wednesday night at “UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader.”
Teixeira survived a knockdown to blast Ryan Bader with a barrage of bombs to capture “Knockout of the Night” honors...
Glover Teixeira (pictured) may not have been pleased with his TKO victory over Ryan Bader on Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28, but it was good enough to earn the slugger next dibs at the UFC light heavyweight crown.
UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik made the announcement on behalf of UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference.
Teixeira has rattled off 20 consecutive...