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It appears the #RallyForMarkHunt movement can’t hold a candle to the social media skills of Caine’s Arcade. Unlike the nine-year-old wonder who created an arcade out of cardboard and tripled his $50,000 goal of earning donations towards his collage education, fans’ efforts to score Mark Hunt (Pictured) a title shot against UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos won’t be nearly as successful. While UFC president Dana White is fully aware the NSAC could still grant Alistair Overeem his fight license to challenge dos Santos, despite the fact he registered more than twice the legal limit for testosterone in a random drug test, he isn’t holding his breath the May 26th scrap will still come to fruition. Regardless, don’t expect for Hunt to receive the promotion should Overeem be pulled from the show’s featured attraction. “[Fans] can keep rallying. It ain’t going to happen,” White flatly stated during Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV 2″ post-fight press conference. If Hunt can get past Stefan Struve at UFC 146, White said he’ll then be assigned a Top 5 foe. A victory after that and maybe the organization will think about granting him a title shot. Overeem is scheduled to stand before the NSAC on April 24th. The UFC will not announce who dos Santos’ opponent will be until after the hearing. UFC 146 takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Dana White Still Furious With Alistair Overeem

Ten days is clearly not enough time to cool down UFC president Dana White. Exactly 10 days have passed since the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed Alistair Overeem had flunked his pre-fight drug test and White is still fuming that “The Demolition Man” slammed the UFC between a rock and a hard place. “Anybody who’s using [performance-enhancing drugs] right now is...

Alistair Overeem Finally Breaks Silence, Doesn’t Discuss Failed Drug Test

So, would you like to hear the good news first or the bad news? Alistair Overeem (Pictured) has finally broken his nine-day silence after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. Unfortunately for curious minds wanting to know – nearly every MMA fans walking the face of the earth – the UFC heavyweight top contender declined to address his failed UFC 146 pre-fight...

Dana White: UFC Will Not Pursue Random Drug Testing

Alistair Overeem flunking his random pre-fight drug test only reinforced the sentiment held by many pundits that surprise exams should become the norm. Unfortunately for those hoping to rid mixed martial arts of performance-enhancing drugs, or at least taper its abuse, athletic commissions simply don’t have the funds to chase fighters down year-round. According to UFC president...

Dana White explains King Mo’s Future with Zuffa/UFC to the ‘Dummies’ in the MMA Media

Could Muhammed Lawal, who was released from the Strikeforce promotion after lashing out at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), one day return and fight again under the ZUFFA banner? Well, yes and Mo. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White isn’t taking a firm stance either way, following the former Light Heavyweight Champion’s sentence, which equates...

Alistair Overeem Breaks His Silence After Recent Failed Drug Test – Confident He Will Fight Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146

Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight number one contender Alistair Overeem, who put his UFC 146 headliner opposite Junior dos Santos in jeopardy after failing a pre-fight drug test, has finally broken his silence. But “Demolition Man” has (still) refused to address his upcoming hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), scheduled for April...

Frank Mir Believes Alistair Overeem is Innocent Until Proven Guilty

When Alistair Overeem tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, many believed Frank Mir (Pictured) was the frontrunner to serve as substitute and challenge Junior dos Santos for his heavyweight crown at UFC 146. Although UFC president Dana White promised Mir would still fight Cain Velasquez in the May 26th event, Mir is fully prepared just in case he’s called up from...

Alistair Overeem talks Junior Dos Santos UFC 146 fight

The MMA world may be counting Alistair Overeem out of his UFC 146 championship fight with Junior Dos Santos but he sure doesn’t think so. Overeem has finally broken his silence and is still under the impression that he will be fighting on May 26. Related posts: Junior Dos Santos Vs. Alistair Overeem – An Early UFC Championship Preview Five Options For Junior Dos Santos At...

‘UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva” is officially in the books, make sure to stream today’s post-fight press conference live right here on starting at approximately 6PM ET/3PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured) and the card’s featured fighters, the other notable athletes that won’t require medical attention are also expected...

Bahadurzada, Pickett, Page, Maguire earn $50K bonuses at UFC on FUEL TV 2

UFC President Dana White announced that the following fighters earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Stockholm, Sweden. Fight of the Night – Damacio Page and Brad Pickett Submission of the Night – John Maguire Knockout of the Night – Siyar Bahadurzada Bahadurzada, Pickett, Page, Maguire earn $50K bonuses at UFC on FUEL TV 2 is a post from:...

‘UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva’ Fight Bonuses

After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Brad Pickett (Pictured), Damacio Page, John Maguire and Siyar Bahadurzada each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva.” Pickett and Page put on quite the show in their thrilling back-and-forth battle. Although both will leave Sweden with ...
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