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When former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture put pen to paper last week and joined the ranks of Spike TV, UFC President Dana White said he was happy.
Not happy as in "Good for him," happy as in "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."
As it turns out, the Las Vegas fight boss already knew his Hall-of-Fame ex-champion had signed a deal with Viacom, who used to house ZUFFA programming before the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion graduated to the FOX network.
The same network that employed "The Natural" in the broadcast booth. In fact, Couture was expected to appear one last time as per the terms of his contract, but according to White's comments at a recent press conference scrum, 'Naytch jumped ship once the big money came rolling in.
"I'm happy that he's gone. I'm happy that he's gone forever and that he's with them. I do...
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When former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion Randy Couture signed a multi-year deal with Bellator MMA, UFC president Dana white was elated because that meant he never had to work with the Hall of Famer who, in Dana's words, "stops being a man when his big toes step out of the cage."
So why the animosity?
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Here is the official fighter purse info for UFC 156, released from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT.
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Alright, let me first introduce this as a new weekly staple here at
HOV-MMA. Every Monday I will write an
editorial piece about what moves me. It
might be an amazing fight recap, interview or news item, but by and large it
will be a forum for me to mouth off about whatever I want. God bless America.
Dana White is as forgiving as a failed parachute. Usually you can take...