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Let’s just call it, “The Dan Hardy Treatment.” After losing his fourth consecutive fight inside the Octagon, UFC president Dana White said they will not release featherweight Leonard Garcia (Pictured).
“There’s no way in hell we’re cutting Leonard Garcia,” White stated at the UFC 155 post-fight press conference.
Garcia dropped a highly controversial split decision defeat to 21-year-old Max Holloway on Saturday night. White didn’t grant “Bad Boy” a reprieve because he felt Garcia should have won – in fact, White didn’t share his opinion on who he believed deserved to leave Las Vegas with the W, but admitted it was a difficult fight to score – he did so because Garcia’s reckless style always proves crowd-pleasing regardless of the outcome.
The veteran now owns a mundane 15-10-1 professional record. Garcia has lost seven of his last 11 fights. His only wins during this disappointing run came in three controversial split decisions. The other bout on his current skid resulted in a split draw.
The UFC refused to cut Hardy after dropping his fourth consecutive scrap because, like Garcia, “The Outlaw” always comes with it. The former welterweight top contender has since rattled off two straight victories.
BEST OF MAXIM
With the UFC’s year-end show just over 24 hours away, there are several competitors on the card who could potentially be fighting for their roster spot in 2013. Fighters nearing the dreaded 3-fight losing streak and others that have simply been unable to perform against UFC-caliber competition will be feeling the pressure the Saturday night as they attempt to secure their roster...
UFC President Dana White joined members of the media after the post-fight press conference to discuss several topics including a breakdown of the UFC’s year-end event, boxing, Ronda Rousey and much more.
Check out the full video below:
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New York has yet to legalize mixed martial arts, but that hasn’t stopped UFC president Dana White (Pictured) from conjuring up big plans their debut in the Big Apple. Oh, and get this, White has already picked out a date and has the main event marked.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championships has provided non-Facebook users an option to watch tonight’s three Facebook fights on YouTube. The preliminary card features a flyweight thriller between top prospect John Moraga and Chris Cariaso as well as a heavyweight bout between returning Todd Duffee and Phil DeFries and a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Leonard Garcia...
Now that “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1AM ET/10PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured) and the card’s featured fighters, the other notable athletes who won’t require medical...
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