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We’re just two days away from the UFC 161 Pay-Per-View event, live from Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the struggling UFC Bantamweight division has left us without a title fight, and instead with a co-main event that features Rashad Evans taking on Dan Henderson and “Big Country” Roy Nelson facing “Michael” Stipe Miocic.As we mentioned yesterday, the biggest news involving UFC 161 is the contract situation of Nelson, as he wants to be paid significantly more than the $24,000 base amount that he currently receives just for showing up. Big Country’s contract is up after this fight, and the popular assumption is that UFC President Dana White stuck the No. 5-ranked heavyweight in this meaningless match because he refused to sign the extension that the UFC offered.That, of course, led to White dubbing Nelson “the smartest guy on Earth” and a “f*cking genius”, which Nelson took as a compliment. Yesterday, Nelson also admitted that he thinks Dana White doesn’t like him for an equally flattering re...
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On Saturday, UFC 161 or “The One Without The Bantamweight Title Fight”, as I like to call it, will come to us live from Winnipeg, Manitoba at 10 PM ET on the ol’ Pay-Per-View. As always, we’ll be dishing and serving our own brand of MMA HOTT GOSS in one of our award-winning With Leather Live Discussions (go ahead and bookmark it right here). Perhaps the hottest topic of all...
"There's a lot of people that look like Roy Nelson, but there's not a people that fight like Roy 'Big Country' Nelson."--Joe Rogan
After a brutalizing decision loss to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143, Roy Nelson has been on a tear. With three straight Round-1 knockouts over Dave Herman, Matt Mitrione, and Cheick Kongo, the portly powerhouse is poised to offer...
Roy Nelson is fulfilling his media obligations for UFC 161, an event that he claims to have single handedly saved. I don’t know about you guys but I’m not all that excited to see him and Stipe Miocic fight.
Funny Big Country T- Shirt
Big Country talks about Cormier fight
Big Country Nelson is just days away from his final fight on his current UFC contract but even with all of the work that comes when you are the co main event on a PPV fight he still finds time to snap a pic with a fan.
UFC 161 Countdown
Roy Nelson with Little Country
It has been a long time since we as UFC fans have had to complain about the curse of the injury bug affecting UFC cards. It appears as though that may be changing as the UFC kicks it into high gear for the summer.
Roy Nelson with Little Country
Dana White Meme
Card subject to change - It's a disclaimer everyone knows about but hopes won't apply to them. Unfortunately in MMA it's more of a probability than a disclaimer these days especially, it seems, if it's a Pay-Per-View card in Canada. Take UFC 149 in Alberta for example. It went from Anderson Silva v Chael Sonnen as the headlining bout to Jose Aldo v Erik Koch to eventually...
UFC 161 is going down this Saturday night in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre, and features headliners Rashad Evans versus Dan Henderson. Here is the full fight card for the night. Main Card Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton Pat Berry [...]
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There are 22 competitors ready to hit the scale inside the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba as we speak. Check out the live video, and written results below beginning at 5 p.m ET.
Main Card (PPV)
Rashad Evans () vs. Dan Henderson ()
Roy Nelson () vs. Stipe Miocic ()
Ryan Jimmo () vs. Igor Pokrajac ()
Alexis Davis () vs. Rosi...
Rashad Evans (206) vs. Dan Henderson (204)
Stipe Miocic (243) vs. Roy Nelson (260)
Ryan Jimmo (206) vs. Igor Pokrajac (206)
Alexis Davis (134) vs. Rosi Sexton (135.5)
Pat Barry (245) vs. Shawn Jordan (248)
Jake Shields (171) vs. Tyron Woodley (171)
James Krause (155.5) vs. Sam Stout (156)
Sean Pierson (170.5) vs. Kenny Robertson (170.5)
Roland Delorme (136) vs. Edwin Figueroa (135...
The UFC returns to action this weekend with their debut event in Manitoba, Canada. The headlining bout features a middleweight contest between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson as well as a heavyweight co-main event between Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic.
The weigh-ins take place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.. A live stream will be available below.
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