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At the conclusion of UFC 161 last night (June 15, 2013) in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White appeared on the FUEL TV post-fight show and provided his thoughts on the key storylines to come out of the event. Watch the video interview above or check out transcribed highlights below.

Following UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” Saturday evening (June 15, 2013) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White shared his thoughts on all the major story lines to come out of the card with MMA Fighting and FUEL TV correspondent Ariel Helwani on the UFC 161 post-fight show on FUEL TV.

Among the issues discussed in the interview were White’s thoughts on Rashad Evans‘ split decision win over Dan Henderson in the main event, Stipe Miocic‘s upset victory over Roy Nelson in the co-headliner, Nelson’s future, and much, much more.

Check out highlights of Dana White’s UFC 161 post-fight interview below, or check out the video embedded above.

On How He Scored The Main Event
“Rashad. I mean, it was one of those fights that was so close that if it went either way I wouldn’t have, ‘Oh.’ I would have said what I said during the Woodley fight. I thought Woodley won that fight two rounds to one and I think Shields barely won the second round.”

On The Number Of Close Decisions
“There’s always interesting decisions in this sport it drives me crazy.”

On Miocic’s Upset Of Nelson
“I was surprised at how tired Roy was, but no [I wasn’t surprised]. Stipe is a good fighter, man. He’s nine and one, the kid is a talented heavyweight, he hit Roy with some big shots.”

Do you agree with White’s overall assessment of the UFC 161 main card? Why or why not?


Get up to speed on all the latest and greatest news and notes from inside the walls of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) from none other than promotion president Dana White, who was dishing the dirt at today’s UFC 161 media day from “The Met.”

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a special media day today (June 13, 2013) to help drum up some hype for its UFC 161 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (June 15), which takes place live from MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

As expected, main event foes and light heavyweight title contenders Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson were on the scene, chatting with reporters and making a case for a win this weekend, as were co-headliners and heavyweight hopefuls Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic.

To see their staredown pics click here.

Of course, no media day would be complete without a video scrum from UFC President Dana White, who took the time out of his pre-fight schedule to dish a little dirt on all things mixed martial arts (MMA). We’ll be sure to carve out all the meaningful nuggets for you a as soon as possible.

In the meantime, highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Welterweight title fight will likely happen in November
  • Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Light Heavyweight title fight will headline UFC 165 in September (more details here)
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3 Heavyweight title fight will headline UFC 166 in October (more details here)
  • White says he would like to think his stance against TRT is influencing athletic commissions (like the one in California)
  • White responded to UFC 161 fight card complaints, saying “we have a bunch of fans who like to complain about shit”
  • White talked about Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez boxing match, predicting that “Money” is too fast and defensive for the Mexican fighter (more details here)
  • White said the television deal in Mexico expedites a debut show there, but it won’t happen this year
  • White said filming on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 is going “bad” because coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate really hate each other — on a Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock level
  • White explained the reason social media and fan engagement is very important to him and the organization
  • White recommended that guys like Eddie Wineland and Fabricio Werdum should keep taking fights in their divisions and not wait for title shots
  • White suggested that if Roy Nelson wins this weekend he might possibly rematch Werdum next
  • White is done talking about New York regulation (more details here), but revealed that Russia is on the bucket list
  • White predicted that the loser between Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson in the UFC 161 main event will statistically never get close to a title shot again

That’s not all! Watch the full video above for the complete lowdown. Enjoy.

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The UFC on FUEL TV 10 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at

The UFC will announce the winners of the Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, and winning fighters will meet the media after their fights.

And so the professional wrestling career of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson begins … already.

Well, that was fast.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson “couldn’t wait” to get into professional wrestling.

“Rampage” apparently didn’t have too wait long.

Tonight (Thurs., June 6, 2013), Jackson made his debut on TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV, just two days removed from inking a hybrid deal that will also see him compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) under the Bellator banner. Jackson set up his entrance to the ring with his signature werewolf howl, high-fiving diminutive fans on his walk down the ramp.

Once he reached the ring, Jackson reiterated his happiness with his new deal with the in-ring announcer, the same rap he raved about in the media conference call right here, before revealing that “in order to be the best, he wanted to beat the best.”

Cue Kurt Angle.

The UFC wannabe, and Olympic wrestling gold medalist (1996), followed him into the ring and issued a warning that “Rampage” might be the best elsewhere (like the Octagon), but that he was in over his head in his new capacity.


Even though the fictitious storylines are already underway, Jackson has no set date for an actual Bellator or TNA debut. However, if former Strikeforce champion, Muhammed Lawal, is any kind of barometer, Jackson will first compete in MMA as he simultaneously learns the finer points of professional wrestling.

And if that’s the case, hopefully he learns from the mistakes of his possible tag-team TNA partner, “King Mo,” and doesn’t get KTFO in his Bellator debut.

Long-time UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens offers a glimpse into some of his pre and post-fight routine for his UFC 160 victory over Estevan Payan.

Get a glimpse of the lead-up to and fallout from one of the bloodiest fights in UFC history.

Veteran Jeremy Stephens dropped down to featherweight for the first time in his career this past weekend (May 25, 2013) for his UFC 160 curtain-jerking bout against Estevan Payan in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the cameras were rolling every step of the way.

Everything from stepping on the scale, shaking Mike Tyson‘s hand, getting his hands wrapped by Stitch Duran, getting hyped up by Burt Watson and the long walk to the Octagon, the examination by cageside officials, instructions fromthe referees, the unveiling of the fight banner and the pre-fight introductions are covered.

Stephens, who celebrated his birthday just hours after defeating Payan in a grisly unanimous decision, is also shown enjoying the festivities afterwards, including a post-fight limo ride which was well-deserved after a dominant showing.

Will the “Lil’ Heathen” have a fresh start at 145 pounds?