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The final fight of Tito Ortiz ’s career will be remembered for a number of things including his competitive desire and how close he came to beating Forrest Griffin , knocking his fellow former champion down on two separate occasions. However, unfortunately, it will also be remembered for Griffin’s strange behavior after the bout’s conclusion. Griffin exited the Octagon before the scorecards had even been read and only returned after being instructed to by event officials.
Dana White: “I’m not done talking to Forrest yet.”
Like countless other individuals, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping had his attention squarely on the Octagon last night during the main event match-up at UFC 148 between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen . After the fight Bisping was asked for his take on what he’d witnessed and, in standard form, “The Count” spoke his mind with little concern about how his words would be received by the masses
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Michael Bisping issues stern warning to Brian Stann
Last night didn’t mark the first time UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin fled from the Octagon after a bout’s conclusion but was definitely the only instance of him doing so before an outcome in the match-up had even been rendered. The fan-favorite and former champion ran out of the ring seconds after the final round of his co-headlining clash with Tito Ortiz and had to be steered back inside by event officials so scorecards could be read, leaving many to wonder about the root of his antics. Griffin, who ultimately won a Unanimous Decision , spoke about his behavior in a post-fight interview on Fuel TV where he explained he wasn’t worried about losing but rather concerned with how he’d won
A pair of featherweights are set to do battle later this year in Indianapolis, as Diego Nunes and Bart Palaszewski have apparently signed on the dotted line to dance in the Octagon at UFC on FX 5 . The show is scheduled for September 7. Nunes (17-3) has gone 2-2 since joining up with the UFC after WEC ‘s roster was folded in
Former Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le has no problem with the notion of not being favored over Patrick Cote entering their bout at UFC 148 . The contest will mark Le’s second attempt at securing a UFC victory, as he lost to Wanderlei Silva last year in his Octagon debut. While Cote is just returning to the UFC after an extended break following his release, “The Predator” and one-time challenger to the title is the odds-on favorite against Le.
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Cung Le likes being the underdog
It remains unlikely as ever that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko will ever see action inside the Octagon, especially in light of the Russian’s recent retirement from MMA. However, while such news brings frowns to the faces of many fans, it also appears not being able to work out the particulars with Emelianenko is one of UFC President Dana White ’s rare regrets. White went after Emelianenko in 2009 before “The Last Emperor” eventually signed with Strikeforce , nearly putting together a deal seeing the PRIDE icon face former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar under the UFC banner.
Dana White: “I have nothing against Fedor whatsoever.”
Though the bout has flown somewhat under the radar since Rich Franklin exited the match-up in order to replace Vitor Belfort at UFC 147 , this weekend former Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le will make his second career appearance inside the Octagon when he takes on Patrick Cote at UFC 148 . Le turned in an exciting performance in his promotional debut, battling Wanderlei Silva in a Fight of the Night winner despite ultimately coming up short where victory was concerned. This time around he’ll clearly aim to even the score with a strike-based stoppage of Cote, and if Le’s workout routine is any indicator of his chances for success the odds certainly seem to be in his favor.
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Cung Le offers glimpse of training camp with video diary
This weekend Tito Ortiz will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. However, despite being a pioneer of the sport, a former UFC champion, and even owning a win over Ortiz inside the Octagon, one man who will likely never know the joy of joining the organization’s elite group of veterans is Frank Shamrock .
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Dana White still at odds with Frank Shamrock
Rising prospect Siyar Bahadurzada will have to wait a little longer for his second UFC fight, as he has fallen victim to the injury buy that has ravaged the UFC 149 lineup. As a result Bahadurzada has been removed from a planned bout with Chris Clements at the July 21 card from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In his place will step Matt Riddle
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Siyar Bahadurzada latest victim of UFC 149 injury bug