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UFC 157: In The Scrum

Dana White 2013After last night’s UFC 157 event, which saw Ronda Rousey make her UFC debut in a victorious effort over Liz Carmouche in the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White  sat down with members of various media outlets to field a wide range of questions regarding the UFC.

Notes from the scrum:

  • UFC 157 outsold UFC on Fox 1.

  • Cyborg may have lost her chance at Ronda.

  • Aldo refuses to fight Pettis, feels he doesn’t deserve a shot at his title.

  • White says that he likes Koscheck, meaning he may be safe from the Zuffa chopping block.

  • Machida is the number-one contender for Jon Jones’ title.

  • Dana White would have GIna Carano come to the UFC, but won’t pursue her.

  • White is shocked at how well mainstream media received the Rousey-Carmouche bout.

  • “Stitch” and House are still not back in the good graces of the UFC, but no ties are being severed.

  • Rumors of Nick Diaz not showing up to a fourth interview are untrue. Nick and Nate are both doing what they have to do after missing the initial shoots.

  • White is close to pulling Nick from the title fight… again.

  • According to Jeremy Stephens, his trial is “going well”.

  • The UFC president doesn’t fault Brendan Schaub for his unanimously panned performance, largely due to the fact that he’d been knocked out in back-to-back fights.

  • “Strikeforce had hungry fighters. …Most of them hadn’t fought in a year and now they’re in here and they’re hungry. They’re raising the bar.”

  • Anderson SIlva vs. Chris Weidman is still in the works, hoping for July 4 weekend.

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