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Anderson Silva Offered To Save UFC 151

The news surrounding the cancelled UFC 151 event continues.For those of you who have missed the news, here is a quick re-cap. Jon Jones was scheduled to fight Dan henderson at UFC 151, Henderson was forced to pull out of the fight with a knee injury.UFC President Dana White then offered the fight to Lyoto Machida, in which he declined. Then the fight was offered to Chael Sonnen, Sonnen agreed to fight Jones on just 8 days notice but the champion declined the offer. Eventually forcing the UFC to cancel a pay per view event for the first time in the company’s history.

Since then a new fight for Jon Jones has been announced. Jones will be fighting Vitor Belfort in the main event of UFC 152,which takes place in Toronto on September 22nd.

Back to the topic though. The latest news that has surfaced, is that Anderson Silva reportedly offered to fight a light-heavyweight contender to save the card. This was reported by Ariel Helwani. The news was to late for the UFC to do anything with, Dana White had already announced that the event was cancelled.

Had Dana White waited a little bit longer, the event could be still on and it would probably be just as good as the original fight that was scheduled. The bottom line is that this was by far the craziest week in UFC history. It wasn’t  good attention either. Many fans and fighters are disappointed in the decisions that the UFC and champion Jon Jones have made.

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Dana White Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Can Beat Rafael dos Anjos

Things are getting interesting ahead of UFC 196. The headlining fight at that March 5 pay-per-view event will see UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor move up to lightweight to face the champion of that division Rafael dos Anjos. If McGregor succeeds he will become the first UFC fighter to hold belts in two different divisions simultaneously. The oddsmakers have McGregor as the favorite ahead of the fight. UFC president Dana White doesn’t necessarily hold the same opinion.

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Ronda Rousey’s Mom Predicted Holly Holm Would Knock Her Out

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars is the first woman ever to win a gold medal at the World Judo Championship doing so in 1984. She is also the mother of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Further she may be the most vocal critic of Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Appearing on Submission Radio De Mars once again spoke out on Tarverdyan commenting on Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. “I predicted it in advance Ronda trained with an idiot and a fraud” said De Mars.

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Ronda Rousey’s Coach Breaks Silence on KO Loss to Holly Holm

We haven’t heard much from Ronda Rousey or her camp about the loss Rousey suffered to Holly Holm in November. Sure Rousey recently hosted Saturday Night Live and briefly addressed her UFC 193 knockout loss in her monologue but as far as detailed comments on the fight there has been mostly silence. That changed earlier this week when Rousey’s trainer Edmond Tarverdyan spoke to ESPN. Tarverdyan took a lot of heat in the days following the fight. Most of that heat was generated when his fighter bloodied and breathing from her mouth sat down on her stool at the end of Round 1.

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Dana White Responds to Jose Aldo’s Demand for Conor McGregor Rematch

On Thursday UFC president Dana White appearing on the “Opie and Jim Norton” radio show said “It’s one of those things; we made the fight the first time and he got hurt and had to pull out. Then we made it again and it ended in 13 seconds. It’s tough to make that fight again right away. Plus Conor wants to be a two-belt champion so he wants to fight dos Anjos.” While White didn’t totally rule out an Aldo versus McGregor rematch his comments make the fight seem unlikely. McGregor’s next fight will take place on March 5 when he moves up to lightweight to try and capture Rafael dos Anjos’ title.

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