The event will take place on April 19; tickets will go on sale February 14. More bout announcements will be made soon.
- Never one to shy away from a public feud, UFC president Dana White recently fired back at former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre for making disparaging remarks about the promotion.
"I'm shocked," White said at the UFC Fight night 35 post-fight show. "When Georges St-Pierre said he wanted to do the extra drug testing, he wanted to do it to prove he's not on drugs. I've heard he's mad at me that I said I thought Johny Hendricks won the fight. Be a man and talk to me face-to-face. If GSP wants to talk to us like a man he can pick up the phone and call us. This came out of left field. The whole thing is shocking."
In addition to expressing his displeasure with the UFC's handling of drug testing, GSP asserted that the UFC is essentially a monopoly, which leaves fighters in a bad spot for negotiations. in response, White went with his usual defense, pointing out that Bellator is owned by the media giant Viacom.
"Viacom is our competitor and has a 40-billion dollar market cap. That's our competitor. We'll never be that big. There are a lot of other fight companies out there," he said. "Are we the best? Yes. But it's far from a monopoly."
It looks like the gloves are off now and, if White's past with discontented champions (see: Randy Couture) is any indicator, this will get uglier before it gets better.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Short URL: http://winc.cc/BCxgQV
Daniel Bryan At SmackDown Tonight?, The Miz And Summer Rae Promote The Marine, Paige, Heath Slater
Nikki Bella On Leaving Her Legacy, Booker Hosts Party For Holocaust Survivor, Bray Wyatt, The Miz
The New Day Talks About WWE Extreme Rules, Former WWE Diva Reveals Magazine Cover, Birthdays
Drew Galloway On His Current Run With TNA, The Rising Stable, Wanting To Become World Champion
Roman Reigns Talks Bo Dallas And Big Show, More On WWE NXT Live Event In NY, Tonight's Tapings
WWE Officially Announces Extreme Rules Match Change, Nikki Bella Ready For Any Challenge
SmackDown Match Announced, Summer Rae Reacts To Turning On Damien Sandow, Rosa Mendes
Top WWE Superstar Reportedly "Berates" Fans At Airport, John Cena Congratulates The Bellas, The Rock
WWE Monday Night RAW Results - Triple H Returns, John Cena Defends, Randy Orton, More
Latest On Daniel Bryan's Condition, Bryan Reportedly Did Not Suffer Concussion
More On WWE Writing The Miz Out Of TV This Monday, Dean Ambrose Replacing Paige, Roman Reigns
Daniel Bryan's First Social Media Post After Being Pulled From WWE Tour