- There is at least one person in the corner of UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey when it comes to a "hypothetical" fight with boxing great Floyd Mayweather. Joe Rogan, appearing on a recent episode of ESPN's "SportsNation," stated that he believes Rousey would have the advantage vs. "Money."
"If Ronda got a clinch on him, it is not just about being taken down to the ground, it is worrying about knees to the body," Rogan said, which you can watch in the video above. "It is too hard to avoid the clinch. If you watch a Floyd fight, they very rarely end in a one-punch knockout."
Mayweather is the current WBC and The Ring welterweight champion, sporting a perfect 45-0 record. His last knockout victory came in 2011 when he finished Victor Ortiz. Rousey is set to defend her title against Alexis Davis later this year at UFC 175.
- Vitor Belfort previously coached the firsts season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil alongside Wanderlei Silva. What he has been watching during the third season with Silva and Chael Sonnen has left "The Phenom" embarrassed.
"The cat fight between Silva and Sonnen embarrassed me. Firstly, MMA is not fighting people not prepared inside the Octagon," Belfort posted on Facebook. "Secondly, there is no more room for a sport like MMA to accept this behavior when (MMA) has clear rules for anti-sport attitudes both inside and outside the Octagon.
"Third and most importantly, MMA cannot, ever, influence behaviors when the discussion ends in aggression as if this was the appropriate model of behavior. Millions of young people suffer violence inside and outside the school, and the TV cannot be propelling this behavior and athletes must not represent any violent attitude by lack of control. MMA fighters should be aware that the behavior inside and outside can influence millions of people for better or worse."
Belfort is currently working to get his fight license so he can return to action and challenge for the UFC middleweight title. He was scheduled to meet Chris Weidman for the belt in May, but the decision by the UFC to ban TRT forced his removal.
- The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale takes place tonight from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada with Michael Bisping taking on Tim Kennedy in the main event. All of the fighters scheduled for action successfully weighed in on Tuesday.
Both Bisping and Kennedy hit the scale at 186 pounds, while co-main event fighters Patrick Cote (170) and Kyle Noke (171) were also within the welterweight limit for their bout.
We will be providing complete results for the event after the show this evening.
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)
Michael Bisping (186 lbs.) vs. Tim Kennedy (186)
Patrick Cote (170) vs. Kyle Noke (171)
The Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight Final
Elias Theodorou (185) vs. Sheldon Westcott (184)
The Ultimate Fighter Nations Welterweight Final
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (169) vs. Chad Laprise (170)
Akira Corassani (145) vs. Dustin Poirier (145)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/5 p.m. ET)
KJ Noons (168) vs. Sam Stout (169)
Sarah Kaufman (135) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
Ryan Jimmo (205) vs. Sean O'Connell (204)
Dustin Kimura (136) vs. George Roop (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3:15 p.m. ET)
Mark Bocek (156) vs. Mike De La Torre (156)
Vik Grujic (186) vs. Nordine Taleb (185)
Chris Indich (170) vs. Richard Walsh (171)
Mitch Gagnon (135) vs. Tim Gorman (135)
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