The great thing about the UFC78 conference call is there was barely any talk about UFC78. Or rather if there was, no one bothered to report on it. Anyone who denies the idea that the UFC is the center of the MMA universe just has to look at the amount of news that comes out of Dana White over the course of one hour with the press. Nutty. Here’s the salient points:
-Dana and Randy will be meeting sometime this week to sit down and talk. Big rumor right now is HDNet has offered Randy some kind of management position and he’s near to accepting. Why anyone would want to be ‘King of Mediocre Fight Cards’ is beyond me. I think I speak for all fight fans when I implore Couture to stop bitching and fight Nogueira!
-A few days ago, Zach Arnold was tut-tutting the UFC’s 180 regarding stripping Sherk of the belt. Of course, it wasn’t a 180 then, but it certainly is now: If the CSAC upholds the decision, Sherk will be stripped. And that makes UFC80 for the real honest to gosh belt. Sqweeee!
-There’s been no decision made on if Spike will be showing UFC 80 or not. Lets hope that the fact Felix Trinidad vs Roy Jones Jr will be on PPV the same night pushes the UFC to stuff this bitch on free TV.
-Speaking of free TV, Dana White admitted he was in talk with networks to air the UFC. Cross your fingers for a long and painful writer’s strike that destroys the lives of thousands of people that work on films but aren’t part of a union!
-Dana White says Hendo still won’t drop to challenge Anderson Silva. My take on this is Hendo wants extra money for a plastic surgeon who’ll be able to fix his nose afterwards.
(My notes were totally copped from MMA on Tap’s notes. How about one of you fuckers out there tell me about these calls in advance so I can listen in, huh????)