UFC president Dana White isn’t guaranteeing anything in regards to Saturday night’s UFC 171 co-main event bout between Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley.
While most feel the winner will face the winner of Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler that takes place in the main event spot, White isn’t setting anything in stone.
“There’s no guarantees, anywhere, ever in life,” he told MMAjunkie.com.
Woodley (12-2) and Condit (29-7) both have stated that they feel their bout is for the No. 1 contender role, but the UFC boss is holding out to see what they bring. The card also features welterweight contenders Jake Shields and Hector Lombard, plus there is always the Georges St-Pierre card.
“They’re going to have to come out and perform,” White said. “We’ll see what happens.”
St-Pierre vacated the title last year, forcing the UFC to put it up for grabs. They selected Hendricks and Lawler to compete for the belt.
UFC 171′s packed full of intriguing welterweight bouts, and one might be getting a little more heated as we get closer to Saturday.
During interviews after open workouts, which MMAjunkie.com attended, both Jake Shields and Hector Lombard took some strong shots at one another.
Shields (29-6-1) is a former Strikeforce champion and has gone 4-2 inside the Octagon.
“I’ve always thought Hector is a prick,” Shields said. “Everybody kind of knows that.
“As a person, no one likes him. He goes for all the new guys, tries breaking their ribs, breaking their arms, knocking them out.”
Lombard, meanwhile, is an ex-Bellator champion who sports a 33-4-1 mark that includes a 2-2 record with the UFC. He was critical of the style that Shields uses to win his bouts.
“He’s boring,” Lombard said. “He’s boring. That’s the truth. I don’t like to see him fight and I’m a fan of fighting. I’m a fight fan. That’s the way it is.”
Both did give each other their due, with Shields saying “I do respect him as a fighter. He’s a great fighter,” and Lombard adding “I believe he’s a great fighter. His record speaks for itself.”
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While UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t appear to be too concerned with what others think in regards to his future challengers, others are chiming in, including Nick Diaz.
Diaz took to Instagram to post a photo of Alexander Gustafsson rocking a “Don’t Be Scared Homie” shirt – the slogan made famous by Diaz.
Jones is set to meet Glover Teixeira next month, while the winner of that is scheduled to face Gustafsson next.
Diaz announced his retirement from MMA after a loss to Georges St-Pierre, but continues to find ways to keep himself in the news. He ran an event, WAR MMA, last year, and has attended several UFC events lately.
No, Tito Ortiz isn’t hooking up with a current member of the UFC’s female fighting division.
Instead, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has reunited with former Octagon girl Amber Nichole Miller. Miller, who worked UFC 40 while Ortiz was punishing Ken Shamrock, is a model for Punishment Athletics.
The two recently stepped out on the red carpet and with the two boys Ortiz had with former wife Jenna Jameson.
— Punishment Athletics (@Punishment99) March 11, 2014