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Old 12-13-2006, 06:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana Confirms WFA Fighters Signed, UFC On HBO Soon & Other News

UFC President Dana White confirmed Tuesday night during the UFC Fight Night weigh-ins that the UFC has purchased the WFA (World Fighting Alliance) and the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) organizations.

"We bought the WFA for the contracts," said Dana White.

The fighters included in the deal are Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, "RAZOR" Rob McCullough, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Ivan Salaverry, Urijah Faber, and Heath Herring.

White put an end to the speculation that the WEC will be used as a feeder organization for the UFC. The WEC will be a separate entity and a rival to the UFC.

"We're going to take that to a whole another level. Put it on television and blow it up. Pretty soon the WEC will be number 2," White said.

White dispelled talks of the WEC being televised on HBO as a way to compete against Pro Elite. Instead, the UFC will be televised on HBO in the near future.

White commented on his new rival's deal with Showtime: "Showtime's got nothin'. I don't see the Showtime thing lasting too long. They don't know what they're doing, but I wish them well."

Other notes:

The Ultimate Fighter 4 winners will get their title shots February 3rd, 2007. Matt Serra will look to take the UFC welterweight belt away from Georges St. Pierre, and Travis Lutter will battle Anderson Silva for the middleweight belt.

Matt Hughes will get his rematch with Georges St. Pierre on April 7th, 2007 in Montreal.

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Wow. Big stuff.

Jackson, Salavary, Mayhem, Razor Rob, Faber, and Herring will make a nice addition to the UFC roster. I want to see each fighter implimented immedietly and start competing as soon as UFC 67! UFC needs to bring the fans up to date on guys like Rampage, Razor, and Heath and most importantly with the aquisition of new talent the UFC must put together better fight cards for PPV! All of their talent will all be for not if they can't make at least three good matchups between name fighters and at least two solid undercard matchups. I like the potential matches that can come with the addition of these new fighters, but I want to see a large increase in the quality of the UFC PPVs!
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you gotta say theres some exciting fighters there - razor rob, mayhem, salaverry and rampage are all top notch fighters....well mayhems plain crazy, but fun to watch.

That bulks up a few divisions alright, if only Lindland could come onboard and fight Silva that would be awesome for 07....bring it on...
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Does this mean HBO is replacing Spike. If so this is not cool because I dont have HBO.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If the UFC goes on HBO then WEC will go on spike, Zuffa will never give up that deal and let it go to another promotion, and spike will still so those other UFC shows that are on spike like All Access, and Inside the UFC. They are also making a syndicated show MMA WEEKLY - Your #1 Source for Daily MMA News, Interviews, Multimedia, and More . So don't worry you'll still get your UFC fix on regular TV.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does this mean HBO is replacing Spike. If so this is not cool because I dont have HBO.

I don't think so. I think TUF is still locked into Spike for now.

What I imagine them doing is movie a lot of the Fight Nights to HBO...or they might even start putting WEC on Spike.


The big problem is that Spike can't front the kinda of money that HBO can shell out.


Aaahhh..the old Viacom VS. Time Warner wars.
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interesting stuff. yay hearring in the UFC!!!

MMA is starting to make its moves people...
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MMA is on SHOWTIME really soon 2 so it was obvious that HBO follow btw David The Crow Loiseau sign a contrac with Pro Elite for the SHOW TIME Fight Card
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the ufc is making some serious moves to be number one. i would have thought that pride would have been trying to get that deal with hbo. dana is really putting the squeeze on all other organizations. say what you want about him. he is a hell of a businessman
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