I forgot to update this thread but oh well, event is in the bag.
Post Fight Presser Notes:
- Almost immediately the press started asking about the potential GSP/Silva Superfight. White said he'd make it happen but understands GSP's hesitation. He hinted at it being at a Football Stadium in the US or a Soccer Stadium in Brazil. (note: there were rumors a month or two ago that White had a meeting with Jerry Jones. Cowboys Stadium seems the perfect place for this fight)
- Dana commented on the Cote/Sakara fight and said that it was horrible reffing but should have been a no contest instead of DQ. He said that once the medical suspensions are up, he'd like to have them rematch to set things straight. Cote, who showed no hard feelings, said he'd like that because no one likes a fight to end like that. He would rather be KO'd then win a DQ.
- Both Nick Ring and Constantinos Philippou received their show money for the fight. The fight was cancelled due to an illness that Ring came down with after making weight.
- Renan Barao will defend the interim title before meeting with Dominic Cruz to unify the belts. Michael McDonald was offered up as a potential opponent. Cruz is still nursing a knee injury.
- Despite still being under suspension, the NSAC gave the UFC permission to promote an Overeem vs. Bigfoot Silva fight in February. According to repots, Overeem is doing everything he needs to do to get back into the good graces of the commission. Nick Diaz on the other hand doesn't get the same treatment and the UFC could not promote a fight with him until his 12 month suspension is over.
Fight Night Bonuses: ($70,000)
- FOTN: Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit
- KO: Jonny Hendricks
- Sub: Ivan Menjivar