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Miss Foxy 02-15-2011 08:44 PM

127 tele-conference call
 
The UFC held a conference call today to promote the main event at UFC 127 between Jon Fitch and BJ Penn. On the call was UFC President Dana White and main event fighters BJ Penn and Jon Fitch.

A variets of topics was discussed ranging from the fight, the implications for the winner and the UFC's advancement towards global expansion.

Here are some key notes from the call:

- White is prepared to bring The Ultimate Fighter to every country. First stop being, TUF Philipines as early as this year. Also plans for TUF UK And TUF Canada.

- Despite his latest twitter rant, White claims to have not watched the latest Strikeforce Show

- White plans on throwing same day shows in the future. (EX. Simultaneous fights in Vegas and Australia.) Says that day is coming.

- White confirms 17,000 tickets sold for UFC 127

- White confirms that the sold out Rogers Centre for UFC 129 is the largest North American gate in UFC history. $11million dollars in ticket sales.

- White anticipates the UFC being seen in over a billion homes worldwide soon

- White, confirms that winner of BJ vs. Fitch will be number 1 contender for the welterweight title.

- Fitch, when asked if its hard to get motivated for Penn..."When fighting BJ Penn? Hell no"

- Fitch has no opinion on GSP vs. Shields

- Penn says Hughes coach Matt Pena hooked the two up for training. Says he had a great time with Hughes and Matt was the best partner he could've had.
- Penn when asked if he would return to 155... "I don't even like cutting the weight" clarified that its not a hard cut, but not sure it's the best thing for his health.

- Penn thinks Shields will do well against GSP... "It's a toss-up"

- Penn on Florians decision to drop to 145... "It's going to be hard to be competitive if you chop off your right leg,"

Dethbob 02-15-2011 08:52 PM

He had better win, for himself and for us!

Miss Foxy 02-15-2011 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Dethbob (Post 152586)
He had better win, for himself and for us!

+1!!!!!!!!!!!! :happydancing:

J.B. 02-15-2011 09:08 PM

It reads as if Dana is implying that one billion homes will actually tune in...lol

JavierDLC 02-15-2011 10:28 PM

So he beats Hughes and IF and that's a big IF he beats Fitch he gets a Title FIGHT!!! That's BS......

Miss Foxy 02-15-2011 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 152614)
So he beats Hughes and IF and that's a big IF he beats Fitch he gets a Title FIGHT!!! That's BS......

Why shouldn't he? The man just lost 2 at LW took a huge step to go up to WW and won 1 who else can you say worked their *ss off enough to do that and is more worthy of a title shot if he does win Fitch? Sorry, but your on that Bj hater train so your not making sense at all..

Chuck 02-15-2011 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 152614)
So he beats Hughes and IF and that's a big IF he beats Fitch he gets a Title FIGHT!!! That's BS......

I would agree with this. But there are plenty of times don't understand Joe's logic behind the fights he puts together so I can't say I'm surprised.

Miss Foxy 02-15-2011 10:45 PM

Please list who you feel should get a title shot in the WW division. This almost sounds like that whole Anderson/gsp thing is going to disappear that our attention should be focused on this so gsp can stay at WW..

JavierDLC 02-15-2011 11:01 PM

At least Condit or Lytle or Melvin S^!^ at least they have been winning fights and they have fought their way from the bottom in their weight class.

BJ got schooled Twice by a smaller Man. He failed in hes weight class he beats Matt Hughes with a punch and now he deserves a title fight :rolleyes:

Maybe if he beats Fitch and the loser of the GSPvsShields fight then he could get a title match.

Im not hating im just saying it how it is.

Just cause BJ is Dana's nephew doesn't mean he could cut in line.

Chuck 02-15-2011 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 152626)

Just cause BJ is Dana's nephew doesn't mean he could cut in line.


Huh?


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