Dana White UFC 172 Video Blog Going Behind The Scenes At UFC 171

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main event features Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. The co-main event features Phil Davis facing off against the returning Anthony Johnson.

Before pay-per-view events, UFC President Dana White releases a video blog from previous shows. In this latest video blog, White takes a look back at UFC 171 which featured Johny Hendricks defeating Robbie Lawler to win the vacant UFC welterweight title. The video also shows Johny Hendricks trying to make 170 pounds after coming in overweight.

You can watch the entire video in the stream above.

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Johny Hendricks Suffers Torn Bicep, Will Have Surgery On Monday

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Johny Hendricks became the UFC welterweight champion defeating Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 171 on Saturday night. The first title defense for the new champion seems like it will be pushed back for the time being.

It was revealed during an interview on KROQ Radio in Los Angeles today that Hendricks suffered a torn bicep before his fight with Lawler and will have surgery on Monday to repair the tear. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com first reported the news on Twitter.

By this timeline for Hendricks, he will return no earlier than late summer or early fall.

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UFC 171 Full Fight Video Hightlights Including Johny Hendricks Title Win

UFC 171 took place this Saturday night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event featured Johny Hendricks capturing the UFC welterweight title defeating Robbie Lawler in a five round classic. The co-feature saw Tyron Woodley defeating Carlos Condit with fights that saw Myles Jury defeating Diego Sanchez and Hector Lombard defeating Jake Shields.

Watch the video below with full fight highlights of the main card.

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Plenty of Challengers in Stacked UFC Welterweight Division

hendricksIt was an instant classic with Johny Hendricks digging deep in the fifth and final round to defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 and become the UFC welterweight championship.   But there is no time to rest for the new champ with plenty of contenders in the stacked welterweight division.

The dream scenario for would be a rematch against Georges St-Pierre who escaped with a narrow – and controversial – win against Hendricks at UFC 167 before announcing that he was vacating the belt and taking time off.

GSP has not given any signs on when he might return after stepping away to deal with what he called some personal issues.  But UFC President Dana White said last week that he knows “for a fact” that St-Pierre will return to the octagon at some point.

You can read the rest of the column at The Orlando Sentinel website.

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UFC 171 Results: Johny Hendricks Defeats Robbie Lawler To Win The UFC Welterweight Title

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Johny Hendricks went into tonight’s UFC 171 main event like a man on a mission. Hendricks felt that he got robbed when he lost to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 in November. The Texas native this time delivered in the biggest fight of his life.

Hendricks defeated a very game Robbie Lawler to claim the UFC welterweight championship by unanimous decision (48-47×3).

The fight was largely contested on the feet as both guys stood toe to toe for most of the 25 minute affair. The fight was contested like a football game. Each guy won two round with the fifth round being overtime.

BetweenTheRopes.com had Hendricks winning the first two rounds and Lawler winning the third and fourth rounds. The fifth round began with Lawler landing a left hook and moments later Hendricks attempting a takedown that was stuffed by Lawler.

Hendricks went back to throwing leg kicks and connecting, but “Ruthless” kept going forward and punching at Hendricks. With about 90 seconds, Hendricks was able to connect with leg kick/jab combination and then was able to land a takedown to end the fight.

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Nick Diaz Mocks Johny Hendricks During His Second Weigh-In Attempt (Video)

We haven’t seen Nick Diaz in the cage since he lost his chance last March at the UFC welterweight title against Georges St-Pierre. Diaz stated after the fight that he was retiring from active competition. The UFC has reached out to Diaz for numerous fights, but has declined them as he only wants to fight for the title.

Diaz was backstage today at the weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s UFC 171 featuring the main event of Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight championship. Lawler had made the required 170 pounds on his initial attempt, but Hendricks had weighed in at 171.5. Hendricks was weighing in on his second attempt and Diaz was mocking him by saying things like “170 pounds, 170″. Hendricks did end up making the required 170 pounds.

You can watch the antics of Diaz in the video above.

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UFC 171 Weigh-In Results: Johny Hendricks Finally Makes Weight on Second Attempt

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UFC 171 tomorrow night almost lost their main event title fight. The feature fight has Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. Weigh-ins were earlier today and took place about two hours. Lawler made the required 170 pounds, but when Hendricks weighed in, he weighed 171.5 pounds. Hendricks had two hours to make weight. If he didn’t make weight, then if Lawler had won, he becomes the champion and if Hendricks won, then the title would still be vacant. On his second and final attempt, Hendricks made 170 pounds.

25 of the 26 fighters on the card made weight as Renee Forte initially weighed 157.5, but was only able to get down to 157 and had to forfeit 20% of his purse to his opponent Frank Trevino. Here are the UFC 171 weigh-in results:

•Johny Hendricks (170) vs. Robbie Lawler (170)
•Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
•Myles Jury (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (155)
•Hector Lombard (170) vs. Jake Shields (171)
•Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
•Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Rick Story (170.5)
•Jessica Andrade (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5)
•Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145.5)
•Alex Garcia (1705.) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
•Renee Forte (157)+ vs. Frank Trevino (155)
•Will Campuzano (125.5) vs. Justin Scoggins (125)
•Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185)
•Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)

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Watch UFC 171 LIVE Weigh-Ins On BetweenTheRopes.com At 5 PM ET

UFC 171 takes place tomorrow night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. The co-feature has former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit battling Tyron Woodley.

Before the fights can be made official, all 26 fighters competing on the card have to weigh-in. You can watch the weigh-ins live starting at 5 PM ET at the video stream above.

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Countdown To UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler Entire Episode

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UFC 171 takes place on Saturday night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks fighting Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title, which was dropped by longtime title holder Georges St-Pierre in December. The co-feature has former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit facing off against Tyron Woodley.

The UFC before every pay-per-view airs an hour long countdown show that previews the featured bouts of the card. The videos, which you watch below previews Hendricks vs Lawler, Condit vs Woodley and a lightweight bout featuring Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury.

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Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler UFC 171 Main Event Video Preview

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The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 171 takes place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. The co-feature is also a battle of welterweights as former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit faces off with Tyron Woodley.

The video above previews the Hendricks vs Lawler main event.

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Ultimate Fighter 18 Winner Julianna Pena Suffers Horrific Knee Injury, Could Be Out For Two Years

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Julianna Pena was the most recent winner of The Ultimate Fighter winning the 18th season defeating Jessica Rakoczy in the finale. Pena was scheduled to have her first fight since winning the show against Jessica Andrade at UFC 171. The fight will no longer be taking place as Pena tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring while in a training session at Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems in Spokane, Washington.

UFC President Dana White stated on Twitter that Pena could be out for up to two years.

An opponent has been found to fight Andrade as fellow TUF 18 alum Raquel Pennington stepped up and took the fight.

UFC 171 takes place on Saturday, March 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event for the show features Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight championship.

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Johny Hendricks To Battle Robbie Lawler For Vacant Welterweight Title At UFC 171

sampleThe MMA world won’t have to wait long for a new UFC welterweight champion. UFC president Dana White announced during the Georges St-Pierre conference call that Johny Hendricks will battle Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title at UFC 171 on March 15.

St-Pierre announced during the conference call that he was vacating the welterweight title and wasn’t sure if he will ever fight again.

Hendricks last fought at UFC 167 last month losing a controversial split decision to St-Pierre.

Lawler has won three fights in a row in his return to the UFC last competing at the same UFC 167 defeating Rory MacDonald.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From UFC 167

hendricks ufc 167UFC 167 took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event to retain the UFC welterweight title in an epic main event. Right after the fight ended, St-Pierre told Joe Rogan that he planned on stepping away from the sport for awhile and wasn’t sure if he would retire. Controversy ensued after the fight as the fans in the MGM Grand Garden Arena booed the decision and the fans on social media and media thought that Hendricks won the fight.

After every event we will be posting this new feature on the website and hope that you enjoy this.

The Good

1) Johny Hendricks- Usually you never think the loser of the main event can come out on the good side. BetweenTheRopes.com had scored the main event Hendricks winning 48-47, giving Hendricks Rounds 1,2,4 and giving St-Pierre Rounds 3 and 5. Hendricks took the champion down a couple times during the fight, rocked the champion on a couple occasions and was able to stuff numerous takedown attempts from the champion. The biggest issue for Hendricks going into the fight was his cardio, as he had never been in a five round fight. “Bigg Rigg” cardio was able to hold up throughout the fight. Hendricks inflicted more damage to St-Pierre and gave the champion the biggest test of his career. UFC President Dana White stated at the post-fight press scrum that a rematch will happen in the near future.

2) Robbie Lawler- People were overlooking Lawler heading into his fight with Rory MacDonald as the odds had Lawler as much as +340 underdog and that MacDonald with a win could gain a title at the winner of the main event. Lawler used inside and outside leg kicks to offset MacDonald from utilizing his jab and his power shots that rocked the Canadian especially in the third round. Lawler said after the fight that he was wanting a title shot if St-Pierre is going to retire or going to take an indefinite leave of absence.

3) Tyron Woodley- Going into his fight with Josh Koscheck, fans were thinking this was going to be the one fight on the main card would be a snooze fest. It was anything but that as moments into the fight Woodley knocked down Koscheck with an overhand right and the fight was almost stopped. Near the end of the round, Woodley landed a right hook then sent Koscheck dropping to the mat and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. It was a great win to get Woodley back on track after a disappointing loss to Jake Shields at UFC 161 in June. It showed Woodley has great power in both hands and combined with his wrestling credentials, he is a force in the welterweight division.

The Bad

1) Dana White- The UFC President was very critical of St-Pierre’s comments inside the cage when the champion had stated that he was going to be stepping away from the cage and wasn’t if he was going to retire. White said this regarding St-Pierre’s comments.

“You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to the company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again,” White stated during the post-fight press conference. “Unless you’re going to retire. there’s no, ‘I’m going to take a cruise, I’m going to take a hiatus and be gone for two years, I’m going to take a leave of absence, I’m gonna,’ whatever the hell it was he’s saying, it doesn’t work that way.”

After the press conference, White spoke with reporters and cooled off after talking to St-Pierre. White said everything was cool with the champion and was hoping to make the rematch between St-Pierre and Hendricks soon.

The UFC President should have taken a deep breath before he flew off the handle on St-Pierre before talking to him. St-Pierre is their biggest star and pay-per-view attraction as the MGM Grand was sold out with selling 14,856 with a $5.7 million dollar gate.  White is the type of the guy who flies off the handle and speaks off the cuff on anything and everything. But in this case, for the guy who has done everything that the UFC has asked from him, White should have talked to St-Pierre.

The Dirty

1) Judging- Like we had stated earlier that we had scored the main event for Hendricks and a vast majority of fans and the media had done the same. The judges in the main event were Sal D’Amato, Tony Weeks and Glenn Trowbridge. D’Amato and Weeks scored the fight 48-47 for St-Pierre and Trowbridge scored it for Hendricks. The key round was the first round as it was obvious that Hendricks won the second and fourth round and St-Pierre won the third and fifth round. If you look at the first round, St-Pierre got a takedown, but Hendricks got right up. Hendricks was then closing the distance and was able to control the distance land powerful shots.

A lot of people were saying after the fight that maybe MMA needs to go to the half-point system that was done in Pride. I also scored the fight under the Pride rules and had it 49-47.5 for Hendricks.

Is the judging perfect in the sport? Not even close, as when you have a main event as big as this one was, you need to have the best of the best in there and that wasn’t the case on Saturday night.

Will MMA in the United States use the half-point system as was done in Pride? What is the solution to the judging problem?

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UFC 167 Results: Robbie Lawler Defeats Rory MacDonald By Entertaining Split Decision

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The fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald was predicted by many to be fight of the night and it sure delivered.

The fight starts off with Lawler throwing a kick and a straight left hand and an outside leg kick. Another outside leg kick by Lawler’ s body then a straight right hand. Both guys trying to gauge distance. A high kick by MacDonald. each guy attempts leg kicks that are blocked. Lawler lands a body kick and MacDonald lands a straight right hand.

MacDonald lands a jab and a moment later a kick to the body kick. Each guy circling each other with no action. MacDonald a jab and then Lawler lands a high kick to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 for Lawlor.

Round 2

Lawler  tries to start the round with a takedown stuffed by MacDonald who then lands a high kick. MacDonald misses a job and then each block kicks. MacDonald lands a high kick and Lawler lands a jab. Lawler then lands a hook and a kick. MacDonald lands a nice body shot.

Lawler lands another outside leg kick with MacDonald landing a combination. MacDonald starting to land a jab and a moment later scores a takedown. MacDonald grinds Lawler against the cage and lets Lawler up, who attempts a takedown. MacDonald tries to circle MacDonald, but ends up on top of Lawler. MacDonald then lands a series of vicious elbows to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 2 for MacDonald.

Round 3

Lawler starts the round with an uppercut that rocked MacDonald, but as Lawler throws a knee and MacDonald takes him down. Referee Mario Yamasaki stands them up after a few moments of inactivity. Lawler lands some vicious shots that rocked MacDonald with Lawler trying to capitalize, but both guys end up on their feet.

MacDonald tries for a takedown but is stuffed. Lawler lands an overhand right hand that drops MacDonald and lands some ground and pound. Lawler has Macdonald in side control landing vicious elbows and ground and pound. Lawler ends up ontop of MacDonald who attempted a triangle choke and both guys end up on their feet. MacDonald scores a takedown and lands some vicious elbows to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 3 and the fight to Lawler.

The judges score have the fight for Robbie Lawler defeating Rory MacDonald by split decision (28-29, 29-28×2).

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Georges St-Pierre To Net $400K For Tonight’s UFC 167

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As soon as Georges St-Pierre steps into the octagon to defend his UFC welterweight title against Johny Hendricks in the main event at UFC 167, he will make $400,000 with no win bonus. His opponent tonight, Johny Hendricks will get $50,000 with a potential of another $50,000 if he defeats St-Pierre tonight.

The next highest payout goes to Rashad Evans who will net $125,000 for his co-main event fight against Chael Sonnen and a chance to make another $125,000 if victorious. Here’s the initial list of payouts of some of the participants tonight.

- Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
- Johny Hendricks: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Rashad Evans: $125,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $125,000)
- Chael Sonnen: $100,000 (no win bonus)
- Robbie Lawler: $83,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $83,000)
- Rory MacDonald: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Josh Koscheck: $78,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $78,000)
- Tyron Woodley: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)

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UFC 167 Pre-Fight Press Conference Today On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 P.M. ET

UFC 167 pre-event press conference takes place today from the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Every fighter on the main card and UFC President Dana White will be the presser. The fighters that will be there are: Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler, Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov.

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“Countdown To UFC 167″ Full Episode

The UFC returns this Saturday to pay-per-view as UFC 167 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending against Johny Hendricks. The co-feature will have Rashad Evans fighting Chael Sonnen.

Before each PPV, the UFC will do a “Countdown” show to highlight the card’s big three fights. This episode features the St-Pierre-Hendricks and Evans-Sonnen fight. The final fight featured is a key welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler.

You can watch the full episode above.

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Video: UFC on Fox 8, “Road to the Octagon” Full Episode

The UFC returns this Saturday as UFC on Fox 8 place this Saturday from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The main event will feature Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against number one contender John Moraga.

Also in action will be Rory McDonald facing Jake Ellenberger in welterweight action, Robbie Lawler battling Bobby Voelker in a welterweight war and kicking off the main card on Fox will be former UFC women’s bantamweight number one contender Liz Carmouche looking to get back on track facing off Jessica Andrade.

The UFC yesterday aired the traditional, “Road to the Octagon” on Fox to preview some of the fights on Saturday’s card. The episode featured Johnson vs Moraga, McDonald vs Ellenberger and Lawler vs Voelker.

Watch the full episode of the show above.

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