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  1. ChampKind

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    UFC Media Conference Call Live Coverage
    • By: Kris Karkoski | Sep 2,2008
    [​IMG]UFC President Dana White announced during a 4pm ET media conference call that UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture will fight Brock Lesnar in a five-round championship bout on November 15th at UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    MMAFrenzy.com’s live coverage of the announcement is currently in progress below.
    3:05pm ET — The conference call has not yet begun as more media participants are still being admitted. We should be underway shortly.
    3:12 pm ET — The UFC has announced that due to a “scheduling conflict” the media conference call has been postponed until 4pm ET.
    4:12pm ET — Dana White has announced that UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture will take on Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 on November 15th in Las Vegas. Both Couture and Lesnar are on the call.
    4:13pm ET — Win or lose, Couture will remain in the UFC.
    4:13pm ET — The UFC will do “everything in their power” to get Couture vs. Emelianenko booked, but says they must work it out with Affliction.
    4:15pm ET — The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, not in Portland, Oregon as expected.
    4:17pm ET — Nogueira and Mir will still fight at UFC 92 for the interim heavyweight title then the winners of both bouts will unify the titles in early-2009.
    4:18pm ET — The UFC and Couture has settled their legal dispute as part of their agreement to have Couture return to the octagon.
    4:19pm ET — Couture says he is not yet ready for Lesnar but will analyze his opponent and train accordingly.
    4:20pm ET — Lesnar says heavyweight championship shot a “great opportunity”.
    4:21pm ET — Dana White says they are happy to resolve issues and Couture adds that both sides had to make compromises to make things work. White says all he cares about is that Couture is “back and he’s fighting”. They have cleared the air and are “trying to move forward”.
    4:23pm ET — White says Lesnar looked “damn good” in his fight against Heath Herring and that he was determined to be the top contender as fans had little interest in seeing Lesnar fight Cheick Kongo.
    4:24pm ET — Dana White says Couture-Lesnar will be “biggest fight in UFC history
    4:25pm ET — Lesnar “honored” to get into the octagon with Randy.
    4:26pm ET — Couture says he weighs 225 pounds at present and will weigh 225 pounds for the fight. Says he can overcome the weigh difference with Lesnar.
    4:27pm ET — Couture says he’d be okay walking away now in terms of his legacy but that he’s “fighting because he loves to fight” and he wants to take top heavyweight ranking away from Emelianenko.
    4:28pm ET — White says UFC will offer Emelianenko a “fair deal”. Says contract of Emelianenko with Affliction another “obstacle” to Couture-Emelianenko happening.
    4:33pm ET — White says UFC 91 will do over a million PPV buys.
    4:34pm ET — Dana says he would be “horrified” if Affliction survives until January.
    4:35pm ET — Couture says he’d rather fight Emelianenko in November but that they’re “on the right road”.
    4:36pm ET — White calls upcoming heavyweight championship fights a “tournament”.
    4:40pm ET — White says UFC heavyweight division looking “pretty damn good” now.
    4:41pm ET – Couture says there’s no way he can overlook someone as big as Lesnar and that he will take him “very, very seriously”.
    4:44pm ET — White says Affliction is losing loads of money and that when you’re losing the kind of money Affliction’s losing you have to “sell a lot of t-shirts”.
    4:49pm ET — White says it drives him “insane” when people call Fedor the best pound-for-pound fight in the world because he hasn’t fought top competition. White says he wants to see if Emelianenko is the best and White says he has to come to the UFC to fight the best
    4:52pm ET — Lesnar says he doesn’t “give a shit” about Fedor.
    4:53pm ET — Lesnar says it’s tough to succeed in MMA without a solid wrestling base.
    4:55pm ET — White says “UFC Countdown” for Couture-Lesnar will be a two or three part series on Spike TV.
    4:56pm ET — Couture says he believes his Nevada fighting license is still current but White says the UFC would buy him one if it wasn’t.
    4:58pm ET — White says other promotions can have any fighters he cuts.
    4:59pm ET — White says Fabricio Werdum is also in the heavyweight title mix.
    5:00pm ET — Lesnar says he cuts 15 pounds to get down to the 265 pound heavyweight limit.
    5:01pm ET — Couture will be attending UFC 88 on Saturday with White in Atlanta.
    5:02pm ET — PPV projections are 1-1.5 million buys, but White is hesitant on saying it will bear De La Hoya-Pacquiao.
    5:02pm ET — Couture says deal is a new, three-fight contract replacing the previous contract which had two bouts remaining.
     
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  2. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Randy would not be welcome in the cage after that kind of back down.
     
  3. adrenalin112

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    amazing. looking forward to these matchups. glad to see both parties able to find a compromise.
     
  4. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    1st - Lesnar/Randy
    2nd - Lesnar/Nog and Randy/Fedor
    3rd - Fedor/Nog 4
    4th - Fedor/Lesnar
     
  5. MyLittleAirport

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    hey drag_on, how taste my peepee?
     
  7. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    having Lesnar smash Couture ruins any and all hype between Fedor and Randy.

    Is Joe Silva on vacation?
     
  8. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    What hype? We all knew Fedor would win anyways against Randy :hsughno:
     
  9. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    yeah, no hype surrounding that fight... ..no photoshoots, broken contracts, outcry to the media that they want to fight, most publicized yet to happen fight.

    no hype.
     
  10. ITR06

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    guess i wont be watching it live :(
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    So you don't deny tasting it :hsugh:
     
  12. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    Oh please, the "typical" UFC watcher doesn't even know who Fedor is.

    It has a lot of hype among the hardcore followers but not so much out of our realm.
     
  13. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    Pervert!
     
  14. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    so going onto sherdog makes you a "hardcore"?

    so sick of that fucking term. People who know very little about mma know who Faydor is now.
     
  15. Sammo

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    good fight, it's interesting because we will probably see how Randy fares off of his back
     
  16. Sammo

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    I think it's a decent litmus test, a lot of people you meet at social events or parties say they are hardcore fans but only know about 4-6 fighters

    usually if someone knows who Fedor is then they are at least a little knowledgeable
     
  17. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    who on earth are these people? I live in the land of posers and never meet these people. I need to get out more.
     
  18. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    I couldn't think of a better way to punish Randy for wasting everyone's time. They are going to ruin the only fight left that he really wants.
     
  19. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    So if Lesnar should beat Couture and then Nogueira, will you guys start taking him seriously?
     
  20. Sammo

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    some people in Canada, even though there are a lot of fans here

    California is an MMA hotbed
     
  21. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I think everyone started taking him VERY seriously the second he fucking Debo'd Herring

    :rofl:

    now that i think about it, i couldnt agree more.
     
  22. f-g

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    I think most in the cage have been taking Lesnar seriously :dunno:
     
  23. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Not in the threads I've posted in. Most in the cage flame me for saying he's going to shake shit up.
     
  24. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :rofl: Well that's different.
     
  25. ChampKind

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    I still say Nog would beat Lesner
     

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