MMA Sherdog :owned:

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    LAS VEGAS, June 27 — It was almost over. Stephan Bonnar (Pictures) was about to hop off the scale leaving only four fighters, including Chris Leben (Pictures) and Anderson Silva, to make weight. That’s when Jennifer Wenk, head of public relations for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, made it clear that Sherdog.com was not welcome to film Tuesday’s weigh-in.

    Wenk’s brief comments can be heard at the end of the weigh-in video, which is incomplete because Sherdog.com complied with her request.

    Entering Body English before the weigh-ins for Wednesday’s Ultimate Fight Night on SpikeTV, there were no restrictions posted regarding photo or video equipment. Hard Rock Hotel security at the door cleared the video equipment brought by Sherdog.com and said it was fine to operate in the venue.

    The only posted notice at the door indicated anyone entering the nightclub during the pre-fight event could have his or her likeness used by SpikeTV during tomorrow night’s broadcast.

    Off camera Wenk said that the designated spot for media was downstairs and that Sherdog.com should have attempted to arrange credentials through her. Since October 2005, however, Sherdog.com has not been granted media credentials to UFC events despite applying multiple times.

    When contacted after the weigh-in, Wenk declined to comment.

    UFC president Dana White, who said he ordered Wenk to remove Sherdog.com, has repeatedly suggested his company has not placed a “ban” on mixed martial arts media. He has also insinuated that sites like Sherdog.com are free to cover the UFC, but without the benefit of media credentials.

    This is the first time the UFC has prevented Sherdog.com from covering an open-to-the public event.

    Televised Fights:
    Anderson Silva (185) vs Chris Leben (Pictures) (186)
    Jonathan Goulet (Pictures) (169) vs Luke Cummo (169)
    Rashad Evans (Pictures) (205) vs Stephan Bonnar (Pictures) (205)
    Jorge Gurgel (Pictures) (155) vs Mark Hominick (Pictures) (154)

    Off-TV Bouts:
    Dave Menne (Pictures) (170) vs Josh Koscheck (Pictures) (171)
    Branden Lee Hinkle (Pictures) (205) vs Jason Lambert (Pictures) (206)
    Jon Fitch (Pictures) (171) vs Thiago Alves (Pictures) (171)
    Kris Rotharmel (205) vs Rob MacDonald (Pictures) (203)
    Jorge Santiago (Pictures) (185) vs. Justin Levens (Pictures) (186)

    Video Length: 8:03 min
    Video Size: 20.93 MB

    http://www.sherdogvideos.com/events/ufn5/ufn5_weighin.wmv

    http://www.sherdog.com/videos/videos.asp?v_id=763
     
  2. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :Ownedd:
     
  3. GSPFAN

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    That is hillarious. Obvious reasons come to mind, but I wonder if Dana had any "specific" reasons for it.
     
  4. Achance007

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    I'm going to be in vegas tonight but I don't land till 8:30pm. I'm gonna try to get to the hard rock and hopefully see some fighters leaving.
     
  5. joechunkybutt2

    joechunkybutt2 New Member

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    I watched the video just to hear it and you can hear a woman at the end going "come on guyssssssss...come onnnnnnnnnn....you know you can't bring professional cameras, come one guysssssssssss, put it away"
     
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    joechunkybutt2 New Member

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    I wouldn't waste my time, I think the fighters will be long gone by the time arrive, apparently they fight starting at 2:30
     
  7. Mega-JC: Da Return

    Mega-JC: Da Return Tiger Knee!

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    sucks for them :mamoru:
     
  8. Achance007

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    I thought the fight was live on spike tonight? and that would be around 10pm eastern, so it would make it about 7pm in vegas.
     
  9. adrenalin112

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    UFC PRESENTS
    ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT
    JOINT @ HARD ROCK HOTEL
    WEDNESDAY JUNE 28,2006
    DRS 145PM*1ST BOUT 230PM
    WWW.UFC.TV

    it's going to be recorded. Shown separately in each time zone @ 8PST & 8EST
     
  10. Achance007

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    Thanks for looking it up, well that sucks. Well maybe I'll still swing by, hopefully some of them are staying in the hotel and will be gambling there.
     
  11. JordanClarkson

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    Those guys tape things and then force you to pay for a membership in order to view it. Fuck that.
     
  12. itslackers

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    Good job Dana, you wouln't wany any other site talking about the UFC and giving MMA a broader audience - that would hurt business.
     
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    fuck shitdog...worthless pile of dogshit












    (grappling forum is the only worthwhile forum there imo:o)
     

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