UFC president Dana White and current Middleweight champion of the company Rich Franklin were recently guests on the “O’Reilly Factor” show. It was not a positive piece on the sport to say the least.
O’Reilly ripped UFC right off the bat, using the typical “bloodspot” type claim as to why the sport is bad. The typical response was thrown out that boxing is more dangerous, and that no one has ever died in a UFC competition.
O’Reilly continually took shots, refusing the budge even when relevant arguments were introduced. He literally laughed them off.
UFC 61 “Bitter Rivals” Finalized
The following is an updated look at the upcoming UFC 61 “Bitter Rivals” pay-per view scheduled for July 8th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada:
UFC Heavyweight Title:
-Tim Sylvia (c) vs. Andrei Arlovski*
-Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock*
-Frank Mir vs. Dan Christison*
-Yves Edwards vs. Joe Stevenson*
-Josh Burkman vs. Josh Neer*
-Hermes Franca vs. Roger Huerta
-Drew Fickett vs. Kurt Pellegrino
-Jeff Monson vs. Anthony Perosh
-Gilbert Aldana vs. Cheick Kongo
* – The only fights at this point guaranteed for the live PPV (meaning they definitely won’t be a non-televised preliminary bout) are Sylvia/Arlovski III, Ortiz/Shamrock II, Mir/Christison, Edwards/Stevenson, and Burkman/Neer. The rest will probably be preliminary bouts.