- UFC 201 takes place Saturday night and the promotion has brought several other fighters to the Atlanta area for promotional work all week. So, why not get their thoughts on the main and co-main events.
Make sure to join us this Saturday at Wrestling Inc. for our live UFC 201 coverage. We will have quick results of the preliminary card followed by detailed, round-by-round coverage of the main card.
- Mark Hunt continues to sound off on the UFC, Brock Lesnar and all other drug users competing in MMA. "The Super Samoan" appeared on a recent edition of "The MMA Hour" to continue his verbal assault against the promotion he calls home.
Lesnar, who earned a decision win over Hunt at UFC 200 earlier this month, tested positive for a banned substance during both a pre-fight drug test and a post-fight one. The UFC has stated they do not plan to fine the former UFC heavyweight champion any further, though he fails discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission.
"It just makes me laugh, because that's how he won his world title," Hunt said (thanks to MMA Fighting for transcribing). "He stuck a needle in his poo-shoot and that's how he won his title. People say, 'oh Mark, it doesn't help you.' Well then if it doesn't help you, why do it? You're that scared of losing? I mean, shucks, it's funny that one cheater calls out another cheater, says 'oh man, that's really unprofessional.' What the hell does that make you?
"He's a (expletive) hypocrite, and the sad thing about it is these companies are not doing anything about it. Me saying these things, trying to form a union, all of this, at the end of the day we've all got to make sacrifices, and my (career) is coming up to the end soon. I don't give a rat's ass about working in the UFC anymore because they don't do anything about. They don't do nothing about it. So all of these kids listening to this, watching this, you're wasting your time trying to get into these companies because they don't give a rat's about you. They'll just throw you under the bus."
Previously, Hunt defeated two fighters who failed drug tests in Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.
- The early weigh-ins for UFC 201 are done and complete, as the main event is now set. Both Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley weighed in successfully at 170 pounds. The two headline Saturday's card from Atlanta.
Officials removed a planned flyweight contest between Justin Scoggins and Ian McCall late Thursday night after Scoggins was well over the flyweight limit. Instead, Ryan Benoit and Fredy Serrano will open the pay-per-view portion of the night.
Complete weigh-in results can be found below:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
*Robbie Lawler (170 lbs.) vs. Tyron Woodley (170) for Lawler's UFC welterweight title
*Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.5) vs. Rose Namajunas (116)
*Matt Brown (171) vs. Jake Ellenberger (170)
*Erik Perez (135) vs. Francisco Rivera (135.5)
*Ryan Benoit (126) vs. Fredy Serrano (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2/8 p.m. ET)
*Ed Herman (205.5) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)
*Jorge Masvidal (171) vs. Ross Pearson (170)
*Damian Grabowski (256) vs. Anthony Hamilton (258.5)
*Wilson Reis (126) vs. Hector Sandoval (126)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
*Michael Graves (170.5) vs. Bojan Velickovic (170.5)
*Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Damien Brown (155.5)
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