Monday, June 16, 2008
NO SUPRISE THE UFC IS HAVING A SHOW THE SAME NIGHT AS AFFLICTIONS DEBUT, ALSO THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT , PROBABLY AINT GONNA HAPPEN,,OH DANA!
Sources close to the UFC have indicated that they are planning to put together a card July 19th in Las Vegas. Early reports indicate the UFC is planning a main event between Wanderlei Silva and Brandon Vera. It would be Vera’s first fight at LightHeavyweight. This would be an interesting concept by the UFC, as the first ever event scheduled by the Affliction clothing company Affliction: Banned is schedule that night as well.
If true, this is an obvious ploy by the UFC to take fans away from the Affliction card. The Affliction card is one of the most talent filled card in recent memory and has a main event of Tim Sylvia vs. Fedor Emelianenko.
MMAtraining.com has learned that this UFC event may be a free event on SpikeTV.
Sam Caplan from Fiveouncesofpain.com sent along the following newsbit about Dana Whites big announcement scheduled for tomorrow:
Fiveouncesofpain.com was informed by an anonymous source earlier this afternoon that the committee for Tourism, Arts, and Sports Development of New York held a vote on Wednesday to decide whether the state should regulate Mixed Martial Arts.
According to the source, the bill was voted down in overwhelming fashion.
An anonymous member of a major state athletic commission confirmed the information that was provided to Five Ounces Of Pain by our initial source.
This web site has also learned that the possible legalization of Mixed Martial Arts in the state of New York was the planned announcement that UFC president Dana White had hinted at during an interview that was published on ESPN.com last week.
According to a source, White was confident that the vote was going to pass and believed he had assurances that the proposed bill would be approved by the committee for Tourism, Arts, and Sports Development of New York. However, the proposal was unexpectedly voted down for reasons that are not yet clear. In a strange turn of events, it is believed that the chair of the committee, Assemblyman Steve Englebright, who introduced the proposal, ended up voting against it.
Posted by Doug Jefford