You know who loves a good old fashioned staredown? Joe Rogan loves a good old fashioned staredown. In addition to having one of the coolest jobs in the world as the UFC‘s Pay-Per-View color commentator he also hosts all the Pay-Per-View event’s Weigh-Ins the day before the fights. This gives Rogan the opportunity to get the best seat in the house for some of the best photo ops in the UFC. Check out this video collection courtesy of YouTube user zombie00713 featuring some of Joe’s best moments during the weigh-ins.
Le KO’s Franklin photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images (via Sherdog.com)
Yesterday marked the UFC‘s first visit to China, Macau specifically. Macau, also known as Macao, is considered the Las Vegas of China, although some would say it’s even bigger and better. The UFC stacked the card with a strong Asian contingency including “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim (Korean), former PRIDE Fighting Championships Champion, “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi (Japanese), former Strikeforce Champion Cung Le (Vietnam) as well as China’s own Tiequan Zhang.
Kim and Gomi prevailed in their bouts but unfortunately for China, their guy Zhang dropped a decision to Guam’s John Tuck. In the main event Cung Le, who stars in the upcoming “Man with the Iron Fists” upset the formidable Rich “Ace” Franklin with a breathtaking knockout punch. FUEL TV interviewed Cung after the bout. Check out what he had to say and watch the replay of the amazing strike from UFC on FUEL 6: UFC Macao.
Last year at UFC 143, following a controversial decision loss to Carlos Condit for the vacant UFC Interim Welterweight title, Nick Diaz would proclaim his retirement from the sport of MMA. Diaz would then be suspended for a year after failing the post-fight drug test for marijuana metabolites.
After almost a year off, the possibility of Diaz getting a title fight with the winner of GSP/Condit has dwindled and with rumors of a possible Josh Koscheck vs. Diaz Super Bowl Showdown mounting, longtime Diaz coach Cesar Gracie spoke with Fight Hub TV about the return of Diaz as well as the “24 water bottle” allegation from Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.