1. UFC Camaro nets huge price tag: The UFC auctioned off a special custom Chevrolet Camaro before UFC 119 to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The UFC teamed with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to build the limited edition Camaro, which has a 650 super-charged horsepower and one-of-a-kind features including custom exhaust, lowering suspension kit, 2000-watt sound system, custom paint and UFC fight glove seats with suede headliner. The Camaro brought in $350,000. The UFC continues to raise money for the US armed forces. And that car is sweet looking. Doubt I’d pay that price even if I had it, but nice looking car and a great cause.
2. Stefan Struve signs new deal: According his management at Alchemist Management, 22 year old, 6’11″, Stefan Struve has signed a new four fight deal with the UFC. Struve has gone 4-2 inside the Octagon, prompting this new deal. Well, I can’t say I’m thrilled, but he’s done pretty good for himself inside the cage. Not always an exciting fighter, he’s had some exciting finishes. He really needs to learn how to use his reach and probably gain some muscle.
3. Fedor contemplating retirement: Talking to MixFight.ru, Fedor Emelianenko says his next fight might be his last. “My next fight will be last on the Strikeforce contract,” he continued. “I’m yet to decide whether I’m going to continue my fighting career after this contract expires. Also, my candidacy nominated for the Post of Deputy in Belgorod Regional Duma, and if I’m elected, I think, will defend the interests of the people and try to do my best efforts for the development of sport.” I think this is a power play to get more money to fight. Of course, he might be done altogether. Running for public office might put a strain on his fighting career and he might just give it up. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
4. Evan Dunham believe he beat Sean Sherk: In an interview with Fighter’s Only, Evan Dunham disagrees with the judges decision. “After the fight I believed that I did enough to win the decision. I was more of the aggressor, especially in the 3rd. I know I won the 3rd, he won the 1st, but the 2nd is up in the air. I think I won, but that’s my opinion. But I watched the fight again and I can see how they gave it Sherk…I’d love to fight Sherk again, and I think it was exciting for the fans and I think I could finish him.” Well that makes one of us. I think Dunham won outright. I can’t see how the judges gave Sherk that win.
5. Bobby Lashley vs. Dave Bautista: Bobby Lashley talks to ClubWWI.com about a fight with Dave Bautista. “I’m completely open to fighting him. Friends or not, when you get in that cage and start throwing punches, the friendship goes out the window for a minute. Because I like Dave, but if we were to have a fight, we would have to close that cage door, forget about the friendship, and try to beat each other up. Then afterwards, we can shake hands and walk away.” Funny how he was barely open to fighting Bautista a couple of months ago, giving stipulations on when or if it could happen, but now he’s all for it. Losing must have changed something. I’d rather him continue to take the “legit” road in MMA.