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Bad news, no vuvuzelas at UFC 116


Press release below

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – As the world prepares for the greatest heavyweight title fight of the past two decades, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® made a stunning announcement today that will undoubtedly have a global impact. UFC President Dana White confirmed that vuvuzelas, pesky noise makers used infamously by South African fans at this year’s World Cup, have been banned at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday.

Thus, when UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar enters the cage to battle interim beltholder Shane Carwin in the most important heavyweight fight since the Ali era, fans will have to rely on their voices, hands, and feet to root on their favorite athlete.

“This decision was pretty simple for me,” White said. “Vuvuzelas make the most horrific sound I’ve ever heard. I’d rather let Brock punch me in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things. This is the biggest heavyweight fight we’ve ever done. We’ll make enough noise this weekend when Brock and Shane finally step inside the Octagon.”

Posted by lvollmer on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 11:32 am |

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin ticket info released


The UFC has released the poster to promote UFC 116, which features a heavyweight title unification match between heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin. Check it out below, along with ticket information.

The UFC fight club presale starts Tuesday, May 11th at 10AM PT.

The UFC Newsletter presale starts Wednesday, May 12th at 10AM PT.

Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, May 13th at 10AM PT.

Posted by lvollmer on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 3:08 pm |


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Web programmer by day, practicing mixed martial artist at night, Larry Vollmer Jr. brings the latest news from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the rest of the mixed martial arts world - a fast-spreading obsession on TV and online. These are the bouts - they occur in an octagon-shaped "ring" - that test men's souls.