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UFC 101 Aftermath: Bonuses, Event Announcements, and the Futures of Silva, Penn, and Tito Ortiz

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In a night filled with some less-than-thrilling matchups, at least Anderson Silva and BJ Penn remembered that they were in Philly — and for that, they were rewarded handsomely. Silva earned a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus for cleaning Forrest Griffin‘s clock in the first round of their light-heavyweight feature at UFC 101, while Penn scored a Submission of the Night bonus in honor of his fourth-round rear-naked-choke of Kenny Florian. Somewhat suprisingly, additional $60,000 Fight of the Night checks went to Silva and Griffin for their match, even though it wasn’t much of a fight. UFC 101 drew a sold-out crowd of 17,411 spectators for a live gate of $3.55 million, a combat sports record for Pennsylvania. Reportedly, almost 11,000 of those fans were already in their seats by the time the first preliminary match started.

During the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that the UFC was looking to host an event at Boston’s legendary Fenway Park by next summer; the Massachusetts state senate passed a bill to regulate MMA last month. White also said that the UFC could add another event to its schedule in October, in addition to UFC 104 (October 24th, Los Angeles). Since Fedor Emelianenko is slated to make his Strikeforce debut sometime in October, the counter-programming motives are fairly obvious here. Game on…

White also addressed the next opponents for night’s conquering heroes. As expected, Diego Sanchez will likely get the next shot at BJ Penn’s lightweight belt. (Hey, wasn’t that dude supposed to get in Penn’s face after the main event? Did they even show him sitting ringside?) Anderson Silva’s next appearance will probably be a middleweight title defense against Dan Henderson, who has vowed to beat Silva up. When Silva was asked if he would ever challenge Lyoto Machida for the light-heavyweight belt, Dana White interrupted, saying "If Anderson gets to that point where he starts taking out 205-pounders, I’ll make that fight. I promise you, I’ll make that fight.” As usual, Silva stonewalled: "Lyoto’s my friend. He’s my brother, and there’s no way that fight will happen…And also not just because (Lyoto’s) my friend. (Lyoto would) be a big problem for me.”

As for Tito Ortiz, who was sitting ringside with baby-mama Jenna Jameson last night, White announced that the former UFC light-heavyweight champ will next face off against Mark Coleman. Though Ortiz respects Coleman’s wrestling and described the Hammer as someone he looks up to, he still referred to the match as "a warm-up fight."

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virpz- August 10, 2009 at 7:14 am
UFC fan

Your father hit on me way too much anyway. fucking tanga frouxa loooooser
UFC fan- August 10, 2009 at 6:48 am
why 2 posts. coulda swore I only clicked it twice.
UFC fan- August 10, 2009 at 6:46 am
I see virpz has left his ass in park, and mouth running again.
shut up you gloating fuckwad.
C-Bus Allstar- August 10, 2009 at 6:38 am
That was no "Kimbo Killer" jab. That was the Phantom Punch. It was the same punch that Muhammed Ali used to knock out Sonny Liston. And it was FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. He dodged a right, then a left, then BAM, straight right to the jaw.
virpz- August 10, 2009 at 6:04 am
Now Im wondering where are all Silva haters ...Maybe running like Forrest or travelling trough their own assholes trying to find and excuse for griffins loss.
Biffmiester- August 9, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Sakara is that cute japanese chick who follows Ryu around and mimics his style. :)
So So Explosive- August 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm
831 Son- August 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm
No. Not even close.
TheHuytonHandGrenade- August 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Were does Sakara stand now if he beat Leites last night is he a fight away from a title shot maybe?
TheHuytonHandGrenade- August 9, 2009 at 4:21 pm
I was outta line when i said Forrest took a dive i was just banking on him whoopin the spida. Not that i dont like Silva hes just a cocky cunt needs a good slap.
spladle- August 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm
Bovice Says:
Sun, 08/09/2009 - 18:50
Hey spladle, did you drive while "stumbling drunk"?

Nah man Rampage was driving.
Bovice- August 9, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Hey spladle, did you drive while "stumbling drunk"?
Bovice- August 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm
@Horror Fighter

"No disrespect to BJ, but sub of the night should have gone to George Sotiropoulos. He showed slick jiu-jitsu against Roop and worked to get the kimura. Kenny pretty much gave Penn his back."

I totally agree; that was a crock of shit how BJ got submission of the night. Sotiropoulos got robbed of $60k!

Jay Smith- August 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm
@ UFC Fan
The mistake being made is a lot of people "don't like" BJ and Anderson for "personal" reasons (Even though they don't know the people in real life). What can't be debated is that they are both the best fighters in the world in their weight class. Oh, and sometimes in other weight classes too.
I'm an MMA fan. I love the technical aspect of fighting, and that's what I "judge" them on.
Bob Reilly- August 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm
I had to correct that spelling error and the slow servers helped me out with that.
Bob Reilly- August 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Sideburnz deserves a t shirt and a high five
Bob Reilly- August 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Sideburnz deserves a t shit and a high five
spladle- August 9, 2009 at 12:07 pm
SOOO FELLLAS!!! I was there last night with amazing seats. I think my favorite part of the night was booing tito with thousands and thousands of others philadelphia fan's shouting things like "get out of here with your diseased whore" I met Frank Trigg in the pisser and thought it would be funny to sneak behind him with a rear naked choke. ( pants were up by this time no homo) He didnt appricate that, but still let my drunk ass get a picture. The BSN ladies are fucking hott but not nearly as hot as the ringgirls. I chill with some of the guys from almeida's camp they were pretty cool. If some guy desided to tell you that your girl friend had nice tits it was probobly my boy. He did that shit all night and nobody did shit. It was like he had an invisible black belt and people were afraid to test him probobly thinking he was a crazy fighter. Finally he gets kicked out right before the bj vs kenflo fight by a 3 foot tall rent-a-cop. Amazing B.J. is still the man. Fuck Kenflo. I tell some faggots to go back to boston then I leave and it takes me 45 minutes to find my car in parking lot F because im stumbling drunk. Go PHILS
Glassjaw- August 9, 2009 at 11:32 am
this card made me wanna kill myself.. all around weak... and holy shit do i wanna see anderson silva get knocked out such a cocky prick
831 Son- August 9, 2009 at 11:24 am
Ill say exactly what I did in the other post:

First off, I am laughing at all the nerdy incompetent losers that think the Anderson KO was fixed. No retards, this isn't the WWF so shut the fuck up and avoid the humiliation that comes along with being mentally challenged.

Second, Anderson destroyed Forest! Fucking rocked him the whole fight. That dude is superior in evey sense of the word. Fuck the haters, most finally give the man respect.

UFC fan- August 9, 2009 at 11:22 am
"Jay Smith Says:
Sun, 08/09/2009 - 08:39

Weak card, but the co-main event fights were good. I can't wait to hear all the chumps that were dissin Silva and BJ on the comment sections next week. Such losers....."

yeah where are all those guys...wait I was one of those guys!
Well here is how it is.......winning a fight doesn't make blow job penn any less of a spazz or fucked up wacko about GSP. Nothing has changed, I still don't like blow job penn, and nothing that he does will make me think he is anything less than a cabbage patch doll from hell.
As for Silva I said if he woke up it might be a rough nite for Forrest....sure enough Silva didn't act like the dumbass he was 2 fights ago, to my dismay. But I can tell you this: had Forrest actually beat him, it would have been worse on Anderson than it is going to be on Forrest.

The worst part of the night was when Amir got jobbed by the ref, that put a damper on the night and it never recovered, this was by far the worse fucking PPV ever. I hate to know I have to add this shit to my collection if only to keep it intact and complete, damn!

Goose- August 9, 2009 at 11:05 am
CP, can we please get a never let Big Dan ref another MMA bout again petition going, please!
BackbaconBilly- August 9, 2009 at 10:43 am
I like a good conspiracy as much as the next guy, but that wasn't any FIX! what it was was a beatdown by a superior striker. As soon as Silva starts doing that head bobbin shit and the punch me if you can ( aka the Nick diaz shuffle ) he has figured his opponent out and its all over but the ref stoppage. I wanted Forrest to beat him silly and stop the spider insanity but the truth is that there isn't anyone to stop it. And altho I like gsp, he would get his ass handed to him by Silva, I wouldn't be surprised if Silva could beat Lesner or any other heavyweight in the UFC.
Emo Sux- August 9, 2009 at 10:38 am
@ SideBurnz

LSFHINPMWITF (laughing so fucking hard I nearly punched my wife in the face)
825IVER- August 9, 2009 at 10:32 am
it looked like silva knew everything forrest was going to do before forrest knew. hands down, helping him up, dancing around punches thrown.