(You’re lucky you’re not a fat ugly bully, Jake. PicProps: Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com)
If you missed the UFC 129 press conference, have no fear, we’ve got you covered with the short and sweet version of what went down today in Toronto.
If you want to waste 45 minutes watching the whole shebang, we will have the video up within the hour. Alternatively, you can watch it on UFC.com.
For the rest of us that have shit to do tonight, the Cliff’s Notes are below.
• Jake Shields confirmed that due to “visa issues” Cesar Gracie was not able to get into Canada and will not be in his corner Saturday night (it looks like someone working at Canada Customs is a GSP fan)
• Dana White confirmed Cesar’s comments from earlier today on MMAJunkie radio that the main reason for signing Jason Miller was that “Mayhem” was banned from fighting on both CBS and Showtime by network brass because of his role in the Nasville brawl (Funny they had no problem with Diaz, who threw the first punch, or Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez, who were also involved in the skirmish)
• White says that SF is working to get Fedor vs. Hendo signed and that UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is spearheading the negotiations
• Dana also confirmed that Diaz has a clause in his contract that allows him to box, but seemed confident that it “may not happen” (UFC, perhaps?)
• UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones‘ hand injury will keep him out for “about six months”
• UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, who suffered a recent setback in rehabbing his injured shoulder, should be back in action in October
• The UFC may release an additional block of tickets beyond the 55,000 previously available