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UFC 129 Press Conference Notes

(You’re lucky you’re not a fat ugly bully, Jake. PicProps: Tracy Lee/

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

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?)

Royce Gracie, who was in attendance at the presser, is pushing for a retirement fight with Matt Hughes in Rio, but White is undecided whether or not he will give it to him

• 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

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TheHuytonHandGrenade- April 29, 2011 at 6:16 am
@Snooze go back to sleep you boring cunt!
knucklesamitch- April 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

I fail to see how Mayhem muttering the words, "Where's my rematch buddy?" and then getting mudstomped by 5 dudes is considered starting a fight. So pointing out that only Mayhem was banned from CBS and Showtime seems like a perfectly valid point to make.
welderfitter- April 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm
@ snooze- give a tug on your pullups and quit crying.
I have religiously followed CP for the last year and a half but havent registered until now. I felt compelled to defend against your BS.
Dizzylittlelord- April 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm
snooze - it was confirmed by jake shields, what do you want from cagepotato, get your tongue out of nick diaz's ass and grow up
snooze- April 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Your bs about cesar gracie not "getting in to canada" is just that.. bs. you can't get in if you have something as dumb as a DUI. so why don't you stop speculating or trying to trigger a story out of NOTHING. and pointing out jake and gilbert not being reprimanded is also unwarranted considering they didn't start it. grow up. although i'd expect nothing less from cagepotato.
Casa de los pantelones- April 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm
I'm calling it now, GSP and Shields choke each other out via flying anaconda peruvian neck arm triangle. They both slip into comas and we never have to watch either of there boring asses ever again.
RwilsonR- April 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm
I thought Mayhem was only signed because CP wanted to write an article talking about how Dana White's and Zuffa's purchase of Strikeforce was ruining the sport.
rockbacklash- April 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm
I was going to bet Shields, but after hearing about Cesar Gracie and his visa, its starting to sound like Forbidden Psychological Technology all over again.