(What do Mr. Glass and Dave Terrell have in common? Read on…)
Remember how Dave Terrell was going to be the next big thing in the UFC’s middleweight bracket? Well, happy days are gone according to GracieFighter.com. Terrell has been released by Dana’s organization.
Terrell went 2-1 in the UFC and got off to a great start – a quick KO of Matt Lindland at UFC 49. He was then sidelined for a while because of various injuries before a TKO loss to Evan Tanner and a ho-hum submission win over Scott Smith. But that last fight was almost two years ago. It’s now apparent that Terrell is made of glass because he kept getting injured and had to pull out of three fights – one due to a sinus infection, two to assorted injuries.
It looks like the Cesar Gracie-trained and BJJ black belt fighter will continue battling elsewhere and hopes to get a better contract next time out.
Plagued by injuries and unhappy with the financial terms of his bout agreements, Terrell sat out the remainder of his contract. Now focused on getting his career back on track, Terrell will be looking to signing and fighting with another organization.
5oz of Pain is making a case for Terrell heading to EliteXC. Nick Diaz and Jake Shields – Terrell’s teammates – fight for EliteXC already and could pull him over. Although that “unhappy with the financial terms” thing might get even worse with that organization unless he’s headlining events – which will be hard to do if he continues his injurious ways.
— TUF 6 contender Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver is saying via a myspace bulletin that he will fight at UFC 84 on May 24th. No opponent has surfaced just yet, but we’ll keep an eye on it and let you know. (Props to MMA Junkie)
— The UFC has teamed up with Yahoo! Sports for on-line PPV events. The new deal starts immediately, making UFC 82 available for your on-line viewing pleasure. The viewers will receive the exact feed the regular PPV viewers get. The price for UFC 82 is being reported as $44.95 – which is the same as the TV PPV price. On-line purchasers will also get the feed for 24 hours.
Dana White in the press release:
“This relationship with Yahoo! is an important step for the UFC to build its global distribution platform for live pay-per-view events. We are looking forward to working with Yahoo! to expand our reach and bring the sport to fight fans in every corner of the world.”
We’d like to see the price dropped a little on this, but guess we can’t complain about the possibilities this opens up for us viewers. I always knew these crazy computers were the wave of the future.