Rundown of today’s news stories…
Mirko Cro Cop is going for it one last time. Surprisingly enough it looks like he’ll be doing it in The UFC after all. There’s no word on his opponent as of now, but here’s the full story. Another interesting note, Dana is ok with Mirko’s choice even though he said something along the lines of ‘Mirko is done.’ following the loss to Brendan Schaub.
Apparently, The UFC is bracing itself for less than stellar numbers leading into UFC 130, but who can really blame them after losing the shows intended and highly anticipated rematch between lightweight king Frank Edgar and deserving contender Gray Maynard?
5 fights are now official for UFC 134: Rio. Paulo Thiago will be taking on other welterweight up-and-comer David Mitchell. Edson Mendes Barboza Jr. takes on Ross Pearson, and Thiago Tavares will fight Spencer Fisher. Luiz Cane looks to beat Stanislav Nedkov in his UFC debut. The main event is still as expected to be Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami.
Firas Zahabi has now joined in the talks about GSP and Nick Diaz potentially fighting next. Check out the full interview here. In short, Firas basically says he has no inside information, but he knows that Georges would likely take the fight should it become available.
Check back later for more updates.