UFC Conf. Call: Babalu Fired, PRIDE Belt Is Done
Dana White has confirmed some noteworthy items in the beginning of today's UFC 75 media conference call:
-Renato "Babalu" Sobral was released from his contract due to the incidents that happened during his UFC 74 bout against David Heath. Dana White again talked about how it would of been worse had Babalu had an arm, leg or ankle. Still, Dana feels the fans turned on him and said he is out of his contract and out of the company due to his actions.
-A caller asked Dana White if the PRIDE 205 lb. belt would be defended after this upcoming champion vs. champion fight at UFC 75. Dana said it wouldn't. He said this is a unification bout and the winner will be the undisputed champion. I guess the UFC belt will represent that and the PRIDE belt will become nothing more than another trophy to keep at your house.
-Dana was asked if Dan Henderson would get an immediate title shot against Middleweight champion Anderson Silva if he were to decide to drop down to 185 lbs. after his bout with Rampage. Dana said he'd have to see what the MW division looks like when/if that were to happen, but that Hendo would still be number one or two in that division immediately.
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