Thursday, August 16, 2007
Dana White's UFC 74 Conference Call
Sam Caplan of FiveOuncesOfPain.com participated in a conference call earlier today conducted by UFC president Dana White in an effort to promote UFC 74. Among other things, White touched upon the following points:
- Brandon Vera has signed a new deal with the UFC, and Tim Sylvia will "probably" be his next opponent. The contract issues that kept Vera out of the UFC were between Vera and his management, not Vera and the UFC.
- Andrei Arlovski will be fighting soon. Because so many matches are being put together at the moment, White could not say when or against whom Arlovski would fight next.
- Wanderlei Silva is not yet signed, and White did not want to comment any further on deals that have not been finalized.
- No developments with Fedor Emelianenko seem to have been made, but White said that if he were signed, he'd be competing right away for the title.
To read more of Caplan's UFC 74 conference call recap, click here.