According to MMANEWS, who was in on the conference call with UFC president Dana White and Mirko CroCop, Dana confirmed and denied some big rumors floating around. Here is some of the major points as reported.
Key Points in Conference Call
- Pride will adopt the UFC Unified rules and weight classes.
- No UFC fighter will fight on Prides Lightweight Grand Prix.
- Dana White is pissed still at Tito Ortiz, not a surprise.
- As reported earlier, HBO deal signed.
- ESPN will cover UFC weigh in from now on
- Nogueira’s contract was up with Pride, so the UFC signed him last week. He is rumored to be facing Brandon Vera.