– UFC president Dana White doesn’t see how Wanderlei Silva can make it into the UFC’s Hall of Fame. In fact, he’s pretty sure the indefinite ban handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission will keep him out forever.
“There’s going to be no Hall of Fame. The guy’s been Pete Rose’d,” White said during media day events Thursday (thanks to MMAFighting.com for transcribing). “There’s going to be no Hall of Fame offers.”
Despite others, most notably Stephan Bonnar, receiving inclusion into the HOF with past drug allegations on their resume, White isn’t planning on budging for Silva. “The Axe Murderer” declined a drug test earlier this year when the NAC came calling.
– UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will be in a cast for four weeks after doctors discovered a hairline fracture in his left hand. According to a report recently on “UFC Tonight,” Weidman suffered the injury prior to facing Lyoto Machida in July.
At the time, the unbeaten champion was told it was just a sprain and he fought for five rounds through it. Afterwards, the pain continued and Weidman eventually got a second X-ray performed before having a doctor in Los Angeles look over the hand.
Weidman was forced out of a planned December encounter with Vitor Belfort. The bout is expected to be rescheduled for 2015.
– The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s UFC 178 card took place earlier today from Las Vegas.
Other main card bouts include Donald Cerrone-Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier, Tim Kennedy-Yoel Romero and Cat Zingano-Amanda Nunes. Complete weigh-in results can be found below:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (124.5 lbs.) vs. Chris Cariaso (124.5) for Johnson’s championship
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Eddie Alvarez (155)
Conor McGregor (146) vs. Dustin Poirier (145.5)
Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Yoel Romero (185)
Cat Zingano (135) vs. Amanda Nunes (135)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Dominick Cruz (134) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
James Krause (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155)
Patrick Cote (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170)
John Howard (170) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Kevin Lee (155.5) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
Manny Gamburyan (135.5) vs. Cody Gibson (135)