Former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes may have a mirror image of himself fighting in the UFC. His twin brother, Mark, is set to sign an exclusive UFC deal. Mark Hughes has a 6-2 record but hasn't fought since 2003.
WHITE SLAMS SLICE SHOW
UFC president Dana White is never short of opinions and he has a strong one on CBS going ahead with the EliteXC show featuring Internet fight star Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson. "Kimbo Slice isn't a mixed martial artist. This guy was fighting in your backyard three months ago, and now he's going to be headlining on CBS. Personally, I think it sucks."
ORTIZ A SORE LOSER
Tito Ortiz isn't one to ride off into the sunset quietly. After losing at last week's UFC 84 to Lyoto Machida, Ortiz wasn't invited to the post-fight press conference. He crashed it anyway and refused to leave until he had a chance to answer some questions from the gathered media. Check out canoe.ca/scrapyard for the video of an irrational Ortiz arguing with press conference organizers as his porn star girlfriend Jenna Jameson cheers him on.
Here's the paycheques the main event fighters received following last week's UFC 84. B.J. Penn took home the biggest chunk of change with $250,000 (all terms US) for defeating Sean Sherk, who earned $35,000. Wanderlei Silva got $150,000, Keith Jardine $10,000, and Lyoto Machida got $100,000 to beat Tito Ortiz. Although he lost, Ortiz earned $210,000.
KNEED FOR CRAZY-NESS
Some intriguing matchups have been announced for upcoming cards. With Mark Coleman sidelined by a knee injury, Heath "Texas Crazy Horse" Herring has been called on to fight Brock Lesnar at UFC 87. Clay Guida will take on Mac Danzig on the same card in Minneapolis.
CANUCK HAS HIS DAY
UFC 85 Bedlam goes June 7 from London with Matt Hughes taking on Thiago Alves. Alberta's Jason Day will also take on England's Michael "The Count" Bisping. The event will be available on pay-per-view.