Canucks cash in on UFC bonuses

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

Some fighters made off with a little extra in their trunks following UFC 97 in Montreal last weekend. Sam Stout of London, Ont., and Matt Wiman each made an extra $70,000 for fight of the night. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua took home the same bonus for knocking out Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, while Winnipeg's Krzysztof Soszynski also earned $70,000 above his regular pay for submission of the night over Brian Stann.

Nothing to Crow about

President Dana White is uncertain about David "The Crow" Loiseau's future in the UFC. In his return to the fight club, Loiseau suffered a lopsided decision loss to Ed Herman at UFC 97. White said Loiseau "looked old."

Silva-Leites Web hits

The discontent over the main event at UFC 97 -- a title bout between middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Thales Leites -- continues to rage. White called the fight boring, while, in cyberspace, pro fighters are lining up to take shots at the poor performance that saw Silva and Leites dance for five rounds and draw boos from the crowd. Middleweight contender Michael Bisping said both fighters should hang their heads in shame, Matt Hughes said a fight like that offers a great opportunity for bathroom breaks, while Wanderlei Silva said the bout was "disrespectful" to fans.

Australia in cards

A Fighters Only magazine report says the UFC is eyeing Australia for a show in 2010.

Bell rings up record

The 21,451 fans in attendance at UFC 97 at Montreal's Bell Centre are in the record book -- the largest crowd to ever take in an MMA event in North America.

MFC lands Dominator

Fast-growing Maximum Fighting Championship has inked one of the most sought-after, up-and-coming fighters. Former WWE star Bobby "The Dominator" Lashley will step into the MFC ring on Friday, May 15 at MFC 21: Hard Knocks at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Alberta. Lashley will square off against Mike Cook, who is trained by legendary mixed-martial arts persona Frank Shamrock.


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