Swick hopes to return favour

JOSE RODRIGUEZ AND TIM BAINES

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

Colourful Brit Dan Hardy handed his opponent Mike Swick a runner-up trophy during a UFC 105 media conference. Not to be outdone, Swick says he's happy to take a runner-up prize at a press conference and promised to return the trophy to Hardy following tonight's fight.

Nogueira vs. Velasquez

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will meet Cain Velasquez Jan. 2 at UFC 108. The victor will get a title shot at the winner of the heavyweight title bout between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.

UFC goes free

Spike TV will air two of the UFC 106 preliminary cards on free TV. The Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders as well as the Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt fights will air on the cable channel commercial-free.

Action figures out

Just in time for Christmas, Round 5 has released the complete Series 1 UFC action figure set. Among the fighters featured are Chuck Liddell, Georges St. Pierre, Rashad Evans, Clay Guida and Lyoto Machida.

Wrestling wrap

Rowdy Roddy Piper will host Monday's RAW ... Speaking of RAW, its new theme song is performed by Nickelback, "the No. 1 band in America," according to the hype ... Love him or hate him, The Ultimate Warrior belongs in WWE's Hall of Fame.


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