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by on 31st October 2008

UFC has interest in EliteXC fighters Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz and Jake Shields.

Tickets have not sold well thus far for UFC 92 on 12/27, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The fight card is headlined by Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans.

Speaking of tickets, there are still higher priced tix available for UFC 91 – Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture.

George St. Pierre is going too be on the cover of Men’s Fitness before the B.J. Penn fight.

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Alistair Overeem in a rematch is on tap for the 12/31 K-1/Dream show. Cro Cop will need knee surgery after the fight.

HDNet has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the now defunct IFL. The $650,000 deal allows HDNet to gain control of the IFL video and image libraries, and the assumption of certain IFL liabilities.

Junie Browning from the current season of The Ultimate Fighter has moved to Las Vegas, NV and is now training with Xtreme Couture.

The management of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks is interested in hosting a UFC event at the General Motors Palace. At the present time, MMA is illegal in the Canadian city.

The Ultimate Fighter scored a 1.03 cable rating last night — a 1.24 in M18-49, a .84 in P18-49, a 1.53 in
M18-34, and an average audience of 1.34 million viewers.

At UFC 90 on 10/25, Patrick Cote suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee in his fight with Anderson Silva. Cote’s manager, Stephane Patry, confirmed that the UFC middleweight fighter will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week after a short vacation in Cancun, Mexico, reports mmajunkie.com.

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