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Quick Hits: Carano-Cyborg Possible in WEC, Lashley Debut Set, and More

UFC 91 is mere moments away, but we wanted to make sure that everyone is up to speed on all of the news in the MMA universe before the big night kicks off. Also, don’t forget to check out the live coverage starting at 8 pm ET.

  • Base salary figures have already been released for Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, which indicate both fighters are guaranteed $250,000.
  • BJ Penn thinks that the winner of his bout with Georges St. Pierre should be considered the best pound-for-pound fighter.
  • Ironically enough, cable network Showtime has opted to produce and distribute Affliction’s upcoming pay-per-view “Day Of Reckoning” on January 24th.
  • Affliction has also confirmed the following bouts for “Day Of Reckoning.” Matt Lindland vs. Renato Sobral (at light-heavyweight), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Vladimir Matyushenko, and Paul Buentello vs. Kiril (Baby Fedor) Sidelnikov.
  • Adrenaline MMA’s next event is set to showcase Pat Miletich’s return to competition, as well as former IFL champion Ben Rothwell, Thomas Denny, and Mike Russow.
  • Chuck Liddell has prematurely left a USO tour, though suspicions continue to swirl regarding the reason for his departure.
  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inadvertently helped the New York Jets earn a victory over the New England Patriots…how about that.
  • The struggling economy seems to take its toll on ppv buys; Dana White says UFC ticket prices will be adjusted.
  • Is Couture vs. Lesnar really the biggest fight in UFC history?
  • Mark Munoz vs. Ricardo Barros and Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez have been added to the WEC 37 lineup.
  • Bobby Lashley will make his MMA debut against Joshua Franklin at Mixed Fighting Alliance “There Will Be Blood” on December 13th in Miami.
  • Josh Burkman has been sidelined indefinitely due to a back injury.
  • Dana White is considering promoting Gina Carano vs. Cris Cyborg in the WEC.
  • Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J Noons returned to boxing on Thursday, defeating Alejandro Bograin via unanimous decision.
  • Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura and Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Joachim Hansen have been announced for K-1 Dynamite 2008 on New Year’s Eve.


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