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UFC 87 PREVIEW

August 8, 2008

GEORGES ST. PIERRE

BROCK LESNAR LOSING TO FRANK MIR AT UFC 81

UFC 87: Seek and Destroy takes place tomorrow in Minnesota. The card is headlined by Georges St. Pierre who is defending his UFC welterweight championship belt against Jon Fitch.

 

BROCK LESNAR AND HEATH HERRING AT UFC PRESS CONFERENCE

Former pro wrestler and Minnesota native Brock Lesnar is also featured on the card. This might be Lesnar’s last shot at UFC. Coming off a loss to Frank Mir, Lesnar takes on former Pride heavyweight champion Heath Herring.

 

ROGER HUERTA AND KENNY FLORIAN

The best fight of the evening though will probably be Roger Huerta vs Kenny Florian at 155 lbs. Florian is a longtime favorite of UFC management after being discovered for season one of the UFC reality tv show The Ultimate Fighter. Huerta is an articulate, young hispanic fighter who has been groomed for stardom by UFC. Huerta has recently soured on UFC because of an ongoing contract dispute.

ROGER HUERTA

KENNY FLORIAN

ROGER HUERTA UNHAPPY WITH UFC CONTRACT

August 1, 2008

ROGER HUERTA

Roger Huerta, who is one of the headliners on next week’s UFC 87 card, has blasted the Ultimate Fighting Championship for paying their fighters so little. He is also apparently unhappy with the way the organization treats him and his current contract.

In an interview with Fight! Magazine, Huerta complained about a recent UFC press tour to Miami, Houston, Los Angeles and London where he was paid only a $50-a-day per diem. Huerta also brought up the fact that his training teammate Keith Jardine received only $10,000 to fight in the main event on a UFC card.

According to Huerta,

 

 

“The truth is, I don’t really care I fight in the UFC or somewhere else.”

Huerta was the UFC coverboy for their Sports Illustrated feature last year.