Curtis Blaydes Theorizes Why UFC Boss Dana White Doesn’t Like Him

Curtis Blaydes believes UFC president Dana White dislikes him. Blaydes is coming off a mostly dominant unanimous decision victory over Alexander Volkov. Blaydes put on a wrestling clinic in their bout on June 20. While “Razor” was fading do…

Curtis Blaydes believes UFC president Dana White dislikes him. Blaydes is coming off a mostly dominant unanimous decision victory over Alexander Volkov. Blaydes put on a wrestling clinic in their bout on June 20. While “Razor” was fading down the stretch, he didn’t let the fight slip his grasp. Despite the victory, White didn’t have […]

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Alexander Volkov Releases Statement Following Loss To Curtis Blaydes

VolkovVolkov Upbeat After Defeat Alexander Volkov is looking at the positive side of things. Volkov suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Vegas 3 headliner this past weekend. Although he did have his moments late on in the fight, he was ultimately no match for the wrestling of Blaydes who used […]

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Volkov Upbeat After Defeat

Alexander Volkov is looking at the positive side of things.

Volkov suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Vegas 3 headliner this past weekend.

Although he did have his moments late on in the fight, he was ultimately no match for the wrestling of Blaydes who used it to dominate majority of the contest.

Here is what he had to say after the fight (translation via Google):

“Never give up! Thank you all for your support! Different things happen in our work, but I’m not one of those who like to justify themselves. Something was enough, something was not enough. Fight is a fight, I gave all my strength, and inflicted maximum damage to my opponent. The stakes are always high, but not always everything is in our favor. Thanks to those around. Let’s fight for the glory!”

The loss makes it two in his last three outings after previously being on a six-fight winning streak.

However, it shouldn’t affect Volkov and his position in the rankings too much. Such is the nature of the division that a couple more wins should see him right back in title contention.

Who would you like to see Volkov face next?

Alexander Volkov Releases Statement Following Loss To Curtis Blaydes

VolkovVolkov Upbeat After Defeat Alexander Volkov is looking at the positive side of things. Volkov suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Vegas 3 headliner this past weekend. Although he did have his moments late on in the fight, he was ultimately no match for the wrestling of Blaydes who used […]

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Volkov Upbeat After Defeat

Alexander Volkov is looking at the positive side of things.

Volkov suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Vegas 3 headliner this past weekend.

Although he did have his moments late on in the fight, he was ultimately no match for the wrestling of Blaydes who used it to dominate majority of the contest.

Here is what he had to say after the fight (translation via Google):

“Never give up! Thank you all for your support! Different things happen in our work, but I’m not one of those who like to justify themselves. Something was enough, something was not enough. Fight is a fight, I gave all my strength, and inflicted maximum damage to my opponent. The stakes are always high, but not always everything is in our favor. Thanks to those around. Let’s fight for the glory!”

The loss makes it two in his last three outings after previously being on a six-fight winning streak.

However, it shouldn’t affect Volkov and his position in the rankings too much. Such is the nature of the division that a couple more wins should see him right back in title contention.

Who would you like to see Volkov face next?

Jim Miller Leads UFC Vegas 3 Salaries With $208,000 Payday

UFCJim Miller walked away UFC Vegas 3 with the highest salary on the night. Miller opened the main card in a catchweight 160-pound fight with Roosevelt Roberts and got the job done swiftly with a first-round submission victory last night. As a result, the lightweight veteran earned $208,000 with his Performance of the Night bonus […]

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Jim Miller walked away UFC Vegas 3 with the highest salary on the night.

Miller opened the main card in a catchweight 160-pound fight with Roosevelt Roberts and got the job done swiftly with a first-round submission victory last night.

As a result, the lightweight veteran earned $208,000 with his Performance of the Night bonus taking his total earnings up to $258,000.

Main event winner Curtis Blaydes was the second-highest earner with $180,000 for his win over Alexander Volkov who earned $80,000.

Josh Emmett earned $152,000 after defeating Shane Burgos in their back-and-forth war in the co-main event. The fight was unsurprisingly given Fight of the Night honors so Emmett earned another $50,000 to take his total earnings up to $202,000.

Full UFC Vegas 3 Salaries

Here are the full salaries for UFC Vegas 3 which doesn’t include Performance of the Night bonuses (via MMA Fighting):

Main Card

  • Curtis Blaydes ($90,000 + $90,000 win bonus = $180,000) vs. Alexander Volkov ($80,000)
  • Josh Emmett ($76,000 + $76,000 win bonus = $152,000) vs. Shane Burgos ($75,000)
  • Raquel Pennington ($63,000 + $63,000 win bonus = $126,000) def. Marion Reneau ($38,000)
  • Belal Muhammad ($50,000 + $50,000 win bonus = $100,000) def. Lyman Good ($28,000)
  • Jim Miller ($104,000 + $104,000 win bonus = $208,000) def. Roosevelt Roberts ($25,000)

Preliminary card

  • Bobby Green ($36,000 + $36,000 win bonus = $72,000) def. Clay Guida ($73,000)
  • Tecia Torres ($48,000 + $48,000 win bonus = $96,000) def. Brianna Van Buren ($14,000)
  • Marc-Andre Barriault ($14,000 + $14,000 win bonus = $28,000) def. Oskar Piechota ($20,000)
  • Gillian Robertson ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Cortney Casey ($53,000)
  • Justin Jaynes ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus = $24,000) def. Frank Camacho ($25,000)
  • Lauren Murphy ($38,000 + $38,000 win bonus = $76,000) def. Roxanne Modafferi ($50,000)
  • Austin Hubbard ($25,000 + $25,000 win bonus = $50,000) def. Max Rohskopf ($12,000)

What do you make of the UFC Vegas 3 salaries?

Curtis Blaydes Happy To Play Heel With Wrestling: ‘I Like To Make You Mad’

BlaydesCurtis Blaydes doesn’t plan on changing his fighting style for anyone. Blaydes earned the unanimous decision verdict over Alexander Volkov in their UFC Vegas 3 headliner last night. It was a dull affair that saw Blaydes utilize his wrestling for majority of the fight without landing any real significant damage. And although he has had […]

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Curtis Blaydes doesn’t plan on changing his fighting style for anyone.

Blaydes earned the unanimous decision verdict over Alexander Volkov in their UFC Vegas 3 headliner last night. It was a dull affair that saw Blaydes utilize his wrestling for majority of the fight without landing any real significant damage.

And although he has had better performances — especially as he seemed to have gassed out in the championship rounds — Blaydes was happy with the win. He even believes his fighting style has made him a heel now.

“I think I know who I am now: I’m a heel,” Blaydes said at the post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “You don’t like what I do. I like to make you mad. I like to win.”

Blaydes: I Predicted The Fight

It wasn’t only the fans who criticized Blaydes, but also UFC president Dana White who was expecting a better showing after all of his trash talk coming into the fight.

But Blaydes is happy to earned the win in gritty fashion and still believes he delivered on what he said he was going to do.

“That’s probably the best part about this win is I predicted this, and I did it for 25 minutes,” Blaydes added. “It didn’t look the best, but I’m OK with having a gritty win like that. I know a lot of fans didn’t like it. I’m OK with that. It makes me happy.”

Blaydes, however, acknowledged that he did run out of gas in the latter rounds. But it’s something that will only make him better the next time he returns to the Octagon.

“I’m going to work on it,” he said of his conditioning. “You live and you learn. It’s always good to learn lessons, especially when you win and learn a lesson. Next time, I’ll be a lot more judicious with my takedowns and the pace. Next time we get a tall guy like that, I didn’t really get to bring in anyone who was like him. I wasn’t really used to the dimensions, and it presented problems when I was in the guard. It presented some problems that we weren’t really ready for it, but we made it.”

Blaydes is on a four-fight winning streak and has won eight of his last nine outings.

What did you think of his performance?