UFC’s Dana White Receives an Award, Shogun Talks Machida Fight

– UFC President Dana White was recently named the 2009 Nevada Sportsman Of The Year. This was part of a fund raising marathon put on by ESPN Radio 1100 for Las Vegas’ The Caring Place. The event earned over $250,000. One reception attendee won dinner with Forrest Griffin for $2,000, which White then added a $100,000 donation to.

– Tatme.com recently spoke with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua about his upcoming fight with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, here is what he had to say:

On Starting Training: “We’re training, but light for a while. I’m focused, but I still have about four months to get prepared for this fight. It will be tough, it’s hard to find sparring with Lyoto’s style, but I’ll prepare myself the best way for this fight.”

On Previously Training With Lyoto: “He only fought top guys and did it very well, no one put the hand on him. He beat Thiago Silva, Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans, but fight is fight and anything can happen. Lyoto has adapted very well to MMA and the octagon, let’s see what he does best to create the strategy.”

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