Man, what a show last night, huh? After a string of events that had me questioning whether I should bother paying my cable bill, UFC on FOX 4 knocks it out of the park. The UFC's resident karate man earned himself a shot at the light-heavyweight belt, Joe Lauzon did what Joe Lauzon does, and Mike Swick returned after a lengthy layoff to rack up a win via knockout. All your morning news pertains to info gleaned from the post-fight presser, so let's get right to it.
UFC president Dana White didn't have nice things to say about Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at the post-fight press conference. Well, he didn't exactly say anything that bad, but, you know, you kind of don't want your boss talking about you like this.
For putting on yet another exciting fight and finishing opponent Jamie Varner, UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon pocketed a cool 100 grand in bonus money last night. For all you bean counters out there, that's $50,000 for Submission of the Night and $50,000 for Fight of the Night. That's going to make for a pretty decent barbecue at Chez Lauzon in Massachusetts.
Mike Swick took home the Knockout of the Night bonus for sending DaMarques Johnson into La-La Land. Nice comeback, no?
Brandon Vera's got nothing to be ashamed about. He was the heavy underdog going into his fight with Shogun, and fought his heart out.