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Report on McCrory & Leites returning to the UFC was bogus

TamdanIt now appears as though the recent report from Kevin Iole over at Yahoo! Sports about Tamdan McCrory and Thales Leites being back in the UFC was nothing but hot air.

According to a recent report on mixedmartialarts.coma representative for McCrory has been recently contacted by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to refute the news of McCrory’s return to the UFC.

Leites also remains ousted from the promotion according to a recent report on

Apparently UFC President Dana White’s statements were misinterpreted by Iole. The statement quoted by White in the report was, “They won’t be cut”, four short words that would seem to be very difficult to misquote.

  • WTF???

    Haha, this is getting ricockulous.

  • dpk says:

    ????? seriously

  • ozz_the_powerful says:


    I’m absolutely stumped. After all this media exposure, I would’ve just gave them each at LEAST one more fight.

    Ridiculous, to say the least!

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Dana is doing all of this so he can call a press conference tommarow night during the Strikeforce fights and divert even more attention from them.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    ok i give up WTF??

  • moosebaby02 says:

    hopefully after im done pulling a Diaz the truth will come out hehe

  • Kamakosmo says:

    Seems as if Kevin Lole at Yahoo.Sports has screwed the pooch once again. Isn’t he the one that has misinterpreted D. White before?

  • fraz says:


    Haha. Not a bad idea. Move McCrory up to middleweight and make him fight a loser-gets-fired match against Leites.

    The stipulation (to give McCrory a fighting change): If you want to fight on the ground, you have to TRY and TAKE the fight to the ground. Flopping yourself on your back results in a point penalty.

  • metalmulisha says:

    I just noticed this story and all I can say is leave it to Kevin Iole to completely fuck this up.

    It reminds me that Kevin was trying to defend himself from criticism that he’s a biased reporter when he was on with Dana during the ESPN radiothon and Dana saying on that 24 hour radiothon that I get along with Kevin because he’s one of the few reporters who makes sure a story is 100 percent accurate before he runs with it.

    Well how’s this for being accurate.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    yes metalmulisha 100% right

  • cuddlesome says:

    First, the misrepresentation of Mirko Cro Cop abandoning the UFC in favour of DREAM, and now a misrepresentation of McCrory’s and Leites’ status in the UFC! Can anyone convince me that I should give credence to any further reports by Kevin Iole?

  • metalmulisha says:

    No you shouldn’t Iole is a pawn, and a piece a garbage.

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  • ozz_the_powerful says:

    Go read his new one. He’s blaming it all on UFC, not even taking admitting HE screwed up.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    It isn’t Kevin’s fault, it’s those damned M1 global devils and the anti UFC conspiracy.
    Lutter and then Leites eh? it seems that if you are good enough to challenge for the MW title…well you suck and must be banished for all eternity.
    It looks like it is a death sentence to be given a title shot because of the focus and expectations it places on a fighter. Maia must be afraid he will be next. Hype you up and then toss you aside once your money making ability has dwindled.
    The nature of the beast.


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