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Morning Report: Dana White says TUF 18’s Rousey-Tate rivalry is ‘pure f–king mayhem everyday’

Fireworks were to be expected when the UFC announced Miesha Tate as last-second replacement coach opposite Ronda Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter 18. But if Dana White is to be believed, those expectations are already being blown out of the water. It’s like, literally, crazy drama every day, an exasperated White said at Thursday’s pre-fight scrum. It’s irritating. It’s Ken (Shamrock)-Tito (Ortiz) type stuff. I don’t even know if some of that stuff will make TV, the UFC President continued. It’s bad. Those two do not like each other, and their camps do not like each other, and it is just pure f–king mayhem everyday. Filming for the season, which is the first to feature a co-ed cast in the series’ history, kicked off in late May, and although White was hesitant to discuss particulars, he repeatedly made it clear that this iteration would not be nearly as friendly as TUF 17’s surprisingly cordial pairing of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. Without frequenting the season’s house, White is unable to say if the co-ed living situation is sparking any budding romances between the bantamweight castmates, although he seemed pleased by the UFC’s casting decisions thus far. [It’s] going well, White finished. There’s some men and women there that are serious and want to be in the UFC, and want to fight for a living. They’re doing their thing. And with that, ladies and gentlemen, let’s plow ahead and get to some headlines. 7 MUST-READ STORIES CSAC update. It’s official. The California State Athletic Commission will not be approving any new exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy until its new policy is enacted into law, which could take anywhere from two months to one year. Thomson responds. UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson issued a press release in response to controversial remarks made by him regarding the legalization of gay marriage. Among other things, the release referenced the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). No joke. Meanwhile, Dana White addressed the topic by simply stating, [Thomson] should probably get a hobby, like fingerpainting or something, and leave talking to smart people. WSOF 3 weigh-in results. All 18 fighters met their required weight at Thursday’s official WSOF 3 weigh-ins, including welterweight headliners Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman. Jones vs. Gustafsson. They asked for it, and they got it. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is scheduled to defend his title against lanky Swede Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, which takes place September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. If Jones wins, he expects the doors to open for some exciting, funky things. Velasquez vs. JDS 3. More title goodness. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos will likely settle their score this October in Houston, TX, according to Dana White. St-Pierre vs. Hendricks. Eh, one more won’t hurt. UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is expected to put his belt on the line against bearded slugger Johny Hendricks this November, likely in Las Vegas. MEDIA STEW What would a Friday Morning Report be without the customary pre-fight scrum? Georges St-Pierre should totally listen to this director. Just sayin’. June 15, 1997: 16 years ago to the day of UFC 161, Dan Henderson competes in his first pro fight. Crazy footage. Man, this sport is going to get very interesting in the coming years. (HT: Reddit) Go behind-the-scenes to check out Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans’ training camps leading into Saturday’s main event. (Click here for part 2.) Don’t forget: WSOF 3 takes place tonight, folks. TITLE TALK So I’m sure you all heard the news. September 21, 2013 I will make history in Toronto Canada.. This is the most important fight of my career ”” Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 13, 2013 Because this lion’s young and hungry I’m sure @JoMMA83: @JonnyBones why most important? ”” Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 13, 2013 HOW NICE @MMAWorldSeries @SugarRaySefo are there 4 tickets for the NY Bad Ankle to limp in and watch @jonfitchdotnet smash a bald busta tomorrow ? ”” phil baroni (@philbaroni) June 14, 2013 @philbaroni @MMAWorldSeries @jonfitchdotnet I have 2 for you my brother :)) ”” Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) June 14, 2013 @SugarRaySefo @MMAWorldSeries @jonfitchdotnet Thank you! ”” phil baroni (@philbaroni) June 14, 2013 GETTING SOME WORK DONE Tattoo today! Yeahhhhhh buddy! Getting my brother’s name X’d out and putting my mentor/real brotha @philbaroni above! Haha! #GAMEBRED ”” War Machine (@WarMachine170) June 13, 2013 Because being my relative is nothing more than an introduction, you gotta earn your keep. For my mentor and… ”” War Machine (@WarMachine170) June 13, 2013 O_O In Toronto with Boss Hogg! Lol ”” Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) June 14, 2013 TWEET OF THE YEAR Surreal world type weight cut today. Shared the sauna with Ron Jeremy. He was impressed with my girth. ”” Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) June 13, 2…

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