UFC 171: Tweets and Behind the Scenes

Check out the behind the scenes action from the UFC's visit to Dallas...

While the warriors of the UFC did their thing in the Octagon, a fellow fighter was in attendance at American Airlines Center, as Oregon’s Jake Stoneking took in his first UFC event. Stoneking, 19, has been courageously battling brain cancer, and after Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta found out that seeing a live UFC event was on the teenager’s bucket list, he put the wheels in motion for Jake to scratch that item off the list. And as you’ll see below, he got to do more than see UFC 171. Keep fighting Jake!


If you wondered what the stars of television, movies, sports and music were doing on Saturday night, it was a good bet that they were watching the epic UFC 171 event capped off by Johny Hendricks’ UFC welterweight title win over Robbie Lawler. Click below to see what these celebs had to say about Saturday night’s fights.

Jeff Schroeder
Antonio Sabato Jr
Karina Smirnoff
Skylar Astin
The Rock
Roger Mathews
Vernon Wells
Mario Lopez
Marcel Reece
Jimmie Johnson
ESPN SportsCenter
Dallas Cowboys
Oakland A’s
Stuart Scott
Quentin Richardson
Kevin Harvick
Michael Irvin
Nancy Lieberman
Shane Victorino
Demarco Murray
Shane West
Joba Chamberlain
TJ Lavin
Steve Austin
Larry Fitzgerald
Vernon Wells
James Arthur 
Michael Norcross
Ricky Rayment


It was a scary moment when Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed during last Monday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets due to a cardiac issue, but on Friday night, Peverley was back in the American Airlines Center to watch his Stars take on the Calgary Flames. He also met up with UFC stars Phil Davis and Uriah Hall, who gave Peverley their best wishes for a quick recovery and a return to the ice next season.

Saturday, November 5
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