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Connecticut gets one step closer to legalizing MMA
MMA may be struggling to become legal in New York, but neighboring Connecticut is one step closer. The state on Tuesday saw a bill to legalize the sport pass its House of Representatives by a resounding margin.
Tyson Fury says he would fight Cain Velasquez in the UFC – for the right price
Tyson Fury said he would compete once in the octagon to beat UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, then go back to boxing. "I'm definitely interested but the money would have to be right," Fury said.
Former UFC interim champ Shane Carwin announces retirement from MMA
Approaching two years since his last fight, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin on Tuesday announced his retirement from MMA. Carwin leaves the sport on a two-fight skid, but more importantly after fighting through injuries and surgeries.
Spong confirmed for 'GLORY 9' one-night tourney
Tyrone Spong is slated to compete in GLORY's one-night, eight-man light-heavyweight tournament on Jun. 22.
UFC announces three-year TV deal with BT Sport in UK and Ireland
The UFC has signed a three-year TV deal with BT Sport that goes into effect Aug. 1, officials today announced.
UFC fines Anderson Silva $50,000 for media-event no-show
LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has fined middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva $50,000 for refusing to take part in a planned pre-UFC 162 media event.
UFC cuts Antonio Carvalho following loss to Darren Elkins at UFC 158
Antonio Carvalho has been cut by the UFC following a controversial TKO loss to Darren Elkins at UFC 158.
Pablo Garza cut from UFC following loss to Diego Brandao
Blood spilled. UFC will no longer require the services of 145-pound "Scarecrow," Pablo Garza (12-4). The 29 year-old featherweight, who bagged "Knockout of the Night" at TUF 12 Finale as well as "Submission of the Night" at UFC 129, is fresh off a first-round tapout to Diego Brandao last month in Sweden and leaves the promotion with a 3-3 record.
Rockhold says Belfort 'main culprit' for TRT, calls for universal UFC regulation
Asked about the UFC's recent pledge to increase monitoring of testosterone-replacement therapy among its athletes, Rockhold offered, "They're letting him fight in Brazil and use TRT when Nevada doesn't let him, so who knows what's going on?" At a press conference in Brazil for the event, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Rockhold said he didn't have a problem with Belfort's use of TRT. But in subsequent interviews, his opinion has changed. Rockhold said he doesn't care whether Belfort is using TRT when they step into the cage for their FX-televised headliner, but it's provided extra motivation in training camp.
Eddie Alvarez says that Bellator changed the wording in his original contract
Bellator lightweight star, Eddie Alvarez , details how Bellator changed the terms of his original contract to make it appear that they were effectively matching all the terms of his UFC offer.
UFC champ Johnson: 25-minute fight 'takes a real man and a man with balls'
Back to training after a serious shoulder injury, Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) aims to exhaust John Moraga (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) when they meet at UFC on FOX 8, which takes place July 27 at Seattle's KeyArena. "I would prefer to go five rounds to see if he can go that far," Johnson recently said. A torn labrum forced the UFC flyweight champion to withdraw from a headlining fight this past month against Moraga at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, but it didn't stop him from staying in shape. Now, he wants to see whether Moraga has the gas to keep up with him.
UFC returning to Brazil for Fox Sports 1 event on September 4th, likely to be used as TUF 18 lead-in
The UFC has reportedly made plans for yet another card in Brazil, this time in Brasilia, the nation's capital. Brazilian magazine Tatame originally reported the story, although it's not yet been confirmed. It should be noted that in a recent interview with our own Steph Daniels, UFC commentator Jon Anik made reference to this rumored event with the date included.
Akira Corassani wants Conor McGregor at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
UFC President Dana White wants Irish featherweight Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to be part of the UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card in Boston. And one fighter is campaigning for the matchup. On Sunday "The Ultimate Fighter 14" cast member Akira Corassani (11-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) stated his case for the fight. The event takes place at Aug. 17 at Boston's TD Garden, and it marks the UFC's debut on the soon-to-debut FOX Sports 1.
'Fight Master: Bellator MMA' cast unveiled with Riggs, Lozano and 30 others
The debut season of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" debuts June 19 on Spike TV, and the organization has unveiled the cast of 32 welterweights who will compete in the show's tournament. Many familiar names are part of the cast, which features Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as coaches. The show, which debuts at 10 p.m. ET/PT with announcer Jimmy Smith as its host, airs weekly, and the eventual tourney winner earns $100,000. Unlike the UFC's similar and popular reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter," Bellator fighters get to choose their own coaches and opponents on the show. "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" Season 1 features 10 episodes, including an opening three that feature qualifying bouts. The series concludes with a live finale, and the winner will get a berth into a future Bellator tourney. Notable cast members include the likes of Mike Bronzoulis, Chris Lozano, Joe Riggs, Bryan Travers, Artenas Young and others.
Anthony Perosh wants to fight Vinny Magalhaes at UFC 163
Australia's Anthony Perosh hasn't fought since a 7 second KO defeat to Ryan Jimmo, but the light heavyweight wants a summer return against a fellow BJJ black belt.
Ronda Rousey Among Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World”
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is breaking new ground every day, and everyone seems to be taking notice. Rousey’s latest honor is landing on the Business Insider list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the Word.” Landing at No. 42 on the list, Business Insider had the following to say about Rousey:
Following Bout of Depression, Mark Munoz is Back: “Adversity is the Dust that Polishes the Diamond”
For an athlete the likes UFC middleweight contenderMark Munoz, the worst thing you can do to him is sit him on the sidelines and not allow him to workout like the madman that he is.
Griffin Tops Andrews Over 5 Rounds at WFC 5; Alpha Male Prospects Fili, Avila Shine
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Max Griffin outworked fellow welterweight up-and-comer Kito Andrews over five toe-to-toe rounds in the main event of West Coast Fighting Championship 5 and left Sacramento's Jackson Sports Academy with the promotion's 170-pound crown.
Rich Franklin Pondering Retirement, but a Fight with Michael Bisping Peaks His Interest
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin hopes to fight by year's end, but says it could be the final fight of his career.
Brett Rogers appears to have been released from Bellator
It would appear that notable heavyweight Brett 'Da Grim' Rogers has been released from his Bellator contract and will have an upcoming bout in Korea.
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