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UK UFC fans - TV deal likely to be BT Sports
Hello guys, I truly hope this is not where the UFC are heading. With ESPN already messing up UFC time slots and interrupting many broadcasts over the past few months not to mention missing fights due to overlays of other programmes, i cannot help but think a company like BT sports is the wrong direction to go. If any of you guys have a Sky subscription like me, then you are already gonna be in the know that Sky are ending their ESPN partnership as of 31st July 2013 which is just over two weeks before the UFC's contract expires with ESPN too. I apologize in advance if this topic has already been posted. As a fan i have concerns as i am sure many of the UK fan base would have too. If anyone has any thoughts or any new information regarding a TV deal in the UK please post up on here. Man thanks
Pennsylvania Athletic Commission Denies UFC Vet Donny Walker
The great state of Pa's athletic commission, and more specifically Greg Sirb, is apparently so impressed by Mark Cherico's skills that he won't approve a recent UFC veteran and experienced fighter in Donny Walker (14-9) to challenge him at PinnacleFC June 29th. Let me make sure you read that right. The commission is saying that at 4-0, Mark Cherico is so dangerous that they won't even consider letting him fight a former (And recent) UFC vet because they think he (Walker) is over matched to the point where his health is a legitimate concern.
Leslie Smith Inks Multi-Fight Deal with Invicta FC, Dropping to Flyweight for No. 1 Contender Bout
Leslie Smith has signed a new, multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships and will drop down to the 125-pound division to face Jennifer Maia in a top contender match-up.
White believes Sonnen's non-fighting future will one day be with UFC
Now that the world knows Chael Sonnen's decision, his boss apparently won't have to worry about creating a new job for him just yet. But one day, that moment may come.
Constantinos Philippou not worried about Souza's ground game at UFC on FX 8
Constantinos Philippou has had a nice five-fight run in the UFC. But even he knows that it's time for a step up in competition. Enter Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.
Move from Hawaii to San Diego has UFC 162's Chris Leben re-energized
Chris Leben is no stranger to new beginnings. In July, he'll put his latest one to the test and so far, it seems to be working out just fine with a change in scenery at Alliance MMA in San Diego.
Cheick Kongo turned down four fight contract before UFC 159
Cheick Kongo's manager Anthony McGann has revealed that Kongo turned down a four fight contract extension shortly before his UFC 159 loss.
Jon Jones toe wasn't actually broken, Champ will be ready for action in 6-8 weeks
Despite initial assumptions that Jon Jones suffered a compound fracture of his left big toe during his UFC 159title defense against Chael Sonnen, the injury was later determined to be a dislocation. (You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn’t actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.) Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, appeared on yesterday’s installment of UFC Tonight to explain Jones’s injury, and give his insight on the recovery process, which doesn’t sound so bad, considering how ugly things looked on Saturday.
UFC champ Ronda Rousey again lands cover of 'ESPN The Magazine'
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has landed the cover of "ESPN The Magazine" for the second time.
Hours before UFC 159 win, Steven Siler's wife dropped a bombshell
Just hours before Steven Siler's rousing win at UFC 159 that moved him to 4-1 in the organization, his wife dropped a bombshell. After eight months of trying, the 26-year-old learned he and his better half will have their first child. "I was happy the whole week," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after the event. "I had a smile that never left my face, and even [that] morning, I found out my wife is pregnant after trying for eight months. That lifted me right back up.
Kogan: Roy Nelson gains nothing from Cormier fight
Shortly after Nelson KOd Kongo at UFC 159, UFC newcomer Daniel Cormier called him out. However, it doesn't look like Nelson's management is keen on the idea.
Dana White visited Boston after UFC 159, 'wrote checks', as promised
UFC president, Dana White, visited Boston to make good on his promise to 'write checks' to the victims' families in wake of Boston bombings tragedy.
Cheick Kongo removed from UFC's roster
Another fighter appears to have been removed from the UFC's rosters. Cheick Kongo no longer appears among the active fighters on UFC.com.
Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck announced for UFC 163
The next step has been laid in Demian Maia's quest for a welterweight title shot. The phenom-grappler, and former middleweight title contender, is scheduled to face Josh Koscheck at UFC 163 in August. While some may see this as a wasted fight for Maia it has the potential to provide real clarity to a murky top-ten at welterweight. Since dropping weight last July Maia has been on a tear, with dominant victories over Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story, and Jon Fitch. Despite his success, his place in the division is still a little unclear. With Fitch released and Kim and Story both near, but not quite in, the top ten of the division, Maia feels somewhat still in need of validation. Enter Josh Koscheck.
UFC's Robbie Peralta suspended for marijuana, must undergo treatment
All competitors at UFC on FUEL TV 9 were tested for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse, and one failed for the latter. The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight Robbie Peralta was flagged for marijuana metabolites and suspended following the event, which took place April 6 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. Peralta (16-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) dropped a unanimous decision to Akira Corassani (11-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on the event's main-card, which aired on FUEL TV.
UFC Releases 7 fighters
Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better win. Which is why the UFC has recently released seven fighters who are all coming off losses inside the cage. Phil Defries, Chris Spang, Jimmy Quinlan, Collin Hart, Kevin Casey, Gilbert Smith and Adam Cella were all released by the UFC within the last week. While Quinlan, Hart, Casey, Smith and Cella were one-and-done following post-TUF 17 losses, Spang, a Strikeforce import was also released after his UFC debut loss at UFC on FUEL TV 9. De Fries, went 2-3 inside the UFC’s heavyweight division, most recently suffering a quick KO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
Tyrone Spong pulled from WSOF 3 due to visa issues
Tyrone Spong reportedly will not be able to compete at WSOF 3 in June due to visa issues. His bout with Angel DeAnda was set to be the night's co-main event.
Veteran cutman 'Stitch' Duran recounts triage of Jon Jones' 'hitchhiking' toe
Jacob "Stitch" Duran was already walking down the stairs leading out of the octagon and planned to catch a bus to UFC 159's host hotel when he heard UFC commentator Joe Rogan say Jon Jones' toe was broken.
UFC's Chael Sonnen will fight on at 205 pounds, wants Wanderlei Silva
Despite suffering a devastating loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at this past weekend's UFC 159 event, Chael Sonnen will continue his fighting career – and he'll do it at 205 pounds. Sonnen revealed his plans on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight" while simultaneously calling out MMA legend Wanderlei Silva.
Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
A lightweight matchup between Aaron Riley (30-13-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) and Justin Salas (10-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC on FOX 8 lineup. The new booking was revealed during Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." Featuring a flyweight title fight between current champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga, UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at Seattle's KeyArena. The evening's main card airs on FOX.
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