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New UFC background checks ask fighters for criminal history, release of medical records
It appears the UFC is trying to avoid future surprises with fighters’ pasts.
Submitted May 28, 2014 12:17AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 173 payouts and salaries: Robbie Lawler makes (and breaks) bank with 'Ruthless' $200k payday
UFC 173 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's (May 24, 2014) earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Barao vs. Dillashaw" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted May 27, 2014 3:44PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Germaine de Randamie out at UFC 174, promotion seeks replacement for Dudieva
The UFC’s return to Canada next month for UFC 174 will see a lineup change on the preliminary card.
Submitted May 27, 2014 3:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Satoshi Ishii announces fight with Mirko Cro Cop on August 23rd
It's a rare day when a fight announcement outside the walls of the UFC and Bellator permeates the ether around Bloody Elbow, but Satoshi Ishii vs. Mirko Filipovic promises to be an interesting scrap.
Submitted May 27, 2014 3:34PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose
Two of the sport’s most entertaining and highest-ranked welterweights will headline the UFC’s next network-televised event. UFC President Dana White today announced that recent winners Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will headline UFC on FOX 12. UFC on FOX 12 takes place July 26 as San Jose’s SAP Center. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted May 27, 2014 2:02PM by isk - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF Extends Deal with NBC Sports Group, Makes Network TV Debut on July 5
WSOF officials Tuesday announced that the organization has extended its ongoing agreement with NBC Sports Group through 2017 and will make its network TV debut on July 5, when WSOF 11 “Gaethje vs. Newell” airs live on NBC.
Submitted May 27, 2014 1:30PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator 120 PPV buys estimated at 65,000 for 'Rampage vs. King Mo'
Don't laugh, That's actually a pretty good number, all things considered.
Submitted May 27, 2014 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC champ Jose Aldo says that he feels devalued with his income
The UFC featherweight titleholder stated that he doesn't know what he should do to raise his salary and feels that top fighters of lower divisions aren't being fairly paid in the UFC.
Submitted May 27, 2014 11:07AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kron Gracie set to make MMA debut on Real Fight Championship in Japan
BJJ champ Kron Gracie has signed with Real Fight and is set to make his MMA debut later this year.
Submitted May 27, 2014 11:06AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Full Lineup Announced for Saturday’s ‘TUF Brazil 3’ Finale
The full lineup for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” Season 3 Finale is now finalized.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:26PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC sees delays in arrival in Philippines, Russia
The UFC’s rapid international expansion has hit a snag in at least two countries, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:24PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
'Bang' Ludwig: I'd corner new UFC champ Dillashaw in fight against Urijah Faber
Duane Ludwig will continue to coach members of Team Alpha Male, even though he doesn’t have any immediate commitments to do so following T.J. Dillashaw’s milestone victory.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Dillashaw not interested in fight with Urijah Faber, White wants Faber's opinion on topic
While T.J. Dillashaw stated that he has no interest in fighting training partner Urijah Faber, UFC president Dana White left the topic open for Faber to decide.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pederneiras: Let’s see if TJ Dillashaw is man enough to fight Renan Barao in Brazil
Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras stated that he believes an immediate rematch for Renan Barao is “fair,” and it would be “ideal” if they did it in Brazil.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn at 145lb for Edgar fight only
Former UFC two-division champion BJ Penn revealed at the UFC 175 ticket sale press conference that he was only interested in dropping to featherweight to face Edgar.
Submitted May 26, 2014 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC signs Rob Font
A newcomer to the UFC's bantamweight division, Rob Font is expected to make his debut at UFC 175.
Submitted May 26, 2014 8:32PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. brawl at Las Vegas’ Fatburger
Undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. got into a brawl at Fatburger in Las Vegas.
Submitted May 25, 2014 3:57PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
Dana White proclaims Robbie Lawler as the frontrunner for the next welterweight title shot
Robbie Lawler's dominant performance, complete with a ref stoppage finish in the third round over Jake Ellenberger at UFC 173, has made him the frontrunner for the next welterweight title match.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Raphael Assuncao says he can train to fight new champ Dillashaw in eight weeks
LAS VEGAS – UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao said he was supposed to be in the cage with Renan Barao at Saturday’s UFC 173, but a rib injury forced him to heal up before getting a title shot.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 173 draws 11,036 attendance for $1.7 million live gate
LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 173 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas drew an announced attendance of 11,036 and a live gate of $1.7 million.
Submitted May 25, 2014 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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