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Coker plans to speak with Fedor about potential return
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker recently appeared on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show, and revealed that he would be going to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 31. Coker intends to ask Fedor Emelianenko if he has any interest in fighting again. "The Last Emperor" retired in 2012, following a win over Pedro Rizzo.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:31PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Report: Brock headed back to the UFC
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Dave Meltzer knows more than anyone about the combined worlds of mixed martial arts and pro wrestling. And in his latest subscription Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he says the word is, Lesnar is headed back to the UFC. Lesnar's current WWE contract expires following WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:30PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night Leads to Significant Year Over Year Ratings Growth for FS1
(mmaweekly.com)
A significant reason for the broadcast deal between FOX family of networks and the UFC was to leverage the mixed martial arts juggernaut’s popularity to help build the fledgling FOX Sports 1 sports network. That strategy appears to be working...
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:25PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Former The Ultimate Fighter 19 Contestant Arrested on Rape and Other Charges
(mmaweekly.com)
When The Ultimate Fighting Championship held tryouts for TUF 19 in Indianapolis in August 2013, Doug Sparks stood out among the other competitors. Nicknamed, “Ants in the Pants,” Sparks wore polar bear ears and proclaimed to be a genius. The 32-year-old light heavyweight was arrested Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., for allegedly detaining a woman against her will and assaulting her repeatedly over a several day period.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC 2014: A ridiculously robust look at stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
(mmajunkie.com)
2014 was in many ways a forgettable one for UFC mostly due to its schedule being ravaged by injuries. However, from a statistical standpoint, 2014 was a breakthrough year from hosting the most events in history over the course of a 365-day span to adding to its second female weight class to perhaps the most important thing of all: some memorable moments inside the octagon. Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2014’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances...
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Raquel Pennington still looking to fight Holly Holm in 2015
(mmajunkie.com)
Women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington hasn’t forgotten Holly Holm and is angling to rebook their bout that was scratched for UFC 181. Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a “TUF 18 alum, took on Ashlee Evans-Smith (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the pay-per-view event earlier this month when Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) suffered a neck injury and withdrew from the event.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabio Maldonado wants to welcome ‘Rampage’ Jackson back to the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Quinton Jackson has signed a new deal with the UFC after three straight wins at Bellator, and one light heavyweight has offered himself to welcome "Rampage" back to the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:28AM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce, UFC Veteran Pat Healy signs with Titan Fighting Championship
(m.sherdog.com)
After five fights under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, Pat Healy’s next in-cage appearance will be for Titan Fighting Championship.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:25AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tito Ortiz claims UFC 180 did 80K PPV buys, and he fought Bonnar with one eye
(mmajunkie.com)
Asked for his reaction to the ratings to Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz couldn’t help but have a little fun. “Ah, that’s it? Jeez,” Ortiz (18-11-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) joked about the fight card he headlined opposite Stephan Bonnar (15-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) that drew a peak viewership of 2.2 million for their fight...
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 11:40PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Frank Trevino injured, newcomer Frankie Perez steps in against Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
(mmatorch.com)
An injury to Frank Trevino has opened a spot for UFC newcomer Frankie Perez next month at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Perez will replace Trevino against Johnny Case on the January 18 card, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 3:11PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator in talks with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:10PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut
(mmafighting.com)
After months of training with Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz, jiu-jitsu wizard Kron Gracie finally made his MMA debut. Son of legendary fighter Rickson Gracie, the multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion fought for the first time under MMA rules at Tuesday’s Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, against fellow MMA newcomer Hyung Soo-Kim, and scored a 65-second armbar after pulling guard...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:08PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Partners with TSN, RDS, and Fight Network for Canadian Broadcasts
(mmaweekly.com)
TSN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC on Monday announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events. Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night events, and The Ultimate Fighter series. Fight Network will broadcast all UFC Fight Night events from around the world as well as preliminary bouts for domestic non-Pay-Per-View cards...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Sources: Monster nearing multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Energy drink brand Monster could soon be seen in the UFC’s world-famous octagon. According to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal, Monster is in advanced negotiations to enter a multi-year partnership with the UFC as an official sponsor. The partnership is worth more than $7 million dollars and puts the energy drink on the level of other major sponsors such as Reebok and Budweiser. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Devastated' Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle in training
(mmafighting.com)
With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury. Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:14PM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz sidelined with another knee injury
(mmafighting.com)
Dominick Cruz has suffered another knee injury. The former UFC bantamweight champion, who was sidelined for years after suffering consecutive knee injuries, has now suffered an ACL injury in his right knee. "It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury," Cruz posted on his Facebook page. "This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries."
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 4:24PM by Poor_Franklin - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Jackson releases official statement after re-signing with UFC 'so Scott Coker can shut up'
(mmafighting.com)
In the space of two years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has aired his grievances against the UFC and Bellator, left both promotions and is still somehow an employee of each...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 3:08PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Seventh annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards set for Jan. 30 in Vegas, voting open
(mmajunkie.com)
The Fighters Only World MMA Awards return next month, and once again, The Venetian Las Vegas plays host. Fighters Only officials recently announced plans for the Jan. 30 event, which will once again feature fan voting in 22 different award categories, including “Fight of the Year,” “Knockout of the Year” and “Submission of the Year,” among others...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Daron Cruickshank-Eye is good, Interested in rematch
(https:)
In case you were wondering about the status of The Detroit Superstar's eye. He took to Twitter 3 days ago, Dec. 19th and posted... @JennyF209 eye is good. I would very much like that rematch
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 11:08AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor has revealed why he wasn't at RTE Sports Awards - he wants cash!
(m.independent.ie)
The great and the good of the Irish sporting landscape were present at the RTE Sports Awards last night but there was no Conor McGregor.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:39AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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