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Daniel Cormier signs eight-fight UFC deal, undecided on New York defense vs. Jones
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier met this past week with the UFC to discuss his future with the promotion and emerged with a new eight-fight contract that’s made him “very, very happy.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 1:01PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
What investors are being told about the UFCs finances (Part 2)
(bloodyelbow.com)
The second of three articles looking at the UFC's finances. In part two, John S. Nash uses reports from various financial service companies to examine the UFC's debt. For an in-depth look at the UFC's revenue see our previous article: Earning will be examined next week in part 3. To get a better understanding of the UFC's debt load, Bloody Elbow analyzed all the available published materials from Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank, and Prospect News and consulted with a team of financial professionals to evaluate the reports. None of the documents reported on the UFC's liabilities before 2005, so we are forced to start our debt history with that year.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:35PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new lawsuit alleges dire financial straits, violation of NAC rules and a dispute over international licensing rights at the World Series of Fighting. Paul Gift has the details. WSOF Asia, an LLC whose ownership includes "prominent individuals and entities" in China and Hong Kong, filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas federal court on Monday against MMAWC, the controlling company of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and other individuals including CEO Carlos Silva, matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz and member Bruce Deifik. The lawsuit paints a picture of significant internal strife in the past year along with claims of defamation, breach of contract, dire financial straits and violations of the Nevada Athletic Commission's (NAC) code for MMA promoters.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ronda Rousey's coach claims bankruptcy, trustee pursues GFC for liquidation
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ronda Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has filed for bankruptcy claiming no personal income, no stake in Glendale Fighting Club and over $700,000 in debts. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:35AM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: 'Death threats,' 'public pressure' motivate NSAC to reduce Nick Diaz's five-year suspension for marijuana
(mmamania.com)
The seemingly draconian sentence handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to Nick Diaz for his third infraction for positive testing of marijuana metabolites is likely to be significantly reduced.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 5:16AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Matt Brown injured, out of UFC Fight Night headliner against Kelvin Gastelum
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered an ankle injury during a training session and has been forced out of his upcoming welterweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum, which was set to headline UFC Fight Night (doubling as the TUF Latin America 2 Finale) later this month. FOX Sports' Damon Martin reported the news on Monday night.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 10:01PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren: Fans hating on CM Punk stems from jealousy
(mmafighting.com)
CM Punk has become public enemy No. 1 for diehard MMA fans and pro wrestling fans who are angry that he left sports entertainment for the UFC. For someone who is still months and months away from an Octagon debut, Punk gets an uneven amount of hate on social media -- and he's been vocal about it.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Gunnar Nelson explains why and when he believes Conor McGregor will move to lightweight
(mmafighting.com)
Gunnar Nelson is worried about Conor McGregor. An out-spoken critic of drastic weight cutting in MMA, Nelson says his good friend and training partner is pushing the limit in cutting down to 145.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:52PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 195's Lorenz Larkin on Albert Tumenov: Didn't know him until he called me out
(mmajunkie.com)
Lorenz Larkin still has no plans to use his victory over current UFC champion Robbie Lawler to his advantage, even if he defeats Albert Tumenov at UFC 195 on Jan. 2. A victory over Tumenov (16-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) would improve Larkin (16-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) to 3-0 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in January.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas' lineup finalized with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 event, which marks the first headliner for Paige VanZant and a quick turnaround for former title challenger Rose Namajunas. MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 p.m. ET) •Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant •Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller •Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister •Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 p.m. ET) •John Howard vs. Tim Means •Omari Akhmedov vs. Sergio Moraes •Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior •Johnny Eduardo vs. Aljamain Sterling •Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl •Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts •Phillipe Nover vs. Zubaira Tukhugov •Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 5:37PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
What will it take to make Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks a star?
(mmafighting.com)
Will Brooks seems to have all the pieces of the puzzle needed to become a big star. The right pedigree? The Bellator lightweight champion trains at the American Top Team, among the most elite of the sport's gyms.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 4:28PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Looking at Shinya Aoki's shady matchup with a Brazilian giant
(mmafighting.com)
Shinya Aoki, the current lightweight champion of One, the most visible promotion in Asia, was announced this week for the ultimate in freak show fights on New Year's Eve. If "fight" is the correct descriptive term.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 4:26PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA stars show off Halloween spirit, Dominick Cruz wins best costume
(mmafighting.com)
Dominick Cruz couldn't just be a zombie or a vampire for Halloween. He had to make his costume personal (and hilarious). Decked out in Muay Thai shorts, a floppy blonde wig, a black eye and - the best accessory of all - a jar of peanut butter, Cruz fired shots at UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and his mentor and coach Duane "Bang" Ludwig.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 4:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator releases five fighters, including former champion
(bloodyelbow.com)
While the UFC has been in the news for the large number of fighters they've released lately (or are rumored to be releasing), it's Bellator's roster trimming that's in the news today. The Viacom-owned organization cut five fighters from their roster, one of which held a title in the organization. Jason Floyd of The MMA Report fills us in via Twitter: Jason Floyd ?@Jason_Floyd Fighters recently released by Bellator: Alexander Sarnavskiy, Alexander Volkov, Mike Mucitelli, Fabricio Guerreiro, and Joe Duarte 3:35 PM - 30 Oct 2015
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 1:04AM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 79 lineup set with 4:45 a.m. ET prelims start time on Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for UFC Fight Night 79 a month from today, and for those who get up early in the States, your Saturday will be cleared of MMA by mid-morning. The full UFC Fight Nigh 79 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET) Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:45 a.m. ET) Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Dominique Steele Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia Yui Chul Nam vs. Mike De La Torre Tae Hyun Bang vs. Leo Kuntz Jake Collier vs. Dongi Yang Fredy Serrano vs. Yao Zhikui Marco Beltran vs. Ning Guangyou Cortney Casey vs. Seo Hee Ham
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 1:00AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF's one-night tournament rules released
The tournament final will serve as the main event, while the non-tournament co-main is between Jason High and Estevan Payan. Here's the full tournament bracket: Alternate bouts LaRue Burley vs. Joe Condon Benny Madrid vs. Ramil Mustapayev Quarterfinals Mike Ricci vs. Brian Cobb Luis Palomino vs. Rich Patishnock Brian Foster vs. Joao Zeferino Jorge Patino vs. Islam Mamedov Semifinals Ricci/Cobb winner vs. Palomino/Patishnock winner Foster/Zeferino winner vs. Patino/Mamedov winner Finals TBA vs. TBA The card will broadcast live on NBC SN at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:31AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ready to fight in Oklahoma, New Mexico, wherever
(mmajunkie.com)
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones are no strangers to heated talk. Jones came out on top when the two met at UFC 182 in Jan., taking a unanimous decision victory. That meeting didn’t settle the beef between the two that spilled over into a pre-fight press conference brawl before their prior meeting. Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) hasn’t fought since that bout, as the UFC stripped the longtime light heavyweight champion of his title following his involvement in an April hit-and-run incident. Cormier (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) won the vacant title in Jones’ absence with a third-round submission of Anthony Jonson at UFC 187. He followed that win up with a split-decision victory in a title defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192.
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:24AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice headlines Feb. 19 Bellator event, Lashley or Thompson potential opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson is expected to return to the cage Feb. 19 in a Bellator headliner in Houston against an opponent to be determined. The Houston Chronicle first reported Slice’s (5-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) main event spot, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the report with sources close to the promotion, who confirmed the event is Bellator 149 at Houston’s Toyota Center. A Bellator PR official said Slice’s participation is not confirmed. One source close to the promotion said the former street brawler could potentially face the winner of a heavyweight bout at next week’s Bellator 145 between Bobby Lashley and James Thompson, but two separate sources said negotiations are ongoing with another opponent, though they declined to name him.
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:22AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
ONE Championship 34 adds five bouts, including strawweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s “ONE Championship 34: Askren vs. Santos” event is complete with the addition of five new bouts, including a title fight. Supporting a welterweight title fight between champ Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos in the main event will be a strawweight championship bout between champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (5-0) and Yago Bryan Farias de Morais (3-0). Promotion officials announced the new championship bout today. The latest ONE Championship 34 card includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos – for welterweight title Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Yago Bryan Farias de Morais – for strawweight title Kotetsu Boku vs. Major Overall Natalie Gonzales Hills vs. Angela Lee Amir Khan vs. Jimmy Yabo Alain Ngalani vs. Igor Subora Edward Kelly vs. Martin Nguyen Benedict Ang vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo Nathan Ng vs. Li Kai Wen
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:20AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 146 adds Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz rematch, six prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is almost set for Bellator’s return to Oklahoma next month with the addition of a lightweight rematch, plus six prelims. Derek Campos (15-5 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will meet Brandon Girtz (13-4 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a 155-pound bout on the main card of Bellator 146, promotion officials recently announced. The Bellator 146 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef Bubba Jenkins vs. Jordan Parsons Chidi Njokuani vs. Ricky Rainey Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET) Kenyon Jackson vs. Bubba McDaniel – 195-pound catchweight Alonzo Menifield vs. Zach Rosol Julia Budd vs. Roberta Paim Rovel Stephen Banaszak vs. George Pacurariu – 140-pound catchweight Chris Jones vs. Treston Thomison Roshaun Jones vs. Eli Tamez Sean Holden vs. Justin Patterson
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:19AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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