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UFC signs Colorado-based welterweight Brandon Thatch to multi-fight deal
Turns out he was right. The Colorado-based welterweight has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion. Sources close to the fighter on Wednesday confirmed his signing to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), though he doesn't have his first fight lined up yet. Thatch (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in April told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he believed he would soon be signing with the UFC based on his most recent win, and that premonition was spot on.
Jake Shields: I will win by knockout or submission
Jake Shields discusses his UFC 161 welterweight bout with former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley.
Dan Hardy: I want to get cleared to fight again
Dan Hardy discusses talking trash, his fighting future, his travels, driving with Mayhem Miller and much more on the Joe Rogan Experience on Wednesday.
Despite summer move to Wednesdays, Spike unsure of Bellator Season 9 time slot
The second event of Bellator's upcoming "Summer Series" is expected to take place Wednesday in July, a Spike TV official today told MMAjunkie.com, but the remainder of the promotion's live-event schedule is undetermined.
UFC 162's Chris Weidman: 'I already believe, and I can feel that belt'
Chris Weidman is unbeaten and heads into a title shot with the greatest fighter in history having never had a truly focused training camp. It's almost hard to believe, isn't it?
Jones vs Sonnen PPV estimates come in at 520-550,000 buys
Jon Jones' title defense against Chael Sonnen appears to have done numbers almost perfectly in line with Jones' career average.
Final One FC 9 Bouts Announced, Including Tim Sylvia vs. Tony Johnson
One Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced the three final bouts for One FC: Rise to Power, which includes former UFC champion Tim Sylvia vs. Tony Johnson.
Leonard Garcia released from UFC?
Several UFC fighters at featherweight and bantamweight have apparently been cut by the promotion, including Leonard Garcia.
Chris Barnett Out, MFC 37 Main Event Title Fight Cancelled; MFC President Blames Manager
Chris Barnett has been pulled from Friday’s MFC 37 main event due to failing to gain medical clearance.
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones almost fought at 2011 award show according to sponsor
For months now, Cormier has been teasing a drop to LHW to fight champion Jon Jones. While at first glance it looked like he was just trying to hype a big fight opportunity, a former sponsor says there may be more to the story.
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.
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