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Management group settles with Leslie Smith, moves suit against Nate Diaz to federal court
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ballengee Group is dropping a management lawsuit against UFC women’s bantamweight Leslie Smith after settlement terms were reached, the firm’s attorney attorney Jason Friedman told MMAjunkie. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and Smith declined comment. Ballengee is still pursuing legal action against Nate Diaz and attorney Sam Awad, named as co-defendants in the suit, and moved its complaint to Texas federal court earlier this month.
Submitted Aug 31, 2017 1:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
After loss to Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor says he's free agent, open to boxing and MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor held off on committing to a UFC return, but said he’s got options for his future. “I have many options in MMA,”McGregor told MMAjunkie at the press conference for “The Money Fight,” which followed his 10th round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I’m sure there’s options that will present themselves in the boxing game. Right now, I’m a free agent. My name is on the ring.” A little loose from his eponymous whiskey, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC, 0-1 boxing) spoke proudly of his effort against Mayweather (50-0 boxing) and his ability to get his name on the canvas as a promoter of the lucrative Showtime pay-per-view.
Submitted Aug 27, 2017 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor stars in new Beats by Dre ad
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The UFC lightweight champion, who meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, stars in a new ad released by the Beats by Dre headphones brand.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:24AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jones pops for steroids vs DC at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
I know I am supposed to add a short snipit from the article but this berry has so much juice I don't need to squeeze...enjoy!
Submitted Aug 22, 2017 9:02PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
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To a lot of people, Shayna Baszler's move from MMA to pro wrestling was leaving one world for another. But for her, given her background, it's more like switching branches on the same tree, an analogy she's used for years, long before she became a pro wrestler, since it was taught to her that way by Billy Robinson.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's Rose Namajunas poses nude for Women's Health 'Naked in 3 Words' campaign
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas it the latest to pose nude for a media publication. Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who is expected to challenge unbeaten champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for the UFC’s 115-pound title later this year, took part in the recently launched “Naked in 3 Words” campaign from Women’s Health.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 6:53PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White's UFC 214 criticism with threat, demand for public apology
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White better apologize to Tyron Woodley – or else. That, in a nutshell, was the UFC welterweight champion’s response to White’s criticism of his performance during a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim Calif.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC champ Frank Mir announces release after 16 years with promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
Frank Mir’s historic UFC tenure came to an end on Saturday when the former two-time heavyweight champion announced his release from the organization. Mir (18-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC), who debuted with the company at UFC 34 in November 2001 and has been part of the roster since, has been campaigning for his UFC release for quite a while after he was the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USDA) tagged him for a violation following a March 2016 fight with Mark Hunt.
Submitted Jul 9, 2017 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC legend Matt Hughes off ventilator, showing ‘small signs of improvement’
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Matt Hughes is doing better after being seriously injured in a scary truck-train crash last month. The UFC legend is no longer on a ventilator and has shown "small signs of improvement,” per a statement posted by his family to his sister Beth Ulrici Hughes’ Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michelle Waterson to appear in ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’
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There’s been a tradition of MMA fighters appearing in ESPN’s “Body Issue,” including big names like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg. The latest on that list? Michelle Waterson.
Submitted Jun 25, 2017 7:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Offer extended to transfer UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes to brain trauma center in Atlanta
(mmajunkie.com)
Illinois State Police continue to investigate a truck-train crash that left UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hospitalized. Officers from the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit hope to speak to Hughes to find out what happened when his truck was struck last Friday by a train on Beeler Trail in Montgomery County, Ill.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 12:01PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ex-UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted after truck collides with train
(abcnews.go.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after the truck he was in collided with a moving train Friday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are currently en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken. "Apparently he has head trauma," White said. "His family is traveling to him now." White did not know exactly where the accident took place. He said Hughes, who lives in Illinois, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 2:36PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Christy Mack's gut-wrenching letter on War Machine: 'When he gets out, he will kill me'
(mmajunkie.com)
War Machine on Monday was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for the brutal 2014 assault of Christy Mack. Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, will be 71 years old when he becomes eligible for parole. He was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges that included sexual assault, kidnapping and coercion, though the jury deadlocked on the most serious charges of attempted murder. Before the sentence was handed down, Mack, born Christine Mackinday, read a letter to the court, breaking down several times as she described her relationship with Machine and the attack that left her with broken teeth, a fractured rib and a severely ruptured liver.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 9:57PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Bellator, Miscellaneous
 
Chuck Liddell teases comeback with Tito Ortiz staredown: ‘Why not?’
(mmafighting.com)
Who’s down for round three? It’s no secret whispers have been growing louder about a potential comeback from former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. Well, the 47-year-old Hall of Famer threw more fuel onto the fire Sunday night on Instagram, posting a staredown opposite his old rival, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 10:35PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Kazushi Sakuraba Named as Next 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Inductee
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC on Saturday announced that legendary mixed martial artist Kazushi Sakuraba has been named to the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class as a Pioneer. The 2017 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m. PT at Park Theater in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Bellator chief Scott Coker did lunch with former UFC champ Chuck Liddell
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator President Scott Coker has something in mind for former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell – but it might not be what you think. Coker on Thursday told MMAjunkie that the two recently talked over lunch in Los Angeles. But Coker pitched Liddell on working for Bellator as a “brand ambassador,” rather than as a fighter.
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:29PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey cast in 'Battle of the Network Stars' reboot on ABC
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a guest spot on NBC’s Blindspot, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expected to be cast in a reboot of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars.” Pop culture website Vulture.com reported today that Rousey will serve as a team captain opposite former Dallas Cowboys star DeMarcus Ware, coaching a rotating cast of celebrities as they compete in various sporting events. The show debuts June 29 on ABC.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:06PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor, girlfriend Dee Devlin have first child — a boy
(mmafighting.com)
Brace yourselves. There’s about to be another Conor McGregor running around. Conor McGregor and his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin became parents Friday, McGregor confirmed Sunday on social after multiple reports. Devlin gave birth to a boy, who they named Conor Jr..
Submitted May 7, 2017 8:38PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Check out this abomination of a Mark Hunt action figure
(mmajunkie.com)
This new Mark Hunt action figure has it all: a weird waist, a womanly chest, detachable limbs and even a little “Super Samoan.” Hunt (12-11-1 MMA, 7-5-1 UFC), a veteran heavyweight and fan favorite, is busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 110 headliner against fellow contender Derrick Lewis (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC). However, prior to the FS1-televised fight, which takes place June 11 at Vector Arena in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, Hunt got tipped off about a new doll (sorta) bearing his likeness. The New Zealander posed a completely fair question: “Why would u do this to me?” (via Instagram):
Submitted Apr 29, 2017 5:19PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Colbey Northcutt, Sage’s sister, set to make pro MMA debut in June
(mmafighting.com)
Another member of the famed Northcutt family is coming to professional mixed martial arts. Colbey Northcutt, the older sister of UFC fighter Sage Northcutt, will make her pro MMA debut in June for Legacy Fighting Alliance, MMA Fighting has learned. LFA has four events scheduled for June, so it’s unclear at this time which card she’ll be competing on. Her opponent has yet to be finalized, as well.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 1:16PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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