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Early programming details for UFC on FS1 announced
With just 100 days to go before launch, Fox Sports 1 unveiled their opening day schedule as well as a look ahead to some future UFC cards.
EA Sports UFC game delayed until post-March 2014
EA Games acquired the rights to produce a UFC video game in June, 2012. Yesterday it acknowledged that it will not be producing the UFC game in fiscal year 2014 which ends in March of next year.
Shogun: My appendix burst before 2nd Machida fight
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua meets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 161 in a rematch of one of the best fights of all time. Shogun discusses his motivation entering this bout, and how a serious medical situation almost derailed his second bout with Lyoto Machida.
Jon Jones vs. Floyd Mayweather? If it was all hands, 'Bones' said it would 'probably be a pretty competitive match'
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones thinks he could hang on the feet with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. It helps that Jones is 6'4" tall, walks around at about 220 pounds and has an 84.5" reach. Mayweather is 5'8" tall, walks around at about 150 pounds and has a 72" reach. Unfortunately, silly little "Bones" doesn't realize that "Money" already knocked out the Big Show at WrestleMania XXIV back in 2008, a 7'1" giant who weighs nearly 500 pounds. Jones tells the gang at Power 105.1 (via Larry Brown) that nobody would want to see it anyway. "To be honest with you, if it was all hands, it would probably be a pretty competitive match. But that's not fighting, either. You can't be at the bar and be like, alright, no kicking, no taking me down, don't stretch my shirt out. It's not like that. What I do, I consider it to be the true art of fighting. To do everything. Fighting Floyd Mayweather wouldn't even be right. Nobody would want to see that. James Toney did it about two years ago. He lost in the first round. Don't mess with an MMA fighter. You don't want to do that. It's a bad look."
Mark Hunt denied boarding on US-bound flights due to visa issues, recent arrest
Mark Hunt has been unable to fly to the US to prepare for his upcoming UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos. He has been keeping a running commentary on twitter as to the reasons why, which involve visa issues and a recent arrest.
Chuck Liddell speaks out against UFC fighters avoiding the finish just to secure a win
Remember when Chuck Liddell knocked out Renato Sobral with a head kick back in 2002? That set off a string of winning performances where "The Iceman" was able to win nine straight mixed martial arts (MMA) fights by way of knockout or technical knockout, making him one of the most popular fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Right when MMA experienced its boom in popularity. That's something the now-retired Liddell wants to see more of from this generation of fighters. And he's not just a UFC Hall-of-Famer calling shots from his couch, he's the promotion's new Vice President of Business Development and he wants to develop a more exciting product. From his conversation with U-T San Diego: "I'd really have to talk to the guys to see if that's really what they're doing. I see it like guys are trying a lot more to just get their win so they can get their next fight. When we were doing it, it was a lot more about just going out and fighting. I hate hearing in a UFC corner ‘you won the first four rounds, just stay away from him this round.' The guy doesn't have a knockout punch, hasn't taken you down the whole fight, why do you have to go be afraid of him? Go out and win! Make it exciting, go knock him out, finish the fight." Liddell has a point.
Sonnen issues twitter challenge to Wanderlei Silva
Chael Sonnen's not retiring, and he has made it clear who he wants to fight next. Now the challenge is official, but he has apparently given Wanderlei Silva a time limit to accept.
Silva: I was unaware of media event that cost $50K
On Tuesday, Silva was supposed to be in LA for a media event for his upcoming fight at UFC 162. When Silva skipped out the UFC responded by fining him $50K, but Silva says he never knew about media day.
White says the UFC is working on new MMA gloves
The gloves used in MMA have never been a perfect fit for the sport and have led to a lot of eyepokes over the years. To try and change this, UFC president Dana White says they're working on making a new type of glove.
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.
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.
Leonard Garcia released from UFC?
Several UFC fighters at featherweight and bantamweight have apparently been cut by the promotion, including Leonard Garcia.
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.
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.
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.
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