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BT Sport launches to customer complaints, UFC loses 3.8 million UK Virgin TV customer base
BT Sport launched in the UK yesterday with a one day Freeview event to give potential new customers a taste of what they can expect with a full subscription. The day peaked with a 1.21% share (some 207k viewers) for the Bayern Munich versus Manchester City European Football (Soccer) match, according to BroadcastNow.co.uk According to a BBC Business article, BT has spent over £700 million in the last few years for upcoming Premier League Football matches, compared to Sky's £2billion+ for the majority of match rights. ITV, Setanta and ESPN have tried taking on the Sky giant when it comes to exclusive live sport coverage and have been found lacking, and it seems BT has already failed to put its best foot forward.
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 1:52PM by jjeans - 3 comments
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UFC 163's Bristol Marunde: Full training camp is a luxury I can only now afford
There are certain risks involved with taking a fight on short notice, and UFC middleweight Bristol Marunde knows them as well as anyone. Over the past two years, Marunde has had the opportunity to compete under the bright lights of the Strikeforce and UFC banners. However, in his two fights with the organizations, he had a minimal amount of time to prepare due to the fact he stepped in on very short notice...
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 10:42AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Boston Official Wants Ban on Anyone Under 18 Attending UFC Matches
On August 14, Boston will have an “Ultimate Fighting Champion Homecoming,” and celebrate the return of the sport to the city. But a team of parents, doctors, and city officials are trying to put the chokehold on the “extremely violent form of entertainment” by banning minors from baring witness to the martial-arts matches. The “UFC Homecoming” event, which will be held at the Barrio Cantina on Boylston Street and hosted by UFC President Dana White, is scheduled to take place just weeks after City Council President Stephen Murphy filed a resolution asking to put an end to anyone under the age of 18—even with a parent or guardian—from attending the fights. “Cage fighters at the amateur and professional levels have competed in public stadiums and on television bearing Neo-Nazi messages in their tattoos or on their clothing,” Murphy said in his filing during a City Council meeting on Wednesday, “and extensive research has associated exposure to media violence with a variety of physical and mental health problems for children and adolescents, including aggressive and violent behavior, bullying, desensitization to violence, fear, and depression.”
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 4:07PM by jjeans - 20 comments
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Machida: UFC pressured Silva into Weidman rematch
Lyoto Machida believes the UFC pressured his training partner and friend Anderson Silva into rematching Chris Weidman at UFC 168.
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 2:10PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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UFC 163 to feature Jhenny Andrade as newest Brazilian octagon girl
RIO DE JANEIRO – Twenty-five-year-old Sao Paulo native Jhenny Andrade is the newest addition to the UFC's roster of octagon girls.
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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In a nation of legends, UFC 163's Jose Aldo is the people's champion
It takes a small army of security personnel to usher Jose Aldo into the van that awaits the UFC's featherweight titleholder. Along the way, he answers as many reporters' questions as possible, smiles for camera click after camera click and signs a few dozen autographs. Thursday's swirl of activity follows a three-hour engagement in which Aldo participated in a news conference, put on a public workout session that featured a soundtrack by a live rock band and then waded through a sea of fans and reporters to answer even more questions as microphones, cameras and recorders were shoved in his face. It was time for Aldo to retreat to his hotel, but his removal from the scene was anything but easy...
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 8:19AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Tim Kennedy wants Wanderlei, apprehensive about fighting Belfort in Brazil
After a dominating performance over Roger Gracie at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy is looking to put his Strikeforce past behind him in favor of more well-established MMA veterans.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 10:21PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Rashad Evans won't fight Vitor Belfort
Former UFC light heavyweight championRashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 7:48PM by prophecy033 - 23 comments
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Cain Velasquez skips out on final leg of UFC World Tour 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO – The UFC's ambitious World Tour 2013 wraps up Friday in Rio de Janeiro, but one famous face will be missing from the announced lineup.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 6:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Geronimo dos Santos medically cleared of hep B, still under UFC contract
RIO DE JANEIRO – Geronimo dos Santos has been medically cleared and is expected to soon return to the UFC.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Welterweights Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger added to UFC 166
A welterweight matchup between Adlan Amagov and T.J. Waldburger has been added to the UFC 166 fight card.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC signs alleged neo-Nazi Benjamin Brinsa
The UFC's signing of undefeated German fighter Benjamin Brinsa has created controversy due to Brinsa's alleged neo-nazi activities and affiliations.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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UFC 163's 'Korean Zombie' says nickname a blessing and curse
The posters advertising UFC 163 make it tough to tell if you're about to watch a professional MMA fight or a monster movie. "World Featherweight Championship," it says at the very top. "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie." Nowhere on the posters trumpeting his clash with UFC 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in Brazil on Saturday (pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) does it mention Chan Sung Jung's actual name. Which, surprisingly enough, is exactly how the featherweight challenger likes it...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Vitor Belfort Declines Any UFC Non-Title Fight at Middleweight; Dana White Offers Rashad Evans
UFC president Dana White is prepared to take Vitor Belfort up on his offer to fight at light heavyweight, offering up Blackzilian teammate Rashad Evans as a candidate.
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 1:22AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next
Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
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Ronda Rousey on media attention: 'I word things more colorfully than others'
Even with their media exposure, Ronda Rousey takes pleasure in getting one over on her rival Miesha Tate. The UFC women's bantamweight champion said an ESPN story on female athletes and breasts wasn't just exciting because she was quoted, but because she got more copy than Tate.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 4:53PM by Webbie - 5 comments
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Alan Belcher to move up to light heavyweight
Some 185er's in the UFC like Wanderlei Silva have decided that they don't want to cut that much weight and will fight at 205 instead. The latest middleweight to make that decision is Alan Belcher.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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With Kennedy fight dead, UFC's Belfort interested in Sonnen fight
A potential bout with middleweight contender Vitor Belfort is now dead, according to Tim Kennedy. However, one notable is interested in fighting the Brazilian.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
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Demian Maia and Jake Shields Agree to UFC Welterweight Showdown
Brazilian welterweight Demian Maia was supposed to be fighting on this weekend’s UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie fight card in Rio de Janeiro, but had the fight yanked out from under him when Josh Koscheck withdrew due to injury. Although Maia was pulled from the fight card altogether, he already has another opponent lined up. Maia will next face Jake Shields, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:31AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
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Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov set for November UFC on FOX Sports 1 card
That didn't take long. Jorge Masvidal moved to 2-0 in the UFC on Saturday, and he's already got his next assignment. Masvidal (25-7 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Rustam Khabilov (16-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the news as part of Tuesday night's episode. The fight reportedly will take place in November on a yet-to-be-announced FOX Sports 1 card.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 10:42PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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