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UFC champ Jon Jones gets 'Jeopardy' gameshow mention
It's always fun to see when MMA fighters get any small recognition in the mainstream. Ronda Rousey in movies like Entourage, for example, make us smile because we see how far the sport has come since it's banned from cable and most states days.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Coach says Ronda Rousey is 'sadistic'
Former Judo champion, and legendary fight coach "Judo" Gene LeBell has long styled himself as a 'sadistic son of a bitch.' So, when the old warrior basically says the same of UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who he's known since she was a kid, you'd better believe him, and believe that he means it as a compliment.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:41PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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UFC champ Anthony Pettis bought his mom a house and a car for Christmas
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis grew up in Milwaukee with his mother Annette supporting his every move from the time he was born until the time he became one of the best fighters in the world. Losing his dad several years ago, Pettis has done everything in his power to make things easier on his mom, who is also his biggest fan, as well. So this Christmas, fresh off the first defense of his UFC lightweight title, Pettis decided to give his mom an extra special set of gifts.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Josh Burkman: Hector Lombard is the one who should be worried
when josh burkman steps inside the octagon next saturday night at ufc 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
When Josh Burkman steps inside the Octagon next Saturday night at UFC 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:37PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Donald Cerrone unimpressed by Myles Jury’s (kinda) undefeated record
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- For a guy who failed to make it past the opening round on The Ultimate Fighter 14, Myles Jury has acclimated himself mighty well in the UFC.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Jon Jones compares fighting Daniel Cormier to fighting Chael Sonnen
ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Say what you will about Jon Jones, but it's rare to see the UFC's light heavyweight champion caught in the theatrical world of ‘beef' quite like he is with UFC 182 rival Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:33PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Report: Brock headed back to the UFC
Dave Meltzer knows more than anyone about the combined worlds of mixed martial arts and pro wrestling. And in his latest subscription Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he says the word is, Lesnar is headed back to the UFC. Lesnar's current WWE contract expires following WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:30PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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UFC Fight Night Leads to Significant Year Over Year Ratings Growth for FS1
A significant reason for the broadcast deal between FOX family of networks and the UFC was to leverage the mixed martial arts juggernaut’s popularity to help build the fledgling FOX Sports 1 sports network. That strategy appears to be working...
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:25PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC 2014: A ridiculously robust look at stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
2014 was in many ways a forgettable one for UFC mostly due to its schedule being ravaged by injuries. However, from a statistical standpoint, 2014 was a breakthrough year from hosting the most events in history over the course of a 365-day span to adding to its second female weight class to perhaps the most important thing of all: some memorable moments inside the octagon. Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2014’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances...
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Raquel Pennington still looking to fight Holly Holm in 2015
Women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington hasn’t forgotten Holly Holm and is angling to rebook their bout that was scratched for UFC 181. Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a “TUF 18 alum, took on Ashlee Evans-Smith (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the pay-per-view event earlier this month when Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) suffered a neck injury and withdrew from the event.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
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Fabio Maldonado wants to welcome ‘Rampage’ Jackson back to the UFC
Quinton Jackson has signed a new deal with the UFC after three straight wins at Bellator, and one light heavyweight has offered himself to welcome "Rampage" back to the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:28AM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
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Frank Trevino injured, newcomer Frankie Perez steps in against Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
An injury to Frank Trevino has opened a spot for UFC newcomer Frankie Perez next month at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Perez will replace Trevino against Johnny Case on the January 18 card, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 3:11PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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UFC Partners with TSN, RDS, and Fight Network for Canadian Broadcasts
TSN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC on Monday announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events. Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night events, and The Ultimate Fighter series. Fight Network will broadcast all UFC Fight Night events from around the world as well as preliminary bouts for domestic non-Pay-Per-View cards...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Sources: Monster nearing multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with UFC
Energy drink brand Monster could soon be seen in the UFC’s world-famous octagon. According to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal, Monster is in advanced negotiations to enter a multi-year partnership with the UFC as an official sponsor. The partnership is worth more than $7 million dollars and puts the energy drink on the level of other major sponsors such as Reebok and Budweiser. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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'Devastated' Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle in training
With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury. Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:14PM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
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Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz sidelined with another knee injury
Dominick Cruz has suffered another knee injury. The former UFC bantamweight champion, who was sidelined for years after suffering consecutive knee injuries, has now suffered an ACL injury in his right knee. "It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury," Cruz posted on his Facebook page. "This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries."
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 4:24PM by Poor_Franklin - 21 comments
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Rampage Jackson releases official statement after re-signing with UFC 'so Scott Coker can shut up'
In the space of two years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has aired his grievances against the UFC and Bellator, left both promotions and is still somehow an employee of each...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 3:08PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Daron Cruickshank-Eye is good, Interested in rematch
In case you were wondering about the status of The Detroit Superstar's eye. He took to Twitter 3 days ago, Dec. 19th and posted... @JennyF209 eye is good. I would very much like that rematch
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 11:08AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Conor McGregor has revealed why he wasn't at RTE Sports Awards - he wants cash!
The great and the good of the Irish sporting landscape were present at the RTE Sports Awards last night but there was no Conor McGregor.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:39AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 58 results recap: Luke Rockhold next for Lyoto Machida? Dana White 'ready' for matchup
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida proved he is still a top contender in the middleweight division, taking out CB Dollaway in just 62 seconds via body kick this past Saturday night (Dec. 20, 2014) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 58. Earning a stoppage in UFC's final fight of the year, MMAmania.com ponders what could be next for "The Dragon."
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:59AM by xdanish020 - 9 comments
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