UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman reportedly topped the UFC 175 fighter salaries, earning nearly half a million dollars on the disclosed payroll recorded with the Nevada Athletic Commission. more
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, B.J. Penn had the highest base salary of all the fighters who competed on the TUF 19 Finale on Sunday night.
There weren't any marquee names on last night's TUF 19 Finale aside from the main event fighters B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar. So it should be a surprise to no one that they were the highest earners on the card, with Edgar pocketing $260,000 and Penn $150,000. Not including the $200,000 worth of bonuses handed out, the two of them made more money than the other 20 f more
Jessica Aguilar competed for the second time in 2014 earlier in June, and she showcased why she is the No. 1-ranked strawweight fighter in the world.
Not only is she the best 115-pound female on the planet, she may be the best fighter—regardless of weight or gender—on the World Series of Fighting roster.
The WSOF roster is not a treasure trove of talent, but that is to be expected. The UFC is the premier mixed martial arts organization on earth, and they hold the vast majority of talent. WSOF do more
Howard Davis' Fight Time Promotions in Florida has picked up former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva.
The next chapter in Thiago Silva's MMA career is set to be in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Yesterday, Fight Time Promotions announced that they've signed the ex-UFC fighter for a late August card. In the below photo, you can see Silva signing his contract alongside CEO and co-founder Howard Davis Jr. Fight Time Promotions also put out this official press release regarding their latest acquisition: more
UFC officials handed out the customary $50,000 bonuses for Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors at UFC San Antonio with main eventers Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens taking top honors. more
When it rains for Chael Sonnen, it pours. According to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani, "The American Gangster" tested positive for four different banned substances in his latest drug test. Sonnen submitted to a random drug test on June 5 upon request from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, in advance of his then-upcoming bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 175. BREAKING: Chael Sonnen fails second drug test, tests positive for HGH and EPO -- http://t.co/uFoDeyNdMs
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Yeah, so ... yeah.
Things are going from bad to worse for Chael Sonnen, and MMA Fighting has the breaking news: Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which i more
Five years removed from his first (and very brief) encounter with reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Cub Swanson is teetering on the edge of a rematch with a win at UFC Fight Night 44 over Jeremy Stephens later tonight (Sat., June 28, 2014) in San Antonio, Texas.
In a stacked class like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight division, it's hard to believe there's still a champion who has already beaten most of the top competition. That man, Jose Aldo, made his mark in World E more