Technically, we’re just past the year’s midway point. But on the UFC’s event schedule, July’s pay-per-view offering is one of two big happenings when it comes to talent and prestige. Unfortunately, the event’s luster took a bit hit when a highly (...) more
That guy in the truck, however...
Let's start off with Joe Rogan getting put on blast by UFC President Dana White for asking Ronda Rousey if she was willing to rescue the UFC 176 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Los Angeles, Calif., which takes place in less than a month and is without a main event (because of this).
U mad? Yikes.
Turns out Rogan was not to blame for the post-fight faux pas, according to comments White made at the UFC 175 post-fight press conference (watch the replay here), not long more
Not that Noad Lahat is looking past Steven Siler, whom he meets at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose Saturday night…but Lahat is looking past Steven Siler. Not from a place of competitive superiority, but because has to. Lahat is the UFC’s second Israeli-born fighter. With the recent outbreak of violence in Gaza, with missiles flying over his homeland and his family ducking for cover, Lahat is relegated to his most immediate commitment. That’s his Saturday commitment. That’s the fun and games part, the more
For the third time in UFC history, the company completed two shows in one day from different locations Saturday, with the first card, UFC Fight Night 43, taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. The second card, UFC Fight Night 44, took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, and featured a heated main event bout between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens.
The fourth-ranked Swanson outworked and outclassed the 11th-ranked Stephens in four of five rounds to capture his sixth consecutive win at 145 po more
After missing weight for the second time at welterweight, TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum had a lot to prove against "Nico" Musoke in the UFC Fight Night 44 co-main event last night (June 28, 2014) from San Antonio, Texas. Following a disappointing start, Gastelum rebounded to put on a show.
Last night (Sat., June 28, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweights Kelvin Gastelum and Nicholas Musoke squared off in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 44 from AT&T Center in San Antonio, T more
For the two or three of you still amused by retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Don Frye, I present to you the "Predator Picks" for the UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. All the usual talking points are here, including misogyny, irrevocable scrotum damage, crackheads, and more. Enjoy! more
The UFC is full of some of the most gifted athletes in sports, and it didn't take long for Americans to find out.
According to digital marketing gurus Compete Pulse, in 2006, the UFC became the fastest growing sport in America. Things haven't slowed down since then, as UFC pay-per-view events continued to rack up huge numbers, surpassing 1 million buys on many occasions, most recently during UFC 168, according to MMAPayout.com.
So, what's the root cause for the epic success of this organization? more
For the first time ever, the UFC’s digital streaming service UFC FIGHT PASS will broadcast UFC’s Ultimate Media Day live from Las Vegas ahead of the star-studded weekend of fights. more
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers
Last week was the first ever headlining spot for Cub Swanson and just the second for Jeremy Stephens. Swanson took an entertaining unanimous decision over Stephens in San Antonio to earn (likely) a title shot against the Jose Aldo/Chad Mendes winner. Unfortunately for Cub, his main event debut did not produce good rating more