"Rush" left on a high note -- 12 straight wins -- a remarkable achievement that has his former nemesis a bit jealous.
After defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title for a division-record ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Nov. 2013, Georges St-Pierre announced that he would relinquish his title and take an indefinite leave of absence from mixed martial arts (MMA).
Because according to the former champion, the pressure and his battle with obs more
Ratings were strong across the board for MMA programming this past weekend.The prelims to UFC 175 on Saturday night drew 1 million viewers, the best number for a pay-per-view prelims show so far this year. That wasn't a surprise since UFC 175 was expected to be the year's biggest show so far, and Urijah Faber, who headlined the prelims, was the biggest star to appear this year on the pre-PPV shows on FS 1.The number was slightly ahead of the 936,000 viewers for the prelims of UFC 170 on Feb. 22, more
The UFC reeled in good ratings for "Read, White and Fight Week," as their UFC 175 prelim ratings were up from UFC 174, while the TUF 19 ratings were down from TUF 18 last December. It has been a good weekend for the UFC on television as the promotion pulled relatively strong numbers for their respective broadcasts.
According to MMAPayout, last Saturday night's UFC 175 prelims drew 1 million viewers on FOX Sports 1, which is up from last month's PPV event, as the UFC 174 prelims drew 784, 000 vie more
Ronda Rousey faces a stiff test on Saturday, July 5, at UFC 175 in Alexis Davis, but the UFC women's bantamweight champion is already planning her next fight. "I'd like to fight again on New Year's and take a little break in between," Rousey said during a UFC 175 pre-fight media conference call. "But the UFC, they know that if there's an emergency or if they need me, I'll step up." So far in her UFC career, which began in February 2013, Rousey has fought three times, defeating Liz Carmouche, Mie more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) when UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" kicks off from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off UFC 175 "Prelims" party with part one of a two-part under card preview series.
Revenge or legitimacy?
In his first fight since twice felling the great Anderson Silva, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, will more
This weekend, the UFC celebrates the biggest fight week of the year, with UFC 175 being the main attraction of the MMA world. Headlined by two title fights and numerous other star-filled bouts, UFC 175 promises to be a must-see event with big implications.
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey are set to defend their belts in the co-main events. Weidman faces karate master Lyoto Machida in an intriguing matchup, while Rousey takes on jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis Davis.
If that's not enough to tickle you more
A look back at Chael Sonnen's first year as a true superstar in mixed martial arts, as he used controversial language to hype his fight with Anderson Silva, entered a guilty plea for money laundering charges and repeatedly lied to the media.
The reflexive defensiveness of MMA fans may benefit none quite like Chael Sonnen. Fans are often so willing to stand up for the sport that they forgive trespasses that would result in a sort of fan imposed banishment in other more "mainstream" sports.
In his more
And it's all thanks to the "cheapskates" who don't but the events, according to "The California Kid." If you thought Urijah Faber was upset that he was relegated to the prelims and denied a spot on the main card of this weekend's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event, you're sadly mistaken.
In fact, "The California Kid" asked to headline the preliminary card -- which airs on FOX Sports 1 -- opposite Alex Caceres.
Because more people will tune in to watch his free fight as op more
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is excited to be back in the octagon and promises fans that his best is yet to come. After a year on the sidelines, Stefan Struve is back and excited to show fans that he ages like fine wine and gets better with the added years.
The longtime UFC heavyweight competitor has been away from the cage for an extended period of time dealing with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, which means that he was only pumping about 70% of the necessary blood his body need more