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Steven Messina has tapped out. The Staten Island recluse was recently sued by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for $32 million -- or one guaranteed purse for Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- for allegedly stealing pay-per-view (PPV) events and then uploading them to popular file-sharing websites like Pirate Bay. After initially arguing that he was innocent of all charges -- and starting an online fundraiser to help with his legal defense -- a press release from the world's largest mixed martial arts read news >>

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What appeared to be a routine guest appearance on AXS TV's Inside MMA turned to controversy when ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren was abruptly cut off from the program by host Kenny Rice. Knowing it would illicit a response, co-host and former UFC champion Bas Rutten asked Askren to explain comments he made last week regarding UFC president Dana White's business practices. Askren obliged, but once he touched on buzzwords like 'UFC monopoly' and 'fighter pay,' Rice 'had to close down the s read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren feels AXS TV Fights' Inside MMA program showed him an obvious bias towards the UFC—and a network executive doesn't seem to disagree. The "Funky" one appeared on Friday's edition of the program, and his interview via satellite began to head south after he was aggressively questioned by co-host Kenny Rice as to whether or not he wanted to compete against the best in the world in the UFC. Askren said: 100 percent and I don't disagree with you, and the UFC has read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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The head of AXS TV Fights has apologized to ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren following a heavily criticized segment on this past Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA.”Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Following a bizarre segment between Inside MMA host Kenny Rice and Ben Askren, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon apologized publicly to the One FC welterweight champion. In undoubtedly one of the most bizarre moments in the show's history, ‘Inside MMA' hosted a live interview with ‘Funky' Ben Askren, where host Kenny Rice assumed an unprofessional approach to dealing with the One FC welterweight champion. Speaking in defence of the UFC, Rice called out Askren for his comments regarding MMA's top pr read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Freedom of speech is alive and well at AXS TV. It probably didn't seem that way last week, when ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren was kicked off the air for criticizing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a move that garnered a substantial amount of negative feedback on social media. Something not lost on AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. @Benaskren I apologize for @InsideMMAaxstv closing mic.We respect your opinions & look forward to having you back to continue the discussion — Andrew Sim read news >>

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Charles Oliveira came in overweight at the UFC Fight Night 50 weigh-ins on Thursday, and eventually canceled his featherweight bout with Nik Lentz due to a viral infection. The Brazilian featherweight, who weighed in at 150 pounds and had to forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Lentz, spoke to MMAFighting.com on Friday night and explained who decided to cancel the fight. "My team made the call. I’m feeling bad," Oliveira said. "I was the one who asked for this fight, so I tried my best to fight, b read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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UFC featherweight Brian Ortega has issue an apology following his positive drug test result for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following UFC on FOX 12. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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UFC President Dana White apologized for his actions in Macau during the UFC 180 media scrum that followed the ticket sales press conference. Dana White found himself in a fresh controversy following Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Macau, as he took an executive decision to relieve judge Howard Hughes of his duties for the night due to apparent incompetence. As expected, the impetuous decision came back to haunt White, who had mentioned in the post-fight press conference that he suggested to Hughes t read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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I can't wait to hear what Michael Bisping has to say about this one. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Luke Rockhold, found himself in hot water recently after posting a picture of himself at a tiger zoo in Thailand, where he not only got up close and personal with one of the furry felines, but grabbed it by the sack and asked, "Who's your daddy?" Take a look. Gross. Following his online overshare, Rockhold was flamed by his followers, who left comments like, "Not cool read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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UFC president Dana White on Tuesday offered an apology to UFC Fight Night Macao judge Howard Hughes, whom White had pulled from his Octagon-side duties on Saturday in China. read news >>

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