Jose Aldo's head coach said that he would advise his fighters to do trash talking and other commercial moves to promote fights.
Before Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes in their staredown to promote UFC 179, Dede Pederneiras kind of knew what was coming.
In an interview published by Combate.com on Monday, Aldo's coach and Nova Uniao leader said that he was going to have a conversation with his athletes to explain the importance of promotion in the fight business, even if he was essentially against tr read news >>
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BANGOR, Maine – Nick Diaz is one of few athletes who will openly admit that he doesn’t enjoy his profession, and UFC President Dana White takes that as no surprise.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Miesha Tate is already one of the most marketable athletes on the UFC roster. Now she just stepped into an entirely new level of visibility.
On Friday morning, it was announced the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion and perennial threat to the UFC’s 135-pound women’s crown has signed with KHI, which is the management firm owned by NASCAR superstar Kevin Harvick. The former bantamweight title challenger now joins lightweight staple Donald Cerrone on KHI's roster and is the first fem read news >>
Featuring two of the most hard-charging athletes in the sport, tonight's (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on FOX 12 main event between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown has the potential to be one of the best fights of the year. How can each rising knockout artist fight their way to a title shot in San Jose? Read our fight preview to find out!
Tonight (Sat., July 26, 2014) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight sluggers Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will go to war in the main event of UFC on FOX 1 read news >>
Athletic commissions strapped for funds to drug test athletes could receive help from the Association of Boxing Commissions, according to a new proposal drafted for the organization’s 2014 conference.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
As mixed martial arts has continued to evolve and develop, more and more athletes are taking cues from their counterparts in other sports and transforming their pursuit of greatness in the cage... read news >>
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Father Time hates MMA fighters. He hates almost all athletes, really (except NFL kickers), but he's especially unkind to the select few who choose to fashion their careers inside a steel cage.
In basketball, when a player ages and slows down, he starts missing routine layups. He starts getting burned on defense. He can't finish that breakaway dunk with the same pizzazz.
He turns into 2014 NBA Finals Dwyane Wade.
In MMA, however, an aging fighter's shortcomings become painfully obvious once the d read news >>
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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? read news >>
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As MMA evolves as a sport and its athletes continue to evolve, the business side of the game grows with it, as Jessica Aguilar knows quite well.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>
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Speed is often the determining factor between getting your hand raised or collecting your wits.
It's an innate ability to outpace and outpoint your opponents wherever the fight may go.
From jabs to takedowns, head movement to footwork, speed is one of the most important attributes any fighter can possess.
With that said, based on perennial success and barrier-breaking fight styles, here are the five quickest athletes in the UFC today.Begin Slideshow read news >>
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The evolution of Sergio Pettis is in full swing. Where most athletes come to the Octagon at a later age and seek out success on the strength of an established attack, the 20-year-old Roufusport fighter... read news >>