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Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently spoke about CM Punk's first opponent, and he stated that it's going to be someone we know. I'm sure you know who CM Punk is by now - real name Phil Brooks, former professional wrestler. Now signed to the UFC despite no competitive fighting experience. Punk expects to debut in late 2015 after getting many months of solid training at Roufusport. But the biggest question since he signed has been pretty simple - who is Punk going to fight? In an interview with ESP read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes Phil "CM Punk" Brooks' Octagon debut will be competitive. While Fertitta is not sure who exactly will introduce Brooks to the cage, he recently told ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto the company will "most likely" look outside its current roster to find a suitable opponent. But that doesn't mean it's searching for any Joe off the streets who took a class or two at a local dojo. Prefacing his comments by saying he'll defer to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for the official book read news >>

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UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that the promotion won’t just bring in some guy off the street to stand opposite Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is no dummy. He expected a certain amount of "backlash" from the promotion's surprise acquisition of former professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who is expected to make his Octagon debut later this year. But as far as choosing a first opponent, rest assured Fertitta won't recruit "some guy off the street." Probably because he already did that when he signed CM Punk. Zing! Fertitta elaborates to ESPN: "I think it has to be somebody with some read news >>

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GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin spoke to MMAmania.com about the renewal of European television deals with Fight Network and Kombat Sports and also about an imminent deal with a U.S. network, expected to be announced soon that will air the SuperFight Series cards, starting with GLORY 19 on February 6, 2015. GLORY has great news for its fan base in the United States as well as abroad, with the announcement of its renewal of two European television deals (Fight Channel, Kombat Sport) and plans to bring t read news >>

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Glory has a new television deal in the works which will see its Superfight Series cards -- essentially the prelims to the numbered-event main cards -- air either live or on tape delay in the United States. read news >>

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What could be the biggest fight in women's MMA history isn't dead yet. After former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg announced she had permanently abandoned all attempts to move to 135 pounds to face UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, new negotiations are breathing life back into the bout. According to ESPN's Brett Okomoto, UFC parent company Zuffa has been working with Cyborg's representatives for the past two weeks. UFC CEO Lorenzo Feritta tells ESPN t read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirms current negotiations underway with Cris Cyborg for the women's bantamweight division, in hopes of a blockbuster fight with champion, Ronda Rousey. In the latest round of "Will she or won't she," ESPN recently confirmed that Cris Cyborg is in contract negotiations with the UFC. Cyborg has been inactive in mixed martial arts competition since July 2013, when she claimed the Invicta featherweight belt from former champion, Marloes Coenen. Injuries and indecision ab read news >>

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Leading kickboxing promoter Glory has mapped out most of its event calendar for 2015 and is planning to stage an event “every four to six weeks,” according to CEO Jon Franklin. read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta explains why he considers UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to be the most impressive fighter in the promotion’s history. While the majority of the UFC's hyperbole this week has been directed at Irish sensation Conor McGregor for his main event showdown against Dennis Siver in Boston, another star has gotten a recent rub from one of the UFC's head honchos. CEO Lorenzo Fertitta delved into the impact that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has had read news >>

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And when you consider all of the past and current fighters the MMA promotion has dealt with, that's saying quite a bit. Trailblazing Ronda Rosuey put women's mixed martial arts (MMA) on the map when she became the first woman to ink a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2012. Since then, she's been making movies, setting records, and establishing herself not only as one of the most polarizing figures in all of MMA, but sports in general. According to UFC CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, read news >>

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A humble Conor McGregor? Who knew? UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has said the UFC featherweight is "almost like the Irish Muhammad Ali in a way." McGregor doesn't feel completely worthy of that comparison. "For me, Muhammad Ali is a special individual," McGregor said on ESPN's SportsCenter on Tuesday. "He is out on his own and I cannot lay claim to something like that. He changed the cultural landscape of the world. So, Muhammad Ali is a special human being. For people to say that, I am honored. But read news >>

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How high are UFC execs on Conor McGregor? “I hate even saying this, but with his gift of gab and his athletic ability and fighting ability, it’s almost like the Irish Muhammad Ali in a way,” Lorenzo Fertitta says.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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Titan FC CEO, Jeff Aronson puts rumors to rest that CBS Sports canceled their TV deal, discusses AeroFest, a week-long philanthropic festival culminating with Titan's most ambitious fight card. Titan FC has had a pretty awesome year under the helm of CEO Jeff Aronson. The promotion, once a small regional affair, has ventured all over the United States and landed a very sweet TV deal for themselves. Now, with the end of 2014 coming to a close, looking at the future and the bevvy of opportunities read news >>

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