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Given that Bjorn Rebney brought former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz out of retirement, one might assume the former UFC light heavyweight champion was disappointed to see the company's former CEO get shown the door. One would be wrong. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Ortiz said that he was as happy as anyone else when he heard the news Rebney had been shown the door and Strikeforce founder Scott Coker was tapped to take his place. "I was so happy," Ortiz said. "I was real calm. read news >>

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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 >>

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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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Bellator CEO Scott Coker suggested following Bellator 123 that a match-up between Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture is not out of the realm of possibility. It appears no one is willing to let Fedor Emelianenko's retire in peace. Bellator CEO Scott Coker hinted to members of the media following the Bellator 123 fight card on Friday that a match-up between Randy Couture and MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is something he may be interested in. "All I can say is that w read news >>

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Muhammed Lawal was one of the most memorable players involved in Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view venture this past May. read news >>

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Muhammed Lawal was one of the most memorable players involved in Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view venture this past May. read news >>

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Earlier this week GLORY installed sports marketing veteran Jon Franklin as Chief Executive Officer. A 15-year veteran of IMG, Franklin takes up the CEO role at a crucial juncture in GLORY's operation. Having been involved with the company since late 2012, he has plenty of ideas he wants to implement and is hitting the ground running. GLORY appointed a new Chief Executive Officer earlier this week and he is wasting no time in pushing things forward. Jon Franklin, who spent 15 years as an executiv read news >>

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Freshly washed of one troubled fighter, Bellator CEO Scott Coker may be looking at sign another. To say that Jason Miller has had his ups and downs over the years, would be putting it mildly. The man more often known as 'Mayhem' has fought for titles under Dream and Strikeforce, gone through two inglorious stints in the UFC, and generally competed at a high level over a 14 year career that ended with his UFC release in 2012. Outside the cage, however, he's been a mess. Following his UFC release, read news >>

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GLORY today announced that it has both installed a new CEO and extended the terms of its broadcast agreement with Spike TV, its television home in the US. GLORY has a new CEO. The company announced today that Jon Franklin, formerly a consultant who handled logistics for the US side of the operation, had been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Glory Sports International. He replaces Andrew Whitaker, a former vice-president with the WWE, who moves to an advisory role on business development. P read news >>

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Jon Franklin has been appointed as the new CEO of Glory Sports International, parent company of the Glory kickboxing organization. read news >>

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GLORY's new CEO says his kickboxing promotion will be back in action in late October. In addition, their Spike TV deal is renewed, Amsterdam and Paris are possible destinations, and "the door is open on all possibilities" with Bellator MMA. GLORY Sports International and its board of directors have announced on Tuesday morning (Aug. 19, 2014) that Sports-Entco founder and president, John J. Franklin, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the global kickboxing promotion. read news >>

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