But also expects 2015 to be a recovery year for the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Yin and Yang. Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was named one of the "World's Most Valuable Sports Brands," under the leadership of "Brand Genius" (and UFC President) Dana White, the promotion took a stiff jab from Standard & Poor's, who downgraded the ZUFFA LLC credit rating from "BB" to "BB-" due to "greater EBITDA volatility" following a rough 2014. MMA Payout has some per read news >>
It looks like the financial sector is paying attention to Zuffa's rougher than expected year. It's no secret that 2014 has been a rough year for Zuffa in the PPV market. The injury woes of several major stars have sidelined many of the companies hopes for stacked "must buy" cards. It even appears that TUF 20, which was hoped to be something of a rejuvenation for the Ultimate Fighter, has largely failed to meet ratings expectations. In general, the UFC just seems to be having trouble getting view read news >>
"I was flying to Brazil and at the airport and I had the opportunity to sit and watch the Overeem fight. He is a comedy, a cartoon. You have to feel sorry for a guy like that. He is reaping what he sowed. Who plants the good reaps good. He's a despicable person and does not deserve much attention from people. He's a guy who just leaves enmity wherever he goes. It's sad to see a person like him, because we never wish harm on a person, never want to see a person in this situation. It may be that I read news >>
It feels redundant, if not a bit awkward, to credit a professional fighter for their courage. It's part of the job description, after all. If you stick around the game long enough to become successful, odds dictate that humanity's inherent fear of getting smacked upside the face was never really an issue for you in the first place. But every now and then another of history's occasional outliers comes along, the sort who curls a contemptuous lip at his own self-preservation to such a degree where read news >>
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It sounds like someone's not giving credit where credit is due. Ricardo Lamas came up short in his bid to dethrone Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169 back on Feb. 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Though "The Bully" hung tough against "Junior" for the entire five rounds of their championship fight (video), it wasn't enough it win the judges over, ultimately losing a unanimous decision. Now that Lamas has had plenty of time to reflect on his loss, the fo read news >>
- 5 months ago
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Following his son's bout, Floyd Mayweather Sr. rips Marcos Maidana by calling him an "MMA Fighter" and saying he doesn't deserve any credit. read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Another win that Chris Weidman probably won’t get full credit for, and a suspect game plan for Miesha Tate. All that and more in this look back at UFC 168.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Anderson Silva, Chris Leben, Chris Weidman, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, (...) read news >>
- 10 months ago
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Johnson still doesn't get much credit, but with the way he's racking up title defenses, fans and media won't be able to ignore him forever. read news >>
Give credit to Henry Martinez for having a huge heart to stick around, but Daron Cruikshank had no desire to give the judges any work during his fight on Saturday night. read news >>
With 14 fights to his credit including two in the UFC, Canadian Nick Denis has decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. read news >>
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The UFC's return to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from the Palms Casino Resort was the result of a fallout between UFC President Dana White and the Palms.
White on Saturday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com the accuracy of a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which stated he cut ties with the venue when his credit limit was cut in half.
"I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," he said with a chuckle.
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