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After flirting with the idea last month, Sergio Pettis will officially be dropping to flyweight to kick of 2015. And on Tuesday, the UFC announced his first fight in the lighter weight class will come against Ryan Benoit. The two will meet at UFC 185, which takes place on March 14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Once again, Sergio will fight on the same card as his older brother, Anthony Pettis, who is headlining UFC 185 against Rafael dos Anjos. Sergio Pettis is coming off a unani read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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At a Nevada Athletic Commission hearing in September, a contrite Jon Jones apologized for his media day brawl with Daniel Cormier. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Jon "Bones" Jones was not dropped by Nike following his infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand Hotel after all. Speaking on a UFC 182 conference call Monday evening, Jones talked about the events leading up to his release from Nike and subsequent signing with Reebok, dropping a bombshell in saying that Nike did not officially "drop" him. The split was mutual, and it was imminent months before the events that took place inside the MGM. Jones originally told the Nevada Athletic Commis read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Three months ago, Jon Jones told the Nevada State Athletic Commission he had lost an endorsement deal with Nike as the result of an infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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Jon Jones told the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in September that he lost his endorsement deal with Nike due to his infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier during a press event in August. Jones admitted Monday that wasn't exactly true. "When I was in front of the commission, I definitely worded it wrong," Jones said on a UFC 182 media conference call. "Nike did not drop me because of that fight and I kind of owe an apology to Nike for saying they dropped me because of the fight. They actually did read news >>

  • a month ago
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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson suffered the first defeat of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career when he came up short against Rick Story at the UFC Fight Night 53 event last October in Stockholm, Sweden. Following the loss, there was dialog from armchair experts about how well "Gunni" will continue to perform against the top half of the 170-pound contender list (see it here), considering the ease in which the grappling ace can hit the welterweight l read news >>

  • a month ago
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PHOENIX -- Drew Dober talks about the retirement of opponent Jamie Varner at UFC on FOX 13, feeling Varner relax after a failed lateral drop, wanting to be patient, not being the crowd favorite in his hometown, and more. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Shinya Aoki doesn't want to give up his ONE FC lightweight title, but would drop to 145 pounds for a "super fight" with bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes. read news >>

  • a month ago
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MMA for effort? Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has canceled her drop to the bantamweight division, instead opting to remain at 145 pounds when she returns to the cage this February. "Cyborg," who is currently rehabbing an ankle injury, will instead focus on defending her Invicta FC title. From her conversation with MMA Fighting: "I haven't fought in a long time. With this injury, I believe the best option now will be fight in my division. I can't wait anymore, I need read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The sky isn't falling, but that hasn't stopped the ZUFFA brass from taking shelter. The same company that was recently named one of the "World's Most Valuable Sports Brands," under the leadership of "Brand Genius" (and UFC President) Dana White, is now faced with a 40-percent decline in profits for calendar year 2014, according to Standard & Poor's (S&P). MMA Payout adds some perspective: S&P now expects ZUFFA's cash flow/debt leverage to increase to the "high-5x area at the end of 2014." In its read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The 2014 financial outlook for UFC parent company Zuffa LLC is not looking good after Standard & Poor's projected a 40-percent decline in profits. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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I guess that means he's coming back. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Tim Kennedy is going under the knife to repair a partially torn meniscus, not long after his controversial technical knockout loss to Yoel Romero at the UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in September. And when he returns, according to his conversation with Submission Radio, it may be in a new division. "It's something that's very possible. Like I'm a big strong dude, but obviously I'm super short for my di read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy discusses a potential move to welterweight. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In the fifth episode of UFC 180 Embedded, the fighters get ready for weigh-ins, Dennis Bermudez clowns around with his team, and much more. More Coverage: UFC 180 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App read news >>

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