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  • 15 days ago
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It's no secret that Chael Sonnen's style as a pitchman has its roots in pro wrestling hype. Still, the retired/suspended former UFC contender was surprised to field a phone call from an unnamed World Wrestling Entertainment bigwig in the midst of all his recent troubles. "I got a call about two days before I was suspended," Sonnen said on the "Talk is Jericho" podcast. "A WWE exec calls me up, and he said, ‘We read what you're going through, we're not interested.' So I'm thinking, ‘why did you c read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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For anyone interested in GLORY's foundations, aims and operations - not to mention future plans for the US and elsewhere - this extended interview with Ivan Farneti will provide a lot of interesting news and details, including a recap of the conversation he had with Joe Rogan at their recent Los Angeles event. GLORY is a newcomer to the world of American sports television, having only debuted on SPIKE TV in October last year. Indeed the company is young, period. It's second birthday was in April read news >>

  • a month ago
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Jacob Volkmann took it upon himself to slam his former employers at WSOF, citing some questionable business practices. As you might expect, WSOF Executive Vice-President Ali Abdelaziz didn’t exactly take it too kindly.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC’s broadcast rights deal with FOX Sports in 2011 was hailed as the beginning of a new era for both the UFC and MMA. Two and a half years into the deal, the state of the UFC-FOX union “has never been stronger,” an exec said.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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LAS VEGAS – WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz says he understands how his words may have been a bit misunderstood, but his sentiment remains the same: If you want to succeed in his promotion, don’t turn down fights.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie, WSOF Tagged: Ali (...) read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Following the result of UFC Fight Night 39's event opener, a UFC executive said the promotion could rebook a bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC Tagged: Johnny Bedford, Rani Yahya, UFC Fight Night 39 read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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World Series of Fighting certainly had an interesting evening. Kicking the night off with Josh Burkman asking for his release, a spat between UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes and WSOF Vice President and match maker Ali Abdel-Aziz quickly spiraled out of control into an uncomfortable and frankly embarrassing back and forth. Chiming in on Burkman's contract situation, Magalhaes pegged Abdel-Aziz as the impetus for the welterweight wanting out of the promotion. Once Abdel-Aziz responded the action reall read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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LAS VEGAS – Ali Abdelaziz said he was “shocked” to find out top welterweight contender Josh Burkman was asking for his release from the promotion. Once he heard why, he felt downright “betrayed.”Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, Only on Junkie, (...) read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Critics and cynics were out in full force this past weekend when Rousimar Palhares successfully secured the ankle of Steve Carl at WSOF 9, as well as the promotion's Welterweight title. Ali Abdel-Aziz, meanwhile, was on the other side of the fence ... and thinks you should be, too. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Vice President and matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz, thinks mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who cried foul this past weekend (Sat., March 29, 2014) with Rousimar Palhares-driven conspiracies sh read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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The UFC might not hit 13 events in Brazil in 2014, but it should still be a strong year for the South American country. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: UFC Fight Night 36 read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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MANCHESTER – Dana White has said more times than he probably cares to remember that the UFC is "taking this thing all over." Garry Cook has the same philosophy, but centralized. read news >>

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