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For Stateside fans who tuned into UFC Fight Night 58 before the night’s co-main event, it appeared the world had entered a time warp.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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WSOF will once again go head-to-head with not just one, but two UFC events this weekend. That’s alright, says WSOF exec Ali Abdelaziz. He thinks his promotion has the best fight of the weekend, anyway.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

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UFC international executive Tom Wright discusses the latest on the UFC Canada broadcast deal as well as how many events will take place in Canada throughout 2015. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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As the UFC's 2015 schedule becomes clearer, a major focal point moving forward for international executive Tom Wright is ironing out the details of promotion's grand entrance into Melbourne. Mixed martial arts has been legal for some time in the Australian state of Victoria, however competition within a cage was strictly prohibited under the previous Liberal government. Wright now sees the reversal of that ban as "imminent" following recent electoral wins by the Victorian Labor party, and while read news >>

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The fans were still filing out of London's O2 Arena after Alexander Gustafsson's TKO of Jimi Manuwa back on March 8 when the UFC announced it's next date in the city: Feb. 28, 2015. Of course, Feb. 28 is now the landing date for UFC 184 in Los Angeles, with the double bill of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort and Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano atop the bill. Since the LA date was announced, U.K. fans have been asking what this means for the planned event in London. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hou read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Georges St. Pierre insists he saw a UFC over the skies of New Mexico (really). He's not the only one. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) exec, Ali Abdel-Aziz, who was in the car that day with St. Pierre, also saw what looked to be "a space ship or something," and then saw it for a second time a couple of months later. From his conversation with Bleacher Report: "We were just driving in the car and we see these crazy lights. It was read news >>

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Now that the UFC has officially rescinded their suspension of Cung Le, both the fighter and a UFC executive have very different things to say about it. The debacle over Cung Le's hGH test failure has been nothing short of a PR disaster. Not for the UFC, mind you, whose role in all this will be soon forgotten, but for Cung Le, who will now have to face years of people believing he's a proven steroid cheat, or, at the very least, dimly remember that he failed a drug test at some point, but not qui read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC Managing Director of Operations in in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright reveals why fans should not be concerned with the promotion’s future in Canada. Following a period of rapid growth and development in the Canadian UFC market, fans and pundits alike are growing concerned over the promotion's apparently deteriorating faith in the Great White North. Since the sport's legalization in Ontario over three years ago, the promotion had set aside specific annual dates for events in Tor read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Much uncertainty surrounds the UFC’s future in Canada, but executive Tom Wright assures fans the organization’s presence in the country will remain strong in 2015. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 4 months 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 >>

  • 4 months 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 >>

  • 5 months 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 >>

  • 5 months 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 >>

  • 7 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 >>

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