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Tom Speer, who won MMA fame as a finalist on “The Ultimate Fighter 6,” just turned 30 and wants to give the sport another push.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>

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UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey wants her financial earnings to stay private. UFC bantamweight women's champion, Ronda Rousey's meteoric rise to fame has been nothing short of amazing. With a professional record that spans a little over three years, she has risen to the top of not only the UFC roster, but is routinely mentioned as the P4P best of any woman currently competing in mixed martial arts. Boasting a perfect 10-0 record, she has defended her belt five times and every sin read news >>

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He wasn't always like this. Seventeen years ago, Dan Henderson made his MMA debut at the 1997 Brazil Open. He finished two opponents within six minutes before branding himself as one of the toughest dudes on the planet. He'd go on to make his UFC debut (no, not that UFC debut) six months later, capturing the UFC 17 tournament title when he defeated Carlos Newton via split decision. Over the course of the 16 years that followed, Henderson would share a fighting platform with some of the best figh read news >>

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Officials today announced that UFC 1 tournament winner and 2003 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Royce Gracie has joined Bellator as a nation brand ambassador. read news >>

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"The Godfather of MMA" has jumped ship ... sorta. Royce Gracie will soon join his fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame brethren, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar, at Bellator MMA as the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced that submission guru would join the Viacom-led team. While the retired 47-year old legend won't be fighting, he will serve as a Promotional Brand Ambassador for the promotion, with his duties comprising event promotion, as well as helping Bellator incr read news >>

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Another UFC Hall of Fame member is heading to Bellator MMA, but this one won’t be entering the cage to compete. Winner of three of the first four UFC one-night tournaments, Royce Gracie was announced on Wednesday as the new official brand ambassador for Bellator. According to the promotion, the MMA legend "will host seminars, be involved in autograph and promotional appearances, as well as aiding in the international expansion of Bellator around the world," and also "be involved in a co-branded read news >>

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The UFC Hall of Fame is having an increasingly bigger presence with rival Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

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Would the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame be incomplete without the inclusion of storied mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and former PRIDE FC champion Wanderlei Silva? It may not matter. "The Axe Murderer" doesn't want anything to do with the promotion's hallowed halls, after a bitter falling out with the sport he helped make famous. While his unceremonious exit is partly due to his run in with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Silva is not looking back. From his convers read news >>

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Latest UFC Hall of Fame inductee suggests that he hopes Barack Obama contracts Ebola. After years being on the outs with the promotion, Pat Miletich was recently inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame a couple of months ago. Today, the former lightweight champion may be getting the wrong kind of attention as he ranted on twitter about his political views. This time, Miletich even went so far as suggesting that he hopes Barack Obama contracts Ebola: Ebola lands in D.C. and we can only hope a White Hous read news >>

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On Friday UFC president Dana White said Wanderlei Silva has been blackballed from induction in the Hall of Fame. read news >>

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Following his dramatic exit from the UFC, Wanderlei Silva has officially been blackballed from the Hall of Fame, according to UFC President Dana White. The legendary MMA fighter took aim at the UFC a week ago in a YouTube video, but surprisingly, this black and white promo wasn’t the usual melodramatic speech fans had grown accustomed to hearing. The Axe Murderer announced that he would be dropping the axe on his own 18-year career due to a lack of "respect" and serious discrepancies in UFC figh read news >>

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) late last week and in the process, buried his former employer for running a combat sports sweatshop (watch the video here). Not long after, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) banned him from active competition. For life. That prompted yet another outburst from Silva, whose once great career has now been overshadowed by drug test follies and sour grapes, and the Brazilian has pretty read news >>

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Jim Ross, a pro wrestling Hall of Fame announcer who has made no secret about his desire to broadcast mixed martial arts, will be teaming with controversial fighter Chael Sonnen, in doing the broadcasting for Battleground MMA, a pay-per-view show from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 3.Negotiations had been dating back a few months to land the Ross/Sonnen combination. Ross, who started announcing pro wrestling nearly 40 years ago in Tulsa, has done football with the Atlanta Falcons and th read news >>

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The highly anticipated rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas now has a referee and three judges. read news >>

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