A number of fighers and their managers are frustrated with what they claim are poor business practices by The World Series of Fighting. Many fighters and managers had high hopes for the World Series of Fighting when it first appeared on the mixed martial arts scene. In a UFC dominated market it offered another option for national exposure and a healthy purse. Those same fighters and managers are now expressing frustration with the promotion for a lack of communication with its athletes and for f read news >>
Nearly two years of litigation and mounting frustration finally came to a head for Eddie Alvarez earlier this month, as Bellator granted its two-time lightweight champion his unconditional release, and just a few hours later, Alvarez put pen to paper, inking a deal with Zuffa to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. The contract represents the beginning of a long-awaited next chapter for Alvarez, while for UFC officials, it signifies the arrival of another world class lightweight as well as an introd read news >>
For Eddie Alvarez, nearly two years of frustration and heartache ended in an all-out sprint. On Tuesday, Alvarez woke up the reigning Bellator lightweight champion. By early afternoon, he’d been granted his unconditional release from the company and just a couple hours later was finally a UFC fighter, booked to take on Donald Cerrone five-and-a-half weeks from now at UFC 178. Without warning, hurry-up-and-wait had become hurry up. "I'm talking 0 to 100,” Alvarez told Bleacher Report’s Duane Finl read news >>
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Gegard Mousasi's manager says his client was in Holland when news broke that UFC 176 had been cancelled, and due to the nine-hour time difference in the U.S., he couldn't reach him to inform him of the news before it made its way online. Gegard Mousasi wasn't too pleased with the fact that he had to rely on social media to discover that his scheduled fight against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 176, which was set to go down on Aug. 2, 2014, was "postponed" due to the cancellation of UFC 176. "The Dreamcat read news >>
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The UFC's decision to cancel UFC 176 left co-headliner Gegard Mousasi a little frustrated. Mousasi, who was scheduled to fight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles, took to Facebook to voice his displeasure with the way yesterday's news broke: On Wednesday, Mousasi's manager Nima Safapour explained his client's stance: "Zuffa reached out to us in advance shortly before the media became aware that the event was postponed," he said. "However, due to the time zone differences between Hol read news >>
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Highly regarded as Indonesia's top fighter, undefeated Fransino Tirta hopes that signing with ONE FC will put an end to almost three years of bitter frustration. read news >>
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UFC on FOX 10 on Saturday night wasn't necessarily the tipping point for Josh Thomson, but the former Strikeforce champ says he's been contemplating retirement, and that "this might be it." read news >>
Recently minted top title contender Glover Teixeira is over his frustration with his most recent performance, and he hopes to meet light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones in his next fight. read news >>
Jake Ellenberger understands Johny Hendricks' frustration about not getting a title shot all too well. read news >>
Even though Vinny Magalhaes understands his opponent's frustration, Igor Pokrajac has issued an apology anyway.
Following a submission loss to Magalhaes this past weekend at UFC 152, Pokrajac initially took to Twitter to criticize his opponent's use of jiu-jitsu in the fight.
Earlier today, Pokrajac admitted his emotions got the best of him.
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Vinny Magalhaes can understand Igor Pokrajac's frustration, but he still thinks it's misguided.
"I understand the guy," Magalhaes told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I've lost so many fights. People know that,
and I would hate to be in his situation."
Despite admitting backstage that his laziness led to Magalhaes'
second-round armbar at UFC 152, Pokrajac took a jab at the submission
ace on Twitter."If I wanted to do a grappling match I would go on a grappling
tournament," the Croatian wrote on read news >>