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  • 9 days ago
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The UFC’s lightweight world is pretty wide open for Tony Ferguson, who submitted Abel Trujillo at UFC 181 to improve his UFC record to 7-1. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Former WWE announcer Jim Ross has a little message for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who are up in arms over the recent announcement that former pro wrestler Phil Brooks, better known by his stage name "CM Punk," was signed to a multi-fight contract by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Get back in your pen, little piggy. The fact that most of the combat sports universe has been talking about Punk -- and more importantly UFC -- is a testament to the brand power of both athlete and promoti read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Good Ol' JR delves into the CM Punk signing in his FOX Sports column. On Saturday night, the UFC made a startling announcement that included the signing of former WWE superstar Phil "CM Punk" Brooks to a multi-fight contract. The decision understandably caused a rift in the MMA fanbase, with many referring to it as a desperate move from MMA's top promotion. However, others, including former WWE announcer and VP of Talent Relations Jim Ross believe the move emphasizes what a "brilliant promotiona read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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The UFC president revealed to Jim Rome that he'll be meeting with the former WWE star tonight at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. Somehow CM Punk, a sports entertainment superstar and former WWE something or other, has become one of the hottest free agents in the MMA landscape. He's split from the WWE and is free and clear of any contractual obligations. He's also 0-0 in MMA and 38 years old. But he does train with the Gracies in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -- although Rener Gracie will tell you he's no black belt read news >>

  • a month ago
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Recently beaten featherweights Diego Brandao and Jim Hettes try to get back on track at UFC 183 this coming January. While this fight announcement isn't as big as the deluge of main events and co-main events that were confirmed over the past week, it's still a quality preliminary card booking that should be entertaining for the viewing fans. Yesterday, UFC officials confirmed a featherweight tilt between Diego Brandao and Jim Hettes for UFC 183 on January 31st. Brandao's (18-10) last appearance read news >>

  • a month ago
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Jim Hettes failed to topple The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 runner-up, Dennis Bermudez, his last time out, getting pounded out in round three at UFC 171 back in March 2014. "The Kid," however, will get a roundabout opportunity for redemption when he collides with TUF 14 winner, Diego Brandao, in a Featherweight scrap planned for UFC 183, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 31, 2015. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made the announcement earlier this evening on its official webs read news >>

  • a month ago
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A featherweight showdown between Diego Brandao and Jim Hettes has been added to the UFC 183 bill. read news >>

  • a month ago
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MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guests Khabib Nurmagomedov, Alex Enlund and Jim Wallhead.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Rousey told Jim Rome she fears the end of her fighting career more than anything else. Perhaps pro wrestling would be a perfect post-fighting transition for her. UFC women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey recently told Jim Rome that she fears life after her fighting career ends more than anything else. "That's one big worry of mine," Rousey told the Jim Rome Show about retiring one day. "There's so many people out there that fight too long and I don't know how I'm going to deal with it. Because read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Good Ol' J.R. explains why he has no doubts about the eventual success of the WWE Network and UFC FightPass. The death of PPV is hardly a new topic in MMA discussion. Over the past few years, the it has become more and more difficult to ignore the troublesome - yet telling - trend stemming from the decline in PPV sales. The potential reasons behind this are plentiful, and certainly not mutually exclusive. The problems with PPV revenue could be seen as an indirect result of a fundamental market s read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Do ugly girls suck at fighting? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey has a new theory on why pretty girls are better at combat sports. Simply put, if you get punched in the face for a living, but don't have a mark on you, then you must be doing something right. "They're the ones that don't get hit," Rousey told Jim Rome. "If you think about it, if someone's all gnarled-up, and you're like 'Oh man, they've been through some battles', it's like yeah, t read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Good Ol’ JR reveals why he believes Brock Lesnar is capable of a UFC comeback in 2015. Although it has been over three years since we last saw Brock Lesnar inside the UFC octagon, Jim Ross is not one dismiss the possibility of the former champion's return to MMA. The legendary pro-wrestling announcer revealed that Lesnar's contract with WWE could run its course following WrestleMania 31 next March. He also added that, while Lesnar could make the decision to stay in wrestling, he does not rule ou read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With apologies to Mr. Mike Goldberg, Mr. Joe Rogan, Mr. Jon Anik and Mr. Brian Stann, I have a new favorite mixed martial arts commentary team: Jim Ross and Chael Sonnen. Ross and Sonnen teamed up on Friday night, for the first time ever, to call the action from something called Battlegrounds: O.N.E. It was a clever pairing designed to create a buzz for an event that otherwise featured Cody McKenzie as the lead star. And while this is an appealing idea for those of us who enjoy terrible mixed ma read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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When the Tulsa-based Battleground group decided to try pay-per-view based on the concept of going back in time with an eight-man one-night tournament, it was an interesting concept, but former UFC owner Bob Meyrowitz had done the same thing years ago with the one-and-done YAMMA promotion, using fighters with more name value.So the hook for selling the show, for the first time in the history of MMA, was the announcers. It was the meeting of the minds between Jim Ross, the voice of the heyday of p read news >>

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