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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes Phil "CM Punk" Brooks' Octagon debut will be competitive. While Fertitta is not sure who exactly will introduce Brooks to the cage, he recently told ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto the company will "most likely" look outside its current roster to find a suitable opponent. But that doesn't mean it's searching for any Joe off the streets who took a class or two at a local dojo. Prefacing his comments by saying he'll defer to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for the official book read news >>

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UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that the promotion won’t just bring in some guy off the street to stand opposite Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is no dummy. He expected a certain amount of "backlash" from the promotion's surprise acquisition of former professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who is expected to make his Octagon debut later this year. But as far as choosing a first opponent, rest assured Fertitta won't recruit "some guy off the street." Probably because he already did that when he signed CM Punk. Zing! Fertitta elaborates to ESPN: "I think it has to be somebody with some read news >>

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In a bit of a contradiction to statements made by UFC president Dana White, CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says professional wrestler CM Punk will make his promotional debut against someone of note. "I think it has to be somebody with some level of credentials," Fertitta told Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com. "It's not just going to be some guy off the street. It's going to be somebody who is a professional mixed martial artist -- certainly somebody who MMA media will recognize and know." Ideas on Punk's debut o read news >>

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What could be the biggest fight in women's MMA history isn't dead yet. After former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg announced she had permanently abandoned all attempts to move to 135 pounds to face UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, new negotiations are breathing life back into the bout. According to ESPN's Brett Okomoto, UFC parent company Zuffa has been working with Cyborg's representatives for the past two weeks. UFC CEO Lorenzo Feritta tells ESPN t read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirms current negotiations underway with Cris Cyborg for the women's bantamweight division, in hopes of a blockbuster fight with champion, Ronda Rousey. In the latest round of "Will she or won't she," ESPN recently confirmed that Cris Cyborg is in contract negotiations with the UFC. Cyborg has been inactive in mixed martial arts competition since July 2013, when she claimed the Invicta featherweight belt from former champion, Marloes Coenen. Injuries and indecision ab read news >>

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Prelude to a homicide. If you happen to be an active mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter (or manager) who doesn't like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, you have two choices. 1. Go away.2. Go over his head. Sounds like former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane Justino did both, returning to the negotiating table she abandoned earlier this year after talks with White and Co. withered and died. So too, did the Brazilian's attempt to drop down to the bantamwe read news >>

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No hard feelings! Cung Le, 42, has called it a mixed martial arts (MMA) career after nearly nine years in the sport and 12 professional matches. He issued the following statement: "After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one of them therefore I am officially announcing my retirement from active competition." Le, who defeated Frank Shamrock in March 2008 to become t read news >>

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Following Cung Le’s announcement of his retirement from MMA, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta sounded far from vindictive in official statements.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Calvin Broadus, better known as "Snoop Dogg," along with his son Cordell, are set to unveil their new documentary -- 'Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream' -- on ESPN. The show will take you on Cordell's path to the big stage of college football as a standout wide receiver for the Las Vegas, Nevada-based Bishop Gorman High School Gaels football team. While the show focuses on Cordell's journey, you can bet Nicco Fertitta, son of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta -- who makes a came read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta explains why he considers UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to be the most impressive fighter in the promotion’s history. While the majority of the UFC's hyperbole this week has been directed at Irish sensation Conor McGregor for his main event showdown against Dennis Siver in Boston, another star has gotten a recent rub from one of the UFC's head honchos. CEO Lorenzo Fertitta delved into the impact that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has had read news >>

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It's fight week, ladies and gentlemen, and you know that means. That's right. All aboard the hyperbole train! Choo-choo! Today's sampling isn't much of a new pound-for-pound revelation or even a dubious title shot promise. Instead we have something unrelated to Sunday's festivities in Boston, as UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently talked to Yahoo! Sports about the impact Ronda Rousey's success has had on the overall sports landscape, and he wasn't shy with the breadth of his responses. "I feel lik read news >>

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And when you consider all of the past and current fighters the MMA promotion has dealt with, that's saying quite a bit. Trailblazing Ronda Rosuey put women's mixed martial arts (MMA) on the map when she became the first woman to ink a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2012. Since then, she's been making movies, setting records, and establishing herself not only as one of the most polarizing figures in all of MMA, but sports in general. According to UFC CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, read news >>

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Lorenzo Fertitta says that the UFC decision to mostly ignore Dennis Siver in ads for Sunday night's fight with Conor McGregor was a strategic one. One focal point of discussion in the lead up to Sunday night's UFC event and the main event of Conor McGregor vs Dennis Siver has been that the UFC has seemingly ignored Siver completely in the advertising and build-up. We know--or at least the UFC has claimed--that McGregor gets a title shot if he wins, McGregor was featured in a lengthy interview on read news >>

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