Someone get Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta on the phone ASAP! Scott Coker said that the new regime down at Bellator "doesn't waste time," and he meant it.
Just one day after he revealed that a decision could be made by Friday on the future of former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's contract status with the promotion. And today (Aug. 19, 2014) Coker revealed that Alavrez has been released from his contract unconditionally.
His official statement via Bellator.com: "We've granted Eddi read news >>
Post-retirement life for UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture has been anything but quiet. The two-division champion has starred in several blockbuster movies, had key roles in TV series along with a host of other promotional appearances and work. While he still loves MMA and acknowledges it will always be a part of his life, if he's being candid, he can't confess to the sport being as central to things as it used to be.
"I think maybe a little less of a part of it than I've been, maybe for some obvi read news >>
In an era of UFC where the market is saturated with events on a nearly weekly basis, UFC 175 stands out as a truly special card. The stakes are certainly there. With Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey looking to cement their places as UFC champions against Lyoto Machida and Alexis Davis respectively, fans will be treated to the rare two-title card. Depth isn't really an issue, either. Outside of the two title fights, fan favorites such as Matt Mitrione, Urijah Faber and Uriah Hall can also be seen i read news >>
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LAS VEGAS -- The topic of how to market Renan Barao -- the UFC bantamweight champion who has ridiculous skills, but doesn't speak English -- is a topic which reappears every time the Brazilian gets ready to fight.
UFC president Dana White has a few idea on how to push Barao, who is set to headline a major Vegas holiday weekend fight card for the first time on Saturday when he defends his title against T.J. Dillashaw.
But he's decided on thing for sure: He's not going to worry about the casual fa read news >>
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Bellator is finally making moves in the pay-per-view market, but the Viacom-backed MMA promotion isn’t even close to contending with the UFC, according to Dana White.
The UFC president recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about comments made by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to the Latin Post. In his interview, Rebney accused Zuffa’s “horrible” relationship with unions as being one of the primary reasons MMA is still illegal in the state of New York.
In response, White claimed Rebney was merely “screa read news >>
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From Yahoo Sports: Bellator's latest stab at competing with the UFC in the PPV market seems doomed after its most talented fighter suffered a concussion in training. read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Gilbert Melendez feels he received 'fair market value' on his new UFC deal, which will begin with a shot at UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis
On October 19, 2013 Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision at UFC 166. The three round contest was labeled an instant classic and captured "Fight of the Night" honors for the event, earning each fighter an extra $60,000. The fight also marked the expiration of Melendez's deal with the UFC.
Several months passed, and when the tw read news >>
- 4 months ago
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To John Fosco, the UFC’s sponsor tax and implosion of MMA’s “bubble” is old news.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, Only on Junkie read news >>
- 5 months ago
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Dr. John Pierce, a Las Vegas-based anti-aging doctor, has heard from several fighters who say they’d rather go to the black market for performance-enhancing drugs than get a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Vitor Belfort read news >>
- 9 months ago
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The job market is quickly shrinking for exiled UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares. World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo says he has no interest in the troubled leg-lock specialist. read news >>
After some speculation he might test the free-agent market, Roy Nelson has instead signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and will face Daniel Cormier this fall. read news >>