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UFC chief executive, Garry Cook discusses proposed global expansion plan for Russia. Recently, a report from Standard & Poor confirmed that UFC parent company, ZUFFA is seeing a 40% decline in their earnings for 2014. Injuries and over saturation have been the most talked about issues leading to this economic downturn for the MMA conglomerate. In a press event that took place a week ago, the entire 2015 calendar of events was rolled out, featuring a schedule just as chock full of fight cards as read news >>

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Bellator drew a ratings record for the promotion while the UFC 180 prelims were below average and World Series of Fighting tanked big time. Bellator's first true "Scott Coker event" was a major success for the promotion. In addition to setting a live gate and attendance record for the promotion, Bellator 131 set a viewership record, drawing an average of 1.2 million viewers on Spike TV. The broadcast peaked with 2 million viewers during the main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. That' read news >>

  • 7 days ago
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Like it or not, veterans Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar can still apparently draw a crowd.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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While Scott Coker has been on the job for a few months now, Bellator 131 was the first event that truly felt like it belonged to the new promotion head. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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SYDNEY – Friday’s UFC Fight Night 55 event drew an announced attendance of 9,904 attendance for a live gate of $1.05 million.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Maybe, just maybe, Chael Sonnen should have accepted the $5 million WWE offer he says he once received. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Former UFC superstar, Chael Sonnen discusses the $5 million offer the WWE allegedly made to him. Former UFC Everyweight Top contender, Chael Sonnen is missed. His charisma and ability to charm the MMA fan base is a form of wizardry that very few people possess, despite attempts to replicate that magic. He's been gone from the world's largest and most successful MMA promotion for just a few months, but it feels longer than that. Fortunately, he has begun his own podcast, and now the hits keep com read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Work ... or shoot? Chael Sonnen was in demand. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight (and light heavyweight) title contender, perhaps best known for his pre- and post-fight theatrics, claims professional wrestling powerhouse WWE offered him a $5 million contract to abandon his post at ZUFFA and join the dark side. An offer he told his podcast listeners (via MMA Fighting) was promptly denied. "Here's the nuts and bolts of it: I was offered $5 million by [WWE promoter] Vince read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Believing any discussions of a comeback between UFC president Dana White and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be little more than a shrewd negotiating tactic, former contender Chael Sonnen drew a similar parallel this week on his podcast, 'You're Welcome.' Discussing the matter with WWE writer John Piermarini, Sonnen revealed he was once offered a multi-million dollar contract to jump ship from the UFC to professional wrestling. "Here's the nuts and bolts of it: I was offered $5 mi read news >>

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US Olympian, Rulon Gardner bankrupt and selling off the rest of his Olympic memorabilia. In some seriously depressing news, the Denver Post reports that Olympic wrestling icon, Rulon Gardner has been forced to declare bankruptcy and is auctioning off his Olympic memorabilia, including his medals, autographed jerseys, robes, commemorative jewelry and more. The 43 year-old owes a $3.9 million tax debt, and says that the bankruptcy has been difficult, but has made him wiser. Gardner and his wife no read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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As of this writing, he's managed to secure $845. Only $1,999,155 to go! I guess it beats starting another ice bucket challenge. Former Strikeforce and UFC veteran Jason Miller is hoping to raise money for his costly legal defense by way of GoFundMe, the popular online crowdfunding destination that asks regular folks to shell out some coin because ... pretty please? Miller is "asking for your support in this non-traditional way" because he has "encountered some non-traditional problems," but insi read news >>

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